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October 19 2017 By dvirtue Terror can't keep Egypt's Christians from worship

It was from Maghagha that a convoy of vehicles, carrying Coptic Orthodox families, was travelling to a nearby monastery on May 25. Around 10 masked gunmen fired on the convoy and then shot victims at close range.

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September 06 2017 By dvirtue Al-Shabaab Kills 2 Police Officers Outside (Anglican) Church in Kenya

"It is too early to say who may have been involved but you can almost pinpoint al-Shabaab elements from the nature of the attack," regional Police Chief Larry Kiyeng was quoted as saying.

However, Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya claimed it was not a religious attack.

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September 03 2017 By dvirtue EGYPT: "War on terror" shuts down churches and prayer

You are accustomed to it. You've always been told on the slightest whim that you need a government permit to pray in the church and even inside your home in the village of Al-Furn, and that goes for all other towns across Egypt. Yet no actual law or code exists requiring anyone anywhere in Egypt to have a permit for prayer.

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August 31 2017 By dvirtue Christianity Could Vanish From Middle East by 2025 if Terrorism Continues, Believers Warn

"At the beginning of the 2000's, the number of Christians living in Iraq totals about 1.5 million, which came to about 5% of the country's population. By now, the figure has plummeted to about 100,000 people," the document states.

"The biggest Syria cities that lived through occupation by the militants have lost almost all of their Christian population."

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August 28 2017 By dvirtue Western leaders take note -- Islamists want to re-live their brutal and violent conquest of Spain

The foot soldiers of ISIS are doing just the opposite. While they are destroying other people's history they are busy remembering and recovering their own Islamic history, as they see it. They are returning to the past with a vengeance, pressing the COPY and PASTE button on history to transfer and impose it on the present.

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July 29 2017 By dvirtue Hundreds of Muslims converting to Christianity in Finland, churches say

Converts hail from Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq. As many as 20 Afghani men are enrolled in 'pre-confirmation' teaching on the Christian faith at the Tainionkoski parish centre in Imatra, Eastern Finland. Students are assisted by a New Testament in the Dari language, the variety of Persian spoken in Afghanistan. A Dari interpreter is also on hand via Skype to support the teaching given in English.

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June 22 2017 By dvirtue Evangelism, Iranian Style

As recent US foreign policy decisions about Iran made news headlines, I caught up with Shariat by email to hear his thoughts about this year's travel bans, Iran's next generation of Christian leaders, and the work of Iran Alive.

The Iranian church is seeing explosive growth, despite every effort to silence it. How is this?

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April 30 2017 By dvirtue Former Muslim Nonie Darwish's Crusade Against Islam

Comparing her 30 years in Egypt with her life after immigrating to the United States in 1978, Darwish notes recent efforts to replace the term "Judeo-Christian" with "Abrahamic.

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April 06 2017 By dvirtue Christian Persecution in China on the Rise: Report

Now, China Aid’s Annual Persecution Report for 2016 found that incidents of Christian persecution rose about 20 percent on the previous year, while the number of Christians imprisoned went up by nearly 150 percent. Officials with the Chinese Communist Party, which is officially atheist, also called for the forced demolition of churches and removal of church crosses.

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March 28 2017 By dvirtue JOS, Nigeria: Anglican Archbishop urges Government to defend Christians against Fulani terror

While the Boko Haram insurrgency still dominates the northeast, Fulani cattle herdsmen are still devastating Christian communities in Southern Kaduna and parts of Plateau State, in central regions of Nigeria, taking over farmlands and displacing thousands of people from communities.

"The Nigerian government is yet to effectively address the menace of the Fulani terror group," the Venerable Dauda Yakubu, a resident in Gidan Waya, said.

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