Hungary Opens Office for Persecuted Christians

Raymond Ibrahim - Frontpage Magazine - 15/10/16 The nation of Hungary recently did something that is as unprecedented as it is commonsensical and humanitarian: it "has become the first government to open an office specifically to address the persecution of Christians in the Middle East and Europe." Zoltan Balog, Hungary's Minister for Human Resources, explained: Today, Christianity has become the ...

Egypt’s ‘Security Threats’: Churches

The Christians of Nag Shenouda celebrated Easter 2015 in the street after local Muslims rioted and burned down their temporary worship tent, and attacked their religious service at a home.

Raymond Ibrahim - Gatestone Institute - 16/2/16 On February 1, Tharwat Bukhit, a Coptic Christian member of Egypt’s parliament, said that “there are approximately 50 churches in Egypt that are closed for reasons of security.”  In 2011—when the “Arab Spring” began—the nation’s Christians had compiled a list of 43 churches that were shut down by local authorities over the ...

For a Possible Preview of Their Future, Western Christians Should Consider the Mideast

Raymond Ibrahim  - April 2015 National Review Online On the Ethiopians who were killed in Libya, and why we should expect more to come. NRO note: This weekend ISIS released a new video showing some 30 Ethiopian Christian men being beheaded in Libya for refusing to convert to Islam (or to pay a tax for refusing to do so). This ...

‘Milking’ Egypt’s Christian Copts Dry

Raymond Ibrahim - April 2014 The Board of Inquiry in Cairo monitoring the “sectarian violence that continues to cross Egypt after the overthrow of President Morsi, has documented in a report released on Tuesday, March 25 the endemic forms of violence and abuse that continue to be perpetrated against Coptic Christians in many parts of the country, ...

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Supporters Attack Church, Four Dead

Raymond Ibrahim - 30/3/14 Among other forms of “retaliatory terrorism,” some 80 Christian churches were attacked in Egypt immediately after the June 30 Revolution, which saw the ousting of Muslim Brotherhood president Morsi. And now that Egypt has sentenced to death hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters for the widespread terror they launched on the nation after the people’s ...

The Past and the Future

Raymond Ibrahim - 4/3/14 Last November Raymond Ibrahim was interviewed by Egyptian reporter Sherif Awad.  The interview appeared in several Egyptian magazines and websites, as well as American ones, such as the Westchester Guardian.  The interview follows: Awad: Can you tell us about your family and their profession and how and why they decided to migrate to the ...

Kidnapped Nuns No Longer Bear the Cross

Raymond Ibrahim - 19/2/14 A new video of the twelve Christian nuns kidnapped in Syria recently appeared.  In it, the nuns are taped sitting in a room and being questioned by an unseen man, presumably a member of the kidnappers.  He asks them how they are, if they’ve been mistreated, etc. They respond that they are being ...

Jihad on Christian Nuns: A History

RAYMOND IBRAHIM, CP OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR - 7/12/13 Yet another phenomenon with a long paper trail in Islamic history has just taken place, even as the Western "mainstream"-little acquainted with true history or reality-dismisses it as an aberration. Asia News has the details: Islamist rebels have kidnapped a group of nuns from the Greek Orthodox monastery of St Thecla (Mar Taqla) ...