Report Details Hate Crimes Against Christians and Churches


The European Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination Against Christians have issued their five-year report (PDF), with pages and pages of recent examples of anti-Christian acts that have taken place internationally, including hate crims against Christian buildings (desecrations, vandalisms, etc).

Here's a couple sample cases included in the report:

Austria: Socialist Pupils Association Encourages Members to Vandalize Churches

March 2008: In a newsletter Austrian "Aktion Kritischer Schüler" (socialist pupils association) encourages members to use the occasion of the international day against racism (March 21st) to vandalize churches.

Russia: Church Service Stormed, Pastor Beaten

April 2008: A Pentecostal service was stormed by perpetrators, the pastor was beaten, parishioners were threatened with pistols held to their heads. No prosecution of the four attackers occurred by the end of 2008.

Excursus - United States: Hate Crimes Against Christians Up 25%

November 2009: New FBI statistics on hate crimes show a nine percent increase in crimes against religious groups in 2008 and an almost 25 percent increase in reported hate crimes against Catholics