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May 08 2019 By dvirtue 80 percent of persecuted religious believers are Christians: British gov't interim report

According to the lengthy interim report, 80 percent of persecuted believers around the world are Christians, with Bishop Mounstephen labeling it "an inconvenient truth."

In footnote number 344, Mounstephen explained that while the statistic derives from 10-year-old research by the International Society for Human Rights, it remains accurate.

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March 20 2019 By dvirtue ABUJA, Nigeria: Media Ignores Slaughter of Nigerian Christians

Just a day before that, an attack on the village of Ungwan Barde killed 17 people and destroyed dozens of homes. One month prior, about 16 people had been killed in Ungwan Barde village in a series of attacks on Feb. 9 and 10.

The governor of Kaduna State imposed a curfew last week on the local government area owing to the deadly outbreak of violence.

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December 26 2018 By dvirtue Fulani Militia "bigger threat than Boko Haram" -- Anglican Archbishop Benjamin Kwashi

"Boko Haram operates in the northeast and scantily moves into other areas, but the Fulani herdsmen are widespread. They're everywhere now. So the Fulani are a bigger threat," Kwashi said.

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October 27 2018 By dvirtue JOS, Nigeria: "Boko Haram Put a Bounty on My Head" -- Hassan John

Boko Haram, a radical Islamic movement whose name roughly translates to "Western education is forbidden," has ramped up attacks on Christians this year. Since 2009 when Boko Haram began its rampage, about 20,000 Nigerians have been hacked with machetes or shot. Two million have been displaced. Pastors and their families have been specifically targeted for death.

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October 16 2018 By dvirtue Nigerian Jihad

Since the beginning of 2018 eight thousand Christians, both Catholic and Protestant, have been massacred by Boko Haram, a radical Muslim movement whose name means "western education forbidden." Since 2009 twenty thousand Christians have been hacked with machetes or shot with AK-47s. Two million have been displaced. Pastors and their families have been specifically targeted for death.

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July 20 2018 By dvirtue It is Well With My Soul: The Witness of the Church of Nigeria

At present, the future for all Christians in Nigeria looks grim:
 Nine of the country's thirty-six states impose full-blown Sharia. This forces Christians in those states to navigate a minefield. In this minefield, Islamic rage could be detonated by anything as seemingly innocuous as a gesture, a word, or even an act of God. In one such incident, Muslims blamed Christians for a lunar eclipse and went on a killing spree.

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June 28 2018 By virtueonline Immigration... Resolving the Root of the Problem

Many of these immigrants are from Sub-Saharan Africa. Some of them walk the entire way to reach North Africa. I know that it is not easy to welcome large numbers of illegal immigrants. It is also risky for many countries to do so, especially during a time when terrorism is a major threat to security of almost all countries. This threat is behind many of the summit meetings about stopping illegal immigration that occurred over the last month.

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June 26 2018 By virtueonline Religious Practice Faces Increasing Legal Restrictions Worldwide, Christians Hardest Hit

Between 2015 and 2016, more than twice as many countries had increases in their level of government restrictions on religion as had decreases.

At the rollout of the State Department's annual Report on Religious Freedom last month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called religious freedom the "most fundamental of human rights" and declared that "the United States will not stand by as spectators" while people around the world are persecuted for their religious beliefs.

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October 19 2017 By dvirtue Terror can't keep Egypt's Christians from worship

It was from Maghagha that a convoy of vehicles, carrying Coptic Orthodox families, was travelling to a nearby monastery on May 25. Around 10 masked gunmen fired on the convoy and then shot victims at close range.

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September 06 2017 By dvirtue Al-Shabaab Kills 2 Police Officers Outside (Anglican) Church in Kenya

"It is too early to say who may have been involved but you can almost pinpoint al-Shabaab elements from the nature of the attack," regional Police Chief Larry Kiyeng was quoted as saying.

However, Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya claimed it was not a religious attack.

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