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Christians in the city of Basra in Iraq have reportedly been pushed to isolation amid the threats of extinction of non-Muslim minorities after the majority had failed to protect them from extremists in the last few years.
SAS snipers, who were part of mopping up campaigns after the fall of Mosul managed to save a Christian family merely seconds away from being decapitated by Islamic State militants for refusing to convert to Islam.
Two Coptic Christians from the village of Ezbat El-Sheikh Nageim in Minya, Upper Egypt, are being accused of inciting sectarian strife and are now facing arrest after a comment shared on Facebook sparked a riot among a number of Muslims in their village.