Articles Tagged 'Christian Persecution'

Pakistan blasphemy case: Asia Bibi freed from jail

Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row, has been freed from prison. Last week’s Supreme Court ruling sparked violent protests from Islamists and the government agreed to their demand to stop her leaving Pakistan. News of her release led to some confusion, with reports she had been taken to another country.… READ MORE

Pakistan’s High Court Acquits Asia Bibi, Christian Woman On Death Row For Blasphemy

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday announced the acquittal of Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Catholic woman who was convicted and sentenced to death in 2010 for blasphemy in a case that has divided the South Asian country and sparked international outrage. Chief Justice Saqib Nisar read the ruling from the bench in Islamabad, saying the prosecution “categorically failed to prove its… READ MORE

Marco Rubio and Russell Moore: This Christmas, we must remember slaughtered Christians in the Middle East

by Marco Rubio and Russell Moore | The Washington Post
Published on December 24, 2015
As American families put up our Christmas trees and start playing carols, it’s perhaps easy to forget that the first Christmas wasn’t all that silent… READ MORE

Ahead of Christmas, Obama Raises Concerns About Christian Persecution by Islamic State

by Fred Lucas | The Blaze
Published on December 24, 2015
President Barack Obama expressed his concern about persecuted Christians around the world, particularly an embattled church in the Middle East facing an onslaught from Islamic… READ MORE

Maronite bishop urges ‘profound defiance’ in face of persecution of Christians

by CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE  |  published on October 31, 2014
Maronite Bishop Gregory Mansour of Brooklyn has told studentsat Belmont University students about the need for all Christians to respond to persecution with “profound defiance”. Pointing out that this was markedly different from vengeful retaliation or submissive inaction, Bishop Mansour said: “Jesus was not a passive victim. Christians are not just asked to be nice people and doormats.” He told… READ MORE

Santorum: America May Be ‘One Generation Away’ From Persecuting Christians

by Alex Griswold, The Daily Caller
Published on October 31, 2014

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum believes that the United States may be only “one generation away” from Christian persecution, telling an interviewer that there was… READ MORE

Islamic extremism to blame as Christian deaths nearly double in a year – report

Published on January 9, 2014

At least 2,100 Christians died because of their beliefs in 2013 according to a group monitoring persecution of Christians worldwide. Most of the dead were… READ MORE