Expatriate Christians Accused of “Proselytizing” Released from Prison in Libya

4/19/2013 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that seven expatriate Christians who were abducted in February by an Islamic militia group in Libya have been released and are now safe in their respective countries. The last Christian from the group landed in Cairo International Airport on Tuesday night.  On Feb. 10, an Islamic militia group known as the Preventative Security Unit abducted four expatriate Christians,….. Expatriate Christians Accused of “Proselytizing” Released from Prison in Libya

Nigeria: The Most Dangerous Place for Christians on Earth

ICC Note:  Two years ago, the worst attack on Christianity took place in Northern Nigeria. In the 2011 post-election violence, over 700 churches were destroyed in under 48 hours. Over 200 Christians were confirmed killed and over 3,000 Christian businesses and homes were torched. Although this level of violence has not been reached in the past two years, violent attacks against Christians continues in Northern Nigeria. Boko Haram, an Islamic extremist group operating in Northern Nigeria, is estimated to have killed over 3,000 people many of whom were Christians. Responsibility for this violence goes beyond Boko Haram. …    [Full Story]   Nigeria: The Most Dangerous Place for Christians on Earth

Libya Releases Four Egyptian Christians from Prison

ICC Note: After spending more than a month in prison, Libya has released four Egyptian Christians accused of proselytizing. According to sources in the Egyptian media, the accusations against the four Christians have been dropped. Libya is home to a very small Christian community, persecuted by both the government and radical Islamist across the North African country.  [Full Story]    Libya Releases Four Egyptian Christians from Prison

Christians in Libya on High Alert during Easter

ICC Note:  Christians in Libya have tightened down security over this Easter holiday. Many fear attacks from Islamist militants, so they are spending money on hiring armed guards for churches. Will Christians in Libya be safe over the Easter holiday?    [Full Story]   Christians in Libya on High Alert during Easter

Libya Set to Free American Christian After More Than a Month in Jail

ICC Note:  In a recent crackdown on Christians in Libya, an American Christian was arrested and imprisoned for spreading the Gospel. Three other foreign Christian were rounded up in this same raid. The Libyan government has confirmed that it is set to release the American after more than a month in prison. Libya, which sees the spread of Christianity as a threat to national security, maintains that it has done nothing wrong in this case. More that 40 other Christians have been rounded up in the recent crackdown, many of whom are Egyptian.   [Full Story]   Libya Set to Free American Christian After More Than a Month in Jail

Christians in Libya Tighten Security at Churches

ICC Note:  Christians living in Libya are tightening security at churches in anticipation of attacks by Islamic extremists over the Easter holiday. The doors of churches will be locked during Easter services, which is unprecedented for many of the churches in Libya. Since the revolution in Libya, Christians have been increasingly the target of Extremists and the new government. Will there be peace over the Easter holiday?     [Full Story]   Christians in Libya Tighten Security at Churches

Christian Persecution Escalating Under Libya’s Islamist Rule

A special Report by ICC 03/29/2013 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – The recent death of an Egyptian Evangelical Christian under dubious circumstances, along with increasing arrests and detention of Christians, confirms the rising threat of Islamist extremism and Christian persecution in Libya.  Christian Persecution Escalating Under Libya’s Islamist Rule