Monthly Archives: August 2015

  • Iraq and Syria– Nine years ago, Father Douglas Bazi was nearly killed by Muslim kidnappers – they kept him without water for 4 days, held him hostage for 9 days, broke one of his legs, and beat him until a ransom was paid. Last year, Douglas opened up his Catholic church as a haven for […]

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  • Nigeria– Daniel Okerinola had just moved to Potiskum in northeastern Nigeria to be the pastor of the City of David church. On Sunday, July 5, he was prepared to preach . . .  but instead, he was killed in a blast detonated by a suicide bomber. A church elder was also killed, along with Tabita, a […]

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  • Members of the Islamic terror group Boko Haram have not slowed down in their quest to establish an Islamic caliphate across Africa. Just this week the death toll from the largest single attack by Boko Haram militants since newly elected President Muhammadu Buhari came to power in May is rising over 150.  Details from the attack […]

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  • Iran– In 2010 on the day after Christmas, Farshid Fathi was arrested. His faith in Christ had drawn the attention of the Iranian authorities. His family scraped together enough to bail him out of prison, but the government took their money without releasing him. They kept him in prison, charging him with crimes against the […]

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  • The ongoing tribulation of Revs. Yat and Reith in Sudan has taken yet another bizarre turn. Just a few days after their miraculous dropping of serious charges leading to execution and release from Sudanese prison, they are now banned from leaving the country. Their hold up has been ordered by Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security […]

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  • Should Christians ever expect to experience persecution at the hand of Islam on U.S. soil? If you follow Smyrna Ministries you know that in many countries throughout the world where Islam is dominant, Christians suffer greatly. Whether it be economic and political discrimination, social marginalization, or outright physical antagonism and frequent death, Christians live under […]

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  • Last November an Islamic throng in the Punjab province of Pakistan instigated the brutal murder of a Christian couple, Shahzad and Shama Masih, by burning them in a brick kiln.  The crowd of Muslims reacted to the accusations and commands coming from the local mosque’s loudspeakers claiming that Shama had defiled the Quran. In an […]

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