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The rise of Islamic radicalism throughout the globe has placed religious minorities in dire situations as they have become the prime target for many. Most would view the Middle East and Africa to be the primary location for Islamic radicals attacking Christians, however, Southeast Asia is seeing its own fight against radicalism.

The Philippines, which has been primarily a Christian majority nation, has seen a rise in attacks against Christians from Muslim radicals.

Over the Christmas holiday 14 people were murdered by Islamic terrorism as a chapel was hit with explosives, and 200 Islamist gunman raided villages in Mindanao, leaving a further nine dead.

The rise of Islamic radicalism has placed religious minorities on high alert.

Sources: International Christian Concern, Christian Today

Prayer Points

  • Pray for the friends and family of the victims of the raid in villages in Mindanao; may they not seek retaliation, but instead be willing to forgive and intercede for the militants who perpetrated these heartless attacks.
  • Pray that as Islamic radicalism grows in Southeast Asia there will be a mighty breakthrough of God’s power in the Philippines.
  • Pray for righteousness and justice to prevail in all levels of governance.