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Barnabas Update, May 16th 2018

Vigilance required by Christian minorities

 Barnabas Fund, 10 May 2018

The United States recently announced that its embassy in Israel moves from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as from Monday 14 May 2018.

There has been widespread criticism of this move, especially from Muslims. It should be noted that Ramadan starts this year on 16 May, which often sees heightened tensions and violence against non-Muslim minorities.

Previous triggers have generated significant Islamist violence against others around the world, especially against Christians and Christian buildings. Christians in Africa, the Middle East and Asia have often paid the price.

 Rushdie’s publication of The Satanic Verses novel, and the case of the satirical cartoons in Denmark come to mind.