ISIS declares Christians No. 1 enemy

In an updated version of its propaganda booklet, “Dabiq,” ISIS clearly identifies its No. 1 enemy – Christianity. The cover photo shows a black ISIS flag flying over the Vatican. The booklet describes the terrorist army’s desires to conquer Rome and “break the cross,” according to Arutz Sheva, an independent Israeli news network. According to…

Nigeria: You Can’t Kill My Soul

John Yakubu had nothing. When he and his family were forced to flee Attagara, a village in northeastern Nigeria, after a Boko Haram attack, they were just barely surviving in a refugee camp. Boko Haram terrorists have viciously killed thousands, destroyed villages, burned homes, businesses and churches, and kidnapped hundreds of women, including more than…

Iraq’s Christian Survivors Fear Returning Home

Iraq’s Christian survivors fear returning home. ByJillian Kay Melchior Ainkawa, Iraq — “I cannot sleep because of the sound of bombs in my head,” says Evan Faraj-Tobea, an Iraqi who until recently worked as an English teacher in Qaraqosh, widely considered Iraq’s most Christian city. Evan and his wife of one year fled the city…

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Sending Out the Spiritual Food In Due Season

By God’s grace we have printed additional sermons of brother William Branham that have been translated into the Farsi language. This is the spiritual food that the people are in need of. Continue to pray for this work in the Middle East. The sermons that were printed last month were; How Can I Overcome? A…

Raped and Slaughtered: Muslim Persecution of Christians

by Raymond Ibrahim Originally published by the Gatestone Institute. From one end of the Islamic world to the other, the abduction and rape of Christian girls at the hands of Muslims—both terrorists and laymen—was a dominant theme in April. On Easter Sunday Morning, for instance, four Muslim men raped a 7-year-old Christian girl named Sara…

ISIL’s Persecution of Religious Minorities in Iraq and Syria

US Department of State Press Release Testimony Tom Malinowski Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor As-Prepared Opening Statement House Foreign Affairs Subcommittees on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations and the Middle East and North Africa Washington, DC September 10, 2014 Chairman Smith, Chairman Ros-Lehtinen, Ranking Member Bass, Ranking…

Religious persecution a foreign concept to many Americans

By Cameron Macko The reports from areas under the dominion of the Islamic State have been shocking, to say the least, especially for any of the religious minorities facing persecution. Iraq’s largest Christian city, Qaraqosh, recently fell to ISIS militants, and if their occupation of the city of Mosul tells us anything it’s that the…