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March 08 2013 By virtueonline IRAN: FIVE CHURCH OF IRAN MEMBERS TO FACE TRIAL ON POLITICAL CHARGES

The five men were amongst seven people arrested on 12 October 2012 during an evening raid by the security services on a house in Shiraz where a prayer service was underway. They were initially held in Plaque 100, the Intelligence Ministry's notorious detention centre, before being transferred to Adel-Abad Prison, where they were detained separately from other prisoners.

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March 04 2013 By virtueonline Time stops in Rome, but war on Christians continues

The Islamist group, boasting of ties to the al-Qaeda-linked terror group al-Shabaab, issued a chilling threat:

"We thank our young men, trained in Somalia, for killing an infidel. Many more will die. We will burn homes and churches. We have not finished: At Easter, be prepared for disaster."

Mushi's assassination comes a week after the murder of a Protestant pastor named Mathew Kachira, according to the Fides report.

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February 21 2013 By virtueonline Churches torched in Egypt

AINA said this was prompted by Salafists Muslims who instigated the villagers to attack the church because the church is "an unlawful neighbor to the Muslims who live adjacent to it and must therefore be moved".

AINA said they demanded the relocation of the church away from Muslim homes and are not allowing its priest, Pastor Domadios, to enter the church. All these events were witnessed by the security authorities who AINA said did nothing to stop the attack.

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February 11 2013 By virtueonline The Silent Exodus of Syria's Christians

Archdeacon Emanuel Youkhana of the Assyrian Church of the East, despite recent heart surgery, is now constantly on the road in Lebanon and Iraq trying to cope with the refugee crisis. He wrote to me today:

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February 08 2013 By virtueonline The Jihad On Free Speech

In some cases, the targets of their wrath have caved in to their demands.

* Last week, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester, Mass., canceled a talk on Islam by author Robert Spencer after local Muslim groups, egged on by Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations, enlisted a sympathetic Boston Globe reporter to smear Spencer as a "bigot."

"We applaud the diocese's decision," CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper gloated.

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February 06 2013 By virtueonline WASHINGTON: Persecution in China climbs for 7th year

"Compared with the statistics in ChinaAid's past annual reports, this trend of worsening persecution has persisted for the past seven years," the report said, "with an average increase of 24.5 percent in the total of all six categories of persecution statistics tracked by ChinaAid."

A secret Chinese government document issued in September 2011, which was released by ChinaAid, verified the focus on eradicating the house church, as did the number of incidences reported.

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January 28 2013 By virtueonline In Egypt, the warning signs of genocide

Although the exact number is unclear, hundreds of Christians have been killed in the last three decades. In a report titled 'Study of the Present Egyptian Constitution and the Law Articles that Conflict with Minority Rights,' the UN office of the High Commission for Human Rights stated, "The effect in real life on Christian minorities is most unfair as they do not generally see their murderers punished by courts of law ..." Human rights groups and several members of the U.S.

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January 21 2013 By virtueonline Iraqi Kurdistan: A Safe Haven for Christians?

Although other Iraqis may identify the Christians with the United States and its western allies, in fact the Christians have gained little from the now fading U.S. presence. Many have fled the country. Most estimates now place Iraq's Christian population at less than half of the million-plus that it was in 2003.

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January 11 2013 By virtueonline Christians Slaughtered in Northern Nigeria by Militant Islamists - X-rated foto

"To my great surprise, Facebook has criticized me for the publication of this graphic document as a proof of the Holocaust that Christians have been suffering in Nigeria in the last ten years. According to Facebook's Security policy of the 'social' Network, this photo has been classified as 'pornographic', 'violent' or 'inappropriate' and hence I was disallowed to publish any picture for a week.

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January 07 2013 By virtueonline IRAN: Pastor Nadarkhani Released, Imprisoned lawyer's Health Deteriorates

Mr Dadkhah is currently held in Tehran's notorious Evin Prison. Concerns have been expressed for his well-being following reports that he is suffering from memory loss and is under pressure to make a televised confession of guilt.

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