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New Year begins with four Egyptian Christians murdered in three separate attacks

Barnabas Fund – 26/01/2017 Youssef Lamei, a 45-year-old Christian, was sitting outside his shop in Alexandria in the early hours of 3 January when a man crept up behind him and slit his throat whilst reportedly shouting “Allahu Akbar” [God is great]. The murder was recorded on CCTV. A suspect, 48-year-old Adel Suleiman, has been arrested. Youssef Lamei had run the ... Read More »

Barnabas Fund: Freedom to report the persecution of Christians threatened

Editorial – 26/01/2017 The freedom to report both incidents of anti-Christian persecution and the ideology motivating such attacks is central to what Barnabas Fund and other organisations have done for many years. Yet those freedoms are now under threat, particularly in the UK, but also in other Western countries. This is a three-pronged attack. First, although the press has been ... Read More »

Islamists admit pressuring police to register “blasphemy” case against Indonesian Christian governor

Barnabas Fund – 26/01/2017 One of the prosecution’s witnesses in the “blasphemy” trial of Jakarta’s Christian governor, Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, has admitted to threatening to potentially incite mob violence to get police to press charges. The secretary of an Islamic organisation, who reported Ahok to police for “blasphemy” in September for an alleged anti-Islamic comment made online, has admitted ... Read More »

Gambia’s new president signals era of positive relations with Christian minority

Barnabas Fund – 26/01/2017 There are encouraging signs that Gambia’s new president, Adama Barrow, may ease the pressure on Christians in the West African country, following years of creeping Islamisation. Gambia’s previous president and de facto dictator, Yahya Jammeh, who seized power in a coup in 1994, had increasingly promoted an Islamist agenda. In 2015, Jammeh declared that Gambia was an ... Read More »

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 »

Sultan of Brunei bans Christmas ‘because it could damage faith of Muslims’

  Tiny conservative nation on Borneo warns citizens that putting up festive decorations or singing carols could threaten the country’s Muslim faith  By Barney Henderson Brunei has banned public celebrations of Christmas, warning that putting up festive decorations or singing carols could threaten the country’s Muslim faith. The conservative Islamic country on the island of Borneo allows non-Muslims to celebrate ... Read More »

More Headaches for Christians Around the World!

Some Introductory Remarks As usual, it comes as no surprise that the following articles have not, or will never be seen, aired or published within the mainstream Australian media. For all its talk and bluster about human rights, freedom and democracy, it is a grave omission by the Australian mass-media that we rarely see the reporting of the problems to ... Read More »

SOME THINGS JUST NEVER CHANGE

It is very interesting, if not revealing, that within the mainstream media we do not hear the truth or the full details of racism, hatred or prejudice that is within our midst and afflicting our societies. Nor do we hear as to how “multiculturalism” is used as a weapon and a defence by people who accuse others of hatred, racism ... Read More »