Friday, May 18, 2012

Muslim Persecution of Christians: April 2012

Raymond Ibrahim has been tracking the worldwide persecution of Christians by Muslims. Here's the intro for his April update.
GATESTONE INSTITUTE--As Easter, one of the highest Christian holidays, comes in April, Christian persecution in Muslim nations—from sheer violence to oppressive laws—was rampant: In Nigeria, where jihadis have expressed their desire to expunge all traces of Christianity, a church was bombed during Easter Sunday, killing some 50 worshippers; in Turkey, a pastor was beaten by Muslims immediately following Easter service and threatened with death unless he converted to Islam; and in Iran, Easter Sunday saw 12 Christians stand trial as "apostates."

The persecution of Christians has come to regions not normally associated with it. As in Nigeria, Muslim militants are now also running amok in Timbuktu, Mali—beheading a Christian leader and threatening other Christians with similar treatment. Sharia law has been imposed, churches are being destroyed, and Christians are fleeing Timbuktu in mass.

Categorized by theme, April's assemblage of Muslim persecution of Christians around the world includes (but is not limited to) the following accounts, listed in alphabetical order by country, not severity. (Continue reading at Gatestone.)


Baron Eddie said...

Mohammed set an example for Muslims!

In translation of Sahih Bukhari, Book 2: Belief

we read
"Narrated Ibn 'Umar:

Allah's Apostle said: "I have been ordered (by Allah) to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah's Apostle, and offer the prayers perfectly and give the obligatory charity, so if they perform a that, then they save their lives an property from me except for Islamic laws and then their reckoning (accounts) will be done by Allah."

حدثنا ‏ ‏عبد الله بن محمد المسندي ‏ ‏قال حدثنا ‏ ‏أبو روح الحرمي بن عمارة ‏ ‏قال حدثنا ‏ ‏شعبة ‏ ‏عن ‏ ‏واقد بن محمد ‏ ‏قال سمعت ‏ ‏أبي ‏ ‏يحدث عن ‏ ‏ابن عمر ‏
‏أن رسول الله ‏ ‏صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ ‏قال ‏ ‏أمرت أن أقاتل الناس حتى ‏ ‏يشهدوا ‏ ‏أن لا إله إلا الله وأن ‏ ‏محمدا ‏ ‏رسول الله ويقيموا الصلاة ويؤتوا الزكاة فإذا فعلوا ذلك ‏ ‏عصموا ‏ ‏مني دماءهم وأموالهم إلا بحق الإسلام وحسابهم على الله

contrast that with Jesus' saying
"10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." John 10:10

Mohammed came to fight people and kill
Jesus came so people will have life

Nakdimon said...

Thats why Islam has got to go. Hasnt anyone noticed that all of the so-called blasphemy cases are about insulting muhammad and none are about Allah? You say anything disparaging about Allah and they dont care! You can even insult Jesus and it doesnt bother them. But say one word about muhammad or claim that someone said something about muhammad and you dont even have to prove they did. all you have to do is accuse someone and he has to fear for his life? So who is your god anyway, muslims?

I have always said: Muslims fear allah but love muhammad. they couldnt care less about allah. Muslims may claim that they are monotheists but their actions show otherwise. their devotion to muhammad is far greater than to allah.

blessed z said...

Happy and blessed Sunday brothers and sisters in Christ. Well done brother David. God bless you. It's Yes, it's no doubt, it's 100%. True Islam teaching breeds terrorists. Actions speaks louder than words. Look at the brutality, killings etc Muslims did to non Muslim. Too bad many governments become stupid to fear this religion. May God be with us.