Hat tip to Jihad Watch.
As I noted last year, Advent brings a slew of Islamic persecution of Christians These normally comprise of Church bombings, shootings, kidnappings, and other sundry displays of disapproval.
This year, the threat level appears to have been ratcheted up a bit:
"In an interview last December 13 on Egyptian television Al Baghdadia, the Shiite ayatollah Ahmad Al Hassani Al Baghdadi issued a fatwa against Christians in Iraq. Labeling them as "polytheists" and "friends of the Zionists", the extremist leader stressed that they must choose "or Islam or death," while "their women and girls may legitimately be regarded wives of Muslims." Al Baghdadi is known for his "jihad" positions and for attacking Americans in the past during their presence in the country, and today he lives in Syria, supporting the armed opposition."
While we in the West have to deal with the assembly line-like efficiency of court rulings that placate envious and cruel atheists and the soft totalitarianism of the Progressives, who use the law to order Christians to pay for birth control and abortions, Christians in the East live in fear of utter eradication.