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  • Angry Muslims in Malaysia retaliate against evangelism and apparently abduct a Christian pastor — and are feared to have killed him Around the same time the Malaysian parliament began discussing how to better integrate Sharia law with the nation’s civil laws, Pastor Raymond Koh was kidnapped from the city of Petaling Jaya. The 62-year-old pastor had […]

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  • Islamic authorities in Nigeria use their political power to destroy churches and persecute Christians On January 11 around 10 am, without giving the congregation an opportunity to remove anything from the buildings, Islamic authorities bulldozed the Redeem Christian Church of God and the Lord Chosen Church. The Executive Secretary of Urban Development and some key […]

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  • “The moment they threw me in the hole to kill me, I said to God, ‘If you exist, please give me a chance to get to know you.’”   Meghrik (name changed) was traveling outside of ISIS-controlled Raqqa when three jihadists boarded his bus. They began checking all the passengers’ IDs, and Meghrik knew he […]

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  • “One day a Shi’a Muslim was shot right in front of me. The terrorists told me: ‘If you do not convert to Islam, we will shoot you as well’. That is when I converted to Islam. From that time on, we concealed that we were Christians.”   Jandark Nassi and her son, Ismail, were captured […]

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  • “Anything you say right now is going to offend someone.” That’s basically what has been going through my mind this week. On the President’s actions on immigration policy and the media’s coverage of events, I have plenty of opinions. After all, I encouraged my husband to walk away from a career at a law firm […]

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  • Maryam Zargaran was arrested by Iranian authorities for leaving Islam to worship Jesus. Maryam, a children’s music teacher, was arrested in November 2012. She was held for five days in the filthy, dangerous Vozara Detention Center, and then transferred to the notorious Evin prison. Except for a few months out on bail, she has been in […]

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  • “Cut off a hand and foot and deport him! Hang Ahok, hang the traitor!”  In Indonesia, Muslim adherents once again choose violence to demonstrate their prickly sensitivities when accusing others of blasphemy. Organized in November by hardline Islamist groups, 100,000 Muslim men flooded Jakarta, Indonesia, the capital city of the world’s most populous Muslim nation. […]

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  • Zanzibar City, Tanzania “Your Christian activities will not be tolerated here – if you continue, then soon you will regret it.” Pastor Damson Maonesho and his family live outside Zanzibar City, on the island of Zanzibar, a region of Tanzania that is 97 percent Muslim. It is a difficult place to preach the Gospel. Muslims […]

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  • A major Muslim leader reminds the world that Islam is at war with Christians as well as adherents of all other religions. Last month, a top Saudi imam led thousands of Muslims in prayer from within the Masjid al-Ḥarām, also known as the Great Mosque of Mecca – Islam’s holiest site. It is the largest […]

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  • Christians in the war-torn region of Iraq and Syria are agents of reconciliation and peace despite their persecution and the violence of Muslims and regional governments. The world’s narrative is that only governments can resolve conflict. But the truth is that only God can bring peace, and He works through His Church. A church leader […]

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