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March 12 2015 By dvirtue Islam can be a violent faith, says Queen's chaplain

He was responding to comments by the Archbishop of Canterbury, who warned this week about being too quick to brand people with strong religious views 'extremists'.

Yesterday, more than 60 imams and leaders of Muslim groups signed an open letter to the Government accusing it of criminalising Islam.

They claimed the 'terror threat' was being exploited for political capital ahead of the election, as 'the big parties inevitably try to outdo each other in their nastiness'.

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March 07 2015 By dvirtue Four Things You Should Read about ISIS & Christianity

To provide more understanding about the Islamic State, and how to pray against the demonic forces that control them, here described are four articles that you should read, along with my annotations!
1. "What ISIS Really Wants," Graeme Wood, The Atlantic, March 2015

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February 27 2015 By dvirtue ISIS Blows Up Church Of The Virgin Mary In Mosul As Terrorist Group 'Aims To Wipe Out Christianity'

"On Thursday evening, elements of the ISIS group detonated the Virgin Mary Church north of Mosul using improvised explosive devices," a source told IraqiNews.

"The ISIS elements used the church as their headquarters for leaders of European, Arab and East Asian nationalities to live there."

"The explosion destroyed the Church entirely," the source added.

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February 19 2015 By dvirtue 'Beheading of Christians is clearest indication yet of religious cleansing'

Paul Robinson, the CEO of Release, said the charity's thoughts were with the family of those who were murdered.

"Those they loved were kidnapped and slaughtered simply because of their Christian faith.

"This is the clearest evidence yet of the brutal religious cleansing of Christians by Islamist militants. The message of this propaganda video could not be more plain."

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January 15 2015 By dvirtue Is Islam Inherently Violent?

As I noted in an earlier Patheos post, and as I suggested in my book American Christians and Islam,Christians have to strike a balance with regard to Islam. In the modern world, Islam does have a unique problem with large numbers of its (at least nominal) adherents believing that violence is a legitimate expression of religious devotion. Shocking numbers of Muslims in the Middle East and Central Asia sympathize with the work of terrorists.

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January 06 2015 By dvirtue Why We Fight Islam...

The final goal of Islam is a worldwide Caliphate ruled by Sharia. The world that Islam's followers dream of is a planet ordered after the wishes of Allah and his prophet. In such a world there is no Free Speech since the slightest criticism of the system is to be punished by death.

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January 06 2015 By dvirtue JERUSALEM: Egyptian President Calls for 'Religious Revolution' in Islam

He was speaking in Al-Azhar University in Cairo, widely regarded as the leading world center for Islamic learning.

"The corpus of texts and ideas that we have made sacred over the years, to the point that departing from them has become almost impossible, is antagonizing the entire world. You cannot feel it if you remain trapped within this mindset. You must step outside yourselves and reflect on it from a more enlightened perspective."

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December 20 2014 By dvirtue Christians "Most Persecuted Group in World"

The most historic and emblematic sign of Muslim persecution of Christians returned in February: Christians in Raqqa, Syria, under the occupation of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria [ISIS], which has since consolidated more territory, were given the three classic choices of Islam: 1) convert to Islam or 2) payjizya (tribute or extortion money, as in the Koran 9:29) and uphold all the conditions stipulated in the medieval Conditions of Omar--which include heavy restrictions on Christi

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December 03 2014 By dvirtue Before Being Killed, Children Told ISIS: 'No, We Love Jesus'

Find out more about Andrew White's ministry, The Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, which provides humanitarian assistance to many of the Christians under attack by ISIS.
Be sure to watch his interview below, and spread the word about the horrific persecution going on
today.

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November 13 2014 By dvirtue Georgetown University panel shows how Islamic State's caliphate has justification in Islamic history and appeal for modern Muslims

Since then, the concept of the caliphate, something Shahin pointed out has been "embedded all along" in Islamic political programs, became the "raison d'être" of Islamist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood.

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