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-2013 Annual Report: U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

                          (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The USCIRF 2013 annual report on religious freedom is out. Here’s a link to the 400 page analysis with a detailed ‘blow by blow’ country by country summary of violations in the past year. The 15 worst countries when it comes to intolerance and religious persecution are: Burma, China, Egypt, Eritrea, […]

-What Most Christians Do Not Get About the Recent Attack on St. Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

On April 7, Christian mourners at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo were attacked by a mob of Muslims which resulted in 2 dead and 90 injured Coptic Christians. Arrests were made at the time but it was Christians who were taken into custody and not Muslims. In fact the police seem to actually […]

-Egypt: 6 Christians Killed & 90 Injured In Muslim Attacks

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Over the weekend radical Muslims attacked Coptic Christians in two related incidents and the tally was 6 dead and over 90 injured in the worst sectarian violence since the election of president Morsi. In the first incident a Muslim cleric called for attacks upon local Christians on Friday that resulted in 4 deaths.  From an […]

-Libya: 48 More Christians Arrested for ‘Proselytizing’

Friday, March 1st, 2013

            (Coptic cross: Wikipedia) We recently posted about 4 Christians who were arrested and facing a possible death sentence for proselytizing. Now 48 more Christians have been arrested in Libya bringing the total to around 100. From the Blaze: It is no surprise that violence against Christians in Islamic has been growing exponentially, with countries […]

-The Radicalization of Egypt: Coptic Churches Torched

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

                 (President Mohamed Morsi: EEAS) The Coptic Christians in Egypt make up roughly 10% of the population. Under the old dictator Mubarak the churches and the people were substantially protected. However no one could ever say that the conditions were equal or ideal for Christians in the country. Nevertheless, Christians and Muslims have lived in […]

-Egypt: Muslim Leaders Issue Fatwa to Kill Opponents of President Morsi

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

               (President Mohamed Morsi: EEAS) From the Christian Post: Islamist sheikhs have continued their calls to kill the opponents of Islamic Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. Muslim Brotherhood Sheikh Wagdi Ghoneim issued a fatwa Saturday stressing the necessity of killing Morsi’s opponents, following another fatwa issued by Sheikh Mahmoud Shaaban, professor of Quranic rhetoric at Al-Azhar […]

-Egypt’s PM: US Must Limit Free Speech and Criminalize Criticism of Islam

Monday, September 17th, 2012

In an interview with the BBC, Egypt’s Prime Minister Hisham Qandil called on the United States administration to take the necessary steps to end anti-Islam insults. He recognized that the US government did not produce the amateur film in question but nevertheless needs to do something about it anyway: When the prime minister was asked […]

-Attacks on US Embassies Expand While ‘Useful Idiots’ Respond

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

This morning (Thursday 9/13/12) we woke up to find that not only is the American embassy still under attack in Egypt but now there are also mobs assailing our embassies and consulates in Yemen, Tunisia, Bangladesh, Sudan, and even in Berlin, Germany, with rising tensions also in Afghanistan. Meanwhile President Obama continues on his way […]

-Islamists Kill US Ambassador in Libya and Embassy Attacked in Egypt Over a Movie?

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

The stories sound strange and make very little sense to those of us in Western countries but the damage and the deaths are real. According to reports US embassies were under attack yesterday on the 9/11 anniversary in Libya and Egypt over some movie which no one can name that supposedly insults Muhammad. Mobs apparently […]

-American Muslims and Coptic Christians Petition Egyptian to Drop Sharia

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

                                (No Sharia: Wikipedia) We reported last weekend that the committee composing a new constitution for Egypt had voted to make Islam the state religion with Sharia the basis for all laws in the country. This obviously upset the Coptic Christians in Egypt who make up approximately 10% of the population and left them concerned […]