Bulletin of Christian Persecution March 1, 2010

February 12 – February 28, 2010

February 12, 2010
Saudi Ariabia
Christian Filipino workers in Saudi Arabia are complaining that their employers are threatening to fire them if they do not convert to Islam.

February 12, 2010
A crowd of over 150 Muslims in the village of Curug Mekar, in a West Java province, staged a protest against the building permit of a Protestant church.

February 12, 2010
An Istanbul court has ordered the release of a jailed Turk who publicly threatened and held a knife to the throat of a Christian he attacked six months ago.

February 15, 2010
Christian converts still in court for slandering Islam and the Turkish nation and trying to convert muslims.

Feb 16, 2010
Gunmen killed two Christian shop owners in separate attacks within 24 hours in the city of Mosul, police said as the community’s leaders hit out at the violence.
Update HERE.

February 16, 2010
Pakistani Christians have strongly protested the release on bail of a Muslim lawyer accused of raping, torturing and killing last month Shazia Bashir, a 12-year-old Catholic girl, employed in his household as domestic worker.

February 18, 2010
Prosecutors and police are trying to concoct a terrorism case against an Ethiopian convert from Islam who has been jailed since May without formal charges.

February 22, 2010
The four older Muslim brothers of a 26-year-old Christian beat him unconscious here earlier this month because he refused their enticements to convert to Islam.

February 22, 2010
Violence stoked by disputed land, which Muslims settlers want to rob from Christians and Buddhists. Local sources say the army fired on the crowd. At least 50 homes and the UN headquarters destroyed. Dhaka promises reconstruction of places of worship. Update HERE and HERE.

February 22, 2010
Saudi Arabia
A Fillipino maid in Saudi Arabia says, “”During my three years working in Saudi Arabia I was never allowed to leave the house or have a day off to go to mass”.

February 23, 2010
Egyptian State Security has been accused by lawyers, rights activists and victims’ families of torturing the Christian youths arrested in the aftermath of the Christmas Eve shootings of Copts on January 6, 2010.

February 25, 2010
In a “humanitarian emergency” in just one day, hundreds of Christian families left the city in search of shelter, leaving behind their homes, property, commercial activities: the situation “is dramatic” said the Chaldean archbishop of Mosul.

February 23, 2010
A Muslim mob burned down Christians’ shops and eight Christian churches.

February 26, 2010
An evangelical priest was among nine Christians arrested in central Iran on Friday as authorities continued a crackdown against Christians in the Islamic country.

February 26, 2010
In the wake of an attack this week by 150 armed Muslims on a Christian colony in this city in Sindh Province, police have filed a false First Information Report (FIR) against 40 unnamed Christians and arrested five, Christian leaders said.

February 26, 2010
Demonstrators from 16 Islamic organizations, including the hard-line Islamic Defenders Front, gathered on Feb. 15 to demand a stop to all activities by the Galilea Protestant Church in the Galaxy area of Bekasi City.

February 26, 2010
Middle East and Asia
The rise of Islamic extremism is putting increasing pressure on Christians in Muslim countries, who are the victims of murder, violence and discrimination. Christians are now considered the most persecuted religious group around the world.
Part 2 HERE
Part 3 HERE

February 27, 2010
Fighting broke out between Christians and Muslims when a Christian girl’s dismembered body was found near a mosque. An unknown number of deaths resulted while Catholic, Baptist and Episcopal churches in the area were burned down.

Produced by Political Islam.com
Publisher: Bill Warner; Edited by Asma Marwan

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