Iraqi Archbishop Bashar Warda, the Chaldean Archbishop of Arbil, holds a cross as he leads a mass celebrating the coronation of the Virgin Mary and attended by Iraqi Christians who fled the violence in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, on May 31, 2015 in Arbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq. AFP PHOTO / SAFIN HAMED        (Photo credit should read SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)

Muslim Persecution of Christians, December 2015

Hostility for Christmas was on full display. On Christmas Day, Muslims in Bethlehem, as documented here, set a Christmas tree on fire and greeted the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem with a hail of stones; in Belgium, Muslim “refugees” set fire to a public Christmas tree; in Nigeria, Muslim jihadis attacked churches during Christmas mass and killed at least 16; in the Philippines, on Christmas Eve, Muslim jihadis slaughtered 10 Christians to “make a statement;” in Bangladesh, churches skipped Christmas mass, due to assassination attempts on pastors and death threats against Christians; in Indonesia, churches were on “high alert,” with 150,000 security personnel patrolling; in Iran, Christians celebrating Christmas in homes were arrested; and three Muslim countries — Somalia, Tajikistan, and Brunei — formally banned any Christmas celebrations.

  • Minicapt

    Apparently there is a substantial lack of burning mosques.


    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      Something should be done about that. Metaphorically speaking, of course.

  • ontario john

    But please remember, our Prime Minister instructs us that helping Christians first is disgusting.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      Our “prime minister” is disgusting.