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  • The experience of imprisoned Christians in Iran is a stark reminder of Islam’s war against Jesus and his followers. Evin Prison in Tehran, Iran, is notoriously known as the world’s most brutal prison, where people are treated like less than animals and torture is routine. There are an estimated 92 Christians imprisoned in Iran today, […]

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  • Islam’s spiritual conflict with Christ reveals itself when a young Pakistani woman is tragically burned to death by her Muslim suitor. On April 17 at 11pm a Christian woman named Asma Yaqoob (24), went to answer a call at the gate to her father’s home. It was a man with whom she had a relationship, […]

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  • The tragic story of three young children in the Indonesian island of Borneo illustrates how Islam reinforces hatred and human sin, and blinds its adherents to the compassion of the Spirit of God. One and a half years later, three children who were severely injured from a church bombing in 2016 are still undergoing treatments, […]

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  • A recent incident shows that Muslim Boko Haram’s reign of terror in northern Nigeria is motivated not by power, politics, or economics, but by deep-seated Islamic hatred of Jesus Christ. The living captives of Boko Haram taken on February 19th of this year, have been released . . . all but one. When Islamic militants […]

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  • The impact of Islam on societies where it is dominant is shown in Algeria where the government systematically works to eliminate Christianity and shield Islam from accountability. According to religious liberty analyst Elizabeth Kendal, persecution is escalating in Algeria due to the government’s pragmatic and cowardly stance toward Islam. In the last few months this […]

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  • Islam’s war against Christians and other non-Muslims in Syria continues as Turkish Muslims besiege border cities and threaten death and mass destruction. In northwest Syria near the border with Turkey, the city of Afrin was once was known as a safe haven for Assyrian Christians and other minorities. In March, Afrin was overrun by Turkish-backed […]

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  • In those parts of the world where Islam dominates the society’s culture, special violence is reserved for those who have seen the light of Christ and choose to follow Him. Gobera Bashir, 27, had grown up in a Muslim family living in Kakoli village, Uganda. On March 4th, he attended a church service with a […]

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  • Smyrna’s ministry partners throughout the world are intent upon shepherding former Muslims whom God is leading out of the darkness of Islam into the light of Christ. Out of Ghana comes a story of God’s unparalleled ability to work purpose out of our pain, and cause beauty to rise from the ashes. (Isaiah 61:3) One […]

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  • Iraq’s heavily Muslim population produces ongoing violence and murder of Christians while the Christian community suffers the oppressive reality of extreme persecution. On March 9th, 2018, the bodies of Assyrian Christians Dr. Hisham Shafiq al-Maskuni, his wife Dr. Shaza Malik Dinno, (both doctors at a nearby nun’s hospital) and Shaza’s elderly mother, Khairiyah Dawood Abada, […]

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  • In Malaysia, where the Islamic system controls both religious and legal rights, those who acknowledge Christ as Savior are left without national identity. Four Christians were refused an appeal to change their religious identity from Muslim to Christian by the highest Federal Court in Malaysia on February 27th. The Court of Appeals President wrote that […]

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