Rebuilding hope in Iraq
Christians are slowly returning to the town of Karamles in Iraq after Islamic State (ISIS) was ousted.
Over half of the houses in the town are either piles of rubble or completely burnt out, but 250 families have signed up to return. With the help of Christian charity Open Doors, 30 houses have so far been restored, with 20 more in the pipeline. However, the returnees get no help from the government.
Campaigners to sue US government for failing to stop jihadist genocide
Appeal to Trump to stop genocide
Frustration over the Obama administration’s inaction over the mass murder of Christians has led the American Centre for Law and Justice (ACLJ) to sue the US government.
After a long campaign to win the term ‘genocide’ for the relentless slaughter of Christians, as reported in this paper, the ACLJ claims that the Obama Administration refuses to take action.
Girl kidnapped by ISIS appears on Facebook
Two years after her abduction by ISIS, little Christine, whose kidnap we reported in HEART, is still missing – but hopes rose for her mother when her daughter’s photo appeared on Facebook.
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Homes, shops and churches destroyed in Lahore, Pakistan, as police look on. © persecutedchurchnews.blogspot.co.uk
3,000 more killed than in 2015 – and that doesn’t even include North Korea, Syria and Iraq
Global persecution of Christians has risen to around 100 million, according to Open Doors, the charity supporting persecuted Christians.
It also reveals that North Korea tops its World Watch List for the 14th consecutive year, as the most difficult place to be a Christian.
The Open Doors website (opendoorsuk.org) says: “The persecution of Christians has increased… across every region in which Open Doors works… Religious extremism – Islamic, Hindu and Buddhist – is the greatest source of persecution of Christians.”
It’s not just Christian men and women but children who have been imprisoned after being accused of blasphemy in Pakistan
A young Christian boy in Pakistan charged with blasphemy is now running for his life, as Muslim leaders have offered a $10,000 reward for his body.
Pakistani Christians fleeing to Thailand from persecution by their Muslim countrymen have been harshly treated and imprisoned as illegal immigrants.
The men are shackled, mothers and children separated and the children frequently become ill in cramped detention centres.
By Wilson Chowdhry
Chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Organisation
A Christian beautician has been killed after she and two friends rebuked the advances of some young, allegedly drunk Muslim men from one of the elite areas of Lahore.
by Chris Eyte
Mum of eight slain for Christ
Husband lost his brother too and fears for his children but he refuses to stop sharing the love of Jesus Christ in eastern Uganda.
A MUM of eight in eastern Uganda was murdered by an Islamist mob when her husband converted to Christianity.
Attack on father of five was not in Pakistan but Bradford, UK
A CHRISTIAN CONVERT FROM ISLAM has been violently attacked outside his home in Bradford.
Father of five Nissar Hussain was hospitalised on 17 November after two men attacked him with pickaxe handles, breaking his hand and kneecap. He has extensive bruising and has had to undergo surgery.
Forced marriages and burning alive are just some of the horrors Pakistani Christians are enduring
“WHOEVER SAYS THAT THERE IS NO PERSECUTION SHOULD GO AND LIVE IN PAKISTAN WITH A CHRISTIAN FAMILY.”
This is the anguish of Lord David Alton talking to HEART about the attitude of the British Government towards persecuted Pakistani Christians.