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  • Despite government efforts to control Nigeria’s Boko Haram, the Islamic terror group’s persecution of northern Nigerian Christians continues to grow more severe as it and other Muslim groups seek to establish and enforce sharia law. Sharia is a complex patchwork of laws and restrictions that all Muslims agree is an important part of their faith, […]

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  • Islam’s stifling control over legal and cultural aspects of life manifest itself in a remarkable “Catch-22” situation in Malaysia. In the West, our society’s attitude toward religious convictions is that they should be personal and private, with as little public impact as possible. In many Islamic countries, the cultural attitude is different. Islam is the […]

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  • From our friend and colleague, Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin author Elizabeth Kendal, comes this update on the persecution of Christians by Muslims in both the Middle East and Africa.  Read the full updates here. Muslim Al-Qaeda killed 16 people earlier this month in the predominantly Christian southern Ivory Coast. “In Grand Bassam the terrorists roamed […]

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  • Christian members of the Iraqi Parliament are reporting that Iran-backed militias, under the guise of “opposing ISIS” are actually targeting Baghdad’s Christian communities. They are seizing churches, homes, businesses, and other properties belonging to Assyrian, Chaldean, and Syriac Christians. Using falsified documents and threats of force, these Islamic militias are forcing Christians out of the […]

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  • Muslim jihadists, intent on creating a Muslim state in southern Philippines, attack and kill Christians there. On Christmas Eve, 9 Christians in the southern Philippines were abducted and murdered in village raids carried out by members of an ISIS-supporting group of Muslims known as the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BFF). Praise God for the presence […]

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  • Excerpts from an article summarizing a new report on Christian persecution throughout the world: “The targeting of Christians has worsened over the past year . . .” “The headlines focus on the Middle East, but there were more recorded killings of Christians due to their faith in northern Nigeria in 2015 than in the rest […]

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  • Muslims in Uganda deceived, then brutally murdered a Christian father for taking care of abandoned Muslim children. Up until December 2, Patrick Ojangole, a hard-working farmer, lived with his wife and five children in eastern Uganda. Now, Patrick is with his Savior – he was attacked and killed because he dared to put his faith […]

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  • The armor of God (Eph 6:10-18) is to protect very specifically the conviction we have as Christians that God’s blessings are present and irrevocable. This conviction comes under attack in many ways, but we see it clearly in the case of the persecution of Christians under Islam. While we pray, of course, to protect such […]

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  • How might we pray generally for the Church persecuted at the hand of Islam?  What ways to pray are applicable to both individual instances of persecution, and also to the general tide of persecution that affects the Christians throughout the Muslim world?  Here are 10 universal ways to pray for brothers and sisters in Christ […]

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  • ISIS – While some western politicians continue to say that ISIS is not Islamic and terrorists are not Muslims as they discuss the recent attacks by Islamic terrorists in Paris, ISIS continues to clearly and calmly explain why its killing and brutality are not only consistent with Islam, but emerge from the Qu’ran and are […]

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