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World Watch List 2011

North Korea at Top of 2011 World Watch List for Christian Persecution

By Bob Unrich

© 2011 WorldNetDaily

Identified persecutors of Christians

North Korea, that reclusive, violent nation where dictator Kim Jong-il demands his subjects worship him and often executes those who don't, remains atop the 2011 World Watch List assembled by Open Doors, but eight of the top 10 nations are dominated by Muslims, whose persecution of Christians is surging.

The Santa Ana, Calif., ministry works with indigenous Christians worldwide where they are persecuted by governments or majority populations, and has since founder Brother Andrew started delivering Bibles behind the Iron Curtain in the 1950s. Its assessment of the threat to Christians comes from the individuals who face those dangers daily.

While North Korea remains No. 1 because of its total repression of faith, the organization reports in its 2011 listing of dangers, "the most dangerous countries in which to practice Christianity are overwhelmingly Islamic."

Even last year, ministry spokesman Jerry Dykstra confirmed that the Islamic persecution of Christians was on the rise – "a growing trend."

Read more: Guess who leads surge in Christian persecution

Look Who's Invading CPAC?

By Brian Fitzpatrick

© 2011 WorldNetDaily

Suhail Khan

WASHINGTON – Another headache has emerged for the largest annual gathering of conservatives slated for next month.

With the Conservative Political Action Conference under fire for allowing participation by a homosexual activist group called GOProud and for a financial scandal in which some $400,000 was misappropriated under the watch of current leadership, Frank Gaffney, a leader of the conservative movement for the last 30 years, charges that CPAC has come under the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood, which is working to bring America under Saudi-style Shariah law.

Gaffney, deputy assistant secretary of defense under Ronald Reagan, is founder and president of the Center for Security Policy and co-author of the new book "Shariah: The Threat to America." He told WND that Islamism has infiltrated the American Conservative Union, the host of CPAC, in the person of Washington attorney and political activist Suhail Khan and a group called Muslims for America.

Khan is a member of the ACU board and, according to Muslims for America, will assist the group's presence at CPAC during the 2011 meeting Feb. 10-12.

Read more: Now look who else is infiltrating CPAC

9th Circuit Court to Rule on Bible Being Allowed in Classrooms as Study Material

9th Circuit to weigh in on 'objective study of the Bible'Bill Bumpas - OneNewsNow - 1/6/2011 4:20:00 AM

The ongoing fight over whether the Bible and other religious texts should be allowed in Idaho's classrooms is about to go before the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Officials at Nampa Classical Academy, one of the biggest charger schools in Idaho, began struggling with state officials over the issue shortly after opening in August 2009. The quarrel continued, even after the Idaho Public Charter School Commission closed the academy last summer, citing financial trouble. The school is now challenging the dismissal of its federal lawsuit against state officials who barred religious material as teaching tools in the classroom.

David Cortman (Alliance Defense Fund)"Where it stands now is that the State of Idaho has banned the objective study of the Bible and all religious texts -- whether it's for or whatever it happens to be -- from being used at all," reports Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) attorney David Cortman. "So this case is being watched, and certainly as it goes up through the appeal process, [it] will be very important precedent for not only the state, but other states as well."

He believes the case could ultimately make it to the Supreme Court, where this issue has already been addressed.

"The Supreme Court has ruled several times already that it's consistent with the Establishment Clause to study the Bible as part of history or literature objectively in public schools," the attorney notes. "So some interesting questions are presented here."

Cortman adds that his firm is preparing briefs this week to present to the Ninth Circuit.