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Raw Islam feature

‘Life Has Stopped:’ 70 Niger Churches Struggle to Rebuild After Islamist Revenge Rampage for Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

Christian churches in Niger are facing a lack of resources and difficult conditions in rebuilding six months after the wave of angry Islamist attacks destroyed at least 70 houses of worship in revenge for Charlie Hebdo’s drawings of the Muslim… Continue Reading

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Profile: Franklin Graham (03)

‘The Storm Is Coming’: Famed Preacher Reveals the One Thing Obama Is Doing That He Believes Will Lead to Christian Persecution in America

Famed evangelist Franklin Graham issued a warning about the coming “storm of Islam” during a recent appearance on the Christian Broadcast Network’s “700 Club,” claiming that President Barack Obama is “very sympathetic to Islam” and that his policies will lead… Continue Reading

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“Wake Up!”: Muslim Persecution of Christians, July 2015

• He was told that his daughter refused to change her religion, so she was buried from the neck down, and then stoned to death. — Nigeria. • Nearly 300 Christian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram last year were being… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

1,000 days A Milestone Passes as Saeed Abedini Still Awaits Release in Iranian Prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE American citizen and Iranian pastor, Saeed Abedini, has been in prison for over 1,000 days now for his faith in Jesus and activities as a Christian   As the United States and other Western countries are negotiating with… Continue Reading

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100 Years: Remembrance, Rejection, and Steps of Reconciliation

100 Years: Remembrance, Rejection, and Steps of Reconciliation Todd Daniels, Regional Manager for the Middle East 04/24/2015 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Today marks 100 years since what is generally recognized as the beginning of the Armenian Genocide. On… Continue Reading

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Raw Islam feature

2 pastors in Sudan face death over Christian faith

by Lisa Daftari   Two Christian pastors from South Sudan who traveled north to Sudan and were arrested on charges of spying could face the death penalty when their trial begins next week, according to their attorneys. Yat Michael Ruot and… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

2015 April Persecution Magazine (3 of 4) by International Christian Concern

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

21 Egyptian Christians Killed by ISIS in Libya

21 Egyptian Christians Killed by ISIS in Libya   A video released by militants of ISIS (or the Islamic State) appears to show the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians who were kidnapped from Sirte, Libya in late December and early… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

48 Hours After Gwoza Church Massacre "Four-Hour Reign of Terror"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Boko Haram Perpetrates “Four-Hour Reign of Terror” Less Than 48 Hours After  Gwoza Church Massacre 48 Dead, 6 Churches Burned in Borno State Attacks Following 21-Parishioner Massacre at Gwoza Town Church  05/29/2014 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) –… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

50,000 Assyrian Christians Out of Qaraqosh

The New Iraq: An Islamic State with No Christians? ISIS Advances Send As Many as 50,000 Assyrian Christians Out of Qaraqosh ** Bakhdida  also known as Baghdeda, Qaraqosh, Karakosh or Al-Hamdaniya, is an Assyrian city in northern Iraq Ninawa Governorate, located about 32 km southeast of the city of Mosul amid agricultural lands, close… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

7 Days, Boko Haram Destroyed 43 Churches, Murdered 30 Faithful

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bloody Sundays: Back-to-back Attacks on Nigeria’s Churches In 7 Days, Boko Haram Destroyed 43 Churches, Murdered 30 Faithful 06/05/2014 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Boko Haram militants killed nine parishioners… Continue Reading

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Profile: Barronelle Stutzman

70-year-old florist guilty of discrimination. Her crime? She followed her conscience on marriage.

MEDIA RELEASE For release: Friday, 20 February 2015 The Australian Christian Lobby has expressed concern for the future of freedom of conscience in Australia in light of a court ruling in Washington State yesterday. Baronelle Stutzman, a 70-year-old florist, was… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

A C L: Call to rally to Meriam’s defence.

“We gave you three days to recant but you insist on not returning to Islam,” said the Sudanese Judge.  “I sentence you to be hanged to death.” “I am a Christian and I never committed apostasy,” Meriam told the judge.… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

A Christian Greeting Turns into a Night of Terror for Christians in Southern India

by William Stark, Regional Manager for South Asia, 07/29/2015 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – In January 2015, Christians in a village in southern India were brutally assaulted by Hindu radicals. In response to the crisis faced by this Christian community,… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

A Deadly Shooting in Upper Egypt

Christians continue to face violence without protection Todd Daniels, Regional Manager for the Middle East (@ICCMiddleEast) with ICC’s Egypt Representative 11/26/2014 Egypt (International Christian Concern) – Ernst Kamel and Eid Gendy were shot and left for dead while driving their tuk-tuk… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

A Pakistani Christian Couple Burned Alive for Alleged Desecration of Quran

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A Pakistani Christian Couple Burned Alive for Alleged Desecration of Quran Shahzad Masih, 28, and Shama Bibi, 25 and pregnant, were killed in Kasur, Pakistan 11/04/2014 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – A Christian husband and wife… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

Al-Shabaab Kills 64 Non-Muslims in 11 Days

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tl-Shabaab Kills 64 Non-Muslims in 11 Days Back-to-Back Massacres Leave Scores of Christians Dead as Islamic Militants Retaliate Against Mombasa Mosque Raids 12/03/2014 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern)- International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that 36 non-Muslims,… Continue Reading

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USA: America Unhinged feature

AMERICA IS UNHINGED: Atheist Group Appeals Decision Allowing 40-Foot Cross on Public Property

(PHOTO: LIBERTY INSTITUTE) A veterans memorial located in Bladensburg, Maryland. An atheist organization continued its legal effort to have a large cross removed from a memorial in the state of Maryland. The American Humanist Association filed an appeal in federal court… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

Another Christian Convicted of Blasphemy in Egypt

A 26-Year-Old Was Sentenced To One Year In Prison for Sharing a Video of an Islamic Scholar; Appeal to be heard Saturday, May 9 05/06/2015 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Michael Mounir… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

Anti-Christian Violence Continues in India’s Mahabubnagar District

Three Attacks in 30 Days: Anti-Christian Violence Continues in India’s Mahabubnagar District By ICC’s India Correspondent 4/30/2015 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Mahabubnagar District is known to be one of the toughest districts for Christians to live in. Attacks… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

Are Modi’s Words on Religious Freedom in India Just Empty Promises?

By ICC’s India Correspondent, 7/7/2015 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) -“That was only a promise,” said Cardinal Toppo, commenting on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s lack of action in protecting Christians under the increasing threat of violence from Hindu extremists in… Continue Reading

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Raw Islam feature

Assyrian Christian Children Forced to Watch ISIS Beheadings: ‘What Kind of World Is This for Kids to Grow Up In?’

Assyrians hold banners as they march in solidarity with the Assyrians abducted by Islamic State fighters in Syria earlier this week, in Beirut, Lebanon, February 28, 2015. Militants in northeast Syria are now estimated to have abducted at least 220… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

At Least 7 Christians Injured in Attack on Christians in Upper Egypt

An estimated 200 men attacked two Christian homes, injuring seven in the latest incident of violence against Christians in the villages of Samalout, Minya, Egypt. 10/08/2015 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that at least… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

Attorney for Pastors Facing Death Penalty Arrested in Sudan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 7/2/15 Washington, DC (International Christian Concern) – Attorney Mohaned Mustafa continues his defense of two South Sudanese Christian pastors, just one day after he was arrested, International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned. Mustafa represents *Pastors Peter and… Continue Reading

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Raw Islam feature

Boko Haram Islamists burn students and villagers alive in Cameroon attack

Nigeria-based Boko Haram Islamists burnt several students and villagers alive in Cameroon just days before the multinational African task force was set to begin their operations against the militants. Local reports1)http://pulse.ng/student/tragedy-in-cameroon-9-pupils-burnt-to-death-in-boko-haram-attack-id3992385.html suggest at least nine pupils were burnt to death… Continue Reading

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Bombed, Burned, and Urinated On: Churches Under Islam

Muslim Persecution of Christians, January 2016 • When Col. Steve Warren, spokesman for U.S. military efforts against ISIS, was asked about the status of Christians in Iraq soon after the monastery’s destruction, he replied “We’ve seen no specific evidence of… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

CHINA-VATICAN Beijing hides the body of bishop Cosma Shi Enxiang: too “dangerous” – Asia News

Beijing hides the body of bishop Cosma Shi Enxiang: too “dangerous” by Bernardo Cervellera The underground bishop of Yixian disappeared in police custody in 2001. In late January news of his death spread. But authorities denied the reports. Family members… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

China's Zhejiang Provincial Gov. removing church crosses in Dark

International Christian Concern 2020 Pennsylvania Ave. NW #241, Washington, D.C. 20006 www.persecution.org  |  E-mail: icc@persecution.org Media Contact: Sooyoung Kim, Regional Manager for Southeast Asia RM-SEAsia@persecution.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE China’s Zhejiang Government Continues to Tear Down Church Crosses in Dark 10/22/2014… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

Chinese Church Leader and Wife Buried Alive While Blocking Demolition of Church

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Leader Survives, but Wife Suffocates as Chinese Government Continues Assault on the Church 04/19/2016 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has just learned that the wife of a church leader in the central Chinese… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

Christian Church in India Shut Down by Police Following Series of Assaults by Hindu Radicals

By ICC’s India Correspondent 7/8/2015 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – India’s Christians continue to face growing challenges to the free exercise of their faith. The challenges faced by Christ Calvary Konda Church are just a recent example of how… Continue Reading

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Raw Islam feature

Christian Family Slain by Islamic Extremists in Libya “WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGE”

Egyptian Coptic Christians murdered Todd Daniels, Regional Manager for the Middle East with ICC’s Egypt Representative 12/29/2014 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Last week, Magdy Sobhy Tawfiq, Sahar Talaat Rizk, and their 13-year-old daughter Catherine were brutally murdered in Sirte, Libya,… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

Christian Genocide Is on the Rise as World Leaders Have ‘Stood by and Watched,’ Persecution Watchdog Head Accuses

Militant Islamist fighters take part in a military parade along the streets of Syria’s northern Raqqa province, June 30, 2014. The fighters held the parade to celebrate their declaration of an Islamic “caliphate” after the group captured territory in neighbouring… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

Christian Mother in Somalia Beheaded in front of Her Daughters

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Christian Mother in Somalia Beheaded in front of Her Daughters 3/19/2014 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern)-International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that a Christian mother of two and her cousin were beheaded by al-Shabaab Islamic extremists once… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

Christian Pastor Dies Two Years After Beating by Hindu Radicals

“Till his last breath, he endured the path of suffering while serving God,” said 65-year-old Rodemma, wife of the late Pastor Krupaiah, who died of internal injuries on July 22, 2015. Pastor Krupaiah, 70, was a victim of a brutal… Continue Reading

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Facts feature (01b)

Christian persecution increasing worldwide

A new report from the Catholic group, Aid to the Church in Need, has documented the dramatic decline of Christian communities in a number of countries in recent years. This report, entitled Persecuted and Forgotten? A report on Christians oppressed… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

Christians are facing persecution in Egypt

Egypt was plunged into instability following the removal of President Muhammad Mubarak after a series of “Arab Spring” protests in early 2011. As a secular president, Mubarak had been a key ally of the United States in keeping Muslim extremism… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

Christians Form Human Shield

  International Christian Concern 2020 Pennsylvania Ave. NW #241, Washington, D.C. 20006 www.persecution.org  |  E-mail: icc@persecution.org Media Contact: Ryan Morgan, Regional Manager for East Asia RM-SEAsia@persecution.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE China: Thousands of Christians Form Human Shield to Protect Church from Destruction Showdown Imminent… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

Christians Targeted in Libya

Again !!! 13 more Christians abducted from a housing complex in Sirte, Libya, total rises to 20 Christians abducted in just the past five days Todd Daniels, Regional Manager for the Middle East 01/03/2015 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Saturday… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

Deal Reached on Iranian Nuclear Program, While Religious Persecution Remains Rampant and Americans are in Prison

International Christian Concern (ICC) | American Pastor Saeed Abedini, three other Americans, and nearly 90 Christians remain in prison even as the United States and other world leaders have reached an agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran regarding its… Continue Reading

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Raw Islam feature

Death Sentence of Christian Mother Convicted of Blasphemy Confirmed by Pakistani High Court 

International Christian Concern 2020 Pennsylvania Ave. NW #241, Washington, D.C. 20006 www.persecution.org  |  E-mail: icc@persecution.org Media Contact: William Stark, Regional Manager for South Asia RM-SAsia@persecution.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lawyers of Asia Bibi Plan Appeal to Pakistan’s Supreme Court 10/16/2014 Washington… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

Defense Refutes Evidence in Death Penalty Case of Pastors in Sudan

7/15/15 Washington, DC (International Christian Concern) – The defense presented its case yesterday attempting to refute questionable evidence in the death penalty trial of two South Sudanese pastors charged with spying in Khartoum, Sudan. The defense closed its case having… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

Detained without charge – Help to free two (more) Christian pastors in Sudan

Kept in an unknown location and detained without charge… Help free two (more) Pastors in Sudan Rev. Telahoon Rata and Rev. Hassan Taour were both detained in mid-December by Sudan’s NISS (National Intelligence and Security Service) agents, who took them… Continue Reading

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Islam vs. Christianity

Egypt’s “Security Threat”: Churches

• Whenever Christians attempt to repair, renovate, or build a church — all of which contradict Islamic law — the same chain of events follows. Local Muslims riot and rampage, and local (Muslim) officials conclude that the only way to… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

Egypt's Christians Missing in the Struggle for Rights

Missing in the Struggle for Rights Todd Daniels, Regional Manager for the Middle East 05/09/2014 Washington, DC. (International Christian Concern) – Egypt is preparing for presidential elections at the end of this month. The United States Congress is considering resuming its financial… Continue Reading

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Raw Islam feature

Ethiopian Christian Ordered at Gunpoint to Murder Two Pastors or Have His Children Killed

A woman cries at a gathering of the 30 Ethiopian victims killed by members of the militant Islamic State in Libya, in the capital Addis Ababa, April 21, 2015. by Stoyan Zaimov An Ethiopian Christian man revealed that he was… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

Family, Church Grieves and Hopes for another Egyptian Christian Kidnapped in Libya

by Todd Daniels, Regional Manager for the Middle East with Sandra Eliott and ICC’s Egypt Representative | 07/28/2015 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – On July 17th, ISIS jihadists in Libya announced via Twitter the capture of 3 “crusaders” in Sirte.… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

Forced to Give Birth in Sudanese Prison

Christian Mother On Death Row for Her Faith Forced to Give Birth in Sudanese Prison Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Births Second Child on 100th Day in Federal Women’s Prison 05/27/2014 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

Forgotten in Libya: Christians Abducted by Islamic Extremists Still Missing

Todd Daniels, Regional Manager for the Middle East: International Christian Concern (ICC) February 15, 2015. The world was shocked as a video entitled “A Message Signed with Blood to the Nation of the Cross” showed the brutal execution of 21 Christians… Continue Reading

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Open Doors Logo (01) feature

France – The Persecuted Church Responds

“Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” Romans 12:17-18 As we read in… Continue Reading

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Profile: Franklin Graham (01)

Franklin Graham: America Is Waging 'War on Christmas' and 'War on Christ' Over The 'Hatred' of Christian 'Culture'

December 4, 2014: While evangelical leader and founder of the Samaritan’s Purse humanitarian organization Rev. Franklin Graham is claiming that America is waging a “war on Christmas,” a Christian advocacy group has sent legal memos to over 13,000 U.S. school… Continue Reading

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Icon: Get Real

From ordinary schoolboy to world’s most wanted man’

Mohammed Emwazi (aka) Jihadi John: “Murderer for Islam” Rather what are we going to do to stop this killer [killers] from re-offending. by “007.5”  The actions are not acts of War ie legitimate responses to a Nations Security.This is about conquest… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

Government Persecution on the Rise in China

Government Persecution on the Rise in China By ICC Staff and Corey Bailey, Regional Manager for Central Asia 1/23/2015 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – The year of 2014 arguably brought about the worst persecution that China has seen in decades, in keeping… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

Hindu Radicals Threaten to Wipe Out Local Christians Following Church Attack

By ICC’s India Correspondent: 6/26/2015 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Christians in India continue to face the brunt of Hindu extremism. A fresh outburst of violence against Christians was unleashed when a group of worshippers was brutally attacked at a… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

Hundreds of Christians in India Protest as Government Claims International Conspiracy

as Government Claims International Conspiracy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Regarding: U.S. Report Labels India a “Tier 2” Violator of Religious Freedom 5/4/2015 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that over 400 Christian leaders, social activists,… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

in Iran Christians in Captivity

Christians in Captivity  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 05/07/2014 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Today is Saeed Abedini’s 34th birthday and it marks 589 days that the Iranian-American Christian has been imprisoned in Iran. While Saeed and dozens more Christians have been… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

India’s Christians Call for Reforms as Modi’s Promises Lack Action

By ICC’s India Correspondent, 7/23/2015 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – “India, being [a] secular democracy, everyone needs to respect each other’s beliefs and practices,” a dejected rural pastor stated recently in an interview with International Christian Concern (ICC). Despite this,… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

Iran's non-Muslims face prison, execution, despite 'reform' claims, says new UN report

October 27, 2014: Iran’s regime conducted a raid on an Easter service and arrested Christians, subjected Christian converts to death threats and psychological abuse and shutdown licensed churches, according to a UN report that will be submitted to world leaders… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

Iraqi Christians Flee the Levant (ISIS)

Iraqi Christians Flee as Jihadist Group Captures Iraq’s Second Largest City  The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) Takes Control of Mosul 06/11/2014 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that the extremist group Islamic State… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

ISIS Abducts Dozens of Christians from Syrian Town

At Least 230 People, Including 45 Women and 11 Children, Taken after Heavy Fighting between ISIS and the Syrian Army 08/07/2015 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Islamic State militants have captured dozens of Christian families after seizing a strategically… Continue Reading

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About Islam Religion feature

ISIS ransacks culture in the Middle East

BY RUTH KRAMER ON DECEMBER 4, 2014 Iraq (MNN) — What used to be houses of worship, converted by the Islamic State terror group into detention centers, are now houses of misery, if recent media reports are to be believed.… Continue Reading

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Raw Islam feature

ISIS Shoots and Beheads 30 Ethiopian Christians on Video; Promises Further ‘Revenge’ for ‘Shed Muslim Blood’

Terror group ISIS has released a new video showing the slaughter of two groups of Ethiopian Christians in Libya, numbering 30 people in total. By Stoyan Zaimov ISIS warned “the nation of the cross” that more killings are to come,… Continue Reading

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Raw Islam feature

ISIS Slaughters and Mutilates 400, Mostly Women and Children, in Syrian City of Palmyra; Hundreds of Captives Face Similar Fate

Residents queue up to receive humanitarian aid at the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, in Damascus March 11, 2015. The Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, which is under siege by Syrian government forces fighting rebels, has received its first… Continue Reading

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ISIS (ISL) (01)

ISIS Using Churches as Torture Chambers – Israel News

By Ahuva Balofsky December 29, 2014 breakingisraelnews.com In its ongoing war with all things not Muslim, ISIS militants are imprisoning Christians in churches and torturing them if they refuse to convert to Islam, reports The Sunday Times. It is also stripping… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

Jizya poll tax for non-Muslims.

RAW: Islamic Ideology constantly displays  debased animalistic depraved actions. History repeating itself over and over when will we ever learn Islam is not a friend its your worst nightmare ****  mother and daughter were raped extracts below from latest news: Published 25 June 2014  |   Cath Martin… Continue Reading

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July 2015 Prayer Watch: China – Are we ready for freedom?

“…and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

Killed Because of the Cross

The Death of an Egyptian Christian Todd Daniels, Regional Manager for the Middle East 4/4/14 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – It was a Friday afternoon on March 28 when Mary Sameh George was doing what she does every Friday. After leaving… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

Last chance for Christian mother facing gallows to be decided by Pakistan’s Supreme Court

Asia Bibi Appeals Blasphemy Conviction to Pakistan’s Highest Court 07/17/2015 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern has confirmed that Asia Bibi, a Christian mother sentenced to death for allegedly committing blasphemy, will be given one last appeal… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

Lawyer for Pastors Facing Death Sentence in Sudan to Defend Them Without Access to Clients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 7/2/15 Washington, DC (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Mohaned Mustafa, the lawyer for the two South Sudanese pastors targeted for opposing the destruction of a church in Khartoum has less than… Continue Reading

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Lord of the Rings Actor Sounds Off on Christian Persecution

The impassioned statement above could very well belong in one of the most beloved epics of all time, The Lord of the Rings, but in fact, it was spoken not by one of the film’s characters, but by one of its… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

Losing Hope: What is Next for Iraq's Christian Community?

by Todd Daniels, Regional Manager for the Middle East 11/03/2014 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern): The ethnic and religious cleansing of Iraq has created a disaster of staggering proportions. More than 1.2 million people have been driven from their homes… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

Malatya Massacre … 7 years on

  International Christian Concern 2020 Pennsylvania Ave. NW #241, Washington, D.C. 20006 www.persecution.org  |  E-mail: icc@persecution.org Media Contact: William Stark, Regional Manager for Africa RM-AfricaAsia@persecution.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Malatya Massacre Read historical records about this event : Seven Years Later Justice is Still… Continue Reading

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March – April 2015 Frontline Faith Newsletter Open Doors

March – April 2015 Our bi-monthly newsletter with facts, stories, upcoming events and writing campaigns… all related to the Persecuted Church – (every 2 months) Also see the prayer guide for March – April 2015

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March April 2015 Open Doors Prayer Guide

Prayer Guide (Printer Friendly Guide) March April 2015 Daily prayer points from persecution hotspots around the world – (every 2 months) Also see our Frontline Faith Newsletter March – April 2015

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May – June 2015 Frontline Faith Newsletter Open Doors

Newsletter: May – June 2015 Our bi-monthly newsletter with facts, stories, upcoming events and writing campaigns… all related to the Persecuted Church – (every 2 months)  

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May – June 2015 Open Doors Prayer Guide

Prayer Guide: May – June 2015 Daily prayer points from persecution hotspots around the world – (every 2 months)

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

May 2015 International Christian Concern Prayer Calendar 

This month, what better way can you stand with the persecuted Church than to remember them in your prayers? This electronic calendar will serve as a daily reminder for the plight of the oppressed. Would you commit to praying for… Continue Reading

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Profile: Kim Jong Un

Megachurch Canadian pastor who went missing being held by North Korean officials

Reverend Hyeon Soo Lim has not been heard from since the end of January, when he arrived in North Korea, and officials confirm he is being held there by AFP in Ottawa A Canadian pastor who went missing in North… Continue Reading

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About Islam Religion feature

Meriam Ibrahim 'SHE IS STILL INCARCERATED'

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Meriam Detained and Questioned over “Irregular” Paperwork ‘detained for a 24-hour interrogation period at a police station in Khartoum’  Meriam Ibrahim and Family Remain in Khartoum for Police Questioning After Security and Law Enforcement Personnel Blocked Their Departure… Continue Reading

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About Islam Religion feature

Meriam Ibrahim ; Advocate Says US Bungled Case

Sudan Charges Christian Mother Meriam Ibrahim With Fraud and Bans Her From Leaving; Advocate Says US Bungled Case Christian mother Meriam Ibrahim, who was recently released from death row for being a Christian, was banned from leaving Sudan Tuesday after… Continue Reading

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About Islam Religion feature

Meriam Ibrahim : 1st Interview with Megyn Kelly Fox News

Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death says she had God by her side Sept. 16, 2014 On Monday September 16, 2014 Meriam Ibrahim was featured on Fox News’ ‘The Kelly File’. Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman sentenced to death for… Continue Reading

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

Modern Age of Persecution

issue 109 (2014) Eyewitnesses to the modern Age of Persecution; includes a foldout map

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International Christian Concern (ICC) (01) feature

Modern Age of Persecution: foldout map

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Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Have Murdered More Than 70 Christians in Plateau State, Nigeria in Past Month

More than 70 Christians have been murdered in the past month in Plateau State, Nigeria, including one pastor. The body count has piled up after at least a half dozen attacks perpetrated by Muslim Fulani cattle herders. They frequently terrorize… Continue Reading

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Muslim Migrants Throw Christians Overboard into Mediterranean…

Religion involved for first time in common yet deadly sea crossings from Africa to Italy. Fifteen Muslim migrants face charges of murder fueled by religious hatred after allegedly throwing a dozen Christian migrants overboard this week during a sea crossing… Continue Reading

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Nearing 100 Sunday Services Outside Indonesia’s Presidential Palace

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Locked out of their churches, two congregations protest government delays Two Christian churches in Jakarta, Indonesia, are protesting the wrongful closing of their church buildings by holding joint services outside the gates of the presidential palace in Jakarta,… Continue Reading

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Nigerian Christians Live in Fear as Attacks against Them Drastically Rise

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE150 Christians Killed Over the Weekend 3/19/2014 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern)-International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that attacks against Christians in Nigeria over the weekend claimed the lives of over 150 people. With such incidents on the rise… Continue Reading

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Night of Christmas Caroling Turned to Terror by Hindu Radicals in India

By ICC’s India Correspondent 12/13/2014 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Christian persecution in the world’s largest democracy continues to escalate as India’s Christian community prepares for the Christmas holiday. In the latest incident of violence, a group of Christians… Continue Reading

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No Rest for the Weary: The Plight of Assyrian Christians in the Levant

Todd Daniels, Regional Manager for the Middle East and Sandra Elliot: 07/10/2015 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – “Within minutes, tens of thousands of people fled their homes,” Nuri Kino, founder of A Demand for Action, explained to International Christian Concern… Continue Reading

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Obama ‘Broke Promise’ to Pastor Saeed Abedini’s Family.

According to ACLJ Petition; which is Urging Congress to Reject Agreement US-Iran Deal Iranian-American Pastor Saeed Abedini with his wife, Naghmeh, and his two children. While visiting his parents in Iran in July 2012, Abedini was arrested by the Iranian Revolutionary… Continue Reading

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Obama Abandons Pastor Saeed Abedini and three other American citizens. A Decision that is ‘Despicable, Outrageous’

  President Barack Obama’s administration has warned that it will veto a proposed amendment that would require the release of Pastor Saeed Abedini and three other American citizens held prisoners in Iran before any final nuclear deal agreement is reached.… Continue Reading

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Open Doors April 2015 Pray for Christians in Libya

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbour and hate your enemy.’But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” Matthew 5:43-44 Pray for Christians in Libya On Sunday 19 April, the media… Continue Reading

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Pakistan’s Supreme Court Suspends Christian Mother’s Death Sentence

Asia Bibi’s Blasphemy Appeal to be Decided on the Merits 7/22/2015 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Pakistan’s Supreme Court has temporarily suspended the death sentence of Asia Bibi, a Christian mother sentenced… Continue Reading

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Pastor Saeed Beaten …

  International Christian Concern 2020 Pennsylvania Ave. NW #241, Washington, D.C. 20006 www.persecution.org  |  E-mail: icc@persecution.org Media Contact: Todd Daniels, Regional Manager for the Middle East RM-ME@persecution.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pastor Saeed Beaten and Returned to Prison 05/20/2014 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern)… Continue Reading

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PERSECUTION MAGAZINE Jan 2016

International Christian Concern Focus for January 2016 is Nigeria read the Persecution Magazine for January 2016 here

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Persecution report highlights attacks on India’s Christians ucanews.com

At least five Christians, including an 11-year-old child, were killed and around 7,000 people experienced persecution during 2014, according to a new report that tracks persecution against Christians in India. by Ritu Sharma, New Delhi India The Christian Persecution Report, released… Continue Reading

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Police Raid Two Sunday Worship Services in Lahore, Pakistan

International Christian Concern 2020 Pennsylvania Ave. NW #241, Washington, D.C. 20006 www.persecution.org  |  E-mail: icc@persecution.org Media Contact: William Stark, Regional Manager for South Asia RM-SAsia@persecution.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Police Raid Two Sunday Worship Services in Lahore, Pakistan     Police Use Church… Continue Reading

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Progress in Human Rights: Chinese Fiction?

Dramatic Increase in Christian Persecution Missing from Chinese Government’s 2014 (Report on Human Rights) Sooyoung Kim, Regional Manager for Southeast Asia: International Christian Concern 6/16/15 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – On June 8, China’s government released a glowing report on… Continue Reading

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Religious Freedom Under Attack for Christians in India’s Chhattisgarh State

Religious Freedom Under Attack for Christians in India’s Chhattisgarh State By ICC India Correspondent 1/29/2015 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power, religious freedom in India has significantly diminished as right-wing Hindu nationalist… Continue Reading

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Reverend and His Wife Harassed by Cuban Government

Wife Arrested While Husband Threatened with Criminal Charges 10/24/2014 Washington, D.C.(International Christian Concern)- Religious freedom activists Reverend Mario Felix Lleonart Barroso and his wife Yoaxis Marcheco Suarez have a history of being harassed by the Cuban government, and the month of October has… Continue Reading

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Saeed Abedini Freed From Iranian Prison After Three Years

Abedini, a U.S. citizen who has attracted high-profile advocates for his release including President Obama and members of Congress, was released on Saturday along with three other detained Americans: Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian; former Marine Amir Hekmati, and Nosratollah… Continue Reading

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