A Defending Crusader…

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Today’s Persecution News

Posted by Godefroi on June 22, 2007

From Voice of the Martyrs

In Iran:

The Voice of the Martyrs confirmed reports that believers in Iran are being detained, interrogated and in one case, imprisoned because of their faith in Jesus ChristAccording to VOM sources, this new wave of persecution is coming against Christians that meet to worship God in the privacy of their homes.

In China:

Liu Fenngang, a house-church leader in Beijing, was assaulted and detained by police, while he was going to a birthday celebration…Liu’s family was threatened and told not to draw public attention to his unlawful arrest…Liu was released from prison in February 2007, after serving three years for “providing national intelligence to overseas organizations,” by reporting a house church destruction case to overseas Christian organizations.

And from Compass Direct, in Egypt (Nod: Dhimmi Watch)

Muslim rioters attacked two Coptic Orthodox churches, damaged Christian-owned shops and injured seven Christians in two unrelated incidents in northern Egypt during the past week.

And finally, from One News Now (Nod: TROP), in France:
Islamic pressure in Paris forces evangelical congregation to vacate building.

After a long struggle against Islamic intimidation, an evangelical church in the outskirts of Paris has been forced to vacate the 1,000-square-foot facility where it had been meeting…Thabot says many churches in the area have been closed and have had similar difficulties in securing new facilities. But she claims Muslims can secure property for building a mosque simply by paying one euro to the authorities.


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