Christian harassment is on the rise. Can you do anything to stop it?

Christian harassment is on the rise. Can you do anything to stop it?

Christian harassment is on the rise. Can you do anything to stop it? Christians are the most persecuted faith group in the world today, targeted by Islamic terror groups like Boko Haram and ISIS, as well as secular governments and even competing Christian sects. They endure physical harassment and social discrimination in more than 125 countries, nearly twice the number of countries (74) where Jews are harassed, according to Pew Research Center. Last week in Egypt, almost 30 Coptic Christians were murdered as they made their way to a monastery.…

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Ramadan 2017: Five ways to show solidarity and respect to people observing the Islamic holy month

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Ramadan 2017: Five ways to show solidarity and respect to people observing the Islamic holy month Ramadan : The month is of huge importance across the Islamic world as a chance to show reverence to Allah and escape from the pace of everyday life Ramadan is a special month in the Islamic calendar when practising Muslims show their respect for the time in which Allah revealed his teachings to the Prophet Mohammad. Since the words heard by the Prophet are believed to make up the Islamic holy text, the Qur’an, the month is…

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Hundreds of Islamic extremists protest in Pakistan’s capital

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Hundreds of Islamic extremists protest in Pakistan’s capital ISLAMABAD (AP) — Hundreds of Islamic extremists resumed protests in Pakistan’s capital on Tuesday over the execution of a man who killed a secular governor, in a show of defiance amid a government crackdown following a suicide attack two days earlier. The rally by Pakistan’s Sunni Tehreek group brought more than 10,000 protesters into the streets of Islamabad on Sunday, where they clashed with police. On Tuesday, local police official Mohammad Kashif said some 700 remained, bringing parts of the capital to…

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Suicide attack on Pakistani shrine kills 72, claimed by Islamic State

Suicide attack on Pakistani shrine kills 72, claimed by Islamic State

Suicide attack on Pakistani shrine kills 72, claimed by Islamic State Suicide : A woman clad in burqa walks in the hallway of the tomb of Sufi saint Syed Usman Marwandi, also known as Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, in Sehwan Sharif, in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province, on Sept. 5, 2013. Photo courtesy Reuters/Akhtar Soomro Suicide : KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) A suicide bomber attacked a crowded Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan, killing at least 72 people and wounding dozens more in the deadliest of a wave of bombings across the South Asian nation…

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Dearborn vigil honors slain mosque worshippers

Dearborn vigil honors slain mosque worshippers

Dearborn vigil honors slain mosque worshippers The small crowd that congregated Friday night at the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn to honor six worshippers slain this week at a Quebec mosque were miles away from the bloodshed that sparked mourning around the world. But at a time when Muslims across the United States face renewed tensions amid presidential orders many feel target their group, the impact was felt as deeply. The victims fatally shot when a gunman stormed the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre and opened fire during evening prayers…

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Murdered Muslim shopkeeper’s family fear for their lives from hardline Islamic factions

Murdered Muslim shopkeeper's family fear for their lives from hardline Islamic factions

Murdered Muslim shopkeeper’s family fear for their lives from hardline Islamic factions The family of a popular Muslim shopkeeper who was murdered after posting an online Easter message to “my beloved Christian nation” has disclosed they fear for their lives following the brutal attack. Asad Shah’s wife and siblings said they had been left “heartbroken” by the killing and they had been overwhelmed by the messages of support they had received from the local community in the Shawlands area of Glasgow. But they only spoke on the condition their names…

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