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Assyrians to rally Saturday to protest persecution of Christians in Iraq - Modesto Bee  29 Jul 2014, 6:26 pm


Modesto Bee

Assyrians to rally Saturday to protest persecution of Christians in Iraq
Modesto Bee
Assyrians from Stanislaus County are helping organize a rally Saturday to protest the purge of Assyrian Christians from their Iraqi homeland by Islamic extremists. “Mosul has been emptied of our people,” Modesto's Suzan Younan said about Iraq's ...
Muslim Iraqi News Anchorwoman Wears Cross in Support of ChristiansAINA

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Lebanon's Christians react to crisis in Mosul - Al-Monitor  29 Jul 2014, 3:31 pm


Lebanon's Christians react to crisis in Mosul
Al-Monitor
The tragedy that befell the Christian population in Mosul has raised concern in Lebanon, leading to a state of alert on the ecclesiastical and official levels and daily meetings on the matter. After the Islamic State (IS) threw out the Christian ...

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Kirsten Powers: Iraqi Christians' nightmare - USA TODAY  29 Jul 2014, 3:15 pm


USA TODAY

Kirsten Powers: Iraqi Christians' nightmare
USA TODAY
Since capturing the country's second largest city of Mosul in early June, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has ordered Christians to convert to Islam, pay jizya taxes levied on non-Muslims, or die. The extremist Sunni group is also ...

China Ramping Up Persecution of Christians - Washington Free Beacon  29 Jul 2014, 2:56 pm


Gospel Herald

China Ramping Up Persecution of Christians
Washington Free Beacon
Chinese authorities are ramping up their persecution of Christian churches in response to what they perceive as an emerging threat to the communist regime, according to reports. Public security officials in recent days forcibly removed crosses from two ...
Chinese Christians covet prayers as 'anti-cross campaign' continuesOneNewsNow
Chinese Government Demolishes Crosses, Christians Say 'Our Weapon Is Prayer'Gospel Herald
China Crackdown Against Christianity: Removes Church Cross, Cites Building ...International Business Times AU

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Why Christians Must Support Israel - Guardian Liberty Voice  29 Jul 2014, 1:30 pm


Why Christians Must Support Israel
Guardian Liberty Voice
Christians that have supported allowing the Jews to once again lay claim to their ancient motherland have been around for as long as those claiming to be Christians have been able to read the scripture on their own. Once Christians understood scripture ...

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In pictures: ن - a sign of support for Iraq's persecuted Christians - FRANCE 24  29 Jul 2014, 12:08 pm


In pictures: ن - a sign of support for Iraq's persecuted Christians
FRANCE 24
In response to the rapidly growing refugee crisis in northern Iraq, France's government announced on Monday that it would take exceptional measures to provide aid to Christians who have fled to Kurdistan, and to offer them asylum on French territory.

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New film 'Old Fashioned' is '50 Shades of Grey' for Christians, claims its creator - The Independent  29 Jul 2014, 11:03 am


The Independent

New film 'Old Fashioned' is '50 Shades of Grey' for Christians, claims its creator
The Independent
Christian Grey has a love rival: Christians. When the hotly anticipated screen adaptation of EL James's BDSM-themed bestseller 50 Shades of Grey arrives in US cinemas next Valentine's Day, it will have to share the box office with a faith-based ...

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Christians in eastern Lebanon prepare for worst - Al-Monitor  29 Jul 2014, 11:00 am


Christians in eastern Lebanon prepare for worst
Al-Monitor
The people of al-Fakha, whether Christians or Sunnis, are not known for taking up arms, "but everyone is inspecting his weapon. And those who did not own [a gun] have now bought one, even if just a pistol," according to George. He believes that the ...

I Want My Religion Back – You Can Keep the Ugly Baggage - Patheos (blog)  29 Jul 2014, 10:05 am


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I Want My Religion Back – You Can Keep the Ugly Baggage
Patheos (blog)
It's not that I'm ashamed of being a Christian; I'm not – at all. It is just that the word “Christian” comes with so much ugly baggage. Telling someone I'm a Christian means I must immediately follow it up with, “but not that kind of Christian.” It's ...
Christians persecuted for beliefsBeaver Dam Daily Citizen
Iranian Christians 'Beg' Believers to Pray for Country's Revival Amid Harsh ...Gospel Herald
Christians In China Say They Are Ready To Be Imprisoned And Die For Their FaithThe Inquisitr
Oman Daily Observer -Bowling Green Times -Christian Post
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Christians flee Mosul amid threats to convert or die - USA TODAY  29 Jul 2014, 7:57 am


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Christians flee Mosul amid threats to convert or die
USA TODAY
MOUNT ALFAF, Iraq — A little more than a decade ago, Mosul was home to 60,000 Christians who practiced their religion in the midst of their Muslim neighbors in Iraq's second-largest city. No more. Earlier this month, Muslim extremists who had captured ...
Only America can save Iraq's last ChristiansFox News
Iraq's abandoned ChristiansNew York Post
U.S. Officials: Ending Islamic State's Persecution of Christians Is 'Top ...TheBlaze.com
Breitbart News -Commentary Magazine -BBC News
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Christians Killed in Nigeria Through June Already at 91% of 2013's Full-Year Total - CNSNews.com (blog)  29 Jul 2014, 7:47 am


Christians Killed in Nigeria Through June Already at 91% of 2013's Full-Year Total
CNSNews.com (blog)
Boko Haram, the Islamist extremist group in Nigeria, and other groups have killed 1,631 Christians in Nigeria in the first six months of 2014 - 91 percent of last year's total number of Christians killed, according to in the country in all of last year ...
Nigerian Christians Killed by Muslims in First Half of 2014 Nearly Equals 2013 ...Christian News Network

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France offers asylum to Iraq's persecuted Christians - euronews  29 Jul 2014, 7:07 am


euronews

France offers asylum to Iraq's persecuted Christians
euronews
Mosul was once home to the largest Christian community in Iraq, with up to 60,000 living alongside their Muslim neighbours before the US-led invasion in 2003. The community can trace their roots back to the first century. However, their numbers have ...

Christians Should Be Honest About Divorce and Sex; DC Talk's Kevin Max ... - Christian Post  29 Jul 2014, 7:01 am


Christian Post

Christians Should Be Honest About Divorce and Sex; DC Talk's Kevin Max ...
Christian Post
DC Talk member Kevin Max appeared on the Bad Christian podcast this week where he discussed the Christian music industry, the band's origins and his public divorce. Host's Matt, Toby and Joey inquired about his opinion on public figures asking for ...

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France Offers Asylum to Christians of North Iraq - ABC News  28 Jul 2014, 2:38 pm


France Offers Asylum to Christians of North Iraq
ABC News
Most Christians left Mosul — Iraq's second-largest city and home to some of the most ancient Christian communities — after the Islamic State and other Sunni militants captured the city June 10 in a brutal march across swaths of Iraq. The militants ...

France offers asylum to thousands of Christians driven from homes by Islamic State - Telegraph.co.uk  28 Jul 2014, 1:45 pm


Telegraph.co.uk

France offers asylum to thousands of Christians driven from homes by Islamic State
Telegraph.co.uk
The flight of Christians in the face of Islamic State was described at the weekend by the vicar of Baghdad's Anglican church, Canon Andrew White, as bringing "the end of Christianity very near" in Iraq. "Things are so desperate, our people are ...

State Department: Christian presence in Middle East becoming 'shadow of its ... - Fox News  28 Jul 2014, 12:09 pm


Fox News

State Department: Christian presence in Middle East becoming 'shadow of its ...
Fox News
The State Department issued a dire report Monday on the state of religious freedom around the world, with an alarming warning that the Christian presence in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East is becoming a "shadow of its former self." The analysis ...
Christians Flee Syria as Religious Persecution Displaces Millions in 2013Newsweek
State Dept.: Syrian Christian Persecution Part of 'Largest Displacement of ...Christian Post
State Department Highlights Actual Oppression Against ChristiansDaily Beast
Al-Monitor -Algemeiner -The American Conservative
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WARNING GRAPHIC, RAW PHOTOS -- ISIS on Christians: 'There is nothing to ... - Catholic Online  28 Jul 2014, 12:09 pm


WARNING GRAPHIC, RAW PHOTOS -- ISIS on Christians: 'There is nothing to ...
Catholic Online
A week ago, Christians were warned to either leave the city of Mosul and other areas under Islamic State control, or they would have to pay a tax or be put to death. Today, nobody has heard from those Christians and nobody knows what is happening to them.

France Offers Asylum to Iraqi Christians Fleeing ISIS - The Wire  28 Jul 2014, 10:10 am


The Wire

France Offers Asylum to Iraqi Christians Fleeing ISIS
The Wire
The announcement followed a rally on Sunday in support of Iraq's persecuted Christians, during which about 5,000 people gathered outside Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Geneviève Jacques, president of France's refugee N.G.O. La Cimade, told France 24 ...

Blame Obama and US evangelicals for the persecution of Iraqi Christians - The Week Magazine  28 Jul 2014, 9:34 am


Blame Obama and US evangelicals for the persecution of Iraqi Christians
The Week Magazine
This is the ultimatum, given by Islamic extremists in Iraq, that has forced thousands of Christians to flee the communities they've inhabited for almost 2,000 years. In the wake of this crisis, some conservative evangelicals here in the United States ...

Obama To Iraqi Christians, U.S. Allies: 'You're On Your Own' - Daily Caller  28 Jul 2014, 9:13 am


Daily Caller

Obama To Iraqi Christians, U.S. Allies: 'You're On Your Own'
Daily Caller
Yet there was no tweet in favor of the persecuted Iraqi Christians from the Obama team. Instead, to add insult to injury, while the Christians of Mosul were being driven out and murdered, the Obama administration sent a letter to Speaker John Boehner ...

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