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Islamism’s spread challenges religious rights

A village head inside his destroyed home in one of the villages in Southern Kaduna that were attacked by Fulani herdsmen, in May 2017. (Photo: World Watch Monitor)
To coincide with the launch of Open Doors’ 2018 World Watch List, which ranks the 50 countries in which it is most difficult to live as a Christian, researchers at the charity have identified two major trends accompanying faith-based persecution. One of those is Islamic extremism. When a Filipino city of . . . Read More

A Church under siege – Egyptian Christians and IS

A Church under siege – Egyptian Christians and IS
The Church in Egypt is one of the oldest in the world and is believed to have been founded by St Mark in the first days of the Early Church.1 In addition to its important place in church history as one of the earliest Christian communities that goes all the . . . Read More

Understand concept of ‘infidel’ to understand risks of Islamic radicalization

In recent history, genocides have often been accompanied by the preparatory dehumanization of victims. In 1994, in Rwanda, for example, the Hutu interhamwe labelled the Tutsis as “termites” or “cockroaches” before they killed more than one million (mainly) Tutsis. Similarly, before World War II, the Nazi regime in Germany often . . . Read More