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January 21 2016 By dvirtue IRBIL: Oldest Christian monastery in Iraq razed

St. Elijah's Monastery stood as a place of worship for 1,400 years, including most recently for U.S. troops. In earlier millennia, generations of monks tucked candles in the niches, prayed in the chapel, worshipped at the altar. The Greek letters chi and rho, representing the first two letters of Christ's name, were carved near the entrance.

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January 21 2016 By dvirtue Despite Growing Calls, Obama Continues to Refuse to Name Christian Genocide

While most ISIS victims are actually Muslim, it continues a "soft drip of genocide over the last century" against Middle East minority groups, stated Institute for Global Engagement Emeritus President Chris Seiple.

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January 04 2016 By dvirtue Stopping the Christian Holocaust

Christians who are crucified, tortured, raped, enslaved and suffer wholesale destruction of their communities by the Islamic State apparently don't qualify for asylum.

To rectify this horrific disparity, Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California is sponsoring The Save Christians from Genocide Act (H.R. 4017).

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December 24 2015 By dvirtue Post Christendom Realities

It is pretty hard to miss the impact of radical Islam. Groups like ISIS (also called ISIL) commit unspeakable atrocities, and groups like the Taliban try to see how far they can push the envelope. Without question, this is the most violent modern day movement. What is absolutely remarkable about it is the acceptance that ISIS and the Taliban have among "moderate" Muslims.

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December 21 2015 By dvirtue Kenyan Muslims shield Christians in Mandera bus attack

At least two people were killed in the attack, near the north-eastern village of El Wak on the Somali border.

The Somali based al-Shabab group is the main suspect for the attack.

It has not said if it was responsible, but often carries out attacks in Kenya's north-east.

The bus was travelling from the capital Nairobi to the town of Mandera.

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December 16 2015 By dvirtue "One Christian Slaughtered Every Five Minutes"

"Why, we ask the western world, why not raise one's voice over so much ferocity and injustice?" asked Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, the head of the Italian Bishops Conference.

Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregory III said: "I do not understand why the world does not raise its voice against such acts of brutality."

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December 09 2015 By dvirtue Christianised Islam is root of UK's Muslim reform movement

It's the old man who fought for his release, whom no other journalist has ever thought to interview, John Cornwall.

I first stumbled upon him at the launch of Quilliam in 2007.

The atmosphere was febrile and intense at the prospect of coming face to face with real live Islamic extremists.

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November 24 2015 By dvirtue Tolerating the Intolerable

In a press statement, the ACLU said that, "For more than 75 years, the Supreme Court has made it clear that the federal government has fundamental control over establishing our national immigration policy and states cannot create a patchwork of different policies."

Really? Then why does the ACLU support "sanctuary cities" that won't assist the federal Department of Homeland Security in enforcing immigration law?

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November 06 2015 By dvirtue Patriarch of Antioch: Muslims Want To Conquer Europe with 'Faith and The Birthrate'

For the Muslims, the Cardinal said, "the practice of the faith is essential and fundamental. In Saudi Arabia they go to Friday prayers even if they need a walking stick. They know the Koran by heart, and when they talk they often cite it. The same is not true for Christians who do not refer either to the Bible or the teachings of the Church."

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November 03 2015 By dvirtue Christianity 'set to disappear from Iraq in just five years'

The report added that oppression had 'prompted an exodus of Christians, notably from the Middle East and parts of Africa.'

Lord David Alton of Liverpool, the meeting chairman, described the treatment of Christians in the Middle East as 'systematic genocide'.

Christians were beset, he said, by foes who had a 'hatred of difference' whose goal was to 'destroy all history and culture which is not their own.'

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