September 30, 2013
This month, 85 Christians in Peshawar, Pakistan were killed in a suicide bombing attack at the All Saints Church. The attack was carried out by the Taliban, via two suicide bombers. It led to the three-day closure of “mission schools.” Pakistanis protested the gruesome incident, demanding protection for Christians in the nation.
Pakistan Christians Issue Call for Protection
Published: September 23, 2013 – LONDON — With its Muslim-style minarets topped by a large black cross, the All Saints Church in Peshawar has for more than a century offered a daring architectural expression of Muslim-Christian harmony and cohabitation. This is how the Taliban destroyed it: two suicide bombers rushed the church doors as worshipers streamed out on Sunday. One attacker exploded his vest inside, the other just outside…
December 31. 2011
“Blasts in Nigeria following Christmas Day bombings”
The nation of Nigeria is torn and divide over Muslims engaging in church bombings against Christians, killing dozens of people at Christmas once again. Christianity is the largest religion in Nigeria, but Muslims seek to bring Shariah Law to the nation by force, resulting in open conflict and casualties.
In Egypt, authorities were on high alert over the holiday season, due to past incidents, with the hope of preventing violent attacks on Coptic Christians in the region, who have faced violence from Muslims. The bloodshed is unnecessary. People need to learn to dwell peacefully in their respective nations and not resort to violence as a means of getting one’s point across.
Egypt’s military: On alert for New Year’s attack on Christians
Update at 6:25 p.m. ET: Facebook has apparently taken down the account of at least one group threatening a New Year’s attack on Egyptian Christians. An Arab-language Facebook page (not linked to in the story but monitored by msnbc.com reporters) no longer loads.