Saturday, January 8, 2022

Report: 416 Million Christians Live in ‘Lands of Persecution’; Muslim Hate for the Christian Cross: If this doesn’t prove Islam’s innate religious hostility, nothing will; Christianity: The #1 Target of Hate Crimes. and related stories

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Report: 416 Million Christians Live in ‘Lands of Persecution’:
Global Christian persecution spread still further during 2021, according to the Christian charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).
In an interview Thursday with Vatican News, ACN’s Italian director Alessandro Monteduro reported that currently, some 416 million Christians live in “lands of persecution,” where they are exposed daily to risks of harassment, discrimination, and violence because of their faith.
The year 2021 was “another year of pain of suffering” for persecuted Christians around the world, Monteduro said and for all those concerned with the right to religious freedom.
On the African continent, the suffering of Christian communities is worsening because of “a progressive radicalization and expansion of jihadist phenomena,” Monteduro stated.
“Across Africa, from sub-Saharan Africa to East Africa, there are at least a couple dozen terrorist organizations that have the ambition, from their point of view, to install caliphates in their territories,” he added, “such as Burkina Faso, Niger, Chad, Mali, Cameroon, or northern Nigeria.” --->READ MORE HERE
Muslim Hate for the Christian Cross:
If this doesn’t prove Islam’s innate religious hostility, nothing will.
Christian elementary school students in an Egyptian school were recently “beaten up by teachers and fellow students after the headmaster ordered all Christian students to remove any jewelry bearing a cross [and they refused],” to quote from a Nov. 21, 2021 report. In one incident, a female teacher “attacked a Christian student, then encouraged other students to do the same, take his cross pendant from him and destroy the cross.”
At least these latest bouts of anti-cross rage were not fatal, as others in Egypt were. In 2011, 17-year-old Ayman, a Christian student, was strangled and beaten to death by his Muslim teacher and fellow students for refusing to obey the teacher’s demand that he cover his cross. When the school’s principal was informed of the attack, he ignored it and “continued to sip his tea.”
That same year a Muslim off-duty policeman boarded a train and, while crying “Allahu Akbar,” opened fire on those passengers who had cross tattoos on their wrists (an ancient practice upheld by many Copts). One elderly Christian man was killed and four others seriously wounded.
In 2014, Muslim Brotherhood members mauled a young Christian woman named Mary to death after they saw her cross.
Furthermore, the Maspero massacre, in which the Egyptian military massacred dozens of Christians—including by running them over with armored-vehicles—was a byproduct of Muslims insisting that a Coptic church be stripped of its domed cross, so it would not resemble a church, because the cross “provokes us,” to quote a Muslim elder. When Christians refused to comply, Muslims destroyed the church. This is what Christians were protesting when the Egyptian military mowed them down. --->READ MORE HERE
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