Three young men have lost their lives at the hands of executioners of the Islamic State this week allegedly for breeding pigeons. NBC News reported that armed gunmen from ISIS abducted 15 boys and young men. An unnamed security official informed NBC News that three people in the group have already...
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu accused his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday of terrorism and said Israeli "provocations" such as the bombardment of Gaza were contributing to radicalisation in the Muslim world. In a Reuters interview, Davutoglu said peace in the Middle East and the eradication of extremist groups...
An Israeli helicopter strike in Syria killed a commander from Lebanon's Hezbollah and the son of the group's late military leader Imad Moughniyah, Hezbollah said, in a major blow that could lead to reprisal attacks. The strike hit a convoy carrying Jihad Moughniyah and commander Mohamad Issa, known as Abu...
Syrians have overtaken Afghans as the largest refugee population aside from Palestinians, fleeing to more than 100 countries to escape war in their homeland, the United Nations said on Wednesday. At more than 3 million as of mid-2014, Syrians accounted for nearly one in four of the 13 million refugees...
Christianity in the Middle East is facing extinction, according to Open Doors – but other countries are seeing increases in persecution as well. The charity has today issued annual World Watch list focusing on persecution around the world. It reveals that persecution of Christians increased in 2014 in more countries and...
A Bosnian Imam has been attacked seven times in the past year for urging Muslims not to join Islamic jihadists in Iraq and Syria. The attacks, three of which have taken place in the past month, have been attributed to Muslim extremists. On one occasion, the Imam – Selvedin Beganovic...
Iranian aid convoys are poised to deliver supplies to Christian communities in Iraq which have been affected by the ethnic cleansing policies of Islamic State, according to Iranian Christian parliamentarian Yonatan Betkolia. Betkolia, who represents the ancient Assyrian and Chaldean communities in Iran, had appealed to the Iranian Red Crescent...
The United Arab Emirates became on Tuesday the latest Muslim nation to ban the "Exodus: Gods and Kings" movie for what Islamic critics say is a series of historical mistakes, including depicting God as a child. The criticism from the Muslim world has partly echoed concerns voiced by Christian...
An appeals court in Iran has thrown out the convictions of three pastors accused of committing crimes against national security, according to the Christian News Network. The church leaders had been sentenced to six years in prison for “creating a network to overthrow the system.” Two of the men, Abdolreza Ali-Haghnejad...
Victor Smadja was born in French Colonial Tunisia in 1931. At the young age of 16 he lost his father who was taken out of Tunisia and murdered in the Holocaust. Around that same time a brother from England introduced him to the Old and New Testament in French....
The United States called on Tuesday for the release of U.S. citizens held in Iran, but denied a report that Washington had proposed a prisoner exchange for a former U.S. Marine. A lawyer for Amir Hekmati, an Iranian-American former U.S. Marine jailed in Tehran, was quoted in a report...
Iran's Supreme Leader has compared blacks in America's to the way Jesus was treated in his bid highlight race and police violence, while comparing unrest in states like New York and Missouri to conflicts in the Middle East. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the country's chief political and religious authority, also acknowledged...
When it comes to persecution of Christians, Islamic nations top the charts but there's another trend moving through those nations. Something extraordinary is happening in the Islamic world that is challenging the hold that Islam exercises over its adherents. Muslim movements to Jesus Christ are taking place in numbers never...
As has become custom, Palestinian Authority last week made a show of claiming Jesus as one of their own in the run-up to Christmas. Here are some of the more egregious examples (translations provided by Palestinian Media Watch): We celebrate the birth of Jesus, a Palestinian messenger of love,justice and peace....
Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, Founder and President of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship): "The Fellowship will continue to ensure that any Jew who is in danger or who faces hardship from the violence and unrest in Ukraine will receive shelter and a home in Israel. The...
While many are celebrating Christmas cozy at home with family and friends, Pastor Farshid Fathi is celebrating the birth of Christ away from his loved ones in a prison cell in Iran. Fathi, who has now been four years behind bars, was arrested and detained in Tehran's Evin Prison in...
ISIS terrorists are stealing priceless relics from Iraqi churches and turning the buildings into dungeons and torture chambers, according to Jay Sekulow with the American Center for Law and Justice. Sekulow told Fox News the Islamic State is taking historic objects and valuable artwork and selling it on the black...
Pope Francis has told beleaguered Christians in the Middle East that they have the support of the entire Church this Christmas. In a letter, the Pope said Middle East Christians “play a significant role in the Church and in the countries where you live”. “The entire Church is close to you...
Christ is being “reborn again in the lowly stable” this Christmas because of the remarkable faith of Iraqi Christians who were driven out of their homes, a group of Australian bishops have said after visiting refugees in Lebanon and the displaced in Erbil, Iraq. The December 15-19 mission of the...
Thousands of Christians have been forced out of the Hasaka province in Syria this Christmas. Syria's Christian population was about 2.2 million, or 10 percent of Syria's population. Many fled their homes because of fear of persecution for allegedly supporting the Syrian government. The Christians say they do not...
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