Christian refugees in southern Turkey tell of rapes, forced conversions to Islam and the desecration of churches.
It turns my stomach to write these words, but this is "desecration."
They are the cultural destruction and desecration by armed extreme Islamic groups that have seized power.
The Tehran and Tabriz bazaars closed briefly on December 16 as a show of protest against the desecration.
In their eyes the mere act of moving a vessel from one place to another would count as a desecration of that holy day.
It was desecration that her name should be mentioned in that room.
Only the faithfulness of an old Indian chief kept the sacred vessels from desecration.
It did not occur to her that any words of hers could be other than a desecration of those minutes.
Uncle Dick was much teased, and suffered under it; it seemed, as he had said, desecration.
He vowed, when he came of age, that this desecration should go no further.