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October 26 2015 By dvirtue Syrian Christian captives crucified for refusing to deny Christ, but another Christian leader is released

When they said they would never deny Christ, the militants took the young boy and in front of his father and the others, they beat him and cut off his fingertips. The jihadists promised to stop if his father converted back to Islam. He refused, and all four were beaten, tortured and crucified until dead.

The militants put signs beside them that read "infidels". "They were left on their crosses for two days," said Christian Aid Mission. "No one was allowed to remove them."

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August 01 2015 By dvirtue Dying for Christianity: millions at risk amid rise in persecution across the globe

At Easter, the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, the leader of the Anglican church, spoke of Christian "martyrs". Christians were living under persecution in almost half of the 38 Anglican provinces worldwide, he said this month. "They fear for their lives every day."

The Prince of Wales has described threats to Christians in the Middle East as "an indescribable tragedy".

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July 09 2015 By dvirtue Christians in America Need to Wake Up & Stop Playing Church Because Lives Depend On It

A week or so after that I read about Joel Osteen's church having six visitors disrupt his church service and some of the members being fearful of what could've happened there. Thank God the evildoers who came to disrupt Osteen's church were taken out and no one was hurt.

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June 24 2015 By dvirtue Christian charity to train UK churches in protecting against Isis attack

An email with the subject line "Protecting British churches from terrorist attack" warns: "Given the dramatic growth of IS in the Middle East and the increased anti-Christian rhetoric and attacks from that group, plus the recently thwarted attempts to attack churches in Paris, the possibility of an Isis attack on British churches cannot be discounted."

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June 10 2015 By dvirtue ISIS one year on: Christianity brings hope in the midst of suffering

Secretly filmed footage released by the BBC last night shows houses in Mosul marked with 'Property of the Islamic State N' -- N being for Nasrani. These homes singled out as belonging to Christians have been confiscated and ransacked. They will most likely never be returned to their rightful owners.

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May 28 2015 By dvirtue Michael Youssef Talks Straight On Islam

Some apologists claim that Islam is a religion of peace, suggesting that the word "Islam" comes from the Arabic salaam.

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May 22 2015 By dvirtue Persecuted Christians: what to do?

Western governments are at a loss what to do. Only Egypt has successfully addressed this full-scale attempt to impose Islamist violence which is specifically targeting churches and Christians in Nigeria, Pakistan, Kenya, Syria and Iraq. In the UK, Islam is becoming increasingly rigid and political.

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May 16 2015 By dvirtue State Department Says No To Iraqi Christians

The president's response appears to be United States policy. Evidence suggests that within the administration not only is there no passion for persecuted Christians under threat of genocide from the Islamic State, there is no room for them, period. In fact, despite ISIS' targeting of Iraqi Christians specifically because they are Christians, and, as such, stand in the way of a pure, Islamic Caliphate in the Middle East (and beyond), the U.S.

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March 29 2015 By dvirtue Bishop Angaelos discusses his fellow Copts and other Christians in the Middle East

Angaelos described how his native Egypt had narrowly avoided such fates. ISIS had declared a caliphate in 2014, something that "could easily have happened in Egypt" given the plans of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) government that came to power in 2012. After Hosni Mubarak's 2011 overthrow, Egypt experienced a "near anarchic existence."

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March 25 2015 By dvirtue Michael Nazir-Ali: Christians in Pakistan are 'sitting ducks' for terrorist attacks

Born in Pakistan, Nazir-Ali was Britain's first non-white diocesan bishop. Since stepping down from Rochester in 2009, he has served as president of the organisation Oxtrad, building up church leadership in countries where Christians are persecuted such as Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Nigeria, as well as working in advocacy and human rights.

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