Christian Persecution

Muslim Persecution of Christians: October 2012

December 10, 2012 By Raymond Ibrahim

Reports of Christian persecution by Muslims around the world during the month of October include (but are not limited to) the following accounts. They are listed by form of persecution, and in country alphabetical order, not necessarily according to severity:
Church Attacks
Canada: Just as happens regularly in Egypt (see below), a Molotov cocktail was hurled through the window of a newly opened Coptic church near Toronto. Unlike in Egypt, however, firefighters came quickly and little damage was done: “Police have no suspects or motive in the incident.”

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Karnataka: Jesuits and schools targeted by Hindu nationalists

by Nirmala Carvalho
Three attacks since 2011 at St. Joseph's PU College, Anekal. The religious are accused of not having displayed the national flag on Republic Day, but the president has always denied this. Silence of police and authorities. Sajan George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC): "Their aim is to terrorize the Christian community."

Kandhamal Pastor's house attacked in broad day light

Kandhamal
House of Pastor Pabita Mohan Kota (Village: Adigar, G P Minia, P S Sadar Phulbani) was attacked by throwing bricks, by Mr Jaleshwar Pradhan of same village, today 25 Jan, at about 3.45 p m.. According to wife of the pastor, the attacker appeared to have consumed plenty of liquor and came shouting towards her house, he pushed her daughters, shouted "You Christians must not live here, it is not your patta land, last time only your houses were broken, this time all of you will be buried here." He began to throw brick pieces and bricks at the house. There is plenty of pieces of bricks of old house and new new bricks too have been brought to rebuild house. Children and wife of the pastor ran away to a distance. Pieces of bricks could be seen all over and asbestos of house too have been damaged.

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A REPORT OF THE NATIONAL PEOPLE’S TRIBUNAL ON KANDHAMAL

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A National People’s Tribunal (NPT) on Kandhamal was held in New Delhi
on 22-24 August 2010, organized by the National Solidarity Forum - a
countrywide solidarity platform of concerned persons from various
walks of life. The NPT aimed at assisting the victims and survivors of
the Kandhamal violence 2008 to seek justice, accountability and peace
and to restore the victim-survivors’ right to a dignified life. The
twelve-member jury of the NPT was headed by Justice A.P. Shah (retd.).
The Tribunal’s final report was released in Bhubaneswar on 2nd
December 2011. The report is based on the testimonies of 45 victims,
survivors and their representatives. Additionally, it incorporates and
draws upon the contents of studies, field surveys, research, fact-
finding reports and statements to the Tribunal that were presented by
15 experts.

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