Middle East

“Terror” campaign to intimidate Christian voters in Egyptian elections

Originally published in barnabasaid Egyptian Christians are said to be victims of a “terror and intimidation” campaign intended to prevent them from voting for the Muslim Brotherhood’s rival in the presidential run-off. Many Christians voted for the secular former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq in the first round of the country’s […]

Death penalty for blasphemy in Kuwait

Originaly published in Barnabas Aid Kuwait’s Islamist-dominated parliament has passed a bill that would make insulting key Islamic figures and the Quran punishable by death. The amendment, intended to strengthen the country’s existing blasphemy legislation, gained overwhelming support in the second – and final – vote on 3 May. It […]

Christians in Syria in danger, misunderstood

[notice]Christians in Syria are under attack by Islamists and many have fled as the complex and bloody conflict between rebels and the Assad regime continues. In this special report by the World Evangelical Alliance Religious Liberty Commission (WEA-RLC) , researcher Fernando Perez sheds some light on the difficulties faced by […]