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Tag Archive for ‘Muslim’

A Muslim couple (between a rock and a hard place)

As a retreat/guest master here I get to meet some very interesting people. People come here who have no specific beliefs. We get Buddhist, Hindus, New Age and Christians of just about every denomination and atheist and agnostics… Not many Muslims come through here, or if they do, they may not indentify themselves as such. […]

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Muslims shield Christians when Al-Shabaab attacks bus in Kenya

CNN:Their M.O. is a tried and terrifying one: Launch a raid, single out Christians, and then spray them with bullets. But when Al-Shabaab militants ambushed a bus Monday, things didn’t go according to plan. A group of Kenyan Muslims shielded the Christian passengers and told the attackers they were prepared to die together. The Muslim […]

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Every Five Minutes a Christian is Martyred for Their Faith

Breitbart News: Every five minutes a Christian is martyred for their faith, an organisation for persecuted Christians has claimed. According to Christian Freedom International, more than 200 million followers around the world currently face persecution, making Christians the most persecuted faith group on the planet. Christians currently face persecution in 105 of the world’s 196 countries […]

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“ISIS Is Growing,” Says Chaldean Catholic Patriarch in Iraq

VATICAN CITY — The Chaldean Patriarch of Baghdad, Louis Raphael Sako, says he is personally “very worried” about his nation’s future and warns that the so-called Islamic State, ISIS, “is growing” in strength and influence each day and nowadays the militant group is “like a real state.” In a recent gesture of solidarity, the Iraqi […]

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Is Islam a religion of war or peace? Both – and Muslims must decide, priest says

Rome, Italy, May 21, 2015 / 12:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Following last week’s online release of an audio message from the caliph of the Islamic State, one expert says the group’s understanding of Islam calls on all Muslims to re-evaluate Islamic history. “The only solution is a radical reform to the internal reading of Islamic […]

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Christians returning to Homs, Syria, even though Islamic State looms

Homs, Syria, Apr 1, 2015 / 02:01 am (Aid to the Church in Need).- In the wake of the Syrian regime’s taking full control of the ancient Christian city of Homs almost a year ago, a measure of normality has returned for local residents – including a remnant of the Christian population. The long-time home […]

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Read the words of an Orthodox bishop kidnapped in Syria nearly two years ago

Aleppo, Syria, Mar 15, 2015 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On April 22, 2013, both the Greek and Syriac Orthodox archbishops of Aleppo, Boulos Yazigi and Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim, were kidnapped in Syria near the Turkish border. Their driver, Deacon Fatha’ Allah Kabboud, was killed. Today, 23 months later, the bishops remain missing – though […]

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100 million reasons for concern about anti-Christian persecution

Denver, Colo., Jan 8, 2015 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The number of persecuted Christians in the world has topped 100 million, according to a new report that says even non-violent persecution of Christians has increased, amid continuing violence. “Even Christian-majority states are experiencing unprecedented levels of exclusion, discrimination and violence,” David Curry, president of […]

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Pope writes Christmas letter to Middle East’s persecuted Christians

(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis has written a Christmas letter to the Christians of the Middle East  to express his closeness to them at a time of “afflictions and tribulations” due to “the continuing hostilities in the region, but especially because of the work of a newer and disturbing terrorist organization.” Though the Pope does not […]

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The Spirit of Christmas and the Spirit of Islam

Catholic World Report. Dec. 21, 2014. How much do Christians and Muslims have in common? Plenty of clues can be found in the celebration of Christmas. “The man that hath no music in himself/ Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds/ Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils” –William Shakespeare, The Merchant of […]

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