Iraq Christians Facing Crucifixions, Torture By Islamic State Militants

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service christianrescuedBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Iraqi Christians are facing crucifixions, torture and sex slavery in areas controlled by the Islamic State group, but at least some of them have forgiven those who persecuted them, according to testimonies seen by BosNewsLife.

BREAKING NEWS: Church Of Iran Denies Execution Pastor Nadarkhani (Update)

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(ADDS COMMENTS FROM CANNON WHITE) By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife iranian-pastor-youcef-nadarkhaniTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)- The Church of Iran, one of the country's largest house church movements, strongly denies "false reports" that its Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has been executed but says it is concerned for his safety.

Feeling of Peace And Joy Amid Iraq’s Bloodshed

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By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist iraq-christiansBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife Columns)-- We do not hear much good news for Christians from Iraq nowadays, so I was encouraged to learn about a new school there that, against all odds, is achieving great success in turning angry and confused young refugee kids into enthusiastic students.

Mosul Iraq’s ‘Most Dangerous City’ For Christians

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service MOSUL, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Mosul is now one of the most violent cities in Iraq with Christians and other minorities singled out for attacks and thousands continue to flee from the troubled nation, a Christian group said Thursday, August 16.

Christianity Doomed in Iraq, Say Experts (Column)

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By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist IRAQBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife Columns)-- Is it now time for Christians to accept defeat in the face of the Islamic State group's genocidal onslaught in Iraq, and admit that our faith has no viable future – in the short term, at least – in that country? Certainly – and sadly - that's the message that is increasingly being heard from experts.

BREAKING NEWS: Iraq Detains Militants Over Deadly Church Siege

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service
BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife) — Iraq said Saturday, November 27, that its security forces have detained a dozen militants suspected of helping take Christians hostage in a church siege that killed scores of worshipers and two priests last month.

Muslim Militants Attack Iraq’s John the Baptist Followers; Several Killed

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service plusBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- As Islamic militants stepped up deadly attacks, there were security concerns Thursday, April 30, in Iraq about the plight of followers of the Biblical preacher John the Baptist, who led a movement of baptism at the Jordan River.

NEWS ALERT: Christians Anxious As 30 Die In Iraq Election Violence

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife iraq-christiansBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in Iraq anxiously awaited the outcome of a parliamentary vote testing the country's still fragile democracy Sunday, March 7, as suspected Islamic militants killed up to 30 people in the capital Baghdad and other areas of the troubled nation.

BREAKING NEWS: 200,000 Iraq Christians Flee Islamic Militants; U.S. Air Strikes Ongoing

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service Iraqi-Christian-child-sleeps-4X3BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians faced an unprecedented crisis Saturday, August 9, after fleeing Islamic militants who overran towns and villages in northern Iraq, while U.S. warplanes carried out air strikes in an attempt to halt the violent Islamists.

Putting a Face to Suffering (Column)

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By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist Martin Roth BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife Columns)-- As Assyrian Christians continue to suffer at the hands of the barbaric Islamic State, a newly published book of images is set to raise awareness in the West of their plight.