October 31, 2013
Coptic Christian church in Cairo that held a wedding ambushed by violent gunmen
Once again Christianity is under attack in select politically distressed regions of the world. Terrorists opened fire during a Coptic Christian wedding, killing 2 children and 11 adults. The unprovoked ambush and gunfire is inexcusable. What should have been one of the happiest days of a couple’s lives was marred by violence and hatred. Islam is supposed to be a “religion of peace.” Instead fundamentalist Islamists are creating Christian martyrs by murdering innocent people going about their lives, who’ve done them no harm.
Egypt: gunmen open fire at Coptic Christian wedding in Cairo
Monday 21 October 2013 07.34 EDT – Four people, including an eight-year-old girl, killed in suspected sectarian attack on minority which makes up 10% of population. Gunmen shot dead at least four Egyptians outside a Coptic Christian church on the edge of Cairo on Sunday evening as worshippers left the building after a wedding, state media reported. Two adults and two girls aged eight and 12 were killed, and at least 12 others injured, after the gunmen sprayed bullets seemingly at random…
June 30, 2013
A brave Christian pastor in Nigeria was viciously killed by the terrorist group Boko Haram, for refusing to renounce his faith in Jesus Christ. The Islamic fundamentalists stormed his church, while teenage students were taking school exams. According to reports, Boko Haram, a terror group the Nigerian government has denounced, is against “Western education.” As a result, senseless violence ensued, via the terrorists gunning down the unarmed, defenseless young students and killing their pastor.
Populous and oil rich Nigeria is half Christian and half Muslim. Boko Haram, funded by criminal activities forbidden by law, has incited acts of violence against peaceful Christians in Nigeria, leaving 3,000 of our brothers and sisters in the faith dead this year. As Christians we must continually pray for Nigeria and other regions of the world, such as the Middle East, where people of the faith face persecution and death for our peaceful beliefs.
Islamic Extremists Slit Christian Pastor’s Throat for Refusing to Renounce His Faith, Gun Down Teens as Horror Rages in Nigeria
Jun. 26, 2013 7:30am LAGOS, Nigeria (TheBlaze/AP) — The pastor would not renounce his Christian faith so the Islamic extremists slit his throat High school students were taking exams in defiance of the militants of Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is forbidden.” So the gunmen mowed them down at their desks.
The group that Nigeria’s government has declared a prohibited terrorist organization “declared war” last week on vigilante youths who have been arresting suspects and handing them over to soldiers fighting to crush the insurgency in the northeast part of Africa’s most populous nation and the continent’s biggest oil producer. Clearly, the situation is dire…
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.