Prominent Jesuit: the Pope is wrong on Islam, but Viktor Orbán is right…

photoThe well-known Jesuit Henri Boulad, former Provincial of the Jesuits in Egypt and director of the Jesuit Cultural Center in Alexandria, has a life-long experience of what it means to live as a non-Muslim in a predominantly Islamic country. A few weeks ago, he has accepted Hungarian citizenship in order to support the restrictive migration policy of the Hungarian head of government, Viktor Orbán, and to exert a corresponding influence on the European immigration policy.  Continue reading

Danish dhimmis protect the Quran, but not the Bible…

23denmark-01-master768A man who set fire on a copy of the Quran is the first Danish national charged with blasphemy in 46 years.

The 42-year-old man, who remains unidentified, filmed himself burning the Muslim holy book in his garden in north Jutland in December 2015, and then posted the video on Facebook.

In 1997, a Danish artist burned a copy of the Bible on a news show by a state broadcaster but was not charged.

Some religions enjoy the protections of the law, others not.

Report shows increased religious persecution in 2016

https://zenit.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/RFR-2016-740x493.jpgThe bi-annual Religious Freedom Report for 2016 of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) reveals that religious persecution continues to rise across the world. The report, covering the period 2014-2016 demonstrates that Christianity is the most persecuted faith around the world: more than 330 million Christians live in countries where they are persecuted and a further 60 million Christians suffer various forms of discrimination. Continue reading

EU Parliament calls for protection of Iraqi Christians, once ISIS is defeated

https://i2.wp.com/cdn1.pri.org/sites/default/files/photos/2014-June/iraqi_christians_erbil_june_27.jpgAt its most recent plenary session in Strasbourg, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the current efforts to expel Islamic State terrorists from Mosul and northern Iraq. The text acknowledges the persecution which Christians and other religious minorities have suffered since the Islamist group took over the region two years ago, and calls on the international community to ensure their safe return and protection when ISIS is finally defeated. Continue reading