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May 26 2014 By virtueonline Muslims Stone, Attack Christians at Church Near Bethlehem

“Some local Muslims either tried to park a car too close the church and/or tried to enter the church during a service honoring St. George - the initial instigation isn’t clear,” she wrote. “But when the intruders were asked to leave, one of them stabbed a Christian man who was outside the church serving as a guard. He was hospitalized. Several then started throwing stones at the church. 7 or 8 Christians were injured and some physical damage was done - broken windows etc.

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May 26 2014 By virtueonline Why Al-Qaeda Declared ‘We Must Eliminate the Cross

This article was originally published on The Clarion Project. It is cross-posted with permission.

Al Qaeda recently released a video of a large meeting in Yemen showing senior leader Nasir al-Wuhayshi preaching, “We must eliminate the cross” and explained that, “The bearer of the cross is America.”

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May 26 2014 By virtueonline SYRIA – CHRISTIANS SUFFER IN SECOND ALEPPO SIEGE

A Barnabas partner wrote these words on 22 April from Aleppo, where our brothers and sisters are suffering greatly as their city is besieged for a second time. The main route in and out of the city has been partially blocked off, restricting the flow of essential supplies. When parts of Aleppo that are home to 400,000 Christians were besieged for months last year, supplies ran so short that children became malnourished.

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May 23 2014 By virtueonline Muslims Stone, Attack Christians at Church Near Bethlehem

Police did not comment, but according to Dexter Van Zile, CAMERA's Christian Media Analyst, “it seems pretty obvious that whatever police presence there was... it was insufficient to prevent an outbreak of violence, which resulted in several injuries including one broken nose.

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April 30 2014 By virtueonline Why Al-Qaeda Declared ‘We Must Eliminate the Cross

In truth, the system is designed to contain Christianity and Judaism and minimize their sustainability, but even this modicum of acceptance is not permanent.

Mainstream sharia doctrine holds that Jesus was not crucified or resurrected, but instead ascended to heaven. According to the doctrine, one day he will return to defeat the Islamic version of the Antichrist, which is called the Dajjal.

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April 30 2014 By virtueonline SYRIA – CHRISTIANS SUFFER IN SECOND ALEPPO SIEGE

Christian areas have been hit by mortar and rocket fire, and snipers are active there. On 13 April (Palm Sunday), two Armenian Christians were killed and four injured by mortars. On 17 April (Maundy Thursday), church services were cancelled and roads lay empty as the siege intensified. The following day (Good Friday), Barnabas Fund received a report that 48 civilians had been killed and 245 injured.

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April 23 2014 By virtueonline IRAN: FARSHID FATHI AMONGST PRISONERS BEATEN IN RAID

At least 29 other prisoners are reported to have sustained injuries ranging from a fractured skull to broken ribs and limbs, with a further 32 transferred to solitary confinement. According to a report by the Committee of Human Rights Reporters, prisoners were handcuffed, blindfolded and severely beaten as they were being transferred to solitary.

Injured prisoners were also refused medical treatment until physicians approved by the Intelligent Ministry arrived.

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April 10 2014 By virtueonline SUDAN: Anglican Bishop follows his fleeing flock across Africa

No safe haven for immigrants.

More than 200,000 Nuba People had sought refuge in the Republic of South Sudan only to find themselves in another war torn area. “Many got confused and traumatized and some ran back to the war zone areas in the Nuba Mountains preferring to die in their home land,” reported Bishop Andudu.

The Bishop and his team decided to follow their displaced flock into neighbouring countries including Uganda, the Republic of South Sudan, Kenya and Ethiopia.

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March 27 2014 By virtueonline USE OF “BLASPHEMY LAWS” ON THE RISE; CHRISTIANS, DISSENTERS PENALIZED

Blasphemy Accusations

The report said that where an authoritarian government supports an established religious creed, blasphemy accusations are frequently used to silence critics or democratic rivals under the guise of enforcing religious piety.

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March 16 2014 By virtueonline Christian arrests in Iran/ United Nations report on human rights abuses in Iran

The Christians most commonly prosecuted appear to be converts from Muslim backgrounds or those that proselytize or minister to Iranian Muslims. Iranian authorities at the highest levels have designated house churches and evangelical Christians as threats to national security.

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