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Dark side to the Arab Spring

According to Salim Mansur, writing in the Toronto Sun, in the 1990s western democracies dispatched NATO forces to help stop ethnic cleansing in former Yugoslavia.  Some 16 years later, the Arab Spring mirrors the conflict that ripped through the Balkans. But whereas in the Balkans, the suffering minority were Bosnian […]

Denial of religious freedom on the rise

Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani is just one example of the rampant persecution of Christians around the world. According to the American Center for Law and Justice, another Christian Pastor, Reverend Matthias Haghnejad, and eleven members of his church, have been tried in Iran for alleged “crimes against the order,” a charge often […]

Free Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani

Last week I mentioned Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, arrested and sentenced to death in Iran for changing his religion and telling Muslims the truth about Jesus.  Support and advocacy for the pastor is growing around the world as people realise the brutal truth about religious freedom in some Muslim-dominated nations. Pastor […]

Iranian pastor faces execution

Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani was the spiritual leader of a 400-member Christian congregation, and a network of Christian house churches in the city of Rasht in northwestern Iran. But in October 2009, Pastor Nadarkhani was arrested for changing his religion, evangelising Muslims, and a number of moral offences that have […]

Muslims attack Nigerian Christians

Unprovoked and deadly attacks on Christians by Islamic extremists have been on the increase since Christmas, none more so than in Nigeria, where the Boko Haram group is seeking to impose sharia law. On January 2, Boko Haram issued an ultimatum giving southerners and Christians three days to leave the […]

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