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Wednesday September 3rd 2014

Muslim Persecution of Christians: August, 2011

This series was developed in order to collate some–by no means all–of the foulest instances of Muslim persecution of Christians that surface each month. It serves two purposes:

1) Intrinsically, to document that which the mainstream media does not: habitual, if not chronic, Muslim persecution of Christians.

2) Instrumentally, to show that such persecution is not “random,” but systematic and interrelated–that it is ultimately rooted in a Sharia inspired worldview.

As will become evident, whatever the anecdote of persecution, it typically fits under a specific theme, including hatred for churches and other Christian symbols; sexual abuse of Christian women; forced conversions to Islam; apostasy and blasphemy laws; theft and plunder in lieu of jizya; overall expectations for Christians to behave like cowed dhimmis (second-class citizens); and simple violence. Oftentimes it is a combination of the aforementioned.

Because these accounts of persecution span different ethnicities, languages, and locales–from Morocco in the west, to India in the east, and even throughout the West, wherever there are Muslims–it is clear that one thing alone binds them: Islam–whether the strict application of Sharia, or the supremacist culture borne of it.

Categorized by theme, August’s batch of Muslim persecution of Christians includes (but is not limited to) the following anecdotes, listed according to theme and in alphabetical order by country, not necessarily severity of atrocity:

Attacks on Christian Symbols: Churches and Bibles

Indonesia: Two churches were set aflame; officials downplayed these atrocities by arguing that the buildings were “only made of board” and not real churches. A mayor also proclaimed that churches cannot be built on streets with Muslim names, even as Muslim majority regions reject the building of any churches.

Iran: Officials launched a Bible burning campaign, confiscating and destroying some 7,000 Bibles, many publicly burned. Likening their tiny Christian minority to the “Taliban and parasites,” the regime also “cracked down” on Christians (who make up less than 1% of the entire population), arresting many, the whereabouts of which remain unknown.

Iraq: Two churches were bombed: the first damaged the church and wounded 23; the second damaged the church (a third church was targeted but the bomb was defused before going off).

Nigeria: Two churches were bombed, including a Baptist church no longer in use due to previous Muslim attacks; when officials arrested Islamist leaders, a third Catholic church was torched.

Apostasy and Forced Conversions

Eritrea: It was revealed that at least eight Christians have died in prisons, most under severe conditions and torture, simply for refusing to recant Christianity.

India: A female who was formerly stripped and beaten by a Muslim mob for converting to Christianity, continues to receive severe threats to return to Islam or die; likewise, Muslims held three Christian women “threatening to beat and burn them alive if they continued worshipping Christ.”

Iran: A Christian pastor in Iran remains behind bars, where he is being tortured and awaits execution for refusing to recant Christianity.

Malaysia: Religious police raided a church when they “found evidence of proselytisation towards Muslims” and “receiving information that there were Muslims who attended a breaking-of-fast event at the church”; a Facebook campaign created to support the raid and to “prevent apostasy” has already drawn support from 23,000 people.

Norway: A Muslim convert to Christianity was tortured with boiling water and told by fellow Muslim inmates “If you do not return to Islam, we will kill you”; if deported, he risks death by stoning for leaving Islam.

Pakistan: Muslims openly abducted a 14-year-old Christian girl at gunpoint saying she had to convert to Islam; another Christian woman who was abducted, drugged, and tortured for two years–all while being informed she had converted to Islam–happily made her escape. In both cases, the police, as usual, are siding with the Muslim abductors. Most recently, two Christians returning from church were attacked by Muslims and beaten with iron rods for refusing to convert to Islam or pay “protection” (jizya) money.

Sudan: A 16 year old Christian girl finally escaped from her Muslim kidnappers, who “beat, raped and tried to force her to convert from Christianity to Islam”; whenever she tried to pray, she was beaten again and called an “infidel”; when her mother went to the police, they told her to convert to Islam before they returned her child.

Uganda: In accordance to Islam’s Hanafi School of law, a Muslim father locked his 14-year-old daughter in a room for several months without food or water, simply because she embraced Christianity; when rescued, she weighed 44 pounds.

General Oppression, Violence, and Murder of Christians

Bangladesh: Church leaders, including an elderly pastor, were severely beaten in a police station for protesting that Muslims had illegally seized and occupied a Christian home. A previously tortured Christian activist is in hiding in Honk Kong, even as his wife and children face death threats from surrounding Muslims.

Egypt: Soon after breaking their Ramadan fast, thousands of Muslims rampaged a predominantly Christian village, firing automatic weapons, looting and throwing Molotov Cocktails at several homes; they beat a priest, plundering and torching his home; another Copt was murdered in his home, which was also ransacked. Separately, a Copt was savagely attacked by seven Muslims in front of a police station; he lost one eye and required 20 stitches in his head. And girls leaving church were sexually harassed by Muslim who hurled stones at the church shattering five windows.

Nigeria: In what is being called a “silent killing,” ten Christians were slain by Muslims seeking to expunge Christianity from northern Nigeria; eyewitnesses insist that the army is assisting and enabling the slayings.

Pakistan: A Christian family consisting of 26 people, including women and children, lived in slavery for over 30 years, forced to labor on a farm belonging to a wealthy Muslim landowner; they only recently managed to regain their freedom, through the aid of the Catholic Church. Separately, a Muslim mob attacked a group of Christians watching a Jesus movie, destroying the projector. A Christian man was beaten unconscious for celebrating Independence Day, told by Muslims “How can you celebrate when you are Christian? Convert to Islam if you want to join the celebration.”

Somalia: Al-Shabab (“the youth”) is intentionally preventing food aid from reaching the nation’s miniscule Christian minority: “Any Somali that the Islamists suspect to be a Christian, or even a friend of Christians, does not receive any food aid.”

Sudan: A “humanitarian crisis is unfoldingin Sudan’s border region where Christians and their churches are being targeted in a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing by North Sudan’s Islamist regime.

United Kingdom: A Muslim family was terrorized and threatened with death because their daughter married a Christian, a crime according to Sharia.

Uzbekistan: Authorities continue to pressure churches and Christians, fabricating evidence to punish or limit Christians’ ability to practice their faith, and subjecting them to excessive fines, false accusations, and confiscating their Christian literature.

These were just some of the stories of Christian suffering under Islam that made it to a few non mainstream media last month.

Then there are the countless atrocities that never make it to any media–the stories of persistent, quiet misery that only the victims know–such as the recent revelation that a 2-year-old girl was savagely raped in Pakistan because her Christian father refused to convert to Islam: it took five years for this story to surface. How many are the tales of woe that never surface?

Now, back to your regular scheduled MSM programming on how the perpetually misunderstood religion of Islam is really the “religion of peace”…

By Raymond Ibrahim
Frontpage Magazine

4 Comments for “Muslim Persecution of Christians: August, 2011”

  • s.j. says:

    Perhaps you could write something about Serbs in the so called ‘state’ of Kosovo (in actual fact, a forcefully amputated territory of Serbia). They have been expelled from their homes, and faced persecution for centuries from Muslim Albanians and Turks. During WWII Albanians allied with Hitler’s Nazi Germany, and killed Serbs and Jews, while destroying their property. They repeated the same pattern throughout the following decades, and with America supporting the Muslims, just like they supported the islamists in Egypt that overthrew the rightful president (the only one in the Muslim world that actually opposed persecution of Christians), and after 3 months of bombardment, they forced Serbian military to leave the province. HOWEVER, under the agreement they signed, Kosovo was supposed to REMAIN within Serbia, and only temporarily be under UN control. WELL, THEY LIED, NATO came, not the UN (not that’s it’s much different), and they ignored the destruction of Serbian Orthodox churches and killings. As many as 100-200 churches were destroyed, while others were turned into PUBLIC TOILETS!! You can read more on juliagorin.com, and elsewhere (but do avoid mainstream western media). The PM of ‘Kosovo’ is even facing accusations of being involved in ORGAN TRAFFICKING! Serbs were butchered for their organs, and then left to die, while their organs were sold to finance the Albanian’s illegal activities. Swiss parliamentarian Dick Marty’s report on this was made to the EU, but NOTHING is being done. NATO simply started a was in Libya, and caused unrest in the Arab world, to cover it up. No one cares any more.

  • Naolweb says:

    I am very sad for the persecutions of Christians in the Muslim world, and I find mostly disgraceful that the Western medias and Western politicians ignore to report and blame them. As Arab Spring shows what it is, it is amazing that the International Community, mouthful of sympathy for the alledged “Palestinians”, and cooperative with the Turks (against the Kurds), does not utter a word of protest to the Umma.
    You, Copts, should take the initiative to call out the UN, Russia, and Nato at your rescue now. God will bless your call.

  • RossTrex says:

    I am so sorry that this has happened and pray that the Copts are protected from the evil that surrounds them. Sadly everywhere Islam grows we have subjugation, murder and rape of any other religion or group (including other Muslims). I pray that God protect Christians and any other peoples living with Islam on earth. Muslims are victims just like Christians.. They have been deceved into believing that acts like this are promoting their god allah. Do not rely on Governments or People or Ideology. God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are all we need, this life is just the test of our faith. Evil is strong and wears a mask of peace all the while destroying the faithful in places like Egypt.

  • s.j. @ Naolweb says:

    Perhaps you’re familiar with what went on in the Balkans? If you are, you’d know that the ‘international community’, which is in reality the Western term for America and it’s servant-allies (to them, it seems, they ARE the entire World), and nothing more. They have never acted in accordance to what is moral, and they never will. They have helped Muslims in Bosnia, and Kosovo against Serbs, and they continue to do it elsewhere. Now they have brought countries in which Christians could live reasonably well under the circumstances(HAVING IN MIND that they are surrounded with Muslims, although it wasn’t GOOD, it was better that one would expect); Now, with Mubarak gone, the Muslim brotherhood will take over, and it will be a VERY hard time for Christians of Egypt.


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