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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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  • 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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  • Ramadan day 30: Pray for the deliverance of Muslims from the bondage of their belief system that tyrannizes every aspect of their lives. Today marks the end of Ramadan 2016. Muhammad said that during Ramadan “the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained” (Sahih […]

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  • Ramadan Day 29: Muslims are in bondage to a religion that fears personal liberty   Today is the next-to-last day of Ramadan. It also happens to be a special day in my country where we celebrate the freedom we have to work and live as we see fit. Although individual liberty can be (and is) […]

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