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Muslims Continue to Perpetrate Systematic Persecution of Christians


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Monks at an entrance to the Church of the Redeemer in Jerusalem

Monks at an entrance to the Church of the Redeemer in Jerusalem
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Syria: Jihadi gunmen evicted all the families of a Christian region, “taking over all the homes of the village, occupying the church and turning it to their base.”

Uzbekistan: Police raided a Protestant house-church meeting, claiming “that a bomb was in the home.” No bomb was found, only Christian literature which was confiscated. Subsequently, 14 members of the unregistered church were heavily fined—the equivalent of 10-60 times a monthly salary—for an “unsanctioned meeting in a private home.” Between February and April, 28 Protestants were fined and four were issued warnings for the offence. Three Baptists were also fined for not declaring their personal Bibles while crossing the border from Kazakhstan into Uzbekistan. Fines and warnings were accompanied by the confiscation of religious literature.

Originally published by Gatestone Institute http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org

Raymond Ibrahim

About the Author: Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and an Associate Fellow at the Middle East Forum.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    I am from Kashmir, It is incorrect and misleading that some church was destroyed in kashmir.It is incorrect.It was christian missionary vedio that went spiral in kashmir where the real face of missionary schools like biscoe, burnhall and convent was shown.visit to see….www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEgRDrkWfR.


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