"The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church."
but not forsaken"
2 Cor. 2:7-10
for these faithful witnesses of His Truth and love.
Obama response to Christian killing fields 'horrifying': "Syrian Christian families are being forced out of their homes by rebel factions operating with the support of the U.S. and its allies in Syria’s civil war, while President Obama continues his policy of ignoring a genocide in the making. ...'Aleppo has been home to Syria’s largest Christian community, numbering in the tens of thousands, but two-thirds of this community has been scattered throughout the surrounding countryside.... The rebel coalition, which is fighting ISIS as well as Assad, is no different than ISIS in its utter contempt of Christians....” See Persecution Scriptures
Obama 'plays politics' with Christian persecution: "Franks, who leads the International Religious Freedom Caucus in the House...said Obama administration officials 'only respond when the politics become so antithetical to them that they have to.'
"Franks cited the recent case of Meriam Ibrahim, who was sentenced to die for her Christian faith but later released. He also noted Saeed Abedini, the American pastor imprisoned in Iran; the Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria; the Muslim Brotherhood persecution of Christians in Egypt; and ISIS. 'The bottom line is if you don’t have religious freedom, there’s no hope for any other kind of freedom.'” See Spiritual Warfare: Hating Truth and Primed for Deception!
Persecution. Obama response to Christian killing fields 'horrifying': "Syrian Christian families are being forced out of their homes by rebel factions operating with the support of the U.S. and its allies in Syria’s civil war, while President Obama continues his policy of ignoring a genocide in the making. ...'Aleppo has been home to Syria’s largest Christian community, numbering in the tens of thousands, but two-thirds of this community has been scattered throughout the surrounding countryside.... The rebel coalition, which is fighting ISIS as well as Assad, is no different than ISIS in its utter contempt of Christians....” See Persecution Scriptures
Obama has new target on persecuted Christians: "...this high-powered Chicago attorney may have been a little too successful. He’s gained asylum for thousands of persecuted Christian from Iraq, Syria and Egypt, and that caught the attention of the Obama Justice Department, which is known to be no friend of Middle Eastern Christians.
"DeKelaita, 52, grew up in Kirkuk in the heart of Assyria, a portion of northern Iraq that is home to one of the world’s most ancient Christian communities.... The Obama administration moved against DeKelaita in September 2014, raiding his office and scooping up whatever 'evidence' they could find against him. ... DeKelaita has been a pillar in the Assyrian Christian community in Chicago, founding the Ashurbanipal Library and donating to projects that celebrate Assyrian art and culture." See Spiritual Warfare: Hating Truth and Primed for Deception!
Bombs Found Planted at New Mexico Churches: "Police are searching for clues after bombs were found planted this month outside of three houses of worship in New Mexico. ... 'A house of worship should be a place of peace; making the act of violence especially troubling for us all,' wrote newly-installed pastor Kevin Glenn.... 'Only our Lord is able to provide ultimate security to each of us through Jesus Christ.” See Preparing for Persecution
Christians used as 'form of currency' by ISIS as mass kidnapping continue: "Christians in the Middle East still live in fear as the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) remains unchallenged in Iraq and Syria. Christian organizations are attempting to help Christians, but for many, it is too late.
“'Christians have become a form [of] currency in this tragedy,' explained John Newton, spokesman for Aid to the Church in Need, to the Christian Post. 'I know of one priest who was kidnapped for two months… they asked for a ransom of $120,000, which the family managed to raise and deliver… But hours later, the priest was killed and his body cut up, with pieces of him sent in a box to the family.” See Hatred
Fleeing Death: Can Europe Survive Migrant Crisis? "It is the largest refugee crisis since World War II: millions of men, women, and children running from civil war, from ISIS, from religious persecution, and from hostile governments in Africa and the Middle East. CBN News traveled to the remote Italian island of Lampedusa, 60 miles from the North African country of Tunisia, where some of these migrants arrive -- dead or alive. Italian authorities have built camps there and across Italy to try to contain the refugee influx, but they know more are coming....
"But this is more than a humanitarian crisis. For Italy, and the entire European Union, it is also a security nightmare because, reportedly, among the refugees are soldiers of the Islamic State.... Public anger is building against the refugees and against the European Union over uncontrolled migration." See Persecution Scriptures
Sununu: Why Isn't Persecution of Middle East Christians Considered Top Human Rights Problem? "John H. Sununu....White House chief of staff under George H. W. Bush, criticized the way President Obama has handled the persecution of Middle East Christians by Islamic State terrorists. Sununu, who comes from a Greek Orthodox family with roots in the Middle East, said Obama seems to be making 'a deliberate effort not to give any credibility to the fact that this is a religious ethnic cleansing on the part of ISIS and the fanatics in that part of the world.'
“'For some reason he seems incapable of acknowledging the reality of this crisis,' Sununu said 'The indifference to this problem is underscored by the president’s inability to utter the word 'Christian' in condemning the killing of those 21 Coptic Christians.' President Obama referred to them only as Egyptians, he noted." SeeSpiritual Warfare: Hating Truth and Primed for Deception!
American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran Again Brutally Beaten Behind Bars: “In addition to physically beating the persecuted pastor, prisoners demolished a small table Pastor Saeed used to study and read.'... 'Abedini’s wife outlined that guards have continued to pressure him to deny Christ and return to Islam. ...'Saeed refuses to deny Christ and continues to be a light and witness in that dark prison.” See The UN Plan for Global Migration
The Persecution Of Christians Is Intensifying As Anti-Christian Hatred Sweeps The Entire World: "A passionate hatred of Christianity is sweeping across the planet, and very few global leaders have been willing to step forward and speak out against this rising persecution of Christians. In many parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia, believers are being relentlessly attacked by extremists, churches are being destroyed, and laws are being passed to try to prevent the spread of the Christian faith. Would you risk your life to go to church?" See Preparing for Persecution
A Call to Formally Label ISIS Attacks on Christians, Yezidis as Genocide: "They buy and sell the women... They kidnap children, even infants, and detonate them as bombs. As the Islamic State tightens its grip on Syria and Iraq, the horror of its atrocities reaches unimaginable depths. And what remains of Christianity in the Middle East is dying, massacred through the torture, displacement, and murder of an entire population."
Obama detains 27 Christian asylum seekers: "More than two dozen Iraqi Chaldean Christians forced from their homes by ISIS have been detained at an ICE detention center in California for six months after crossing the border from Mexico....
"Mark Arabo: ... 'It seems like the border is open to everyone unless you’re an Iraq Christian fleeing ISIS.' ... 'The Chaldean Christians are being held 'without any logic or explanation; they’ve escaped ISIS only to be imprisoned by ICE. These are 20 innocent Christians.... 'These are people we should be celebrating not imprisoning.'” See Persecution Scriptures
Florida College Says Christian Group Can’t Have Christian Leaders: "Rollins College has determined that a Christian student organization is in violation of the school’s nondiscrimination policy because the group requires its leaders to be followers of Christ." See Preparing for Persecution
University of New Hampshire: Using the Word “American” is Offensive: "Using the words 'American,' 'obese,' 'normal,' 'mothering,' 'fathering,' 'homosexual'... is offensive and should be discouraged, according to a 'Bias-Free Language Guide' posted on the University of New Hampshire website.... Calling people 'illegal aliens' is also politically incorrect....”
U.S. State Dept. Bars Christians from Testifying about Persecution:
“This is an administration which never seems to find a good enough excuse to help Christians, but always finds an excuse to apologize for terrorists… I hope that as it gets attention that Secretary Kerry will reverse it. If he doesn’t, Congress has to investigate, and the person who made this decision ought to be fired” —
“The U.S. insists that Muslims are the primary victims of Boko Haram…. The question remains — why is the U.S. downplaying or denying the attacks against Christians?” — Emmanuel Ogebe, Nigerian human rights lawyer, Washington D.C.
“Stop building churches. Convert to Islam, which is the true religion. Otherwise we will make a horrible example of you.” — Javed David, head of Hope for the Light Ministries, quoting a biker." See Preparing for Persecution
Persecution. The Persecution of Christians is Intensifying as anti-Christian hatred sweeps the entire world: "A passionate hatred of Christianity is sweeping across the planet, and very few global leaders have been willing to step forward and speak out... In many parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia, believers are being relentlessly attacked...churches are being destroyed, and laws are being passed to try to prevent the spread of the Christian faith. In some areas, the violence has become so extreme that Christians knowingly risk their own lives just to go to church services each week. Would you risk your life to go to church?" See Purging the Memory of Our Christian Roots
Judge Orders School District to Stop Promoting Christianity, Fines Officials $7500 for Contempt: "A federal judge in Mississippi has ordered a school district in the Bible Belt to stop promoting Christianity during school events.... The two individuals featured in the film explained that they were able to overcome their struggles through the power of Jesus Christ. The presenter also spoke to students about the hope that is found in Christ, and led students in prayer." See Ban truth - Reap Tyranny
Christians 'Most Persecuted Group in World': "ISIS issued a directive: citing the Islamic concept of 'dhimma', [which] requires Christians in the city to pay tax of around half an ounce (14g) of pure gold in exchange for their safety. It says Christians must not make renovations to churches, display crosses or other religious symbols outside churches.... Christians must not carry arms, and must follow other rules imposed by ISIS (also known as ISIL) on their daily lives...." See Persecution Scriptures
Pentagon urged to boot chaplains who oppose 'gay' marriage: "... the Pentagon is now being urged to 'cleanse itself' of chaplains who refuse to support same-sex marriage. Activist Mikey Weinstein, president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, is demanding the U.S. military conduct a purge of chaplains who hold to the traditional teaching.” See Spiritual Warfare
ISIS captures 88 Christian refugees: "...all of whom are believed to be Christians – in Libya. ...the mass kidnapping occurred when Christians in a people-smuggling convoy were ambushed by ISIS terrorists just outside Tripoli. 'The kidnapping mirrors a similar incident in April when ISIS terrorists captured 79 Eritrean and Ethiopian Christian refugees, beheading more than 30 of them a few days later. It’s feared the same fate will befall these Christians...." Please pray for these faithful Christians!
U.S. taxpayers have spent $1 billion to fund Sharia in Afghanistan: "Would the situation really be worse than it is now if, instead of all this money spent on Sharia, the U.S. had stood up for its own values, and made it clear that money would only flow to those who stood for the freedom of speech, the freedom of conscience, and equality of rights of all people before the law?" See Ban truth - Reap Tyranny
Sudanese Judge Finds Sufficient Evidence to 'Charge' Christian Pastors:
"We are working with Mariam Ibraheem (a Christian mom who we helped free from death row in Sudan last year) and our contacts on the ground in Sudan to
fight for the freedom and exoneration of Pastors Michael and Peter. We are also directly urging the Sudanese government to provide critical access to the pastors’ attorney
(who himself was recently wrongfully arrested) as the trial continues.
"As Mariam has said, 'Being Christian is not a crime.' Yet for these two Pastors, they could be sentenced to death for expressing their Christian faith." See Persecution Scriptures
Calls to Impeach Ohio Judge Who Declined to Marry Same Sex Couple On Religious
"The Left is already calling for the impeachment of Toledo Municipal Judge Allen McConnell who respectfully declined to marry a same-sex couple Monday.
“'I declined to marry a non-traditional couple during my duties assignment,' he said per Reuters. “The declination was based upon my personal and Christian beliefs established over many years." See Hating Truth and Primed for Deception
Nigerian School girls slit Christian's throat under orders from Boko Haram: "Schoolgirls that have been abducted by the Nigeria-based Boko Haram Muslim terror group are now being seen on the battlefield fighting on behalf of the terror entity. ... the young female soldiers are now being used as foot soldiers for the group, with some being used to 'terrorize other captives' and 'carrying out killings themselves.' ... '17-year-old Miriam, who escaped Boko Haram captivity, said that the Boko Haram jihadis forced Christian men to lay down then told the girls to 'cut their throats.' 'Amnesty estimates that more than 2,000 girls have been abducted by the militant organization since the beginning of 2014." See The UN Plan for Global Migration
Franklin Graham Warns Gay Marriage Ruling Will Lead To Christian Persecution: "The Supreme Court's decision means gay rights now trump religious liberty. And if you think the cultural purging of the Southern States has been breathtaking, wait until you see what LGBT activists are about to unleash on American Christians....
“Pastors who refuse to perform gay marriages and preach from the Bible should prepare for hate crime charges. All dissent will be silenced by the government and the activists. But I believe that an overwhelming number of Christians will defy the law."
Christian Carnage and Western Indifference: Muslim Persecution of Christians: "One group of Christians were shot execution style to the back of their heads, the others had their heads carved off.... The IS spokesman further addressed 'Christians everywhere': We say to Christians everywhere, the Islamic State will expand, with Allah’s permission. And it will reach you even if you are in fortified strongholds. So whoever enters Islam will have security.... But whoever refuses will see nothing from us but the edge of a spear.” See Preparing for Persecution
ISIS in Syria Hangs Two Boys for Eating During Ramadan: "'Residents of the village of Mayadeen in Deir Ezzor province reported that IS hanged from a crossbar two boys aged under 18 near the HQ of the Hissba', the jihadist police, Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman told the AFP news agency. The children have been suspended by ropes from a pole since noon, and they were still there in the late evening,' he added. 'Apparently, they were caught eating."
Jihad on Churches: Muslim Persecution of Christians, March 2015 (New link: http://famvin.org/en/2015/03/02/vincentians-among-syrian-hostage-victims/: "The children were isolated and put in cages. Adults who do not deny their faith will be decapitated, and their children burned alive in the cages." — Sister Monique of the Vincentian Daughters of Charity, Syria.
Terror attacks, deaths up sharply in 2014 - U.S. State Department: "Terrorist attacks worldwide surged by more than a third and fatalities soared by 81 percent in 2014, a year that also saw Islamic State eclipse al Qaeda as the leading jihadist militant group..."
"... the department also charts an unprecedented flow of foreign fighters to Syria, often lured by Islamic State's use of social media and drawn from diverse social backgrounds. Taken together, the trends point to a sobering challenge from militant groups worldwide to the United States and its allies." See Persecution Scriptures
ISIS threatens ancient monastery filled with Christians: "A 1,650-year-old monastery in northern Iraq, one of the oldest Christian monasteries in the world, is in danger of falling to ISIS. St. Matthew’s monastery, founded in A.D. 363, has survived the Ottoman and Persian Empires, Mongol invaders and Kurdish conquests. Today it’s threatened by ISIS....
"ISIS has previously vowed to destroy all Christian historical sites in the areas that fall under its control. In March, it destroyed the ancient Christian Mar Behnam Monastery in the predominantly Christian town of Qaraqosh in northern Iraq.... The jihadists have desecrated Christian cemeteries, seized Christian girls for sex slaves and killed other children in front of their parents’ eyes." See Spiritual Warfare: Hating Truth and Primed for Deception!
The "Speech-Denialists": "On college campuses, teachers, students and sometimes even administrators seem to have become ever more eager to block any idea with which they disagree. Often it appears as if their first impulse is to demonize the individual or organization presenting the offending idea....
"...critics are unrelenting in their animosity toward observant Christians' views of homosexuality. 'If you think about it, we are at the water's edge of the argument that mainstream Christian teaching is hate speech,' Senator Marco Rubio recently told CBN News. 'Because today we've reached the point in our society where if you do not support same-sex marriage you are labeled a homophobe and a hater." See The fall and rise of human violence
ISIS puts captures Roman amphitheatre back into use as a venue for for execution as entertainment: "A Roman-built amphitheatre has been used for the public execution of captured prisoners of war before an audience for the first time in perhaps 1,500 years, after ISIS forces captured the classical ruins at Palmyra last week. ...twenty prisoners, thought to be captured Syrian soldiers who had attempted to defend the ancient city from the Islamic State, were put to death before an audience of militants and locals. The observatory reports the amphitheatre dead were just a few of the near-70 executed in the area..."
"The execution of captive soldiers and criminals became widespread in amphitheatres across the Roman world after the establishment of the Pax Romana during the reign of emperor Augustus (31 BC – AD 14)."
Egypt: Muslim convert to Christianity rots in prison: "...he has been subject to physical and verbal abuse, from both prison guards and fellow inmates on account of his 'apostasy' from and 'blasphemy' against Islam. He has been denied a Bible and has not had eyeglasses since they were intentionally broken some time ago.
"...according to his lawyer, Karam Ghobrial, the real reason his client is being held and tortured in prison has to do with what made Bishoy notorious some years back in the first place: his audacity not only to convert to Christianity, but to try formally to change his religious identity from Muslim to Christian on his ID card—prompting much public animosity and death threats against him at the time." See Persecution Scriptures
Court Upholds Law That Could Imprison Pastors For Preaching Biblical Doctrines: "When the civil government orders you to do something that violates God’s Word, 'we ought to obey God rather than men.' (Acts 5:29)
"In 2009, President Barack Obama signed the Hate Crimes Prevention Act into law. The law was pushed by every gay rights organization in the country. They claim that anyone who says anything negative about homosexuality is guilty of bullying them and therefore constitutes a hate crime. Under the strictest definition of the law, any biblical preaching against sin in general, especially that of homosexuality could be considered hate language and therefore a hate crime. If convicted of the felony offense, a person could spend as much as 10 years in prison." See Spiritual Warfare: Hating Truth and Primed for Deception!
Christian persecution at 'unprecedented' levels: "Christians are the most persecuted of all religious believers....An estimated 100,000 Christians are killed each year around the world solely because of their faith." Trusting God as Freedom Fades
Harassing a faithful and humble Christian! Push to court-martial general for thanking God: "A civil-liberties group is demanding a two-star Air Force general be court-martialed for mentioning God at a National Day of Prayer Task Force speech on May 7. Despite the religious nature of the event, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation [an anti-Christian organization] has called for Olson to be 'aggressively and very visibly brought to justice for his unforgivable crimes and transgressions,' adding that any other service members who helped him should be investigated.....'
"During his 23-minute address, Maj. Gen. Craig Olson referred to himself as a 'redeemed believer in Christ,' who credits God for his accomplishments in the Air Force. He spoke of 'flying complex aircraft; doing complex nuclear missions – I have no ability to do that. God enabled me to do that.” "Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him." Psalm 2:12
Video: Air Force Major General Craig Olson speaking in uniform at Shirley Dobson's May 7, 2015 National Day of Prayer Task Force event on Capitol Hill.
Activists Warn Congress of Christian 'Ethnic Cleansing': "Every day, thousands of Christians in the Middle East are brutally persecuted by Islamic jihadists demanding they convert to Islam or pay the penalties....
"Speakers from around the world gathered in Washington, D.C., to discuss the horrors Middle East Christians are facing on a daily basis. 'Entire ancient Christian communities right now are being wiped out by hatred and terror,' Yael Eckstein, senior vice president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, said." See Persecution Scriptures
Prison next step for American Christians? "Former Congressman Frank Wolf warned that Americans’ freedom of conscience is under attack and it’s mainly Christians with conservative values who are in the crosshairs of the new champions of political correctness.'
"Wolf, 76, said Christians may have to resort to civil disobedience because their views are increasingly considered 'intolerant'. When tolerance is demanded, when orthodox Christianity is deemed intolerant and when government and even society fails to extend tolerance to people of faith, we are headed down a perilous path....' said the former 17-term congressman from Virginia.'" See History of Persecution
Wake Up Church! Christians Dying for their Faith: "From the Middle East to sub-Saharan Africa, Christians are enduring attacks for their faith like never before....
"'When you are dealing in a world where uncontrolled, uncontainable, and extremely violent non-state actors are ranging so freely that has created an even more frightening situation for religious freedom.'...
"...a Christian holocaust is unfolding across the Middle East and the world, especially the Body of Christ, cannot afford to remain silent."
"On May 1, IS demanded 242 million U.S. dollars for the release of the 93 women, 51 children, and 98 men taken captive. The Assyrian church, family, and friends, unable to raise such a large sum, made a lesser, undisclosed offer, which the Islamic State rejected, saying it would no longer negotiate concerning the fate of the captive Christians. 'Based on Islamic law, their fate will now likely be slavery (women and children especially) or execution (men especially)." See Preparing for Persecution
The Forgotten Americans Jailed in Iran: "While President Obama continues with his agenda of nuclear talks with the Islamic Republic and attempts to give a legacy to his name, he has completely ignored the fate of several American citizens who are jailed in the Islamic Republic....
"...the Christian pastor Saeed Abedini... was detained in 2012 and incarcerated in the notorious Evin Prison. The infamous Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) arrested him on ambiguous charges such as endangering national security. The question is how building orphanage in the Northern city of Rash and helping orphans are endangering the national security of the Islamic Republic....
"On his son’s seventh birthday, Mr. Abedini wrote a heartbreaking letter that began, 'To my dear beloved son Jacob. I saw your beautiful birthday invitation that you had made me and I know how much you want me to be there on your birthday. Daddy loves you so much. I long to be there for your birthday and to make this reunion happen, but my chains are keeping me from you....
"Another young prisoner is Amir Mirza Hekmati, a former United States Marine. IRGC arrested Hekmati on charges such as being 'corrupt on Earth...and 'an enemy of God 'Mohareb.' He was sentenced to death and is currently serving time in prison awaiting another secretive retrial." See The Revolutionary Roots of the UN
Egypt: Five Christian children held for blasphemy – for insulting the Islamic State: "Thabet said the children remained detained by the authorities, as were other Christians who’d been victims of Muslim assaults. 'We have five Coptic children charged with blasphemy and insulting Islam,' he said. 'We still have other open cases where Christians are charged with inciting violence as if they were the perpetrators, but where they were the victims.” See Hope, Hate & Human Nature
Principal Says He Was Fired for Praying at Fellowship of Christian Athletes Meeting: "A high school principal in Georgia is speaking out after he says that he was fired for praying at a voluntary Fellowship of Christian Athletes meeting last month. Dr. Michael Lehr... told reporters that he was informed last month—just two days after he led prayer with the group—that his contract was not being renewed.
“We’re all kind of baffled by the decision.... The superintendent has heard me pray at meetings before. She’s been beside me when I cite Scripture at graduation. Her own board meetings begin with prayer.'... A meeting is scheduled for May 12 to make his termination official." See Global War on Christian Values
Will the Supreme Court open the door to the criminalization of
Christianity? "We are already seeing the targeting of Christian public servants, including former Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, who was fired for his faith and his beliefs regarding God’s model for marriage and sexuality.
... One Christian wedding service provider faces a $135,000 fine; others have had to close shop.
... 'They don’t want any traditional marriage supporters to be in business."
Hating Truth and Primed for Deception!
Crackdown on Christians triggers exodus from military:
"A leading defender of Christians in the military says the crackdown on the free religious expression of Christians in uniform is increasing despite Pentagon assurances to the
contrary, leading active-duty personnel to re-evaluate their careers and young Americans and their parents to reconsider service at all.
"Recent discipline for military chaplains dispensing biblical counsel have made national headlines, but a recent piece in the
Washington Times suggests enlistment numbers
are in danger of dropping as well."
America’s Institutional Enablers of the New Anti-Semitism:
"Incitement and indoctrination are at the heart of the Jew-hatred raging through the Arab and broader Muslim world and now infecting much of Europe.
Within the Palestinian realm, both Palestinian governments – the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank and Hamas in Gaza – regularly call for annihilation of
"Beyond explicit calls for genocide, anti-Jewish indoctrination entails labeling Jews as sub-human... and attributing to them the most reprehensible qualities and the most vile crimes."
Preparing for Persecution
Turkey’s Jihad on Christian Churches:
“Even though Christians are a tiny minority in Turkey today, Christianity has a long history in Asia Minor, the birthplace of many Christian Apostles and Saints,
including Paul of Tarsus, Timothy, Nicholas of Myra, and Polycarp of Smyrna.... Today, Turkey has less Christians as a percentage of its population than any of its neighbors — less than Syria, Iraq and Iran....Turkey, a NATO member since 1952 and reportedly a candidate for membership in the European Union, has largely succeeded in destroying the entire
Christian cultural heritage of Asia Minor."
Churches in Turkey on the Verge of Extinction: "'One of the common features of the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey seems to be their intolerance of churches.... The message conveyed...
is that Turkey is an Islamic state and no other religion is tolerated.'...
"The physical devastation of the Christian Armenians was followed by a cultural devastation.
Countless Christian churches and schools have been destroyed or turned into mosques, storehouses or stables.... Turkey... has largely
succeeded in destroying the entire Christian cultural heritage of Asia Minor."
Crackdown on Christians triggers exodus from military: "A leading defender of Christians in the military says the crackdown on the free religious expression of Christians in uniform is increasing despite Pentagon assurances to the contrary, leading active-duty personnel to re-evaluate their careers and young Americans and their parents to reconsider service at all.
"Recent discipline for military chaplains dispensing biblical counsel have made national headlines, but a recent piece in the Washington Times suggests enlistment numbers are in danger of dropping as well."
America’s Institutional Enablers of the New Anti-Semitism: "Incitement and indoctrination are at the heart of the Jew-hatred raging through the Arab and broader Muslim world and now infecting much of Europe. Within the Palestinian realm, both Palestinian governments – the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank and Hamas in Gaza – regularly call for annihilation of the Jews....
"Beyond explicit calls for genocide, anti-Jewish indoctrination entails labeling Jews as sub-human... and attributing to them the most reprehensible qualities and the most vile crimes." See Preparing for Persecution
Turkey’s Jihad on Christian Churches: “Even though Christians are a tiny minority in Turkey today, Christianity has a long history in Asia Minor, the birthplace of many Christian Apostles and Saints, including Paul of Tarsus, Timothy, Nicholas of Myra, and Polycarp of Smyrna.... Today, Turkey has less Christians as a percentage of its population than any of its neighbors — less than Syria, Iraq and Iran....Turkey, a NATO member since 1952 and reportedly a candidate for membership in the European Union, has largely succeeded in destroying the entire Christian cultural heritage of Asia Minor." See Persecution Scripture
Churches in Turkey on the Verge of Extinction: "'One of the common features of the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey seems to be their intolerance of churches.... The message conveyed... is that Turkey is an Islamic state and no other religion is tolerated.'...
"The physical devastation of the Christian Armenians was followed by a cultural devastation. Countless Christian churches and schools have been destroyed or turned into mosques, storehouses or stables.... Turkey... has largely succeeded in destroying the entire Christian cultural heritage of Asia Minor." SeeGenocide
Putin blasts treatment of Mideast Christians: "Russian President Vladimir Putin said the situation in the Middle East for Christians is terrible and the international community is not taking enough steps to protect them. 'As to the Middle East and Christians, the situation is terrible. We have spoken about it many times and we believe that the international community is not doing enough to protect the Christian population of the Middle East,' Putin told reporters." See Preparing for Persecution
Former Lebanese President: I Have Never Witnessed Middle East Christians in Such Extreme Danger: "Christianity in the Middle East could face extinction at the hands of Islamic State if the United States and other international powers do not intervene, Former Lebanese President Amine Gemayel said last week. 'I have never in my life witnessed Middle East Christians in such extreme danger,' the former president warned.
"If present negative trends continue to intensify, we must start thinking about the unthinkable: the extinction of Christianity.' Gemayel said that so far, 'the response by the United States has been a resounding non-response,' explaining that the United States has not done enough to take action. He said the U.S. has 'the military means to do more,' and has 'strong relationships with regional governments' to take action.
"Gemayel's son, Samy... said in a radio interview on Sunday that '...the Christians are paying the price all over the region and that's why we have been calling for the international community to do something about the Christians all over the region.'" See Trusting God as Freedom Fades
UN Warns of 'Slaughter of Innocents' at Refugee Camp in Syria; Level of Humanity Is 'Unimaginable': "United Nations officials warned on Wednesday of a potential 'slaughter of innocents' unless aid and assistance reached a Palestinian refugee camp in Syria where thousands of civilians are trapped up in a vicious battle.
"Some 18,000 civilians, including 3,500 children, are caught in the camp outside Damascus just a few miles from President Bashar al-Assad's palace. The camp largely fell under Islamic State control last week and is surrounded by the Syrian army. Some 18,000 civilians, including 3,500 children, are caught in the camp outside Damascus just a few miles from President Bashar al-Assad's palace....
"But as fighting intensified in and around the camp, the remaining refugees have been left without food, water and medical supplies...."
Christian martyrdom is back – with a vengeance: "Recent video of 21 orange-clad Egyptian Christians being simultaneously beheaded by ISIS thugs – along with a steady stream of other horrifying reports of their crucifying, decapitating and burying Christians alive, including children – have shocked the world. But while ISIS is unquestionably a nightmare-come-true, when it comes to the alarming increase in Christian persecution worldwide the 'Islamic State is just the tip of the iceberg." Please continue to pray for persecuted Christians!
Persecution is evident in the spiritual warfare now raging in nations around the world. The following illustrations remind us of the early Christians who gladly gave their lives out of love for their Lord!
Report: Global Persecution of Christians Reached Historic Levels in 2014: “While the year 2014 will go down in history for having the highest level of global persecution of Christians in the modern era, current conditions suggest the worst is yet to come,” Open Doors USA wrote in a press release on Wednesday. The organization has released its annual “World Watch List,” which outlines the most dangerous places to live as a Christian. It notes that while there are a number of factors behind Christian persecution, “Islamic extremism is the main source of persecution in 40 of the 50 countries on the 2015 World Watch List.” "The exception to the statistic is North Korea, which was #1 on Open Doors’ list for the 13th consecutive year. There are estimated to be between 50,000 to 70,000 Christians imprisoned in labor camps in the communist country."
Faith of Niger Christians Grows Stronger in Face of Unprecedented Violence: "Christians in Niger are joyfully meeting in homes under police protection as they plan to rebuild church buildings and houses after attacks last weekend (Jan. 16-18) that were unprecedented in scale.
“'Nothing of this magnitude has ever happened in this nation,' wrote one missionary couple in the capital, Niamey. 'Nearly every church in the capital city of Niamey was burned or looted, along with some schools and orphanages and several other churches and Christian homes throughout the nation.” See Persecution Scriptures
‘It Is Open Season on Christians’: "Gunmen burst into a Christian prayer service, proceeded to shoot down the innocent worshipers. That comes after a mid-March suicide bombing in Pakistan killing 14 Christians, wounding 70 others. A few weeks before that, Libya — ISIS killers beheading 21 Egyptian Christians. ... Christians are being slaughtered....
"Here in the U.S.A., verbal attacks against Christians are the headlines. As we reported yesterday, some far-left people aided by a sympathetic media are now smearing Americans who oppose things like abortion and gay marriage. No question it is open season on Christians."
Jihadis Cleansing Pakistan of Christians: "On Sunday, March 15, as Christian churches around the world were celebrating morning mass, two churches in Pakistan were attacked by Islamic suicide bombers. At least 17 people were killed and over 70 were wounded.... The Taliban claimed responsibility....
"According to eyewitnesses, two suicide bombers approached the gates of the two churches and tried to enter them. When they were stopped — including by a 15-year-old Christian who blocked them with his body — they self-detonated. Witnesses saw 'body parts flying through the air.'... Agents present at the time of the attack were busy watching the cricket match on TV, instead of carrying out their duty to protect churches."
From Missionary friends in Pakistan: Please Pray: "The situation is very critical and the potential of even more people fleeing for their lives is very great. We MUST pray... May our Precious Savior and King grant each of us wisdom to hear and respond to His Voice as we continue to Journey with Him on the Calvary Road.
"Young boys are physically tortured, families are disturbed and in pain due to their children. They have to flee for their safety to safe places. Those students who have final examinations can’t take the exams, as they fled or they are arrested by the police. Severe physical torture has made them unable to leave a normal life. CTS strongly ask your continue prayers and moral support to Christians in Pakistan especially those who live in Lahore...." See Preparing for Persecution
Christians Living In Persecution Speak Out Against Obama: "Three Christians living in persecution recently spoke out about President Obama’s remarks dealing with ISIS and the Crusades. 'I strongly condemn this statement by US President Obama. Christianity has never caused persecution. Christianity has always preached to love our neighbor. The Bible teaches us, 'But now I tell you: do not take revenge on someone who wrongs you. If any one slaps you on the right cheek, let him slap your left cheek too.'
"I know of no Christian extremist groups attacking people of other faiths. All over the world, especially Pakistan, Christians are attacked mostly for their beliefs. So I do not agree with President Barack Obama." See Persecution Scriptures
UN report blasts Iran for persecution of Christians, other religious minorities: "Dwight Bashir, deputy director for policy at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom ...[said]: 'The situation of Christians and other religious minorities in Iran is very dire because the Iranian regime is a Sharia state.'
“This dictatorship oppresses viciously all these precious groups with the abhorrent justification of Islamic law [Sharia] and by that it violates Iran's constitution and a long-lasting tradition within Persian culture of peaceful tolerance and respect towards fellow Iranians with diverse religious backgrounds." See Preparing for Persecution
Franklin Graham: New Obama danger for Christians: “'We’re going to see persecution in this country because our president is very sympathetic to Islam, and the reason I say that … is because his father was a Muslim, gave him a Muslim name, Barack Hussein Obama,' Graham said.... 'His mother married another Muslim man. They moved to Indonesia. He went to Indonesian schools. So, growing up, his frame of reference and his influence as a young man was Islam. It wasn’t Christianity..." See Spiritual Warfare: Hating Truth and Primed for Deception!
Syria: 72 Christian families kidnapped; More under siege by IS: "...sources from Syria’s embattled Hassaka province confirmed Tuesday that at least 72 Assyrian Christian families - thought to be around 200 people - from three villages have been captured by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS). ... An additional 50 or more families are still under siege in Tel Shamiram village, surrounded by IS fighters.
"On Monday Kurdish fighters from Syria’s Democratic Union Party (PYD) took back control of Toma Yelda, an important hill on the battlefront. However, the military struggle for Tel Shamiram is continuing." See Persecution Scriptures
ISIS Captures Christians: Piece by piece, Middle Eastern Christianity is being shattered: "Still reeling from last week’s news of the Islamist beheading of 21 Coptic Christian migrant workers in Libya, Middle Eastern Christians were again targeted by a large scale Islamist terror attack with thousands of victims Monday, in Syria.
"Islamic State jihadists laid siege to a string of Christian Assyrian villages, along the Khabour river, in northeastern Syria, kidnapping or killing scores of residents. Those abducted are now in imminent peril and thousands more who were expelled have joined the ranks of mendicant displaced. Piece by piece, Middle Eastern Christianity is being shattered." See A Taste of Blood: Human nature without a moral conscience!
Paraded in cages 'to be burned alive' like Jordanian pilot: ISIS releases video claiming to show 17 Kurdish fighters in humiliating procession through Iraqi city: "In a grim echo of the terrible fate which befell Jordanian pilot Lieutenant Muath al-Kaseasbeh the captives, reportedly Peshmerga fighters, are dressed in orange jumpsuits and shackled in cages. Just as Lt. al-Kaseasbeh was burned alive on camera, IS are planning to do the same with their latest prisoners..."
Mainstreaming Jew Hatred in America: "Israel’s ambassador to Denmark reportedly warned Jews to avoid being identified as such in Copenhagen. 'We advise Israelis who come to Denmark and want to go to the synagogue to wait to don their skull caps until they enter the building and not to wear them in the street...'
"Two days before, protesters spray-painted the words 'child killers' on the white walls that surround the Israeli diplomatic mission in the embassy complex....“ See Muslim Brotherhood & the Plots to Rule an Islamic World
Austria Prosecuter: Calling for the Killing of Jews is Legitimate Criticism of Israel: "Twenty-nine-year-old Ibrahim B. wrote on Facebook in December, attributing a quote to the infamous Austrian-born Nazi leader, 'I could have annihilated all the Jews in the world, but I left some of them alive so you will know why I was killing them.' In another message, Austrian media reports that Ibrahim called for “Allah” to “annihilate the Jewish State” and its people.” See Spiritual Warfare: Hating Truth and Primed for Deception!
Student reprimanded for saying 'God Bless America': "...the student at Yulee High School deviated from the approved script on the morning of Feb. 9th and uttered the words 'God Bless America' -- apparently causing angst among two atheist students. 'It wasn’t part of the scripted morning announcements,' district spokesperson Sharyl Wood said. 'The principal took the appropriate steps in speaking with the student and disciplining the student.
"'Disciplining the student? What’s the penalty these days for asking God to bless America...?
"...the atheist students reached out to the American Humanist Association.... 'It is inappropriate and unlawful for a public school to start the school day with an official statement over the intercom stating, ‘God Bless America,’ for such a statement affirms God-belief, validates a theistic worldview and is invidious toward atheists and other nonbelievers,' the American Humanist Association wrote....
"The AHA said the student violated the Constitution and broke the law by invoking God’s name over the public address system. They demanded the school immediately cease and desist under the threat of a lawsuit." See Preparing for Persecution
Christians burned alive: The story of Sidhom Bishay: As the world reacts with shock and horror at the recent immolation of a Jordanian pilot at the hands of the Islamic State, it is well to remember that this particular form of savagery has a long history in Islam....
"Sidhom Bishay, a Coptic Christian... was immolated in 1844 by local authorities for reportedly 'insulting Muhammad,' the prophet of Islam. Today deemed a saint for his martyrdom — he was tortured and eventually immolated with burning tar for refusing to renounce Christ and convert to Islam." See Persecution Scriptures
Islam and Burning People Alive: "Lt. al-Kaseasbeh was a Muslim fighting for the King of Jordan, in coalition with non-Muslim governments, against the Islamic Caliphate of IS. This combination would allow IS to declare their captured pilot a Hypocrite... someone whose external appearance was that of a Muslim, but who... was actually showing his inner disbelief in Islam.
"The Koran says...: Allah has cursed them and prepared the fires of Hell for them... and Allah commanded Muhammad to 'strive hard against' and 'be harsh' to the Hypocrites.... So IS was not killing a fellow Muslim; they were killing a Hypocrite who was already cursed by Allah...Muhammad had no qualms about burning people." See The fall and rise of human violence
Christians in Mexico Deprived of Homes for Refusing to Renounce Their Faith: "In one of at least three instances of persecution of Christians in southern Mexico’s Chiapas state last month, village leaders reneged on their agreement to allow 47 evangelicals who were expelled for their faith to return to their homes and land." Preparing for Persecution
Walls Closing In for Jews at UCLA and in America: "The targeting and mistreatment of Jews on the UCLA campus has grown increasingly virulent.... One particular Jewish student at UCLA, Avinoam Baral, is being vilified and targeted incessantly by Muslim groups. Muslim Brotherhood groups... are demanding that Jewish students sign Nuremberglike oaths not to associate with Jewish groups, in their continuing jihad against the Jews."
for French Jews:
"...France ceded sovereignty to a growing Muslim community by allowing over seven hundred
'no go' areas where Muslims are permitted to run their own affairs, including imposing Shariah law, and where French police do not tread for fear of violent reprisals.... January 9, 2015 should be a watershed date not only for the Jews of France, but also for Jews anywhere. For, just as
Kristallnacht targeted the Jews of Berlin, the sound of terror and broken glass were the alarm signals to Jews
and civilization everywhere."
Hating Truth and Primed for Deception!
Christians Burned Alive
Muslim Persecution of Christians, November 2014:
"In Pakistan, 'A mob accused of burning alive a Christian couple in an industrial kiln in Pakistan allegedly wrapped a pregnant mother in cotton so she would catch fire more easily, according to family members who witnessed the attack....
Sajjad Maseeh, 27, and his wife Shama Bibi,
24, were set upon by at least 1,200 people after rumors circulated that they had
burned verses from the Quran.... Their legs were also broken so they couldn't run away....
"About the Christian couple, Dr. Nazir S. Bhatti, President of the Pakistan Christian Congress, wrote a letter to U.S. President Obama expressing
surprise that the U.S. did not even bother to condemn this crime."
Preparing for Persecution
Kristallnacht for French Jews: "...France ceded sovereignty to a growing Muslim community by allowing over seven hundred 'no go' areas where Muslims are permitted to run their own affairs, including imposing Shariah law, and where French police do not tread for fear of violent reprisals.... January 9, 2015 should be a watershed date not only for the Jews of France, but also for Jews anywhere. For, just as Kristallnacht targeted the Jews of Berlin, the sound of terror and broken glass were the alarm signals to Jews and civilization everywhere." See Spiritual Warfare: Hating Truth and Primed for Deception!
Christians Burned Alive Muslim Persecution of Christians, November 2014: "In Pakistan, 'A mob accused of burning alive a Christian couple in an industrial kiln in Pakistan allegedly wrapped a pregnant mother in cotton so she would catch fire more easily, according to family members who witnessed the attack.... Sajjad Maseeh, 27, and his wife Shama Bibi, 24, were set upon by at least 1,200 people after rumors circulated that they had burned verses from the Quran.... Their legs were also broken so they couldn't run away....
"About the Christian couple, Dr. Nazir S. Bhatti, President of the Pakistan Christian Congress, wrote a letter to U.S. President Obama expressing surprise that the U.S. did not even bother to condemn this crime." See Preparing for Persecution
Prayers for Iranian pastor on fourth anniversary of his arres
Prayers for Iranian pastor on fourth anniversary of his arres
"He was later on found guilty of 'acting against national security' and sentenced to six years in prison. ... Fathi was convicted simply for being Christian in an Islamic country.
"The 35-year-old father of two was born a Muslim but converted to Christianity when he was 17. ...being a Christian convert in Iran, wherein the official state religion is Shi'a Islam, is a dangerous thing.... The mullahs reserve the most vicious treatment for Iranian Muslims, like Pastor Fathi, who have dared to convert to Christianity.
"Persian-language Bibles are banned in the country, and apostasy is punishable by death under Shariah law, which lies at the heart of the Iranian penal code. 'Yet to mask its naked persecution of Christian converts, the Tehran regime usually jails them on national-security charges or on the pretext that they spy for foreign powers....
"More recently, he was transferred to a different prison, Rajai Shahr, outside Tehran, where he shares a cell with hardened criminals. "His right to family visits, guaranteed under Iran's own laws, is routinely violated. He isn't permitted to sing Christians hymns, and prison authorities have confiscated his Bible."
celebrating the birth of Christ away from his ...
World Ignores Exodus from Islamic World: "...It is to the media's shame that those who slaughter, behead, crucify and displace people for no other reason than that they are Christian rarely get media coverage, while Israel, which kills only in the context of trying to defend itself from rocket attacks and terrorism, and not out of religious bigotry, is constantly demonized. ... While the world fixates on the conflict between Israel and Hamas—and while most mainstream media demonize Israel for trying to survive amid a sea sea of Arab-Islamic hostility—similar or worse tragedies continue to go virtually ignored." http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4572/christian-exodus-islamic-world
Christians and Churches Attacked in the West: "...describe for our readers what life would be like for the average American if ISIS actually managed to takeover the United States and create a worldwide Caliphate?
"ISIS, other Islamic based terrorist groups, and the Islamic ideology are the world’s most dangerous threat. ISIS has money, supporters, world leaders, a military, and a ‘Strategy’ to conquer the world....
"Proof One: ON Dec. 3, 2014, a
direct warning was blared to Americans, regarding ISIS and their directives to
'sleeper agents' in America. Inherently, countless jihadists are
scattered throughout the U.S. Therefore, the commentary focused on their
specific target; military personnel – whether active duty or vets – and their
"Proof Two: ...U.S. military leaders confirmed: Obama is sabotaging the fight against ISIS!" See Revolutionary Steps to Global Tyranny
Death Penalty for Smuggling Bibles? "Unconfirmed reports of a new decree imposing the death penalty on anyone caught smuggling Bibles into Saudi Arabia has many Christian ministries and support groups on edge. Practicing any religion other than Islam has long been illegal in the desert kingdom, and that includes rules against foreigners bringing in any type of religious material that does not conform to the royal family’s strict Wahhabi brand of Sunni Islam." See Spiritual Warfare: Hating Truth
Chaplain punished for sharing his faith in suicide prevention class: "An Army chaplain was punished for discussing matters of faith and quoting from the Bible during a suicide prevention training session with the 5th Ranger Training Battalion -- leading to outrage from religious liberty groups and a Georgia congressman.
"Chaplain Joseph Lawhorn was issued a Letter of Concern that accused him of advocating for Christianity and 'using Christian scripture and solutions' during a Nov. 20th training session held at the University of North Georgia."
‘We Love Jesus!’ Iraqi Children Proclaim Love for Christ in Face of Islamic Beheading: "Andrew White, chaplain of St. George’s Anglican Church in Baghdad, relayed the story in a recent video as he shared both about the persecution that Christians face in the country and the bravery of the children in standing up for their faith despite the consequences.
"ISIS turned up and said to the children, ‘You say the words that you will follow Mohammad,’ White explained. The children, all under 15, four of them, said, ‘No, we love Yesua (the Iraqi name for Jesus). ... Yesua has always been with us.'
"The Muslims then again demanded the children to say that they will follow Mohammad.... [The children] said, ‘No, we can’t,' he recalled. ... 'They chopped all their heads off, 'White said, visibly moved and holding back tears." SeeThe fall and rise of human violence
The Crucifixion of Pastor Scott Lively:
"Christians, pastors, take heed.... Whether at home or abroad, if you follow God’s command to speak biblical truth in all things, most especially, it seems, on matters of sex and sexuality, you will be persecuted....
The Crucifixion of Pastor Scott Lively: "Christians, pastors, take heed.... Whether at home or abroad, if you follow God’s command to speak biblical truth in all things, most especially, it seems, on matters of sex and sexuality, you will be persecuted....
"Pastor Lively is one of the most 'Christ-like' people I’ve had the honor to know.... 'Lively loves those who seek to defend him just as he loves those who seek to destroy him – and, make no mistake about it, precisely because Pastor Scott Lively has chosen to both obey and emulate Jesus Christ, there are people, very powerful people, who seek to destroy him.... These people, unless and until they come to know, accept and surrender to the Lord Jesus, are, and will remain, enemies of God. And so Scott Lively prays for them.... "Pastor Lively...has... been 'Hitlerized' by a left-wing extremist group ironically calling itself the 'Center for Constitutional Rights' (CCR)...a George Soros-funded organization..." (I met Scott Lively twice back in the 90s when we both spoke at the same conferences. I so appreciated his firm stand and his faithfulness to God!)
Prepare for Persecution:
"Official government documents say that Evangelical Christians are potential terrorists, and the American Family Association is a hate group. Christian doctors and nurses are being forced to assist in performing abortions. A Christian baker has been threatened with prison for not baking a wedding cake for a homosexual couple.
Christians in Colorado and New York are being forced to go through 'sensitivity training' to make them become
'rehabilitated' from their religious beliefs and resulting moral convictions."
Prepare for Persecution: "Official government documents say that Evangelical Christians are potential terrorists, and the American Family Association is a hate group. Christian doctors and nurses are being forced to assist in performing abortions. A Christian baker has been threatened with prison for not baking a wedding cake for a homosexual couple. Christians in Colorado and New York are being forced to go through 'sensitivity training' to make them become 'rehabilitated' from their religious beliefs and resulting moral convictions."(Sent by my friend Maria)
Christians, Jews Team Up to Fight Islamic Persecution: "As stories of new beheadings of Christian children in Iraq come to light, many wonder - who will speak out against it? Now Jews and Christians are banding together to fight growing persecution of Christians in Islamic countries. 'When hundreds of thousands of Christians - men, women and children - are killed, this isn't a war, this is genocide. And Jews know what happens when the world is silent to genocide."
Commission says Christian business owners should leave religion at home: "...a Christian business owner is being ordered to attend diversity training – because of his religious beliefs. ... The examiner concluded that Blaine Adamson of Hands On Originals broke the law in 2012 by declining to print shirts promoting the Lexington Pride Festival. The Gay and Lesbian Services Organization subsequently filed a complaint."
[Slow to open]Young Jewish Swedish Leader: ‘All My Friends Are Getting Death Threats': "Death threats, daily anti-Semitic attacks, and harassment are causing many young Swedish Jews of the shrinking 20,000-member community to say 'enough,' and seek to establish their futures elsewhere.... 'It used to be unacceptable to talk about it so openly,' he said, but added that 'today, talk of anti-Semitism has become commonplace.'
The Judenrein Port of Oakland: "Judeophobia is to be expected in Europe where growing Muslim populations have asserted their power and have become increasingly radicalized. Chants of 'Hitler was right,' 'Jews to the gas,' 'Allahuakbar” and “Heil Hitler” have become commonplace. But what was once limited to Europe and the Muslim Middle East is now crossing the Atlantic and creeping its way into the Land of the Free & the Home of the Brave.
What's the threat of Islamic State to the Church worldwide? "The evolution of the persecution pattern driven by IS has been typical for Islamic extremism....Typical are the extremely high levels of pressure for Christians... in all spheres of life, and the extremely high level of violence. Once IS has established itself, the high level of violence should, in theory, drop because Christians will either have been killed, have fled or have conformed..." See Spiritual Warfare
Why don't we hear about persecuted Christians?"...no Christians now remain in Iraq's second-largest city after the Islamic State militants controlling the city gave them an ultimatum: convert to Islam, pay an (unaffordable) tax, or face death.... Terrible stories of brutal persecution are filtering through....
"Christians are persecuted in 139 nations around the world; it is estimated that up to four out of five acts of religious discrimination worldwide are directed against them. Countries that were previously moderate or avowedly secular have stepped up their hostility to Christians...." See Preparing for Persecution
“We Will Enslave Your Women by the Permission of Allah”: "The Islamic State has another reminder that Muslim immigration is an instant fifth column. A video released today by the Islamic State (IS) urges Muslims to “slaughter” Westerners from those nations which are taking part in an international anti-jihadist coalition. “If you can kill a disbelieving American or European, especially the spiteful and filthy French, or an Australian, or a Canadian … including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against Islamic State, then rely upon Allah, and kill him. Smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car, or throw him down from a high place, or choke him, or poison him.”... 'We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women, by the permission of Allah, the Exalted.” See Preparing for Persecution
Disgusting silence on church bloodbath: "The murderous attack on the church in central Baghdad last Sunday by Muslim terrorists... was merely another not unusual blood-soaked event in the daily cycle of news from Muslim countries. But if such an atrocity was not just another criminal event in a 'normal' day across the Arab-Muslim world, then we should have heard of a special meeting being called at the UN.... We then should have heard of Muslim political and religious leaders expressing their grief over the dead and wounded .... Instead, we have deathly silence..." See Persecution Scriptures
Bible College, Churches Shut Down as Boko Haram Claims Territory in Nigeria | Christian News Network: "Leaders of northeastern Nigeria’s Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN) said Boko Haram attacks that have killed more than 300 Christians in the past week have forced the temporary closure of Kulp Bible College and many churches. In an emergency prayer message sent Saturday night... EYN President Samuel Dali said the headquarters of the church is under grave threat from the Islamic extremist insurgents who seek to impose sharia (Islamic law) throughout the country." SeeHistory of Persecution
: "Tens of thousands of Yazidis made the 100-mile trek from Mt. Sinjar all the way to the United Nations refugee camp on the northern border. When ISIS, the Islamic State, attacked Sinjar, home to most of the Yazidis, Guli Udayda — a name that means 'God giveth' — said it felt like the end of the world. 'When they [ISIS terrorists] came, they caught some people and kidnapped beautiful girls and took them away.'...
UK: 1,400 non-Muslim children exploited by Muslim rape gangs, authorities did nothing 'for fear of being thought as racist: "The British government for years ignored an Islamic supremacist takeover of public schools 'for fear of being thought as racist.' 'As Britain collapses into inevitable chaos, civil war, and jihad in the streets, Blair, Cameron... and the rest... can congratulate themselves that as they bring down a once-great civilization upon their own heads....
"At least 1,400 children were subjected to appalling sexual exploitation in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013.... Children as young as 11 were raped by multiple perpetrators, abducted, trafficked to other cities in England, beaten and intimidated.... Our conservative estimate is that approximately 1,400 children were sexually exploited over the full inquiry period, from 1997 to 2013.'” See Preparing for Persecution
For Yazidis, Christians: ‘They Cut Us Like Sheep’
Anti-Semitism Update: August 25:"To the north, Jewish communities around Scandinavia were rocked over the past week by a series of Judeophobic attacks. In Uppsala, Sweden, a woman was severely beaten by a Muslim girl for wearing a Star of David necklace....
"Sjögren – who suffered injuries in her jaw, eyes and all over her body – said she could not report the attack to police because the attackers would find her 'and know I was the Jew who reported it.'” See Spiritual Warfare: Hating Truth and Primed for Deception!
[Slow to open]
Young Jewish Swedish Leader: ‘All My Friends Are Getting Death Threats:"
Death threats, daily anti-Semitic attacks, and harassment are causing many young Swedish Jews of the shrinking 20,000-member community to say
'enough,' and seek to establish their futures elsewhere....
'It used to be unacceptable to talk about it so openly,' he said, but added that
'today, talk of anti-Semitism has become commonplace.'
"..the young Jewish community in Sweden took to social networks to explain the Jewish state’s position. But that message was not welcomed among tens of thousands of Muslims who have migrated to Sweden over the last decade. 'We acted on behalf of Israel on social networks, but every time I wrote something about Israel, I received death threats, about three times a week,' he said."
The Judenrein Port of Oakland:
"Judeophobia is to be expected in Europe where growing Muslim populations have asserted their power and have become increasingly radicalized. Chants of
'Hitler was right,' 'Jews to the gas,' 'Allahuakbar” and “Heil Hitler” have become commonplace.
But what was once limited to Europe and the Muslim Middle East is now crossing the Atlantic and creeping its way into
the Land of the Free & the Home of the Brave.
"In Oakland, California, a motley assortment of radical leftists, anarchists, fascists and Islamists have found common ground and banded together in a scheme to prevent an Israeli ship from unloading its cargo at an Oakland port. The list of participating groups includes such lunatic outfits as “Queers Undermining Israeli Terror” and “Totally Radical Muslims.' It makes no difference that if given the chance, members of the latter group would likely behead members of the former – ISIS style – to shrieks of 'Allhuakbar.'”
ISIS Militants Issue Death Threats Against Pastor Saeed from Within Rajai Shahr Prison: "The same barbaric jihadists that are perpetrating mass genocide against Christians in Iraq are now targeting Pastor Saeed because he is a Christian and an American. ISIS militants imprisoned in the same ward of Rajai Shahr prison as Pastor Saeed have communicated through other prisoners that they will kill him because of his Christian faith....
"President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry must take immediate action to ensure that Pastor Saeed – a U.S. citizen – is protected and brought safely home without delay....
'September 26th will mark two years since the 34-year-old Pastor Saeed was imprisoned. On that day, thousands across the globe will participate in worldwide prayer vigils in hundreds of cities."
Preparing for Persecution
Iraq’s Christians are Crying Out for Help, Facing Jihadist Genocide:
"The reports coming out of Iraq are horrendous. Christian homes have been marked with the sign of the Nazarene for slaughter. Children are beheaded and even crucified. Christian women are being sold as sex slaves.
Iraq’s Christians are Crying Out for Help, Facing Jihadist Genocide: "The reports coming out of Iraq are horrendous. Christian homes have been marked with the sign of the Nazarene for slaughter. Children are beheaded and even crucified. Christian women are being sold as sex slaves.
ISIS Actively Joining Gaza Terror War on Israel: "...evidence has come out revealing the extent of the extremist Sunni group Islamic State’s (IS, formerly ISIS) involvement in the terror war against Israel from the Hamas stronghold of Gaza. Terror organizations associated with IS and Al Qaeda have been proven to be joining the fight against Israel in Gaza, firing rockets on Israeli civilian population centers and attacking IDF troops." SeeChronology of Conquests in the Name of Allah
Iraqi Christians are raped, murdered and driven from their homes – and the West is silent: "It might seem like this revolution has nothing to do with us in the West, but that's more than a little naive. The genocide of local Christians did not begin with Isis but with the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Prior to the conflict, there were 1.5 million 'Chaldeans, Syro-Catholics, Syro-Orthodox, Assyrians from the East, Catholic and Orthodox Armenians' in the country – living, of course, under the tyranny of Saddam Hussein.... Today, their number has dropped to just 400,000." See Spiritual Warfare: Hating Truth and Primed for Deception!
The Spreading Scourge of Anti-Christian Persecution: "Intolerance that fosters pogroms abroad is taking root in U.S. communities. Sobering and unforgettable images are projected across our television and computer screens. They should elicit the most basic instincts of both fear and compassion. I'm referring to images of showing the persecution of hundreds of thousands. ... whole families are wantonly slaughtered in cold blood."
World Ignores Exodus from Islamic World: "...It is to the media's shame that those who slaughter, behead, crucify and displace people for no other reason than that they are Christian rarely get media coverage, while Israel, which kills only in the context of trying to defend itself from rocket attacks and terrorism, and not out of religious bigotry, is constantly demonized. ... While the world fixates on the conflict between Israel and Hamas—and while most mainstream media demonize Israel for trying to survive amid a sea of Arab-Islamic hostility—similar or worse tragedies continue to go virtually ignored."
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