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Murdered for believing in Nigeria

International | Christians stand together as violent attacks resurge
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/18/20, 03:50 pm

In states across Nigeria, about 5 million Christians turned out on the streets on Feb. 2 to march, pray, sing worship songs, and hold banners saying, “All souls are precious to God” and “We demand justice for this genocide.” The participants responded to a call from the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to stage the “prayer walk” in response to radical Islamic murders of Christians.

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Holiday cheer, terror fears

International | Global Christmas preparations include tighter security
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 12/24/19, 01:37 pm

Christmas preparations around the world include heightened security measures in Islamic terrorism hotspots. Countries targeted in the past, including in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, ramped up efforts to prevent attacks during the holidays.

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Watchdog on the web

Persecution | With a network of informants, the website Bitter Winter documents religious persecution in China
by June Cheng
Posted 12/20/19, 08:37 am

Last year, a reporter for the website Bitter Winter captured never-before-seen video footage of the inside of a reeducation camp in Xinjiang, China. The video showed bars and wire netting fitted over the dormitory windows, rooms with double iron doors and a keypad lock, surveillance cameras throughout the campus, and outdoor areas surrounded by chain-link fences. On the exterior of the building were words of appreciation for China’s Communist leader: “Heartfelt thanks for the cordial care of the Party Central Committee, with Comrade Xi Jinping as its core.”

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