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."Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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."Read more
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 ChristiRead more
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
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.Read more
Of the twenty countries classified in the report with the highest level of violations of religious freedom, fourteen are officially Muslim, plus Nigeria which is religiously divided between Christians and Muslims but is under the sway of Boko Haram, one of the bloodiest expressions of radical Islam. Without counting the new self-declared Islamic State that has set itself up between Syria and Iraq, sowing death in the name of Allah.Read more
Ecumenism and liberalism both, in their differing ways, because of their commitment to tolerance and free speech, make it difficult to deal with what is happening in Islamic states. Islam is not friendly to relativism or to subtle distinctions.
Is terror intrinsic to Islam?Read more
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