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September 06 2013 By virtueonline Al Qaeda-Linked Rebels Attack Christian Village Where Language of Christ spoken

The fighting came as President Barack Obama's administration pressed the U.S. Congress for its authorization of a military strike against the Assad regime, while the president arrived at a G-20 summit in Russia expected to be overshadowed by Syria.

The fighting in Maaloula, a scenic village of about 3,300 perched high in the mountains, began early Wednesday when militants from Jabhat al-Nusra stormed in after a suicide bomber struck an army checkpoint guarding the entrance.

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August 20 2013 By virtueonline Islam and the West - Interview with Robert Reilly

What is your assessment of the so-called Arab Spring? Does it offer any hope-or reasons to worry?

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August 15 2013 By virtueonline Bible Society bookshops attacked and destroyed in Egypt

He said, 'Fortunately we were closed today (Wednesday), fearing such an attack, so none of our staff were injured. Similar incidents are taking place across the nation and to date 15 churches and 3 Christian schools have been attacked and some set on fire.'

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August 15 2013 By virtueonline CHRISTIAN GIRL SHOT DEAD, CHURCHES TORCHED BY MORSI SUPPORTERS IN EGYPT

The ten-year-old was the pastor's niece. Her father Boulus told the BBC: "Jessi was everything to us. Her killers didn't know that Jessi was my life - my future. They killed our future...

I'm telling you in the West that your taxes and government money go towards supporting the killing here - by funding Islamist political parties."

Egyptian Christians have come under frequent attack since the uprising that led to Morsi's removal; they are being scapegoated for his fall.

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August 13 2013 By virtueonline Christians are being slaughtered by Wahhabi Islamists all over the world

Pope Tawadros was not the only religious leader who demanded change in Egypt, but his church is bearing the brunt. The Copts are increasingly fearful of meeting to worship: one of their number was recently kidnapped and beheaded in the Sinai.

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August 12 2013 By virtueonline Resurgent Russia: The Hope of Persecuted Christians

Patriarch Kyrill of Moscow and All Russia at the recent celebration of the 1025th Anniversary of the Baptism of Rus.

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July 29 2013 By virtueonline Christians are in peril throughout the Muslim world

The standard replies to views as one-sided as these are familiar. I took a different line, reminding my driver that overall, Christians - starting with more than a million church members butchered by government forces in Sudan - have endured far worse treatment from Muslims than vice versa in recent decades but have largely keep quiet about it.

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July 17 2013 By virtueonline Egypt's Coptic Christians pay price of political tumult

Khamis recounted what happened on the night of 3 July, when the army deposed Islamist former President Mohammed Morsi.

"Angry mobs and thugs rampaged through houses owned by Christians. They started with the house of my cousin, looting and setting it on fire. We weren't taking any chances - we fled the village."

'You are doomed'

Since Mr Morsi was forced from office, there has been a string of attacks on Christians in different provinces.

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July 02 2013 By virtueonline Catholic Priest Beheaded in Syria by Al-Qaeda linked Rebels

Syrian Catholic priest Francois Murad (Photo courtesy: Syria Report)

The Catholic news service quotes local sources who report that the radical Al-Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra, or Al-Nusra Front, was behind the savage killing.

In video posted by Live Leak purporting to show the execution, dozens of men and boys are seen cheering on as three men are seated on the ground awaiting their grisly fate.

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July 01 2013 By virtueonline Greek Orthodox Priest persecuted for integrating Christian Arabs into Israel

He openly and bravely supports, though does not necessarily encourage, the growing number of young Christians who are interested in enlistment in the IDF. He also supports those interested in performing national service in their own communities. This sufficed to put him on the hit list of radical Arab MKs - including the only Greek Orthodox Arab MK, Basel Ghattas (Balad) - and to create inordinate pressure on the Jerusalem Patriarchate to dissociate itself from Nadaf and to punish him.

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