Persecuted christians

Coptic Christians Hospitalized, Homes Attacked, Families Flee Village After Attack Over Land Dispute

09/23/2015 Washington, D.C.  ( International Christian Concern ) - International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that the Christians of El Oula village, El Amerya district, Alexandria have been under attack since Sunday. At least two Christians have been hospitalized in critical condition after suffering serious injuries, and four homes have been attacked. On Sunday,...
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Christians Brutally Assaulted by Radicals in India Following Passing of Resolution Banning Christianity

09/11/2015 Washington, D.C. ( International Christian Concern ) - Christian villagers in India's Chhattisgarh state have reportedly been brutally assaulted by Hindu radicals following the passing of a resolution in the village banning all non-Hindu religious activities. As a result of the attack, two Christian women were seriously injured and rushed to a hospital for treatment. This...
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ETHIOPIA: ENTHUSIASTIC YOUNG BELIEVERS ATTACKED AND ARRESTED FOR OUTREACH

25 August 2015 A group of 15 young believers travelled 430 km from Addis Ababa to the Eastern Ethiopian town of Karamile in the Muslim majority area of Oromia state to meet other Christian youngsters and do outreach work. The group encountered trouble on their first day when a group of local people who were opposed to their evangelism efforts physically assaulted two of the girls...
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Faisalabad: Christian family forced to flee from place to place after wife converts from Islam

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Faisalabad:-Christian-family-forced-to-flee-from-place-to-place-after-wife-converts-from-Islam-35131.html »  08/25/2015 PAKISTAN by Stephen Masih Khurram Naveed, 33, a Christian man, and Sobia, 25, a Muslim woman, taught at the same school. Aided by Khurram, Sobia discovered Christianity and decided to be baptised. Since they got married and...
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SECRET BELIEVER - 'THIS TRAINING TOOK AWAY MY FEAR'

27 July 2015 Maryam*, is a secret believer in the Middle East. She decided to follow Jesus after going to a house church with her aunt. Recently she joined with other believers at an Open Doors discipleship training programme held at a secret location. Like all the others in attendance, Maryam has had to take precautions because of her faith. She left her government...
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A Christian Greeting Turns into a Night of Terror for Christians in Southern India

07/29/2015 Washington, D.C. ( International Christian Concern ) - In January 2015, Christians in a village in southern India were brutally assaulted by Hindu radicals. In response to the crisis faced by this Christian community, International Christian Concern (ICC) was able to replace the Bibles these Christians lost in the assault, by doing so, and also brought this persecuted...
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ISIS Plants Land Mines In Christian Civilian Homes, Ancient Ruins Across Iraq, Syria

ICC Note: When ISIS is pushed out of a territory Christians are wanting to go back, but often the area is littered with land mines awaiting the return of village residents. Kurdish fighters and militiamen are sweeping homes and farms with families after ISIS’s retreat, but are finding themselves unprepared and untrained to deal with this problem effectively. Many have died trying to...
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NIGERIA: RESCUED FROM BOKO HARAM 'BY GOD HIMSELF'

06 July 2015 Martina Paul, a 32-year-old mother of five, remembers the night she was taken by Boko Haram militants: "The insurgents came to our village at night. I was in the room with my husband and the kids. We said our prayers, went to bed, and woke up to the sound of explosions and gunshots all over the village. We heard cries of other people in the village, shouting the name of...
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China Cross Demolition Campaign Spreads to Other Dioceses

ICC Note:  This article traces the campaign of cross removals and entire church demolitions in Zhejiang Province to the “sinicization” policy laid out by Chinese President Xi Jinping in May.  However, crosses were being removed, and entire churches razed, long before that time.  “Sinicization” is just the latest excuse used by government officials to try to justify the overt...
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Yogyakarta: Islamists expel thousands of Christians from a scout camp because it is Ramadan

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Yogyakarta:-Islamists-expel-thousands-of-Christians-from-a-scout-camp-because-it-is-Ramadan-34678.html »  07/03/2015 INDONESIA by Mathias Hariyadi Organised by an Indonesian Protestant group for the period of 1-5 July, the gathering was shut down on its second day following a raid by Muslim fundamentalists. For a radical Muslim leader,...
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ISIS Holds 227 Assyrian Christians Hostage as World Watches Genocidal 'Ethno-Religious Cleansing in the Middle East,' Says Relief Worker

Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/isis-holds-227-assyrian-christians-hostage-as-world-watches-genocidal-ethno-religious-cleansing-in-the-middle-east-says-relief-worker-140603/#Y6Z0kBW27yB9416D.99 Over 200 Assyrian Christians remain captured by terror group ISIS despite the release of another hostage earlier this week, and despite the liberation of Assyrian villages that...
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Christians Vanishing from the Middle East

ICC Note: Christians in the Middle East bear the cross of abandonment by Christians in the West. In the ancient birthplace of the religion, there is a cleansing that jihadists carry out in a brutal fashion and it is spreading across the region. Now as 88 Eritreans are captured in Libya and countless others are still missing, will the western church continue to turn a blind eye to this? At...
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Christians Told to Give Up Church or Face False Blasphemy Accusation in Pakistan

    Christians Told to Give Up Church or Face False Blasphemy Accusation in Pakistan   By ICC's Pakistan Correspondent,     ...
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ERITREA: 'EVERY HIT, EVERY BEATING DREW ME CLOSER TO GOD'

26 May 2015   "It was so cold during the night you would suffer hypothermia... So hot during the day that your skin would burn to the edge of the container... The bugs that bite you felt like fire all over your body... But like driving a nail into wood, every hit, every beating, and every blow to my body drew me closer to God..." These are the words of an Eritrean...
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IRAN: ARRESTED CHRISTIAN LEADS INTERROGATOR TO JESUS

29 May 2015 Noushin* is a house church leader in Iran. When people from her network of secret believers started being arrested she feared that she would be next. Would her faith be strong enough to endure persecution? I am the leader of my house church, so when one day I heard of yet another arrest in my network I feared for my arrest as well. I wasn't ready to go to prison. I...
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Two Pastors in Sudan Face Death Over Christian Faith, Trial to Begin Next Week

5/26/15 Khartoum, Sudan  ( FOX News ) - Two Christian pastors from South Sudan who traveled north to Sudan and were arrested on charges of spying could face the death penalty when their trial begins next week, according to their attorneys. Yat Michael Ruot and Peter Yein Reith, both Presbyterian pastors from the breakaway Christian nation of South Sudan, are being held by...
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Mob of Muslims Defy Courts to Forcibly Build Mosque on Christian's Land

  Government and police officials are complicit to land grab, intimidation, and infringement upon family's religious freedom 5/21/15 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) - International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that a Muslim mob in Deder, Ethiopia, has attacked a Christian man and forced him out of his home on the threat of...
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"Remember My Chains" - Eritrean Woman's Suffering and Ministry in Prison for Christ

          The story of a modern-day Paul, redeeming her imprisonment for the glory of God, preaching the gospel for the salvation of Muslim inmates. ...
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They Died Because of Their Love for Jesus and Family

      They Died Because of Their Love for Jesus and Family The story of three Ethiopian martyrs  who claimed Christ and sought better lives  ...
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ERITREA: 'PEOPLE DISAPPEAR EVERY DAY'

22 April 2015 Among the   800 migrants who drowned   when their ship capsized off the Italian coast there were some 150 from Eritrea. The Guardian has  an excellent article  which demonstrates that many Eritrean refugees are not so-called 'economic migrants' but people who are desperate for freedom. "In Eritrea you're even afraid to talk to your family,"...
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Ethiopian Christians Murdered by ISIS

4/20/15 Washington D.C.  (International Christian Concern) - Militant Islamic terror group ISIS released a new video Sunday, April 19,  reportedly showing the gruesome murder of 30 Ethiopian Christian men in Libya. The footage alternates between two scenes: one in northern Libya on a Mediterranean beach where 15 men were beheaded, and one in the desert in southern Libya where...
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Pakistani Christian Boy Set on Fire by Muslims Dies in Hospital

4/15/2015 Pakistan  ( Catholic Herald ) - A Pakistani Christian boy has died after being set on fire by a group of young Muslims after they discovered he was a Christian, according to a charity dedicated to supporting Pakistani Christians. The Centre for Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS) said that Nauman Masih, 14, was set upon by unknown Muslims who were going to the...
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Jesus or Family? The Cost of Following Christ in Niger

    The Incredible Story of Mounira, a Christian Mother Beaten, Divorced and Abandoned for Her Relationship with Jesus   By René Benoît and Troy Augustine ...
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KENYA: CHRISTIANS SLAUGHTERED IN COLLEGE ATTACK

06 April 2015 Al-Shabaab gunmen attacked a college in Garissa, north-eastern Kenya on Thursday, killing 148 people.  The attackers separated Christian students from Muslim ones and massacred the Christians. The victims are mainly students between the ages of 19 and 23. "The attackers were just in the next room," said Susan Kitoko, a student. "I heard them ask people whether...
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Five Christians Killed, One Critically Wounded, by Islamic Extremists in Kenya

ICC Note: New details emerge in a series of assaults targeting Christians in the Mandera-area of Kenya last week that left five people dead and one critically wounded. Islamist militant group al-Shabaab has taken responsibility for a grenade attack in the town of Wajir, Kenya that killed four Christians March 17, and a shooting in Mandera March 15 where a Kenyan pastor has died....
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