• 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
  • Christians in Burkina Faso face options: ‘Flee, convert or die’

    YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon - Christians in Burkina Faso are being forced to “flee, convert or die” by Islamic jihadists, according to a leading Catholic aid charity. Burkina Faso’s government said on Monday that suspected extremists have carried out two attacks killing a total of 29... Read more
  • Egypt Reinstates Hate Preaching against Non-Muslims

    Egypt’s leading authorities have reinstated a notoriously “radical” cleric and hate preacher to the pulpit (minbar), despite strong opposition. According to Arab Weekly, “The Egyptian Ministry of Religious Endowments, which controls the mosques, gave Yasser Burhami, the deputy head... Read more
  • From DC to Mecca, Should ‘Human Dignity’ Be the New ‘Religious Freedom’?

    In his opening remarks at the second US Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo challenged every major world religion and secular society—and also invited them in. “We all agree that fighting so that each person is free to believe, free to assemble, and to... Read more
  • Catholic woman with schizophrenia being held for blasphemy in Indonesia

    A mentally ill woman who identified herself as a Catholic is being held for blasphemy in Indonesia after an incident last week in which she brought a dog to a mosque and did not remove her shoes inside. The woman, who has a schizophrenia diagnosis, was arrested on July 2 for blaspheming... Read more