“They have long complained of discrimination, and sectarian violence intermittently erupts, especially in rural areas in the country’s south,” AFP noted, referring to Christians. “The embattled Christian minority has been targeted by a series of deadly attacks over the past two years, most claimed by ISIS [Islamic State] extremist group.” … [Read more...] about Egypt Creates Agency to Combat ‘Sectarian Incidents’ Following Wave of Attacks Against Christians
“Islam is the dominant religion in the north of Nigeria, while Christianity is dominant in the south,” the report notes. “Radical groups, such as Boko Haram and Muslim Fulani herdsmen, violently persecute believers in the northern and Middle Belt regions.” … [Read more...] about Nigerian Group Urges Christians to Defend Themselves Against Boko Haram, Herdsmen: ‘Don’t Be Naive’
Activists believe that rather than advocate for the Christian minority, the Babylon Brigade’s representatives in parliament will be most concerned with tipping the scales in favor of the Badr Organization, which secured the second-largest seat total in parliament. Kalasho said he sees the situation as evidence that the entire election was flawed — echoing complaints of irregularities elsewhere that the U.S. has said should be investigated. … [Read more...] about A Mostly Non-Christian Militia Won 2 Of Iraqi Christians’ Parliamentary Seats. Now Christians Want Trump To Intervene.
The British government has admitted that no Christians were taken among the Syrian refugees flown into Britain recently, with the Home Office rejected the handful of non-Muslims selected for resettlement by the United Nations. Despite the persecution of Christians at the hands of Islamic extremists in Syria having been declared genocide by the U.S., the European Union (EU) and even British MPs themselves in a 2016 parliamentary vote, the 1,112 Syrians that Britain resettled in the first three months of 2018 consisted only of Muslims. … [Read more...] about ‘National Disgrace’ – UK Home Office Rejects Syrian Christians, Refugee Intake 100 Percent Muslim
“The government [of Iran] is committed to expanding the influence of Shia Islam,” Open Doors UK, an organization that advocates for Christians around the world, wrote on its website. “House churches for believers from Muslim backgrounds have been raided and leaders given long prison sentences. Consequently,” the website explained. “Christians from the government-approved historical Armenian and Assyrian Christians who reach out to Muslims have reported discrimination, harassment, physical abuse and imprisonment.” … [Read more...] about Iran’s Foreign Minister Hails Birth of Jesus in Christmas Tweet As Islamic Republic Cracks Down on Christians