The Secret Rise of Fundamental Islam in Turkey 

The Secret Rise of Fundamental Islam in Turkey 

Like dozens of nations around the world, Turkey’s population of minority Christians suffers from injustice and persecution.  And as in many countries that have been affected by the recent Arab Spring, Turkey’s trend of persecution is a result of the growing Muslim influence in its society.    Turkish Christians — especially converted Muslims — are often discriminated against, even by members of their own families.  Although public...

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Egypt’s “Contempt of Religion” Law Does Not Apply to Christians

Egypt’s “Contempt of Religion” Law Does Not Apply to Christians

As Islamic blasphemy cases pile up in Egypt’s court system, frustrated Coptic Christians are accusing authorities of not applying fair standards in the interpretation of the country’s contempt of religion law. Christian billionaire Naguib Sawiris, an influential businessman and founder of the Free Egyptians Party, tops the growing list of perpetrators who have been charged with defamation of Islam in recent weeks. Sawiris was charged with the...

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Nigerian Christians Pledge To Defend Themselves Against Violent Persecution

Nigerian Christians Pledge To Defend Themselves Against Violent Persecution

In the aftermath of increasing sectarian violence, Christians in Nigeria have pledged to defend themselves should attacks against their communities continue. The decision came in the aftermath of a recent bombing that occurred at an Arabic school, located in the country’s primarily Christian south — an attack that has left many Christians in the area fearing retaliation. The incident came on the heels of a series of Christmas Day attacks...

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URGENT: Blanket Distribution in Bangladesh

URGENT: Blanket Distribution in Bangladesh

“Cold Wave Disrupts Normal Life All Over Country” “Prices of Warm Clothes Shoot Up Due to Cold Wave” “Cold Claims 8 in Northern Region” These headlines are not from any newspaper in the United States…they have come from Bangladesh, and they are describing the latest crisis that will affect most of your Christian brothers and sisters there. CFI’s co-worker in Bangladesh has recently informed us that the country’s weather forecast could...

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