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Commentary: What’s the cure for ISIS? I have an idea

USA (MNN) — Islamic State is taking lives in the most barbaric ways. Beheading Christians, burning people alive, selling the organs of those they capture, and selling young girls to…

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DMMI in Peru

This is a report a report on 2014: DMMI: Dean Milley Ministries International Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada Global Worker 2014 In Peru Over 14 years ago I accepted the call to full time ministry in missions, left my full time job… Continue Reading

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Life With Boko Haram

WARNING: Content may distress some readers Recently Isaac*, an Open Doors worker in Nigeria, travelled to meet some of the women freed from Boko Haram. Taking with him a local pastor from the area, Isaac was initially denied access to the camp as security was on high alert. Returning on the second day however, the […] Continue Reading

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Khesed

Organisation & History Khesed Ministries’ directors, John & June Blacket, have been at the frontline of rebuilding nations through encouraging and facilitating the ministry of indigenous leaders for many years. After a number of years of involvement with Aborigines in… Continue Reading

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Focus-Cambodia

Focus Cambodia Inc. Focus Cambodia Inc is a not-for-profit Incorporated Association based in Perth, Western Australia. Our Director/Founder is Lesley Hewett who has had 15 years experience working with orphans and the poor in Cambodia. Other committee members, Adele Allen… Continue Reading

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New Hope for Orphans (NHO)

New Hope for Orphans (NHO) is a holistic Christian organization aimed at seeking out, caring for, educating and integrating the orphans of Cambodia into Khmer society. At NHO, we realize that every child is unique and has a gift or… Continue Reading

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Awareness Cambodia

Awareness Cambodia is a not-for-profit overseas aid organisation working in partnership with communities to directly assist some of the poorest and most underprivileged in Cambodia. With the generous support of many around the world, Awareness Cambodia raises awareness and funds… Continue Reading

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Mission Cambodia

WHAT IS MISSION CAMBODIA? The aim of Mission Cambodia is to empower the Khmer people to reach their nation for Christ. To share the love of God, through Jesus Christ and His death for our sins, His resurrection and the… Continue Reading

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G.F.A. Gospel for Asia Australia

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Nigerian Army Liberates Dozens of Women and Children Held by Boko Haram

ICC Note:  Nigerian military forces rescued 30 hostages being held by Boko Haram on Tuesday, including 21 children and 7 women from Dikwa, Borno state.  There is no evidence to suggest any of the freed captives are any of the Chibok girls. Boko Haram garnered international headlines last year when they abducted nearly 300 predominantly… Continue Reading

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Nigeria: 29 Killed in Boko Haram Attack On Borno Village

ICC Note:  Boko Haram attacked two Christian villages in Nigeria on Monday, killing 29 people, mostly Christians.  The attacks on Dille and other surrounding villages, where many Christians reside, was the fourth in the area since February of this year.  Since 2009, Boko Haram has murdered countless Christians in West Africa.  Earlier this year, the… Continue Reading

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Boko Haram Islamists burn students and villagers alive in Cameroon attack

Nigeria-based Boko Haram Islamists burnt several students and villagers alive in Cameroon just days before the multinational African task force was set to begin their operations against the militants. Local reports1)http://pulse.ng/student/tragedy-in-cameroon-9-pupils-burnt-to-death-in-boko-haram-attack-id3992385.html suggest at least nine pupils were burnt to death… Continue Reading Continue Reading

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Crisis: 6 Die In 2 Fulani/Farmers’ Clashes

ICC Note:  Within the last week, six Nigerians have been murdered in two separate Fulani herdsmen attacks, according to reports.  The first clash left three people dead, as the herdsmen fought with vigilantes in Lambata Market over the weekend.  The second attack took place in Lawo Village, this time between the herdsmen and farmers, killing… Continue Reading

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Nigeria Army Frees More than 50 Women, Children Held by Boko Haram

ICC Note:  59 Nigerians were freed from the clutches of Boko Haram, including 29 women and 25 children, according to the Nigerian army.  The hostages were freed in the continued Nigerian offensive against Boko Haram.  Earlier in the week, the Nigerian military rescued 30 other hostages, including 21 children.  Throughout Boko Haram’s insurgency, the terror… Continue Reading

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Boko Haram Crisis: 178 Captives Freed

ICC Note:  178 hostages were rescued from Boko Haram in recent days, adding to the 71 hostages that were freed last week.  Of the 178 hostages, 101 were children, according to the Nigerian military.  The recent liberation of these Boko Haram prisoners suggests that the Nigerian army has located Boko Haram strongholds where many abducted… Continue Reading

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Boko Haram Attacks Intensify in Nigeria & Cameroon

ICC Note:  Boko Haram has intensified its violent attacks in northern Nigeria and Cameroon in recent weeks.  Last Friday, a Boko Haram bomb assault killed 11 people in a market in Maiduguri, Nigeria.  The previous Saturday, 20 people died after a 12 year-old girl detonated a suicide bomb in a crowded bar in northern Cameroon.… Continue Reading

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Boko Haram Kills 16 Christian Fishermen by Slitting Their Throats off the Shores of Lake Chad

ICC Note:  Boko Haram killed 16 Christian fishermen in Nigeria late last month, according to reports.  The July 27th attack on the shore of Lake Chad saw the insurgents slit the throats of the fishermen; avoiding gunshots to likely evade the army and other authorities.  The mass murder of the 16 fishermen occurred on the… Continue Reading

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Integrating the Fulani into Modern Day Nigeria

ICC Note:  A Nigerian senator has acknowledged the violence of Fulani herdsmen against indigenous rural Christians in Nigeria, calling for a solution that he believes can lead to peace. Senator Ben Murray Bruce, the senator representing Bayelsa East in Nigeria’s National Assembly, proposed the use of more contemporary cattle ranching techniques that would prevent the… Continue Reading

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UN Rights Envoy on Five-Day Fact-Finding Mission to Burma

ICC Note:  The UN Special Rapporteur for Burma human rights is correct in saying that the country is at a crucial juncture, particularly on human rights issues.  Hopefully, she will receive the access and information that she needs, and will be frank in her report, which will come out just before the November elections. By… Continue Reading

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Islamic Extremists Target Homs, Syria

ICC Note: In spite of the threat of foreign airstrikes, militants from the extremist Islamist group ISIS have expanded their attacks into central Syria near the city of Homs. Although this offensive has not attracted major media attention, the strategic location and economic value of the city have significant implications. Control of Homs is important… Continue Reading

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Suspected Boko Haram Militants Kill Eight, Kidnap 100 in Cameroon

ICC Note: At least 8 people were killed and 100 kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram terrorists on Tuesday.  The attack occurred in a northern village in Cameroon.  In recent weeks, Boko Haram has expanded its grisly assaults from Nigeria, to countries such as Chad, Niger, and Cameroon. Boko Haram remains one of the largest threats… Continue Reading

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Eyewitness: The Women and Girls Rescued from Boko Haram in Nigeria

ICC Note:  Over the last couple weeks, the Nigerian military has rescued over one hundred captive Nigerians from the clutches of Boko Haram.  Some of the women and girls now share their harrowing experiences of living as a captive under Boko Haram, recalling how many were raped and killed at the hands of the Jihadi… Continue Reading

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ISIS Abducts Dozens of Christians from Syrian Town

At Least 230 People, Including 45 Women and 11 Children, Taken after Heavy Fighting between ISIS and the Syrian Army   08/07/2015 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Islamic State militants have captured dozens of Christian families after seizing a strategically located town in the central Syrian province of Homs, according to a monitor from… Continue Reading

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Christians Flee Syria as ISIS Advances

ICC Note: ISIS militants have continued to gain strategic territory in Syria, and the latest advance has forced thousands of Christians to flee their homes. More than 250 were abducted by the jihadists last week, including dozens of Christians. Since the fighting in Syria started in 2011 more than 600,000 Christians are believed to have… Continue Reading

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Hated Because We Want to Exist as Christians:’ Iraqi Christians Persecuted by ISIS Losing Hope

ICC Note: For many Christians from Iraq the decision of whether to stay or go is a choice between two equally challenging struggles. The violent attacks by ISIS have forced them from their homelands and now they are attempting to find a way to restart life, meeting basic needs of food, shelter, income, and education.… Continue Reading

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Boko Haram Crisis: Nigerian Military Chiefs Given Deadline

ICC Note: Nigeria’s newly elected president, Muhammadu Buhari, has given his military chiefs a deadline of three months in their mission to defeat the extreme Islamist group Boko Haram. The group launched its insurgency in 2009, leading to the deaths of at least 17,000 people, according to Amnesty International. Attacks have been largely focused in… Continue Reading

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ISIS Post Pictures Of ‘Christian Women Kidnapped In Syria Threatening That They Will Become Sex Slaves If Ransom Is Not Paid’

ICC Note: New posts on social media have provided more information about the fate of Assyrian Christians kidnapped in Syria. The images show women holding signs with their names and July 27, 2015 written on them. Assyrian rights groups have not confirmed that these women are part of the more than 220 captured in the… Continue Reading

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(formerly the China Inland Mission and Overseas Missionary Fellowship) We are OMF International (formerly the China Inland Mission and Overseas Missionary Fellowship), founded by James Hudson Taylor in 1865. We serve the church and bring the gospel to many of… Continue Reading

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New Recording Emerges of Boko Haram’s Purported Leader

ICC Note: Only a few days after the president of Chad declared him dead, the purported leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, appeared on an online recording. Then man speaking claimed to be Shekau and stated, “Woe unto liars that had claimed I’m dead.” The authenticity of the recording has not yet been verified, but… Continue Reading

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Boko Haram Crisis: ‘Dozens Drown’ Fleeing Nigeria Attack

ICC Note: Although death tolls are still being calculated, recent reports indicate that dozens have lost their lives in a recent village raid by Boko Haram. Estimates range from 60 to 160 and locals have stated that many of the villagers in Yobe state drowned while trying to escape the attackers. 08/18/2015 Nigeria (BBC) -… Continue Reading

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Asia Evangelistic Fellowship International

Profile of AEF AEF is an indigenous and interdenominational faith mission founded in Singapore in 1960 by Dr G D James.  AEF is committed to reaching Asia for Christ through the ministry of national workers who are involved in evangelism… Continue Reading

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Dehes Ministries

Mission Ministry in Kalimantan Perth-based Evangelist Sebastian reported doubling of believers in Katingan, Central Kalimantan, over the past two years. “I spent close to four months in Indonesia and by far the greatest since I started the ministry 15 years ago.… Continue Reading

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FEBC-Indonesia

We communicate the Good News among the nations by media to inspire people to follow Jesus Christ. For many, FEBC Far East Broadcast Company, Broadcasts are their first and only exposure to the hope of Jesus Christ. For others who don’t… Continue Reading

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Bold Iraqi Pastor Won’t Back Down or Flee From Islamic Extremists’ Death Threats

ICC Note: As Baghdad has erupted in protests amid the continuing conflict with ISIS, government corruption, and violence across the country, that violence came dangerously close for a prominent Iraqi pastor. On Tuesday, a bomb detonated just moments after Pastor Maher Fouad exited an auto garage in the church bus. The windows were blown out,… Continue Reading

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After Escaping ISIS, a Second Crisis Looms — Starvation

ICC Note: Across Iraq more than 3 million people were forced to flee their homes and are now living in temporary shelters or rented apartments, with almost no access to income. They survived the brutality of ISIS, but now as they face the struggle to just put food on the table they face a new… Continue Reading

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ISIS Destroys 5th Century Assyrian Monastery in Syria

ICC Note: An Assyrian monastery that dates back to the 5th century has reportedly been destroyed by jihadist militants in Syria. The Mar Elian monastery was captured by ISIS fighters earlier this month, but new photos on social media show its near total destruction. Italian Priest Fr. Paola Dall’Oglio had led the renovations of the… Continue Reading

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Boko Haram Has Killed 8,000 Members of Our Church; Says Nigerian Pastor of 176 Kidnapped Chibok Schoolgirls

ICC Note – The President of the Nigerian Brethren Church claims Boko Haram has slain more than 8,000 members of his denomination. The entire denomination, which had previously been centered in the northeast-Nigerian Borno state displaced to the central "Middle-Belt" region because of Boko Haram. 176 of the nearly 300 girls from Chibok Boko Haram… Continue Reading

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Nigeria Marks 500 Days since Boko Haram Schoolgirl Abductions

ICC Note: In Nigeria, relatives of the Chibok schoolgirls gathered to commemorate 500 days since the abduction of over 200 girls. The attack took place in April of 2014 when Boko Haram militants stormed a secondary school, taking 276 girls, 57 of whom have since escaped captivity. Although the conditions of the other 219 girls… Continue Reading

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Inside Boko Haram: Chibok Girls as Status Symbols

ICC Note: In an interview with Wolfgang Bauer, Deutsche Welle exposes the daily realities for those living life after captivity at the hands of radical Islamist group Boko Haram. August 27, 2015 marked 500 days since the abduction of the more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls in Nigeria. As the interview reveals, even after captives escape… Continue Reading

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Al-Shabaab Militants Kill at Least Seven in Southern Somali Attack

ICC Note: According to reports, militants from the radical Islamist group al Shabaab killed at least seven people on Wednesday in Somalia along Kenya’s border. Although the official number of victims is not yet confirmed, included in the group of victims were a police commander and a regional official. The group frequently attacks Christians and… Continue Reading

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Nigeria’s Boko Haram ‘Spreads to Lagos’?

ICC Note: With their centers of control disrupted in northeast Nigeria, has Boko Haram really expanded their reach to Nigeria’s south and commercial capital Lagos? BBC reports that the Nigerian intelligence agency has arrested more than a dozen Boko Haram operatives in Lagos and Enugu in July. Nigeria’s south is majority Christian compared to the… Continue Reading

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Five Things You Need to Know About USCIRF

ICC Note: USCIRF, or the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, is a one-of-a-kind government Commission designed to report on and combat religious persecution around the world. For almost twenty years the Commission has highlighted the persecution of Christians and other religious minorities, holding oppressive regimes to account for participating in or allowing persecution. The… Continue Reading

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Third Group of Sudanese Students Join ISIS

ICC Note – As the Islamic State (ISIS) recruiting numbers continue to swell, it appears they’re also pulling from sub-Saharan Africa with even women who seek to join their ranks. Sudan reports for the third time that a number of its citizens have left the country headed for Iraq and Syria through Turkey to fight… Continue Reading

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Nigeria ~ 500 Days since Chibok Abductions

The President of the Ekklisiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) has revealed that over 176 of the girls kidnapped from a school in north east Nigeria by Boko Haram terrorists last year are from families belonging to his denomination. Reverend

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Nigeria ~ Suspected Boko Haram Attack kills at Least 24

ICC Note: Islamic extremists Boko Haram stuck again in northeast Nigeria, killing at least 24 people, according to Reuters. While details remain unclear about who was the intended target, ICC’s ground sources reveal that the Damboa area where the assault happened is near where majority Christian villages in southern Borno state have been ransacked in… Continue Reading

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Syria ~ ISIS Asks Christians to Either Pay Tax, Convert to Islam or Leave Qaryatain

ICC Note: Christians still remaining in the city of Qaryatain, southeast of Homs, have been forced to pay a tax to the ISIS jihadists or face conversion or execution, local sources are reporting. ISIS has been making advances in the area in recent weeks, including the abduction of more than 200 Christians. 09/02/2015 Syria (IBT)… Continue Reading

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Thank God We Are Alive; Iraqi Christians Hold On To Faith In Face Of ISIS Persecution

ICC Note: As people recount their individual stories, each with a common theme of jihadists who had sworn to kill them if they attempted to stay, their only response is to thank God that they are still alive. The aid for many of them has come primarily through the church and organizations that serve alongside… Continue Reading

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ISIS Issues Contract of “Dhimmitude” to Give “Safety” to Syrian Christians

By Todd Daniels 09/03/2015 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern has learned that ISIS militants have issued a contract between them and the Christians of the city of al-Quaryatayn in central Syria that grants them protection of their lives in exchange for a tax and agreement to follow a set of strict… Continue Reading

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Dead or Alive – the Seven Lives of Boko Haram’s Leader

ICC News: Boko Haram’s firebrand leader Ababukar Shekau has been reported dead countless times in the past and recent military advances against the group again call into question whether or not he remains alive. Shekau has become notorious for his terrifying rhetoric self-consciously targeting Christians, his brash style mocking western leaders and media attention, all… Continue Reading

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Syria ~ ISIS Imposes Religious Tax on Christians in Syria

Photo: A new photo series purportedly released by the Islamic State shows an ISIS militant imposing the "jizya" tax on Christians in Al-Qaryatayn, near Homs, Syria. International Christian Concern has learned that ISIS militants have issued the contract in central Syria that grants the Christian protection of their lives in exchange for a tax and… Continue Reading

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Boko Haram Crisis: Cameroon Blasts Kill 19

ICC Note: Boko Haram has struck the Kerawa border region between Cameroon and Nigeria with suicide blasts that reportedly killed 19 people and injured 140, according to the BBC. Witnesses described the bombers as young girls, a recent hallmark of Boko Haram brutality where they either brainwash girls often younger than 15 to blow themselves… Continue Reading

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U.S. Ambassador Speaks Out Against Lawyer Arrests and Religious Freedom Abuses during Travel to China

ICC Note: It is good to see that the U.S. State Department’s Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom is willing to express our government’s alarm over China’s human rights abuses and infringements of religious freedom, but will the U.S. President raise these issues when China’s President Xi comes to Washington later this month?   By Brynne… Continue Reading

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Christians In Syria Commanded By ISIS To Stifle Their Faith If They Don’t Want To Die

ICC Note: ISIS has publicly released the terms it says Christians must abide or else they risk execution in a town in central Syria. The city fell to ISIS control in early August and more than 250 Christians were held captive. A few have been able to escape after paying the tax required of them… Continue Reading

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Migrant Crisis Has Reached ‘Biblical Proportions’ With Millions of Refugees Overwhelming Europe, UK Leader Warns

ICC Note: British Prime Minister David Cameron reflects much of the sentiment in Europe towards the swelling refugee crisis hitting the continent’s shores as poor, persecuted, and suffering people brave the high seas to flee Africa and the Middle East for greener pastures. Migrants include a broad range of people leaving unspeakable suffering of all… Continue Reading

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Why Would a Boko Haram Faction Want to Negotiate?

ICC Note: What is the true current nature of the Islamist militant terror organization Boko Haram that’s ravaging northern Nigeria? Is it still a cohesive network of fighters poised to regain lost territory and continue to systematically persecute the Church? Or is it broken into countless factions and ready to negotiate for some semblance of… Continue Reading

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Military Gaining Ground; Against Boko Haram: Nigeria’s Buhari

ICC Note: Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari claims the military is winning advances in the country’s northeast against Boko Haram despite reports tallying nearly 900 people killed in the crisis since Buhari assumed office. Buhari’s confidence stems from word that the ,ilitant Islamist terror group and its operatives have become limited to the confines of the… Continue Reading

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Nigeria ~ Boko Haram – 881 Killed, 376 Injured in 100 Days

ICC Note: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office just over 100 days ago and the number of Boko Haram casualties since his inauguration is staggering. The militant Islamist terror group has murdered nearly 900 people so far during Buhari’s fledgling administration. The Muslim Nigerian head of state has talked to tough on Boko Haram and… Continue Reading

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Nigeria Bomb Blast Hits Yola Camp for Boko Haram Refugees

ICC Note: At least three people have been killed in after a bomb blast rocked a displacement camp Friday where more than 1,000 children and their families are taking refuge from Boko Haram. Christians represent the majority of people displaced by the crisis because historically, Boko Haram has targeted Christian-majority villages specifically, murdering husbands and… Continue Reading

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Congressmen Push To Call ISIS Atrocities A Christian ‘Genocide’

ICC Note: As Christians and other minorities have faced some of the most severe and targeted attacks in recent history, Forty members of Congress are pushing for recognition of these events as genocide. Entire communities have been erased of a population that once numbered more than 100,000 across Mosul and the Nineveh Plains. 09/11/2015 Middle… Continue Reading

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Chibok Girls Dispersed, Some Married Off and Appointing Ministers Tough, Says Buhari

ICC Note: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says the Chibok girls have been dispersed to various locations in northern Nigeria, still captive by Boko Haram, diminishing the hopes of rescue for more than 200 young girls who were kidnapped in April 2014. He also disclosed that many of them have been married off. This is especially… Continue Reading

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Nigerian Military Says Boko Haram’s Days Are Numbered

ICC Note: As scores of Boko Haram fighters are reportedly surrendering to the Nigerian military during a ramped-up offensive against the militant Islamist terrorists, military officials claim that the group’s insurgency in northern Nigeria will soon come to an end. Boko Haram has ravaged the region since 2009, particularly targeting Christians in the past with… Continue Reading

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At Least Nine Killed in Twin Bomb Attacks in North Cameroon – Boko Haram

ICC Note: In recent weeks, Boko Haram’s deadly attacks are mounting in northern Cameroon. The latest claimed nine lives and injured 24 other people. For the past several months, the militant Islamist terrorist group and wicked persecutor of the Church continues to carry out deadly and desperate suicide attacks, often conscripting young girls to do… Continue Reading

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Alert in Ghana Over ISIS Terrorist Group Recruitment

ICC Note: Ghana’s skyrocketing unemployment leaves the poor population to Islamic State (ISIS) recruitment in the otherwise stable West African nation, according to a recent report. Global Risk Insights says that the militant Islamic terrorist group has begun recruiting in Ghana offering a "lavished lifestyle" for fighters in Iraq and Syria. The expansion of ISIS… Continue Reading

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Boko Haram Kill 400 in Cameroon Since Last Year: Amnesty International

ICC Note: Boko Haram has murdered nearly 400 people in Cameroon since last year, according to Amnesty International, a gut-wrenching statistic that reveals the Islamists’ breadth of brutality. In recent months, northern Cameroon has seen stepped-up attacks, including several suicide bombings where witnesses claimed young girls detonated themselves. The bloodshed continues, spilling over from neighboring… Continue Reading

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Boko Haram Negotiations – Buhari’s Position ‘Corroborates CCC’s’

ICC Note: With previous reports stating the Nigerian military believes Boko Haram’s days are numbered, the confirmation that members of the terrorist group are in negotiations with the Nigerian government may support earlier claims. The Chibok girls, who have been held captive since April of 2014, are believed to be the primary focus of negotiations.… Continue Reading

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Nigeria ~ Government Willing to Negotiate with Boko Haram for Chibok Girls

ICC Note: With previous reports stating the Nigerian military believes Boko Haram’s days are numbered, the confirmation that members of the terrorist group are in negotiations with the Nigerian government may support earlier claims. The  more than 200 missing Chibok girls, who are mostly Christians, have been held captive by Boko Haram since April of… Continue Reading

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Nigeria ~ Army Frees Women and Child Hostages of Boko Haram

ICC Note: The Nigerian army claims to have rescued twelve girls from a liberated Boko Haram camp in Borno State, Nigeria on Tuesday. The radical Islamist terror group has cultivated a fierce reputation for their regular kidnapping of women and girls and subjecting them to beatings, forced conversion, and sexual slavery. While the identity of… Continue Reading

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Cameroon Officials Hail Self-Defense Response to Boko Haram

ICC Note: Boko Haram struck Kolofata, Cameroon with a girl suicide bomber on Sunday, killing nine people, but according to officials, the death toll would have been much worse if a local vigilante group hand not blocked them from entering the market. Far North Region Governor Midjiyawa Bakari commended the courage of the local vigilante… Continue Reading

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Nigeria’s Boko Haram Crisis: Half a Million Children ‘Flee in Five Months’

ICC Note: The Boko Haram crisis in northern Nigeria and the surrounding region has displaced more than one million children, leaving them in horrific conditions facing malnutrition and disease. While he Nigerian military continues to gain some momentum against the radical Islamic group, Boko Haram has reverted to guerrilla tactics, which have resulted in devastating… Continue Reading

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Nigeria’s Boko Haram Crisis: Maiduguri Blasts Kill Dozens

ICC Note: According to BBC reports from northeast Nigeria, multiple detonations have occurred with early reports of 54 people killed. Statements by Shani Usman, a spokesperson, states the recent attack reflects, "the high level of desperation" by Boko Haram in recent weeks. Boko Haram is a notorious persecutor of the Church in Nigeria, regularly targeting Christians… Continue Reading

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Cameroon Must Act To Halt Boko Haram Extremism Creeping In

ICC Note: The spread of Boko Haram continues to expand into other African nations forcing governments to pursue aggressive security measures . In Cameroon, the presence of Boko Haram and its growth in the region has been supported by a new threat of religious intolerance. Sectarian infighting in other regions has resulted in civil war,… Continue Reading

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Nigeria ~ Army Frees Women and Child Hostages

Nigeria’s army has rescued at least a dozen kidnapped women and children held captive by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram. In a statement, military spokesman Col Sani Kukasheka Usman said the group was rescued as the army cleared Boko Haram camps on Monday 14

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ISIS on New Campaign to Destroy Christian Houses in Nineveh

ICC Note: According to Kurdish political leaders, ISIS has destroyed more than 20 homes of Christians and Shabak Iraqis living in the Nineveh plains. These areas were controlled by ISIS in summer of 2014 as Christians were driven from their homes. It is unclear of the exact motivation for why the homes destroyed now, but… Continue Reading

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BREAKING: ChinaAid holds press conference with persecuted Chinese pastors in Washington DC

At 2:30 today, ChinaAid, a human rights organization dedicated to promoting religious freedom in China, will hold a press conference on Capitol Hill to highlight the rapidly deteriorating conditions for Christians and other religious groups in the world’s most populous nation. The press conference comes just a day ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit… Continue Reading

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U.N. Office in Seoul Intensifying Probes of Alleged Rights Abuses in North Korea

ICC Note: Human rights abuses in North Korea are well-known, but up to now most information coming out of the closed country was gleaned from the personal stories of defectors.  It is hoped that the establishment of the UN Office specifically to investigate human rights abuses in North Korea will further substantiate the claims made… Continue Reading

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Nigerian forces free 241 women, children in Boko Haram camps, arrest kingpin

ICC Note: The Nigerian military has rescued 241 women and children from Boko Haram in a raid conducted by the Nigerian Military. The operation netted 43 arrests of extremists, including the local leader for the area. According to military spokesman Col. Sani Usman, the military arrested a suspected militant who was able to identify members… Continue Reading

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Nigerians Displaced by Boko Haram Still Fearful to Go Home

ICC Note: Displaced Nigerians escaping from Boko Haram continue to live in fear from attack as many do not wish to return home. Assurances from the Nigerian military deeming previously dangerous locations safe is not enough for some to return. To date, Boko Haram has displaced 2.1 million from their homes with nearly 20,000 dead.… Continue Reading

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Boko Haram fighters kill at least 15 in Niger village raid: sources

ICC Note: A village in southern Niger was attacked by the Islamist group Boko Haram massacring 15 villagers and raising many homes and shops. Villagers were attacked while celebrating Eid al-Adha, a Muslim festival of sacrifice, so the attack likely caught villagers by surprise. Boko Haram has recently revamped their strategy according to sources as… Continue Reading

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Kenya: Security Upped Amid Al-Shabaab Terrorism Threats

ICC Note: Threat of attacks by Al-Shabaab during the Muslim festival of Idd-ul-adha have compelled Kenyan authorities to heighten security measures. Private companies are partnering with local police to improve the security of their facilities to be better prepared for possible attacks. Al-Shabaab usually self-consciously targets Christians however, it is likely the festival season could… Continue Reading

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Somalia: David Cameron will deploy British troops to counter Al-Shabaab militants

ICC Note: British Prime Minister David Cameron approved deployment of 70 troops in Somalia to support African Union efforts in combating Al-Shabaab. Officials believe by ending the regional conflicts, it would alleviate some of the refugee crisis Europe and other continents are facing. Al-shabaab is notorious for attacking Christian communities in Kenya and the surrounding… Continue Reading

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Christian Aid Worker in Bangladesh Believed to be Murdered by ISIS

ICC Note: A Christian aid worker in Bangladesh is believed to have been murdered by ISIS earlier this week. This is the first attack to be carried out by ISIS in Bangladesh and it has put many in the country on edge. According to reports, the Christian aid worker, Cesare Tavella, was shot and killed… Continue Reading

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Nigeria ~ Boko Haram Attacks Adamawa, Kills 11 On Independence Day

ICC Note: Nigeria’s 55th independence day was rocked by another attack from the notorious Islamic radical group Boko Haram. 11 villagers were killed in the early morning hours of October 2. Militants entered the villages of Bitiku, Kubu, and Kirchinga of Madagali located in Adamawa state, destroying homes and buildings throughout their rampage. The villagers… Continue Reading

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Boko Haram suicide attack kills at least four in Niger

ICC Note: Islamist militant group Boko Haram killed 4 people in a double suicide attack on Niger-Nigerian border. Spillover of Boko Haram activity has occurred throughout the region from the northern Nigerian regions where the groups base of operations is located. Niger have detained at least 1,100 suspected Boko Haram members this year. The end… Continue Reading

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Mosul Churches Used as ISIS Slaughter Houses During Muslim Holiday

Historic Christian churches in Mosul, Iraq were turned into slaughterhouses for ISIS jihadists during the Islamic Festival of Sacrifice. This comes as just the latest atrocity as ISIS attempts to erase any presence of Christianity in a city that has nearly 2,000 years of Christian history. more.. Continue Reading Continue Reading

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Nigeria ~ Boko Haram Claims Responsibility for Abuja Blasts

ICC Note: The notorious Islamic extremist group known as Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the suicide bombings on the outskirts of Abuja, Nigeria last Friday, which killed 18 people and wounded 41. Boko Haram has increased their attacks as of late, prompting some to question whether Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s decree to end the insurgency… Continue Reading

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Boko Haram militants kill 11 Chad troops: military source

ICC Note: Eleven Chadian soldiers were killed in a firefight between African coalition forced and suspected Boko Haram militants. Seventeen Islamic radicals were killed in the battle while Boko Haram continues to push into the surrounding regions from their base of operations in northeastern Nigeria. Chadian president Idriss Deby stands firm on his belief Boko… Continue Reading

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Will ISIS go nuclear?

Debate continues over the probability and likelihood of a nuclear ISIS. While reportedly improbable, Central Asia could be a starting point for the Islamic State’s nuclear ambitions. ISIS in Central…

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Three Assyrian Christian Hostages Executed by ISIS in Syria

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  New video released on Wednesday, September 8, shows ISIS militants executing three Assyrian Christian men, believed to be among more than 250 captives taken hostage by ISIS in February, 2015 10/08/2015 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that a new video released by the Islamic jihadist… Continue Reading

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UK and Nigeria Strengthen Ties Against Boko Haram

ICC Note: President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has been appreciative of the United Kingdom’s increased support against Boko Haram. The UK has agreed to provide more training to the Nigerian Military realizing Boko Haram is no longer a local issue, but a regional and global threat. Buhari has also called for increased support in logistics,… Continue Reading

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Boko Haram Victims Find Refuge at Bakery

ICC Note: A local baker in northeastern Nigeria has taken it upon himself to provide shelter and a means to work for many young boys and other victims of Boko Haram. Most of the boys are from families of bakers in the region who were either kidnapped or killed by the Islamist group. The modest… Continue Reading

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Why Don’t Our Leaders Care? ISIS Threatens To Execute 250 Assyrian Christians

ICC Note: As ISIS has executed three Christians on camera and called for the payment of a ransom or nearly 200 more will be killed, leaders still remain unable to move forward with any real solutions. There has repeatedly been a rejection of the idea that Christians face any particular threat to their existence. Yet,… Continue Reading

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Christian Chibok Girls Alive Says Escapee

ICC Note: One Christian Chibok girl escaped from Boko Haram about two weeks ago, eventually finding herself in the hands of the joint task force assigned to defeat the terrorist group. While in military custody, she explained to them most of the girls were forced into marriage and conversion to Islam, while others were either… Continue Reading

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Christians in Syria Force to Sign Subservience Contract or Die, New ISIS Video Shows

ICC Note: A new video confirms what had been leaked a few weeks ago, Christians in the Syrian town of Qaryatayn have been forced to sign a contract stating their rights as a minority or else face execution at the hands of Islamic extremists who have taken control of the town. 10/08/2015 Syria (Christian Post)… Continue Reading

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ISIS Release 50 Assyrians Captured in Qaryatain, Syria

ICC Note: Fifty Christians previously held by ISIS militants in a central Syrian town have been released according to new reports. The reason for this release is not yet known, previously a smaller group was released after paying a jizya or religious minority tax to their Islamic “rulers.” 10/14/2015 Syria (AINA) – SIS has released… Continue Reading

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ISIS Executes 3 Assyrian Christians But Apparently No One Cares

ICC Note: An ISIS video released last week showed the cold blooded execution of three Assyrian Christians who along with more than 200 others had been held hostage since February. In the video they were made to kneel, state their name, location, and religion before being shot. The international outcry over this latest killing has… Continue Reading

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Nigeria’s Boko Haram Imagines Evil Alliance of Al-Shabaab and the Islamic State

ICC Note: In March, Nigeria’s Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram pledged their loyalty to the brutal Islamic State ushering in what could be a dangerous alliance if both truly form on cohesive terrorist organization. To further their bloody pursuit of creating an Islamic caliphate, Boko Haram has been cited attempting to court the Islamic terrorist… Continue Reading

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Dozens Dead as Boko Haram Targets Maiduguri Mosque

ICC Note: Three female suicide bombers targeted a mosque Friday morning in Maiduguri, Nigeria killing at least 39 people and injuring scores, according to the BBC. Maiduguri has been considered the birthplace of the Islamic terrorist organization Boko Haram. Reports suggest the female suicide bombers were between the ages of 11 and 15 years old.… Continue Reading

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Niger Under State of Emergency Due to Boko Haram

ICC Note: The region surrounding Diffa, Niger has been placed under a 15-day state of emergency in order to increase security through curfews and restriction of movement. The action follows a series of attacks by the Islamic radical group Boko Haram where in recent weeks, the insurgents have murdered at least 40 people. Diffa has… Continue Reading

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Christian Woman Rescued by Kenyan Military from Al-Shabaab

ICC Note: In a well-coordinated effort by Kenyan defense forces, Ms. Judy Mutua al-Shaba was rescued in Difa, Somalia after she was abducted by Al-Shabaab on October 12th. Ms. Mutua is currently recieving treatment at a secure location and will be airlifted to Nairobi in the coming days. It is wonderful news to hear of… Continue Reading

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Boko Haram Attacks Northeastern Nigerian Village Killing 11

ICC Note: Boko Haram has targeted a village in Adamawa state Nigeria once again as 12 people were killed by suicide bombers. Many of the villagers attempted to seek refuge in the nearby foliage from the attack. Unfortunately two females ran toward their location attempting to act like frightened villagers when they set of Improvised… Continue Reading

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Boko Haram Attacks Nigerian Village Killing 12

ICC Note: Boko Haram has targeted a village in Adamawa state Nigeria once again as 12 people were killed by suicide bombers. Many of the villagers attempted to seek refuge in the nearby foliage from the attack. Unfortunately two females ran toward their location attempting to act like frightened villagers when they set of Improvised… Continue Reading

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Nigerian Senator Explains 13 Factors for Boko Haram

ICC Note: Nigerian senator Shehu Sani spoke Sunday to a group of Muslim students regarding the rise of Boko Haram. He has determined 13 factors which he believes are the reason for the emergence of the terrorist organization. Of the 13 factors, the first is likely the most important which is the manipulation of religion.… Continue Reading

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ISIS Barbarity: How 100,000 Christians Fled Mosul In ONE NIGHT

ICC Note: A priest who has been one of the leading figures in caring for the displaced people of Iraq shares how overnight 100,000 people fled their homes. As ISIS jihadists carried out a genocidal cleansing, entire villages of Christians and Mosul city were emptied of communities who had lived there for more than 1,500… Continue Reading

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Nigerian Army Earn Victory Against Islamic Terrorists

ICC Note: 30 Islamic terrorists of the notorious Boko Haram organization were killed by Nigerian military and local vigilantes on the border of Adamawa and Borno states. Boko Haram continues to attack local villages in the region in their continued pursuit of an Islamic caliphate and the elimination of religious minorities, primarily Christian communities. The… Continue Reading

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Iraq ~ How 100,000 Christians Fled Mosul In ONE NIGHT. ISIS Barbarity:

                        A priest who has been one of the leading figures in caring for the displaced people of Iraq shares how overnight 100,000 people fled their homes. As ISIS jihadists carried out a genocidal cleansing, entire villages of Christians and Mosul city were emptied… Continue Reading

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Priest’s Remarkable Escape From IS

ICC Note: A Syrian priest held for nearly six months by ISIS was able to escape with help from someone he had served before. The church’s love for those in need was crucial to his survival, but for others their fate has not been so fortunate. 10/19/2015 Syria (Wazala) – Assyrian Christian leader tells how… Continue Reading

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Kenya ~ 700 Kenyans Quit Al-Shabaab, Return Home

ICC Note: 700 Kenyan men have quietly returned to their native country after leaving the Islamic terrorist group known as Al-Shabaab in Somalia. Reports indicate they have returned home on the account the deals in which they were promised were not as lucrative as they believed. Many of the 700 men are between the ages… Continue Reading

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Nigerian Army Earn Victory Against Islamic Terrorists

30 Islamic terrorists of the notorious Boko Haram organization were killed by Nigerian military and local vigilantes on the border of Adamawa and Borno states.The Nigerian military has been a major piece in the African multi-national task force assigned to seek out and eliminate the terrorist group. Learn more: http://ow.ly/TEcz4 Continue Reading

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Nigeria ~ Christian Chibok Girls Alive

One Christian Chibok girl escaped from Boko Haram about two weeks ago, eventually finding herself in the hands of the joint task force assigned to defeat the terrorist group. While in military custody, she explained to them that most of the girls were forced into

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Boko Haram Suspected in Nigeria Attack

ICC Note: Boko Haram is suspected of killing 20 on a road outsdie of Jingalta village, 45 miles north of Maiduguri in northeastern Nigeria. Reports suggest the militants were fleeing from the Nigerian military operation which saw a major victory against the Islamic group. Rather than escaping immediately, militants stopped to attack travelers, killing 20… Continue Reading

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Christians Almost Completely Destroyed By ISIS Fanatics In Syria, Says Aleppo Archbishop

ICC Note: In the midst of the Syrian conflict, Christians have come under extreme threat and in many parts of the country have been wiped out altogether. In Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, Christians have been nearly completely destroyed as ISIS battles to gain and keep control. 10/21/2015 Syria (Express) – An existential crisis is now… Continue Reading

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Chibok Girls ‘Are in Gods Hands’ According to Their Fathers

ICC Note: Kristin Wright, director of advocacy for the relief group Open Doors USA, had the opportunity to speak with some of the fathers of the kidnapped Christian Chibok school girls. During the interview Wright was able to catalog the fathers emotions and feelings as to the conditions of their kidnapped daughters. According to one… Continue Reading

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Faction of Al-Shabaab Pledges Allegiance to ISIS

ICC Note: A faction of the Somali based Islamic terror group Al-Shabaab has announced publicly their allegiance to the Islamic State. According to sources this was not a surprise as those who have pledged their loyalty to ISIS are typically the younger members as the older group remains loyal to Al-Qaeda. The Somali based group… Continue Reading

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Nigerian Police Arrest 45 in Suspected Boko Haram attack on Lagos

ICC Note: Nigerian Secret Police have arrested 45 suspected of planning an attack on the Financial district of Lagos. Much of the international community consider Lagos to be the gateway to West Africa and any attack on the area would surely send shock waves across the region, greatly affecting trade. It is considered to be… Continue Reading

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Group Records ISIS Acts Of Terror In Mosul, Iraq’s Christian Heartland

ICC Note: At great risk, a group of citizens have been documenting the atrocities committed by ISIS militants in the city of Mosul. They took over the city in June 2014 and drove out nearly all non-Sunni Muslims. Even still they continue to whip, torture, and even behead those who do not abide by their… Continue Reading

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Nigerian Army Rescues 338 from Boko Haram

ICC Note: Nigerian troops have rescued 338 people from the clutches of the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram. The operation which occurred on October 27 was conducted around the Sambisa forest in northeast Nigeria where Boko Haram considers its stronghold. Among those rescued were 192 children and 138 women. The rescue operation is one of… Continue Reading

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Boko Haram militants attack Cameroonian church

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U.N. Investigator Questions If Myanmar Poll Can Be Free and Fair

ICC Note:  As the UN human rights investigator has indicated, it is difficult to imagine how Myanmar’s upcoming elections on November 8 could be considered ‘free and fair’ when so many ethnic and religious minorities will be unable to participate. By Michelle Nichols 10/28/2015 Myanmar (Reuters) A United Nations rights investigator raised concern on Wednesday about… Continue Reading

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Nigeria ~ Nigerian Army Rescues 338 from Boko Haram

Nigerian troops have rescued 338 people from the clutches of the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram. The operation which occurred on October 27 was conducted around the Sambisa forest in northeast Nigeria where Boko Haram considers its stronghold. Among those rescued were 192 children and 138 women. Photo: Some of the 338 people who were… Continue Reading

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Nigerians Wary as they Return to Regions Previously held by Boko Haram

ICC Note: Nigerian President Buhari has vowed to defeat Boko Haram, the Islamic terrorist group, by December of 2015. In recent months, the Nigerian military have gained major victories and returned large portions of the embattled northeastern states into the hands of Nigeria once again. As regions previously held by Boko Haram return to normal,… Continue Reading

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State Human Rights Commission Appeal Seeks to Force Christian Business to Print Gay Pride T-Shirts

ICC Note: The legal battle continues for a Christian business owner, Blaine Adamson of Hands On Originals, who declined to print t-shirts for a gay pride event in 2012. The Kentucky Human Rights Commission recently filed an appeal in the attempts to make the business agree to their demands. Adamson has argued that he is… Continue Reading

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Ethiopia’s Fight to Stop Religious Persecution by Al-Shabaab

ICC Note: Ethiopia has been one of a few African nation who have been fighting with Islamic terrorism longer than most. The East African nation has been battling Al-shabaab and it’s predecessor al-Ittihad al-Islami since the 1990’s. In the decades since, Ethiopia has created a vast network of surveillance and military buffer zones to limit the… Continue Reading

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Thousands of Muslims In Northern Iraq Converting To Christianity After Witnessing ISIS Horror

ICC Note: As religiously motivated violence as driven millions from their homes, according to some reports many are leaving Islam and turning to Christianity. The atrocities committed in the name of Islam have caused many to rethink their own beliefs and to look at the Biblical teachings and what has motivated so many to provide… Continue Reading

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Boko Haram Loses 5 Camps as Nigerian Army Continues to Push Forward

ICC Note: A Nigerian army spokesperson, Col. Sani Usman, reported five terrorist camps operated by Boko Haram in Borno state have been captured and cleared. In recent months, the Nigerian army has made massive inroads against the Islamic terror group as they continue their mission to defeat the extremists by December of 2015. Borno state… Continue Reading

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Officials Building 2,500 Homes for Boko Haram Refugees in Nigeria

ICC Note: United Nations and local government officials have agreed to construct 2,500 homes in northeastern Nigeria for displaced families who have fled from Boko Haram. Thousands of Africans have been forced from their homes fleeing from the Islamic terrorist group who had once controlled much of northeastern Nigeria. Since President Buhari took office, the… Continue Reading

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Boko Haram Cannot be Defeated by Force Alone says Nigerian Methodist Bishop

ICC Note: Chibuzo Raphael Opoko, a bishop of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, spoke of the Islamic group Boko Haram and their quest for power in northeastern Nigeria. While speaking at a meetign of the Global Christian Forum in Tirana, Albania bishop Opoko explained Boko Haram cannot be defeated by force alone. In order to… Continue Reading

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Hard times for Christians in ISIS-controlled Iraq

ICC Note: The incredible hardships facing Christians in Iraq are almost too much for us to understand. The challenge to put food on the table, a roof over your children’s heads, and the chance to go to school. This challenge is one that for many families is more than they can bear. The violence perpetrated… Continue Reading

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Local Nigerian Woman Takes on Boko Haram in Unique Way

ICC Note: One woman in Northeastern Nigeria has taken it upon herself to change the narrative and approach towards combating Boko Haram. Through her personal experience during an attack by the Islamic group where she narrowly escaped death, she has determined actions must be taken by the average citizens to see change. Through interfaith interactions… Continue Reading

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Members of Somali Group Al-Shabaab Join ISIS

ICC Note: It was noted in October, members of Al-Shabaab had entered into an alliance with the Islamic State creating the potential for ISIS to expand further into Africa. The move creates further fracturing among the Somali based terror group as its secret police are attempting to root out those disloyal. Al-Shabaab is notoriously known… Continue Reading

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Nigeria Nabs First Suspect on Boko Haram ‘Top 100′ List

ICC Note: Nigerian authorities have apprehended their first major Boko Haram suspect after they posted the first ever top 100 most wanted list. The suspected was attempting to board a flight to Lagos, Nigeria’s financial and economic center, when citizens were able to identify the individual and alert authorities. Recently Boko Haram, the Islamic militant… Continue Reading

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Activists say IS group releases 37 Syrian Christian captives

ICC Note: ISIS militants in Syria have released a group of more than 37 Syrian Christians, including 27 women who were part of a group of more than 200 abducted in January from a cluster of Christian villages in NE Syria. Church leaders have been engaged in negotiations for months to secure their release. The… Continue Reading

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Nigeria Nabs Another Boko Haram Member on List of 100

ICC Note: Nigerian authorities continue to crack down hard on the Islamic group Boko Haram who has plagued the African nation for over 13 years. Recently the Nigerian army has created wanted posters with the top 100 suspected Boko Haram militants in an effort to increase vigilance among civilians. The first of the 100 was… Continue Reading

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Thousands of Christians flee ISIS onslaught in Syria

ICC Note: The situation in Syria for Christians remains one of incredibly grave danger. Even as the release of 37 hostages provided a glimmer of hope, more than 120 remain in captivity near Hassakeh and another 200 in the SW part of the country. ISIS militants continue to make territorial gains that have caused new… Continue Reading

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Hundreds of Christian Fighters Scramble to Defend Syrian Town as ISIS Advance

ICC Note: Within the context of the nearly five-year-old war in Syria, much of the country’s Christian heritage is being destroyed. Christianity has been present in Syria for nearly 2,000 years. Now many of these ancient sites have been or will be destroyed. Hundreds of fighters are attempting to defend the Christian city of Sadad… Continue Reading

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Unimaginable Horrors; Detailed in US Report on ISIS Persecution of Christians

ICC Note: The latest International Religious Freedom report, produced by the U.S. State Department highlighted the incredible persecution that Christians have faced at the hands of Islamic extremists. The report provides documentation of the many horrific accounts that have occurred on a daily basis over the past year. The report is intended to give a… Continue Reading

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Clash with Boko Haram Leaves 25 Dead in Niger

ICC Note: Boko Haram continues to ramp up attacks on the border of Niger and Nigeria as they attempt to flex their muscles. Recently the Islamic group has diminished in superiority reverted to small skirmishes and random suicide attacks. It is likely due in large part to the efforts by the local national military to… Continue Reading

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Christians Face Being Wiped Out From The Middle East Within TEN YEARS As They Are Killed By ISIS Or Forced To Flee Persecution

ICC Note: The atrocities committed against Christians and other religious minorities by Muslim extremists raise serious questions about the very existence of these communities in the Middle East. Already, the statistics have shown a massive exodus of Christians from the region and the causes of the displacement have shown no signs of slowing. 11/10/2015 Middle… Continue Reading

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Christians And Muslims Fight To Protect Ancient Christian Town Against ISIS

ICC Note: The fighting in Syria has now put another Christian town squarely in the crossfire of Islamic groups attempting to control the country and the regime of Bashar al-Assad. The historic town of Sadad has been under fire since October 31 as militants try to advance along a strategic highway linking Damascus and Homs.… Continue Reading

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ISIS Genocide Victims Do Not Include Christians, the State Department Is Poised to Rule

ICC Note: The atrocities committed by ISIS against the religious minorities of Iraq and Syria are set to be recognized as genocidal acts – but not for Christians – according to reports by journalists of the likely decision by the U.S. State Department. The consideration is that the suffering of Christians has not been so… Continue Reading

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US Government Must Designate ISIS Attacks As Genocide for All Groups

ICC Note: In light of the terrible atrocities committed by ISIS in the Middle East against religious minorities, the U.S. Government is considering officially labeling them as genocide. Yet, the current information may limit the designation to only genocide against Yazidis and exclude Christians from the distinction. This has serious implications, and as demonstrated below… Continue Reading

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Nigeria ~ 1,000 Schools Destroyed by Boko Haram, many Christian Institutions

ICC NOTE: This year alone, Boko Haram has destroyed 1,000 schools in the northeastern portion of Nigeria. Boko Haram, which means no western  or ‘non-Islamic’ education has targeted countless schools and universities since their inception as an Islamic terror group. They are most infamous for their attack and subsequent kidnapping of 276 Christian school girls… Continue Reading

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Italian Priest in Bangladesh Shot by Unidentified Gunmen Thought to be Linked to ISIS

ICC Note: An Italian priest in Bangladesh was shot and seriously wounded by unidentified gunmen thought to be linked to ISIS. This is the latest in a series of attacks on Christians and foreigners by suspected ISIS elements in Bangladesh. The government of Bangladesh has been quick to play down rumors of ISIS operating in the Muslim majority… Continue Reading

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Al-Shabaab Still a Risk of Recruiting Young Kenyans to Radical Islam

ICC NOTE: Al-Shabaab, a militant Islamic terror group in East Africa, remains a major security risk for Kenya despite inroads made against the group. Many young Kenyan men are coerced to travel to Somalia and join Al-Shabaab through empty promises of a better life and free tuition to Islamic universities. Once they arrive they are… Continue Reading

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Boko Haram in Nigeria Deadliest Terror Group According to Study

  ICC NOTE: According to a new study conducted by the Institute of Economics and Peace at the University of Maryland, the Nigerian Islamic terror group Boko Haram is the deadliest terror group. This year, the death toll of Boko Haram’s actions rose 300 percent from the previous year. Globally, in 2014 the death toll… Continue Reading

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Despite New Government, Boko Haram Still Major Threat to Nigeria

ICC NOTE: Even as Nigeria has gained a new government in the image of President Buhari, Boko Haram has continued to be a thorn in the side of the west African nation. In a span of 24 hours between November 17 and 18, 45 people died and over 100 were injured by multiple suicide attacks… Continue Reading

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Boko Haram Kills 6 and Injures 12 in Cameroon Suicide Attack

ICC NOTE: Boko Haram is suspected of targeting a village in northern Cameroon near the Nigerian border having four individuals blow themselves up killing at least six and injuring twelve others. In recent weeks, Boko Haram has increased the consistency of their attacks in the region legitimizing the latest report of the terror group as… Continue Reading

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Boko Haram Won’t Be Defeated by December Deadline, Nigerian Gov’t Admits

ICC Note: The Nigerian government has revealed that its ambitious rhetoric in the fight against Boko Haram is largely hollow and can be understood through the lens of political posturing. Nigeria seems no closer to ridding the country of the militant Islamist terror group, which has ravaged mostly Christian communities for the past six years.… Continue Reading

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Iraq’s Christians, Yezidi say Kurds failed them in fight against ISIS

ICC Note: Christians and the Yazidi minority are concerned about their long-term safety in Iraq. While the Kurds have largely been the most effective fighting force, it is not clear what the prospects would be for Christians and Yazidis in the Kurdistan region and surrounding areas of Northern Iraq. 12/01/2015 Iraq (Fox News) – Iraq’s… Continue Reading

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Boko Haram jihadists reduce Christian homes to ashes in Cameroon village attack

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Nigeria’s Education Crisis: Boko Haram Targeting Schools, Teachers, Students Is Devastating Africa’s Largest Economy

ICC Note: West Africa’s most notorious persecutor of the Church, Boko Haram, has devastated mostly Christian communities across northern Nigeria, southern Niger, and the Lake Chad region for the past six years with rape, murder, kidnapping, and suicide bombs. However, one of the lasting effects of this persecution and mayhem is that a generation of… Continue Reading

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Woman Who Survived 5 Weeks in Boko Haram Camp Speaks for First Time

ICC Note: Mercy is a 22-year old women whose name testify’s to God’s work in her life. She can tell stories of unspeakable atrocities she witnessed in captivity under Boko Haram. World Watch’s Monitor’s report details murder, church destruction, and other horrifying details of what it’s like to be a prisoner of Boko Haram. 12/5/2015… Continue Reading

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Syria ~ 25 Assyrian Christians Released by ISIS

ICC Note: Today 25 Assyrian Christians who have been held hostage by ISIS militants in Syria since February were released. The group has safely reached a nearby area and was greeted by local church leaders. Included in this group were two young boys, the first children released from more than 200 originally abducted. The total… Continue Reading

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Christian Persecution Under ISIS Is Genocide, Campaigners Say

ICC Note: Today is the first organized international day to commemorate the victims of genocide. While many rightfully look back to genocides from previous decades and centuries, the most troubling fact is the on-going genocide taking place along religious lines in the Middle East and Africa today. Christians and other religious minorities are being brutalized… Continue Reading

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Your Apathy Is Hurting ISIS Victims – A Challenge To US Christians

ICC Note: Advocates and Academics working on gaining greater recognition by lawmakers of the persecution of Christians in the Middle East have pointed to the American church as a missing piece in their campaign. If even a small percentage of those who identify as Christians in the Middle East made these issues a political expectation… Continue Reading

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Boko Haram Still a Threat as Deadline Nears

ICC Note: Some of the top government and military brass in Nigeria are saying now that success or failure in defeating Boko Haram by President Muhammadu Buhari’s December deadline depends on how you define "defeat." They cite that the military has successfully dislodged the militant Islamist terror group from most of the territory it controlled… Continue Reading

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Nigerian Troops Rescue 210 Hostages, Kill Boko Haram Terrorists in Borno State

ICC Note: Nigerian military forces have liberated 210 hostages from Boko Haram, safely escorting them to displacement camps. The group made up of mostly women, children, and the elderly testified to Boko Haram intending to use them as human shields to fend off advancing Nigerian troops. These testimonies evidence the extreme brutality that the militant… Continue Reading

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Christians Press U.S. To Call ISIL Violence ‘Genocide’

ICC Note: Church leaders – both from the region and around the world – have raised their voices to push for the U.S. Government and others to officially recognize what is happening in the Middle East as genocide. This would initiate legal steps that would provide for recourse and refuge for these communities.    12/09/2015… Continue Reading

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Rescued at Last: Christian Villages in Syria Liberated from Daesh

In the midst of the Syrian conflict, entire villages have fallen under the control of Islamic jihadist groups. While this has driven many to leave the country, some who have stayed near by are now trying to go back. This article shows in vivid images what they are returning to find.Photo: Residents of one of… Continue Reading

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Boko Haram Mlitants Kill 30 in Attack on Three Nigeria Villages, Vigilantes Say

ICC Note: Boko Haram militants continue their rampage in northern Nigeria, attacking three villages in Borno State in the northeast, killing 30 people. While the identity of the victims remains unclear, the assault resembles the kind of brutal operation the militant Islamists have exacted across the region for the past six years, slaughtering mostly majority-Christian… Continue Reading

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Christian organisations targeted as Tanzanian government bans hundreds of NGOs

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More Than 1,000 Refugees of Boko Haram Attacks Return to Nigeria

ICC Note: With Boko Haram still raging across northern Nigeria and deadly attacks reported within the last week of machete assaults and suicide bombings in Borno State, more than 1,000 Nigerian refugees are returning home from Cameroon where they were refugees. Boko Haram’s deadly campaign of terror has targeted primarily Christians over the past six… Continue Reading

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Nigeria ~ 18 Chibok Parents Have Died as Wait for Girls Goes On

ICC Note: More than a year and a half has passed since Boko Haram kidnapped nearly 300 mostly Christian young girls from Chibok, Nigeria in April 2014. Since then, most still remain missing and as a result, 18 parents of the girls have died from stress-related illness such as heart attacks. Several others are now… Continue Reading

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ISIS Sets Its Sights on the East

• This month’s ISIS manifesto claims India as part of Islamic Caliphate and, referring to the recent resurgence of Hindus in the country, states: “a movement of Hindus is growing who kill Muslims who eat beef.” • ISIS flags and… Continue Reading Continue Reading

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UN: Critics Wrong On Christian Syrian Refugees

ICC Note: Amongst all the debate over refugees, the complicated process of applying for resettlement is now being debated on center stage. Yet, very few people really understand the details of the process that often can stretch for years and which frustrates even the most seasoned of experts. Yet, many are searching to find out… Continue Reading

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Radical Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Kill 15 Christians in Plateau State, Nigeria

ICC Note: Radical Muslim Fulani militias strike again, this time murdering women and children outside Plateau State’s capital of Jos. The victims include three children ages one to three and their grandmother who tried to protect them. The Fulani issue in Nigeria is one that the government continues to ignore as Christians continue to face… Continue Reading

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Christian Female Battalion Formed to Fight ISIS in Syria

ICC Note: The fight for survival of Christians in Syria has forced many residents to either flee or take up arms. The Syrian military has been unable to defend their lands, and residents have had to form independent militias to defend their homes. Now even Christian women are joining in the fight against the militants… Continue Reading

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Kenyan President Praises Muslims Who Saved Christians From Al-Shabaab Attack

ICC Note: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta calls for unity between Christians and Muslims over the Christmas holiday, and honored those Muslims who protected Christians during an al-Shabaab attack on a bus in northeast Kenya on Monday. Kenyan Muslims riding the bus refused to separate from the Christians, helped disguise them with their own clothing, and… Continue Reading

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Boko Haram Violence Forces One Million Children Out of School: U.N.

ICC Note: Children are victims of Boko Haram, even if they aren’t directly killed, kidnapped or injured by the militant Islamists. As a result of a calamitous and deadly six-year insurgency in the Lake Chad and northern Nigeria region, Boko Haram has murdered upwards of 15,000 people, most of whom are Christians, has displaced more… Continue Reading

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ISIS releases 25 Assyrian Christians in Syria

ICC Note: On Christmas morning, 25 more Assyrian Christians who have been held hostage since February were released by the Islamic jihadists of ISIS. The group largely consisted of women and children. The total released now has risen to nearly 150 of the more than 200 who were captured. 12/25/2015 Syria (Al-Arabiya) – An Assyrian… Continue Reading

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Christmas Day Massacre: Boko Haram Kills 16, Including Children

ICC Note: Boko Haram has left an entire village in ashes, raising Kimba, Nigeria to the ground in a Christmas day massacre where militants slaughtered 16 people and burned homes. The attack comes after a string of years where the Islamist extremist terrorists have intentionally targeted Christians on the day when they remember Jesus’ birth.… Continue Reading

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ISIS Bomb Assyrian Homes, Monastery in Iraq, Cemeteries Vandalized

ICC Note: A monastery and ten Assyrian Christian homes were bombed by ISIS in northern Iraq. The  attack happened in the Tel Kepe village in northern Iraq. This comes even as Iraqi security forces made progress against ISIS militants in retaking the strategic city of Ramadi in Western Iraq. The country remains in chaos as… Continue Reading

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Boko Haram Attacks Northeast Nigerian City, Town, 80 Killed

ICC Note: The death toll continues to climb to shocking heights in the Maiduguri area of Nigeria where Boko Haram has struck in a cluster of attacks over the last two days with the the body count climbing as high as 80. The upsurge seems to represent a brazen challenge to President Muhammadu Buhari’s assertion… Continue Reading

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Christians Still Suffering at the Hands of Boko Haram Despite Promises of Relief

12/30/15 Washington, DC (International Christian Concern) – Since Christmas Day, hardline Islamist terrorists from Boko Haram (BH) have murdered nearly 100 people in attacks ranging from Maiduguri and its surrounding towns in Borno State, to Madagali in Adamawa State, northeast Nigeria. The Islamic State (IS)-affiliated, Nigeria-based militants continue to levy devastating destruction, particularly upon communities in… Continue Reading

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More than 55,000 died in Syria in 2015 as ISIL claims twin attacks in Syrian Christian neighbourhood

      More than 55,000 were killed in Syria during 2015, the fifth year of the conflict. The grim figure comes as Christmas celebrations were rocked in the NE city Qamishli by three bombs detonated in Christian restaurants, killing at least 13 Christians among the 17 dead and dozens more wounded. Learn more: http://ow.ly/WA0zI Continue Reading

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A Cold Wind Blows for Nigerians Made Homeless By Boko Haram

ICC Note: Surviving a Boko Haram attack rarely ever represents the end of suffering for Nigerians, but merely the beginning, Millions of Nigerians displaced by the Islamist terror insurgency n ow face challenges such as homelessness and hunger, which makes the West African cold season that much more difficult. International Christian Concern (ICC) has worked… Continue Reading

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Surviving Nigeria’s Boko Haram

ICC Note: Do you ever wonder what it’s like to survive a Boko Haram attack? The following report tells of this experience in harrowing detail. Dalori is a displacement camp in Maiduguri, Nigeria, the center of the ongoing Boko Haram insurgency where 18,000 people have taken refuge. If surviving murderous threats, gunfire, persecution, and razing… Continue Reading

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Boko Haram, ISIS, Al-Shabab: Christians Must Pray Without Ceasing, Pastor Says

ICC Note: The global media have hammered Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari for his statements on Christmas Eve saying that Boko Haram is "technically defeated." One Nigerian pastor says the only way to rid the Islamist terror organization from Nigeria is through repentance and prayer. Boko Haram has particularly ravaged Christian communities during its six-year insurgency… Continue Reading

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This Is What It’s Like To Be Christian And Live Under ISIS

ICC Note: In an extremely rare interview, a Christian who lived for months under the control of ISIS has told what it was like as a Christian living with the extremists group. The brutality and horrors we’ve heard of were his daily realities. The difference between the ISIS extremists and the Muslim friends and neighbors… Continue Reading

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ISIS Claims Responsibility for Murder of Muslim Convert to Christianity in Bangladesh

ICC Note: The Islamic radical group, ISIS, has claimed responsibility for the murder of a Muslim convert to Christianity in Bangladesh reports Christian Network News. According to the report, the victim had converted to Christianity in 2001. However, there still seems to be conflicting reports regarding the conversion according to family members. Last Thursday, the victim was found stabbed… Continue Reading

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Plight of Iraqi Christians: Bishops Highlight Harsh Situation of Refugees from ISIS

ICC Note: More than 18 months have passed since the attack of ISIS jihadists in Iraq sent hundreds of thousands of fleeing for their lives. As they fight to survive a second winter, the situation remains desperate for many. Basic needs like shelter, food, and clothing are in short supply. The lack of jobs, schooling,… Continue Reading

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ISIS Releases 16 Assyrian Christian Hostages

ICC Note: 16 Christian hostages were released following the ISIS abduction of more than 200 Christians from northern Syria earlier this year.  The release followed an ISIS video execution of three of the prisoners with a demand for ransom. Over 60 Christian Assyrians remain in ISIS captivity near Hasakah, Syria. 01/15/2016 Syria (Christian Today) ISIS has… Continue Reading

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Christian Persecution Up 20% in India Claims Christian NGO

ICC Note: The Catholic Secular Forum has claimed that Christian persecution in India has seen a dramatic rise over the past year. According to the groups own research, they claim that persecution is up "at least 20%" in 2015. Many attribute this to the current federal government in India that is run by a Hindu nationalist party. Whether actively… Continue Reading

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Christians Among Those Held as Slaves by ISIS

ICC Note: The United Nations released a Joint Report providing details of ISIS’s 3,500 slaves being held under tortuous conditions.  Among the slaves are Christians from Northern Iraq, and many areas of Syria.  The report lists the brutal and violent executions, including those of child soldiers, carried out by ISIS against its “population” of slaves.… Continue Reading

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Cameroon’s Muslims and Christians Unite Against Boko Haram

ICC Note: In the fight against Boko Haram, sometimes there’s good news. The Nigeria-based Islamist terror organization has ravaged northeast Nigeria, the Lake Chad region, and northern Cameroon for the past six years, especially targeting Christians for murder, forced conversion, kidnapping, and rape, among other atrocities. Recently, they’ve employed suicide bombers, targeting churches, markets, and… Continue Reading

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The ‘Lost’ Chibok Girls

ICC Note: More than 600 days after Boko Haram abducted nearly 300 mostly Christian girls in April 2014, the majority remain missing with little hope that they will ever be returned. In all likelihood, they have faced all manner or tortures and persecutions, probably being sold into sexual slavery as forced wives of Islamist militants.… Continue Reading

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Historic Christian Monastery Demolished by ISIS

01/21/2016 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) -The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) completely destroyed the St. Elijah Monastery-a 1400 year old Christian Monastery in Iraq. The Associated Press (AP) confirmed the news with exclusive satellite images published early on Wednesday, January 20. It had been preserved and treasured by the Christians in… Continue Reading

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Egyptian Christians Released from ISIS: Greeted by President El-Sisi

ICC Note: ISIS released 20 Christian Egyptians from intense captivity in Libya.  They were greeted by Egyptian President El-Sisi when they arrived back in Egypt, as the Egyptian government has repeatedly called on Egyptian expatriates in Libya to immediately return home with the rise of ISIS influence in Libya. 01/20/2016 Cairo (Coptic Solidarity) – Twenty… Continue Reading

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ISIS Blows Up Homes and Churches to Punish Christians and Dissenters

ICC Note: In addition to slavery, murder, and forced displacement, ISIS punishes Christians in Iraq by leveling their homes, villages, schools, and residential communities.  The United Nations has stated that ISIS’s goal is to present the destruction of all Christian communities and other dissenters as an example to anyone who attempts to go against the… Continue Reading

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Algeria Detains Suspected Islamic Extremists Headed to Join ISIS in Libya

ICC Note: Algeria has detained many Moroccan nationals allegedly attempting to cross through Algeria en route to Libya as ISIS recruits.  Libya has become an ISIS stronghold in Northern Africa, leading stable countries like Tunisia and Egypt to strengthen their national security measures along the Libyan borders in order to protect against ISIS fighters leaving… Continue Reading

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ISIS Attacks Christian Neighborhood in Syria, Killing Three

ICC Note: ISIS bombed a Christian neighborhood on January 24, adding to a never-ending list of target attacks against Christian populations in Iraq and Syria.  The attack occurred in a Kurdish city, and the residents noted that despite the ISIS responsibility announcement, they are always targeted because of their faith. 1/24/2016 Syria (UCA News) – An attack… Continue Reading

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ISIS Releases 22 Assyrian Christian Hostages, Executes 3. Hundreds More Still Missing.

ICC Note: After months of negotiations for high ransom, ISIS released another small group of Assyrian Christians who will have to be reintegrated into society after such a traumatic ordeal. The Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria kidnapped several hundred Assyrian Christians in 2015 from the cities of Hosaka (Province), Qaryatain, and Khabur. among others as… Continue Reading

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Nigeria ~ Villagers burnt alive by Boko Haram

Please pray for our brothers and sisters in north-eastern Nigeria, whose village has been attacked by Boko Haram gunmen. The Islamist terrorists, who were dressed in soldiers’ uniforms, attacked the village of Dalori, six miles from the city of Maiduguri, on Saturday. They arrived on motorcycles and in trucks and killed between 50 and 65… Continue Reading

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NEWS | 30 Killed, 40 More Wounded as ISIS Bombs Suburban Neighborhood in Syria

Reports coming in show that ISIS has taken responsibility for bombing a residential neighborhood outside of Damascus Syria. 30 were killed and 40 more people were injured, including women and children. Christian populations living amongst the Shi’a Muslims have feared the growing threat from ISIS influence throughout Syria. Learn more: http://ow.ly/XO9AY Continue Reading

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Nigeria ~ Villagers Burnt Alive by Boko Haram

Please pray for our brothers and sisters in north-eastern Nigeria whose village has been attacked by Boko Haram gunmen. The Islamist terrorists, who were dressed in soldiers’ uniforms, attacked the village of Dalori, 10 kilometres from the city of Maiduguri, on Saturday 30 January. They

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EU is Unaninmous: “What ISIS is Doing is Genocide”

ICC Note: When a governing body labels violence as “genocide,” this actually creates an international legal obligation for Member States of the United Nations to defend and protect the victims.  This is why the unanimous declaration by the European Parliament was such an incredible step forward to help the religious minorities that have been systematically assaulted… Continue Reading

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Our Girls Can Be Found, Chibok Community Says

ICC Note: The parents of more than 200 girls still missing from Chibok, Nigeria after their April 2014 abduction are holding out hope that their daughters are alive and could be rescued. The group says hope rests in the knowledge that the girls remain alive, as far as reports have showed and that none have… Continue Reading

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The Horrors of Boko Haram

ICC Note: Just weeks following the January 30 Boko Haram massacre of villages around Maiduguri  in northeast Nigeria, the country faces difficult questions about how to continue to battle the lingering insurgency, considering the rampant corruption and human rights abuses present in the military. President Muhammadu Buhari’s Christmas Eve comments asserting Boko Haram "technically defeated,"… Continue Reading

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UN Report on Syria: Summary Executions, Torture, Illegal Makeshift Courts Among Terrible Details

ICC Note: The United Nations (UN) Committee tasked with investigating human rights violations in Syria released a report showing the horrific details against all detainees held by radical groups, in addition to ISIS.  Al Nusra is one such group that claims the banner of "anti-Assad" opposition, but practices tactics that are just as dangerous to… Continue Reading

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Alleged Recruiter of Terrorists for ISIS, Others, Arrested in Nigeria

ICC Note: If Islamic State (ISIS)-affiliated Boko Haram didn’t represent a large enough threat to the Church in Nigeria, enter ISIS proper. State security officials are reporting the arrest of individuals tied to various ISIS cells in northern Nigeria. ISIS and Boko Haram have proven themselves perhaps the largest persecutors of Christians in the world… Continue Reading

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Boko Haram Commander on Missing Chibok Girls: I Know Where They Are

ICC Note: Rumors abound these days speculating on the whereabouts of the more than 200 missing Chibok girls whom Boko Haram kidnapped in April 2014. The reignited fervor surrounding the topic resurfaced when former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo publicly opined that the present administration has been lying and providing false hope that the girls could… Continue Reading

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