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25 December 2012

Bomb Found in Poso Police Station on Christmas

20121225133812355.jpgPoso, Central Sulawesi. A bomb was found in a police station in the Central Sulawesi town of Poso this morning, as local Christian communities celebrated Christmas. 

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13:38 Posted in Indonesia | Permalink | Comments (0) |  Facebook |

Gunmen kill six at Nigerian Christmas service

nigeria-m_17.jpgnorthern Nigeria during a midnight mass on Christmas Eve, killing six people including the pastor, before setting the building ablaze, residents and police said Tuesda Gunmen attacked a church in

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13:33 Posted in NIGERIA | Permalink | Comments (0) |  Facebook |

Rotten Egg Attack Mars Indonesia Christmas Celebration

j0177947.jpgMore than 200 Indonesian Muslims threw rotten eggs at Christians wanting to hold a Christmas mass near land outside Jakarta where they plan to build a church, police and a witness said.

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13:31 Posted in Indonesia | Permalink | Comments (0) |  Facebook |

Christian Indonesians Live In NJ Church's Sanctuary to Avoid Deportation

ht_church_sanctuary_tk_121224_wg.jpgThis Christmas marks Day 295 for a central New Jersey church playing host to a group of Indonesians living within its sanctuary.

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Father Christmas off air in Uzbekistan

_64881551_uzbek-santa-snowmaiden-families.jpgTelevision viewers in Uzbekistan looking for the familiar features of Father Christmas on their screens this year will be disappointed following an unofficial ban by the state broadcaster.

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13:24 Posted in Uzbekistan | Permalink | Comments (0) |  Facebook |

Egypt tourism slump blamed on Islamist rule

465680-giza-pyramids.jpgFOR millennia, the Sphinx guarding Cairo's famed pyramids has gazed upon the rise and fall of civilisations and the passage of countless visitors.

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13:20 Posted in Egypt | Permalink | Comments (0) |  Facebook |

24 December 2012

Fear keeps Egypt’s Christians away from polls

954540707.jpgA campaign of intimidation by Islamists left most Christians in this southern Egyptian province too afraid to participate in last week’s referendum on an Islamist-drafted constitution they deeply oppose, residents say. The disenfranchisement is hiking Christians’ worries over their future under empowered Muslim conservatives.

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04:31 Posted in Egypt | Permalink | Comments (0) |  Facebook |

Salafist video threatens to take German hostages

46885.jpgThe three-minute video, posted on an Islamist page, praises the "lion Murat K." and promises, "We will not rest until we have freed you from captivity."

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04:25 Posted in German | Permalink | Comments (0) |  Facebook |

18 December 2012

Two Igbo Students Killed By Gunmen In Kano

igbo-students-killed-in-kano-300x167.jpgThe non-Muslim population resident in the Muslim dominated northern Nigerian State of Kano continues to suffer death in the hands on the native Kano indigene.

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01:26 Posted in NIGERIA | Permalink | Comments (0) |  Facebook |

Group of Christian women banned from voting in Egypt’s referendum

640x392_41650_255279.jpgA group of Egypt’s Christian women voters were banned on Saturday in Cairo’s Nasr City from casting their ballot in a disputed constitutional referendum, an Al Arabiya correspondent and AFP reported. 

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01:18 Posted in Egypt | Permalink | Comments (0) |  Facebook |

Shiite ayatollah launches fatwa: Iraqi Christians, conversion to Islam or death

20101144163253-news1.jpgBaghdad (AsiaNews) - An Advent of light and shadow for Iraq's Christians, who are celebrating the reopening of the cathedral of Baghdad but at the same time subjected to new - and heavy - threats from a radical Shiite Muslim leader. From studies of a television broadcaster based in Egypt, an Iraqi Ayatollah launches a fatwa against the religious minority on the eve of Christmas:

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01:15 Posted in IRAQ | Permalink | Comments (0) |  Facebook |