Monthly Archives: August 2016

  • Source: Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin: RLPB 373. August Update, incl. Syria, Iran, Sudan, Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, Russia, Scotland (UK) by Elizabeth Kendal * Islamic State’s DABIQ magazine (RLPB 369), the latest issue of which targets Christians and Christianity. Titled ‘Break the Cross’, the magazine is sure to fuel anti-Christian hostility in would-be jihadists. * SYRIA (RLPB […]

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  • Source: Religious Liberty Monitoring: Aleppo horror: Be careful whose side you’re on, by Elizabeth Kendal Is the Western media blinkered in the midst of Aleppo horror? FOR every bloodied child in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, there is a bloodied child in the government-held west of the war-torn city. While an estimated 250,000 people remain in the […]

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  • Originally published by Elizabeth Kendal in the Wednesday, Aug. 24 edition of the Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin. ALGERIA, IRAN, SUDAN: ‘REMEMBER THOSE IN PRISON’ by Elizabeth Kendal ‘Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them’  (Hebrews 13:3a ESV) ALGERIA: FIVE YEARS FOR ‘BLASPHEMY’ In a ruling that has shocked Algerian churches […]

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  • Islam’s abusive disregard for women is exposed again in the Islamic State’s (ISIS) exploitation of non-Muslim women through a network of online databases it uses to buy and sell sex slaves. As Muslim apologists pick and choose what actions of the Islamic State they want to condone, ISIS fighters have meanwhile set up an internet […]

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  • By Elizabeth Kendal, originally published in the Wednesday, Aug. 17 edition of the Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin. In Aleppo, Syria, churches serve as enemies threaten President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, has said concerning the Battle for Aleppo: ‘This is beyond doubt, one of the most devastating urban conflicts […]

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  • Jail time now extends six years for an Iranian Christian convert whose Gospel message is feared by Muslim authorities. The first time Ebrahim Firoozi was arrested, in 2010, it was because the 25-year-old welder had converted from Islam to Christianity. Iranian authorities told him they would let him go if he would simply declare himself […]

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  • Uganda– Nassif is 9 years old . . . and his skin is scarred from where he was tortured for wanting to worship Jesus instead of Allah. On June 5, Nassif’s neighbor took him to a church in a neighboring village. After the service, Nassif followed the pastor into the church kitchen, asking the pastor to show him how […]

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  • ISLAMIC STATE MAGAZINE TARGETS CHRISTIANS & CHRISTIANITY by Elizabeth Kendal in Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin A key factor behind the popularity of Islamic State’s Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (also known as Caliph Ibrahim) is that he champions a whole new narrative. Al-Qaeda has long fuelled its fighters on a narrative of victimhood. Baghdadi on the other […]

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  • In the same region of Egypt where Joseph, Mary, and young Jesus once lived while on the run from murderous King Herod, Christians are facing brutal persecution. On June 30, Ashraf Khalaaf was summoned to the police station, where he was forced to sign papers stating that he would not build a church on his […]

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