Bulletin of Christian Persecution November 1-18, 2010

November 1, 2010
Iraq
Jihadis kill 58 Catholic Christians in church in Iraq. Update HERE. See photos HERE (Hat tip to AtlasShrugs Warning: graphic images). UPDATE: Exiled Archbishop calls on Iraqi Christians to leave the country. UPDATE: Christian refugees head for France.

Russia
Two Russian Orthodox churches and one Baptist church were targeted by arsonists on Monday night. One of them was almost burnt to the ground. More HERE.

November 2, 2010
Turkey
On the night between 28 and 29 October, unknown assailants entered, in the cemetery of the island of Panagia Imvros and seriously vandalised 78 graves.

Bangladesh
Muslim villagers last month beat a 63-year-old Christian convert and his youngest son because they refused to return to Islam.

November 3, 2010
Iraq
Al qaeda group says Christians are legitimate targets for ‘terrorism.”

November 5, 2010
Azerbaijan
Police burst into a private home and arrested 4 of Baptist Christians “guilty” of praying together.

Kuwait
Islamic fundamentalists preventing the construction of a church in Kuwait.(Sharia law that says that Christians cannot build new churches or fix old ones).

November 7, 2010
Israel (Hat tip to JihadWatch)
Israeli authorities have charged the imam of a mosque in Nazareth with inciting violence against Pope Benedict and supporting al Qaeda and “global jihad.”

Malaysia (Hat tip to InfidelsAreCool )
Muslim converts to Christianity in Malaysia have been taken to Islamic camps to try to force them back to Islam.

November 8, 2010
Iraq (Hat tip to JihadWatch)
In another attack against Christians in Iraq, a week after the massacre in the Syrian Catholic Church of Our Lady of Salvation in Baghdad, two worshipers were killed.

November 9, 2010
Pakistan
A Christian woman is sentenced to death for committing blasphemy against Islam by speaking of how Jesus had died on the cross for the sins of humanity and asking Muslim women what Muhammad had done for them. More HERE.

November 10, 2010
Iraq
A string of anti-Christian bombings has cost six more lives in the wake of the Baghdad church bloodbath, sowing panic in Iraq’s 2,000-year-old minority on Wednesday, many of whom now want to flee. More HERE.

November 11, 2010
Iran
Senior Islamic cleric calls on the Pope to “react to U.S. crimes and to… consider the Qur’an as holy as the Gospels and Torah and condemn the disgraceful act of torching the Qur’an.

November 13, 2010
Egypt
Muslim/Christian tensions boiling up in Egypt.

Iran
An Iranian Christian pastor was sentenced to be hung for apostasy.

Europe
An article on Christian refugees who are fleeing from Iraq to Europe and there is no mention of the cause. Why?

Afghanistan
Afghan convert to Christianity goes on trial for aspostasy. Background on this story HERE.

November 15, 2010
Canada
A Roman Catholic bishop speaks out about the persecution of the massacre of Iraqi Christians.

Egypt
Muslim attackers in upper Egypt started fires in Coptic Christian houses while Copts were still inside. Update HERE.

November 16, 2010
Nigeria
Muslim gunmen raided Ranwianku, attacking villagers with rifle fire and machetes; homes were burned and cattle killed.

November 17, 2010
Mid-East (Hat tip to InfidelsAreCool)
The Arab Christians of the Mid-East are being driven to extinction.

November 18, 2010
Pakistan
A man accused of blasphemy was shot and killed near his home in Lahore shortly after being granted bail by a court.

November, 2010
Special Report from France Translated (Hat tip to derville, via AtlasShrugs)
derville said…
. . . As you probably know, Christian cemeteries in France are profaned about every two days:
“In 2008, 275 Christian places of worship have been vandalized (146 cemeteries and 129 churches, chapels and shrines). The following year, the figures rose from 42% to 180 and 209. And for the first half of 2010, we are already at 288 acts listed, all Christian places of worship included. “(…) This increasingly aggressive climate against Christians now lead to church attacks.

Christians stoned during mass in the Church of Viguier (5th November)
Tuesday, November 2, around 18:30, when he celebrated Mass for the deceased in the presence of about sixty followers, two teenagers of North African origin have entered the church whose doors were obviously open. “They started throwing stones at people, and hard pine cones. They must have been 13 or 14 years old. A woman was slightly injured. […] “With previous generations, we have the best possible relations. We even received last year the wishes of the Muslim community for Christmas. But there is a young generation with a more and more aggressive behavior, “says Bruno Garrouste. More HERE (Hat tip to IslamInEurope).

Insulting tags and feces thrown on St. John Church in Avignon (12th November)
For several months, Father Gabriel’s church St. John’s, has been the target of obscene and offensive tags and excrements. Last week, the fire was set at Cypress adjacent to the religious building, threatening to spread flames to the church. For this priest, “these acts have a direct link with what is happening in Iraq where Christians were attacked.”

At the outset, Father Gabriel talks about inter-community tensions and denounces “an increasingly aggressive climate and violence maintained by a small group of young people 12/13 years up to 16 years old.” A few days before the burning of Cypress, a youth entered the church during mass, urinating on the porch saying, “We’ll toast you all, you and your church.”


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