(Morning Star News) – Since summer 2014, the Islamist terrorist group ISIS – a.k.a. Islamic State – has devastated the political, geographic and combat landscape of the Middle East. At the same time, along with its ominous black banners, it has raised worrisome questions about the true nature of Islam. For the Middle East’s ancient […]
Motives for unspeakable cruelty lie in Sunni 'End of Days’ teaching.
For once, good news – miraculous righting of horrific injustice in Sudan – tops list.
(Morning Star News) – In a year that saw a new level of cruelty unleashed upon Christians and other religious minorities across Syria, Iraq and Africa, one once obscure case of injustice in Sudan turned into a titanic battle that gripped the world’s attention. The battle appeared to be spiritual as much as legal. 1 – […]
Wait out the bloodbath and return home, or end the church’s historic presence?
ERBIL, Iraq (Morning Star News) – As he drove across the bridge, slowly following other cars, the scene unfolding around the pastor was complete chaos. In the distance he could hear mortar rounds hitting their targets as hundreds of other displaced people streamed by one side of his car with whatever they could carry on […]
Pray – if you can figure out how.
Severe hardships afflict Christians in Islamist insurgency’s takeover.
(Morning Star News) – Less than a week after Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) described the Islamist takeover of Mosul, Iraq as genocide and challenged the West to counteract it, Nina Shea, director of the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom, published a trenchant piece on the Fox News website asserting that ISIS, the Sunni Muslim […]
Worshippers unhurt, and victims include Muslims and Christians, they say.
LOS ANGELES (Morning Star News) – Government and church officials in Iraq refuted initial claims by police that bombs in southern Baghdad targeted Christians, saying no worshippers leaving a nearby church were hurt. A car bomb that went off near St. John Catholic Church in the Doura area of Baghdad on Dec. 25 as worshippers were […]
Car-bombings, executions continue in two countries as doubts linger about end of siege in Nairobi.
LOS ANGELES (Morning Star News) – Amid the wave of Islamic extremist bombings that have taken place in Iraq in the past week, one aimed at a Christian member of Parliament went largely unnoticed. Catholic news agency Fides News Agency (Agenzia Fides) reports that an apparent suicide attack by car bomb in Kirkuk on Sunday (Sept. […]
An antidote to the West's dysfunctional spin on Islam.
(Morning Star News) – Few people realize that we are today living through the largest persecution of Christians in history, worse even than the famous attacks under ancient Roman emperors like Diocletian and Nero. Estimates of the numbers of Christians under assault range from 100 million to 200 million. According to one estimate, a Christian […]
Gunmen surprise sleeping, off-duty church security guards in rest area.
CAIRO, Egypt (Morning Star News) – Authorities are investigating an attack by gunmen at a church in Baghdad, Iraq this week that wounded two Christian guards, one seriously, according to the parish priest. The Rev. Martin David of St. Mary’s Assyrian Catholic Church told Morning Star News that on Tuesday (June 25) at 2 a.m. […]
You may not hear much about it, but ethno-religious cleansing in Iraq has not ceased.
(Morning Star News) – Men running, women pleading for God’s mercy, children screaming out of fear, older women trapped under rubble and thick dust rising in the air. This has been a recurring scene in Iraqi cities for close to a decade. Since June 26, 2004, Assyrian (also known as Chaldean and Syriac) churches have […]