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29 Syrian Christians killed in Aleppo during violent onslaught after threat from Turkey in approach to anniversary of Armenian genocide

Armenian and other solidly Christian neighbourhoods of Aleppo are reeling from a deadly rebel attack last week that peaked on Friday night (10 April) with rockets killing some 29 people, many of them children. At least 56 Christians were injured and seven Christian homes totally collapsed.

Aleppo has been left in ruins by months of fighting

Aleppo has seen massive destruction in the current conflict

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It was “a hell” said one Christian leader in Aleppo, describing the five hours from 9 pm until 2 am on Friday night and Saturday morning in which rockets rained down on the Christian homes. The final rocket to fall weighed 350kg but did not explode.

At least ten or eleven children were killed as they slept. In one home, a mother and her four children all died. But better news came on Saturday night when four other children were found alive under the ruins of one building.

 

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Hindu Extremists Block Good Friday Service, Beat Christians in Uttar Pradesh, India Pastor ordered to vacate rented property. By Our New Delhi Correspondent
http://morningstarnews.us6.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=7ec6d7eb2533a90581f839110&id=b7e5f0e026&e=b2cec00157NEW DELHI, April 10, 2015 (Morning Star News) – Under pressure from Hindu extremists, local officials kept a church from meeting on Good Friday (April 3) in India’s Uttar Pradesh state and ordered the pastor to vacate the property, the church leader said.

Pastor Daniel Singh of Salvation for Asia Church in Swar, near Rampur, told Morning Star News his two-year lease of the land allowed him to build a worship site, but Hindu extremists in the northern state have been threatening to burn his church building if he does not leave the property.

Isis ‘tentacles’ spreading in Muslim community, warns Rochdale imam

Locals urged to resist lure of Islamic State as local councillor’s son named among nine locals arrested on Syrian border

Waheed Ahmed, the son of Rochdale councillor Shakil Ahmed, leaves hospital after a medical checkup and fingerprinting in Hatay province, Turkey.

Waheed Ahmed, the son of Rochdale councillor Shakil Ahmed, leaves hospital after a medical checkup and fingerprinting in Hatay province, Turkey. Photograph: Anadolu Agency

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An imam in Rochdale has warned that the “tentacles of Isis” are spreading far and fast through the Muslim community as it emerged that a local Labour councillor’s son was among nine people from the town arrested on the Turkish-Syrian border.

 

Egypt Anti-Christian Violence: Church Commemorating ISIS Coptic Victims Attacked

 

Coptic church in Egypt
A church commemorating the Coptic victims of the Islamic State was attacked in the southern Egyptian province of Minya Friday, in the latest incident of violence against the Christian minority. Copts are pictured here outside a church in Minya's al-Our village, Feb. 16, 2015.Reuters/Asmaa Waguih

Over 100 Christians arrested for lynching 2 in Pakistan

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Pakistani protesters take cover during clashes with police on Monday. Christian protesters clashed with police a day after Taliban bombers killed more than a dozen people in suicide attacks on two churches in the city.

Over 100 Christians have been arrested for allegedly being part of a mob that lynched two men after Taliban suicide attacks on two churches in Pakistan's biggest Christian colony that killed 17 people.

Confirming the arrests, a senior investigation officer said that more than 100 Christian protesters were arrested. They are currently being investigated by the police to determine their role in the protests.

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Fears British medics crossed into Syria

At least nine British medical students and doctors are feared to have travelled to Syria to work in areas controlled by Islamic State (IS).

A former Assad building in Syria

The students are believed to have travelled to Syria more than a week ago

At least nine British medical students and doctors are feared to have travelled to Syria to work in areas controlled by Islamic State (IS).

The group - all in their late teens or early twenties - had been studying in Sudan.

Some of their relatives, who have travelled to the Turkish Syrian border, told the BBC they are gravely concerned about their welfare.

They are believed to have travelled to Syria more than a week ago.

Abdelhakim Belhadj, Washington's Al Qaeda Ally Now Leading ISIS in Libya

By Eric Draitser

Global Research, March 10, 2015

The revelations that US ally Abdelhakim Belhadj is now leading ISIS in Libya should come as no surprise to those who have followed US policy in that country, and throughout the region. It illustrates for the umpteenth time that Washington has provided aid and comfort to precisely those forces it claims to be fighting around the world.

According to recent reports, Abdelhakim Belhadj has now firmly ensconced himself as the organizational commander of the ISIS presence inside Libya. The information comes from an unnamed US intelligence official who has confirmed that Belhadj is supporting and coordinating the efforts of the ISIS training centers in eastern Libya around the city of Derna, an area long known as a hotbed of jihadi militancy.

Dozens of suspected militants killed in Egypt’s North Sinai: sources

ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Egypt’s military killed dozens of suspected Islamist militants in an operation in Sinai, security sources said on Wednesday, while state media reported the kidnapping of a businessman in the region.

Apache helicopter gunships killed 18 suspected militants after they destroyed four vans in North Sinai, security sources in the remote but strategic region said.

Bishoy Armia Bolis (Formerly Mohammed Ahmed Hegazy) solicitor's face official obstruction in lodging an appeal

Bishoy Armia Boulous

Bishoy Armia Bolis (Formerly Mohammed Ahmed Hegazy solicitor, Mr Akram Gobrial is facing obstruction and intransigence from minor figure in the Egypt Legal system which will result in failure to take the case against Bishoy to the cassation court.

So far the lawyer travelled 4 times to Minya governorate to obtain the court ruling against the 1 year sentence for Bishoy alleged " activities which harm public interest, spreading false rumours, and possessing a camera" which working as correspondent for Tarek TV channel.

The legal system in Egypt is sound at the high level but such obstruction from minor figures in the system, such as court clerks would hinder justice. We ask the Attorney General to stop events which make mockery of justice system and reflects badly on Egypt's image.

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Imran Khawaja, British Jihadi Who Faked His Own Death, Is Jailed For 12 Years

 
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Armed British police officers stand on guard near the French Institute and French School in the South Kensington area of London, on the same day the new edition of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo went on sale in France, with copies expected to arrive at vendors to be sold in London on Friday, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015.    (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) | ASSOCIATED PRESS
                 

LONDON (AP) — A British jihadi who faked his death in an attempt to secretly return to England from Syria was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison.

Imran Khawaja, who joined a faction aligned with the Islamic State group and attended an extremist training camp in Syria for six months, had appeared in the group's online propaganda videos — including one in which he posed with a man's severed head.

Charlie Hebdo Protestors Ransack Christian School in Pakistan, Demand Closure

Security said to be lax just weeks after massacre at school in Peshawar

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Outside Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris two hours after attack. (Thierry Caro via Wikipedia)

LAHORE, Pakistan, January 29, 2015 (Morning Star News) –

Among several protests across Pakistan against a French satire magazine’s cartoons of Islam’s prophet Muhammad, hundreds of Muslims in a terrorist-infested northwestern province on Monday (Jan. 26) stormed a Christian school, demanding its closure.  

Some 300 protestors from local schools and colleges entered the premises of Panel High School for Boys in Bannu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, after jumping its outer walls and forcing open the gates, principal Fredrick Farhan Das told Morning Star News by phone.

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Attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula by militants with possible ISIS ties leave at least 26 dead

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Militants with possible Islamic State ties struck more than a dozen army and police targets in the restive Sinai Peninsula with simultaneous attacks involving a car bomb and mortar rounds on Thursday, killing at least 26 security officers.

An Army spokesman immediately blamed former Islamist President Mohammed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood of orchestrating the attack, which killed 25 Army soldiers and one policeman.

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UK Jihadi Who Faked Death Admits Terror Offences

The 27-year-old posed with a severed head while he was in Syria, before trying to slip back into Britain unnoticed.

 

A British jihadist who faked his death faces years behind bars after admitting a string of terror offences following his return from Syria.

Imran Khawaja, from Southall in west London, spent six months in the war-torn country last year and attended a terror training camp.

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Belgian anti-terror raid in Verviers leaves two dead

Police in Verviers. 15 Jan 2015

Two suspected jihadists have been killed in an anti-terror operation in eastern Belgium, officials say.

A third person had been arrested in the raid in Verviers and weapons are reported to have been recovered.

Prosecutor Eric Van Der Sypt told reporters police had targeted a group returning from Syria who had been about to launch attacks in a matter of hours.

Largest Islamic Body in the World Calls for More Anti-Free Speech Laws in Wake of Charlie Hebdo Attack

By Patrick Poole

Last week’s terror attack targeting French magazine Charlie Hebdo's office in Paris has sparked a global conversation about the nature of free speech, with the “Je Suis Charlie” hashtag in support of the murdered Charlie Hebdo staff going viral and becoming the most used hashtag in the history of Twitter.

But this afternoon, the UN representative for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Ufuk Gokcen, was expressing another view with respect to free speech.

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Paris Charlie Hebdo attack: live

Latest updates after attack in which three suspect al-Qaeda gunmen attack offices of Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical magazine, with 12 dead


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By , Barney Henderson and David Millward

• Three suspects named; one, Hamyd Mourad, hands himself in
• Brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi remain at large
• Seven 'friends and associates' of suspects arrested
• National day of mourning declared; midday silence
Policeman seriously injured in second Paris shooting
• Paris Charlie Hebdo attack: January 7 as it happened

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08.47 One of the gunmen in the attack this morning in southwest Paris was wearing a bullet-proof vest when he fired on police officers with an automatic, seriously injuring one of them, a police source said.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve is rushing to the scene of the incident near Porte de Chatillon south of Paris.

Charlie Hebdo: Gun attack on French magazine kills 12

Ambulances gather in the street outside the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's office, in Paris, 7 January 2015.

Video uploaded to YouTube shows the attackers fleeing after shooting a police officer

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A major police operation is under way to find three gunmen who fled by car.

President Francois Hollande said there was no doubt it had been a terrorist attack "of exceptional barbarity".

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Suspected Arsonist Sought in Fire at Bible Distribution Center in Istanbul, Turkey

Fire officials thought to have tried to downplay likelihood of arson.

By Our Middle East Correspondent
David Byle amid fire damage at Bible Correspondence Course in Turkey. (Morning Star News)ISTANBUL, Turkey, December 20, 2014 (Morning Star News) – Turkish authorities are searching for a suspected arsonist in connection with a fire here that destroyed thousands of New Testaments and other Christian books.


The fire started at approximately 7 p.m. on Dec. 7 at the offices of the Bible Correspondence Course in Turkey (BCC-Turkey), located in a multistory building that also houses a church in the Kadikoy neighborhood of Istanbul, according to officials of the ministry.
 

U.S. Congressmen Call on Egyptian Government to Release Jailed Christian Convert

Letter Highlights Torture, Lack of Process for Egyptian Citizens to Change Religious Affiliation

12/19/2014 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that nine members of the United States Congress today sent a letter to the Egyptian attorney general calling for the immediate release of Bishoy Armia Boulous, a Coptic Christian convert from Islam jailed by Egyptian authorities since December 3, 2013.

Bishoy Armia Boulous

Bishoy Armia Boulous

The letter, led by Congressman Gus Bilirakis of Florida, states that Bishoy was jailed on charges “clearly related to his religious conversion” and that he has “reportedly been harassed and physically attacked on several occasions by officials of the Tora Prison in South Cairo.” Sent to Attorney General Hisham Barakat and President el-Sisi, the letter goes on to say, “The dropping of all charges against Mr. Boulous and his swift release will help to demonstrate not only your administration’s commitment to equal protection under the law…but that millions of men and women across Egypt need not fear government prosecution simply for choosing to change their religious beliefs.”

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The Plague Of Radical Islam Strikes Again, In Sydney

A hostage runs for safety after she escaped from a cafe under siege in central Sydney, Australia, on Monday. AP

A hostage runs for safety after she escaped from a cafe under siege in central Sydney, Australia, on Monday. AP 

War On Terror: Monday's Sydney cafe attack is a reminder, as if we needed one, that radical Islam continues its lethal war on Western civilization. It remains critical for the West to get rid of this plague.

The 18-hour siege by a deranged gunman holding hostages in a little Sydney cafe across from the Reserve Bank of Australia, leaving two innocent people dead before Australian police stormed the place, was as much the work of Islamic radicals as other terror attacks.


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