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Iran's 'Terror Factory' Targeting Christians

May 5, 2019  •  Gatestone Institute

The daughter of a former pastor in Iran -- Dabrina Bet-Tamraz -- recently described the persecution and suffering to which her family is being subjected after being sentenced to lengthy prison terms for "crimes" related to Christianity.

Speaking from the safety of refuge in Switzerland, where she managed to flee with the help of friends, Dabrina Bet-Tamraz, the daughter of Victor and Shamiram Bet-Tamraz, told Gatestone Institute:

"I was arrested many times in Iran. I was threatened, forced to cooperate with the government against pastors, Christian leaders and church members. I was kept in custody with no legal permit, with no female officer present and in male surroundings.

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Turkey: On Anniversary of Genocide, Armenians Still under Attack

May 1, 2019  •  Gatestone Institute

April 24 marked the 104th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide by Ottoman Turkey. It was on this date in 1915 that Armenian intellectuals and community leaders were arrested in Constantinople and later murdered. It is estimated that between one and one and a half million Armenians perished.

Since then, Turkish authorities have aggressively denied that the genocide even took place, or that Turks carried it out, and penalized those who dare to assert otherwise.

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Turkish 'Justice': Life in Prison for Journalists; Leniency for ISIS Terrorist

April 29, 2019  •  Gatestone Institute

Two recent criminal cases in Turkey underscore Ankara's disturbing double standard when it comes to the concept of justice.

In February, three dissident Turkish journalists accused of "attempting to overthrow the constitutional order" -- for their alleged "involvement in the 2016 coup attempt" against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan -- were sentenced to life in prison.

In March, Neil Christopher Prakash, an Australian ISIS terrorist caught in 2016 crossing the border into Turkey from Syria, was given a light sentence by the Kilis High Criminal Court.

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Nigeria: Jihad against Christians

April 21, 2019  •  Gatestone Institute

Christians are being massacred in Nigeria by Fulani and Boko Haram jihadists -- and no one seems to care.

The most severe persecution of these defenseless Christians -- who make up half of Nigeria's total population -- has been taking place mostly in the Muslim north of the country, which is governed by sharia law, and in the states known as the "Middle Belt," which are a transition zone between the northern and southern states.

According to the human rights organization International Christian Concern (ICC):

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Turkey: Erdogan Pledges to Convert Byzantine Cathedral Hagia Sophia into a Mosque

April 7, 2019  •  Gatestone Institute

Addressing a rally ahead of the March 31 municipal elections in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced plans to convert the Hagia Sophia museum, originally a Byzantine cathedral, into a mosque.

Erdogan repeated this statement the following day during a televised interview. "Hagia Sophia will no longer be called a museum," he declared. "Its status will change. We will call it a mosque."

Erdogan took the opportunity to respond to foreign officials critical of his intention to violate the former church by venting against Israel.

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