Raymond Ibrahim’s Report on Muslim Persecution of Christians

And it makes not for pleasant reading: The Nigerian church bombings, wherein the Islamic group Boko Haram killed over 40 people celebrating Christmas mass, is just the most obvious example of anti-Christian sentiment in December. Elsewhere around the Muslim world, Christmas time for Christians is a time of increased threats, harassment, and fear, which is…

Western Wall Plaza Excavation Results

Writes Todd Bolen over at the Bible Places Blog: Over the yearsI’ve mentionedthe excavation at the “back” of the Western Wall prayer plaza. The latest issue of Biblical Archaeology Review has a report by the excavators on their discoveries at the site from 2005 to 2010. Since I expect some curious student to ask me…

Facebook, Google, Apple Censor Religious Speech

So says a National Religious Broadcasters’ report: Major internet media platforms and service providers have policies that hinder Christian evangelization and censor speech on controversial issues of the day like abortion and marriage, a new report says. “Christian ideas and other religious content face a clear and present danger of censorship on web-based communication platforms,” said…

World Muslim Population Doubling

Report projects. CNN has more: Twenty years ago, the world had about 1.1 billion Muslims. Twenty years from now, it will have about twice as many – and they’ll represent more than a quarter of all people on earth, according to a new study released Thursday. That’s a rise from less than 20 percent in…