Religious Freedom – Syria

Christian woman killed in Idlib

By Christian Solidarity Worldwide CSW has learned that a Syrian Christian woman was murdered in Idlib Province after being repeatedly raped, tortured and stoned. The body of Susanne Der Krykor was discovered on 9 July 2019 at her home in the ... Full Article

Islamic State executes another Druze hostage

By Christian Solidarity Worldwide CSW is deeply saddened by news that Islamic State (IS, Daesh) terrorists have executed another Druze hostage in Syria. Footage of the execution was released on 2 October. The victim, Thuraya Abou Ammar, 25, was ... Full Article

Syrian Druze hostage killed

By Christian Solidarity Worldwide CSW is saddened by news that one of the hostages abducted by the Islamic State (IS, Daesh) during the attack on Suwayda in southern Syria on 25 July was executed on 2 August. CSW’s sources have confirmed that ... Full Article

Al Qaeda in Syria kills woman accused of adultery

(Reuters) – Al Qaeda’s Syria wing, Nusra Front, shot dead a woman in the northwest of the country after accusing her of adultery, a monitoring group said on Wednesday, saying it showed such execution-style killings were not confined ... Full Article

U.N. Urges Arab World to Denounce Islamic State

By Somini Sengupta | The New York Times UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations’ top human rights official called on the Muslim world to denounce the “monstrous” crimes of the extremist group that seeks to establish an Islamic state in Iraq ... Full Article

Homs priest killed by assassins

World Watch Monitor Dutchman refused to leave tiny, beleaguered Christian enclave Frans van der Lugt, a Jesuit priest who refused to leave the embattled city of Homs, Syria, in solidarity with the few Christians still living there, was killed by ... Full Article

Syrian Christians face danger at Christmas

KINGSTON – The holidays are a time of hope, charity, and festive gatherings in Canada. And many Canadians will attend church services on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day without concern for their safety. But for Syria’s ancient Christian ... Full Article