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 preaching is technically permitted, preachers risk being harassed by the police. And while the distribution of Bibles and Christian literature is also permitted,… Read more
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 crime after making an offensive post to his Twitter account, which contained a picture of Mickey and Minnie Mouse dressed in Islamic garb… Read more
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 on a Catholic church, an evangelical church, and three police stations, where, according to the region’s Catholic bishops, more than… Read more
“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 potentially spell disaster for many, many people. For the past few weeks, a mid-level cold wave has swept throughout… Read more