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India the ecumenical Christian organization United Christian Forum for Human Rights (UCFHR) said that when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took power attacks on Christians increased dramatically (17 ).

militants in India are offering rewards to destroy the homes of Christians or kill Christian leaders. A spokesman for All India Christian Council (AICC) said "People are being offered rewards to kill, and to destroy churches and Christian properties," (18 ).

Attacks on Christians have plagued India and have been called "What has happened recently in India, and has been happening over the past few years, is tantamount to 'religious cleansing' of Christians and other minorities by extremists," by Christian leaders in India. 38 people have died, as many as 30,000 have bee left homeless and a dozen churches have been destroyed. The Indian government has deployed troops and set up relief camps to ease the violence and suffering(19 ).

Christians are being killed in "liberated" Iraq, for example in November the numbers vary from four or five given by a military leader to sixteen given by a church leader. Archbishop Mosul's Chaldean Catholic community Paulos Faraj Rahho was kidnapped his body we found weeks later. Since 2003 eight Christian priest have been killed (20 ).

Sectarian rioting in Letwaru village, Masohi district, in Indonesia. The rioting was allegedly cause by a Christian elementary school teacher making an anti Islamic statement. Rioting Muslims destroyed 69 buildings including two churches and 42 homes own by Christians, sixteen Muslim homes were also destroyed by accident (21 ).

In Somalia Muslim Militants abducted and killed Christians as part of their take over the country. Christians were even attacked in refugee camps (22 ).

In 2002 Islamic Militants launched a grenade attack on a Presbyterian-supported hospital in Pakistan, killing three Pakistani women, this same cell are responsible for attacks on a school for children of Christian Missionaries in Murree (23 ).

In 1999 demonstrators protested the increase of violence against Christians in India. The increase was greater than anytime since India gained independence. The violence against Christians included gang rapes of nuns, destruction of churches and burning of bibles (24).

Iraq saw a coordinated bombing of churches in 2004, violence also flared up when people perceived that Pope Benedict XVI made anti Islamic comments (25).

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In New York State there was an attempted Arson of a Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale. Two Arab men from Yonkers were arrested and indicted(26 ).

French Jews going to synagogues have been insulted, spit on, had stones thrown at them by anti-Semites(27 ).

In Russia Skinheads attacked a 15 year old Jewish by at a train station. The boy was hospitalized with a concussion and other injuries(28 ).

In Poland Jewish monuments have been desecrated, graves and tomb stones have been smashed and a Nazi Swastika was painted on a Synagogue and old Jewish cemetery (29 ).

In Brooklyn New York anti Semitic notes have bee taped to doors on private homes. Police didn't release the text of the note but they said the note contained the words "kill" and "Jews"(30 )

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