Muslim Persecution of Christians: The Christmas Edition

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Kashmir: Christians imprisoned under “blasphemy” charges continue to be tortured. One was “seriously injured in a knife attack and was believed to be in a Lahore hospital on Christmas Day.”

Kenya: Seven Muslims of Somali descent beat a young Somali Christian unconscious, seriously injuring his eye, less than six weeks after a similar attack on his older brother, saying “we did not succeed in killing your brother, but today we are going to kill you.”  His family was presumably Muslim when he was born, so the gang beat him as an “apostate” even though he was raised as a Christian.
Iraq: A rash of attacks on Christians erupted following a Friday mosque sermon, and included Muslim “mobs burning and wrecking [Christian] businesses.  Later, Muslim gunmen shot and killed a Christian couple as they were walking towards their car; their two children were hurt but are still alive.  New information has been received “on a plot against the Christian minority in Mosul during the upcoming Christmas and New Year holidays.”

Pakistan:  A Muslim man murdered a Christian girl during an attempted rape: he had “grabbed the girl and, under the threat of a gun, tried to drag her away. The young Christian woman resisted, trying to escape the clutches of her attacker, when the man opened fire and killed her instantly, and later tried to conceal the corpse.”  Though the man is described as a “young drifter and drug addict,” the ongoing sexual abuse of Christian women by Muslim men exposes how Christians are seen as second-class, to be abused with impunity.

Philippines: A 71-year old pastor was shot dead by two unidentified gunmen on board a motorcycle. “The [Mindanao] province is known for Christian pastors becoming victims of persecution. Just earlier this year, a lady pastor of a local Pentecostal church was hacked to death by suspected Moslem rebels in front of her daughter.”

Syria: “Around 50 Christians have been killed in the anti-government unrest in Homs, Syria, by both rebels and government forces, while many more are struggling to feed their families as the violence brings normal life in the city to a halt….  In one tragic incident, a young Christian boy was killed by the rebels, who filmed the murder and then claimed that government forces had committed the act. Another Christian was seized by the rebels, taken to a house and asked, ‘How do you want to die?’ The man completely broke down and was released but has been left in severe psychological distress.”

Uganda:  Muslims threw acid on a church leader on Christmas Eve shortly after a revival at his church, leaving him with severe burns that have blinded one eye and threaten sight in the other.  The pastor “was on his way back to the site for a party with the entire congregation and hundreds of new converts to Christianity when a man who claimed to be a Christian approached him.  ‘I heard him say in a loud voice, Pastor, pastor, and as I made a turn and looked at him, he poured the liquid onto my face as others poured more liquid on my back and then fled away shouting, ‘Allahu Akbar.’”


[General Abuse, Debasement, and Suppression of non-Muslim “Second-Class Citizens”]

Egypt: Accusations that a 17-year-old Christian student posted a drawing of Islam’s prophet on Facebook triggered Muslim violence and havoc for two days (the student insists his friends posted the picture on his Facebook page). At least three Christian homes including the youth’s were burned to cries of “Allahu Akbar” and he was severely beat by Muslim classmates prior to being taken away by police.  Demands that Christians pay jizya—tribute collected from non-Muslim infidels—are increasing.  Also, Rif’at al-Said, head of Egypt’s Al Tagammu Party, proclaimed that Christians are right to be scared, some are packing and leaving, and that the “history of Egypt includes religious riots and oppression, and subsequent Christian emigration.”

Iraq: A Christian man was kidnapped and held for three days, during which his captors demanded a $500,000 ransom. He “was blindfolded and tied down during his ordeal” until “rescued by a SWAT team … to the great relief of his 21-year-old wife Amal and the local Christian community.”

Malaysia: An evangelical Christian leader may face charges of sedition following a statement he made concerning Article 153 of Malaysia’s Constitution, which he likened to “bullying” for only protecting the rights of Muslims.

Philippines:  In Mindanao, where Muslims make 1/3 of the population, a 20-year-old Christian preschool learning center is being threatened with closure, under technicalities.  Mindanao “has the highest incidence of persecuted Christians doing missionary work in the Philippines and it was also in this region where a suspected man lobbed a bomb grenade at visiting Christian missionaries … priests and missionaries have also been kidnapped.”

Saudi Arabia: Dozens of Ethiopian Christians were arrested for holding a prayer meeting, though under charges of “mixing with the opposite sex”: “the Saudi officials are accusing the Christians of committing the crime of mixing of sexes because if they charge them with meeting for practicing Christianity, they will come under pressure from the international human rights organizations as well as Western countries.”

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 Muslim persecution of Christians 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” (second-class 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.

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November, 2011

October, 2011

September, 2011

August, 2011

July, 2011

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  • Brujo Blanco

    These terrorist groups are following a pattern. They push as far as they can. They will not stopped until someone stops them.

    • ziontruth

      "They will not stopped until someone stops them."

      Infidels need to arm themselves. "Never Again" should not be interpreted as a call for the "global village" to rein in the world's monsters, for that was, after all, the very same false god that failed to prevent World War II and its atrocities. It should mean that every nation, for itself, must do the best it can to defend itself forcefully from the genocidal imperialists assaulting it.

      The alarming thing about the Muslims persecuting Christians isn't the Muslims, for they're doing as Islam tells them to do; it's the fact that the Christians aren't armed to resist their oppressors.

  • BS77

    One longs for the day when this hideous ideology is totally forgotten by mankind.

  • Frank

    And out "christian" president just completed his 90th round of golf.

  • john in cheshire

    Bombing Mecca at the height of the hadj, perhaps? Or using Mr S Hussein's methods of gas warfare? No, only kidding. Or am I?

  • FriendofGaryCooper

    What does the current Pope have to say about these killings in Nigeria? Has he condemned them? Forgive my naivete, but it seems that self-defense begins at home. If so, what has the Vatican done about it; if anything? The only countries that stand up to the Muslims are Poland, Israel, Switzerland, and China.. Are Muslims killing Christians in Poland? Well-how many mosques are in Poland? See, In England, Muslims own the public sphere. PM Cameron should declare martial law there–my humble opinion.

  • Haroldpom

    What does the World Council of Churches have to say about Muslim persecution of Christians. Nothing. Absolutely nothing since it can't be blamed on the Jews or Israel.

  • LindaRivera

    Muslims enjoy living HAPPILY in freedom and SAFETY in non-Muslim countries. Non-Muslims CANNOT live in safety in majority Muslim countries or areas.

    'Father Christmas' stabbed to death in Tajikistan

    By Roman Kozhevnikov
    DUSHANBE | Tue Jan 3, 2012 10:02am IST

    (Reuters) – A young man dressed as "Father Frost" – the Russian equivalent of Father Christmas – was stabbed to death in Tajikistan on Monday in an attack police believe was motivated by religious hatred, two police sources said.

    A crowd attacked 24-year-old Parviz Davlatbekov and stabbed him with a knife as he visited relatives in the early hours of Monday dressed as Father Frost, who by tradition brings Russian children presents at New Year. Russian cultural influence remains strong in Tajikistan, a former Soviet republic.

    "We have witness statements that say the crowd beat Parviz and stabbed him with a knife, shouting: 'You infidel!'," one of the sources told Reuters.

    Tajikistan is officially secular, although the vast majority of its 7.7 million people are Muslims.

    • Philosopher

      How utterly cruel and sad! How awful that the only place I heard about this was here. The mass media ignores such atrocities and the worldwide Christian churches and leaders don't want to be bothered. God rest the soul of Parviz Davlabetkov. I'll bet he never guessed he would be seen as such an intolerable threat in his happy costume!

    • Fred Dawes

      It needs to become part of old mother Russia once more.

  • Ghostwriter

    I'm speechless.

  • Sebastian

    What does the Arch bihop of Canterbury has to say for this? He will be still high in his Christmas turkey and wine in his palace. He is suppose to be the "defender of Christians"-my foot.That Pakistani Bishop should tale his place. At least he has some balls.

  • WSG

    The Political Elites – BOTH U.S. parties and the Religious Left's cadre of Radical "leadership" simply by virtue of their world view refuse to see the Jihadists as anything but victims . AS hard a fact as that is to square with the reality of the murderous aggression described here, that is the way most of these insular fools see the world.
    I do not see this ending well.
    The JIhadists will continue to push, murder and destroy – the western Elite will continue to enable, cower and apologize until something major happens, again – a nuclear or biologic attack and then ALL bets are off. Think of the WW II era played out with nuclear weapons while dealing with an enemy – Islam – that has ZERO sense of self preservation. The sixty million dead of WW II will look like what in comparison ??

  • Amused

    merry christmas ,from the religion of peace !

  • Anamah

    Miserables cowards savages Islamics.

  • Dispozadaburka

    Islam is pure Luciferian Doctrine.

  • randy

    Islam is no worse than christianity. Look at all the murder of native americans when thier land was stolen

    • ziontruth

      "Islam is no worse than christianity."

      Marxism (your political ideology) is no better than Nazism.

    • WSG

      AS a person of mixed – native american heritage – you sir are a moron.
      "Christianity" didn't steal the land or murder folks – humans did. Human nature is what it is – white, red, black, brown or yellow we are all capable of great good or great evil. Further, the assertion that some how "native americans" were "noble savages" or morally superior to others is just vapid ! More specifically those last assertions are used by the Progressives to promote all kinds of multi-culturally relative post bovine organic matter.
      Islam on the other hand has a 1400 year history of murder and mayhem in the name of Allah .

  • Amused

    To Randy the moron …..that was then this is now ….men have allegedly evolved beyond those days . That is most men , muslims have remainedf in the 6th century . With some rare exceptions in Hinduism [ usually provoked by muslims ] , no religion on the face of the Earth behaves with the barbarity or savagry as do muslims ….and that is approved and compelled in their dogma .

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Leftist mind control promotes the idea of not taking the law into one's own hands,
    which they then squeeze into do not defend yourself against wrong, then lie
    down and be walked on, murdered, defiled in every way. Evil begets evil and
    to listen to today's Leftists in America is to ruin the mind to simple automatic
    actions of self defense and if the parents are smart, self defense in their
    childrens education is insured. I have always been a proponent of sending
    children to Church and to learn the Scriptures, all about the next world. I also
    made sure the kids went to karate shool, they could tell anyone about the next
    world and if need be send them there, not complicated. Evil can not be coddled,
    sucked up to, mollified or even tolerated, the only thing to do with evil is to
    destroy it root and branch………………………………………….Williiam

  • Amused

    Take an aspirin Ward , you're "surrounded by enemies " and wouldn't know which way to shoot to save your own life . But again , this is the confused diatribe of most of you repo-cons . You people are ruled by a vile mix of paranoia , hate , warped christianity ,and partisan lies .
    The truth regarding islam is simple , it is the enemy of all , not the right or left , it it appeased with varying agendas by both politicos right and left . Your partisan memes notwithstanding , yet you repeat them like a little mechanical parrot . It is no wonder that the crazies attempt laws to defend school bullies on religious grounds , which is no worse than the muslim idiots you rail against . Perhaps a good cold shower or prozac , will help you to think straight ?

    • WilliamJamesWard

      I guess you are bipolar and not responsible for your wild imagination which twists
      any comment into misdirected and opposite understandings sprinkled with
      impertinent assertations. Sometimes you seem right on the money then you
      go lunatic. I am a partisan conservative if that is what you are driving at and
      believe in our Constitution as a basis of our historical National successes.

      I do hate evil and think people need to be prepared to deal with it where met.
      You go outside of what I state and put your own hate and sicko thinking into
      focus where your ignorance is probably what keeps you under your bed
      and sniping at others. You are a certifiable nut case without cause, no basis
      to your assertations and demented with noxious insufficiency, take some of
      your haldol or what ever you need to get back to being that wonderful and
      amusing crank we all know and love……………………………………William

    • WSG

      Disagreeing with a leftist/ progressive is neither "hate" nor "paranoia" and which "christianity" is warped , actual Scripture or say J Wallis's version of "social justice" ??

  • 13Sisters76

    Western leftists give Islam a wide berth only because it shares a mutual enemy- Jews and Christians. The mistake they make is assuming that they can "control" them. They misunderstand this "religion of peace" fueled by its hatreds.
    OT: "I will make of you a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you" (Gen 12: 2-3).
    NT: "Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you" (Matt. 5: 11-12".
    Those who hate deny the truth at their peril.

  • Fred Dawes

    That is islam so what don't you understand about murder? and muslims? thsi is not off topic but watch Nazi Collaborators

  • suhridbdutt

    This is yet another prove that Jesus is the Son of God and the Bible is True. Things that are happening have been prophesied in the Bible. Please read Matthew 24:9-13, 15-22, Matthew 25:15.

  • Western Spirit

    Hebrew scriptures predict a time when God would call a people who were not his people, his people. Such scriptures, along with other scriptures, were predicting the coming of Christians.

    So when Christians are persecuted, like the Jews before them, remember this world Is under the heel of Satan who has nothing but antipathy for God's people and will continue having God's servants persecuted, by his, Satan's servants, until the end of time.

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  • Amused

    there are no islamic solutions hana ….the world has seen your islamic solution …we read about them every day in the headlines .