"Why, we ask the western world, why not raise one's voice over so much ferocity and injustice?" asked Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, the head of the Italian Bishops Conference.
Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregory III said: "I do not understand why the world does not raise its voice against such acts of brutality."Read more
It's the old man who fought for his release, whom no other journalist has ever thought to interview, John Cornwall.
I first stumbled upon him at the launch of Quilliam in 2007.
The atmosphere was febrile and intense at the prospect of coming face to face with real live Islamic extremists.Read more
In a press statement, the ACLU said that, "For more than 75 years, the Supreme Court has made it clear that the federal government has fundamental control over establishing our national immigration policy and states cannot create a patchwork of different policies."
Really? Then why does the ACLU support "sanctuary cities" that won't assist the federal Department of Homeland Security in enforcing immigration law?Read more
For the Muslims, the Cardinal said, "the practice of the faith is essential and fundamental. In Saudi Arabia they go to Friday prayers even if they need a walking stick. They know the Koran by heart, and when they talk they often cite it. The same is not true for Christians who do not refer either to the Bible or the teachings of the Church."Read more
The report added that oppression had 'prompted an exodus of Christians, notably from the Middle East and parts of Africa.'
Lord David Alton of Liverpool, the meeting chairman, described the treatment of Christians in the Middle East as 'systematic genocide'.
Christians were beset, he said, by foes who had a 'hatred of difference' whose goal was to 'destroy all history and culture which is not their own.'Read more
When they said they would never deny Christ, the militants took the young boy and in front of his father and the others, they beat him and cut off his fingertips. The jihadists promised to stop if his father converted back to Islam. He refused, and all four were beaten, tortured and crucified until dead.
The militants put signs beside them that read "infidels". "They were left on their crosses for two days," said Christian Aid Mission. "No one was allowed to remove them."Read more
At Easter, the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, the leader of the Anglican church, spoke of Christian "martyrs". Christians were living under persecution in almost half of the 38 Anglican provinces worldwide, he said this month. "They fear for their lives every day."
The Prince of Wales has described threats to Christians in the Middle East as "an indescribable tragedy".Read more
A week or so after that I read about Joel Osteen's church having six visitors disrupt his church service and some of the members being fearful of what could've happened there. Thank God the evildoers who came to disrupt Osteen's church were taken out and no one was hurt.Read more
An email with the subject line "Protecting British churches from terrorist attack" warns: "Given the dramatic growth of IS in the Middle East and the increased anti-Christian rhetoric and attacks from that group, plus the recently thwarted attempts to attack churches in Paris, the possibility of an Isis attack on British churches cannot be discounted."Read more
Secretly filmed footage released by the BBC last night shows houses in Mosul marked with 'Property of the Islamic State N' -- N being for Nasrani. These homes singled out as belonging to Christians have been confiscated and ransacked. They will most likely never be returned to their rightful owners.Read more
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