(December 25, 2018 / Gatestone Institute)
- Following the secession of South Sudan in 2011, Sudan President Omar al-Bashir vowed to adopt a stricter version of sharia (Islamic law) and recognize only Islamic culture and the Arabic language. Church leaders said Sudanese authorities have demolished or confiscated churches and limited Christian literature on the pretext that most Christians have left the country following South Sudan’s secession. — Morning Star News, October 17, 2018.
- The head teacher of the Government Boys Primary School … assaulted Sharjeel Masih, a 12-year-old Christian student, after he touched a water tap in her presence. “I was just trying to turn off a running tap when the teacher grabbed me … and asked why I had touched the tap and made it filthy … ” The boy was then suspended from school. — Pakistan.
- Since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, Christians in Iraq have been abducted, enslaved, raped and slaughtered, sometimes by crucifixion. “Another wave of persecution will be the end of Christianity [in Iraq] after 2,000 years,” according to Chaldean Archbishop Habib Nafali of Basra.
- See article at Gatestone.