Bulletin of Christian Persecution June 28 – July 30, 2012

June 28 – July 30, 2012

June 28, 2012
Authorities in Khartoum demolished two church buildings last week, days after confiscating three Catholic schools. Officials from the Ministry of Planning and Housing of the local government authority on June 18 sent bulldozers that destroyed a church building belonging to the St. John Episcopal Church of Sudan.

June 30, 2012
Egypt (h/t to AtlasShrugs)
Native Christian missionaries in Egypt remained concerned Saturday, June 30, saying at least two fellow believers were killed by suspected Islamists since Mohammed Morsi was declared the country’s president. “Yesterday they began by killing two believers in [the area of] el Sharqiya because of this,” the missionary added, speaking on condition of anonymity. These latest reported killings came just weeks after video footage of a convert from Islam to Christianity being murdered by Muslims was shown on on Egyptian television.

July 2, 2012
Attackers with guns and hand-grenades killed at least 17 people and wounded scores more during worship services at two churches Sunday in Kenya. Both attacks occurred in Garissa, a provincial capital about 120 miles west of the Somalia border. Suspicion for the attacks immediately fell upon al Shabaab, a Somalia-based militant group that western governments say has links to al-Qaida, but authorities have not officially named any suspects.

July 3, 2012
Thousands of Christians have fled their homes in Syria where news emerged Tuesday, July 3, that intelligence agencies run dozens of torture centers where detainees are beaten with batons and cables, burned with acid, sexually assaulted, and have fingernails torn out.

July 8, 2012
Nigeria (h/t to AtlasShrugs)
Raids and reprisal attacks have left 58 people dead in Christian villages near a Nigerian city where authorities have struggled to contain religious violence. Update HERE. And HERE.

July 11, 2012
Christians on Wednesday, July 11, urged prayers “for everyone” involved in the case of an Iranian pastor who marked his 1,000th day behind bars while awaiting possible execution for refusing to recant his faith in Christ and return to Islam.

July 12, 2012
A Syriac Orthodox Christian monastery, the oldest monastery in the world, is at risk of being eliminated. Under a lawsuit filed by neighboring Muslim villages, the Syriacs are accused of practicing ‘anti-Turkish activities’ by providing an education to young people, including non Christians, and of illegally occupying land which belongs to the neighbouring villages.

July 13, 2012
South Africa (h/t to thereligionofpeace)
Elite cops are investigating claims that terror group al-Shabaab is behind the murders of 14 Christians in the Western Cape. The killings occurred within a 10-month period across the province, from Mossel Bay to Philippi, Macassar and Paarl. All of the victims were Ethiopian Christians living here and the murders were initially thought to be random xenophobic attacks on foreigners.

July 14, 2012
Tunsia (h/t to thereligionofpeace)
A video was recently shown on Egyptian television reportedly depicting the literal carving-off of the head of a bound Tunisian man who had abandoned Islam and converted to Christianity.

July 18, 2012
A new Christian Solidarity report, entitled “Tell My Mother I Miss Her,” confirms that Coptic women and girls are deceptively lured or abducted into forced marriages with Muslim men and then to conversions to Islam, which frequently take place under duress and physical abuse.

July 21, 2012
Europe (h/t to JihadWatch)
There have been increasing attacks on European Christians and efforts to marginalize their symbols and traditions.

July 23, 2012
Dr. Yassir al-Burhami, a prominent figure in Egypt’s Salafi movement and vice president of the Salafi Call . . . has just issued a fatwa, published in the “Voice of the Righteous Salaf,” forbidding Muslim taxi-drivers and bus-drivers from transporting Coptic Christian priests to their churches, which he depicted as “more forbidden than taking someone to a liquor bar.”

July 25, 2012
Syria (h/t to AtlasShrugs)
Thousands of Syrians are fleeing into neighboring Lebanon — not entirely due to fear of the Assad regime. The country’s minority Christian population is suffering under attacks waged by rebel troops. In the Beqaa Valley in eastern Lebanon, Christian families are finding temporary refuge, but they are still terrified. More HERE.

Pakistan (h/t to Persecution.org)
“The police pulled away our headscarves from heads and started hitting us with clubs and punches” these were statement of Christian women made before visiting team of LEAD, after news spread that police is harassing and torturing Christian women and men in Kasur District in Punjab province of Pakistan to grab their agricultural land.

July 26, 2012
Arabian Peninsula (h/t to JihadWatch)
A group of Islamic preachers claimed that churches should not be built in Islamic countries particularly in the Arabian Peninsula following the issuance of an approval for constructing a church in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily.

A Christian couple from Ichhra have been on the run for six years after facing threats from Muslim neighbours who would not let them rever to Christianity after embracing Islam.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi authorities arrested a local man and a Lebanese on charges of converting a Saudi woman to Christianity and smuggling her to Lebanon.

July 28,2 012
Lebanon (h/t to thereligionofpeace)
Church officials and politicians in Akkar played down the impact of a flyer dropped at a church the area, ahead of next month’s visit to the area by Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai. Signed by the “Soldiers of the Great Prophet,” the flyer warns “infidels” and vows to fight against them, starting from Akkar.

July 29, 2012
Egypt (h/t to thereligionofpeace)
Muslims on Friday set fire to Christian homes in a village near the Egyptian capital after a fight between a Muslim man and a Christian laundry worker who singed his shirt while ironing it, police said.
At least one person was wounded as Muslims and Coptic Christians also traded fire bombs, police officials said. Update HERE.

Saudi Arabia
Saudi authorities arrested a local man and a Lebanese on charges of converting a Saudi woman to Christianity and smuggling her to Lebanon.

July 30, 2012
Indonesia (h/t to JihadWatch)
Protestors forced a church in Bandung, West Java, to shut down on Sunday amid claims that it was operating without a permit.

Christian girls continue to be kidnapped and forcibly converted to Islam.

Produced by politicalislam.com
Publisher: Bill Warner; Edited by Asma Marwan

One Response

  1. Frank95054

    Is it ironic that in my opinion, Christian persecution increased since President Obama was elected to office. I for one and disturbed by the fact that this Administration turns its back on Christian persecution, and instead, invites the Muslim Brotherhood to the White House. What message is Obama sending to the evil Islamist who carry out the persecutions of not just Christians, but hundreds of people who do not follow Shariah Islam.

    Evil will continue to menace the people of the world as long as evil dwells in the White House.

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