Muslims Defending Christians Around the World

Saint Matthew Monastery (Der Mar Matti), overlooking Bashiqa and Bartella, between the Kurdistan Region and Iraq 16.jpg

Saint Matthew Monastery (Der Mar Matti), a Syriac Orthodox monastery overlooking the Nineveh Plains towns of Bashiqa and Bartella, in between the Kurdistan Region and Iraq (Public Domain)

October 15, 2018

By Charles Upton and John Andrew Morrow

In recent years many stories of the heroic defense of Christians by Muslims, often against attacks by ISIS, Boko Haram and other Takfiri terrorists, have emerged from Syria, Iraq, Egypt, the Philippines, Canada, France and elsewhere. These actions are entirely in the spirit, though not always in the awareness, of the Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad, as elucidated in The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World by Dr. John Andrew Morrow (see http://www.covenantsoftheprophet.com). Here are links to 43 of them:

https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2018/06/christianity-in-syria-is-under-threat-from-forces-the-west-is-supporting/

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2016/may/more-than-300-islamic-leaders-denounce-extremism.html

https://www.christianpost.com/news/muslims-jordan-guard-churches-easter-sunday-180756/

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/12/christmas-iraq-christians-minorities.html

https://hcef.org/programs/mcc/

http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-philippines-islamic-state-20170907-story.html

https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/coe/film-showing-muslims-protecting-christians-nominated-oscar/

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/2/41218/Evidence-of-protecting-Christians%E2%80%99-rights-churches-in-Islam

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/22/kenya-al-shabaab-attack-muslims-protect-christians-mandera

When 300 Muslims Defended Christians but Few Noticed

http://www.kurdistan24.net/en/news/0bf04873-a57e-4429-aaa5-25f11b703ee9

https://www.therebel.media/the_rebel_in_iraq_meeting_righteous_kurdish_muslims_who_protect_christians

http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2014/january/is-kurdistan-syria-churchs-best-hope-for-survival

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/06/iraq-christians-seek-refuge-with-kurds-2014624867119947.html

https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2012/1221/In-Hezbollah-stronghold-Lebanese-Christians-find-respect-stability

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46415.htm

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-35151967

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/kenyan-muslim-man-who-died-protecting-christians-in-terror-attack-awarded-top-honour-a6964936.html

https://parliamentofreligions.org/content/thousands-egyptian-muslims-serve-human-shields-protect-coptic-christians

https://www.cnn.com/2015/12/22/africa/kenya-bus-attack-al-shabaab-muslim-christians/index.html

Christians Protect Mosques on Fri., Muslims Guard Churches on Sunday

https://www.voanews.com/a/cameroons-muslims-and-christians-unite-against-boko-haram/3152365.html

https://www.france24.com/en/20131216-central-african-republic-car-christian-muslim-neighbourhoods-bangui

200 Muslim Men Surround Christian Church On Christmas Day…To Protect Worshippers

3 Muslim Women Died Defending Christians on Palm Sunday

https://www.ucanews.com/news/viral-photo-shows-muslims-defending-catholic-church-in-egypt/69064

http://www.catholicnews.com/services/englishnews/2017/egyptian-priest-praises-muslim-support-of-threatened-christians.cfm

Some Surprising and Hopeful Signs: Muslims Defend Jews, Jews Defend Muslims

Thousands Of Egyptian Muslims Show Up As ‘Human Shields’ To Defend Coptic Christians From Terrorism

https://www.globalministries.org/bishop_thanks_muslims_for_10_10_2014_1348

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/muslims-return-favor-join-hands-christian-protesters-mass-cairo-tahrir-square-article-1.137961

http://theboniukfoundation.org/christians-protecting-muslims-as-they-pray-during-the-revolution-cairo-egypt-2011/

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/muslims-christians-philippines-marawi-isis-flee-seige-a7771126.html

https://www.gospelherald.com/articles/70921/20170614/muslims-protecting-christians-isis-lending-hijabs-besieged-philippines-town.htm

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/philippines-muslim-saves-64-christians-islamic-militants-marawi-rodrigo-duterte-abu-sayyaf-a7777351.html

https://tribune.com.pk/story/614333/muslims-form-human-chain-to-protect-christians-during-lahore-mass/

Muslims Protect Christmas Mass After France Heightens Security at Churches

https://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-asia/why-holiest-shrine-christianity-guarded-two-muslim-families-007843

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/muslims-raise-over-100000-to-help-rebuild-black-churches-in-the-south_us_55ad4be7e4b0d2ded39fac57

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-36498867/the-muslims-building-a-christian-church-in-pakistan

Muslims Pitch in to Help Catholic Neighbors Rebuild Church Destroyed in Storm

Muslim Mosque Helps Catholic Church Recover Following Shocking Vandalism

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Dr. John Andrew Morrow is a senior scholar specializing in Islamic, Indigenous, and Hispanic Studies.