International Christian Concern (ICC)

• Government Raids Church Building in Egypt
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Local Police Raid a Church Trying to Obtain Permission to Open Since 2016 06/19/2017 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that police broke into a church-owned building in Egypt’s Saft Al-Kharsa village on June 16, 2017. Coptic Christians have been using the three-story building as a…

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• Vietnamese Police Stand by as Gangs Terrorize the Catholic Community
ICC Note: Police in Vietnam are looking the other way as a group of youths that support the communist government terrorize the Catholic community over the marine catastrophe when hundreds of ton of fish died. The youths are throwing rocks at the Catholic churches and homes. Some even went as far as to terrorize a…

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• Philippine Religious and Political Leaders Threaten of “Bloody Retaliations”
ICC Note: As unrest persists in the Philippines, religious and political leaders in Marawi threaten of “bloody retaliations” against the Islamic terrorist group, the Maute brothers. Over 300,000 are displaced, over 100 people have died, and an estimated 242 terrorist have been killed. The Philippine military plans to pursue the most relentless options to push…

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• Al-Shabaab Kills 15 in a Car Bomb in Somalia
ICC Note: Less than a week after the Al-Shabaab’s gunmen carried out an attack in a restaurant in Somalia killing 31 people, the Islamic extremist group claimed a car bomb in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. This attack killed 15, and the death toll is still rising. The Al-Shabaab group was the deadliest Islamic extremist group in…

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• NEWS | Egyptian Christians Abandoned by Government Rely Solely on God
A month later, the Christian community in Egypt is still trying to recover from an ISIS attack. Terrorists attacked a bus on the way to a monastery. Ten-year-old Mina Habib saw his father killed in front of him and will leave his home only for church counseling. President Sisi has promised to increase security in…

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• Still in Captivity: The World Forgets the Chibok Girls
ICC Note: In 2014, Boko Haram invaded villages throughout Nigeria and kidnapped 276 girls, the "Chibok girls", from a boarding school. So far 103 girls have been released, 21 in October and the others last month. While their families welcomed them with open arms, fear quickly settled in as families feared the girls turning on…

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• Cuban Religious Freedom Activist Barred from Leaving the Island
ICC Note: Cuban authorities prevent Felix Llerena Lopez from boarding his flight to the United States on Saturday, June 18. Llerena recently took a trip to the United States in May to attend another religious freedom event. At that time, upon returning to the island, Llerena was also detained and questioned by Cuban officials about…

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• Four New York Churches Defaced with Satanic Graffiti
ICC Note: Four churches in Suffolk County New York were defaced with satanic graffiti on Friday, June 17, according to local police reports. The churches targeted were all predominantly African-American, although police are still investigating the incident and are treating it as a serious act of property vandalism and a religious hate crime. No suspects…

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• ACLJ Remembers 250 Murdered Children in Appeal to UNHRC
ICC Note: The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) recently appealed to the UN Human Rights Council through ACLJ’s affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), on behalf of Christians in the Middle East facing intense persecution. To support its case, the ACLJ reminded the UNHRC about how ISIS tortured and beheaded…

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• Watch Young Christian Boy Recount his Father’s Murder by ISIS
ICC Note: This video shows the interview of 10-year-old Mina Habib who watched ISIS militants execute his father because he refused to recant his faith. Adel Habib and his son were on the bus caravan that was attacked in Minya province, Egypt in May. The caravan was traveling to a monastery to worship because many…

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