Iraq and Syria: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution and ISIS news from Iraq and Syria (the most recent are at the top).

For more visit:
http://www.wnd.com/2015/08/obama-has-new-target-on-persecuted-christians/
http://www.christianpost.com/news/5-middle-east-churches-that-could-cease-to-exist-if-islamic-state-influence-continues-to-spread-143314/
http://www.wsj.com/articles/exterminating-christians-in-the-middle-east-1440112782
http://www.dw.com/en/iraqi-christians-take-up-arms/a-18666613

Iraq: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution and ISIS news from Iraq.

For more visit:
http://www.christianpost.com/news/after-escaping-isis-a-second-crisis-looms-starvation-142983/
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/08/19/iraqi-pastor-pulled-his-church-bus-out-of-a-mechanics-garage-just-seconds-before-the-unthinkable-happened/

Syria: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution and ISIS news from Syria.

For more visit:
http://aina.org/news/20150820204022.htm
https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2015/08/3975611/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3199105/ISIS-post-pictures-Christian-women-kidnapped-Syria-threatening-sex-slaves-ransom-not-paid.html

Syria: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution and ISIS news from Syria (the latest are at the top).

For more visit:
http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/TPV3/Voices.php/2015/08/13/the-bravenhearts-of-wadi-al-nasera-syria
http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20150810/1025602980.html
http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2015/August/Hundreds-of-Syrian-Christians-flee-Islamic-State/
http://www.persecution.org/2015/08/07/isis-abducts-dozens-of-christians-from-syrian-town/
http://www.voanews.com/content/islamic-extremists-target-homs-in-syria/2900761.html
http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/07/lebanon-syria-assyrian-christian-woman-isis-captured-release.html

Iraq: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution news from Iraq.

For more visit:
http://www.christianpost.com/news/hated-because-we-want-to-exist-as-christians-tens-of-thousands-of-iraqi-christians-persecuted-by-isis-losing-hope-142536/
http://www.voanews.com/content/iraq-yazidis-anniversary-of-massacre-by-islamic-state-militants/2896195.html
http://www.persecution.org/2015/07/29/152-iraqi-christians-may-come-to-czech-republic/
http://www.persecution.org/2015/07/27/will-there-be-a-future-for-iraqs-christians/
http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/07/iraq-militia-christian-volunteers-ypg-assyrian.html
https://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/underground-railroad-for-iraqi-christians-ends-in-frustration/

Iraq: The church that stayed…


Originally posted on Open Doors Australia:

You’ve probably heard the story behind the symbol used to mark Christians by IS (self procalimed Islamic State).
What you probably don’t know is the story behind the city on this shirt.

#WeAreN shirt #WeAreN shirt

It’s called Alqosh.
It’s a Christian majority town in Northern Iraq.
It is also now the only Christian town in the Nineveh Plain not taken by IS.

Most cities like Mosul are now virtually empty of Christians, with no churches holding Christian services for the first time in almost 2 millennium.
Churches have been claimed by IS as prisons and distribution centres, with crosses being torn down and replaced with the IS flag.

Alqosh has Christians who have remained, despite IS coming very close to the town. These are places where the history and stories of the Bible were formed, and have had a Christian presence since the early church for over 1500 years. And…

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Nigeria: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution and Boko Haram news from Nigeria (the latest are at the top).

For more visit:
http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/alex-fielding-recent-attacks-show-that-boko-haram-remains-far-from-broken-and-is-drawing-closer-to-isis
http://www.christianpost.com/news/are-christians-joining-boko-haram-for-financial-gain-141469/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-33620800
http://www.assistnews.net/index.php/component/k2/item/803-nigeria-boko-haram-areas-to-get-2bn-in-world-bank-aid
http://thestreetjournal.org/2015/07/suspected-fulani-militia-storm-nasarawa-kill-community-leaders-2-sons/
http://www.voanews.com/content/nigerian-president-buhari-to-meet-with-obama-on-us-trip/2870041.html
http://www.uscirf.gov/news-room/press-releases/uscirf-concerned-rise-in-violence-in-nigeria

Libya: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution news from Libya (the latest are at the top).

For more visit:
http://www.persecution.org/2015/07/28/family-church-grieves-and-hopes-for-another-egyptian-christian-kidnapped-in-libya-2/
http://morningstarnews.org/2015/07/christian-family-awaits-word-on-copt-kidnapped-in-libya-by-islamic-state-affiliate/
http://nsnbc.me/2015/07/20/is-in-libya-kidnaps-3-christian-africans/