Persecution in the Middle East

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Middle East

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John Eibner: Boston Globe "Christophobia in the Muslim world" May 5, 2011

 

Syria

Obama Must Defend Syria’s Religious Minorities August 1, 2012

Washington Times: Alawites spurned by rebels in Syria July 31, 2012

Der Spiegel: 'We're Too Frightened to Talk'; Christians Flee from Radical Rebels in Syria July 25, 2012

New York Times: Syria's Threatened Christians June 29, 2012

 

Palestine

NY Times: Palestinian Christians Look Back on a Year of Troubles, March 11, 2007

CBN News: Gaza Christians Face Hamas Threats, January 1, 2010

 

Pakistan

NPR: Christian's Death Verdict Spurs Holy Row In Pakistan, December 14, 2010

LA Times: Pakistan's only Christian Cabinet member assassinated, March 3, 2011

Another Christian Martyred in Pakistan

In Pakistan, Christianity Earns a Death Sentence

Pakistan: The Embattled Sikhs in Taliban Territory

 

Egypt

Newsweek: Pity the Christian Arabs, January 16, 2011

The Guardian: Egypt promises justice after Copts and Muslims clash in Cairo, May 8, 2011

Toronto Star: Egypt's Copts reel from sectarian violence, October 11, 2011

AP: Christians under siege in post-revolution Egypt, October 10, 2011

Newsweek: Intolerant Arab Spring, October 16, 2011

Hudson New York: Egypt's Massacre of Christians: What the Media Does Not Want You to Know, October 31, 2011

Middle East Christians facing 'extremist atrocities'

Lights Out for the Middle East’s Christians?

Anyone Notice the Persecution of Mideast Christians?

Egypt Promises to Address Coptic Christians’ Concerns

Christians in the Middle East: a minority victim of the ‘Arab spring’?

 

Iraq

60 Minutes: Vicar: Dire Times for Iraq's Christians, December 2, 2007

NY Times: Church Attack Seen as Strike at Iraq's Core, November 1, 2010

Vicar: Dire Times For Iraq's Christians

Islamic Rioters Attack Christian Shops in Northern Iraq


Iran

Christian Post: Iran attempts to convert Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani as he awaits execution decision, October 26, 2011

Washington Post: Christian Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani faces potential execution, September 27, 2011

 

Turkey

John Eibner: Turkey's Christians under siege

Patriarch Bartholomew Feels "Crucified"

 

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia arrests Colombian soccer player over religious tattoos

 

Kenya and Somalia

Somali Christians Find Danger Follows Them to Kenya

Islamic Extremists in Somalia Behead 17-year-old Christian

Attack on Church Compound in Kenya Kills Two, Wounds Three