• A cultural genocide before our eyes

    The last time Akida Pulat saw her mother, renowned Uighur anthropologist Rahile Dawut, was in 2016. Dawut had come as a visiting scholar to the University of Washington, where Pulat was studying for her master’s degree. She remembers her mother spending hours cooking Uighur polo, a... Read more
  • Iran sentences Christian convert to 10 lashes for ‘disturbing public order’

     Iran has sentenced a 21 year-old Christian woman to prison and lashing for “disturbing public order,” after she protested the destruction of a passenger jet by the military. Mary (Fatemeh) Mohammadi, a 21 year-old Iranian convert to Christianity, was arrested on Jan. 12 after... Read more
  • Missionary Catholic bishop who toiled in the heart of Islam dies on Easter Sunday

    A bishop who died on Easter Sunday after a lifetime of ministry in some of the most difficult places in which to be a Christian, has been praised for his “courageous and dynamic apostolate in the heart of Islam.” Comboni Missionary Bishop Camillo Ballin, who died on April 12 at age... Read more
  • How “Triggerism” Replaced Factualism on Islam

    One upon a time, whenever two or more parties disagreed, the logical thing for them to do was resort to argumentation: it was not enough to say “I’m right and you’re wrong” (unless they were children).  The winner of the debate was the one who could better substantiate their... Read more
  • The Writing on Egypt’s Wall

    In the summer of 2018, a ludicrous string of events involving Egyptian blasphemy laws and mob rule cul­minated in the upheaval of an entire family. Egyptian authorities arrested Abd Adel Bebawy, a Coptic Christian, after he posted an image of God, the angel Gabriel, and a verse from the Quran... Read more
  • Christian in Pakistan Tortured to Death for Bathing in Muslims’ Well

    International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Saleem Masih, a 22-year-old Pakistani Christian, was severely tortured by a Muslim landlord in Pakistan’s Kasur District because he used the landlord’s tube-well to bathe. Three days later, on February 28, Saleem died at Lahore General... Read more
  • Finding freedom

    Deep inside the walls of Evin Prison in Iran’s capital city of Tehran, a team of officials guard as many as 15,000 inmates they deem some of the most dangerous offenders under the current Islamic regime. The charges include murder, rape, and theft. For nearly 300 days in 2009, the... Read more
  • Asia Bibi finds freedom

    Prison guards chained Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi by her wrists and neck in a squalid cell while other prisoners taunted her, according to her newly published book. “You already know my story through the media,” she said. “But you are far from understanding my daily life in prison or... Read more
  • Free at last

    They said it was the best Christmas in 30 years. On Dec. 25 thousands of Sudanese filled the streets of Khartoum, welcoming not only the birth of Christ but also news that they could celebrate it openly. President Omar al-Bashir outlawed public Christmas celebrations in 2011. Throughout a... Read more
  • Asia Bibi, Modern Confessor of the Faith

    Asia Bibi, at last, has spoken. Earlier this month, the Catholic mother from Pakistan who, for the past decade, became this century’s international face of persecuted Christians and stirred governments throughout the West into action on her behalf, released several short video tapes from a... Read more