Muslim Terrorists Ambush Christians Walking Home From Church, Shoot Them And Then Chop Up Their Bodies With Machetes

Muslim Terrorists Ambush Christians Walking Home From Church, Shoot Them And Then Chop Up Their Bodies With Machetes

Five Christians were murdered by Muslim terrorists, including two who were attacked while walking home from Church that the Muslims shot and then chopped up into pieces with machetes according to a recent report:

Five Christians were killed and five others are missing after attacks by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria’s Plateau and Benue states in the past two weeks.

Two members of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) were killed on Sunday (Nov. 12) in Plateau state’s Wereng village, Riyom Local Government Area (LGA), as they were returning to their village at about 9:30 p.m., area resident Gyang Dahoro, a COCIN elder, told Morning Star News.

Christopher Musa Chong, 28, and Bulus Dantoro, 35, were ambushed and shot death, and their corpses cut with machetes, according to Dahoro.

“The two did not return to the village on Sunday evening,” Dahoro said. “A search was organized, and their corpses were found in bushes the following morning with bullet wounds and machete cuts.”

The Rev. Dacholom Datiri, president of the COCIN, said in a text message to Morning Star News that the church keeps losing its members as Muslim herdsmen have continued to ravage the countryside in a series of armed attacks.

“These armed Fulani herdsmen have continued with their attacks, and the church is at the receiving end,” Datiri said. “We have lost our members to these unprovoked attacks. We are on our knees praying for God’s mercy.”

Police in Plateau state reported recovering items belonging to the herdsmen at the scene of the attack. Plateau State Command spokesman Matthias Terna confirmed in a press statement the two Christians were ambushed and killed by the herdsmen.

“The dead bodies were recovered on the scene at about 8:15 in the morning by miners who were on their way to mining camp,” Terna said. “The police recovered two sticks belonging to the gunmen, and a motorcycle belonging to the deceased persons in the scene.”

Lamenting incessant killings of Christians in the state by the herdsmen using guerrilla tactics, a member of Nigeria’s parliament, the National Assembly, demanded the government declare the herdsmen as terrorists. Istifanus Gyang said in a press statement that the time has come for herdsmen to be classified as terrorists.

“The truth is that there is a quest by the herdsmen to forcefully acquire land and territory for occupation,” Gyang said. “Under this unfortunate development, the Nigerian state and government, which have the constitutional responsibility of protecting citizens from aggression, have left the victims at the mercy of the marauding herdsmen. These attacks have to be profiled and classified as acts of insurgency and treated with the same response as Boko Haram has been handled.”

In Benue state, three Christians were killed and five others abducted by Muslim Fulani herdsmen, sources said.

One of the Christians, Saater Kwaghdom, was killed in an attack in Gaambe-tiv village, Logo LGA, on Nov. 2 in which the herdsmen took away the five Christians, Joseph Anawa of Makurdi told Morning Star News.

Another Christian, Apesuu Uhula, was killed in Isho village, Guma LGA, on Tuesday (Nov. 13), and the same day herdsmen killed another Christian, Ortse Kwaghdoo, in Azdege village, Logo LGA, according to Anawa.

All three slain Christians were members of the Universal Reformed Christian Church, in Nigeria known as the NKST (Nongo U KristuU I Ser Sha Tar), he said.

Among those kidnapped, also NKST members, were Hingir Akaa Azemgbe, Doosul Nambo, and Ladi Mhbahme, he said.

Moses Yamu, spokesman for the Benue State Command, said in a press statement that some herdsmen who carried out the attacks have been arrested.

Christians make up 51.3 percent of Nigeria’s population, while Muslims living primarily in the north and middle belt account for 45 percent.

Benue state is majority-Christian, and a report released this month describes attacks there as a “Hausa-Fulani Muslim herdsmen invasion of Benue.”

“Nigeria: Benue State Under the Shadow of Herdsmen Terrorism,” commissioned by the World Watch Research unit of Open Doors International and Voice of the Martyrs Canada, says ethnic, socio-economic, environmental and political factors play some part in attacks, but that policy makers have diminished the underlying jihadist motives.

The ideology of the Hausa-Fulani Muslim invasion of Benue is based on the slogan, “Everything belongs to Allah. Every piece of land belongs to Allah and not you; it is not for you infidels but for Allah,” the report notes.

“Thus, with climate change, competition over limited resources and environmental threat to the ways of life of the herdsmen, the use of terror and its religious justification has been intensified, particularly in Benue,” the report states. “Herdsmen use terror tactics to conduct jihad, displacing local communities from their land to make room for their herds, to occupy those lands and to spread Islam.”

Hausa-Fulani Muslim herdsmen are generally misperceived as people who are only in search of a better environment for caring for their sheep, the report states.

“They are mostly considered as people whose life, survival and tradition is embedded in the value attached to the herds, and the capacity they retain to protect their way of life,” it states. “Yet, historically, it is necessary to emphasize the fact that herdsmen in Africa have always played an important role in Islamic jihad. Their actions clearly demonstrate that their use of terror is premeditated; it is ideologically driven and sometimes politically motivated depending on the place, time and socio-political context.”

The report also asserts that the government is complicit in the violence by failing to stop attacks or prosecute assailants.

Nigeria ranks 12th on Open Doors’ 2017 World Watch List of countries where Christians suffer the most persecution.
(source)

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Hindu Man Beats His Wife And Disowns His Children After They Leave Hinduism And Embrace Christ, They Say ‘This Persecution Had Only Made Our Faith In Jesus Stronger’

Hindu Man Beats His Wife And Disowns His Children After They Leave Hinduism And Embrace Christ, They Say ‘This Persecution Had Only Made Our Faith In Jesus Stronger’

A Hindu man beat and then disowned his wife and four children after they renounced Hinduism for Christ and refused to reconvert. In response to the persecution, she and her children have stated the even has only made their faith in Jesus stronger according to a recent report:

A Hindu father has reportedly beaten and thrown out his wife and four children who decided to convert to Christianity, cutting them off financially and demanding they abandon their devotion to Jesus.

The British Pakistani Christian Association reported on Saturday that the family of Ramesh Kumar, the Hindu patriarch, is struggling to make ends meet in the State of Haryana in Northern India as winter approaches, but the mother and her four children have so far refused pressure to reconvert.
Kumar declared in February that he would no longer tolerate his family attending a Christian church for worship, and allegedly beat his wife and his children for their faith, officially repudiating them in September.

The eldest son, 23-year-old Neeraj, has been using his small wage as a shop clerk to provide for his mother and three siblings, who are all still students. But in October, Kumar forced his son’s employer to stop offering him a wage.

Kumar claimed in a police report that his family tried to forcefully make him go to church and change his religion, and alleged that his son threatened to kill him if he did not become a Christian.

The Christians have denied the allegations before police. Yet officials joined extended family members in demanding that the Christians end the family feud by rejecting their Christianity, according to with BPCA.

The children and mother have said, however, that the persecution they are facing only strengthens their faith in Jesus.

“We will not stop going to the church because we know Jesus is the true God who died for us,” they said.

BPCA fears that the family is in danger of attacks, however, given that last week Kumar placed an ad in a local newspaper alleging that his family members attacked him.

Kumar also disowned his family in the ad, and said he is not responsible for what happens to them.

Christians in a number of Indian provinces have faced violent beatings for their faith, and have been falsely accused by authorities and Hindu radicals of trying to forcefully convert people.

Pastor Naresh Paul, lead officer for British Asian Christian Association, said that he met with the family and revealed that the community has abandoned them, with no one but a local pastor coming to help them.

The BPCA is collecting donations in support of the Christians and has listed the significant financial hardships they face for their commitment to their faith.

“The disownment of his children by a patriarch has left this family very vulnerable. They have been targeted by a father who is caught up in the religious zeal that has become more commonplace in India since the [Narendra] Modi regime came into power,” said BPCA Chairman Wilson Chowdhry.

“Proliferation of anti-minority propaganda, and a biased national curriculum that continues to demonize other faiths, has had the effect of polarizing communities. Moreover a growing number of incidents of minority persecution, is a poor indictment of Indian society which lacks harmony and tolerance in many regions.”

In October, a group of drunken Hindu nationalists savagely beat a Christian pastor in southern India, accusing him of forceful conversions after five families decided to become Christians.

Pastor Banothu Sevya was left in a coma for two days following the assault near Jamandlapalli village, which came after hardline Hindu groups warned him against converting tribal families in the region.

The pastor’s wife, Banothu Anusha, said that the attackers “attempted to murder” her husband, who was left with blood clots in the cerebral area, brain coordination problems, injury to his eye and a damaged eardrum. (source)

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Muslim Men Tell Impoverished Starving Children- ‘If You Convert To Islam We Will Feed You’

Muslim Men Tell Impoverished Starving Children- ‘If You Convert To Islam We Will Feed You’

One of the characteristics of Christian charity it that it preaches the Faith by word and action, and seeks to impart mercy and justice to all, and not to use a man’s misery for his personal gain. This is unlike Islam, which uses promise of gain especially to a man in a miserable situation to get him to submit to his demands.

Such recently happened in India, where a group of Muslim men were arrested after they told starving pagan children without their parents consent they will fed them if they convert to Islam:

The Rachakonda Police of Hyderabad on Sunday arrested nine persons for allegedly converting children to Islam.

The arrested accused were running an orphanage named Peace Orphan Home Society and were luring children from poor families of Telangana and making them to convert to Islam by assuring free education, food and shelter.

Police has rescued 17 children in the age group of 4-14 years, including 7 girls from Moula Ali area on the complaint of the Districts Child Welfare Officials.

While the police has 9 accused, including prime accused Mohammed Siddiqi alias Satyanarayana and eight others, search for one more accused is on.

“They were luring parents from tribal areas of Bhadrachalam, Mahabubnagar, Khammam and Warangal districts of Telangana and converting them illegally,” said Mahesh M Bhagwat CP Rachakonda while speaking to India Today.

The main accused Siddiqui converted to Islam in 2003-2004 and started Peace Orphan Society in Warangal and last year he started running a school-cum-hostel in Hyderabad.

“The organisers who himself are converted to Islam intentionally not changed their names to obtain reservation for future government services. They are in opinion that using their position they can convert huge number of people to Islam,” added CP Mahesh Bhagwat.

Police are also investigating the source of funds for the NGO.

All the accused persons are booked under sections 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, 363 (kidnapping), 342 (wrongful confinement) of the IPC and relevant sections of the SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. (source)

This is not the first time this has happened either. While these people were pagan Hindus, the same has been done to Christians as well, such as the infamous photo of an Ottoman official teasing starving Christian children with a piece of bread during the Christian genocide of 1917.

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Major Christian Aid Group Declares ‘Most Of The Money Supposed To Help Christians Either Disappeared Or Never Came’- We Told You This Would Happen

Major Christian Aid Group Declares ‘Most Of The Money Supposed To Help Christians Either Disappeared Or Never Came’- We Told You This Would Happen

We at Rescue Christians have maintained that in Iraq, what remains for Christians of good will to do is to help the survivors get out of Iraq and to a safe place where they can rebuild their lives and in the future- with the grace of God- eventually bring the Faith back to that area. The genocide committed by ISIS was so extensive and given the rise of Turkey and the continued instability in Iraq, this is the only humane option, for it is to save those left from a near certain death. Many people did not like it when we said this, but in addition to getting people to return and keeping them safe, the infrastructure and economy was so badly destroyed that it will require a large amount of foreign money to be continually injected into these areas to have any hope of rebuilding them. Likewise, we said that the promises of “aid” to these Christians was at best verbal, because little to nothing would most likely actually reach them.

Now other Christian aid groups are beginning to allude to similar conclusions. According to a recent report, most of the money that was supposed to go to “rebuild” or was promised verbally has mysteriously disappeared or never materialize, with little to nothing actually reaching the people as they continue to live in misery and just hope for the best:

Christians in Iraq have been unable to celebrate the defeats of the Islamic State terror group for long, said a Christian worker who has been aiding the church there for more than 10 years, noting that they have received nothing but “lip service” in terms of actual help from Western countries.

William Hollander, who partners with persecution watchdog Open Doors to support churches and persecuted Christians in Iraq and the region, told The Christian Post in a phone interview on Friday that broken promises and renewed threats are keeping the fate of the dwindling believers very much uncertain.

“They celebrated last year after Qaraqosh was liberated. People were very happy. But then they found out that the majority of the homes were destroyed, or needed a lot of repairs,” Hollander said, noting that the celebrations turned into depression.

He noted that for the past three years, a number of Western countries have pledged to help the Christians in Iraq and the Middle East, who are greatly in need of aid to rebuild their homes. But so far, the Christian community has not received “anything.”

“We don’t see anything. It’s not happening,” Hollander said. “The big frustration for the Christians and everybody at the moment is that [they] are being betrayed by the political powers,” and again are in a situation where they have to run to refugee camps.

His comments come just days after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence announced that the days of Christians receiving little to no help from the U.S. government to rebuild their ancient communities “are over.”

In a speech at an In Defense of Christians dinner last week, Pence said that President Donald Trump has ordered the State Department to enable U.S. aid funding to go directly to faith-based organizations actively supporting Christians and other religious minorities displaced by the Islamic State.

Until now, all U.S. humanitarian and reconstruction aid funding for Iraq had to be funnelled through the United Nations and though the U.S. has given more than $1 billion in humanitarian aid and hundreds of millions in reconstruction aid, little has actually reached the Christian communities.

Only a handful of small organizations in Iraq are helping Christians rebuild their homes and supporting people to go back to school, according to Hollander.

“One of the reasons we are on the ground,” he said, is to oppose the persecution of Christians, and to support believers who have decided to stay in Iraq despite the big challenges.

While Christians began to return to their towns slowly in the summer, many have again been forced out, he noted.

“On one side, they are hopeful they can go back, and want to go back,” he said. On the other hand, they can recognize big dangers, as “they can see that ISIS might be defeated, but the ideology isn’t.”

IS has been driven out of a number of important cities for Christians, including Qaraqosh in Iraq and most recently Raqqa in Syria. Despite this, a number of charities, such as Aid to the Church in Need, have warned that unless there are concrete actions taken by world leaders, Christians in the Middle East might continue disappearing.

Hundreds of Christian families returning to the Niveveh Plains have again been forced to flee their homes following battles between Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Iraqi soldiers earlier this month.

Hollander explained that such developments are a major setback, as aid groups have been encouraging people to come back, only for them to face renewed shelling and be forced to “run for their lives.”

The Christian population in Iraq has declined significantly, he said, from roughly 1.5 million from 2003 to around 200,000 today. He said that the “exodus” has also occurred in Syria during its civil war, with a once 1.7 million Christian population dwindling down to somewhere between 700,000 and 800,000.

Christians and other minorities have suffered heavily at the hands of Islamic terrorism, and he said that he has heard many stories of believers kidnapped, tortured and killed.

Followers of Christ have been killed even after their families paid ransoms to jihadis, and he noted that he has spoken to entire groups of believers where every single family has had a member kidnapped or killed.

Though IS may be losing territory now, Hollander warned that the threat of radical attacks is far from over.

“They are afraid of sleeper cells, people are very concerned,” he said, noting that “the crime rate is going up.”

“People are very concerned about everything that is happening.”

As The Daily Beast pointed out, local police and security service agencies have been tasked with rooting out ISIS sleeper cells but that is proving to be a very difficult task, with even authorities afraid of delivering justice due to fears of attacks.

Hollander said that despite everything they face, Christians are still 100 percent Iraqi citizens and are covered by the constitution of Iraq.

“So you should fight for your rights. You are on the same level (as other Iraqis),” he said, encouraing Christians there.

For those who want to help their brothers and sisters in Iraq, he first advised prayer.

“Prayer is a big thing. Many Christians have mentioned to us that for some unexplainable reason, they just feel that prayer has been supporting them,” he stated. source

Now is not the time to play games with people’s lives. These Christians have been through enough.

Help us help them emigrate to a place where they have a chance of a better life.

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Muslims Pelt Christians And Churches In Egypt With Stones, Government Responds By Closing Churches And Refuses To Prosecute The Muslims

Muslims Pelt Christians And Churches In Egypt With Stones, Government Responds By Closing Churches And Refuses To Prosecute The Muslims

Muslims have been attacking Christians and their churches with rocks in Egypt. After complaining to the police, the government stepped in and forcibly closed the churches and refuses to prosecute the Muslims according to a recent report:

Coptic Christians in Egypt have said that they have been pelted by rocks while the government in the southern province of Minya has closed down four churches this past month, much to the protest of the believers.

“We stayed silent for two weeks after the closure of a church hoping that the officials would do the job they were assigned to do by the state. However, this silence has led to something worse, as if prayer is a crime the Copts should be punished for. The Coptic Christians go to the neighboring villages to perform their prayers,” the Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of Minya said in a statement, as reported on Sunday.

“What happened within two weeks, hasn’t happen over years; churches are closed, the Coptic Christians are being attacked and their property destroyed, and there is no deterrent. The bargaining and the balance are usually used under the name of peaceful coexistence. The Copts always pay the price of this coexistence, not the aggressors,” the statement continued.

It further called the reaction from Egyptian authorities “disappointing,” and argued that whenever there is an attack on Copts, aggressors are treated with impunity.

Coptic Christians have complained that they have been harassed and pelted with rocks at churches, Reuters noted.

The Minya security directorate has not yet commented on the statement from the Minya diocese. The government has vowed to protect Christians from violent Islamic attacks on a number of occasions, though Christians have complained that not enough is being done to secure their safety.

A number of families who have been forced to flee North Sinai said in a statement in May that they are “suffering” due to neglect.

“We are the families displaced from al-Arish to Port Said in February. We are living inside small rooms inside the youth camps and the aid building. We are suffering and none of the officials or the Port Said governor will listen to us,” the statement read at the time.

“As time passed, 28 families remained in the camps and aid buildings. Three months passed without any attention from the government or officials in Port Said. The governor then declared that there was a lack of residential houses to transfer the families to, in addition to a lack to jobs, which forced the martyr Nabil Saber to return to Arish, where he was killed — a message to every Copt thinking about returning.”

The statement came following a deadly attack by IS gunmen on a group of Copts traveling to a monastery in Minya, which left 29 believers dead and 24 others wounded.

Bishop Anba Angaelos of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the U.K. also recently condemned the killing of priests in Egypt, such as the fate of Samaan Shehta, who was murdered in Cairo by a suspected IS radical.

“While recognizing that anger may often open a path to hatred or resentment, there are times at which it is a natural expression of a human emotion, and reaction to a sense of deep injustice. I am sure that I am not alone in my anger, but that it is shared by every law-abiding person of any belief and indeed of none, who has witnessed this vicious and inhumane attack,” Angaelos wrote about the killing. (source)

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Muslim Terrorists Kidnap Christian Woman And Her Children And Then Shoot Them In Captivity

Muslim Terrorists Kidnap Christian Woman And Her Children And Then Shoot Them In Captivity

A Christian woman and her two children were kidnapped earlier this week by Muslim terrorists in a village raid. After taking them captives, the terrorists shot all three of them to death in captivity according to a recent report:

A Christian woman and her two children were killed in north-central Nigeria last week, three days after a kidnapped priest was slain by his abductors in the southwestern part of the country, sources said.

Armed Muslim Fulani herdsmen on Tuesday (Oct. 24) ambushed and shot to death Rebecca Daniel Choji, her 16-year-old daughter Suzanna Daniel Choji, and her 29-year-old son Joel Choji, in Jol village, Riyom Local Government Area (LGA) in Plateau state, as the family members were on their way to a health facility in Vwak village, sources said.

Suzanna and Joel Choji died immediately, while their mother succumbed to her gunshot wounds two days later at Plateau State Specialist Hospital in Jos, sources said.

Members of the Church of Christ In Nations (COCIN) in Jol village, the three victims were being driven to a hospital by a relative, Dachung Yakubu, as Choji’s two children were ill. The herdsmen attacked at about 7 p.m. and also wounded Yakubu, who at this writing was in critical condition at the Intensive Care Unit at Plateau State Specialist Hospital, sources said.

The attack was the latest by herdsmen on Christian communities in Plateau state’s Riyom, Barkin Ladi, Bokkos, and Bassa LGAs.

“We have been under attack constantly from these Fulani herdsmen because we are Christians,” Gyang Dahoro, 55, an area COCIN congregation elder, told Morning Star News by text message. “Our villages have been ravaged, and our houses and churches destroyed, and in most cases these herdsmen have taken over the villages where Christians have been displaced.”

He added that the woman and her two children were some of the “Christians killed in recent times as the herdsmen in collaboration with Boko Haram continue to invade our communities.”
The attack came a week after similar assaults were carried out in villages around Miango town, in Bassa LGA.

“We are saddened by yet another attack on our defenseless members in Jol who were on their way to visit a health care center,” Dachalom Datiri, COCIN president, told Morning Star News by phone. “All we can do is to keep praying for an end to these attacks and hope that Nigerian government can halt these senseless killings.”

Emmanuel Jugul, chairman of the Riyom Government Council Management Committee, confirmed the killing of the Christian woman and her two children and the wounding of the fourth relative, as did Tyopev Terna, police spokesman for the Plateau State Command.

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Muslim Man Murders His Own Sister After She Marries A Christian Man, Her Father Turns Around And Blames His Daughter For ‘Destroying His Family’

A Muslim man admitted to murdering his own sister after she married a Christian man to defend his ‘honor’ before his Muslim neighbors. When asked about it later, their father blamed his daughter marrying a Christian for ‘destroying his family’ and not his son’s actions according to a recent report:

A Pakistani man has admitted murdering his sister in an ‘honour killing’ because she married a Christian man.

Mubeen Rajhu, 24, from Lahore, shot Tasleem, 18, in the head at home in August after he discovered his Muslim sister had defied the family and married a Christian.

He had been taunted by co-workers who had seen Tasleem in their neighbourhood with the man.

Rajhu, who is from a poor neighbourhood on the northern edge of Lahore, is being held by police. He said he had demanded that his sister swear on the Quran that she would never marry the man. He said: ‘I told her I would have no face to show at the mill, to show to my neighbors, so don’t do it. Don’t do it. But she wouldn’t listen.

‘I could not let it go. It was all I could think about. I had to kill her. There was no choice. There was no yelling, no shouting. I just shot her dead.’

Ali Raza, a co-worker at the mill, said the taunting of Rajhu about his sister had gone on for months.

He said: ‘He used to tell us, “If you don’t stop, I will kill myself. Stop!” The guys here told him, “It would be better to kill your sister”.’

Raza said Rajhu told them he had bought a pistol and one day in August stopped coming to work.

Tasleem, 18, was shot in the head at home by her brother Mubeen on August 14
However, Tasleem’s father Mohammed Naseer Rajhu puts the blame on his daughter.

He said: ‘My family is destroyed. Everything is destroyed only because of this shameful girl. Even after death I am destroyed because of her.’ (source)

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Muslims Attack And Savagely Beat Random Christian Man In UK For Having A Cross Hanging In His Car

Tajamal Amar is a Pakistani Christian who fled to the UK to escape persecution in his native land. However, he was recently attacked by two random Muslim men as he was going to his car from a restaurant because he had a cross hanging in his car according to a recent report:

A 45-year-old Pakistani Christian man residing in Derby had to be taken to hospital after being assaulted outside a popular restaurant on Friday 20th October 2017. Read Derby Telegraph story (click here)

Tajamal Amar, a food delivery driver, suffered a broken nose along with several lacerations to his head and body after a group of Muslim men attacked without warning.

Mr Amar was rendered unconscious and woke approximately 5 hours later at Royal Derby Hospital where he was admitted overnight, after having been transported there by emergency services.

A local police spokesman said: “We were called to a report of an assault outside the Red Chilli restaurant, in Littleover, at around 8:45 pm on Friday.

“It was reported that a 45-year-old man had been kicked and punched.

“He was hospitalised at the Royal Derby Hospital with a broken nose and we have not yet arrested anyone in connection with the assault.”

Mr Amar, remembers being stared at by a group of Muslim men who seemed to be taking offence at the cross in his vehicle and the two large poppies that were displayed on the front of his car.

After this Mr Amar is not very clear on what happened but he seems to have been hit on top of the head and then suffered further violence as he lay on the floor unconscious.

He cannot specifically describe any of the attackers and police are seeking witnesses who saw the attack, which happened outside a very popular restaurant during peak hours on a Friday night.

Anyone who saw the attack or who could help the police with their inquiries should call 101 quoting reference 17000454535.

Mr Amar, said;

“Several times local Pakistani people in Derby have taken offence from the fact that I am Christian, when they first find out many stop talking to me. My wife and I have often been shunned.

“On the day of my attack the visible display of a cross in my car and two poppies just below the front bonnet, triggered the violence against me. I know this, because for a few days before the attack the same men, glared at me after they notice my Christian paraphernalia.

“I fled from Pakistan to escape violence such as this, but more and more the same violence is coming into Britain.

“Freedom of religion should be the right of any British citizen but today I feel unsafe, even then nothing will stop me going to church.

“I will pray for my attackers and hope they will change their hard-line approach to faith which is very dangerous for our society.”

Wilson Chowdhry, Chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association, said:

“This unprovoked attack on a Christian for simply displaying a cross and two large poppies is an example of the religious intolerance that some strands of radical Islam promote in Britain.

“An innocent man has been hospitalized, he has had to take several days off work, and now he is living in fear of further reprisals, simply for adhering to the Christian faith. (source)

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Russian Christian Man Is Arrested And Faces Jail Time For ‘Hate Crimes’ For Writing Poem Calling Atheists ‘Despicable’ And Hoping For A Return Of The Inquisition

A Russian orthodox Christian man was arrested and is facing possible jail time under a hate crimes law in which he called atheists ‘despicable’ and hoped for a return of the Holy Inquisition according to a recent report:

A Russian poet is facing criminal prosecution for hate speech after calling atheists ‘despicable’ in a poem published online, and inciting violence against the group.

Amateur poet Maksim Drozdov, of Russia’s southern Krasnodar Region, said he hoped for a return to the Holy Inquisition – the medieval Catholic practice associated with the torture of heretics – in poems published on social media in May, that have since been removed.

Drozdov’s defence lawyer Aleksy Avanesyan said Drozdov, who was charged earlier this month, faces charges under article 282 of the Russian Criminal Code, which prohibits disseminating hatred, strife or insulting the dignity of representatives of any social group, according to Newsline.

In a statement on Wednesday, the regional directorate of the Investigative Committee – Russia’s main federal investigating authority – said: ‘According to investigators, in May this year the man posted a poem on a social-media network that was extreme in its content.

‘Linguistic research concluded that the published text contained some negative statements about a group of citizens who are united in their attitude to religion, and it calls for hostile action towards these citizens.’

Drozdov had told investigators that his poem was not intended as an insult to anyone, only as a work of satire, according to Avanesyan. (source)

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Major Catholic Charity Admits ‘ISIS Is Defeated But They Won The War- Christianity Is Gone From Iraq And All That Is Left Is To Help The Survivors’- We Warned You This Would Happen

We don’t take pride in being right in a situation like this, but we warned months ago that Christianity in Iraq was finished. Lots of people did not want to believe us, but based on our work in Muslim nations directly helping Christians escape persecution from Muslims, we said that there is veritably impossible for Christianity in Iraq to rebuild to any semblance from what it was before, and that even if it were to be rebuilt, the community would be in immediate danger of annihilation by Turkey as part of their quest to revive the Ottoman Empire. We warned that right now, the most charitable act is to help as many Christians as possible leave and find a new life before Turkey invades and does what ISIS did all over again to the survivors.

Aid To The Church In Need is a major Catholic charity that helps Christians around the world. In a recent story, they have noted that because of the huge decline in population, inability to rebuild, elderly ages of the survivors, and the unwillingness of those who fled to return, that barring a miracle, Christianity in Iraq is finished according to a recent report:

Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need has warned that unless world leaders start taking action, the recent defeats suffered by the Islamic State terror group in Iraq and Syria might not be enough to save the Christian population in the region from being eradicated.

“We have seen drastic reductions in the Christian populations in many nations in the Middle East. Iraq might very well have lost 80 percent of their native Christian people,” Edward Clancy, ACNUSA director of outreach, told The Christian Post in an email interview on Wednesday. “Syria might have lost 50 percent. This is compounded by the fact that Christian families have not been secure enough to have many children. The loss of population and the very low birth rate will put great pressure on the Christian communities.”

He warned that Christians will be “hard pressed to survive when they are 2 percent or 1 percent and become an aging population.”

“If we do not help these ancient Christian communities, ISIS might very well have lost the battles but won the war.”

Under a new U.S. strategy, IS has suffered heavy losses recently and has been driven out of a number of key cities it once held, most recently in Raqqa in Syria, which was the terror group’s de facto capital.

As ACN’s “Persecuted and Forgotten? 2015–’17” report released last week noted, the persecution of Christians has grown and reached its highest ever levels in the past couple of years, with the eradication of Christians in the Middle East highlighted as a major concern.

The report said that hope has risen with stories of Christian families returning to their homes in the Nineveh Plains as IS continues to be driven out of Iraq, but the future of the faithful in the region remains very much uncertain.

Clancy told CP: “Our solace is knowing that whenever Christians have faced terrible odds, great miracles have happened. Christianity has survived and endured, but we needn’t wait for miracles. We can act. We can help. We should do both.”

Some church leaders in the Middle East expressed in the report that they feel forgotten by the international community. ACNUSA’s director of outreach argued that many in the West do take the Church and Christian communities for granted.

“Even when Christians are in the minority, they consistently show themselves to be a positive force in those communities. For example, throughout the Middle East and around the world, Christians provide opportunities for better education for Christians and non-Christians alike. This is because it is part of the witness of the Gospel,” Clancy continued.

“Western leaders need to understand that these Christian communities are key for peaceful coexistence among Yazidi, Sunni, Shia and Kurds in Iraq and will be likewise in Syria among the different ethnic and religious groups.”

He urged Western governments and world leaders to offer more help to families trying to resettle back in their homelands.

“They need our help. It is more than just guaranteeing property rights for returning families. The security of their communities is a major issue. It is about leaders not being afraid to say that these Christians belong in their ancestral towns and that they deserve to be supported and protected,” he said.

“Aid to the Church in Need is committed to insisting on that vital message. We will continue to be a voice for the voiceless.”

Clancy said he’s also concerned that rising tensions between the U.S. and North Korea could lead to Christians suffering harsher punishments in that country.

Christians in North Korea are already some of the most persecuted people in the world, the ACN report noted, and Clancy said that fears for their well-being are growing as the U.N. increases sanctions against Kim Jong Un.

“The stories of abuse, imprisonment, and denial of freedoms for Christians are constant. The regime is one of the harshest in human history,” he noted.

“While it is hard to believe it might get any worse, it could very well happen that Christians will be targeted even more severely because of their perceived allegiance to Western thinking.” (source)

We have been warning consistently that Christians in Iraq and the Middle East are in grave danger. There is no way around the uncomfortable facts of what have happened. However, one cannot change the events of the past, and it is not helpful to waste time thinking about what could have been or what might become “if” change happens at an undefined future point. The situation of today is shaped by the past, but the decisions of today are also that which makes the future, and the fact is that there is no future for Christian in the current situation in Iraq. There might be at a later point, but right now the concern of the Christians must be the survival of those who are left, especially in light of the situation with Turkey. The most merciful thing that can be done is to get the Christians who are left to a place of safety where they can survive, re-grow, and by God’s grace once again bring the light of Faith back to their ancestral homelands.

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