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Bulletin of Christian Persecution Update, February 9, 2009

09_011January 12 – February 9, 2010

Europe
January 12, 2010
Portugal
The church of the Holy Trinity and four statues at the shrine of Our Lady of Fatima were vandalized early Sunday morning. The graffiti includes the words “Islam,” “moon,” “sun,” “Muslim” and “mosque.”

January 24, 2010 /
Britain
Anjem Choudary says “We [Muslims] need to go to Rome and raise a banner saying the Day of Judgment will come when the Muslims take Rome. We will definitely conquer Rome one day.”

February 6, 2010
Britain
Aaqil Ahmed, a controversial executive whose appointment last year prompted more than 100 complaints has accused the Church of England of “living in the past” and said that the corporation should not give Christianity preferential treatment.

February 8, 2010
Britain
A Christian teacher yesterday claimed he was forced out of his job after complaining that Muslim pupils as young as eight hailed the September 11 hijackers as heroes.

Asia
January 15, 2010
Pakistan
A Christian youth who was beaten by a mob is sentenced to life imprisonment under Sharia blasphemy laws for desecrating a Koran.

January 20, 2010
Pakistan
Five Muslim men have abducted a 21 year old Christian woman after one of the suspects asked her to convert to Islam and marry him.

January 23, 2010
Pakistan
The Christian teenage Shazia daughter of Bashir Masih aged 12 years, resident of Islamia Park, Punch Road Aria Nagar, Samanabad, Lahore was found dead after rape by Muslim attorney Mohammad Naeem here today.

January 23, 2010
Sumatra
At least 1,000 people set fire to the Pentecostal community places of worship. According to local Muslims, the two buildings did not have the legal permits as “churches.” The Nahdlatul Ulama admits the violence of radical Islamists against Christians. In 2009 in Indonesia, 35 cases of violation of religious freedom, 28 against Christians.

January 28, 2010
Philippines
A Filipino nurse with ten years in Saudi Arabia talks about the dramatic situation of Christian workers, forced to embrace Islam just to keep their job. Despite abuses and violence, migrants still choose the Middle East because of the availability of work.

Feb 3, 2010
Indonesia
A Muslim mob set fire to a pastor’s house and two Christian churches in North Sumatra, Indonesia, last Friday.

Africa
January 18, 2010
Nigeria
Angry Muslim youths set fire to a church filled with worshipers, starting a riot that killed at least 27 people and wounded more than 300 in Jos, in northern Nigeria officials said Monday. More HERE.

January 26, 2010
Somalia
Islamic extremists shot the leader of an underground church to death outside the capital city of Somalia this month and have threatened to kill his wife.

Feb. 1, 2010
Nigeria
An al Qaeda group in North Africa has offered to give Nigerian Muslims training and weapons to fight Christians in the West African country, where more than 460 people were killed in sectarian clashes last month.

February 2, 2010
Kenya
Two Christian evangelists in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, have been arrested after Muslims invited them to debate religion but instead called in security agents who charged the evangelists with illegal preaching.

February 9, 2010
Algeria
A military-led team of Moroccan authorities raided a Bible study in a city southeast of Marrakech last week, arresting 18 Moroccans and deporting a U.S. citizen, area Christian leaders said.

Mid-East
January 19, 2010
Iraq
The second targeted attack against the Christian community in less than 24 hours. Yesterday in Mosul, northern Iraq, an unidentified group shot dead 45 year-old businessman Amjad Hamid Abdullahad. Sunday, January 17th, the same day of the inauguration of new local archbishop, a Christian aged 52, married and father of two daughters, was killed.

North America
February 7, 2010
USA
Egypt’s Copts are fearful amid increasing tensions.As the majority Muslim nation turns more conservative, the Christian minority, which has lived in relative peace for centuries, faces an uncertain future. Recent killings and riots add to the fear.

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