EGYPT:  Young Christian women at greater risk of being kidnapped by extremists, tortured, and even forced to convert to Islam since the Arab Spring ended in 2011.

TitleThis problem escalated after the Muslim Brotherhood and Mohamed Morsi came to power. Since his ouster in July of 2013, the problem continues, but after the upcoming elections where General el-Sisi is predicted to win, it should subside. el-Sisi supports the Coptic Christian minority and has promised to rebuild all the churches destroyed by the Brotherhood thugs.


FOX NEWS  This year already has seen a spike in the incidents, according to a report by the non-profit advocacy group International Christian Concern. It has been estimated by the ICC and other watchdog groups in the region that there have been 500 reported cases of young women being attacked by Muslim men since 2011, but unreported cases could send the figure much higher.

The girls are often assaulted, raped, kidnapped, forced to change their faith and sometimes killed, the ICC said.Making matter worse, nothing is being done by local authorities to prevent it in provinces across Egypt, according to officials from both the ICC and the Clarion Project, a US-based non-profit think tank and advocacy group.


“Not only are they turning a blind eye, they are often compliant,” Issac Six, a spokesman for the ICC told, citing one incident in which a father was assaulted by an officer for asking too many questions about efforts to have his abducted daughter returned.

“It’s pervasive; police at the local level are not stopping the abductions. There needs to be more pressure from the top,” he added. “We have seen cases before where we’ve seen victims returned when the police put pressure on the kidnappers. We know it’s possible, unfortunately, the police are often complacent.”

Six added that the problem is largely ignored by the international community, especially by the U.S. and that the U.S. needs to be more vocal about the issue in its dialogue with the Egyptian government. (HAH! Don’t hold your breath)


One reported incident occurred in the city of Luxor as recently as February when 15-year-old Amira Hafez Wahib attended a morning prayer service at a local church, according to the study from ICC. Amira had asked her mother if she could go to a store near the church to buy an item. Her mother let her go but urged her to hurry right back.

But Amira never returned and is still missing. The next day, Amira’s family went to the local police to report she had vanished. “We received promises from the police here that they would arrest the accused and return Amira to her family, but there is not any positive step from them till now,” Rafla Zekry Rafla, an attorney handling the case, was quoted as saying.


The girl’s family believes that they know who her kidnapper is– a Muslim man, named Yasser Mahmoud, a soldier who was at one time assigned to protect their church. Mahmoud had tried to abduct Amira a few months earlier at a Christian store near the church where she worked.

The family immediately tracked down where the man lived with his family. Relatives told Amira’s parents that they had not heard or seen from Mahmoud since the same day that their daughter disappeared.

Another recent incident occurred on March 9 when a young girl was abducted in front of her school. The family went to the local police for help in locating her.


A few days later, the father was returning home when he was approached by two masked men on a motorcycle. He was stopped by the pair, who attempted to convince him to give up the search for his daughter. He was told to “just forget her” and had his life threatened. The two men said they would also abduct his other daughters if he continued his search.

Things got worse for the family, whose identities have not been made public due to safety concerns, when the father went to the Civil Status Authority to get a copy of her birth certificate only to discover that her name had been changed and her religion had been changed to Islam.

The ICC report also suggests that more minor incidents are on the rise as well, such as young Christian women wearing crosses in public having them violently ripped off their necks.


Experts point out that the rise in the abuse against young Christian women is likely due to societal misogyny and Islamist indoctrination as well as the recent loss in government power by the Muslim Brotherhood.

“There’s a huge conflict between the Islamist and Christian populations in Egypt right now,” Ryan Mauro, a National Security Analyst with the Clarion Project, said to “The Coptic Christians are supporting General el-Sisi because of the military’s efforts to take the Muslim Brotherhood out of power.” The radical Islamists are angry. So they are retaliating,” he added.


This is what Saudi officials did to a young girl who professed “Jesus as her savior”

A recent report by a human rights organization in the Middle East stated that “..a young girl employed in Palmelkh, Saudi Arabia was barbarically punished because she had the audacity to say ‘..Jesus Christ, peace be upon him, is my personal Savior..’ “


ShariaUnveiled (h/t Jack) This angered many officials at her work and they ordered men to carry out the process of sewing her mouth shut, in order to stop her from expressing her love for Christ Jesus. Additionally, they sewed her left eye shut as an added form of punishment.

The process utilized was not only inhumane but unsanitary.  The plastic thread that was used contained chemicals, for the sole purpose of intentionally causing infection.

This story has been confirmed through Human Rights Organizations that called this report: ‘..not only a reflection of the deadly Saudi Arabian Human Rights System, but a clearly flagrant violation of women’s rights. 



SYRIA: Christian girl is mutilated and sexually molested by Muslims for 13 days by 7 Muslim savages each day

Rescue Christians Middle East partner and contact, Sister Hatune Dogan, recounts about the horror Christians girls go through everyday in the Muslim world (See video below).

 This is the actual injury on the girl and the surgical process that came along with it

This is the actual injury on the girl who was sexually molested and mutilated and the surgical process that put her back together

Shoebat  In the first story she recalls how a young Christian girl gets kidnapped by Muslims, who then molested and sexually mutilated her for 13 days straight, with each day seven different men ravishing and abusing her. They demanded a $52,000 ransom, and when her parents made it known that they could not pay it, they slashed her face right right on the doorstep of her mother and father.

What makes this story even more disturbing, is that the rapists would scream “Allahu Akbar!” as they abused and molested her. It was this wonderful saint, Sister Hatune Dogan, who rescued this horrifically tormented girl.

Rescue Christians is currently supporting Sister Hatune Dogan so that she can continue to rescue Christian girls from this sexual abuse. PLEASE DONATE TO SAVE CHRISTIAN GIRLS FROM MUSLIM ABUSE

It was Sister Hatune Dogan, Rescue Christians’ Middle East contact, who payed the ransom and saw to it that the required surgery be done. Here is a picture of Sister Hatune Dogan with the girl who was slashed by the blade:

It was Sister Hatune Dogan, Rescue Christians’ Middle East contact, who paid the ransom and saw to it that the required surgery be done. Here is a picture of Sister Hatune Dogan with the girl who was slashed.


Turkey’s latest jihad on Armenian Christians in Syria


Far from being repentant for the 1915 Armenian Genocide, in which 1.5 million were slaughtered by the Ottoman Turks, Turkey, under the leadership of Prime Minister Erdogan, is again targeting Armenians and causing their deaths and dislocation today.


Raymond Ibrahim  In the early morning hours of March 21, Al Qaeda linked Islamic jihadis crossed into Syrian territory from the Turkish border and launched a jihad on the Christian/Armenian town of Kessab. Among other things, “Snipers targeted the civilian population and launched mortar attacks on the town and the surrounding villages.” Reportedly eighty people were killed.

The jihadis later made a video touring the devastated town. No translation is needed, as the main phrase shouted throughout is Islam’s triumphant war cry, “Allahu Akbar” (or, according to Sen. John McCain’s translation, “thank God”).

Turkey-sponsored jihadis pose with Islamic flag in conquered Christian Armenian town of Kessab.

Turkey-sponsored jihadis pose with Islamic flag in conquered Christian Armenian town of Kessab.

Eyewitnesses say the jihadis crossed the Turkish border into Syria, “openly passing through Turkish military barracks. According to Turkish media reports, the attackers carried their injured back to Turkey for treatment in the town of Yayladagi.”

About 2,000 Armenians were evacuated to safer areas in neighboring Basit and Latakia. Several of these families are currently living inside the churches of these towns. Ten to 15 families with members too elderly to flee remained in Kessab, their fate currently unknown.


Syrian troops launched a counteroffensive, but Al Qaeda linked jihadis “once again entered the town of Kessab, took the remaining Armenian families hostage, desecrated the town’s three Armenian churches, pillaging local residences and occupying the town and surrounding villages.”

Reports further indicate that “the attacks of the Al Qaeda linked al-Nusra organization and the Islamic Front was supported with artillery fire from Turkish artillery units. A Syrian MIG-23 war plane which attended to the operation towards the terror groups was shot down by Turkish Air Forces on 23 March.”


Bashar al-Assad naturally denounced before the United Nations Turkey’s support for terrorists—even as some European leaders, such as Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, were praising Turkey for its supposedly increased democracy and human rights, and supporting the Islamic nation’s inclusion into the European Union, indifferent to the fact that Erdogan banned Twitter in Turkey after tweets exposed his government’s corruptions.


Nor are Armenians and others missing the significance of Turkey’s role. In a written statement, the Armenian National Committee-International condemned Turkey’s active role in aiding and abetting Christian persecuting jihadi groups [emphasis added]:

“For months, we have warned the international community of the imminent threat posed by extremist foreign fighters against the Christian minority population in Syria. These vicious and unprompted attacks against the Armenian-populated town and villages of Kessab are the latest examples of this violence, actively encouraged by neighboring Turkey. We call upon all states with any influence in the Syrian conflict to use all available means to stop these attacks against the peaceful civilian population of Kessab, to allow them to return to their homes in safety and security. In the last one hundred years, this is the third time that the Armenians are being forced to leave Kessab and in all three cases, Turkey is the aggressor or on the side of the aggressors.”

Video interviews with the recently dislocated Armenians of Syria further document this sentiment. One elderly man says “We’ve been here 97 years since they slaughtered us in Turkey. These al-Qaeda ‘rebel’ groups are the grandsons of Abdul Hamid” (the Ottoman sultan who committed the first systematic genocide of Armenians).




PAKISTAN: Another Christian sentenced to death for allegedly mocking the prophet Mohammed

UnknownLawyer says Sawan Masih’s (photo right) death sentence is over an alleged blasphemy incident that triggered riots among 3,000 Muslim mouth breathers in Lahore who went on a rampage burning down more than 100 Christian homes.


UK Guardian  (h/t Jim Y) Sawan Masih, a Christian, was sentenced to death for blasphemy after being convicted of insulting the prophet Muhammad during the course of a conversation with a Muslim friend in the Joseph Colony neighbourhood of Lahore in March last year.

More than 3,000 Muslims rioted, torching about 100 Christian homes in Joseph Colony, after the allegations against Masih emerged. Naeem Shakir, one of Masih’s lawyers, told AFP: “The judge has announced the death sentence for Sawan Masih. We will appeal the sentence in the Lahore high court.”


Verdict and sentence were announced inside the jail where Masih was held, Shakir said. The country has had a de facto moratorium on civilian hangings since 2008. Only one person has been executed since then, a soldier convicted by court martial.

Pakistan has strict laws against defaming Islam, including the death penalty for insulting the prophet Muhammad, and rights campaigners say they are often used to settle personal disputes. Masih has maintained his innocence and argued the real reason for the blasphemy allegation was a property dispute between him and his friend.


No one was killed in the riot in Joseph Colony last year but the incident highlighted the sensitivity of blasphemy in Pakistan. About 97% of the 180 million population are Muslim, and even unproven allegations can trigger a violent public response.

Earlier this month, an angry mob set fire to a Hindu temple in the southern city of Larkana over the alleged desecration of a copy of the Qur’an.

A recent report from a US government advisory panel said Pakistan used blasphemy laws more than any other country in the world, listing 14 people on death row and 19 others serving life sentences for insulting Islam.

Another death penalty case for alleged blasphemy by a Christian in Pakistan:

The Left weighs in, regurgitating the usual Muslim diversionary talking point drivel:

Yahya and Blasphemy Laws

Yep, all we need to do is talk ourselves silly and all this evil will stop.



ARAB CHRISTIANS to European Union: “Israel IS our safe haven”

A4I banner logo revisedSome 150 Israeli Arabic-speaking Christians on Sunday demonstrated outside the EU mission in Tel Aviv, demanding that the international community stop nitpicking against Israel and start combatting the severe persecution of Christians everywhere else in the Middle East.

Israel Today “Nations, organizations and international missions are quick to raise an accusing finger against Israel at every opportunity,” said Father Gabriel Nadaf, spiritual father of the Israeli Christian Recruitment Forum, which organized the rally. Those same nations and organizations “don’t life a finger against the ethnic cleansing of Christians in the Middle East,” the priest continued.

Arab Christians protesting against EU intimidation against Israel in front of the EU mission in Tel Aviv

Arab Christians protesting against EU intimidation and slander against Israel in front of the EU mission in Tel Aviv

Father Nadaf went on to explain that from Syria to Egypt to Iraq to the Palestinian Authority, Christians on a daily basis suffer intimidation, harassment, desecration, coercion, torture, rape, physical abuse and murder. “According to the statistics, a Christian is murdered every five minutes [in the Middle East], and the Western world is silent about this,” he lamented.

In messages posted to its Facebook page during the Tel Aviv rally, the Israeli Christian Recruitment Forum insisted that “there is no place but Israel that is safe for Christians in the Middle East!”

While the rally was largely ignored by the mainstream Western media, the Israeli press took great interest, and forum spokesman Shadi Khalloul, a veteran of the IDF, was interviewed by various television and print media outlets. Khalloul has spoken numerous times with Israel Today regarding the Christian awakening within Israel, and the bonds of brotherhood than bind local Christians to the Jewish people and the Jewish state.


Last month, Israel’s Knesset took the first important step toward recognizing local Christians as an independent minority separate from the Arab Muslims. Both Nadaf and Khalloul say this is necessary, since local Christians were here before the Arab Muslim conquest around 600 AD.

A growing number of Israelis, including lawmakers and opinion shapers, are likewise waking up to the strong Christian minority in their midst, a minority that has been long neglected, but which is now beginning to boldly take its place alongside the Jews.


Neither Israel, nor those whose acknowledge its right to exist, are to blame for the suffering of Christians in the Middle East.

The reality is that Israeli is the safest place in the Middle East for Arab Christians. A September 30, 2013 column by Steve Apfel in The Commentator notes that “in 1949, Israel had 34,000 citizens of that faith [Christian]. Today the number is 168,000.” Exclaiming over the irony that although Israel is the only country in the Middle East where Christians are protected and thriving, Western Christians are more focused on condemning Israel and championing the cause of Palestine (including those Palestinians that are killing their co-religionists), Apfel writes:

If Muslims are off limits and  sacrosanct; you’re allowed to say what you like about Jews, provided you call them Israelis or, better yet, Zionists. And you can write a made–to-order record of that people, replete with blood libels, ethnic cleansing, Apartheid and all manner of crimes a Jew can inflict upon humanity. Say about Zionists or Israelis whatever you like, only avoid the fatal ‘J– word trap.’ 


In a gentler vein, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, also wrote in a March 2012 Wall Street Journal opinion editorial, quoted byArutz Sheva, that Israel has become the only safe haven for Christians in the Middle East. This is not an idle boast – Oren based his statement on facts concerning the treatment of Christians and their increasing flight from the ancestral homelands where they were once the majority population.

Twenty percent of the  population of the Middle East was Christian a century ago according to Oren. Today only five percent are Christians, with the numbers continuing to go down, he continued. But he was writing in early 2012, before the most recent pogroms against Christians throughout Egypt by the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafists, and the intensified victimization of Syrian Christians by the Obama administration-supported jihadists of the Free Syrian Army.


Strikingly, although Arab Christians “are granted full rights and privileges within Israel’s borders, the treatment they receive by the ‘Palestinian’ population is quite different,” Oren said. He said that “since the Hamas takeover of Gaza in 2007, half the Christian community has fled.” In the Palestinian state, “Christmas decorations and public displays of crucifixes are forbidden,” Oren revealed. What’s more, ”In a December 2010 broadcast, Hamas officials exhorted Muslims to slaughter their Christian neighbors,” the Ambassador reported.

Although you would never hear it from the anti-Israel Left, Christians are persecuted and forced to convert to Islam in the Hamas-controlled Gaza strip. It has nothing to do with anyone’s  perspective on Israel.  In July 2012CBN News reported that Christian men, women, and sometimes whole famlies, were disappearing for extended periods of time and then there would be an announcement that they had converted to Islam and they would reappear with armed people around them for “protection.”


One especially brutal case was the kidnapping and murder of Arab Christian, Rami Ayad, in October 2007. The Guardian reported how the body of Ayad, who worked in Gaza’s only Christian bookstore, was found in the street. He had multiple stab wounds and had been shot in the head.

The reaction of Arab Christians living in Israel to the treatment of Christians elsewhere in the Middle East demonstrates the difference in their situation. The July 2013 Israel Today  article reported that in Israel, ”local Arabs see what is happening across the Middle East and realize that Israel is the only place in the region where Christians can feel safe and belong.


The paper quoted Arab Christian Moran Khaloul who said,”We don’t live in Syria, where Christians are not allowed to speak…or in Iraq, where churches are bombed. We live in a Jewish state, which is democratic and free. As Israeli Christians we see ourselves as part of this state and not as part of those who oppose it.”

The  Israel Today report also told of the growing number of Arab Christians that are serving in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF), saying ”For a number of years now, a group of Nazareth Christians who are officers in the Israeli army have been actively recruiting young local Arabs to follow in their footsteps and serve the Jewish state.” Many Arab politicians oppose Arab participation in Israel’s defense forces for fear it will “legitimize the existence of the Jewish state (which pays their paychecks).” But, as one Arab Christian said, “more and more of us are realizing that there is no other country here that is worth fighting for.


Arab Christians are becoming increasingly emboldened. The paper reveals that some “even refer to themselves openly as ‘Israeli Christians.’” And one teenager who plans to join the IDF explained that “Ultimately, from a religious point of view, we are one. Jesus was a Jew, his mother was a Jew, and his 12 disciples were Jews.”

But guess what? To point out the difference between Israel’s civilized, respectful treatment of Christians and the savage, supremacist treatment they receive elsewhere in the Middle East that is causing the region to be emptied of Christians is. . . Islamophobia!














GRUESOME! Obama-backed ISIS jihadist rebels, operating human slaughterhouses for Christians and certain Muslims, discovered in Syria

UnknownSaif Al-Adlubi told the story about how the Egyptian butcher would examine the row of people who were waiting their execution. Al-Adlubi witnessed at least two Armenians who were waiting their turn to be slaughtered since no one paid their ransom – a sum of $100,000 each.


SHOEBAT  (h/t Susan K) “He grabbed the neck of one elderly Armenian Christian”, says Al-Adlubi, which the Egyptian butcher was about to slaughter. The Egyptian butcher felt the neck of the Christian Armenian saying “you’re an aged man and your neck is soft and I don’t have to sharpen my knife for you”. Others might be more difficult depending on their physique.


Saif Al-Adlubi tells of his miraculous escape to the Turkish village of Rehaniyeh from Syria. (Video below) He was probably one of the few survivors who sounded the alarm on one of the gruesome systematic human extermination centers carried out by the Takfiri Jihadist group ISIS.

A father holds up the body of his daughter, beheaded by jihadist rebels

A father holds up the body of his daughter, beheaded by jihadist rebels

Al-Adlubi is Muslim fundamentalist who joined the FSA (Free Syrian Army) and was a militant and a media agent for the FSA. He was captured by Da’ish and tells his horrific tale explaining how he has never experienced or seen such horror under the Assad Regime. He was one of few that made it out when the Syrian militia finally defeated the Da’ish rebels in that specific prison center.

According to Dai’sh Islamic theology, he would be sacrificed as a martyr by being slaughtered for his sin. This is not the same fate for Christians who in their view will end up in eternal hellfire.Before he was freed, Al-Adlubi saw the bodies of young men who were systematically slaughtered and disemboweled.

Rescue Christians translated an interview with Al-Adlubi:

The prison centers where the ISIS (Da’ish) controls have become miniatures of what was during the Nazi SS extermination camps, except the ISIS carries out the extermination in a much more horrific way. Da’ish transforms the prisons into kangaroo courts with systematic slaughterhouses and killing centers to exterminate Christians and Muslims who disagree with the Takfiri ideology. Once they are found guilty, the way they deal with the victims was as if they were cattle.

The ISIS stands for The Islamic group of Iraq and Syria. ISIS is also known in Middle East circles as Da’ish. Rescue Christians obtained footage of another slaughterhouse from one Syrian Christian named Kamil Toume to confirm the claims.


Umm Muhammad was a Sunni woman in charge of dismembering human bodies. In the footage, it can be seen with human bodies being chopped up exactly as is done in a cattle slaughterhouse. What is striking is the way of the superior care in the chipping of the body parts without having clear traces of torture, which indicates that the potential target was to pile the body parts for an unknown reason.

It all adds up. Toume confirmed what was told by Al-Adlubi and he provided some leaked footage to prove it. 

This is the Siba’ District Human Slaughterhouse in Homs:

(WARNING: Graphic Images)

“The slaughterhouse was on a hill. It is secluded and is void of any homes nearby” says Al-Adlubi. “I witnessed lifeless bodies hanging upside down as if they were slaughtered sheep,” he added.
The Egyptian butcher examines the row of the young and old men who were about to be slaughtered: Armenian Christians, Syrian Christians, Shiites and even Sunnis. Each had to be physically examined. They are decapitated from the root of their necks, their chest cavities are opened and disemboweled and hung upside down.  The neck of the aged Christian Armenian man was a simple one.


Al-Adlubi’s story also checks out from footage obtained from Al-Bayyada, another slaughterhouse, which Rescue Christians was able to obtain footage from. And just as Al-Adlubi stated, they were hanging upside down, headless, like slaughtered sheep. The heads were removed from the root of the chest cavity just as Al-Adlubi stated when describing how the Egyptian was doing his meticulous methods and how Toume described the Umm-Muhammad slaughterhouse in Al-Siba’ district.

This is the Al-Bayada Human Slaughterhouse

(WARNING: Graphic Images)

Saif Al-Adlubi’s nightmare was over when Syrian civilian militia finally swarmed into the Da’ish prison in Edbana.
We report this story because of the silence on the systematic killing of Christians, Shiite minorities and even Sunni Muslims in Syria who disagree with the Takfirist theology. The story is reminiscent to the initial reporting on the extermination of European Jewry and other minorities when little coverage was given to the truth in these days.

We predict that history will repeat itself in the case of Christians in Syria and Iraq. The cruelty expressed by the Muslims in the Syrian slaughterhouses is reminiscent to the violence perpetuated by the Ottoman Turks.


All of this sadism and cruelty was done in the fashion of an Islamic animal sacrifice, and in the Muslim religion, it is permitted that a human being replace the animal in the sacrificial rituals. This theology of human sacrifice is based upon the very ancient story of Khalid Abdullah al-Kasri, who ritually sacrificed Jaad bin Durham in the place of an animal on the Islamic holiday of The Festival of Sacrifice. 

This is the reality of Islam, it is a pagan and utterly depraved and sadistic religion. It takes the soul of a man and purges any remnants of human affection from his very being. Walid Shoebat works in order to rescue Christians from this horror in Syria. 

Please donate here to save the lives of Christians in Iraq and Syria from this unbearable brutality and evil.



NIGERIA: 40 Muslim savages butcher more than 150 Christians, including pastor, his wife, and children

safe_image.phpThe massacre is reported to have taken over 150 lives. Homes numbering over 200 were set ablaze. According to reports, Fulani herdsmen arrived at the Christain dominated town at about 10pm on Friday and began their killing and burning operation till 3am Saturday morning – when the Nigerian military arrived.


247ureports A surviving eyewitness, who spoke through the telephone, stated that the Fulani attackers were about 40 in number and were armed with dangerous knives, guns and other unidentifiable equipment. The survivor said that the attackers began with setting homes on fire – with the occupants. “Those who tried to escape were butchered or gun down”.  He added that many of the dead, died as a result of fire.


It took the arrival of the Nigerian military at 4am for the supposed Fulani herdsmen to depart the area by 3am. This was according to a source who also noted that the military upon arrival refused to enter the bushes to comb the area for escaping Fulani attackers. He said the military only occupied the affected community – without taking proactive measures to hunt after the culprits.

It is recalled that in 2012, a similar attack was recording in the neighboring town of Dongondaya in Plateau State – where over 140 persons were butchered over night by supposed Fulani attackers. Both towns share a border – and both attack share striking similarities.


In 2011, according to security reports leaked out of from Abuja, a plan by unknown persons hiding under the guise of Fulani herdsmen were said to be on the offing – to be used to terrorize the Christian communities with the northern middle belt communities – suck southern Kaduna, communities in Plateau and others.

Sunday News Watch  At the same time, Maiduguri, Borno, for the second day in a row, came under attacks from members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect, who renewed their onslaught, having been repelled by the military on Friday. Fleeing members of Boko Haram reportedly regrouped on Saturday morning to launch another attack in Maiduguri, despite the 24-hour curfew imposed by the military authorities.


he Nigerian Air Force had engaged the sect through the use of fighter jets in its continued battle to dislodge the terrorists. Sunday Newswatch gathered that the military resorted to the air raid option when it became obvious that the sect had started regrouping. It was learnt that Boko Haram was regrouping around the country’s borders towards Bama in Borno State.

Al Qaeda-linked Boko Haram has killed thousands in an almost five-year-long insurgency aimed at carving out an Islamic state in the religiously diverse country of about 170 million people.


















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SYRIAN Government (Bashar Assad) pays a $4 million ransom to Obama-supported al-Nusra jihadist rebels for release of 13 captured nuns


A $4 million ransom was reportedly paid to the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front for the release of 13 Greek Orthodox nuns that were held by the rebel group for four months, according to Lebanese media.

YNET News  The nuns’ release was reportedly delayed because the kidnappers added further conditions before agreeing to hand over the hostages. They were released early Monday in a rare deal between the Syrian government and rebels of the Nusra Front, mediated by the Gulf country of Qatar, traditionally a rebel supporter.

The freed nuns arrived in Damascus on Monday morning, where they received a warm welcome at the Church of the Cross in the predominantly Christian neighborhood of Qassaa, official news agency SANA reported.


“All of Syria is happy today (for their return),” Bishop Luka al Khoury told Reuters. “These are women who do nothing but pray…They don’t have weapons or bombs. On the contrary, they pray for people to be safe and secure.”

Eleven of the nuns later attended a service of thanksgiving for their safe return at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross in Damascus. Mother Superior Pelagia Sayyaf, one of the abducted nuns, held a candle and wept as she entered the church. 

The women said they were well treated and appeared so in a video of their release issued by the Nusra Front, the group that held them. One elderly nun too weak to walk was carried by a rebel gunman, his face covered with a balaclava, to a nearby vehicle.  They thanked God for their safety before heading to the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Old Damascus, where they will now stay, SANA said.  


The Syrian Greek Orthodox Patriarchal Assistant, Bishop Luca al-Khoury, who led an official church reception to greet the nuns, accused the rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar Assad of targeting Syria’s patchwork of religious minorities. Al-Khoury is a frequent defender of Assad’s rule.

“Syria, which does not differentiate between Muslims and Christians, is targeted… by the armed terrorist groups who don’t understand anything but the language of killing and destruction.”

The nuns’ seizure confirmed the fears of many in Syria’s minority Christian community that they were being targeted by extremists among rebels. Syria’s three-year conflict has become increasingly sectarian.

The country’s chaotic mix of rebel groups is overwhelmingly Sunni Muslim, while the minorities include Christians, Shiite Muslims and Alawites – whose sect is a Shiite offshoot. Most have sided with Assad or remained neutral, fearing for their fate should rebels take power. Assad is an Alawite.




You’re a Muslim already under siege in a Christian-majority country because Muslim rebels overthrew the Christian government, so what do you do as you’re being run out of the country?

You distribute leaflets among Christian residents calling for creation of an Islamic state.



En.haberler Leaflets calling for the creation of an Islamic state in the northern Central African town of Ndele have triggered uproar among residents on Thursday. The leaflets are believed to have been distributed by a group calling itself the “Association of Revolutionary Youth”, according to an Anadolu Agency reporter in the town.

In the handbill, the group calls on humanitarian agency staffs and government workers in Ndele to leave in preparation for the establishment of an Islamic state in the town, which lies east of the Bamingui-Bangoran National Park.



Nguerebanda David, a retired Christian teacher from the town, described calls for the independence of the northern part of Central African Republic (CAR) and the creation of an Islamic state as a “passing summer’s cloud”.

CAR descended into anarchy in March 2013 when Seleka rebels – said to be mostly Muslim – ousted Francois Bozize, a Christian, who had come to power in a 2003 coup. The rebels later installed Michel Djotodia, a Muslim, as interim president.



The Christian militias are known as anti-balaka (machete) because they were created to fight back against Muslims who were killing  them with machetes.

In the months since, the country has been plagued by tit-for-tat sectarian violence between Christian anti-balaka militias and former seleka fighters. Violence against Muslims has intensified since Catherine Samba-Panza, a Christian, was elected interim president in January.

Christians, who constitute the majority of CAR’s population, accuse Muslims of supporting former seleka rebels blamed for attacking Christian homes, looting property and carrying out summary executions.

Christian Militia Members Speak on Fighting Muslims in CAR