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Islamic Persecution
February 19 2015 By dvirtue 'Beheading of Christians is clearest indication yet of religious cleansing'

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."

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January 15 2015 By dvirtue Is Islam Inherently Violent?

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.

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January 06 2015 By dvirtue Why We Fight Islam...

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.

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January 06 2015 By dvirtue JERUSALEM: Egyptian President Calls for 'Religious Revolution' in Islam

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."

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December 20 2014 By dvirtue Christians "Most Persecuted Group in World"

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 Christi

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December 03 2014 By dvirtue Before Being Killed, Children Told ISIS: 'No, We Love Jesus'

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

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November 13 2014 By dvirtue Georgetown University panel shows how Islamic State's caliphate has justification in Islamic history and appeal for modern Muslims

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.

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November 07 2014 By dvirtue ROME: Where Even Buddha Grips the Sword

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.

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October 10 2014 By dvirtue Does Dhimmitude in Denmark Describe Our Destiny?

Per a series of Gatestone Institute reports (see here, here, here, here,

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October 08 2014 By dvirtue It's Time to Take the Islamic State Seriously

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?

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