Remembering our Fallen Family of Faith




South African Pastor 'Burned Beyond Recognition' With Hands Tied Behind Back


October 18, 2017

The body of a South African pastor has been found "burned beyond recognition" with his hands tied behind his back in a small farming town about 50 miles outside of Johannesburg.

"He was kidnapped and found dead at a farm in Magaliesburg yesterday," Gauteng police spokesperson Kay Makhubela said in a statement, according to Times Live. "The man's hands were tied behind his back and his body was burnt beyond recognition. He and his car were found by a farmer in the area and his car was burning. The motive is unknown and at the moment no arrests have been made. He was reported missing on Monday this week by his family after he did not come back home that night."

http://www.christianpost.com/news/south-african-pastor-burned-beyond-recognition-hands-tied-behind-back-203446/

Luke 17:33 :

"Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it."



Police in Pakistan Beat to Death 14 Y/O Christian Boy Who Refused to Renounce His Faith


October 13, 2017

Police in Pakistan beat a 14-year-old Christian boy to death on Monday (Oct. 9) because he had gotten into a fight with a Muslim classmate who tried to bully him into renouncing his faith, sources said.

Mushtaq Masih, father of Arsalan Masih, said that his son was a student at a private center in Jhabran Mandi village, Sheikhupura District in Punjab Province. Arsalan was at the center when seven policemen from the Bahu Chowk Police Post arrived at about 5 p.m. in their official vehicle and stormed the premises, Masih told Morning Star News.

"Arsalan was attending his tuition classes at the Ideal Science Academy when Head Constable Imtiaz, Driver Rashid, Constable Arshad and some other unidentified policemen kicked open the door and dragged him out of the classroom," Masih said. "Sardar, alias Billu, a police constable, helped them to identify the boy. With this, they all started beating Arsalan with fists, kicks and rifle butts."

http://www.gospelherald.com/articles/71485/20171013/police-pakistan-beat-death-14-y-o-christian-boy-who.htm



Revelation 6:9-11:

“When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. And they cried with a loud voice, saying, "How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?" Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed.”

The Last Christians: Priest Describes Horror, Courage of Christians Being Killed for Their Faith (Interview)

Oct 12, 2017

"In Mosul, IS terrorists stopped a boy in the street because he was wearing a small cross around his neck. They ordered him to throw it away, and when he steadfastly refused, they buried him alive," Knapp wrote in his newly released book, The Last Christians: Stories of Persecution, Flight, and Resilience in the Middle East.

"Whenever I hear stories like this and meet Christians of such courage, I can't help but wonder: How much is my faith worth to me? How high a price would I be prepared to pay?" The story is only one of the countless tragedies Knapp witnessed or heard about from survivors and church and human rights workers when traveling to Iraq to speak with Christians who are being wiped out for their faith.

Churches in Mosul were bombed, Christian schools were threatened with destruction unless the students converted to Islam, 5-year-old children were shot dead on their way to mass, and Christian girls were raped for refusing to wear veils, the author described. Now with the rise of IS, thousands of Yazidi and Christian women and young girls are being sold in modern-day slave markets.

Accounts tell of young women being raped for days by dozens of men, begging to be killed in order for the torture to stop, but only to be met with laughter and cynical remarks. One Christian girl who suffered "bestial abuse" at the hands of IS took rat poison to end her life, suffering a long, drawn-out death.

Other stories, such as one from the ancient Christian town of Sadat, tell of 45 men, women and children who were tortured, killed, and buried in a mass grave by radicals. Some of the young men were taken prisoners, but those who refused to renounce their faith and embrace Islam where shot dead.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/the-last-christians-priest-describes-horror-courage-of-christians-being-killed-for-their-faith-interview-202695/



Revelation 20: 4 :

“And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God,”

Bodies of 21 Coptic Christians Beheaded by ISIS in Libya Found in Mass Grave

Oct 8, 2017

Libya's interior ministry has said they have found a mass grave with the bodies of the 21 Coptic Christians who were beheaded by the Islamic State two years ago. The remains have been sent for forensic examination.

"The heads are separated from the bodies clad in orange jumpsuits, hands bound behind the back with plastic wire," said the ministry's unit for fighting organized crime in the city of Misurata.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/remains-21-coptic-christians-beheaded-by-isis-libya-found-in-mass-grave-beach-202055/


Matthew 24:9-10, 12: “ Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another; and because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.”



'Jailed Pakistan Christian 'Tortured To Death' For Refusing To Abandon Christ'

September 4, 2017

Pakistani Christians demand an investigation into the death of Indaryas Ghulam, a 38-year-old Christian man who they say was tortured and sentenced to death by hanging after refusing to abandon his faith in Jesus Christ.

Ghulam was among 42 Christians detained on charges of lynching two Muslims who allegedly participated in a Taliban group attack against two churches that left at least 19 people dead more than 70 wounded in Youhanabad, a poor Christian settlement adjacent to Lahore city, church sources said.

http://www.bosnewslife.com/37729-jailed-pakistan-christian-tortured-to-death-for-refusing-to-abandon-christ



Al-Shabaab Beheads 3 Christians, Burns Alive Another in Kenya as Christians Plead for Help in Camps

August 22, 2017

Al-Shabaab fighters reportedly killed four Christian men in Kenya's Lamu County last week, beheading three and burning alive another.

"Late in the night on August 17, al-Shabaab militants entered Maleli village of Witu and killed the four men; three were hacked to death with machetes and one was burned inside his home," International Christian Concern reported on Monday.

"The four men who were killed are Stephen Hizano Ponda, Charo Karisa Ngoa, Naphtali Katana Kadenge, and Joseph Gasena Ngoa."

http://www.christianpost.com/news/al-shabaab-beheads-3-christians-burns-alive-another-in-kenya-as-christians-plead-for-help-in-camps-196389/ 





11 'Mostly Children and Elderly' Killed, 18 Injured in Bloody Massacre at Nigerian Church


August 7, 2017

In an attack Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned as "unspeakable sacrilege," an early morning mass at St. Philip's Catholic Church in Ozubulu was turned into a bloody massacre on Sunday as gunmen entered the church and fatally shot at least 11 people and injured 18 others. Some local outlets such as Vanguard report that "no fewer than 35 worshippers" were killed.

According to the Vanguard, the gunmen arrived at the church in a Lexus SUV and one of them shot at close range an elderly man, identified as Pa Ikegwuonu. Pa is the father of Chief Aloysius Ikegwuonu, a businessman from Amakwa, who funded the building of the church. Multiple videos and images online show haunting images of the lifeless bodies of churchgoers piled in the back of a truck. A variety of sandals were also shown stuck to the blood-splattered floor of the church.

"Those who died are mostly children and the elderly, I know about three children who were below five years that died in the shooting," Justice said.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/11-mostly-children-and-elderly-killed-18-injured-in-bloody-massacre-at-nigerian-church-194623/




The World Persecution Watch List


If you want to know how bad it is getting for our Christian Brothers and Sisters, check out this very informative list of hateful countries towards Christianity. How far will you go when facing persecution?

https://www.opendoorsusa.org/christian-persecution/world-watch-list/


Matthew 24:9 : “ Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My Name's Sake.”




Al-Shabaab Slaughters 7 Christians in Door-to-Door ID Checks in Kenyan Villages

Jul 25, 2017

Somali-based terror group al-Shabaab killed seven Christians in a series of deadly raids in Kenya earlier this month where the Islamic radicals went door-to-door in villages looking for believers. Previous reports noted that the militants beheaded nine civilians in Jima in Lamu County in their hunt for non-Muslims, though more information is being released now about the victims. A local pastor said the radicals have been searching for Christians to kill.

"[The militants in Jima] were asking the villagers to produce their identification cards and if you were found to be a Christian you would be shot or slaughtered."

http://www.christianpost.com/news/al-shabaab-slaughters-seven-christians-door-to-door-id-checks-kenyan-villages-193132/



10-Y-O Survivor of ISIS Massacre: 'Every Time They Shot a Christian, They Yelled God Is Great'


Jun 20, 2017

A 10-year-old Egyptian schoolboy who witnessed the brutal murder of his father by Islamic State militants in Minya, where 29 Christians were slaughtered in May, says the jihadists cried out "God is great" every time they shot a follower of Jesus Christ. Mina Habib told Reuters in a piece published Tuesday that his father, one of the 29 believers massacred on May 26 when IS stopped three vehicles on their way to a monastery, was killed specifically for his Christian faith.

"We saw dead people, just dumped on the ground," the boy, who is now receiving therapy at a local church, said of the attack. "They asked my father for identification then told him to recite the Muslim profession of faith. He refused, said he was Christian. They shot him and everyone else with us in the car," he said of his father, Adel. Mina said the 15 gunmen shot Christian children dead, but he and his older brother, Marco, were spared.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/10-year-old-survivor-isis-massacre-every-time-they-shot-christian-they-yelled-god-is-great-188734/


Suspected Islamic Extremists Attack Coptic Christians Headed to Church, Kill 26, Including 'Many Children'


May 26.2017

Earlier this month, the jihadist group vowed to carry out more attacks against the country's Christians, who make up around 10 percent of its population of about 90 million, and warned Muslims to stay away from Christian gatherings.

"We are warning you to stay away from Christian gatherings, as well as the gatherings of the army and the police, and the areas that have political government facilities", an unnamed ISIS leader said in an interview in the ISIS Al Naba weekly newspaper.

http://www.gospelherald.com/articles/70666/20170526/suspected-islamic-extremists-attack-coptic-christians-headed-church-kill-26.htm


Church, Pastor Home Torched as Attacks on Christians Rise 40% in Southern India

May 21, 2017

After some high "caste" Hindus converted to Christianity and joined the Church, other Hindus burned down the place of worship and the home of its pastor in southern India this month.

Pastor John Muller and his pregnant wife found their church building and adjoining home in Attipattu village in Tamil Nadu state's Cuddalore District burnt down after they said they came home from a nearby store, according to Morning Star News.

"Recently, some villagers belonging to Vanniyar, a caste-based Hindu sect, came to Christ," Muller told Morning Star. "The same caste group opposes conversions in the village because they treat Christianity as a religion of lower castes. They don't want anyone from Vanniyar to convert to Christianity."

Muller said he and his wife lost all their possessions. "My wife is 26 weeks pregnant. We are expecting our first child. We are homeless. A kind believer is letting us rest in his house during nights for now." 

A recent All India Christian Council report exposed that violent attacks on the Christian minority in India are mounting at an alarming rate, as members of groups close to the governing Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party seek to create a "Hindu nation." The report stated attacks against Christians increased by about 20 percent in 2016, and physical violence against Christians was up by as much as 40 percent.

A fresh attack is being reported every 40 hours, the report outlined. "The attacks have become severe and more frequent. Incidents used to be confined to a few states. Now the violence has spread to 23 states," the report noted.

http://www.gospelherald.com/articles/70569/20170521/church-pastor-home-torched-attacks-christians-rise-40-southern-indi.htm


Pakistan Sentences Christian Man to Life in Prison for 'Insulting Islam'

May 6, 2017

A court in Pakistan has sentenced a Christian man to life imprisonment under the country's blasphemy law for allegedly sending "blasphemous" text messages from his mobile phone.

The Center for Research and Security Studies in Pakistan estimates that at least 65 people have been killed over blasphemy allegations since 1990, and dozens more convicted of the crime are on death row.

Meanwhile, in a more high-profile case, Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of five who was sentenced to death in 2010 on accusations of blasphemy, is awaiting appeal proceedings to begin. In June 2009 while picking berries with a group of Muslim women in the town of Sheikhupura in the Punjab province, the women got upset that she drank from the same water bowl as them. An argument ensued, and the women went to police and accused her of saying something along the lines of "My Christ died for me, what Muhammad did for you?" She was promptly arrested.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/pakistan-sentences-christian-man-to-life-in-prison-for-insulting-islam-182773/#aptVqMxSWiuXYTv9.99



“When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. And they cried with a loud voice, saying, "How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?" Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and                       their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed.”



ISIS Slits Throat of 16 Y/O Coptic Christian Boy, Leave Him to Die in Pool of Blood

Apr 21, 2017

Four days after the Palm Sunday bombing of Egyptian churches, Allam Bashay Gabriel found his 16-year-old son, Gamal, with his throat slit and lying in a pool of blood, in Qai village, Upper Egypt, according to World Watch Monitor.

"The way he was killed is the way of Daesh [IS], as they are the only ones who slaughter people like that," Mr. Gabriel told the outlet. "They slaughtered my son because of his faith in Jesus Christ. It's a war on Christians, and all honest people should stand up to those who are waging this war."

Gamal was "loved by all his friends and teachers at school", his father said. "He was a very peaceful and polite person."

He added that he couldn't come up with a "reason why anyone would want to kill my son, as we are simple family and don't have any enemies. We have not been in trouble with anyone and there is no vendetta between us and other families. There also were no valuables that would have attracted criminals."

http://www.gospelherald.com/articles/70197/20170421/isis-slits-throat-16-y-o-coptic-christian-boy-leave.htm


Christian Pastor Detained in China for Singing 'Jesus Loves You'

April 19, 2017

A Taiwanese Christian pastor was detained for singing the worship song "Jesus Love You" in Zhengzhou, Henan, in China, which officials there have branded as an "illegal religious activity."

Local officials never explained why singing "Jesus Loves You" is now deemed to be an illegal activity, though several Christians across China in recent months have been arrested and even sentenced to prison for participating in religious activities. Five Christians, including a pastor, were sentenced back in February by a court in the northeastern Liaoning province to between three to seven years in prison for purchasing and selling what authorities called "forbidden Christian devotional books."

http://www.christianpost.com/news/christian-pastor-detained-china-singing-jesus-loves-you-song-now-illegal-180986/#4UBp1kiW4HfZ2QGa.99


Matthew 24:13: “He who endures to the end shall be saved.”


Standing in the Fire: The Untold Story of the Middle East's Courageous Christians  (Watch Video)

04-17-2017

Middle East Christians are standing right in the middle of a blazing inferno of Islamic evil. Even as they fight to survive, the gospel is going forward. It's being shared by an unlikely band of believers, risking their lives to share the faith no matter how hot the fire may get. Global terrorism is at an all-time high. Millions of Middle East Christians experience brutal persecution for their faith every day. But that's not the whole story.

 http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2017/april/standing-in-the-fire-the-untold-story-of-the-middle-easts-courageous-christians




Christians most persecuted group in the world as vicious attacks grow

April 14, 2017

Nearly 90,000 of the faithful were killed for their beliefs in violent and gruesome attacks last year, according to a report by the Center for Studies on New Religions, making Christians the most persecuted group in the world. While some were killed as part of state-sanctioned persecution, as in places like North Korea, nearly one-third of the Christians who died in 2016 were executed at the hands of Islamic extremists like ISIS.

The study also found that as many as 600 million Christians were prevented from practicing their faith in 2016.

"There are many places on Earth where being a Christian is the most dangerous thing you can be,” Robert Nicholson of the Philos Project told Fox News in January. Some of the more violent attacks on Christians include: terror groups in Nigeria taking out the eyes of Christians before butchering them; a mob of Muslim worshippers in Uganda -- mad over conversion efforts -- entering a church and beating parishioners and raping at least a dozen women; and the numerous bombings of Coptic churches in Egypt.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/04/14/christians-most-persecuted-group-in-world-as-vicious-attacks-grow.htm



Revelation 6:9-11:

“When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. And they cried with a loud voice, saying, "How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?" Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed.”




Graphic: Images and video of Palm Sunday’s Coptic church bombings


APRIL 12, 2017

The number of dead from the Palm Sunday bombings of two Coptic churches in Egypt has climbed to 50: thirty Christians were killed at the St. George Church in Tanta, and 15 Christians and five police officials were killed in St. Mark in Alexandria.

About 120 are seriously injured. Because Islamic suicide bombings are on the rise and we risk becoming desensitized to them, and because one picture is supposedly worth a thousand words, below are several images and a video of the bombings.

WARNING: Some of these are graphic. (Those who can handle them might also wish to see what the December 11, 2016 St. Peter’s bombing in Cairo and the 2011 Islamic suicide bombing of a Baghdad church, in Baghdad look like.) Here’s a brief video — likely to be removed by YouTube soon — of some of the victims of the Tanta attack; note the woman whose left leg appears to have been severed from her body during the blast but remains held together in her pants — as well as the dead little girl.

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/04/graphic-images-and-video-of-palm-sundays-coptic-church-bombings



The systematic genocide of the Middle East’s Christians is already underway (Video)


It doesn’t matter how small your voice is. You can make a difference.

Faithkeepers is an upcoming documentary film about the violent persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East. The film follows the story of a 24-year-old Christian student from North Carolina on her journey of understanding, discovery and solidarity with persecuted brothers and sisters in the Middle East. Faithkeepers – the movie and the movement – will awaken, enlighten and inspire all people of faith to stand up and take action.

http://www.israelvideonetwork.com/the-systematic-genocide-of-the-middle-easts-christians-is-already-underway/


                                Matthew 24:9:

"Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and   you will be hated by all nations for My Name's sake."






ISIS murdering Coptic Christians on Egypt's Sinai Peninsula over faith

3/6/17

The Coptic Christian community of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula is under siege from a growing number of militant Islamists, including ISIS members, who target them for death because of their faith.

While the Christian population of this city has had to flee from threats before, their plight has taken a dark turn in 2017. With a recent call from ISIS for the Copts on the peninsula to be killed; over 100 families had to flee amid attacks and even the executions of their loved ones. “God gave orders to kill every infidel,” one of the militants carrying an AK-47 assault rifle says in the video.

Saied Hakim, 65, and his 45-year-old son Medhat Saied were believed to have been kidnapped by members of the Sinai Province, according to Daily News Egypt. Saied was shot in the head while his son was burned alive.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/03/06/isis-murdering-coptic-christians-on-egypts-sinai-peninsula-over-faith.html



ISIS' 'Sickening' Genocide against Christians: Why Is the UN Still Silent, Asks ACLJ


February 15, 2017

The American Center for Law and Justice has asked the United Nations Human Rights Council why it continues to be silent and refuses to formally identify Christians and other religious minorities as victims of genocide at the hands of the Islamic State terror group, despite well-documented evidence.

The ACLJ noted that despite filing an urgent testimony nine months ago at the OHCHR explaining the various horrors Christians and other minorities have faced, including beheadings, crucifixions, enslavement, rape, forced conversion, and other forms of violence, a formal recognition of the genocide is still lacking.

"As more ISIS-held regions are liberated in the coming months, more evidence will undoubtedly reveal the indisputable genocidal acts by ISIS against religious minorities. The growing body of evidence demonstrates that the inhuman violence at issue is, in fact, genocide. This evidence is well-documented, and it is sickening," the group said. Read more at

http://www.christianpost.com/news/isis-sickening-genocide-against-christians-why-is-the-un-still-silent-asks-aclj-174968/#MbT6IPXeD4wmbG6j.99





" Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years." Rev 20:4


New Jersey: Egyptian Immigrant Gets 2 Life Sentences for Beheading 2 Christians

FEBRUARY 8, 2017

Yusuf Ibrahim, 31, of Jersey City, was sentenced by Hudson County Superior Court Judge Mitzy Galis-Menendez to two consecutive life terms in state prison.

He was sentenced to an additional 48 years, to be served concurrently, on charges including desecration of human remains, theft, unlawful possession of a weapon, and hindering apprehension, officials said. The sentence also includes 127.5 years of parole ineligibility.

Ibrahim was found guilty on June 22 by a Hudson County jury of two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree desecration of human remains, and other crimes related to the murders and mutilation of the bodies.






Pakistan: Muslims Rape Woman, Torch House to Grab Father’s Property

27 Jan 2017

A 70-year-old Christian man’s refusal to sell his home in Pakistan prompted Muslim arsonists to burn down the property while everyone inside, including his daughter and four-year-old grandson, were sleeping.

Four Muslim men forced their way into the Christian home and gang-raped the 25-year-old homeowner’s daughter “with threats to leave their family property which was adjacent to home of culprits,” notes Pakistan Christian Post. Rehmat Masih, the owner of the Christian home and father of the rape victim, Sajida, “knocked every door for justice to lodge report [sic] against Muslim rapists but due to their influence and contact in government none was ready to register case against them,” it continues.

“We have done nothing wrong, we have simply continued to practice our faith and that has made us pariahs in the local community. Local Muslims hate Christians they believe we are vermin — rats that should be eradicated,” Rehmat told BPCA.

“My daughter has suffered so much, when I think what these men have done to her my heart fills with sorrow and anger,” he added. “But I know I need not seek vengeance our God will judge these men one day for all they have done. Our God will protect us he will make our lives whole again.”

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/01/27/pakistan-muslims-rape-woman-torch-house-grab-fathers-property/







“When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. And they cried with a loud voice, saying, "How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?" Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed.”

Egypt: Four Christians slaughtered over the course of 10 days

JANUARY 18, 2017

On January 3, a Muslim man of the Salafi variety crept up behind a Copt, 45, and slit his throat, killing him in Alexandria. The murderer’s reasoning was that the Christian man owned a shop that sold alcohol, which the Salafi deemed “contrary to the shar‘ia [Islamic law] and the religion [Islam].”

A couple of days later, as reported in a January 6 report, a Coptic man, 62, and his wife, 55, were found slaughtered in their home in Monufia, north Egypt. The Christian couple’s throats were slit and their bodies had multiple stab wounds. Nothing was stolen from their apartments; it was a hate crime.

Then, on Friday, January 13, another Christian man, a young surgeon, was found slaughtered in his apartment in Asyut, southern Egypt. He too had stab wounds to his neck, chest, and back. Colleagues of the doctor say he was well mannered and seemed to get along with everyone.

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/01/egypt-four-christians-slaughtered-over-the-course-of-10-days




Muslim Man Who Stoned Pastor Embraces Christianity - And is Martyred for His Faith


Jan 16, 2017

A Muslim leader who once violently persecuted Christians embraced Christ after hearing the Gospel at his daughter's wedding - and was martyred for his faith. Christian Aid Mission shares the story of Datu, a devout Muslim man in the Philippines who harbored an overwhelming sense of hatred against Christians.

"During the marriage ceremony, Pastor Bagwis preached Jesus Christ crucified," a ministry director told CAM. "To God be the glory, Datu and his family repented, confessed Christ, believed and accepted Jesus Christ."

As he learned more about Christ, Datu became increasingly bold in sharing the Gospel, angering Muslim relatives, who began persecuting him. However, Datu said he didn't mind the threats; he felt he deserved them for having previously persecuted the church, the director said.

In the last week of December 2015, Datu's son went home to visit his family. The next week, the director received a call from him that Datu had been brutally murdered for his faith. He was found with five stab wounds on his back, and his neck had been cut in the front and back in an apparent attempt at decapitation, "because Muslims there practice beheading if they don't like the person," the director said.

http://www.gospelherald.com/articles/69344/20170116/muslim-man-who-once-stoned-pastor-embraces-christianity-martyred-faith.htm




Nepal: Persecuted Christians See Bodies of Dead Loved Ones Dug Up, Dumped on Streets


Jan 6, 2017

A Christian group in Nepal lobbying the government to establish rights for believers says Christians face major hardships in the Hindu-majority nation, such as not being allowed to share the Gospel and even being barred from burying their dead.

Gahatraj told CP that one of the main hardships Christians have faced in the past few years has been getting the right to their own burial grounds. Without a proper graveyard, Christians are forced to take the bodies to nearby forests at night, but there are legal consequences if they are caught. What is more, if Christians bury their loved ones in land where they are not allowed, the local Hindu majorities force them to dig up the remains and relocate them somewhere else.

"When Christians die in Nepal, they have two pains. One is they suffer, they grieve because of their loved ones who are no more; secondly, they have no place to bury their loved ones. If Hindus find Christians buried in their area, they force Christians to dig them out from the graveyard, and bury the bodies in another place," Gahatraj said.

"If Christians refuse to dig out the bodies of their relatives, in some cases Hindu radicals have themselves dug out the bodies, and taken the bodies to the Christian relatives' home, and in other cases have just left the dead bodies on the streets," he explained.

The government is reportedly trying to bring back anti-conversion laws that would turn some Christians into criminals, as it would carry a three- to-six year prison penalty, along with a $500 fine, for anyone found preaching the Gospel. Gahatraj explained that while people in Nepal are allowed to practice their own religion, they are prevented from trying to bring others to their faith.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/nepal-persecuted-christians-see-bodies-of-dead-loved-ones-dug-up-dumped-on-streets-172632/#x2fC5jakQvWtlEb1.99




New Islamic Terror in Nigeria Kills 800 Christians, Muslims; Destroyed 16 Churches


Jan 4, 2017

Although Christians in Nigeria have been heavily targeted by the Boko Haram terror group since 2009, the nomadic Fulani herdsmen have also been growing more violent in their attacks, with the last three months of 2016 resulting in the deaths of hundreds of believers, according to a local bishop.

"Fifty-three villages burned down, 808 people murdered and 57 wounded, 1,422 houses and 16 churches destroyed," Bishop Joseph Bagobiri of the Diocese of Kafanchan told international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, recounting the violence Christians have faced since September. Read more at :

http://www.christianpost.com/news/new-islamic-terror-in-nigeria-kills-800-christians-muslims-destroyed-16-churches-172554/#o4PpMgozGtSPDQwK.99





The Deadliest Attack on Christians in History is Happening Right Now (Graphic)

January 1, 2017

The Muslim extremists who have been attacking Israel for decades are now attacking their Christian neighbors. The Christians living in Israel are safe, but in every other country in the Middle East, they are under rigorous attack. If we don’t raise our voice, who will?

http://www.israelvideonetwork.com/the-deadliest-attack-on-christians-in-history-is-happening-right-now-graphic/




                              


Christian Mother Asia Bibi Spends 7th Christmas on Death Row in Pakistan


December 25th 2016

Pakistani Christian mother of five - Asia Bibi is spending her seventh Christmas in prison after her death sentence appeal was put on hold in October when a judge abruptly recused himself from hearing her case.

Bibi, 45, was sentenced to death in 2010 on allegations of blasphemy after two Muslim co-workers accused her of insulting the Muslim prophet Muhammad, something which she denies.Bibi's blasphemy allegation stems from an altercation in June 2009 that she had with a group of Muslim women in the town of Sheikhupura in the Punjab province. As the women were picking berries, the Muslim women became enraged when Bibi drank from the same water bowl that they women drank out of.

Since Bibi was a Christian, the women considered her unclean. After an argument between the women ensued, the Muslim women went to the police and accused Bibi of saying something along the lines of "My Christ died for me, what did Muhammad do for you?"

Bibi was supposed to find out in October at a final appeal hearing at Pakistan's Supreme Court whether or not she would be executed, but that decision was delayed indefinitely after one of the senior judges, who was set to preside over her appeal, suddenly resigned.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/christian-mother-asia-bibi-spends-7th-christmas-death-row-pakistan-blasphemy-172314/





             
John 16:2: “Yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service.”

Bombing at Egypt's main Coptic Christian cathedral kills 25

December 11, 2016

A bombing at a chapel adjacent to Egypt's main Coptic Christian cathedral killed 25 people and wounded another 49 during Sunday Mass, one of the deadliest attacks carried out against the religious minority in recent memory and a grim reminder of Egypt's difficult struggle to restore security and stability after nearly six years of turmoil.

Witnesses said the explosion may have been caused by an explosive device planted inside the chapel. A senior church cleric, Bishop Moussa, said at the cathedral that there were unconfirmed reports that a woman posing as a worshipper left a bag in the chapel's women's section before slipping out.

"I found bodies, many of them women, lying on the pews. It was a horrible scene," said cathedral worker Attiya Mahrous, who rushed to the chapel after he heard the blast. His clothes and hands were stained with blood and his hair matted with dust.
"I saw a headless woman being carried away," Mariam Shenouda said as she pounded her chest in grief.

"Everyone was in a state of shock. We were scooping up people's flesh off the floor. There were children. What have they done to deserve this? I wish I had died with them instead of seeing these scenes," she said.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/12/11/bombing-at-egypts-main-coptic-christian-cathedral-kills-25.html




Genocide: the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation. Synonyms:mass murder, mass homicide, massacre;


Revelation 6:9-11:
“When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. And they cried with a loud voice, saying, "How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?" Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed.”

Video: Ignoring the genocide of Christians in the Middle East

DECEMBER 2, 2016

Jihad Watch writer Christine Williams addressed the Canadian Institute for Jewish Research on November 20, 2016, on the Muslim persecution of Christians in the Middle East.

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/12/video-christine-williams-on-the-genocide-of-christians-in-the-middle-east




ISIS Tortures Then Crucifies Christian Man, Tells Him: 'If You Love Jesus, You Will Die Like Jesus'

November 27, 2016

A survivor of the Islamic State (ISIS) rampage in Iraq has provided a fresh account of a Christian man's horrific crucifixion by the Islamist extremists. The survivor identified only as Esam told the persecution watchdog World Watch Monitor that ISIS militants brutally crucified his brother-in-law "like Jesus" and forced his wife and children to watch.

"My wife's brother was crucified by Daesh," Esam said, using another name for ISIS. "He was crucified and tortured in front of his wife and children, who were forced to watch. They told him that if he loved Jesus that much, he would die like Jesus."

Esam said the militants tortured his brother-in-law for five hours—6 p.m. up to 11 p.m. They then crucified him, cut his stomach open and shot him, he added.

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/isis.tortures.then.crucifies.christian.man.tells.him.if.you.love.jesus.you.will.die.like.jesus/102189.htm




Ethnic-Religious Cleansing Cited as Herdsmen Kill More Christians in Nigeria

Well-armed Muslim Fulani attack comes 10 days after onslaught in Kaura LGA.


November 28, 2016

Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed at least 12 Christians in southern Kaduna state on Wednesday and Friday (Nov. 23-25) in what Christian leaders call a campaign of ethnic and religious cleansing.

The killings took place in four communities in north-central Nigeria. About 120 homes were looted and destroyed and six church buildings burned down in the Nov. 13 attack on Kaura LGA, Gado said, asserting that ethno-religious cleansing may have intensified after Kaduna officials announced plans to allocate 20,000 hectares of land in southern Kaduna for grazing reserves, beyond that which the herdsmen have already seized and illegally occupied.

“Since the latest onslaught on southern Kaduna began [in May], at least 138 people have been killed, most of them women and children, and at least 1,300 homes and church buildings have been torched,” he said. In Jema’a LGA alone, 102 people have been killed in 25 Christian communities in the past six months, amounting to ethnic and religious cleansing, the president of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Samson Supo Ayokunle, said at a press conference in Abuja last week.

“Is this not Boko Haram in another color?” he said. “I want to plead with the government – this is a moment of truth. It is not about politics, religion or ethnicity. It is about the value that is attached to life.”

http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=7ec6d7eb2533a90581f839110&id=fc463ced67&e=840ad040b7




Nigeria: Muslims carry out coordinated attacks on Christians in 5 villages, murdering 45


Nov 24, 2016

A SERIES of chilling attacks on by Muslims on Christians in Nigeria has left 45 people dead and others fighting for their lives amidst an increasing Islamic crackdown in the country. The coordinated attacks were executed in five villages across the central belt of the West African nation – an area mostly populated by Christians.

The Muslim Hausa-Fulani herdsmen responsible for the latest wave of killings have already taken over 16 villages – stealing grazing land from Christian communities. Most of the victims in the latest atrocities were women, children and elderly people, who could not escape the gunfire of the attackers.

“They laid siege to the village before they started shooting sporadically and throwing explosives at our homes. They were armed with guns, knives, machetes and explosives. They slaughtered [and] butchered women, children and old people who could not escape.”

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/11/nigeria-muslims-carry-out-coordinated-attacks-on-christians-in-5-villages-murdering-45



North Korean Defectors Say Over 75 Percent of Christians Do Not Survive Persecution

Nov 11, 2016

Human rights groups are reporting on new grim statistics from North Korea and its treatment of religious minorities, including Christians, revealing that more than 75 percent of those subjected to torture, imprisonment, and other punishments do not survive.

UPI reported on statistics from the Database Center for North Korean Human Rights, a South Korean nonprofit organization, which is based on the testimonies of defectors, identifying over 65,000 cases of religious persecution.

Close to 99 percent of 11,370 defectors in the study confirmed that there is no religious freedom under the government of Kim Jong-un, and what is more, over 75 percent of Christians who are punished for their faith do not survive.

Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/north-korean-defectors-75-percent-christians-do-not-survive-persecution-171454/#bzuTXrIXCMPItE7x.99



                                


      Warning: Graphic Images of Christian Tribulation 


   
         


Matthew 24:9:

"Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My Name's sake."



No Greater Tribulation Than This

The video shows 21 people dressed in orange jumpsuits forced onto their knees and beheaded, Reuters and Associated Press reported from Cairo.

The video was posted on a social media site.

In the video, the men are made to kneel and one militant addresses the camera in English before the men are simultaneously beheaded.

Thousands of Egyptians have traveled to neighboring Libya in search of jobs since an uprising at home in 2011, despite dangerous conditions.

Before the killings, one of the militants stood with a knife in his hand and said: “Safety for you crusaders is something you can only wish for,” Reuters reported.

http://pamelageller.com/2015/02/watch-savage-video-the-islamic-state-releases-brutal-video-showing-twenty-one-christians-beheaded.html/#sthash.hbl5JDff.dpuf



                 


ISIS' New Propaganda Video Shows Killings of Christians, Crucifixions, Cubs of the Caliphate Executing Captives

October 30, 2016

A new propaganda video released by Islamic State shows Christians being killed, children being beaten up, women being executed, men being crucified and cubs of the "caliphate" executing captives under its brand of Sharia law. Released on terrorist channels affiliated with the Islamic State, also known as IS, ISIS, ISIL or Daesh, the nearly 40-minute video comes as the Sunni group's militants are fighting a losing battle to protect their Iraqi stronghold Mosul.

The video was apparently released from "Wilayat Raqqah," the IS base in Syria, and shows Sharia law enforcement with clips of beheadings, floggings and executions, including those of Christians and women. Earlier this month, a Syrian woman recounted horrifying details of how IS jihadis killed hundreds of children in her village and executed her son after he refused to deny his faith in Jesus Christ.

"Members of 200 different families were killed right before our eyes," Assaf said, according to an English translation provided by Roads of Success in a YouTube video. "They shot them. We witnessed the shooting of so many. So I told my children [and thought] it was better for us to die in our own home so that our other family members would know our fate. When we got home, one person said to me, ... 'ISIS is killing Christians.'"

http://www.christianpost.com/news/isis-propaganda-video-shows-killings-christians-crucifixions-cubs-of-caliphate-executing-captives-171195/#JC1dCsJvTPKz7vXG.99





North Koreans Told Christians 'Kill People, Suck Their Blood,' Says Woman Who Started Prison Camp Church


October 21, 2016

A North Korean woman who was forced to work in a prison camp where she started a secret Christian church and won converts for the faith despite immense persecution, has revealed that people living under the regime are taught that Christians kill people and drink their blood.

"Christians were not capable of 'revolutionary acts' and so were enemies," explained Hae Woo about how she was taught to hate Christians prior to her conversion.
"Every form of religion, and especially Christianity, was like opium: addictive and destructive. I heard stories about Christians who went to hospitals, enticed people into cellars, killed them there and sucked the blood out of their bodies so that they could sell it. The thought of it was horrifying to me," she said,

Open Doors CEO David Curry told The Christian Post back in January that precise statistics on the number of Christian prisoners and number of people executed for their faith is hard to get out of North Korea, but estimated that over 70,000 Christians were imprisoned in 2015 alone.

"Documented incidents against Christians include being hung on a cross over a fire, crushed under a steamroller, herded off bridges, and trampled underfoot," the report explained.

ohttp://www.christianpost.com/news/north-koreans-told-christians-kill-people-suck-blood-says-woman-who-started-prison-camp-church-171014/#Jo5zYyiP5xHe4Xky.99



Muslim migrant arrested for rape of 90-year-old grandmother returning from church

OCTOBER 19, 2016

The rape of a 90-year-old Christian woman by a Muslim migrant marks a low point for Germany in its ongoing struggle since the flood of about 1.1 million refugees from the Middle East, Africa and Afghanistan. Add this to the Eritrean refugee who was arrested in July for raping a 79-year-old woman in a cemetery, also in Germany, while she was visiting her sister’s grave.

Well, that concern proved to be valid beyond the conceivable. It’s alarming enough that a 90-year-old grandmother was raped while returning from church by a migrant. No one is safe from these barbarians, and their crimes are under-reported, even covered up. The elderly woman had left in the church in the heart of the German city centre on October, 2, when the assailant pushed her into a narrow alley between two pubs.

In the alley, which is usually closed off to the public and used for storing rubbish from the pubs, the perpetrator is said to have demanded money from the woman before sexually assaulting her.

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/10/germany-muslim-migrant-arrested-for-rape-of-90-year-old-grandmother-returning-from-church


Christian Boy Set on Fire for His Faith in Jesus Succumbs in Pakistan

October 16, 2016

Fifteen-year-old Pakistani boy dies from severe burns. (Video)

http://www.christianpost.tv/christian-boy-set-on-fire-for-his-faith-in-jesus-succumbs-in-pakistan-6503/



ISIS Crucifies 11 Christian Missionaries, Cuts Fingertips off 12-Y-O in Front of Preacher-Father Before Killing Them


Oct 10, 2015

Islamic State militants in Syria heinously tortured and killed a 12-year-old boy, along with 11 indigenous Christian missionaries, after they refused to leave their homeland or renounce Christ.

According to the Virginia-based Christian Aid Mission, a group that has been in contact with the slain missionaries' director, all 12 victims were captured on Aug. 7 in a village on the outskirts of Aleppo.

Three weeks later, IS militants questioned the captives about whether they converted from Islam when they became Christians, an offense that is punishable by death under the Islamic State's twisted legal code. The Christian captives were honest and admitted that they were once Muslims.

The IS jihadis demanded the captives reconvert to Islam, but the Christians asserted that they would never renounce their love for Christ...

http://m.christianpost.com/news/isis-crucifies-11-christian-missionaries-147317/?m=1




Pakistani Christian Girl Kidnapped, Raped After Family Refused to Convert to Islam

Oct 4, 2016

A Pakistani Christian family was tied up and beaten by a group of Muslims who stormed their home last month looking to force the family to convert to Islam. But when the family refused to renounce their faith, their youngest daughter was abducted, raped and has yet to return home. On the night of Sept. 15, a group of six Muslim men and a Muslim woman stormed the family's home with guns, sticks and metal rods and severely beat members of the Christian family.

The group of intruders hoped that the family's pain and suffering would cause them to reconsider their prior refusals to convert to Islam. Despite the pain, the family again refused to deny Christ and convert to Islam. After the family refused to convert, the Muslims grew enraged and tied up and blindfolded all but two of the family members.


As the family consists of six daughters and two sons, the Muslims dragged the family's 17-year-old daughter, Jameela, and 20-year-old son, Arif, and threw them into the back of a van parked outside of the home. Arif explained that when they arrived at the mansion, they were both tortured separately. Despite the torture, Arif again refused to convert to Islam. While he could hear the screams of his sister, one of the captors told Arif that other Muslim men were taking turns raping his sister and that all he had to do to save his her was embrace Islam. However, he again refused to renounce Christ.

http://m.christianpost.com/news/pakistani-christian-girl-kidnapped-raped-after-family-refused-convert-islam-170458/?m=1





"Christians Are Untouchables! They Are Meant for Cleaning Our Houses."

Muslim Persecution of Christians

October 2, 2016

Three Muslim men slaughtered a 15-year-old Christian student, Wajaesh Shono. One of the murderers was the boy's schoolteacher. — Pakistan.

A Muslim mob killed and beheaded a Christian pastor's wife based on a false accusation of "blasphemy." — Nigeria.

His father and stepmother became furious when they learned of the boy's conversion. They began... starving him, in keeping with Islamic law recommendations for apostate women and children. — Uganda.

As usual, Egyptian TV reported the one-sided attacks from the Muslim majority on the Christian minority as "clashes." After arriving, the police stood back and allowed the mob to continue rioting, plundering and setting more Christian homes and vehicles on fire. — Egypt.

A Christian woman who escaped ISIS said the militants "married and divorced" her as many as nine times every night to justify the act of raping her. — Iraq.

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9045/christian-persecution-june





Pakistan: Muslims rape and murder Christian boy, police register death as natural and not suspicious

SEPTEMBER 17, 2016

“The brutal nature of the crimes inflicted on Christians in Pakistan is the product of their vulnerability and the warped minds that breed in the nation. The levels of rape, sodomy and murder in Pakistan are reaching unprecedented levels. Christians and other minorities are a natural target as they are disenfranchised by the country’s laws and statutes, which confer second-class citizenship upon them.”

A 14-year-old Christian boy was murdered and his dead body was left hanging in a tree in a place called Gosh Nagar, Faisalabad. Zeeshan Masih had been visiting his uncle’s cattle farm at Shreejan Wala Dhera and gone out to buy a soft drink on the 23rd of August 2016, but never returned home. He was later found hanging dead from the branch of tree only a short distance from where his uncle’s buffaloes would go out to graze.

Kanwal Amar Lead reporter for the British Pakistani Christian Association, said:
“This family are deeply traumatised. They have lost a son to an extremely heinous crime and the chance for them to get justice is limited. The manner in which police officers have attempted to camouflage this crime has hurt and angered them. They are calling for an independent inquiry into the handling of their son’s death.”

“The brutal nature of the crimes inflicted on Christians in Pakistan is the product of their vulnerability and the warped minds that breed in the nation. The levels of rape, sodomy and murder in Pakistan are reaching unprecedented levels. Christians and other minorities are a natural target as they are disenfranchised by the country’s laws and statutes”

 https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/09/pakistan-muslims-rape-and-murder-christian-boy-police-register-death-as-natural-and-not-suspicious





The Christian Holocaust in the Middle East is happening right now (Graphic)

September 5, 2016

Human Rights have turned a blind eye until now. Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Iran, and other countries have endured brutal persecution. Often, more than 50% of the Christian population is being driven out. This must stop! Does it make any sense that the Christian world is silent in the face of this persecution and ethnic cleansing at the hands of the Muslims???

http://www.israelvideonetwork.com/the-christian-holocaust-in-the-middle-east-is-happening-right-now-graphic-warning/





Will blow up every church, kill all Christians: Boko Haram's new leader, announced by ISIS

The ISIS published an interview with Abu Musab al-Barnawi, the new leader of Boko Haram where al-Barnawai said that Christians were seeking to Christianize the society. He said they would respond by blowing up every church, and killing all Christians.

August 4, 2016

The interview with al-Barnawi indicates a major shift in strategy for the Nigerian extremists, who have killed many more Muslims than Christians in attacks in mosques with suicide bombers and gunmen. There have also been attacks on crowded marketplaces in predominantly Muslim areas and the killings and kidnappings of school children. The targeting of students accounts for its nickname Boko Haram, which means Western education is sinful or forbidden.

"They strongly seek to Christianize the society. ... They exploit the condition of those who are displaced under the raging war, providing them with food and shelter and then Christianizing their children," SITE Intelligence quotes the new leader as saying. Al-Barnawi says the militants will respond to that threat by "booby-trapping and blowing up every church that we are able to reach, and killing all of those (Christians) who we find from the citizens of the cross."

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/blow-up-church-kill-christians-boko-haram-new-leader-isis/1/731724.html




July:

Former ISIS Fighter Says Terror Group 'Executes Christians on the Spot, Mutilates Dead Bodies'

July 7, 2016

"After a month, we understood the reality of what was happening. It was worse than tyranny of the government forces," he said. "They were extremely brutal, killing women and the elderly who did not obey them. They abused and mutilated their dead bodies.

One thing that has been proven throughout IS' rule in Syria and Iraq over the last two years is that the jihadis don't just like to kill religious minorities, they like to make horrific examples of them and also other Muslims who violate their strict Islamic law or undermine the organization's authority.

"They cut up the corpses, tied them to the back of the cars and dragged them along," Zurab detailed, adding that Christians don't stand a chance under IS' rule. "They would not even talk to Christians, Christians would be killed on the spot," he asserted. "They would find them and publicly execute them. I witnessed many executions."

http://www.christianpost.com/news/isis-fighter-terror-group-executes-christians-mutilates-dead-bodies-166170/#DhQzX4w8wUMbrtd9.99



Christian Mother of 7 Hacked to Death in Nigeria While Preaching

July 12, 2016

A Christian mother of seven was hacked to death by suspected Muslim radicals in Nigeria and her mutilated body was discovered in a pool of blood along with a Bible and megaphone she used to preach every morning. According to local reports, 41-year-old Eunice Olawale, a pastor at the Redeemed Christian Church of Nigeria and an evangelist, was murdered in the early morning hours on Saturday while she was out evangelizing near Nigeria's capital of Abuja.

Not only was Olawole stabbed in the stomach and cut in the legs but her throat was also slit. When her body was discovered, her head was reportedly resting on the top of her Bible.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/christian-mother-7-hacked-to-death-nigeria-preaching-severed-head-left-on-bible-166357/#pwyP8HLfQiOFd33V.99



Christians facing extinction in Iraq at the hands of jihadist warriors


July 5, 2016

The Christian population in Iraq has now diminished to an alarming 50,000 to 250,000, compared with 1.4 million in 2003. They were either massacred by jihadists or abducted.
Christians have faced being forced to convert to Islam, pay a high living tax (jizya, mandated in the Qur’an) to the Islamic State, or abandon their ancestral homes. Many were enslaved or murdered.

Reverend Canon Andrew White, (aka “The Vicar of Baghdad”) known for his love of humanity, stated of Islamic State jihadists: “When I invited ISIL to dinner they said, ‘Yes, we’ll come, but we’ll chop off your head.’ Rather kind of them to warn me.”

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/07/christians-facing-extinction-in-iraq-at-the-hands-of-jihadist-warriors




Syria: “Moderate” Muslims slit Christian’s throat, boast “Jesus did not come to save him”


JUNE 26, 2016

In a recent heinous incident, jihadists slit throat of a Christian in front of his wife, giving a vent to their odium for Christianity, they mocked the woman in a derogatory way saying “Your Jesus did not come to save him from us.”

This odious incident took place in Syria’ ancient town Maalula; which was invaded by the militants few days ago.A Christian woman resident of Maalula told the media saying, “They arrived in our town at dawn and shouted ‘We are from the Al-Nusra Front and have come to make lives miserable for the Crusaders,”

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/06/syria-moderate-muslims-slit-christians-throat-boast-jesus-did-not-come-to-save-him





3 Christian Missionaries Go Missing in Middle East after Surviving Brutal Beating by Terrorists with Iron Pipes

June 17, 2016

The ministry's website explains that Samuel, 29, James, 30, and Stephan, 32, who are all Christian converts from Islam, were hospitalized on Sunday after being ambushed by Muslim extremists as they were preaching to a man they met on their way home from prayer service.

As evangelism and apostasy are both punishable by death in some regions of the Middle East, the ministry reports that the militants shouted "Allahu Akbar" and yelled "kill them" as they beat the preachers with iron pipes and desecrated their Bibles.

Fortunately, passersby on a bus stopped and chased off the radicals and transported the men to a nearby hospital. James, the evangelist, was reported as being in critical condition. While in the hospital, the three missionaries said they sensed they were being watched "with a cruel intention" and asked the doctors to discharge them.

The disappearance of the three men is not the first time Bibles for Mideast missionaries have gone missing. In April, a 43-year-old Indian Christian preacher named Reji Joseph, who voluntarily ministered for Bibles for Mideast, went missing along with three co-workers in Tripoli, Kenya.

Although the ministry is concerned about their abducted missionaries, the organization tells concerned Christians that death is not something that should be feared.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/3-christian-missionaries-go-missing-middle-east-surviving-beating-militants-iron-pipes-165348/#fjzMc6sKY1xLt27t.99




2016.06.09  Pakistan : 1 Dead A Christian man is badly beaten by a Muslim mob for selling food deemed 'unclean' because of his religion.

2016.06.05   Syria: 2 Dead 27 Injured Two people are killed when Islamists target a church with rockets.

2016.06.05   Bangladesh: 1 Dead A Christian man is hacked to death at his shop by Islamists.

2016.06.02   Nigeria : 1 Dead Muslim youth behead a Christian woman for insulting Muhammad after an argument over religion.

2016.05.31   Nigeria: 3 Dead Muslim terrorists burn churches and a pastors home, and hack three villagers to death as they slept.




Nigeria: Muslims murder three Christians, attack a fourth with machetes


JUNE 2, 2016

Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed three Christians in their home in the early hours of Tuesday (May 31) in Kaduna state, days after herdsmen attacked another area Christian with machetes, area sources said. The armed herdsmen attacked Ninte village, Jema’a Local Government Area in the north-central state of Kaduna, at about 2 a.m. and burned a pastor’s house and those of others, a survivor told Morning Star News.

Zakka Kagoma, 40, and two other Christians yet to be identified were killed in their house where they were sleeping, said Naomi Sali of neighboring Andaha, one of hundreds of Christians from 14 villages who fled the area. A Jema’a LGA official confirmed the attack but said two persons were killed.

Sali, 45, and other residents escaped into the bushes, where she passed the rest of the night before finding her way to Jos, Plateau state to take refuge. “There were gunshots throughout the night as we hid in the bushes,” she said. “They burned down houses, and set fire to the house of the pastor of ECWA

“A Christian whose name is Ango was returning from his farm at about 5 p.m. when he was ambushed and attacked by a band of three Fulani Herdsmen,” she said. “Ango was pursued by three sons of the Ardo [Fulani leader] in the area. They captured him and dragged him to the bush close to a stream, where they cut him with machetes. He was left there unconscious as they thought he was dead.”

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/06/nigeria-muslims-murder-three-christians-attack-a-fourth-with-machetes



Christian Man Hacked to Death by ISIS in Bangladesh After Sunday Prayers

June 6, 2016

The minority Christian community in northwest Bangladesh is mourning the brutal killing of a local Christian man who served as a gardener at a church, which has been claimed by the Islamic State terror group.

"Sunil Gomes was hacked to death at his grocery store just near a church at Bonpara village. "He attended Sunday prayers at my church and then went to his grocery store. The next thing we know he was hacked to death. I can't imagine how anyone can kill such an innocent man," Rebeiro said.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/christian-man-hacked-death-isis-bangladesh-sunday-prayers-164869/



ISIS' Genocide Against Christians Escalates in Iraq, Syria;


May 26, 2016

In a letter thanking U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for declaring the massacre against Christians in Iraq and Syria a genocide, the ACLJ called on the U.S. to take several steps and advance the case at the U.N.

In its letter, the ACLJ describes how IS has killed both Christians and Yazidis by the thousands, and subjected thousands more to rape and enslavement, targeting their respective religions, and destroying their places of worship, livelihood, and homes.The letter warns that the Christian population is rapidly decreasing in both Iraq and Syria, with followers of Christ often forced to choose between converting to Islam, paying a high protection tax called jizya, fleeing their ancient homelands, or facing death.

Earlier in May, the U.N. Secretary-General's Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, Jan Kubis, submitted a briefing to the Security Council condemning "in the strongest possible terms the continued killings, kidnapping, rape and torture of Iraqis by ISIL, which may constitute crimes against humanity, war crimes and even genocide."

http://www.christianpost.com/news/isis-genocide-christian-escalates-iraq-syria-religious-freedom-group-demands-un-take-action-164517/#5CJkDRt5thhOtdvu.99



Baptist Pastor Poisoned to Death in Eastern Uganda

Missing Muslim villager suspected.

May 20, 2016

A Muslim villager in eastern Uganda is suspected in the poisoning death of a pastor on Sunday .

Micah Byamukama, pastor of Kasecha Baptist Church in Kasecha village, Kibuku District, died at Kabweri Health Centre at 9 p.m. after ingesting an insecticide that Ahmed Mupere put into his food that evening, area sources said. He was 61.
Mupere was said to be upset with Pastor Byamukama, a fervent evangelist, after public discussions in which the pastor challenged his belief in Jinn, supernatural creatures in early Arabic mythology and later Islamic theology. The pastor had asserted that “the true God is the God of the Lord Jesus Christ, who conquered the power of Satan including the Islamic Jinn,” an area source said.

http://morningstarnews.org/2016/05/baptist-pastor-poisoned-to-death-in-eastern-uganda/







May 16th: One of the Christian men being tortured by police taken by a relative who bribed his way into the police station.


Wealthy Muslim Man Shoots 2-Year-Old Christian Boy in Head after Father Refuses to Work for Free

May 11, 2016|

A 2-year-old boy was shot and killed by a wealthy Muslim landowner in Nazimabad, Pakistan, who was angry at his father for refusing to work at his home without pay.
Fides News Agency reported on Wednesday that the alleged murderer, Haji Rasheed, refused to pay Christian worker Samsoon Masih the money he owed him for painting his house. A dispute then arose in which Masih said he would no longer work in Rasheed's house.

Enraged, the landowner and his son, Bahsrat, then allegedly broke into the Christian man's house and started shooting indiscriminately. While Masih and his father were only injured, a bullet struck his 2-year-old son, Ayaan, killing him instantly.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/wealthy-muslim-man-shoots-2-year-old-christian-boy-head-father-refuses-work-for-free-163729/#5OYVuK3JXVEzyR7r.99




5/03/ 2016 Aleppo Syria : 9 dead ; 45 injured; Al-Nusra fire 60 mortars into a Christian residential area, killing nine innocents.

4/25/2016 Enugu Nigeria : 48 dead; 60 injured : Forty-eight people are reported dead after Muslim terrorists attack their village, hacking, shooting, and burning their homes and church.


Christians In Great Tribulation

The Christian Holocaust in the Middle East Is Happening Right Now (Graphic)

May 10, 2016 While the world stays silent- will you speak up? 

http://www.israelvideonetwork.com/the-christian-holocaust-in-the-middle-east-is-happening-right-now-graphic/





'Life is horrible': Syria's Christians fear total Genocide

May 10, 2016

The plight of Christians in Raqqa is the eye of a storm that threatens to engulf all of the embattled nation whose ties to Christianity are as old as the faith itself. Terror, bombings and systematic persecution designated as genocide by the U.S. has left the close-knit community of Syrian Christians fearing for their future.

“We are facing terrorist action in the whole geography of Syria,” the Rev. Ibrahim Nseir, pastor of the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon and the Presbyterian Church in Aleppo, told FoxNews.com from the conflict-torn city. “They are destroying our churches, killing and kidnapping Christians, stealing our homes and our businesses.”

Amid the conflict, Christian archbishops, nuns, clerics and church leaders have been systematically kidnapped and executed, suicide bombers have struck at Christmas celebrations and many of the faith’s most sacred sites and treasures haven been looted or destroyed. The castle of Krak des Chevaliers, just west of Homs, which was the fortress for the Knights Hospitaller during the Crusades, and the famed Catholic Monastery of St. Elian, home to a 5th-century tomb, are among the notable sites that have been ravaged.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/05/10/life-is-horrible-syrias-christians-fear-total-genocide.html

Would this be defined as"great tribulation" or "God's Wrath"? 




This Section is posted for the remembrance of hundreds of thousands of believers who have been slain, tortured, mutilated, crucified, raped, sold into sex slavery, starved to death, burned alive, and every other evil device satan has thrown to extinguish the message of a Risen Savior who IS the ONLY WAY, TRUTH, LIFE, and HOPE of humanity.

Throughout the history of Christianity, those who have stood up for their faith in Yeshua (Jesus) have given all, denied self, and have laid down their lives for the testimony of truth.

The Bible attest to those faithful:

" Who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. Women received their dead raised to life again. And others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection.

Still others had trial of mockings and scourgings, yes, and of chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawed in two, were tempted, were slain with the sword. They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented-- of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts and mountains, in dens and caves of the earth.

And all these, having obtained a good testimony through faith, did not receive the promise, God having provided something better for us"  They are waiting for city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God." (Hebrews 11:10,33)

These believers were so totally convinced of God's Promises,  "These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth... But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them."   (Hebrews 11:13,16)

According to those who suffered the most, they tell us that it is a necessary element to refine those who believe. The Apostle Paul exhorted "them to continue in the faith, and saying, "We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God." (Acts 14:22)

Jesus again admonishes His Followers with a warning and a promise:  "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)

God needs His faithful servants to be brave and testify in the midst of adversity. It is written in the coming days: 
 

"Those who are wise shall shine Like the brightness of the firmament, And those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever." ( Daniel 12:3)  

Contrary to popular belief, we must be here as "Light", "Salt", and "Co-workers" with Jesus. Jesus clearly expressed His desire for those who would become His followers:

"I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one." ( John 17:15 )

Yes - in these coming days God will raise up His Faithful: " And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death." (Revelation 12:11)  

 Some will pay the ultimate price: "Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My Name's Sake." (Matthew 24:9)


In the Name of their God :  " They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service."  

Jesus Himself promises:  "Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life." (Revelation 2:10)

According to the Prophet Daniel, there will be teachers who understand the depth of the Judgment hour message :

" the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits. And those of the people who understand shall instruct many; yet for many days they shall fall by sword and flame, by captivity and plundering. Now when they fall, they shall be aided with a little help; but many shall join with them by intrigue. And some of those of understanding shall fall, to refine them, purify them, and make them white, until the time of the end; because it is still for the appointed time." (Daniel 11:32-35)

The Devil is being "restrained" until he will be taken out of the way:  "And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved."

For the brave Brothers and Sisters who have given up their lives to testify of the love of Jesus to others, those who didn't run or back down,will receive a GREAT REWARD from our Savior's Hand:


" I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying, "Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!"

All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying: "Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, Thanksgiving and honor and power and might, Be to our God forever and ever. Amen."

Then one of the elders answered asked, "Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?"

And I said to him, "Sir, you know." So he said to me, "These are the ones who COME OUT OF THE GREAT TRIBULATION, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them.

They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."(Revelation 7:9-17)

 Pray for our extended family in Jesus who UNDERSTAND and are IN GREAT TRIBULATION:


Just a Few Among Thousands in Great Tribulation:



Hindu Extremists in Uttar Pradesh, India Torture Christian Convert

May 6, 2016

In the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, Hindu extremists in Tewardih, Varanasi who have long insisted that a 30-year-old convert from Hinduism, Joginder Gold, stop worshipping Christ took him to a farm house on April 9 and tortured him.

“They tied me upside down on a tree and started verbally abusing me for my faith in Christ and started to beat me on the soles of my feet.” One of the assailants beat Gold for three hours and then inserted a stick into his mouth while two others sat on his chest. During the assault, the Christian vomited blood three times before losing consciousness.

Thinking that he had died, the radical Hindus put Gold in a shallow pit and covered him with hay and leaves, an area church leader said. The man lay on a Charpoy [traditional woven] bed and thereafter put the bed out on the road, and the villagers gathered up to see Joginder lying almost dead on the bed.

“The injuries he suffered on the soles of his feet were so severe that they affected the veins in his head, and he suffered severe head pain along with severe pain in his chest, thigh, arm, buttock, upper back and left calf,” Pastor David told Morning Star News.

http://morningstarnews.org/2016/05/hindu-extremists-in-uttar-pradesh-india-torture-christian-convert/




Violence against Nigerian Christians rises; pastor murdered for preaching about Jesus, repentance


15 April, 2016

Nigerian pastor, Chukwu Ekere, has been brutally murdered by four gang members for preaching about Jesus and telling them to repent for their sins. "The gang [confessed] to have been responsible for the kidnapping of Pastor Chukwu Ekere ... and killed him for the simple reason that the man of God disturbed them with his preaching of repentance and also for urging them to shun their nefarious activities and accept God," the police said in a statement, as quoted by PM News Nigeria.

http://christiandaily.com/article/violence-against-nigerian-christians-rises-gang-members-recently-murdered-pastor-for-preaching-about-repentance/51253.htm




2016.04.06 Pakistan: A Muslim gang slits the throat of a disabled Christian for trying to defend members of his community.

2016.03.27 Pakistan: 74 Dead 362 injured A massive suicide blast targeting Christian families celebrating Easter leaves over seventy dead, half of whom were children.

2016.03.22 Bangladesh: A Christian convert is stabbed to death by Religion of Peace proponents.

2016.03.21 Egypt: Four Bible translators for Wycliffe are brutally slain in their office at an undisclosed location in the Middle East.

2016.03.13 Ivory Coast: 18 Dead 17 injured Al-Qaeda gunmen assault a hotel and murder anyone refusing to praise Allah with them. The eighteen killed include a 5-year-old Christian who was cut down while praying.

2016.03.04 Yemen: Militant Muslims storm a Catholic retirement home and murder sixteen, including four nuns and the elderly residents.

2016.02.27 Pakistan: A Muslim shouts a religious slur and fires into a Christian home, killing a 17-year-old boy.

2016.02.24 Nigeria: 300 Dead Radical Islamic mercenaries sweep through a series of Christian villages and slaughter over three hundred, including pregnant women and children.

2016.02.21 Bangladesh: A Hindu priest is hacked to death and beheaded by Muslim extremists outside his temple.

2016.02.14 Nigeria: 2 Dead 19 injured Fulani terrorists attack a Christian community and hack a brother and sister to death.

2016.02.11 USA: Four people at a Christian-owned restaurant with an Israeli flag are slashed by a Muslim wielding a machete yelling 'Allah Akbar'…

2016.01.31 Kenya: Militant Muslims raid a Christian village and kill four innocents, one of whom is beheaded and the other burned inside his home.

2016.01.29 Nigeria: 10 Dead 28 injured A young suicide bomber detonates at a busy market near a church, taking out ten innocents.

2016.01.27 Nigeria: 16 Dead 32 injured Suicide bombers send shrapnel through sixteen innocents at a vegetable market in a Christian town.

2016.01.27 Uganda: A Christian convert is murdered after being threatened by an imam.

2016.01.24 Syria: 3 Dead 10 injured Three Christians are killed in a targeted bomb attack on their restaurant.

2016.01.13 Pakistan : A 17-year-old girl is killed after telling a group of Muslim men that she would not have sex with them because she is a devout Christian.

2016.01.07 Bangladesh: A convert to Christianity is 'eliminated' by devout Muslims for leaving Islam.

2016.01.05 Pakistan: A 7-year-old Christian boy is kidnapped, raped and killed by 'influential' Muslims.

2015.12.29 Syria: 17 Dead 30 injured Two suicide blasts outside eateries in a Christian neighborhood leave seventeen dead.

2015.12.24 Philippines: Islamists capture and shoot five Christian farmers 'one-by-one' the day before Christmas.

2015.12.23 Uganda: A pastor is beheaded by militant Muslims.

2015.12.21 Kenya 2 Dead 3 injured Two passengers are killed when Islamists board a bus and try to separate Christians for execution.

2015.12.21 Syria: 2 Dead 33 injured At least one child is among the causalities when Sunnis bomb a Christian neighborhood.

2015.12.18 Mali: Three broadcasters are brutally murdered outside a Christian radio station.

2015.12.02 Uganda: A father-of-five is hacked to death by a group of Islamists after leaving Islam for Christianity.

2015.11.23 Egypt: A 26-year-old mother of two is murdered by her conservative uncle after leaving Islam for Christianity.

2015.11.09 CAR: 10 Dead 8 injured Muslim militia cut the throats of ten Christian villagers.

2015.10.26 CAR: Three ordinary Christians are targeted, abducted and murdered by Muslim radicals.

2015.10.19 Libya: An African Christian is beheaded by an Arab Muslim on video.

2015.10.19 Uganda: Muslims drag a mother of eight from her home and shoot her because her husband converted to Christianity.

2015.10.13 Indonesia: 1 Dead 4 injured One person is killed when a Muslim bomb burns down a church.

2015.10.02 Yemen: Extremists enter a home and shoot a young convert to Christianity to death.

2015.09.26 CAR: 21 Dead 100 injured A mob of Muslims pour automatic weapons fire into a Christian neighborhood, killing at least twenty-one.

2015.09.23 Syria: Three Christian Assyrians taken captive by the caliphate are executed with shots to the head.

2015.09.23 Uganda: A Christian evangelist is beaten to death by Islamists following a debate.

2015.09.20 Syria: A Christian is executed by the Islamic State for refusing to pay jizya tax.

2015.09.16 Nigeria 18 Dead 150 injured Muslims attack a Christian community, killing eighteen innocents, including a man and his six children.

Revelation 14:13 :

"Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, "Write: 'Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.' " "Yes," says the Spirit, "that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them."




It's Genocide; Now American, Middle Eastern Christians Must Unite

April 14, 2016

Last month, the United States formally recognized that a genocide against Middle Eastern Christians and other minorities is taking place at the hands of ISIS in Iraq and Syria. What next?

While steps must be taken to stop future atrocities from occurring, provide aid to those whose lives have been upended, and to plan for their future, we must also recognize and nurture the solidarity that we as American Christians share with our brothers and sisters overseas.

To advocate for them we must love them. And to love them we must know them. Without this enriched relationship being developed over the long term, advocacy will languish. Just as importantly, we will miss the opportunity for spiritual participation in their suffering as members of the Body of Christ, and the joyful solidarity that results.

To this end, the Family Research Council and partnering organizations Open Doors, The Voice of the Martyrs, Institute of Religion and Democracy, In Defense of Christians, Christian Solidarity Worldwide-USA, the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, and International Christian Concern are calling on churches across America to observe April 17, 2016 as Stand with the Persecuted Sunday.

During services that day, nearly 40,000 churches in the United States are being asked to take a few minutes to stand with believers across this nation and around the world by:

1. praying for the persecuted (and for the conversion of the persecutors)

2. participating in practical ministry to brothers and sisters overseas

3. promoting public policy that protects the persecuted, such as standing for their right to religious freedom, and for a secure home for them and their posterity.

Prayer not only benefits the persecuted; it benefits us, and is used by God to strengthen our (and their) relationship with Him. It naturally leads to practical ministry, as our hearts are drawn to our brothers and sisters. It also leads us to want to see that fellow believers are protected overseas.

www.christianpost.com/news/its-genocide-now-american-middle-eastern-christians-must-unite-161498/#3FGIDAXwofFtxC50.99



Christian girl from Pakistan keeps faith in Jesus despite hellish experience under ISIS captivity


09 April 2016

She said her personal hell began when she and her family were kidnapped by the ISIS militants while they were sleeping in an undisclosed place in the Middle East last year. She said the armed men brutally beat her and her entire family and threatened to kill them if they shouted for help.

"Then, the kidnappers dragged me from my mother's lap to their car in the street. My eyes and mouth were covered with a piece of cloth and they took me to [an] unknown place where five of them raped me in front of each other, taking turns," Komal said.

"Almost for two months they beat me every day for nothing and did not give [me] enough food to eat," she said. But that was not yet the worst experience she suffered. Komal said the worst came when she found out that she had been impregnated by one of her rapists. The culprit then forced her to change her religion from Christianity to Islam so that he could marry her.

Her husband then continued raping her for the next two months. Not content in humiliating her, the ISIS brute then forced her to become a prostitute, which Komal said was her worst agony of all: "I felt like dying every day... I was forced into prostitution. He even hired a watch-woman to keep an eye on me almost round the clock." But despite the sickening pain and abject humiliation, Komal said she never gave up her faith in Jesus Christ. She said she never lost hope that someday God would rescue her and "get me out of this hell."

God finally answered her prayers in February this year when she was presented with the perfect opportunity to escape. Her family also managed to escape from ISIS captivity and now they're back together again, trying to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives.

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/christian.girl.from.pakistan.keeps.faith.in.jesus.despite.hellish.experience.under.isis.captivity/83525.htm?



2016.04.06 Pakistan: A Muslim gang slits the throat of a disabled Christian for trying to defend members of his community.


2016.03.27 Pakistan: 74 Dead 362 injured A massive suicide blast targeting Christian families celebrating Easter leaves over seventy dead, half of whom were children.

2016.03.22 Bangladesh: A Christian convert is stabbed to death by Religion of Peace proponents.

2016.03.21 Egypt: Four Bible translators for Wycliffe are brutally slain in their office at an undisclosed location in the Middle East.

2016.03.13 Ivory Coast: 18 Dead 17 injured Al-Qaeda gunmen assault a hotel and murder anyone refusing to praise Allah with them. The eighteen killed include a 5-year-old Christian who was cut down while praying.

2016.03.04 Yemen: Militant Muslims storm a Catholic retirement home and murder sixteen, including four nuns and the elderly residents.

2016.02.27 Pakistan: A Muslim shouts a religious slur and fires into a Christian home, killing a 17-year-old boy.

2016.02.24 Nigeria: 300 Dead Radical Islamic mercenaries sweep through a series of Christian villages and slaughter over three hundred, including pregnant women and children.

2016.02.21 Bangladesh: A Hindu priest is hacked to death and beheaded by Muslim extremists outside his temple.

2016.02.14 Nigeria: 2 Dead 19 injured Fulani terrorists attack a Christian community and hack a brother and sister to death.

2016.02.11 USA: Four people at a Christian-owned restaurant with an Israeli flag are slashed by a Muslim wielding a machete yelling 'Allah Akbar'…

2016.01.31 Kenya: Militant Muslims raid a Christian village and kill four innocents, one of whom is beheaded and the other burned inside his home.

2016.01.29 Nigeria: 10 Dead 28 injured A young suicide bomber detonates at a busy market near a church, taking out ten innocents.

2016.01.27 Nigeria: 16 Dead 32 injured Suicide bombers send shrapnel through sixteen innocents at a vegetable market in a Christian town.

2016.01.27 Uganda: A Christian convert is murdered after being threatened by an imam.

2016.01.24 Syria: 3 Dead 10 injured Three Christians are killed in a targeted bomb attack on their restaurant.

2016.01.13 Pakistan : A 17-year-old girl is killed after telling a group of Muslim men that she would not have sex with them because she is a devout Christian.

2016.01.07 Bangladesh: A convert to Christianity is 'eliminated' by devout Muslims for leaving Islam.

2016.01.05 Pakistan: A 7-year-old Christian boy is kidnapped, raped and killed by 'influential' Muslims.

Inconvenient Genocide

"Although precise data is hard to come by, it is clear that thousands of Christians have been slaughtered. Thousands of Christian women and girls have been sold as sex slaves in ISIS slave markets, subjected to continuous, violent rape and beatings. Nuns and priests have been enslaved, crucified, mutilated, kidnapped and held for ransom, as have lay members of Christian communities. Christians have been burned alive."

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Column-One-Inconvenient-genocide-450612#xtor=EPR-1-[Newsletter


U.S. at Easter: When Christians Are Slaughtered, Look the Other Way

Muslims Slaughter Over 10,000 Christians and Destroy 13,000 Churches in Nigeria

March 27, 2016

What Christians in Nigeria are experiencing is a live snapshot of what millions of Christians and other non-Muslims have experienced since the seventh century, when Islam "migrated" to their borders: violence, persecution, enslavement, and the destruction of churches.

In addition, "1.3 million Christians have become internally displaced or forced to relocate elsewhere," and "13,000 churches have been closed or destroyed altogether." Countless "thousands of Christian businesses, houses and other property have been destroyed."

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/7700/easter-christians-slaughtered


Beheadings, imprisonment made 2015 worst year for Christian persecution, report finds

March 08, 2016

Beheadings, imprisonment and eviction from ancestral homelands made 2015 the worst year on record for persecution of Christians, with North Korea topping a list of 10 otherwise Muslim nations as the most dangerous places for followers of the Gospel, according to a new report.

Islamic extremism and authoritarian governments combined to make last year the worst in modern history for Christians around the world, according to Open Doors USA. The trend spiked upward in the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia, with thousands of Christians killed or imprisoned, and even more chased from their homes.

"Islamic extremism continues to be the primary driving force behind the expansion of persecution,” said Open Doors President and CEO David Curry. “It is no longer just a Christian problem, but a global problem that must be addressed.”

"The report confirms what we have seen develop in these countries -- a rise in Islamic extremism that tragically targets minority religions -- especially Christians,” said Jay Sekulow, chief council for the American Center for Law and Justice. “The brutality is unspeakable, with nearly 1 million Christians being slaughtered or displaced in the Middle East.”

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/03/08/beheadings-imprisonment-made-2015-worst-year-for-christian-persecution-report-finds.html?intcmp=hpbt2


Bombed, Burned, and Urinated On: Churches under Islam

March 2, 2016

"A group of Muslim men went into a Christian district, abducted a 7-year-old boy, and took turns gang-raping him before finally strangling him to death with a rope. Locals found the child's body the next day dumped in a field: "[T]he body was sent for post-mortem examination which revealed that the 7-year-old was killed after being brutally raped," a local said.

Muslims in a car accosted three Christian girls walking home from work. They sexually harassed them, saying "Christian girls are only meant for one thing, the pleasure of Muslim men." When the girls tried to run away, the Muslims chased them down in their car and ran them over, killing one 17-year-old girl.

A Christian man was brutally tortured to death by police in an attempt to get him to confess to stealing from his Muslim employer. Khurram, the son of Liaqat Masih, the 47-year-old slain Christian, was also tortured by police for the same reason; he shared his eyewitness testimony of the beating his father endured before expiring. Police stripped him naked, made him stand on a chair, tied his hands behind his back, and hung him from the ceiling, causing Liaqat's shoulders to become dislocated.

Each time the captive's feet hit the floor, a police officer would pull the rope to lift him up again and continued applying tension to his arms and dislocated shoulders. Because both Khurram and Liaqat adamantly maintained their innocence during the ordeal, the officers continued to beat his tied-up father with wooden logs until he eventually died. About an hour into the beating, the guards noticed that Liaqat was no longer breathing."




ISIS Burns Christians Alive in Locked Caskets, Escaped Prisoner Reveals

January 6, 2016

An Iraqi soldier who escaped from an Islamic State prison has described the terror group's brutal torture of Christians, many of whom died during the torture.

"They tortured the [expletive] out of the Christians and some died in the process," Sergeant Karam Saad of the Iraqi military, who was held captive in June 2014, told Independent Journal.

"They would take some and lock them in a kind of casket, and set it on fire from the inside," he added. "I only spent three nights in prison. During that time, I paid attention to how many guards were on duty and any signs of weaker security."


http://www.christianpost.com/news/isis-burns-christians-alive-locked-caskets-escaped-iraqi-soldier-islamic-state-prisoner-revels-154281/#ggAxlFbyfcWmZKJe.99


2015.12.29 Syria: 17 Dead 30 injured Two suicide blasts outside eateries in a Christian neighborhood leave seventeen dead.

2015.12.24 Philippines: Islamists capture and shoot five Christian farmers 'one-by-one' the day before Christmas.

2015.12.23 Uganda: A pastor is beheaded by militant Muslims.

2015.12.21 Kenya 2 Dead 3 injured Two passengers are killed when Islamists board a bus and try to separate Christians for execution.

2015.12.21 Syria: 2 Dead 33 injured At least one child is among the causalities when Sunnis bomb a Christian neighborhood.

2015.12.18 Mali: Three broadcasters are brutally murdered outside a Christian radio station.

2015.12.02 Uganda: A father-of-five is hacked to death by a group of Islamists after leaving Islam for Christianity.

2015.11.23 Egypt: A 26-year-old mother of two is murdered by her conservative uncle after leaving Islam for Christianity.

2015.11.09 CAR: 10 Dead 8 injured Muslim militia cut the throats of ten Christian villagers.

2015.10.26 CAR: Three ordinary Christians are targeted, abducted and murdered by Muslim radicals.

2015.10.19 Libya: An African Christian is beheaded by an Arab Muslim on video.

2015.10.19 Uganda: Muslims drag a mother of eight from her home and shoot her because her husband converted to Christianity.

2015.10.13 Indonesia: 1 Dead 4 injured One person is killed when a Muslim bomb burns down a church.

2015.10.02 Yemen: Extremists enter a home and shoot a young convert to Christianity to death.

2015.09.26 CAR: 21 Dead 100 injured A mob of Muslims pour automatic weapons fire into a Christian neighborhood, killing at least twenty-one.

2015.09.23 Syria: Three Christian Assyrians taken captive by the caliphate are executed with shots to the head.

2015.09.23 Uganda: A Christian evangelist is beaten to death by Islamists following a debate.

2015.09.20 Syria: A Christian is executed by the Islamic State for refusing to pay jizya tax.

2015.09.16 Nigeria 18 Dead 150 injured Muslims attack a Christian community, killing eighteen innocents, including a man and his six children.


" I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. And they cried with a loud voice, saying, "How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?"

Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed." (Revelation 6:9-11)