Muslim Persecution of Christians: April, 2012

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Iran: Historical Christian monuments, including churches and Christian cemeteries, continue to be destroyed or allowed to fall into a state of decay as the Islamist authorities try to wipe out the country’s Christian heritage: “It seems that Islamic Republic officials, unsuccessful in stopping the growth of Christianity among the people by pressuring them, arresting them and banning Christian converts from attending church services, want to destroy historical Christian monuments to totally wipe the Christian heritage from the face of Iran.”

Pakistan: Yet another study demonstrates that Pakistani school textbooks “promote religious fanaticism, discriminate against minorities and trigger religious conflicts.” Christians and Hindus “are obliged to learn the basics of Islam”—studying the Koran is mandatory—while their own religions are openly denigrated. Even in subjects like social science and linguistics, “about 20% of the content is linked to Islam”; and non-Muslim students receive “bonus points” if they excel in Islamic studies.

Syria: Almost the entire Christian population—nearly 60,000—of the city of Homs, the nation’s third largest, have fled as fighting between the government and anti-government, largely Islamist, forces continues. Reportedly only 1,000 Christians remain. Opposition forces are attacking churches and other Christian centers; “Muslim neighbors are turning on the Christians. Christians have also suffered kidnappings and gruesome murders. Some Christian families, unable to pay a ransom for their relatives’ release and fearing that they may be tortured, have been driven to ask the kidnappers to kill their loved ones at once.”

Tunisia: After the Russian ambassador stood up for an Orthodox church under attack (see above, under “church attacks”), the Russian school located behind the church as well as the Christian cemetery in Tunis were vandalized. The walls of the school and religious frescoes were smeared with fecal matter, while the cemetery’s crosses were destroyed. Meanwhile, the new “Arab-spring” government has shown its “manifest indifference with regard to minorities’ right to protection.”

Turkey: The nation’s Greek Orthodox citizens living on the island of Gökçeada (Imbros) in the north Aegeancannot buy property on the island, though it is an easy matter for Muslims: “The Land Registry office has admitted to preventing non-Muslims from buying property, citing a National Security Council (MGK) decision, but refused to give further details.”

About this Series

Because the persecution of Christians in the Islamic world is on its way to reaching epidemic proportions, “Muslim Persecution of Christians” was developed to collate some—by no means all—of the instances of persecution that surface each month. It serves two purposes:

  1. Intrinsically, to document that which the mainstream media does not: the habitual, if not chronic, Muslim persecution of Christians.
  2. Instrumentally, to show that such persecution is not “random,” but systematic and interrelated—that it is rooted in a worldview inspired by Sharia.

Accordingly, whatever the anecdote of persecution, it typically fits under a specific theme, including hatred for churches and other Christian symbols; sexual abuse of Christian women; forced conversions to Islam; apostasy and blasphemy laws; theft and plunder in lieu of jizya (tribute); overall expectations for Christians to behave like cowed “dhimmis” (barely tolerated citizens); and simple violence and murder. Oftentimes it is a combination thereof.

Because these accounts of persecution span different ethnicities, languages, and locales—from Morocco in the west, to India in the east, and throughout the West, wherever there are Muslims—it should be clear that one thing alone binds them: Islam—whether the strict application of Islamic Sharia law, or the supremacist culture born of it.

Previous Reports

March, 2012

February, 2012

January, 2012

December, 2011

November, 2011

October, 2011

September, 2011

August, 2011

July, 2011

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  • Chezwick

    We owe Raymond a great debt of gratitude. This singular issue has become his 'cause celebre'…and over the last year or so, he's become the foremost source for cataloging the systematic persecution of Christians inside Darul Islam.

  • Amedeo Bianchi

    Just goes to show you the greatest witness of the truth is that the Devil only attacks what threatens him, the truth, Jesus Christ, love, family, forgiveness. Muslims are hating, liars and the Devil is the Father of it! When do evil forces attack any other religion? They don't because the Devil already has them and owns them. they are all false including Catholicism. Christianity is the true religion, Church, and is of the only Living God! Satan knows it and that is why he attacks it. even the Devil and his demons tremble and believe in God and His Son. You have to be a real fool if you cannot see this!

  • john in cheshire

    No sane person can say that the behaviour of muslims is normal. It isn't. Nothing they believe in is, well, normal. I can only understand what they say, do and believe, on the basis that they are inhabited by demons or they are clinically insane.

    • Chezwick

      Neither, John. They are merely showing fidelity to the letter and the spirit of their religion.

  • Daniel Fagan

    Read the Koran and Hadith, then you will see the true face of Islam. As Jesus said "you will know them by their fruits". All that Islam desires is to kill, destroy and dominate. We can not compromise with this evil. Islam is a true reflection of it's founder. A thief, murder, serial rapist, pedophile, plagiarist and all round sadist. Mohamad was a reflection of his spiritual father.

  • Geneww

    A 100% absolute proof for a God authored the Bible is at . I think you will be shocked if you use that proof as a basis to validate the authorship of the other major non Christian 'holy books'. You will find most to be Satanic.

    That is why they do everything to abolish what God established, loves and died for.

    In spite of their evil hatred for Judeo-Christians, we must only hate their tenets and sins but love the individuals since it is but for one small act of God to cause a repentant heart that turns to Jesus and that hate filled soul will be filled with love and have eternity in heaven.

    You should pray that each soul will establish that relationship with Jesus for an eternal life. There is no other way!

  • dougjmiller

    And Obama thinks this is just a simple, overblown misunderstanding. Obama, in essence, is saying that premeditated murder, brutality, arson, torture and ethnic cleansing of Christians is just a big misunderstanding. He is a poor excuse for a human being.

  • Arius

    Muslims have been doing this to Christians for fourteen centuries; they will not stop unless we stop them.

  • NANA

    these muslims do not what they are doing. As the Bible clearly says the god of this world has blinded them. I believe it's about time we the true sons of GOD stand up and also lidt our voice in one accord and offer peayer to the Most High God that islam should die and the muslims must convert to be Christians.They must know that only JESUS can save them and that no one else can save them.

  • Zach Thompson

    It's so sad that the Muslims had to beat the pastor just to force him to convert into Islam.. Religion is something that we feel from the heart, not something that is forced and executed by violence.. We must respect the religion of culture of others the way we want to be respected..

  • ngh