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BURKINA FASO: Terrorists Kill 29 Christians in Two Attacks

Two terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso have left 29 Christians dead and countless others fearing for their lives. The twin attacks, which took place on 9 and 10 June, specifically targeted Christians and came on the heels of a series of attacks targeting churches in

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EGYPT: Four Arrests for Copt Cathedral Bombing

Egyptian police have arrested four people in the wake of the bombing that killed dozens of Christians at Cairo’s Coptic Christian cathedral last month, the Interior Ministry said. The death toll from the bombing at a chapel next to St Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo has

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It is scary, but I know Jesus is with me

Joshua is a Bible college student in the Philippines, where Muslim extremist groups are trying to take over the land owned by Christians and claim it to be an Islamic state. Watch as Joshua describes what it is like to live in this dangerous area

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Christians Facing Islamic Extremists: ISIS

Region: Iraq, Syria “Convert, pay a tax, leave or die.” The self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) became infamous when it invaded the city of Mosul, Iraq, in June 2014. Mosul, which is the ancient biblical city of Nineveh, has been home to Christians for almost 2,000

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KENYA: Al Shabaab Claims the Lives of Six Christians

An attack in the early hours of 6 October in north-east Kenya by al Shabaab militants resulted in the murder of six Christians. The militant group’s own radio station, Radio Andalus, reports that the grenade and gun attack on a residential compound in Mandera, on

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PAKISTAN: Massacre of Christians Averted

Christians in northwest Pakistan narrowly escaped with their lives after security forces foiled a suicide bomb plot against them. Security guard Samuel Masih opened his community’s main gate to four Taliban bombers — and died in a hail of bullets. Two other guards were injured,

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NIGERIA: Boko Haram Releases Video of Chibok Girls

The Bring Back Our Girls movement is back in the spotlight after a group claiming to be Boko Haram released a new video saying some of the abducted girls were killed in Nigerian airstrikes. In the disturbing video, the group says it is still holding

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Christians Facing Islamic Extremists: Al-Qaida

Region: Pakistan, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and others. This week, as we continue our series on Christians facing Islamic extremists, we turn our focus to al-Qaida. Click here to read other blogs in this series. Jesus said in Matthew 5:10, “Blessed are those who are

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NIGERIA: Boko Haram Focuses on Christians

Boko Haram has gained new leadership in Abu Musab al-Barnawi as its new ‘governor’ for West Africa. This information was published in the Islamic State’s Al-Naba magazine, published on 2 August. Additionally, in the published article, Abu Musab al-Barnawi spoke of “booby-trapping and blowing up

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Christians Facing Islamic Extremists: al Shabaab

  Christians around the world are being attacked by Islamic extremists. One of these groups, known as al Shabaab, Arabic for ‘The Youth,’ is a jihadist terror group based in East Africa. In 2014 it was estimated that the militant group had 7,000 to 9,000

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The Chocolate Farmer who Loved the Lord

Johannes was terrified when he heard his neighbour screaming for help as he was being badly beaten by terrorists. He ran to his village for help. As he ran, he could still hear the cries of his friend, calling for help. The sound of his

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NIGERIA: Boko Haram Demands Ransom

Boko Haram is seeking a ransom of nearly $75 million for the release of the 219 schoolgirls kidnapped from the Nigerian town of Chibok two years ago, sources close to the group have reported. The terror sect is thought to have issued the demand during secret

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NIGERIA: Pray for Danjuma’s Upcoming Eye Surgery

Danjuma, a 13-year-old Christian boy who was severely injured during an attack on his village, is scheduled for surgery to repair damage to his eye. On 28 January 2015, Islamic militants attacked Danjuma with a machete, cutting into the left side of his head and

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Pray for Belgium, Pray for the World

The recent terror attacks in Brussels once again reiterated in our hearts and minds the danger of radical Islam to the Western world. It was a shock for many and raises questions about how a public place such as an airport; which is supposed to

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NIGERIA: More Villagers Killed by Fulani militants

Fulani militants on horseback are reported to have attacked a village in Buruku local government area of Benue state last Thursday. Residents of Tombo village were shot and attacked with machetes. About 15 people have been confirmed dead. “It’s unclear why the world still stands

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What About the Terrorists?

Refugees, immigrants and fears of terrorism are big topics. In this interview excerpt, ‘Harold’ who has served among Muslims in Central Asia for over a decade, shares his thoughts on this issue and how Christians can minister to Muslims right where they live. Listen to

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When an Islamic State fighter wants to talk

What would you do if an Islamic State fighter wanted to meet up with you? You’d probably have lots of questions. Is his spiritual hunger real, or is it a trap? Hear what happened when a Christian worker was introduced to an Islamic State fighter,

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Any Christian is Worth a Bullet

Last year, I travelled to meet with Syrian refugees in Lebanon. The national crisis facing Lebanon is noteworthy. A country long known for its hospitable people, towering cedars and beautiful shores has been flooded by Syrians who have been displaced by the spread of Islamic

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NIGERIA: Boko Haram ‘More Deadly Terror Group’ than IS

Boko Haram was the world’s deadliest terror group in 2014, ahead of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, according to a report released on 18 November by the Institute of Economics and Peace. Boko Haram was responsible for 6,664 deaths in 2014, more than any other terrorist group

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EGYPT: A New Church and New Attacks for Christians

After Christians in the of Al-Galaa village in Samalout, Minya, Egypt received permission to expand the church serving three villages, fanatic Muslims have increased their attacks on Christians and their property. In early January 2015, church elders in Al-Galaa finally received a positive decision but,

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