Seven house church Christians in Henan province who were arrested in the spring have been charged with engaging in cult activities, but the believers and their church leaders say the government is framing them by accusing them of being part of the “Shouters.” Several Christian lawyers from Beijing are now involved in handling the case, [...]
Pakistan. Blasphemy laws, forced conversion, rape and abduction are at a very high level in Pakistani society.
The family of a young Pakistani Christian man, Khuram Shahzad, also known as Khuram Masih, was accused of blasphemy and granted bail on 22 October 2012 from the High Court. He had been receiving threats and in light of past occurrences of extra-judicial killings in court premises for blasphemy cases, his trial had been conducted [...]
Religious violence is on the rise in Kenya following a series of explosions in Nairobi’s predominately Somali neighborhood. In the latest attack, a male attacker disguised in a shawl threw an explosive device into a minibus, blowing it apart. In retaliation to the bus bombing, youths armed with machetes and stones sought out Somalis, accusing [...]
Egypt. Morsi waited for liberals and Christians to leave their seats so Islamists would be able to draft the constitution.
“Egypt is in grave danger. The Muslim Brotherhood now controls all powers: legislative, executive and judiciary. No one can stop them,” said Fr Rafic Greiche. The president’s recent constitutional amendments are “a move to give the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafists a stranglehold over power.” For the clergyman, the Muslim Brotherhood is following a precise [...]
Two suicide attacks on a church in an army barracks in the northern Nigerian town of Jaji on Sunday left eleven people dead and 30 injured, the army said. “Eleven people, mostly worshippers, were killed while 30 are in the hospitals with various degrees of injuries,” national army spokesman Brigadier General Bola Koleosho told AFP. [...]
World. Magazine Travel and Leisure released its annual listing of the world’s most dangerous countries.
The magazine Travel and Leisure just recently released its annual listing of the world’s most dangerous countries. The chief intent of the article was to simply warn or advise travelers of the dangers that might exist in traveling to certain countries or areas within countries that pose a verifiable risk. However, while the travel and [...]
Iran has released a detained devoted Christian of the ‘Church of Iran’ on a massive bail but five other recently arrested members of the evangelical house church movement remain behind bars, a church official said on Saturday, November 17. Mehdi Ameruni was freed this week after raising some $25,000 in local currency, said Firouz Khandjani, [...]
Israel/Gaza. Hamas’s tactic is as simple as it is criminal and brutal, they use its own civilians as human shields.
As the rockets continue to fall in Israel and Gaza, it is important to understand Hamas’s tactic and how the international community and the media are encouraging it. Hamas’s tactic is as simple as it is criminal and brutal. Its leaders know that by repeatedly firing rockets at Israeli civilian areas, they will give Israel [...]
A number of plain-clothes authorities who were said to be from Iranian Cyber Police forces raided a Christian convert’s home in Gorgan searching it thoroughly. They had his arrest warrant with them but had no warrant giving them permission to search his home. The Iranian Cyber Police, known as FTA, raided the residence of Alireza [...]
Basharat Khokhar, a 37 years old Pakistani Christian who is employed in police department, came in limelight of national and international media on September 9, 2012, when he was captured in images of escorting blasphemy accused down syndrome minor girl Rimsha Masih from armed jail vehicle to Army helicopter in vicinity of Adiala Jail Rawalpindi. [...]