International Christian Concern (ICC)

· Punjab Government Responds to PMTA’s Letter Apropos Victimization of Non-Muslim Students
ICC Note: Pakistani are demanding action from the government to combat discrimination and mistreatment of students based on their religion if they are not Muslim. The Pakistan Minorities Teachers Association (PMTA) wrote a letter to the Chief Justice of Pakistan, asking investigate the rampant problem. They claim that public institutions are doing this deliberately to…

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· Kenyan Government Says Largest Refugee Camp Soon Shutting Down
ICC Note: The Kenyan government recently announced plans to shut down the world’s largest refugee camp located in the country’s northeast corner near the Somali and Ethiopian borders. The camp in Dadaab currently houses 326,000 Somali refugees fleeing violence in their own country. Kenya now wants to shut the camp down because they consider it…

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· Church Leaders Provide Sanctuary for Victims of South Sudan’s Latest Descent into Violence
ICC Note: The Anglican Alliance in South Sudan is working to help the hundreds of people suffering from the recent outbreak of violence in the country that could amount to civil war. The conflict has led to the internal displacement of 14,400 South Sudanese people, including women and children. One thousand of these IDPs are…

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· Rise of Islamic Extremism in Bangladesh as Number of Christians Increases
ICC Note: Reports say that there has been an increase in the level of persecution from Islamic terrorists in Bangladesh recently. The attack on a Dhaka café on July 1 was the most recent attack in a string of incidents that targeted Christians, in particular. This increase in violence seems to be following the expansion…

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· Christian Churches Targeted in Turkey During Military Coup
ICC Note: The failed military coup in Turkey last week saw multiple cases of targeted violence against the Christians of Turkey. The nation is primarily Sunni Muslim and has an unfortunate history of Christian persecution. On July 15th, at least two churches reported attacks against them. The future of Christianity in Turkey is at risk…

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· Falling for ISIS Propaganda About Christians
ICC Note: While the world has officially recognized the genocide perpetrated by ISIS against Christians and Yazidis, there still exists a prominent international voice that denies this. The lies come forth claiming that ISIS respects the right of Christians to exist. The lies say that ISIS is not determined to destroy Christianity in the Middle…

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· Angry Muslim Mob Attacks Four Christian Owned Houses in Egypt
Latest Attack Comes, Again, After Rumors Spread of Christian-Owned Property Being Turned into a Church in Egypt   07/22/2016 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern): International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on July 22, 2016, a mob of radical Muslims attacked four houses owned by Christians in Saft Al-Kharsa village in the Beni Suef Governate…

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· Seven Weeks See a Dozen Incidents Against Egypt’s Copts
In the last seven weeks, Egyptian Christians have suffered some dozen religious motivated violence. Over this past weekend of the 16th, there were three attacks alone. Sectarian violence seems to be ever on the rise in the North African country, despite the government’s claimed dedication to protecting religious minorities. Please pray for Coptic Christians in…

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· Nepal Christians Face Trial in Religious Freedom Case
ICC Note: Eight Christians in Nepal are now facing trial in a religious freedom case, the first since the institution of a new constitution that outlaws evangelization of any kind. with the defendants face charges for trying to convert children to Christianity. They were initially arrested after they were found distributing pamphlets about Jesus in…

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· Thousands of Muslims Converting to Christianity in Bangladesh Despite Rising Persecution
ICC note: There have been thousands of conversions in Bangladesh recently, despite the increase in religious persecution across the country. Christian Post reports 91,000 Muslims have converted to Christianity in the past six years. There is now an estimated 1.6 million Christians in Bangladesh, which equals roughly one percent of its population. Persecution in Bangladesh…

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