Tag: Libya

Libya: 88 Christians abducted by ISIS

 Originally published in Open Doors SA Militants of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) abducted 88 Eritrean Christians in Libya on Wednesday, 3 June. According to reports by the Libya Herald, the Christians were seized by IS militants during an ambush on a people smuggling’ convoy near Oum Walid. This incident […]

Libya to release 4 jailed missionaries, including SA woman

Originally Published in Christianity Today Libya has announced that it will free from jail four foreign missionaries who were arrested last month on allegations of evangelism, according to Bloomberg News. Citing “homeland security” concerns, police arrested the missionaries on charges of printing and distributing Christian pamphlets in Benghazi. It originally […]

Mass arrest and torture of Christians in Libya

Originally published by Front Page Magazine Last week’s news of four Christian missionaries in Libya placed under arrest, possibly facing the death penalty for “proselytizing,” is apparently the tip of the iceberg. Yesterday, Arabic media reported that over 100 Christian Copts from Egypt, who appear to have been living and […]

Gaddafi dead: Bright future for Libya – but what fate for Christians?

Originally published in Christian Post Forty-two years of terror seemingly ended today with the killing of ex-Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi by the Misrata Military Council. Libya’s Prime Minister confirmed Gaddafi’s death this morning. “We have been waiting for this moment for a long time,” confirmed Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril. With […]