The Swedish charity worker who was shot in the chest in Pakistan last week died in a Stockholm hospital on Wednesday night. Sveriges Television (SVT) reported that 71-year-old Birgitta Almeby died at the Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm late on Wednesday. She was receiving treatment after having been flown home to Sweden for specialist medical [...]
Iran. Health of pastor Behnam Irani is deteriorating rapidly – he is not allowed to receive medical attention.
The condition of an Iranian pastor languishing in prison on charges of “actions against the Islamic state” is deteriorating as authorities intend to kill him by denying him medical treatment, according to sources close to the prisoner. The sources say the health of pastor Behnam Irani, a married father of two, is deteriorating rapidly, according [...]
A mob of about 1,000 people in southern Sri Lanka, led by Buddhist monks, protested the presence of a church by overpowering police, vandalizing property and beating the pastor on Sunday (Dec. 9), Christian sources said. The Buddhist monks had given a day’s notice for the church to close down. About 80 monks led the [...]
Why should any country sign an agreement if it will just be invalidated a few years later? Iran is building nuclear weapons, Syria is slaughtering its citizens, Libya is being taken over by al-Qaeda, Egypt is threatened with another Pharaoh, Turkey is working toward rebuilding the Ottoman Empire, and Christians are being massacred in Egypt, [...]
Egypt. Court sentenced Coptic christian activist Alber Sabe to three years in prison for insulting Islam.
A Cairo court sentenced activist Alber Saber to three years in prison for insulting Islam Wednesday. Marg Misdemeanor Court found Saber guilty of “contempt of religion” after he allegedly posted online parts of the amateur film “Innocence of Muslims” that had sparked protests around the Muslim world, state-run news agency MENA reported. Prosecutors also accused [...]
Congo. Christians targets of guerrilla group – villages plundered, boys forcibly recruited, women raped.
Christians in the central African nation of Congo are becoming the targets of the M23 guerrilla group, the revolutionary band trying to overthrow Congolese leader Joseph Kabila, according to a report from Britain-based Christian group Barnabas Aid. “Villages plundered, boys forcibly recruited, women raped; their villages too unsafe for them to stay. Thousands of Christians [...]
Egypt. President Morsi takes control of Egypt’s central bank – military has power to detain civilians without warrant.
Taking advantage of the chaos connected with the upcoming constitutional referendum, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi took control of Egypt’s central bank. In a single act, he reduced the number of members of the bank’s governing board from 14 to six. At the same time, he has unilaterally assumed the power to appoint the bank’s governor [...]
The founder of an international group of advocates for the equality and rights of Coptic Christians is appealing to the leaders of democratic nations to cut any ties with Egypt. The Voice of the Copts is attempting to thwart President Mohamed Morsi’s regime from implementing a primarily Islamic-based constitution. “We demand that world leaders withdraw [...]
Australia. Three-day festival for 20,000 Muslims – chief attraction is a Saudi imam who has called for violent jihad.
IT’S billed as the ”largest, the biggest and the best-ever Islamic event in the history of Australia” – a three-day festival for an expected 20,000 Muslims – and it will be held in Melbourne in March. But the chief attraction is a Saudi imam who has called for violent jihad. The description above comes from [...]
UK. Muslim population increased from 1.5 to 2.7 million – Christians fell from 37.3 to 33.2 million.
According to a government census released today, the Muslim population in the United Kingdom has increased from 1.5 million in 2001 to 2.7 million in 2011. During the same time period, the number of Christians fell from 37.3 million to 33.2 million, and the number of people identifying themselves as non-religious rose from 7.7 million to 14.1 million. [...]