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PERSECUTION WATCH Oct – Nov 2016

September 29, 2016 |

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.

At least … Read More

Iran: Maryam back in prison after treatment

July 27, 2016 |

Maryam Naghash Zargaran before her imprisonment

Maryam Naghash Zargaran, a Christian convert from Islam, has been in Evin prison for three years and urgently needed medical treatment which the prosecutor refused to grant.

Since our report in the June-July issue, … Read More

British bishops join Free Iran protest

July 27, 2016 |

Right Rev Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester – one of several bishops protesting against Iran’s treatment of Christians. Photo: Diocese of Gloucester

Persecution of Christians in Iran is getting worse, said four bishops as a ‘Free Iran’ international protest took place in Paris on 9 July.

Almost 80 British and American church leaders supported the protest, one year after economic sanctions on Iran were lifted. They demanded government action to prevent persecution of Christians and other minorities in the Islamic state. Read More

US accused of Iran cover-up

June 7, 2016 |
Saeed Abedini after his release earlier this year

Saeed Abedini after his release earlier this year

The law firm that successfully lobbied for the release of Christian pastor Saeed Abedini from Iran says the US administration ignored hostages in Iran while negotiating a nuclear deal with the country.

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Iranian prisoner encourages the faithful

June 7, 2016 |

The current crackdown on Christians in Iran has targeted the leaders of house churches, but an imprisoned convert has managed to sneak out a message to encourage Iranian Christians. Read More

JEWS AGAIN THREATENED WITH GENOCIDE – DO WE CARE?

February 1, 2016 |

Gardner's world

WHEN THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIBERATION OF AUSCHWITZ WAS CELEBRATED JUST A YEAR AGO, FEW COULD HAVE IMAGINED THAT ANTI-SEMITISM WOULD GET EVEN WORSE. BUT IT HAS…

THE PAST YEAR HAS SEEN TWO SHOCKING terrorist attacks on Paris, with Jews specifically targeted on both occasions, along with a wave of stabbings and shootings of innocent bystanders in Israel itself. Read More

FREE AT LAST!

February 1, 2016 |

Pastor Saeed’s Iran jail hell over

But 90 other Christians are still jailed for their faith in Iran

By Andrew Boyd

Iranian / American pastor Saeed Abedini has been set free after more than three years in jail in Iran. He was denied medical treatment because, as a Christian, he was considered ‘unclean’. Read More

Persecution Watch – Dec 2015 – Jan 2016

December 1, 2015 |

 by Chris Eyte

Mum of eight slain for Christ

Impassioned worship by Ugandan Christians Source: Jihadwatch

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. Read More

INCITEMENT, IRAN AND IS

November 30, 2015 |

Gardner's world

The world’s ‘deafening silence’ as Israel faces threats from Iran, terrorism and IS alone

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has laid the blame for the recent upsurge in Palestinian terrorism squarely at the feet of PA chief Mahmoud Abbas, accusing him of incitement and supporting extreme groups.

“I believe it’s time to tell the truth about the causes of Palestinian terrorism,” he told a press conference marking the visit of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. “It’s not the settlements. It’s not the peace process. It’s the desire to destroy the State of Israel, pure and simple.” Read More

War and peace – a tale of two books

October 8, 2015 |

Gardener's world

Israel the ultimate target for Islamists engaged in ‘holy war’

by Charles Gardner

Although originally unintentional, I am planning on an official home town launch of my new book, Peace in Jerusalem, on the anniversary of 9/11.

But the timing turns out to be appropriate enough because the narrative provides the answer to the ongoing terrorist threat we all face 14 years on. I will explain that in due course.

As I have said before, the ultimate target on September 11, 2001, was not the Twin Towers, or even America as such, but Israel. Read More

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