Jailed Christian Convert 'Embracing' Islam In Egypt

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

mohamed-hegazyCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Rights activists have expressed concern about the plight of Mohamed Hegazy amid fears the Christian convert may have been forced to publicly embrace Islam after he was allegedly jailed and tortured by Egyptian authorities.

Threats Against Christians In Jerusalem Marks Disturbing Trend (Column)


By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife Columns)-- It's disturbing to learn of a growing number of Islamist threats against Christians in the Biblical holy city of Jerusalem. The latest such incident, as reported by BosNewsLife, comes in the form of leaflets that were distributed there last week, purporting to be issued by "Islamic State, Jerusalem Emirate."

Islamic State Attacking Christian Villages In Syria


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DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Syria face a difficult Easter after the feared Islamic State (IS) group launched attacks on several Christian villages along the Khabur river in north-eastern Syria, Christians told BosNewsLife.

Former Auschwitz Camp Attracts Record Number Of Visitors


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

Slice_01WARSAW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- A record number of more than 1.5 million people have visited the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland last year, officials say. The announcement comes ahead of commemorations marking the liberation of what became a symbol of the Holocaust.

NEWS ALERT: Christians "Slaughtered" In Northeast Nigeria


By BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos with Paul Jongas reporting from Nigeria

565-Boko-Haram-insurgents (1)ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militants attacked a predominantly Christian area in northeastern Nigeria on Sunday, November 3, "slaughtering" villagers, just days after they killed Christians elsewhere in the region, residents and pastors said. Local media quoted fleeing residents as saying suspected members of the Boko Haram group "slaughtered several people as they were heading to church" in Sabon Gari, on the border of Nigeria's Borno and Adamawa states.