Vietnam: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution news from Vietnam (most recent articles are at the top).

For more visit:
- http://www.csw.org.uk/2015/03/13/news/2509/article.htm
- http://www.csw.org.uk/2015/03/10/news/2500/article.htm
- http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Montagnard-Christians-continue-to-flee-to-Cambodia,-but-are-running-out-of-food-and-supplies-33579.html

ISIS: Persecution News Update


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

For more visit:
- http://www.christianpost.com/news/how-should-christians-respond-to-isis-135822/
- http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/03/17/syrian-iraqi-christians-plead-for-international-assistance-from-temporary-homes/
- http://www.jns.org/latest-articles/2015/3/16/mideast-christian-yazidi-groups-urge-un-to-act-on-islamic-state-persecution
- http://www.persecution.org/2015/03/16/islamic-state-isis-vandalizes-churches-in-iraq-removing-crosses-atop-them-destroying-statues-and-icons/
- https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/security/report/2015/03/12/108473/the-plight-of-christians-in-the-middle-east/
- http://www.newsday.com/news/world/activists-number-of-christians-abducted-by-isis-rises-to-220-1.9979216
- http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/02/24/isis-captures-christians-piece-by-piece-middle-eastern-christianity-is-being/

Nigeria: Persecution News Update


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

For more visit:
- http://morningstarnews.org/2015/03/soldiers-kill-six-christians-at-church-in-kaduna-state-nigeria-witnesses-say/
- https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2015/03/article_3777912.html/
- https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2015/03/article_3777903.html/

India: Persecution News Update


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

For more visit:
- http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/20-christians-detained-by-local-police-for-distributing-religious-literature/
- http://www.ndtv.com/others-news/mangalore-church-attacked-days-after-pms-remarks-on-religious-tolerance-742220
- http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/church-cemetery-vandalised-again/article6931392.ece
- http://mattersindia.com/villagers-erect-memorial-for-seven-kandhamal-martyrs/
- http://blog.godreports.com/2015/02/hindu-extremists-attack-women-at-prayer-meeting/

Bhutan: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on persecution news from Bhutan.

For more visit:
https://www.mnnonline.org/news/pastor-released-prison/

Twin Bombings Outside Pakistan Churches Kill 14


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Pakistan: Persecution News Update.

Originally posted on TIME:

At least 14 people died and nearly 80 were wounded in deadly bomb blasts outside two churches in the Pakistani city of Lahore on Sunday morning, marking one of the country’s worst-ever attacks on its Christian minority.

A Pakistani Taliban splinter group called Jamaat-ul-Ahrar claimed responsibility for the twin explosions, which occurred just minutes apart during Sunday services at the churches in Lahore’s Youhanabad neighborhood, Reuters reports.

A policeman and a private security guard were reported to be among those killed in the blasts. Al Jazeera quoted a police spokesman as saying that suicide bombers were behind the attacks, which came just weeks after a suicide bombing outside a Lahore police compound killed several people.

The bombings on Sunday were followed by protests by Lahore’s Christian community about the lack of security. Local media reported that, shortly after the attacks, an angry crowd lynched two men suspected of involvement in…

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Christian Misconceptions About Muslims


The link below is to an article that looks at three Christian misconceptions about Islam.

For more visit:
http://www.jdgreear.com/my_weblog/2015/03/three-christian-misconceptions-about-muslims.html

China: Persecution News Update


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

For more visit:
- http://www.chinaaid.org/2015/02/world-look-at-chinas-patriotic-martyrs.html
- http://www.persecution.org/2015/02/17/china-lawyers-claim-pastors-trial-is-illegal/
- http://www.chinaaid.org/2015/02/wives-of-hualin-kindergarten-defendants.html
- http://www.ecumenicalnews.com/article/christian-persecution-in-china-may-be-slowing-down-says-monitoring-group-28328
- http://www.chinaaid.org/2015/02/trial-for-4-detained-for-illegal.html