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Western Europe

Muslim people-smuggler on trial for murder of six Christians during sea crossing

Barnabas Fund – 23/09/2016 The Muslim captain of a migrant smuggling boat has gone on trial in Spain for the religiously motivated murder of six Christians. At least 50 migrants were crammed into a ten-metre-long inflatable, which left the Moroccan coast for Spain in December 2014. When the craft encountered rough seas, witnesses said that the captain accused a Nigerian church ... Read More »

Swedish church leaders oppose support for persecuted Christians

Barnabas Fund – 15/09/2016 Liberal Church leaders in Sweden have opposed an initiative aimed at showing support for persecuted Christians. After the murder of French priest Father Jacques Hamel by jihadists in July three Swedish priests started an initiative called Mitt kors (“My cross”) in which Swedish Christians took “selfies” with a cross to show solidarity with persecuted Christians. However, the ... Read More »

Europe enters a new age of Christian martyrs

The Australian – 28th July 2016 When the history of the early 21st century is written, Father Jacques Hamel, whose throat was slit at the altar where he was offering the sacrifice of the mass in the parish church of the small French town of Saint Etienne-du-Rouvray on Tuesday, will feature prominently. Unlike English Reformation saints such as John Fisher ... Read More »

Migrant-filled Europe is spiralling into chaos under weak leaders

Roger Boyes – The Times, 27th July 2016 This northern summer will be the tipping point, the moment the high-pitched anxiety about the disintegration of Europe starts to colour all political calculation. The fast tempo of the street attacks in Germany and the cumulative terror assaults in France all point in one direction: imperfectly integrated migrant communities and damaged rootless ... Read More »

French church attacker was on terror charge and fitted with GPS tag

28 July 2016 – The Australian France was seeking yesterday to understand how a jihadist awaiting trial on terror charges could attack a church in broad daylight, killing a priest, in an atrocity claimed by Islamic State. Adel Kermiche, 19, was one of two attackers who stormed the church in the Normandy town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray ­during morning mass on ­Tuesday, ... Read More »

Christian Asylum Seekers and others abused by their Muslim counterparts – Irony!

CHRISTIAN REFUGEES ARE UNDER THREAT FROM OTHER ASYLUM SEEKERS, SAYS GERMAN BISHOP The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Cologne has warned that Christian refugees are being threatened by other asylum seekers in refugee camps, according to a report in The Tablet. Speaking at an ecumenical service in Dusseldorf last Saturday, Cardinal Rainer Woelki said: “Concern is growing that politicians and the ... Read More »

BRITISH MPs PUT PRESSURE FOR RECOGNITION OF GENOCIDE OF MIDDLE EASTERN CHRISTIANS

MPS PUT PRESSURE ON DAVID CAMERON TO RECOGNISE CHRISTIAN ‘GENOCIDE’ IN THE MIDDLE EAST By Sean Smith Senior British politicians have put pressure on David Cameron with a letter urging that the UK joins other nation states in recognising the persecution of Christians in the Middle East as “genocide”. Last week the Lithuanian parliament become the first EU state to recognise ... Read More »

French bishops’ ‘non’ to Charlie Hebdo declaration

16 February 2015 12:06 The French Catholic Church has declined to sign a declaration by the group Reporters without Borders (RSF) challenging faith groups to pledge unreserved support for free speech or face public pressure to do so. RSF president Christophe Deloire proposed the declaration after religious leaders, reacting to last month’s terrorist attack on the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, backed ... Read More »