Monday, January 30, 2017

Attacks on Clergy, Churches 2017

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Terroristic Attacks by Category
Timeline Of Terroristic Incidents

Since 1999 Carl Chinn has recorded more than 1,000 such attacks  on churches and other houses of worship.  Most of these attacks in the United States by crazed criminals have no known motive, angry husbands who found out their pastor texted their wives, drunk drivers, or drivers whose "brakes fail" or "confused pedals". None have been tied to politically or motivated terrorist attacks. Why and who would deliberately target a church or pastor? There is absolutely no evidence of any connection between any incidents in the west, or in Vietnam and anti-Christian attacks by other religions.

On the other hand, attacks on churches in the Muslim world in nations like Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, and Syria by groups such as Boko Haram do have an obvious motive.


Types of attacks

ETA Some relevant stats;

From 1/1/99 thru 7/26/13 church shootings where motive was known
Number one motive-robbery
number two motive-personal
number three motive-domestic

Most popular church for shootings?
Number one- Baptist
number two- Non denomination
Number three- Catholic

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References
Since the Wedgwood Baptist Church 1999 Shooting  as of June 2015, there have been more 1000 attacks  on churches, 150 in 2015 alone. (Defend Christians)

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October 25, 2013
Vandals strike Mankato church 2nd time, damage century-old stained ...
www.startribune.com › Local12 hours ago
Oct 28, 2013 · MANKATO, Minn. — Vandals have struck a Mankato church for a second time. Someone threw a brick, pieces of concrete block and a rock through two stained ...

October 25, 2013 Vandals break church's prized stained-glass windows
www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/vandals-break-churchs...
Oct 28, 2013 · ALSO NEW AT 10 -- AN ALBUQUERQUE CHURCH, TARGETED BYVANDALS. PARISHIONERS TOLD US, FOUR STAINED-GLASS WINDOWS AT THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH …
four stained glass windows at the First United Methodist Church in downtown Albuquerque were broken Saturday night. Another was destroyed on Friday night.

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June 14, 2013 Pennsylvania Vandals Break 168-Year Old Window At Church « CBS Pittsburgh
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Jun 17, 2013 · State police have been searching for a vandal who threw a large rockthrough an original stained-glass window at a 19th century church in southwestern ...Police think the window was broken Saturday at the 168-year-old Christ Casebeer Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lincoln Township, near Somerset. The incident happened sometime between midnight and 5 p.m. Saturday. windows at Christ Casebeer Evangelical Lutheran Church insured for $1 million
www.ourtownjohnstown.com/news/local/somerset/vandal-breaks-antique...

PHOTOS: 19th Century stained glass window broken . This 19th Century window at Christ Casebeer Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lincoln Township was broken by avandal ...
June 16, 2013 12:00 am ALYSSA CHOINIERE Daily American Staff Writer, LINCOLN TOWNSHIP — The pristine face of a 19th Century church was scarred by a vandal Saturday.

Vandal breaks 110-year-old stained glass window at Lutheran church ...
www.wtae.com/news/local/vandal-breaks-168yearold-stained-glass...
Jun 17, 2013 · State police have been searching for a vandal who threw a large rock through an original stained-glass window at a Lutheran church.
The rock used to break the glass was large — about the size of an adult hand. He said he thinks someone threw it from the bank in front of the church. The person who did it would have to be very strong, he said.

August 2013

October 25, 2013

Vandals strike Mankato church 2nd time, damage century-old stained ...
www.startribune.com › Local12 hours ago
Oct 28, 2013 · MANKATO, Minn. — Vandals have struck a Mankato church for a second time. Someone threw a brick, pieces of concrete block and a rock through two stained


Who killed the wife of a Homewood pastor? Police say probe remains active
· Everything Alabama Blog · 3 days ago

· Grandmother – Pastor Shot & Killed While Trying …
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South Carolina Restaurant Allegedly Forces 25 Blacks Customers To Leave Because White Patron Felt Threatened! [Video]

· NBC News - Police: Mich. pastor killed fiancee's daughter to ...
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BROOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- As police frantically worked to figure out how his fiancée's 24-year-old daughter had vanished, a Michigan pastor who had turned to God

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Terrorist:  Seven Found Guilty of Robbing German Churches to Finance Jihad  BREITBART LONDON30 Jan 2017 BERLIN (AP) — A German court has found seven men guilty of burglarizing churches to financially support Islamic extremists fighting in Syria....court sentenced the men to between three years and 6 months, and four years and 10 months in prison for the robberies.... broke into up to five churches and other buildings between 2013 and 2014....An eighth man was sentenced to two years and 7 months for serious bodily harm. Five defendants are German citizens, two hold German and Tunisian citizenship, and one holds German and Moroccan citizenship

1/22/2017  2nd teen charged in $450,000 Middletown church arson robbery

January 14.  2017 Bellevue Mosque Fire Set By Homeless Muslim Who Wanted To Pray But Turned Away  Isaac Wayne Wilson, 37, arrested on Saturday on charges of setting fire to an Islamic center in Bellevue, Washington. In July he was there to pray but disrupted prayers by “yelling ‘wildly’ and waving his arms,” court records show, and had an altercation with members of the congregation who escorted him out.

1/15/2017 crime: arson damaged: church  arrested: 3 Teens arrested for Catholic Church fires

January 2, 2017  New Haven Carjacking Kills 2 Crash Into Synagogue Two men suspected of carjacking an SUV were killed when after a police car chase they crashed into and damaged the Jewish Congregation Beth El Keser Synagogue synagogue.

2 stabbed, 3 fires, 1 church destroyed suspect charged Anthony K. Boisvert Lebanon NH Man Charged With Church Fires, Stabbings Anthony K. Boisvert is suspected of setting 3 arson fires which destroyed an abandoned building January 16, 2016, the historic 1860s First Baptist Church in Lebanon on December 28, and stabbing two people and starting a third fire on December 29, 2016. He told police he watched child pornography in the pastor's office before using a U.S. flag to start the fire,

December 25, 2016; January 1, 2017 Huzaifa Shafeeq Accused Stealing From Mosque Charity Box22 year old muslim Huzaifa Shafeeq was arraigned on burglary charges for entering through a window at the Islamic Center of the Five Towns, in Hewlett, and took cash from a charity box on the two Sunday Christian holidays of Christmas and New Years. Some pundits saw this as another attempt to stage a hoax crime.

12/9/2016 crash: truck hits church  Truck Driver Crashes Into Indiana Church Blames Cough Drops Truck driver 44-year-old Daniel Castel told police the last thing he remembers was choking on a cough drop before his truck left the highway and drove his semi truck with a flatbed trailer though the Living Hope Church which is next to the freeway in Delaware County in Indiana. No one was seriously hurt but there was another 4 car crash as people slowed down to see the crash. There was nothing to indicate it could have been a deliberate attack on a church because it was next to a freeway

crime: arson November 1, 2016 Vote Trump Church Fire After a black church was set on fire and tagged "Vote Trump", the man accused of setting fire was a black church member Andrew McClinton who may have staged the fire to look like a hate crime, but police have not announced a motive.

crash: hit church and 2 other objects accidentally March 22, 2016  Dump Truck Accidentally Drives Wrong Way Unknown Reason, Hits Vehicle, Fire Hydrant and Mormon Church  WGRZ   BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A dump truck hit a church doing considerable damage to the back of the building on Tuesday morning... Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day..  heading the wrong way on Goodell when it struck another vehicle. The dump truck then proceeded to hit a fire hydrant and then the church. (There is no way he accidentally hit 3 objects in a row without noticing and stopping)  Officials say there was extensive damage to the building. ...taken to hospital treated and released. He has been issued a summons for driving the wrong way down a one way street.

crash: into parked cars and church, medical issue 20 April 2016 Driver recovering in hospital after falling ill and Iceland lorry crashes into church  Wales UK An historic church was badly damaged when an Iceland truck smashed into it early on Wednesday... The giant lorry ploughed into the 150-year-old landmark church in Morriston, Swansea, after hitting a series of parked cars. spokesperson for Iceland said the driver was "taken ill at the wheel"... St John's Church is known locally as "the church in the middle of the road" because of its position on an island at a busy crossroads.

Two Tesla Crashes in Los Angeles, one hits synagogue  Jul 6, 2014 - Kol Ami executive director Sadie Rose-Stern discovered damage on the exterior wall of theshul. The car flew into the into the front entrance of ...

2011-14 serial robberies, attacks on churches October 20, 2015 court date German Muslim Gang Loots Christian Churches for ISIS Terrorists  A muslim gang from 2011 to 2014 committed a serial spree of burglaries stealing  €19,000 worth of goods and causing serious vandalism damage. They broke into churches stealing collection boxes, crosses and other objects “dedicated to church services and religious veneration” prosecutors allege. They also stole laptops, money and a cash card from schools  which they used to finance jihadist fighters in the Syrian civil war, alleged chief prosecutor Nadja Gudermann. Three of the men were charged with supporting a foreign terrorist organisation. The gang was lead by a Moroccan who also uploaded a video to YouTube encouraging Muslims to fight for Isis, officials allege the Moroccan travelled to Syria where he was trained in a military terrorist camp.

3 injured 1 arrested September 20, 2015 Black Suspect Shoots Girlfriend, His Baby and White Pastor at Alabama Church Sunday Service  At the Oasis Tabernacle Church in Selma, Alabama James Junior Minter was arrested after police say he walked into the church service, sat down next to his girlfriend and mother of his son in the front row, then suddenly shot her in the face and his baby in the hand. Police believe he was motivated because he was upset over a recent breakup and visitation issues with his son. Pastor Robert Carswell was shot in the leg when he grabbed Minter and others took his gun away. Minter fled but was captured by police. Police believe that although the Pastor was white, the shooting does not appear to have been racially motivated as his girlfriend and her baby are also black.

August 27, 2015 Duluth's Sacred Heart Music Center damaged by runaway truck swerves to avoid traffic after brakes "accidentally" fail  Hallowed ground to musicians around Minnesota, historic 1896 Sacred Heart Music Center in Duluth was struck by an out-of-control pick-up truck on Thursday, which caused an entire brick corner of the former church to crumble. the Duluth Tribune, the driver claimed his brakes went out, swerved into the building to avoid oncoming traffic

Youth pastor's arrest texting boys affects two churches Baptist News  August 3, 2015 Social Issues ... Both churches released statements about Burchfield's arrest. “We are disheartened to learn about the alleged ... they had no suspicion about a youth pastor who reportedly confessed to police that he tried to solicit sex from teenagers.

August 2, 2015: There are 4 attacks against churches by 3 suspects
  1. 2 possible connected explosions August 2, 2015 Sunday morning explosions at 2 nearby N.M. non-black Catholic and Baptist churches mailbox and trash can stun congregants USA Today
  2. August 2, 2015  Ohio church worships outside after terrorist / vandal wreaks havoc with fire extinguisher on church 
  3. 1 threat 1 arrested August 2, 2015 Melbourne FL man jailed after trying to rob church with fake gun during sermon 
July 31, 2015 arrest Teens arrested in connection with crime spree, vandalism of historic Rogers AK church. By Amye Buckley. Posted: August 6, 2015. By Amye Buckley. Department of Arkansas Heritage officials visited the church last week to look at the damage vandalism of the 1904 Mount Hebron Methodist Church Police have arrested two teens in connection with the vandalism of a historic Rogers church where caretakers found eight windows smashed after two break-ins in July. Arrested were Jacob Bilyeu, 18, of Rogers and a 17-year-old boy. Bilyeu was arrested in connection with first-degree criminal mischief and breaking or entering. ... Police found a .22 revolver in a holster with ammunition, other items believed to be stolen and burglary tools. One of the teens told police they had been "flipping vehicles" and the others said Bilyeu had taken the gun from an open garage... Bilyeu told Centerton police the group drove through Bentonville and Centerton breaking into unlocked cars and entering garages... Bilyeu was arrested in connection with two counts of residential burglary, felony theft by receiving and theft of a firearm in the Centerton case, according to jail records. Bilyeu was arrested July 31 in the church vandalism, while the 17-year-old was arrested Tuesday.

1 injured, suspect arrested July 28, 2015 Houston Area Black Pastor Shoots Burglary Suspect Who Breaks Into Restaurant Week Later In Baytown 20 miles east of Houston, black Pastor Benny Holmes was awakened at dawn, took his pistol and found Lee Marvin Blue, 27, also black, had forced a door open to the church and was going from room to room, gathering electronic equipment, including laptop computers. When Holmes yelled at the burglar to stop,but  when the man turned aggressively toward him and he fired a shot, striking Blue in the shoulder. Blue was a transient who known to local police. Less than a week later, was arrested again for breaking into a fast-food restaurant.  Pastor is a Vietnam veteran, who in September, 2014, when he confronted a suspected package thief grandmother in his front yard. He held the woman at gunpoint while he called the cops. His sermon afterwards was why God said to “arm yourself.”

July 26, 2015 Song Su Kim Arrested for Stabbomg Murder of Korean Missionary in Maryland 1 killed 1 injured, suspect arrested Song Su Kim of Falls Church was arrested in stabbing death of a Korean missionary Sixty-two-year-old Chung Hwan Park of South Korea and injury of his wife Ae Suk Ko at the Anna Prayer Counseling and Retreat Center after calling 911 to turn himself in.. He was homeless and had stayed some days at the center. Motive? He told police he felt was treated badly by the missionary and was disrespected by Koreans and "wanted to invade a Korean" though he is apparently Korean himself. With nearly 17,000 missionaries in 173 nations, South Korea is second only to the US in the number of Christians sent abroad.

June 17, 2015 arson; August 3, 2015 Israel's Shin Bet arrests Jewish extremist suspected of ...
www.theguardian.com Israel Security service detains Meir Ettinger, linked to arson in June. Age  24, is Shin Bet’s most wanted Jewish terror suspect Suspected of leading the group responsible for the June arson attack, been barred since last year from entering the West Bank and his home town of Jerusalem. Ettinger is the grandson of Meir Kahane, the notorious rabbi and leader of the Kach party, which was outlawed in 1988 for inciting racism. Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes Wikipedia On 17 June 2015, the church was significantly damaged by an arson attack

9 killed 1 injured  June 17, 2015 Charleston South Carolina Black church shooting  In the evening a mass shooting took place at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, one of the United States' oldest black churches. The senior pastor, the Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney, a state senator, was among the nine people killed. Suspect Dylann Roof was captured the morning after the attack in Shelby, North Carolina. On his Facebook page his jacket unusually has flags of two former white supremacist regimes:apartheid-era South Africa and Rhodesia, symbols once but now rarely associated in recent times by white supremacists. Roof has a prior arrest record for drug possession and trespassing. Authorities are investigating if it was a hate crime.

arson May 31, 2015 Ohio: Investigators receive confession from suspect in St. Paul Catholic Church fire  by David DeWitt  charred side of an altar and carpet at St. Paul Catholic Church on College Street in Athens. A series of fires set to altar linens inside St. Paul Catholic Church Sunday led to an Ohio State Fire Marshal's Office investigation and a confession from a suspect Monday afternoon. "The individual was taken to a mental health facility and is there now,"  Connected? nvestigations by the state Fire Marshal's office into fires in uptown Athens and downtown Nelsonville, in November 2014 and April 2015 respectively, are ongoing, Burnworth said, as is the investigation of a fire last month at the Theta Chi fraternity house on East State Street.... an apartment found to be doused with kerosene the same morning as the Theta Chi fraternity fire.

15 killed 70 wounded 2 suspects suicide March 15, 2015  Aug 4 arrest Pakistan claims arrest of twin Church attacks suspects Pakistan Zee News 4th August, 2015 Islamabad:... had arrested five men suspected of involvement in the twin Taliban suicide attacks that targeted two churches in the eastern city of Lahore in March.  Worshippers killed in Pakistan church bombings - Al Jazeera  Al Jazeera Mar 15, 2015 - "The Tehreek-e-Taliban Jamaat-ur-Ahrar accepts responsibility for the suicide attacks on the churches in Lahore," Ahsanullah Ahsan, ... 15 killed in Taliban attack on Lahore churches - Pakistan ... DAWN Mar 17, 2015 - LAHORE: At least 15 people were killed and more than 70 injured when two Taliban suicide bombers attacked churches in Lahore on Sunday, ... Lahore church bombings - Wikipedia On 15 March 2015, two blasts took place at Roman Catholic Church and Christ Church during Sunday service at Youhanabad town of Lahore, Pakistan.[4] At least 15 people were killed and seventy were wounded in the attacks. The attack was followed by mob violence killing two suspected militants. It was the second attack on Christians minority after the deadliest attack in 2013 on All Saints church in Peshawar.

February 23, yet another Coptic Christian man, Hani, was fatally shot in al-'Arish, Sinai, by members of the Islamic terrorist group, Ansar Bait al-Maqdis. Hani was in his shop when three terrorists drove by and opened fire on him killing him immediately. Weeks earlier, masked gunmen stormed the home of another Coptic Christian man residing in al-'Arish. After robbing him and his family at gunpoint, they shot him several times in the head, instantly killing him. According to the slain man's wife, her husband was murdered "only because he was a Copt [Christian]." She pointed out that the masked intruders stole everything in sight — the money in his pockets, whatever jewelry she was wearing, her handbag, cell phones, and even a Bible. After plundering everything, they then shot the Christian "infidel" in the head, leaving his wife widowed and his children with no breadwinner.

On February 2, the Islamic State (IS) announced that it had executed yet another Christian priest in Mosul — Paul Jacob, who had been kidnapped eight months earlier. The Islamic State apparently also blew up his parish.


February 2015 roundup:

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/5720/muslim-persecution-christians Throughout February, members of the largest Christian minority in the Middle East, the Copts, were slaughtered.

Muslim Attacks on Christian Churches and Monasteries
Cameroon: Islamic militants fleeing a three-nation offensive took revenge Thursday, February 5, by attacking churches, and shooting and burning to death as many as 100 people. According to Cameroon's Information Minister, Issa Tchiroma Bakari, approximately 800 militants from neighboring Nigeria's Islamic terrorist organization Boko Haram entered the Cameroon border town of Fotokol; there, they burned churches, "slaughtered youth who resisted joining them to fight Cameroonian forces" and then used the youths they took with them as human shields.
Egypt: A project to build a road around Fayum, Egypt, crosses territory around the Coptic monastery of St. Macarius and threatens to destroy this ancient archaeological site dating to the 4th century -- some 300 years before Islam was born and invaded Coptic Egypt. As aresponse to the project, the monastery's monks objected with passive resistance — laying their bodies before the path of the bulldozers, which arrived with shouts of "Allahu Akbar" from the company workers (click here for pictures of monks lying before tanks). Previously, the monks had submitted alternative plans for a road that would also preserve Egypt's ancient Christian site, but authorities rejected them.
Islamic State: IS militants blew up the Church of the Immaculate Virgin — one of the largest and oldest Chaldean churches in the ancient section of Mosul. "The organization," a security source said, "finished wiring the church with explosives this morning and detonated it, leaving widespread destruction in the church and neighboring buildings." The old church — which stood on the foundation of what was the most ancient Christian church in Mosul — had withstood previous militant Islamic attacks, including a 2008 car bomb attack. The Islamic State also continued to purge any sign or symbol of Christianity from one of the oldest Christian regions, the Nineveh plains of Iraq and the adjoining city of Mosul. Acts of wanton hate and destruction at the hands of IS members throughout February include the destruction of the cross of the St. John Church in the Hamdaniya district, the ransacking of the church, and the destruction of the cross of the Church of the Hour in Mosul. A large copper-encased statue of a statue of St. George was also stolen from the St. George Monastery in Mosul. Other Christian symbols and icons — including the statue of the Virgin Mary in the monastery's courtyard — were smashed to pieces.
Islamic State/Egypt: Hussein bin Mahmoud, a jurist of Islamic law for the Islamic State, said in an article published on February 17, and that also appeared on various jihadi websites, that all Christian churches in Cairo must be demolished. The article, "Ruling on Egypt's Christians," written like a fatwa, inaccurately asserts:
The ruling concerning the churches that are in Cairo is that they be destroyed, according to the consensus of the righteous forefathers [Salaf], because they are new under Islam, and Cairo is a new city whose original inhabitants were Muslim; there were no churches in it previously. As for churches in Upper Egypt, which may have been in existence before the Islamic conquest of Egypt, these may remain but may never be renovated or fixed.
The Islamic state cleric cited medieval jurist Ibn Taymiyya (d. 1328), some of whose fatwas deal with Islam's views on churches, which are described as "worse than bars and brothels." Taymiyya and many other jurists (such as Ibn Qayyim), in fact, called for the destruction of all churches built after the conquests (See Crucified Again, pgs. 35-36 for a review of the relevant fatwas/teachings).
NigerAccording to a nun who escaped the violence that erupted after the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo published cartoons of Muhammad, 40 churches were torched and 10 people slaughtered. The nun added that "the intention was to torch all the churches with us inside them on Christmas Day and burn us alive!" This never came to pass but, as with theCharlie Hebdo cartoons, an excuse was found ("collective punishment" is often an excuse to kill — in this instance, blaming Niger's Christians for the actions of Parisian atheists). "Boko Haram students," said the nun, "believe they must kill Christians in order to take their place in paradise, but we won't surrender to fear because love must prevail over hatred."
Pakistan: On the morning of February 19, three armed men entered Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic church in Kasur district, Punjab, which is 97% Muslim. The men took hostage the church personnel, the assistant parish priest, Father Ijaz Bashir, and the congregation. Before leaving the premises, the men stole mobile telephones, cameras and a computer. This was not the first time the church was targeted. Earlier, Father Leopold, the parish priest, was robbed by thieves who "pretended to be ordinary members of the faithful wanting to enroll some children at the parish school. Then they suddenly pulled out guns."
Tanzania: A church in Mashewa -- in the overwhelmingly Muslim-majority area of the Muheza district of Tanga Region -- was set on fire. Before that, the pastor of the church had been repeatedly threatened.
Muslim Attacks on Christian Freedom
(Apostasy, Blasphemy, and Proselytization)
Egypt: A 26-year-old Coptic Christian man and his fiancée were arrested on the accusation that they blasphemed on Facebook against the prophet of Islam, Muhammad, and his child-bride, Aisha. When the accusation was made that Michael Munir had posted something offensive concerning Muhammad, dozens of Muslims surrounded his house in the village of Dimyana in Daqhiliya governate, Egypt. The angry Muslims were reportedly about to set fire to his home when security forces arrived and arrested him. Munir was reportedly being held, pending investigation, for four days.
Iran: As reported on February 2, Victor Bet-Tamarz, a sickly 60-year-old Assyrian Pentecostal church leader, and another unidentified Christian — both of whom were among many Christians to be arrested after Iranian security forces raided his Tehran home during a Christmas celebration — remained behind bars. According to reports based on testimony from Christians present during the anti-Christmas raid, "Police was seen filming the arrests, forcing each Christian to state their identity, explain why they were there and why they thought they were being detained. Authorities reportedly separated men from women and proceeded to search them, confiscating Bibles, mobile phones and identification papers. Police also searched Pastor Victor's home, seizing his computer, mobile phones and books."
Pastor Saeed Abedini, who has been in imprisoned and tortured in Iran, in the brutal prisons of Evin, then Rajai Shahr, for three years in an eight-year sentence, also remains in unspeakable conditions for the "crime" of being a Christian.
Islamic State: Ten elderly and disabled Christians (eight men, two women) who "managed to escape" from the Islamic State, after refusing to convert to Islam, shared their experiences. On Oct. 24, IS forced them out of a nursing home in Mosul and plundered their money, jewelry and IDs. The group explained how they were also pressured to say the shehada (the Islamic oath accepting Allah, and Muhammad as his prophet) and become Muslim. Rahel, one of the women from the group, said "We did not want to become Muslim; we just wanted to leave." Another elderly man said: "IS used to beat us every day with their weapons or hands. They gave us little food." Separately, Islamic State members arrested the owner of Arab Generation, one of the oldest bookstores in Mosul, for selling Christian books. Islamic law bans the "promotion" of any religion other than Islam.
Lebanon: In early February, a number of Muslim students closed off the entrance to the College of Business Administration in Tripoli, Lebanon, calling for the immediate resignation of the newly appointed director of the school, Antoine Tanus. His crime? He is a Christian. In the words of the National News Agency, the students are protesting "over the hiring of a Christian director to manage the College of Business Administration." Students said that they would continue protesting until the Christian director was removed and replaced by a Muslim.
Saudi Arabia: America's supposed close friend and ally reportedly decreed the death penaltyfor anyone caught trying to smuggle Bibles or any other "publications that have prejudice to any other religious belief other than Islam." According to the Christian Post:
The Saudi Arabian government has reportedly passed a law that imposes the death penalty on people caught smuggling Bibles into the majority-Muslim country.
According to the HeartCry Missionary Society, the Saudi government issued an official statement signifying that capital punishment may now be used on those who smuggle Bibles into the desert nation, where the royal family upholds a strict Wahhabi brand of Sunni Islam.
The society's report added that the death penalty, which usually comes in the form of beheadings, can also be used against people who simply distribute the Bible and all other "publications that have prejudice to any other religious belief other than Islam." This means that anyone handing out any kind of religious literature that is not of Islamic faith can legally be executed. [For an idea of Saudi-style execution by beheading, the video of a recent one can be viewed here.]
Tanzania: A February report told of how "a young woman from a Muslim background who had become a Christian, was beaten and badly burned by her parents after choosing to marry a Christian man. The attack came immediately after her baptism on Sunday 2 November in Zirai, Muheza district. Last year, Imamu Sudi Bin Umar of the Ansar Suna mosque in Al Masijid Tawaqal had urged all Muslim parents to punish children who chose to marry Christians."
Uganda: The Muslim uncle of two sisters in eastern Uganda physically beat and starved themfor converting to Christianity. On Sunday, February 1, the sisters (aged 14 and 16) converted to Christianity. In the words of one of the girls: "My uncle became so furious because we had embraced Jesus. He locked us inside the house and began beating us with a wooden stick, and then we were left for three days without food. At the third day, we felt as if we were going to die, and we began crying for help." A neighbor eventually heard the two girls while their uncle was away and let them out. They fled to the church for sanctuary and treatment. Beating and trapping the girls without food is the exact recommendation Islamic law offers for females who try to leave Islam, especially in the Hanafi version of Islamic of law. Weeks earlier in Uganda, a Muslim father killed his young daughter for converting to Christianity.

December 20, 2014 Churches In America Are Being Attacked By Terrorists And Set On Fire, Church Burnings In America Have Gone Rampant (CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION IS HERE IN AMERICA)
By Theodore Shoebat Church burnings are becoming disturbingly frequent in America. We talk about church burnings in Nigeria, in Iraq, Syria, India, but what we are not talking about is that its happening right here in the United States, without any calls of hate crime or discriminations.
The media wants us to think that hate crimes are something done only by conservatives against homosexuals, or by police officers. But arson attacks done against churches in America in the months of November and December alone, is far too many and being almost completely ignored.

1 fire at government building November 26, 2014  In Parma Heights, Ohio, there was a city hall burning: fire government building police officer spotted and reported the fire just after 3 a.m. The fire at Parma Heights City Hall has been ruled arson, fire officials said Tuesday.

3 church fires December 14, 2014 Naked Man Admits Setting 3 Church Fires in Georgia In Roswell, Georgia, there was another church burning: Man charged with arson in Roswell church fire - 11Alive WXIA‑TV 7 days ago - ROSWELL, Ga. ... Man charged with arson in Roswell church fire ... he confessed to starting the fire at the church, as well as three other blazes ...
Police: Naked man arrested for church fire | www.wsbtv.com Dec 14, 2014 - Roswell police say they have arrested a man accused of setting achurch ... Heavy flames engulfed the parts of the church on the other side of the trees. ... ROSWELL, Ga. ... Hopefully have Christmas in there," the pastor said.
Church fire in Roswell under investigation; man arrested ...The Atlanta Journal‑Constitution Dec 14, 2014Fire Department responded to the fire at the Epiphany Byzantine ... Parts of the church and about an acre of woods surrounding the building were in ... Fulton County restaurant inspection scores · did major damage to part of the Epiphany Byzantine Catholic Church on Old Alabama Road early Sunday.  police officer spotted 24-year-old Juan Carlos Ramirez allegedly running down the street naked.arrested on disorderly conduct charges. Once in custody, police said he confessed to starting the fire at the church, as well as three other blazes in the surrounding woods. No motive was given for the fires, police said.

20 false threats. 1 church arson, 1 arrested December 12, 2014 Gregory Louis Knox Church Arson False Threats Suspect Gregory Louis Knox was seen hanging around St. Mark Evangelical Church in St Paul, and had thefts traced to him after he applied for jobs. He is alleged to have set a fire that was reported 7:20 a.m. on Friday, and had earlier been charged for falsely reporting 14 shootings, fires, assaults and burglaries, and reporting one fire he apparently set at his ex-girlfriends house.  caused more than $100,000 in damage to a W. 7th Street church.

December 2, 2014 In Kent County, Delaware, there were three churches set ablaze by the same people: Three Delaware church fires ruled arson News Journal Dec 3, 2014 - Three separate fires in Kent County left one church destroyed and two others heavily damaged. ... Arsonists set fire to three churches near Felton early Tuesday morning .... said there's no logical reason for people to damage churches. ... Each church was forcibly entered into, and there were "common ... Three Early Morning Kent Co. Church Fires ... WBOC‑TV Dec 2, 2014 - The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office believes three early morningchurch fires in Kent County are connected, and all are confirmed arson. ... While firefighters were on scene at Healing Hands, another call came in for a fire at Manship Chapel, ... It baffles me as to why people would want to do that.".  Two Kent County men have been charged with arson in fires last week at three Felton-area churches, state fire officials said Monday night.  In simultaneous arrests at their homes Monday afternoon, deputy fire marshals took Alex J. Harrington Jr., 26, into custody in High Point Park, a mobile home complex in the Frederica area, and Joseph Skochelak, 25, at the Dover Apartments complex in Dover, said Michael G. Chionchio, assistant state fire marshal. They were charged with three counts each of second-degree arson, third-degree burglary and second-degree conspiracy, he said.

December 15, 2014  In Calloway County, Kentucky, another arson attack was done against a church: A Calloway County church was seriously damaged by fire Monday morning in what is being called an act of arson. Police say church fire was act of arson - WPSD Local 6 ... WPSD‑TV CALLOWAY COUNTY, Ky. -. A Calloway County church was seriously damaged by fire Monday morning in what is being called an act of arson.  According to Kentucky State Police, a church member was passing by the Mason Chapel United Methodist Church Monday morning when they noticed an open door. The member went to close the door and found the church on fire. The church was seriously damaged from the fire.

October 5, 2014 Chicago Oak Lawn 11 vehicle crash kills 2 nuns Three people including 2 nuns and the suicidal driver were killed and 11 others were injured Sunday evening in a 11 vehicle crash in the Chicago suburb of Oak Lawn. Elderly driver Edward Carthans, 81, was fleeing the scene of another crash when he drove his late model F-150 truck onto oncoming cars. Catholic nuns Sister Jean Stickney, 86, and Sister Kab Kyoung "Anna" Kim, 48, both of Little Company of Mary Sisters in Evergreen Park, were killed in the crash just before 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

7 shot 4 killed 3 critically injured 2 dogs killed August 20, 2014, August 21, 2014 August 24, 2014 Alexander Hernandez LA Dog Killer 7 Shooting Spree 34-year-old Alexander Hernandez charged in a shooting spree, including shooting at a family of five driving to a Catholic church, and killing Gloria Tovar when she was parked near Guardian Angel Parish where she was a eucharistic minister. Satanic messages were spray painted on a mattress near the scene

1 killed, 2 questioned  July 10, 2014  Miami Liberty City Pastor Murdered for Fake Gold Chain  Well-known Liberty City Pastor Kenneth Johnson was ambushed, shot and killed outside a local market, with the cover story that he was robbed for a fake gold chain. He walks the streets and passes out food. He was ambushed by two men who are waiting for him. Two men were caught and questioned. He was one of a series of black pastors and church musicians mysteriously murdered in 2013 and 2014

3 killed, 7 injured in 2 unconnected crashes Two Tesla Crashes in Los Angeles July 4, 2014 There were two apparently unconnected crashes of Tesla cars. One was stolen near midnight from a dealer in West Hollywood. After a 100 mph police chase, it was sliced in two after it hit a light pole, with the back end hitting the entrance to a Jewish synagogue, and shattered batteries sparking like fireworks.

2 injured June 29, 2014  Car crashes into church building in Compton Two people were injured Sunday when a Scion Tc apparently lost control and crashed at high speed into the corner of the predominantly black  Chrisma Christian Fellowship Church in Compton. Firefighters had to remove the victims from the wreckage which was wrapped around a pillar.  Unconfirmed reports indicate that a female passenger of the vehicle died en route to the hospital.

June 1, 2014 In Port Hueneme in the Los Angeles area, driver Odessa Edward hit the gas instead of the brakes and slammed through a brick wall at a church parking lot in Ventura County at the First Assembly Church of God. One woman was killed, and the driver was cited for reckless driving. latimes (staff mostly white)

May 23, 2014 Elliot Rodger UC Santa Barbara Shooting  "Virgin Killer"  9:30 pm Friday night near UC Santa Barbara 7 people dead including killer, 7 hospitalized when Elliot Rodgers shot at crowds from his BMW trading shots with police for 10 minutes. He was found with 4 handguns with 400 rounds of ammunition. He first stabbed 3 men his Chinese roommates and a visitor at a house before his cross-town drive-by killing spree targeting a sorority, deli, gunfights with deputies and church service often driving on the wrong side of the road. His of half-Chinese as a his mother is Malaysian Chinese Li Chin. His father is Peter Rodger who was an assistant director for The Hunger Games movie, and his stepmother is from the Arab/Muslim nation of Morocco.

May 14, 2014 Muslims Attack Two Catholic Nuns, So Viciously That They Have To Be Sent To The Emergency Room By Theodore Shoebat Muslims savagely attacked two nuns on grounds of the Church of Visitation in Seremban, Malaysia. One of the nuns, Sister Juliana Lim, was found to be in critical condition and sent to the Seremban Hospital. The other nun, Sister Mary-Rose, was sent to the hospital to be treated several serious injuries. Two Catholic nuns viciously attacked on church grounds ... The Malaysian Insider

May 6, 2014 Pastor Hurt as Van Backs Over 3 At Concord Church Voting Site In Concord North Carolina at church parking lot, a 79 year old woman Fay Griffin suddenly backed up her van at a high rate of speed over 3 pedestrians, including the pastor of Center United Methodist Church. The church was being used as a polling place for voters. The victims have been identified as Tony Allen, 55, of Midland, Susan Hicks, 64, of Concord and Sharon Campbell, 62, of Mount Pleasant. Officials do not believe the accident was intentional.

April 20, 2014 Casualties: 21 injured Car Slams Into Packed Fort Myers Black Church At Easter In Fort Myers Florida, a car plowed into the predominantly black Second Haitian Baptist Church filled with 200 people just before the Easter concert on Sunday night, injuring 21. The driver claimed when her brakes failed, her car just headed straight for the church and she could not stop.

April 13, 2014 Frazier Glenn Miller Kansas City Jewish Center Shooting One gunman attacked five people at two different Jewish facilities in Overland Park, a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri, killing three Christians. At the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City 73 year old Frazier Glenn Miller was arrested in a shooting that killed 3 people., He founded the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and was its "grand dragon" in the 1980s before the center sued him for operating an illegal paramilitary organization and using intimidation tactics against blacks. Miller was named the only suspect for the shooting earlier that day in suburban Kansas City that ended in the death of three people. Shootings occurred both at the Jewish Community Center and at retirement home Village Shalom nearby, both located in Overland Park, Kansas

March 11, 2014 Seattle Catholic Archdiocese Data Breach Seattle Archdiocese and FBI investigate a data breach. A man who man volunteers at Holy Rosary School discovered other parents and volunteers at the campus had their taxes falsely filed. It appears that the database of background checks conducted by the church was compromised.

March 10, 2014 Robbers Break Into Joel Osteen's Cash Vault Joel Osteen's Lakewood megachurch announced that thieves had stolen offerings from Saturday and Sunday from its secured vault sometime after Sunday afternoon, estimated at over $600,000. The offerings were insured, and there was no data breach, but there was credit card information and members should monitor their accounts. Many comments left on internet articles often supported the thieves and condemned Osteen and his church.

February 10, 2014 Mail Bomb Kills Retired Tennesee Lawyer Near Lebanon, Tennesee retired lawyer John Setzer died while walking to his door after picking up a which blew up and killed him and injured his wife enough to kill her as well. The motive was a mystery as he had worked on bankruptcy cases and had served as as pastor in small "country churches". A note was found with the bomb as experts speculated it could be revenge from a former client. 49 year old Richard Parker who was the victim's neighbor and son-in-law was arrested and pled not guilty to all charges including first-degree murder, premeditated first-degree murder and unlawful possession of a prohibited weapon. Parker was been represented by Setzer after he burned down a house he was renovating in 1990 and negotiated probation and restitution.

February 10, 2014 Fired Worker Threatens To Blow Up Washington Hillel Jewish Center In Seattle, a man recently fired as maintenance worker at the  Hillel Foundation for Jewish Life in the University of Washington U-District threatened to mix toxic chemicals to blow up the building. The director did not believe it was some kind of anti-Semitic attack. Traffic was closed as a chemical sniffing robot was sent in, and the suspect was arrested.

February 9, 2014 Gunman kills two at Russian cathedral, A man who worked as a security guard was instead the attacking gunman who killed two and wounded 6 when he opened fire on worshipers at a Russian Orthodox cathedral on Sakhalin Island off Russia’s Pacific coast. A nun, Lyudmila Pryashnikova, and another man were killed trying to stop the gunman who started firing at icons and worshipers after the service ended. The gunman’s motives were unknown. He was taken into custody where he would be given mental health evaluation. The incident did not appear to be connected to Caucasus militant threats against the Olympics in Sochi, or the attempt to hijack a Turkish airliner to Sochi. It was only days after the February 3rd attack when a Moscow teenager killed a teacher and a policeman and held classmates hostage Russia's first major school shooting, which was also not believed to be connected to terrorism. The media did not note any connection to other attacks on churches and clergy in the middle east or north America.

January 8-12 2014 San Jose Serial Arsonist Sets Dozen Fires in a Week Greater Saint John Baptist Church on E. San Antonio St. in San Jose (black church) was damaged by arson, and another fire was set on the property on Sunday January 12. A series of fires have been evidently set by the same person in the Roosevelt, Little Portugal, Wooster and Five Wounds neighborhoods, as well as the eastern parts of the Brookwood Terrace, Naglee Park and Northside neighborhoods near downtown San Jose, California. January 13 was the first time in six days there were no suspicious fires after a string of 12 suspicious fires over five consecutive days.

January 7, 2013 Interfaith dialogue in Syria: Abducted Italian priest held in al Qaeda jail Jan 12, 2014 06:56 am | Robert Spencer "Syria: Abducted Italian Jesuit priest 'held in Al-Qaeda jail,'" from AKI, January 7: London, 7 January (AKI) - An Italian Jesuit priest who vanished in northern Syria last year, Paolo Dall'Oglio is detained in a prison run by Al-Qaeda's Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat reports. Dall'Oglio, who disappeared in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa on 28 July last year, is being held in Sed Tishreen jail located in the surrounding province, the daily cited activists as saying on Tuesday. There are currently "highly delicate" negotiations talking place between Syrian rebels and jihadists from ISIS for control of the prison, where Dall'Oglio and other prisoners including French journalists are being held, according to the activists.

22 Catholic Martyrs Priests And Workers Assassinated in 2013 January 3, 2014 (Agenzia Fides) reports that during 2013, 22 pastoral care workers were killed worldwide (mostly priests), almost double compared to 13 who were killed in 2012. On the night of December 31, 2013 and January 1, 2014, Fr. Eric Freed, a priest in Eureka, California was killed: The police are investigating to determine the reasons of such murder.
Year 2013
Catholic Priest Rev. Eric Freed Killed By Erratic Gary Lee Bullock January 1, 2013 Popular Catholic priest Rev. Eric Freed was found bludgeoned to death in the rectory of his church in Eureka California. An arrest warrant was issued for Gary Lee Bullock who had been arrested and jailed and hospitalized and released due to erratic behavior before the killing.

Police: Ala pastor killed wife, wounded daughter - Boston.com  Jan 11, 2013 · GARDENDALE, Ala. (AP) — A prominent Alabama pastor fatally shot his wife and wounded their 18-year-old daughter in their church-owned home before ...

May 26, 2013 12:02 am - Updated May 26, 2013 12:12 am  SHELDON  ARDNERsheldon.gardner@staugustine.com Local pastor killed in crash Around 1 AM SJCFR was dispatched to assist JFRD with a crash on 95SB. While everyone was transported to hospitals, FHP had called in a Traffic Homicide investigator for the crash. Photos By Alan Alsobrook  A local pastor died in a two-car crash on Interstate 95 southbound early Saturday morning. People who had met Yvette Renee Montgomery, 56, of St. Johns County, through her work in ministry described her as a caring, compassionate person and a dynamic speaker who had a passion for God and helping others.

  1. December 25, 2013 Pamela Geller Islamic jihad against Christians Pamela Geller reveals how Muslims have been celebrating Christmas With their typical mutual ...
  2. Jihadists Attack US Embassy in Afghan Capital on Christmas Day "US Embassy in Kabul attacked on Christmas Day" By Amir Shah, Asscoiated Press,December 25, 2013 KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The U.S. Embassy in Kabul was hit by indirect fire before dawn on Christmas Day but no Americans were hurt, as attacks elsewhere in Afghanistan killed at least six people Wednesday, officials said.
  3. December 2, 2013 A fire ripped through an Osage County church in Okalahoma. FOX23 pastor says the church has insurance and that insurance will not only rebuild this church but some of the money could go to helping bring the person or persons responsible to justice. A weekend fire at the Wynona Assembly of God Church in Oklahoma apparently was set to cover up a burglary, church officials said [or the burglary was a cover story for an arson attack]
November 2013
  1. Suspect Shot After Suspected St Paul Church Robbery November 17, 2013 Police followed and shot, critically wounding a suspect after a suspected church robbery and chase in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The suspect was a passenger who ran out of the suspicious car, the driver and vehicle are still being sought.  A bystander was grazed by a bullet that hit his house.  It was just two days after a doctor was shot in his house in same city.
  2. November 16, 2013 Boko Haram confirms it has kidnapped a French priest in Cameroon. On December 31, he was set free. cnn
October 2013
  1. Voices Tell Belarus Illegal Immigrant To Set Church Afire Wednesday October 23, 2013 In Burlington Vermont, Alaiksandr Bychkou, 32, told authorities a cover story that voices told him there was a treasure in the steeple at the CollegeStreet Congregational Church but he didn't find any. He was found in the church basement as the steeple erupted in flames and smoke.  Bychkou is a Belarus native who overstayed his visa. He was facing federal deportation proceedings in 2014. He was warned four years before he was in the United States illegally and was facing a deportation proceeding in Boston in 2014.He was picked up in Reno, Nevada, and was deportable. The church was not destroyed, but the steeple was a total loss.
  2. Ohio Pastor Savagely Beaten by Militant Atheist October 20, 2013 At the Bridge Community Church North Hampton Ohio , Rev Normon Hayes was savagely beaten by a self-described militant atheist James Maxie after he asked Maxie's girlfriend if he was being abused. The beating downed him with a punch, and then got on top of him and kept hitting over and over, leavinglong gashes over the man’s eyes and breaking his nose. His Facebook profile makes references to atheism and criticisms of religion.
  3. 4 killed 13 injured October 20, 2013 In Egypt, gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on a Copt wedding crowd. Four were killed including the pastor, an eight-year-old girl and the mother of the groom and a dozen others were injured at the Coptic Church of the Virgin in the Warraq district. It was the first direct shooting against Christians in the capital city of Cairo.  Egypt's top Sunni cleric condemned the attack as contrary to religion and morals.
September 2013 10 incidents
  1. Inver Grove Heights Historic Church Vandalized September 28, 2013 Historic 19th century Old Salem Shrine in Inver Grove Heights south of St. Paul Minnesota was vandalized. Ceiling lanterns were smashed along with the old pump organ. The historic Eagan city hall burned down weeks before by persons unknown.
  2. Friday September 27, 2013 Assassination of Louisiana Pastor Ronald J. Harris At 8:20 p.m. at the Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana, a black gunman Woodrow Karey walked up to black pastor Ronald J. Harris as he was singing and preaching before 60 people. Karey shot him once at close range, and hit him again when Harris fell to the floor. A 22 caliber pistol and shotgun were found nearby in the woods, and Karey called the police to turn himself in afterwards. No motive has been given, and the pastor's daughter has no idea why Karey stopped going to the church and then came back to murder. Karey later told police he had seen inappropriate text message sent by his wife to the pastor and Karey's wife had filed rape charges against Harris two days for his shocking murder
  3. September 20, 2013 Murder of Deirdre Smith Pastor Over Women Feuding African-american pastor Deirdre Smith was trying to intervene in an argument between two men which escalated into her being shot and killed by 17 yr old Khalil Kelly, of Austell and Samuel Blackwell, 33 who were charged in her death of pastor. Smith was the mother of two children and grandmother to three, and may have been accidentally hit in the crossfire
  4. Boko Haram Kills Pastor, 2 Children, Torches Church September 26, 2013  KANO, Nigeria (AFP) – Suspected Boko Haram Islamists on Thursday opened fire in a church in Nigeria’s restive northeast, killing the pastor and his two children before setting fire to the building and fleeing, the military said. Attacks on churches, including suicide bombings, were once a near weekly occurence but have declined in recent month, It was near brutal school attack in July where dozens of students were slaughtered
  5. September 26, 2013 Two Churches Attacked in Syria: Crosses Broken and Al-Qaeda Flags Raised al-Qaeda linked “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL) broke the crosses off the two Christian churches in Raqqah, a city in northern Syria.  They also set the contents of the churches — the Church of the Annunciation and the Church of Martyrs — aflame, and lifted the Islamic flag above them. Residents of Raqqah called for the expulsion of  Islamic terrorists.
  6. 242 casualties 67 killed including 4 attackers, 175 wounded  September 21, 2013 Nairobi Shopping Mall Terrorist Attack Somalia based Al Shabab gunmen led by a woman fire AK-47s into the air and at people at Nigeria's most modern mall. They announced that they would only attack non-Muslims, but shot at some who did not adequately pass their tests of Koranic knowledge. Compared to previous shopping mall attacks in Europe and North America which typically had only one lone gunman with no obvious motive and only occasionally involved a gunman with Islamic connections, these people and Al Shabab boldly proclaimed their killing mission and the terrorist organization. 
  7. Worst Attack on Pakistan Church Kills 78 Injures 130 September, 22, 2013 In the deadliest attack on Christians in Pakistan, two suicide bombers killed at least 78 and injured over 130 outside the 19th century All Saints Church in Peshawar. Elements of the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing,  vowing they would continue to kill non-Muslims until the drone attacks were stopped.
  8. September 17, 2013 15 people including suspected members of Al Qaeda's Somali terrorist group Al Shabaab were arrested in connection to an acid attack on an 16 yr old Roman Catholic priest Joseph Amselmo Mwangamba. The September 13 attack left him with burns on his face, chest and arms as he was leaving an internet cafe in Stone Town. It was the fifth acid attack in Zanzibar since November 2012 thought to be committed by muslim militants. Authorities were close to charging two other men suspected in the earlier drive-by acid attack on Jewish nursery school volunteers Katie Gee and Kirstie Trup from ondon. dailymail.co.uk
  9. September 15, 2013 Arrest Made for Church Vandalism Lee County, Texas  Giddings Police Department served an arrest warrant on a 22 year old Giddings man for Criminal Mischief in regard to the vandalism suffered by St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Giddings... in the early morning hours of Sunday, September 15...Thousands of dollars worth of damage were done to statues, the altar, hymnals, flooring and more. A four and a half foot statue of the Virgin Mary was smashed to pieces and the massive tabernacle altar was overturned and damaged Two air conditioning thermostats were ripped off the wall, an electric guitar was broken into pieces, and a processional cross used during mass was destroyed
August 2013
  1. August 21, 2013 Copts held a funeral for Wahid Jacob, a young Christian deacon who used to serve in St. John the Baptist Church in Asyut, Egypt. He was kidnapped on August 21 by "unknown persons" who demanded an exorbitant $171,000 ransom. Because his family was impoverish, the "ransom" was more likely a cover story for religious-based hate crime. His body was dumped in a field where it was later found. The priest who conducted his funeral service said that the youth's body bore signs of severe torture. 
  2. Interfaith outreach in Nigeria: Muslim group has attacked 50 churches since 2012 Aug 31, 2013 07:21 pm | Robert "Commission: Boko Haram has attacked 50 churches since 2012," from Catholic World News, August 21 The Islamist terrorist organization Boko Haram has “bombed, burned, or attacked” 50 churches in Nigeria since January 2012, according to a new factsheet...
  3. Community in shock after Aylmer pastor killed on bicycle hit by SUV CTV London: Community mourns death of reverend  The congregation at an Aylmer church is in shock after Alvin Korvemaker was killed while riding his bicycle Saturday. Cara Campbell reports. Korvemaker died after being involved in a collision with an SUV while riding his bicycle along Buis Line near Springwater Road in Central Elgin.
  4. August 2013 Egypt Pogram Against Copt Churches 2013 In August 2013, following the 3 July 2013 Coup and clashes between the military and Morsi supporters, there were widespread attacks on Coptic churches and institutions in Egypt by Sunni Muslims.[79] [80] According to at least one Egyptian scholar (Samuel Tadros), the attacks are the worst violence against the Coptic Church since the 14th century.[81] USA Today newspaper reported that “forty churches have been looted and torched, while 23 others have been attacked and heavily damaged”. 
July 2013
  1. monday night July 29, 2013 Detroit black pastor, father killed after asking neighbors to quiet down Police say Tim Kirby was shot, killed after asking neighbors to keep party noise down men at the party became angry and began yelling at Kirby. One man opened fire, shooting Kirby three times  pastor killed over music
  2. Chinese Woman Arrested For Green Paint Monument Vandalism July 26 In Washington DC, the Lincoln Memorial vandalized with green paint in the first incident since 1922. On 2013 July 29 58 year old Jiamei Tian, a homeless woman from China woman whose visa expired July 27, was arrested for paint splattered at the National Cathedral.  She was suspected to have been responsible for splashes of green paint at the Lincoln Memorial, on a statue outside the Smithsonian Castle, on an organ at Luther Place Memorial Church, and on statues and an organ in the National Cathedral. 
  3. Priests at Lauderdale Lakes Church Robbed At Gunpoint  July 18 2013 In Laderdale Lakes, Florida, two priests were robbed at gunpoint at St. Helen Catholic Church while giving a tour at 10 p.m. to a  visiting priest.
June 2013
  • KTLA 5 - Lancaster Pastor Killed by Drunk Driver Murder in 14 Freeway ...  LANCASTER, Calif. (KTLA) -- Family and friends mourned the loss on Sunday of a Lancaster pastor who died in a fatal crash on the 14 Freeway in Acton. Burbank man was charged with two counts of murder on Tuesday after he allegedly slammed his pick-up truck into an oncoming car on the 14 Freeway. Bradford Pate, 38,  was also charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and DUI.
  • June 23, 2013 Francois Murad Franciscan Priest Murdered in Syria In Syria Father Francois Murad was a Franciscan priest who had been in hiding since the monastery he was building came under attack from jihadists. The Vatican confirmed his death by beheading and was martyred by Syrian jihadists on June 23, 2013
  • Pastor  Manard Giles Jr Killed By Wrong Way Murderer Jun 23, 2013 - A 77-year-old pastor Manard Giles Jr., the pastor at The Answer Community Church from Quartz Hill died when a suspected drunken driver headed in the wrong direction on the 17 Antelope Valley Freeway The crash also severely injured Giles' two passengers, both church members, family members said. Giles and his passengers were returning home from a church retreat in San Diego when the crash occurred. The crash occurred before dawn when Bradford E. Pate, 38, llegedly steered his 2006 Toyota truck south onto the northbound lanes and collided with Giles' 2006 Chrysler 300 on the 14 Freeway near Escondido Canyon Road. this was the second wrong-way crash on the same stretch of freeway this past week. On Monday, June 17, a driver who was under the influence of methamphetamines crashed into eight vehicles and injured 13 people about 4:36 p.m. Three of those injured were listed in critical condition at a nearby hospital
  • Drunk Driver Kills Youth Pastor Helping Car June 15, 2013  Drunk Driver Kills Youth Pastor Helping Car A truck slammed at 70 mph in a 40 zone into the parked car of popular youth pastor and father of three from Burleson, Texas who was helping a driver with a flat tire at midnight. 4 were killed and nine others were hurt. The cause of the crash was that the drunk driver who was found with beer and vodka in his truck. Ethan Couch, age 16, had two previous alcohol citations and was charged with intoxication manslaughter and two counts of intoxicated assault. He pled no contest in both counts and was required to take an alcohol awareness class and participate in 12 hours of community services, though prosecutors are seeking a 20-year prison term. He got 10 years probation after his lawyers argued he was a victim of affluenza, rich parents who set no limits.
May 2013
  1. May 5, 2013 Saudis Bomb Catholic Church in Arusha, Tanzania Four Saudi Arabian citizens were arrested for a motorcycle tossing a bomb at the St. Joseph Mfanyakazi Roman Catholic Church in Arusha, Tanzania on a Sunday. One woman died and over 40 people were seriously injured 
  2. May 2013 6-year-old Cyril Joseph was kidnapped Arabic report wrote the boy's "family is in tatters after paying 30,000 pounds to the abductor, who still killed the innocent child and threw his body into the toilet of his home, where the body, swollen and moldy, was exhumed." American Thinker: Egypt: Copts Killed for Ransom
April 2013
  1. April 30, 2013 WAVY - Local black pastor killed in Florida beating A man has confessed (false cover story for deliberate assasination) to killing a Newport News pastor in Florida with a hammer in order to obtain crack cocaine, according to officials. Apostle John Henry Bowser was beat to death with a hammer Tuesday April 30 morning. Officials arrested Terrence Wright, 24, of Atlantic Beach, Fla., after he drove the victim's car to a police station and confessed to the crime. Police found the 76-year-old victim dead in the kitchen of his home, which is right next to the church. 
  2. Lawrence Capener Stabs Catholic Choir Fearing Masons April 28, 2013 Four people were stabbed at the St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He told police who found his hands stained by paint that he was "99 percent sure" the singer was a mason, and confessed that just hours before he had vandalized a nearby Masonic Lodge with red and blue spray paint. Some believed the recent community college graduate was under a lot of pressure and struggling with mental health issues. 
  3. April 2013 10-year-old Sameh George, altar boy at St. Abdul Masih ("Servant of Christ") Church in Minya, Egypt, was abducted on his way to church. Kidnappers demanded 250,000 Egyptian pounds in ransom money. Kidnapping victims are almost always Christians
Month March 2013 
    March 31, 2013 Reshad Riddle Declares Will of Allah And Shoots His Father at Easter Services at Black Church After Easter Sunday services, 24 year old Muslim convert Reshad Riddle entered the Hiawatha Church of God in Christ in Ohio with a handgun and a Koran and shot his father. He then walked to the pulpit, waving his gun and shouted that this was the "the will of Allah. He was arrested by police who were unable to establish if his motive was related to references to his religion or if it was just a family issue. Reshad quoted the Koran after the murder telling a police officer that he had "served his purpose" and that he "found solace in his religion after he shot his father” 
      Month February 2013
    1. February 15, 2013 In Zanzibar, African Catholic priest Evarist Mushi was shot in the head by two men who blocked his way. Three men were arrested in connection with the shooting. It is not clear if it was religiously motivated or linked with the shooting and wounding of another priest on Christmas day
    2. February 5, 2013 Yusuf Ibrahim, a 27-year-old Egyptian immigrant allegedly beheaded two Coptic Christians living in New Jersey. Motive not determined.

    • January 16, 2013 About 250 km from Bogota, Columbia, Catholic priest Father Jose Francisco Velez Echeverri was found shot on Jan. 16 on the patio outside his home. Police believe it could have been a robbery gone awry, and a man was observed riding away on a bicycle from the scene. 2012 was the fourth consecutive year that the Americas logged the continents with the highest number of murders of priests and missionaries. CNA

    The Huffington Post - Terry Greer, Alabama Pastor, Allegedly ... Jan 11, 2013 · Terry Greer, Alabama Pastor, Allegedly Murders Wife, Wounds Daughter, Tries To Stab Self To Death
    • December 25, 2012 Rev. Ambrose Mkenda was wounded in another gun attack in Zanzibar around Christmas.  Not clear if it was motivated by religion.
    • Monday October 29, 2012 Pastor Danny Kirk Killed in Black Church By Electric Guitar Terrorist Rev. Danny Kirk Sr., founding pastor of the Greater Sweethome Missionary was attacked in the parking lot after Derrick Anthony Birdow drove his Mercury Grand Marquis into the church wall just before noon. Birdow chased Kirk into the church where police arrived to see Birdow striking Kirk with an electric guitar that was already in the church. They used a Taser to subdue the man, handcuffed him, and locked him in their patrol car, where he died the same day when he was found unresponsive in the back of a patrol car. Church member Shanellia Harris Birdow said she does not know why her husband attacked the minister. elite-daily-Rev-Danny-Kirk-Sr
    • World Changers Church Shooting Wednesday October 24, 2012 Fatal shooting of pastor by former employee Floyd Palmer at World Changers Church International in Fulton County, Georgia. Palmer was charges included homicide murder, felony murder, aggravated assault - murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Palmer was accused of attempted murder in 2011. He pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of assault and was sentenced to several years in a psychiatric hospital.
    • Monday June 4, 2012: In Venice CA, four men drove up to Oscar Duncan and jeered at his girlfriend as the two stood on a Venice street. They shouted a "Shoreline Crips" (a gang name), and fired a single fatal shot to the head. Duncan was a black youth pastor at Greater Zion Church in Compton, dubbed "choir boy" because of his love of music. Detectives could not determine the motive for choosing Duncan as a target. In June 2013 Co-defendants Kevin Dwayne Green, 29, and Nichole Sheran, 18 were arrested, and later charged with one count of murder with gang enhancements. In January 2013, Hopeton Parsley, 23, a Playboy Gangster Crip was also charged with the shooting 
    • Six Drive Van Into Tacoma Day Care And Set it Afire On May 2, 2012 at the Church of God in Christ center in Tacoma Washington, a van driven into the daycare center and fires caused more than $27,000 in damages to Pathways to Learning Child Care. Six men face multiple charges that include first-degree arson, second-degree conspiracy to commit arson, first-degree attempted arson, theft of a motor vehicle, second-degree taking a motor vehicle without permission and conspiracy to commit theft of a motor vehicle.
    April 2012
    • Assassination of Father Fausto Tentorio in Philippines  October 17 2011 Italian priest Father Fausto Tentorio was gunned down by Jimmy Ato in North Cotabato in the Philippines where he was serving as parish priest. Tentorio was shot several times with a 9mm pistol as he was getting into his pickup truck at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Arakan town. The gunman fled with his brother on a motorcycle. The priest was the third Italian Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME) priest shot in Mindanao, and the second in the Diocese of Kidapawan. The National Bureau of Investigation arrested suspect Jimmy Ato in a remote village in Arakan in North Cotabato province. A spokesman for the PIME stated that the true masterminds of the murder and motives are unknown.
    • September 17, 2011 Youth pastor Todd Annis of First Assembly of God in Macclenny was ejected from his car and killed when he and his wife sideswiped by car racing at excessive speed by Holly King who was 22 driving with a suspended license. King had nearly a dozen citations over the last two and half years which include speeding, careless driving and not having a valid driver's license. On September 17, 2013 two years later, King was sentenced to a year in jail, pay $500 in restitution and recommended her license be suspended for 10. Judge Moran told King that he believes she is responsible for killing Annis and that she needs to take the blame for it. 
    • The 2011 Imbaba church attacks were a series of attacks that took place on 7 May 2011 against Coptic Christian churches in the poor working-class neighborhood of Imbaba in Cairo, Egypt. The attacks were blamed on SalafiMuslims,[1] and the attacks began when the Salafis attacked the Coptic Orthodox church of Saint Mina, where they alleged a Christian woman was being held against her will because she wanted to convert to Islam.[2][3][4] The attacks resulted in the burning of 3 Coptic Orthodox churches, and the destruction of many Christian-owned houses and businesses. In addition, 15 people were killed in the attacks, and about 232 injured.
    • Bonney Lake Pastor and Worship Leader Killed in Head-on Crash September 6, 2010 A horrific crash in Pacific claimed the life of a Pastor Sam Stevens. The talented musician had been pastor and worship leader at the East Point Church in Bonney Lake, Washington for four years. At 2 a.m. he was returning home after dropping off his sister and brother-in-law when a Ford F-350 pickup truck crossed the center line on Stewart Road and slammed head-on into his tiny Toyota Echo.
    • Congo: Rebel Army Torches Crowded Church - Christian News, … religiontoday.com Jan 21, 2009 · DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (ANS) -- Uganda's rebel Lord's Resistance Army has reportedly torched a church crowded with worshippers holding a prayer vigil in the Democratic Republic of Congo 
    • 1 killed 1 injured April 2009 John Chong Shooting Spree At Korean Catholic Camp  
    • Pastor Killed In Illinois Church Shooting - CBS News  Mar 09, 2009 · The pastor of an Illinois church was shot and killed during a service Sunday morning, according to the Maryville Police Department. CBS Affiliate KMOV  Mar 08, 2009 · The pastor of a Maryville, Illinois, church was shot to death during a service Sunday in front of horrified church members who then tackled the gunman ... Image result for "Pastor Fred Winters" shot killed
    • July 27, 2008  a politically motivated fatal shooting took place at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. Motivated by a desire to kill liberals and Democrats, gunman Jim David Adkisson fired a shotgun at members of the congregation during a youth performance of a musical, killing two people and wounding seven others.
    • 4 killed 5 injured plus suspect suicide December 9, 2007 Colorado YWAM and New Life shootings  In the early morning hours after midnight, 24-year-old Matthew J. Murray knocked on the door and opened fire at the Youth With A Mission training center in Arvada, Colorado, with a pistol, killing two and wounding two others before escaping. Later that afternoon, he attacked the New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with a number of firearms, killing two more people and injuring three before being shot and wounded by Jeanne Assam a volunteer guard and former policewoman; he then committed suicide.
    • August 12, 2007: A lone gunman, Eiken Elam Saimon, opened fire in a Missouri Micronesian church, killing a pastor and two other churchgoers.
    • May 20, 2007: A standoff between police and a suspect in the shootings of three people in a Moscow, Idaho, Presbyterian Church ended with three dead, including one police officer.
    • Although not at a church building, the Oct. 2, 2006, attack in Lancaster County, Pa., by a gunman who killed five girls and then himself at an Amish school targeted a religious site.
    • May 21, 2006: Louisiana. Four were killed by a man at Jesus Christ Church.
    • Feb. 26, 2006: Michigan. Two people were killed at predominantly black Zion Hope Missionary Baptist Church, including black  woman by a man who reportedly went to the church looking for his girlfriend. He later killed himself. Victim who died Monday was man while trying to protect his wife from a carjacking attempt outside the church.   killed a 38-year-old woman and wounded a girl sitting next to her. The violence grew out of a domestic dispute, said police Second Deputy Chief James Tate. gunman reportedly 22-year-old Kevin L. Collins, who reportedly went to the church looking for his 19-year-old girlfriend, Jamika Williams. Collins began shooting after Williams’ mother refused to tell him where to find her daughter.
    • October 16, 2005 Insurgents kill monk and burn temple In Thailand's troubled southern province of Pattani, a Buddhist monk was among three killed by insurgents attacking a temple. Around ten suspected muslim militants took part in the fifteen minute long attack in the early hours of Sunday morning, leaving the 76-year-old monk, Kaew Panjapetchkaew, with his throat cut. They then proceeded to use gasoline to set fire to part of the temple. Upon putting out the fire, police investigators found the bodies of two teenage boys who had been helping at the temple. Both had died from gunshot wounds.
    • April 9, 2005: A 27-year-old airman died after being shot at a church in College Park, Ga., where he had once worked as a security guard.
    • March 12, 2005: A man walked into the services of the Living Church of God in Milwaukee and open fired immediately, killing seven people.
    • Oct. 5, 2003: A woman opened fire in Turner Monumental AME church in Kirkwood, east of Atlanta, killing the pastor and two others.
    • February 14, 2003 Vietnamese British Catholic Priest Stabbed In Hue Vietnam In Hue, Vietnam Christopher Thanh Doan, 27 later admitted murdering his adoption father Monsignor Peter Dao Duc Diem a Vietnam-born Roman Catholic priest from London. No motive was determined.
    • May 27, 2001 Gracia Burnham and her husband Martin were among a larger group kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf, an Islamist separatist and terrorist group operating in the southern Philippines. They were American Protestant missionaries in the Philippines with the New Tribes Mission for 17 years from 1986. The Burnhams were in captivity for a year and a few days. Though a ransom of ₱15,000,000 was paid, they were not freed. In the rescue attempt by the Philippine Army on June 7, 2002, Martin was killed by three gunshots in the chest and Gracia was wounded in her right leg.
    • 8 killed, suspect suicide Wedgwood Baptist Church 1999 Shooting  September 15, 1999 Larry Gene Ashbrook dressed in black jacket and baseball cap walked into the church sanctuary and sprayed fire into a rally that had 150  teens from area churches. Armed with a 9mm semiautomatic handgun and a .380-caliber handgun, He went through several ammo clips as he  fired more than 100 rounds and k lit and rolled a homemade pipe bomb down an aisle at one point.  He murdered seven people and injured a further seven. The event featured a concert by Christian rock group Forty Days at Wedgwood Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas. After a verbal confrontation in which a teen told him he needed Jesus, he replied "This religion is bullshit,  'F off,'" then sat down and shot himself  Victims were almost all teenagers the worst mass murder in the city's history
    • October 19, 1984 1 priest killed by communist agents When Communists Murdered a Priest October 21, 2014, Paul Kengor The original piece was published at The American Spectator. It was October 19, 1984—30 years ago this week. A gentle, courageous, and genuinely holy priest, Jerzy Popieluszko, age 37, found himself in a ghastly spot that, though it must have horrified him, surely did not surprise him. An unholy trinity of thugs from communist Poland’s secret police had seized and pummeled him. He was bound and gagged and stuffed into the trunk of their cream-colored Fiat 125 automobile as they roamed the countryside trying to decide where to dispatch him. This kindly priest was no less than the chaplain to the Solidarity movement, the freedom fighters who would ultimately prove fatal to Soviet communism—and not without Popieluszko’s stoic inspiration.
    • June 22, 1980 Daingerfield church shooting  Daingerfield, Texas terrorist style crime: mass shooting weapons:  scoped, semi-automatic AR-15, an M1 carbine, and two revolvers (military or terrorist style) killed: 5 wounded: 10  suspect outcome: committed suicide in prison summary: The Daingerfield church shooting was a mass murder that occurred at the First Baptist Church in Daingerfield, Texas, United States on . Alvin Lee King III, a former high school teacher, armed with a , after members of the church had declined his request to appear as character witnesses in a trial in which he was charged with raping his daughter. King was arrested after shooting himself and charged with five counts of murder and ten counts of attempted murder, but committed suicide in his prison cell on January 19, 1982, before he could be convicted.
    • September 1972 The Viet Cong attacked Binh Dinh and kidnapped several Catholic nuns who were kidnapped and forcibly taken to North Vietnam. psywarrior
    • September 19, 1969. Dai Mai Creek / Hue Massacre Three Communist defectors witnessed the killing of several hundred people at Da Mai Creek, about 10 miles south of Hue, in February of 1968 where it a stream was found with a large number of human bones. On the fifth day of Tet in the Phu Cam section of Hue, where some three-quarters of the City's 40,000 Roman Catholics lived, a large number of people had taken sanctuary from the battle in a local church. A Communist political commissar ordered out about 400 people and told them they were going to the "liberated area" for three days of indoctrination vietnamesecommunistscrimes
    • Vietnam War 38 year old Catholic priest Le An of Xa Chieu Parish had led refugees to safety during the movmement sou and as as result was ordered killed by the Viet Cong. The slogan was "Better to kill one priest than three district chiefs". The Viet Cong routinely shelled his church and when American planes were overhead, they would fire at them near the church and flee, hoping the aircraft would think the church a guerrilla haven and bomb it. 
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