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Trump Sending Christians Back to Iraq Where They Face Death; Migrants Cry Out After Mass Arrests in Detroit

United States immigration officials have reportedly arrested dozens of Iraqi Christians in southeastern Michigan during a series of roundups. Christians are protesting and warning that believers sent back to Iraq could be slaughtered.

"My dad is Christian and Donald Trump is sending him back to a place that is not safe whatsoever," said 18-year-old Cynthia Barash, speaking of the ongoing slaughter of followers of Christ at the hands of the Islamic State terrorist group in Iraq.

CNN reported on Monday that her father, 47-year-old Moayad Barash, was one of 30 to 40 people seized by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on Sunday in Detroit, as part of deportation efforts.

"He did something wrong 30 years ago. He didn't do anything today, yesterday, a year ago," she said, noting that her father had been caught with marijuana two or three decades ago.

Jeremiah Suleiman separately said that his uncle had been living in the U.S. for 35 years before Sunday's arrest.

"If my uncle gets sent back, it's basically sending him to a death sentence, just like everybody else here," Suleiman told CNN affiliate WXYZ.

"We've been here all of our lives," he added, urging Trump to reconsider these mass deportations, given that the Chaldean community largely supported him during the presidential election.

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200 people held hostage in Philippines by Muslim militants, Catholic priest claims

MARAWI, Philippines -- A Catholic priest who was taken hostage by militants linked to the Islamic State group says he's being held alongside 200 other captives, including children, in what appeared to be a battle-scarred part of a southern Philippine city.

In a video apparently taken under duress by militants, Father Teresito Suganob said his captors wanted the military to withdraw its forces from Marawi, where Islamic militants still hold pockets of territory after a week of gunbattles with the army.

A colleague of Suganob confirmed to The Associated Press that the man in the video is the priest. It was not clear when the video was taken or who released it online, and whether Suganob believed what he was saying or was forced to say it.

"We want to live another day, we want to live another month," Suganob said, standing in front of debris and partially burned buildings. Directing his remarks to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, he said, "We want to live few years and in your generosity, Mr. President, in your heart, we know you can make something (happen)."

Marawi Bishop Edwin de la Pena confirmed that it was Suganob in the video.

"I was glad to see that he is alive but we were also saddened because the fact that the terrorists are ready to negotiate means they are pressed against the wall and they are also desirous to get away from the situation and their bargaining chip are the hostages," he said in a telephone interview.

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2 Y/O Girl Dies From Burns After Muslim Extremist Wearing 'Jihad' Shirt Torches Church in Indonesia

A 2 year-old girl has died after suffering burns on the majority of her body following an attack by an alleged Islamic extremist on a church in Borneo, Indonesia.

According to ABC News, Ade Intan Marbun was one of four young children injured after a man - identified by police as Juhanda, a.k.a. Jo bin Muhammad Aceng, a 32 year old ex-convict for terrorism - threw a Molotov cocktail from his passing motorbike into Oikumene Church in Samarinda, the provincial capital of E. Kalimantan province. The man was reportedly wearing a shirt emblazoned with the phrase, "Jihad, Way of Life."

East Kalimantan police spokesman Fajar Setiawan said the toddler, who was playing on the church lawn with several other children at the time of the attack, died from complications after suffering burns to more than three quarters of her body.

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Easter and religious hypocrites: Western civilization’s Christian foundations are everywhere

image from http://www.almanac.com/sites/default/files/users/Almanac%20Staff/easter-calendar-cross_full_width.jpgIt’s Easter and if you listen closely, you can hear the silence from the hypocrites who say religion has no place in public life while enjoying another religiously motivated holiday.

They’re the ones who say religion only causes harm, or that religion has been a cancer on society but in fact, our western civilization is built upon religious traditions.

There is a Judeo-Christian tradition underpinning western civilization, specifically, a Christian one.

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Nigerian women and girls rescued from Boko Haram raped by officials, soldiers, Human Rights Watch says

Nigerian government officials, soldiers and police are raping and sexually exploiting women and girl refugees from Boko Haram, instead of protecting them, Human Rights Watch said in a report Monday.

Shortages of food, medicine and clothing in refugee camps compounds the vulnerability of victims who include many unaccompanied girls and women orphaned and widowed by the 7-year uprising, the New York-based organization said.

In July, it documented the rapes and sexual exploitation of 37 females, including four who said they were drugged and then abused. Some described having sex in exchange for food for their children, including a woman at a camp that had received no food for about seven weeks.

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