November 19, 2010
Egypt (Hat tip to Kitman TV via GatesofVienna)
A brilliant new documentary from Swiss television detailing the harsh persecution of Coptic Christians in Egypt. Related update HERE on the November 15th firebombing attack over the rumors of a romance between a Christian and Muslim.
More than 50 people from Islamic groups demonstrated against a church, chanting for it to stop worshipping during its Sunday service
Iraq (Hat tip to JihadWatch)
Terrorist attacks against Christians have caused those living in Mosul to consider leaving the city according to Emil Shamoun Noona, the Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Mosul.
Russia (Hat tip to Weasel Zippers via JihadWatch)
The Moscow Patriarchate has condemned the attack on an Orthodox church in Ingushetia. He said that the church bombing was an attempt to spark an interreligious feud between Christians and Muslims.
November 23, 2010
Around 250 hard-line Muslims staged a demonstration in the central Pakistani city of Lahore on Wednesday, warning the president not to pardon a Christian woman sentenced to death for insulting Islam. More HERE.
The the trial of a disabled man who faces the death penalty for allegedly converting from Islam to Christianity has been postoned. Said Musa, 45, was to appear without a lawyer in front of a court where a judge was expected to use ‘sharia’, the word for Islamic law, to reach a verdict.
November 24, 2010
Selim Panni refers to Jews and Christians as true evils and preaches killing them or raping female members of Jewish and Christian societies as “divine task”.
November 25, 2010
One person died and 68 others were injured when Egyptian security forces halted construction on a Coptic church which according to the Sharia is against Islamic law. Update HERE.
Radical Islamists are suspected in the demolition of two church buildings on the island of Zanzibar as members of the congregations have since received death threats from Muslims.
November 26, 2010
A detained pastor of a major network of Christian house churches in Iran will be executed by hanging for “apostasy”, or abandoning Islam.
Egypt (Hat tip to JihadWatch)
Al-Azhar attempted to persuade Egypt’s Coptic Church to rebuff a US report claiming that Christians in Egypt were discriminated against. The Coptic Church had for the first time welcomed an annual US report on religious freedoms, saying there was indeed discrimination against Christians in Egypt.
New death threats against Christians are terrorizing families and causing them to flee. Al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for seven hand written messages found in various locations throughout Baghad.
November 27, 2010
Iraqi security forces have detained a dozen militants suspected of helping take Christians hostage in a church siege that killed scores of worshipers and two priests last month.
A court in Pakistan has freed a Christian man who was wrongly jailed for 25 years for blasphemy after he allegedly defiled the Koran, the Muslim holy book, by touching it with unwashed hands.
Algiers (Hat tip to JihadWatch)
Algeria will put on trial four converts to Christianity from Sunday for “illegally opening a place of worship.” Under a 2006 Algerian law Muslims or non-Muslims can only practise their religion after authorities agree to a place of worship.
November 28, 2010
A Christian teenager “wrongly” convicted of “blasphemy” against Islam was still recovering Sunday, November 28, after Muslim inmates nearly stoned him to death in a prison in Pakistan’s northwest Punjab province.
The father of a Christian executive kidnapped in Pakistan’s Punjab province said he fears his son will be killed on orders of senior Muslim managers.
November 29, 2010
A Christian in Ethiopia’s southern town of Moyale who languished in jail for more than three months after he was accused of desecrating the Quran has been sentenced to three years of prison.
November 30, 2010
Christian Copts worldwide were shocked and enraged at the use of live ammunition by Egyptian state security forces against unarmed Coptic protesters, causing the death of three Coptic young men while a four-year old child suffocated from tear gas thrown inside the chapel.