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April 28 2013 By virtueonline Radical Christianity vs. Radical Islam

There you have it. Even a flaming atheist can recognize the difference between a religion of peace and one full of bloodlust. The Tsarnaevs are just the most recent example of the tragic bitter fruit produced by radical Islamists. To further Maher's point, consider and contrast the efforts of radical Islamists with those of radical Christians.

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April 24 2013 By virtueonline Syria's beleaguered Christians

Christians are believed to have constituted about 30% of the Syrian population as recently as the 1920s. Today, they make up about 10% of Syria's 22 million people.

The future of Christians in Syria is threatened not by Muslims but by chaos"

Sunni Muslims meanwhile make up some 70% of the population and about 12% are Alawites, members of a heterodox Shia sect to which President Bashar al-Assad belongs. There are smaller numbers of Druze and other sects.

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April 24 2013 By virtueonline SYRIA: Metropolitans Yazigi and Mor Ibrahim kidnapped outside Aleppo

Metropolitans Boulos Yazigi and Mor Youhanna Ibrahim Kidnapped Outside Aleppo by OCP on April 23, 2013 (thanks to Maksim)

Armed men have kidnapped the Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Aleppo and Iskanderun, Metropolitan Boulos Yazigi and the Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan of Aleppo, Metropolitan Youhanna Ibrahm near the city of Aleppo.

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April 23 2013 By virtueonline Here's what Muslims are taught about dealing with non-Muslims

Qur'an 9:30-And the Jews say: Uzair is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away.

Qur'an 9:73-O Prophet. strive hard against the unbelievers and the hypocrites and be unyielding to them; and their abode is hell, and evil is the destination.

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April 15 2013 By virtueonline CHRISTIANS IN IRAN: The Ayatollahs fear home churches

A while back, Ati News, which according to Iranian dissidents is linked to government security agencies, published a report which stated that home churches had been identified in "Islamic" cities such as Qom and Mashhad. Mashhad is a pilgrimage destination for Shiite faithful and is the birthplace of Iran's supreme leader Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

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April 11 2013 By virtueonline Egypt's Christians, fearing instability, seek security elsewhere

By some estimates, tens of thousands of Christians have left post-revolution Egypt. Like the former textile maker, they have left due to concerns over rising Muslim conservatism and a general instability they say is emboldening attacks against them.

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April 08 2013 By virtueonline Cairo clashes at St Mark's Coptic Cathedral after funerals

Mourners inside the church had earlier chanted slogans against Egypt's Islamist President, Mohammed Morsi.

Witnesses told local TV stations that the violence started when a mob attacked mourners as they exited the cathedral, pelting them with stones and petrol bombs. There was initially little police presence.

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April 05 2013 By virtueonline Saudi Arabia declares destruction of all churches in region

All citizens must adhere to Islam, and conversion to another religion is punishable by death. Public Christian worship is forbidden; worshipers risk imprisonment, lashing, deportation, and torture. Evangelizing Muslims and distributing non-Islamic materials is illegal. Muslims who convert to Christianity risk honor killings and foreign Christian workers have been exposed to abuse from employers.

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March 29 2013 By virtueonline ATTACKS AGAINST CHRISTIANS CONTINUE IN NIGERIA

The Rt. Rev. Julian Dobbs, Anglican Bishop of the Church of Nigeria [based in McLean, Virginia] returned Thursday from a visit to Nigeria's capital, Abuja where he discussed the violence with church leaders.

Bishop Dobbs said, "The continuing violence perpetrated against Christians in Nigeria is indefensible. It is time for the Nigerian government and global community to utilize all resources available to stop attacks initiated by Boko Haram."

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March 22 2013 By virtueonline Brother Andrew and the "Murder" of Osama bin Laden

So Brother Andrew's denunciation of the U.S. Navy Seals' killing of Osama bin Laden in a recent CHRISTIANITY TODAY interview (http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/channel/utilities/print.html?type=article&id=103400) is saddening if not shocking. Here's his quote:

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