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45,000 Christians Who Fled Iraq Now Face Persecution in Turkey; U.S. Churches Urged 'To Wake Up' to the Crisis

45,000 Christians Who Fled Iraq Now Face Persecution in Turkey; U.S. Churches Urged 'To Wake Up' to the Crisis | Christian Persecution Digest | Scoop.it
When thousands of Christians fled Iraq to escape the brutality of Islamist extremists who have occupied their land, they must have thought that a better life free from the shackles of fear and bondage awaited them.
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Purported ISIS video shows militants killing groups of Ethiopian Christians

Purported ISIS video shows militants killing groups of Ethiopian Christians | Christian Persecution Digest | Scoop.it
The killings mirror a video released in February showing militants beheading 21 Egyptian Christians on a Libyan beach.
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Another mass execution of Christians. Pray for the church. 

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Explosions near church in Lahore leaves five dead and 27 wounded

Explosions near church in Lahore leaves five dead and 27 wounded | Christian Persecution Digest | Scoop.it
Twin blasts went off minutes apart at the Saint John Catholic church and Christ Church in the city's Youhanabad area. A Pakistani Taliban splinter group, has claimed responsibility for the blasts.
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Moved by plight of Christians, modern-day defenders of the faith head to Iraq to fight ISIS

Moved by plight of Christians, modern-day defenders of the faith head to Iraq to fight ISIS | Christian Persecution Digest | Scoop.it
‘Jesus tells us what you do unto the least of them, you do unto me,’ says U.S. army veteran Brett, 28, who is fighting with a Christian militia in Iraq
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Matthew 26:52 "Put your sword back in its place," Jesus said to him, "for all who draw the sword will die by the sword. "Put your sword back in its place," Jesus said to him, "for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.

Remember we fight not against flesh and bone.  Pray for our enemies not against them.  The enemy is captive to a Satanic delusion. Our Lord came to liberate the captives. to restore sight to the blind, to declare a favorable year of the Lord. Bless them , liberate the enemy from Satanic delusion in the name of Jesus. 
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WATCH Franklin Graham Unchained, Reveals The 'Storm' Being Brought On By Obama

WATCH Franklin Graham Unchained, Reveals The 'Storm' Being Brought On By Obama | Christian Persecution Digest | Scoop.it
"...gave him a Muslim name - Barack Hussein Obama."
Philip Stephano's insight:

Matthew 5: 43“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbori and hate your enemy.’44But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45that you may be children of your Father in heaven.

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Persecution of Christians in the Muslim world: We are what we tolerate

Persecution of Christians in the Muslim world: We are what we tolerate | Christian Persecution Digest | Scoop.it
The erosion of Christians in the Middle East and North Africa region daily escalates.
Philip Stephano's insight:

John 15: 18-27

18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.

21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.

22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin.

23 He that hateth me hateth my Father also.

24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.

25 But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

27 And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.

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Confirmed: The United States Is the Chief Facilitator of Christian Persecution

Confirmed: The United States Is the Chief Facilitator of Christian Persecution | Christian Persecution Digest | Scoop.it
Prominent indicators confirm that the U.S. is the chief facilitator of the persecution of Christians around the world today. In other words, at this point, whenever the U.S. intervenes in an Islamic nation, Islamists come to power.
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Labour: We must 'do God' to fight anti-Christian persecution - Telegraph

Labour: We must 'do God' to fight anti-Christian persecution - Telegraph | Christian Persecution Digest | Scoop.it
Douglas Alexander, Labour's shadow foreign secretary, says politicians should speak out about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East, and not be put off doing so for fear of causing offence...
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Pope Francis Speaks Up Against Christian Persecution in the Middle East

Pope Francis Speaks Up Against Christian Persecution in the Middle East | Christian Persecution Digest | Scoop.it
Pontiff worried by sectarian violence in Syria, Iraq and Egypt urges authorities to protect the faithful.
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Suicide bomb attack kills 75 at Pakistan church

Suicide bomb attack kills 75 at Pakistan church | Christian Persecution Digest | Scoop.it
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Two explosions outside a crowded church in northwest Pakistan just as Sunday services ended killed at least 60 people and wounded more than 100, authorities said, one of Pakistan’s worst attacks against Christians in years.
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Saints, we are in a spiritual war.  "Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." Ephesians 6:12

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Muslim Persecution of Christians: Summer of Slaughter | FrontPage Magazine

The horror escalates.
Philip Stephano's insight:

The US State Department seems inured to this situation.  Vladimir Putin is showing more priority for the plight of Christians than our very own President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry (or Clinton before him).

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Militants Suspected In Decapitation Of Egyptian Christian

Militants Suspected In Decapitation Of Egyptian Christian | Christian Persecution Digest | Scoop.it
EL-ARISH, Egypt -- Security officials say suspected militants have killed a Christian merchant in the northern Sinai Peninsula. They said 60-year-old Magdy Habashi was abducted last Saturday from the town of Sheikh Zweid.
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Twenty Christian Pastors Beaten by Radical Hindus in India « Persecution News

Twenty Christian Pastors Beaten by Radical Hindus in India « Persecution News | Christian Persecution Digest | Scoop.it
Philip Stephano's insight:

And now for a word from the US State Department......*crickets*  We need to petition our Foreign Service to make protection of religious minorities a US priority. 

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Articles: French Priest the Latest Casualty in Islamist War on Christians

Articles: French Priest the Latest Casualty in Islamist War on Christians | Christian Persecution Digest | Scoop.it
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Muslim migrants threw Christians overboard, police say - CNN.com

Muslim migrants threw Christians overboard, police say - CNN.com | Christian Persecution Digest | Scoop.it
Muslims trying to get from Libya to Italy in a boat threw 12 fellow passengers overboard, killing them, because they were Christians, Italian police say.
Philip Stephano's insight:

Pray for the followers of Christ.

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Canadian pastor reported missing after trip to North Korea - CNN.com

Canadian pastor reported missing after trip to North Korea - CNN.com | Christian Persecution Digest | Scoop.it
A Canadian pastor is missing after going on a trip to North Korea in late January, according to his family and church.
Philip Stephano's insight:

Pray for the church of Jesus. 

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ISIS releases 19 Assyrian Christians, retains more than 200

ISIS releases 19 Assyrian Christians, retains more than 200 | Christian Persecution Digest | Scoop.it
With no explanation, Islamic State militants on Sunday released 19 of the nearly 300 Assyrian Christians kidnapped last week from villages along the Khabur River in northeastern Syria.
Philip Stephano's insight:

Pray for Jesus' Church.

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New York Times Ignores Persecution of Christians in Nigeria | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com

New York Times Ignores Persecution of Christians in Nigeria | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com | Christian Persecution Digest | Scoop.it
The New York Times has finally found a victim of Islamic aggression in Nigeria worth reporting on: homosexuals. In a big spread complete with pictures appearing last week, the Times’ Adam Nossiter wrote, “Wielding Whip and a Hard New Law, Nigeria Tries to ‘Sanitize’ Itself of Gays.” While it’s all well and good to expose the persecution of any group, why does the Times remain silent about the much more endemic and savage jihad to “sanitize” Nigeria of Christians – a [...]
Philip Stephano's insight:

Why is the American Left unwilling to articulate the nature of the hostility towards Christians in Nigeria?

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Over 100 killed in Islamist attack in northern Nigeria: senator - DAWN.COM

Over 100 killed in Islamist attack in northern Nigeria: senator - DAWN.COM | Christian Persecution Digest | Scoop.it
Suspected Boko Haram Islamists killed more than 100 people in an attack on a village in Nigeria, a local senator said.
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The raid took place on Saturday in the mostly Christian Village of Izghe in Borno.

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Pope Urges Outcry on Bombings, Christian Persecution - World - CBN News - Christian News 24-7 - CBN.com

Pope Urges Outcry on Bombings, Christian Persecution - World - CBN News - Christian News 24-7 - CBN.com | Christian Persecution Digest | Scoop.it
CBN's Chris Mitchell talks about Christian persecution in the Middle East following the Iraq bomb attacks on Christmas Day.
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West media ignore massacre of Christians in Syria - Press TV

West media ignore massacre of Christians in Syria - Press TV | Christian Persecution Digest | Scoop.it
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West media ignore massacre of Christians in Syria
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More Christians are now fleeing their homes as the persecution is worsening in militant-held territories in the north.
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In Egypt, Coptic Christians Become Target for Attack in Times of National Stress | PBS NewsHour | Sept. 20, 2013

In Egypt, Coptic Christians Become Target for Attack in Times of National Stress | PBS NewsHour | Sept. 20, 2013 | Christian Persecution Digest | Scoop.it
Coptic Christians have been a part of the social fabric of Egypt for centuries, but in recent history they have also become a target for assault and discrimination.
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What is the US State Department doing to protect minority religious groups in the upheaval of the so-called Arab Spring?   Almost nothning.

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Andrew C. McCarthy - 'Peaceful' Brotherhood Protesters Torching Coptic Christian Churches

Andrew C. McCarthy - 'Peaceful' Brotherhood Protesters Torching Coptic Christian Churches | Christian Persecution Digest | Scoop.it
In the familiar pattern, the Western media are focused on the military raids against Islamic supremacists in Egypt but ignoring the latter’s use of violence and of women and children as human shields.
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Shameful: Even Putin calls to end Christian persecution, as Obama is 'silent'

Shameful: Even Putin calls to end Christian persecution, as Obama is 'silent' | Christian Persecution Digest | Scoop.it
Philip Stephano's insight:

Pray for God's church everyday.  Everyday!

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Christian Persecution: 6 Quick Takes from Around the Globe

Christian Persecution: 6 Quick Takes from Around the Globe | Christian Persecution Digest | Scoop.it
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When is the US State Department going to intervene on behalf of religious minorities 

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