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No Mercy: Muslims In Nigeria Burn Churches, Destroy Bibles, Seek To Force All To Renounce Christianity

07/12/2014 1 comment

When these Islamist beasts stand before Almighty God, they will be shown the same mercy that they showed His children: none

Matthew 7:2, “For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

Revelation 6:10, "... How long, O Lord ..."

Revelation 6:10, “… How long, O Lord …”

By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times – “When Boko Haram invaded her village last year, the Islamist extremists burned the churches, destroyed Bibles and photographs, and forced Hamatu Juwanda to renounce Christianity.

‘They said we should never go back to church because they had brought a new religion,’ the 50-year-old said. ‘We were going to be converted to Islam.’

The head of the village, a Muslim, presented her with a thick nylon hijab to cover her head and renamed her Aisha.

She submitted, smarting with rage. Women who didn’t wear the hijab were beaten.

‘When I went to the market, I wore the veil,’ she said. ‘But at home, I took it off and prayed.’

The gunmen returned time after time to the village of Barawa, shooting people, burning houses and wearing down the resistance of the villagers.

In September, the attackers came again: 30 turbaned men with covered faces, big guns and camouflage clothing. Juwanda’s husband tried to flee but was shot in the chest and killed.

Horrors became commonplace for Juwanda: She saw a young man shot in the head as he fled along a rural track. She watched a neighboring woman weep bitterly as gunmen abducted her with her children.

‘She was crying, but they told her not to,’ Juwanda said. ‘The leader of the group told her, ‘If you cry, it’s useless. If you don’t cry, it’s useless.’’

In the last year, the government has lost control of vast swaths of the country’s northeast to Boko Haram with barely a fight. In a military-style campaign, the extremist militia has raised its black flag over villages, driven Christians from their farmland and houses, and dragged people from cars at roadblocks, killing ‘infidels.’

Boko Haram’s insurgency has killed 12,000 people and shattered the northern economy. Schools have been shut down because of attacks that have seen hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped and schoolboys burned alive in their dormitories.” Read more.

Revelation 13:15, “And it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak and might cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain.”

Flashback: Nigeria: ‘Islamic Warrior’ Delighted In Chopping Off Heads, Says Islamic Agenda Is To Force Worship Of Allah, Wipe Out Christians – “Ask him and he bluntly tells you, ‘If we ask our victim, ‘Will you become a Muslim or not and he or she refuses, we will slaughter him like a goat…’ He talked of himself as an Islamic warrior who take delight in chopping off people’s head with a stroke of his dagger… ‘You people have only been hearing of Boko Haram, but there are other deadly Islamic groups who are also part of Boko Haram sect … Whenever we heard that any of the sects were fighting Christians, we would always join them …” Read more.

Jihadists Escalate The Persecution And Slaughter Of Christians Worldwide

07/11/2014 1 comment

For peaceful purposes …

Zechariah 5:3a, 8a, ”… This is the curse [אָלָה - "alah"] that goes out over the face of the whole earth … This is Wickedness …”

Colossians 3:12, “Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering …”

Acts 14:22b, “… we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.”

By Matthew Clark, ACLJ – “In recent days and weeks, we’ve witnessed and unprecedented escalation of radical Islamic violence and persecution of Christians in the Middle East and North Africa.

In Nigeria, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, and a number of other countries in the region, radical jihadists are literally slaughtering Christians. They are pillaging Christian villages and burning churches.

In Nigeria, the radical Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram continued their killing spree, massacring 30 Christians as they worshiped and burning down four churches this past weekend. Experts continue to reiterate that ‘Christians are one of the explicit targets of Boko Haram.’

In Iraq, ISIS terrorists are targeting Christians and destroying churches. There are stories of forced taxes, rape, kidnapping, murder, and other horrendous persecution of Christians by ISIS militants. It’s believed that since 2003, two-thirds of Iraq’s Christian population has fled. Some experts believe the number of Christians there could dwindle to as little as 50,000 in the next 10 years due to increasing persecution.

ISIS’s leader has declared a ‘caliphate,’ an Islamic state, in Iraq and Syria and has demanded the imposition of Islamic Shariah Law. Experts have described the goal and brutality of ISIS as ‘annihilating Middle Eastern Christians.’ In Syria, ISIS has actually crucified 9 people in recent days.

In Sudan, government officials destroyed a church and at least 10 Christians have been murdered in recent months. Christian mom Meriam Ibrahim, who was previously on death row for her faith, is still being prevented from leaving the country, as she faces new possible charges and a lawsuit by Islamic family members.

Pastor Saeed is still imprisoned in Iran. Hamas terrorists are bombarding Israeli civilians with more rockets (nearly 150 rockets in the last 24 hours). The examples of radical Islamic brutality in the region are as seemingly endless as they are breathtaking.

Yet despite the well documented, targeted radical Islamic persecution of Christians in the region, the Read more…

Kenya: After Killing Christians, Islamists Distribute Leaflets Threatening To Kill Even More Christians

07/10/2014 4 comments

Certain Christians who survived the latest slaughter are effectively being told to “leave now or die.” The most gracious and merciful “Allah” sure has a strange way of showing “grace” and “mercy” …

Qur’an Sura 9:123, “O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers [non-Muslims] who are near to you and let them find in you hardness …”

2 Timothy 2:3, “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.”

By BosNewsLife – “Several Christians were killed near Kenya’s violence-plagued coast and leaflets were distributed by suspected Islamic militants Wednesday, July 9, threatening to kill more Christians, residents said.

Among Christians killed in Lamu county were two men, Joseph Kangethe and Kenda Masha, who had remained in the Conveant Church, near Hindi village, following a Bible study when it was attacked by assailants, according to Christians familiar with the situation.

Monday’s killings followed attacks over the weekend on two heavily Christian villages in the area that left more than 30 people dead.

A Catholic church building in the village of Gamba, in neighboring Tana River County, was also razed the same night, some 46 kilometers (28 miles) outside Mpeketoni, a mainly Christian town where gunmen killed at least 57 people in a June 15 attack.

On Saturday night July 5, gunmen attacked both Gamba and the village of Hindi, which is in Lamu County. In Hindi, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Mpeketoni where some 20 assailants using guns and knives killed at least 13 people.

Among the dead Christians was Ken Mangara, a 12-year-old student at Kibiboni primary school, and Kenya Kazungu, in his 30s, who was found in a pool of blood with a Bible on his back, reported Morning Star News, a Christian news agency.

As many as 90 people have been killed in the last three weeks in violence blamed on al-Shabaab, a Somali-based militant group, which said it carried out a series of attacks last month that left at least 87 people dead.

It also claimed to have distributed leaflets warning predominantly Christian that ‘do not belong to Lamu county’ pack up and leave.

‘I found one of the leaflets hung on a wall in Mkunguni. Later, police came and pulled it down,’ Tabitha Munga, a grocer in the town told Kenyan media.” Read more.

Flashback: Egypt: Islamist Organizations Distribute Leaflets Calling For The Killing Of All Christians Who Will Not Convert To Islam – “According to today’s issue of El Fegr, ‘Elements of terrorist, jihadi organizations distributed leaflets today inciting for the killing of Copts in Suez, Ismailia, and Upper Egypt, promising them [Copts] a tragic end if they do not return to the truth.’ An image of a copy of the letter appears on El Fegr’s website. Titled ‘An Urgent and Important Notice,’ it begins by calling on ‘all brothers and sisters’ to ‘kill or physically attack the enemies of the religion of Allah — the Christians in all of Egypt’s provinces, the slaves of the Cross, Allah’s curse upon them…’ It proceeds to promise a monetary reward for whoever helps ‘achieve Allah’s rights against his enemies.’” Read more.

France: Muslims Plot To Blow Up Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Nuclear Power Plant And Events Where “Thousands Of Christians Gather”

07/09/2014 Leave a comment

This is partly the French government’s fault for going out of its way to protect the very ideology that wants nothing more than to see French society destroyed. Naturally, however, according to the jihadist wannabe’s lawyer the “ready and prepared” butcher from Algeria “had been brainwashed.” And the French government will likely agree. Because Islamic terrorism, even in France, has absolutely nothing to do with Islam

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Qur’an Sura 8:59a, “The infidels should not think that they can get away from us. Prepare against them whatever arms and weaponry you can muster so that you may terrorize them …”

Hadith, Bukhari 2977, “I have been made victorious with terror” – The “Prophet” Of Islam, Mohammed

By Henry Samuel, The Telegraph – “France foiled an Islamist terrorist plot to target the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and even a nuclear power plant, it emerged on Wednesday, as the country unveiled new, tougher anti-terror rules.

French police stumbled on the plans after decrypting coded messages between a 29-year-old Algerian butcher living in the Vaucluse, southern France, known only as Ali M, and one of the highest-ranking members in al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM.

According to Le Parisien newspaper, in April last year, the married father of two who went by the pseudonym Abu Jaji was asked by his AQIM contact, whose web alias was Redouane18, to make ‘suggestions concerning how to conduct jihad in the place you are currently’.

Ali M suggested targeting nuclear power plants, ‘planes at the moment of take-off’, and a string of French landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre museum in Paris.

Failing that, he suggested launching terror attacks on ‘the modest and poor French population’ in markets or nightclubs, as well as police patrols.

In an apparent reference to the famed Avignon theatre festival, he also singled out ‘cultural events that take place in the south of France in which thousands of Christians gather for a month’.

‘The main walkways become black with people and a simple grenade can injure dozens of people, not to mention a booby trapped device,’ he said.

His contact then asked him to travel with a fellow would-be terrorist to Algeria to ‘benefit from a military training and training in combat techniques’.

After that, he would return to France, stake out targets and ‘await your instructions’.

‘I am fully ready and prepared,’ he replied.” Read more.

Flashback: Islam Has Nothing To Do With It

Bangladesh: Mob Of Muslims Attack Church, Steal Everything Of Value Within It

07/09/2014 1 comment

Because that’s precisely the sort of thing their god-like “prophet” expects of them. For peaceful purposes …

Revelation 9:21, “And they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries ["φαρμακεία" - idolatry] or their sexual immorality or their thefts.”

AsiaNews – “A mob of some 50 robbers attacked the Catholic Church in Boldipukur on Sunday. The village is located in the Diocese of Dinajpur, some 440 km northwest of Dhaka.

With the help of local elements, the thieves rounded up the priests and nuns and then seized anything of value, like computers, laptops, cash, furniture, worth a million Bangladeshi taka (approximately US$ 13,000). After the robbery, priests and nuns were let go free.

Yesterday Bishop Sebastian Tudu (pictured), PIME Fr Livio Priest, and TOR Fr Jarom Rozario visited the parish church along with Robuil Islam, local deputy chief of police.

‘It is a typical attack against us,’ a sad Mgr Sebastian Tudu, bishop of Dinajpur told AsiaNews. ‘Muslims are trying to put pressure on Christians because we are a minority. We want security from local authorities. We want peace and justice.’

As priests and nuns now live in fear, scared after what happened, local police have been looking for the culprits, but so far, no one has been arrested.

The latest incident is nothing new. On 20 March 2010, a group of Muslims tried to seize Church land by force.

At that time, other attacks by Islamic extremists against the parish left 50 people injured, ten of them seriously. This caused panic and tensions in the area. In one case, the matter has lasted since 2010.

The parish includes about 2,000 people, mostly tribal Santal, Oraon and Mahali. From a social and financial point of view, most of them are poor, illiterate and do not have the papers to prove they own their ancestral lands. As local Muslims occupied their lands, disputes ensued.

The parish is served by diocesan priests and PIME nuns.” Source – AsiaNews.

Al Rod Al Anf, Volume 2, Page 182: “You see [our god Allah] will soon make you inherit their land, their treasures and make you sleep with their women.” – The “prophet” Mohammed

Flashback: Tennessee: Imam Calls Jews And Christians Filthy, Says Muslims Can Take Their Lives And Property In Jihad – “The life and property of a Mushrik (someone who worships other than Allah) holds no value in the state of Jihad. The life and property of a (non-muslim) becomes ‘halal’ (officially allowed by Sharia) while in a state of Jihad… And I quoted the Hadith before, ‘I have been commanded to fight the people until they say (declaration of Islamic faith). When they say (conversion to Islam) their property becomes protected from them. Which means if they don’t… their life and property are Halal (free for the taking legally) for the Muslims. So the Christians do commit Shirk [by believing in the Trinity], they are Kufar (unbelievers) and they are (polythesists). The polytheists are filthy. They are filthy, a spiritual filthiness which can only be purified by the purity of monotheism.” Listen to video.

Flashback: The Religion Of Thievery: The Core Of The ‘Prophet’ Mohammed’s Conquest Was Stealing From Others – “While ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who has proclaimed an Islamic State, was telling Muslims they had to obey him, he showed off some of the loot that his followers could expect to pick up along the way… looting was the core of Mohammed’s conquests. His followers weren’t all that devout, they were looking for stuff to steal. That is why many of Mohammed’s original targets, including the Jews, were well off. Like most thieves, Mohammed went where the money was… Religion was a means for Mohammed to rob people.” Read more.

Sudan: Christians Killed As Islamist Government Aerial Bombs Churches In Effort To Wipe Out Christianity

07/08/2014 3 comments

Those who love death for the cause of “Allah” don’t simply want to be martyrs. They also want to martyr everybody else …

Qur’an Sura 8:59a, “The infidels should not think that they can get away from us. Prepare against them whatever arms and weaponry you can muster so that you may terrorize them …”

Morning Star News – “Sudan’s bombing of civilian targets in the country’s Nuba Mountains in the past two months has killed at least 10 Christians, sources told Morning Star News.

Four children and an elderly woman were among the victims of bombings in Sudan’s South Kordofan state as part of the regime’s plan to rid the country of Christians, mostly black ethnic Nuba, in an effort to render it solely Arabic and Islamic, Sudanese Christians say.

Church leaders and aid workers told Morning Star News that Sudan’s bombings of civilian areas in its war with the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N) killed 14-year-old Abdo al Nour and Abdel Rahman Hassan, 15, in the village of Um Serdiba on June 13. In the same area on May 20, according to the sources who requested anonymity, a Sudanese Air Force bombing killed 30-year-old Kimmia Calals of the Sudanese Church of Christ, leaving her nursing child motherless.

On June 17 in Tabalo village, a Sudanese bomb from a Russian-made Antonov plane killed Yasin Salah, 16, and another minor, Ado al Sawaq, the sources said. On June 11 in the same village in Um Dorain County, 80-year-old Amira Ballula was killed when a plane dropped a bomb on her house in the village of Tabalo, they said.

The bombers targeted two church buildings belonging to the Sudanese Church of Christ on June 18 in Um Dorain. The aerial bombardment also destroyed eight boreholes that provided water, a source said.

He said the bombers do not differentiate between civilians and military installations.

‘They just bomb randomly on civilians, who are innocents,’ he said.

Christians in Um Serdiba, El Nugura, Tabalo, Alabu, and Tangal scattered to bushes and caves as the aerial bombardment continued from morning to evening.” Read more.

Flashback: Sudan: Samaritan’s Purse Bible College Bombed by Islamic Government While Students Studied in Class – “Samaritan’s Purse has announced that a Bible school that they support, was destroyed on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, in the latest bombing raid to hit South Kordofan, an oil-rich Sudanese province that borders the newly created independent country of South Sudan. At least eight bombs were dropped in the area of Heiban Bible College Wednesday during the school’s first day of classes, according to a statement by Samaritan’s Purse, Franklin Graham’s Christian humanitarian group, which supports the school. Heiban Bible College operates out of a compound in the Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan, which borders the new nation of South Sudan, and fortunately, no injuries were reported. ‘We have been working for years in Sudan,’ Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham said on Wednesday. ‘Today our Bible school in Heiban in the Nuba Mountains was bombed by the Sudanese Air Force. No one was killed or hurt, but buildings were destroyed.” Read more.

Flashback: Sudan Imam: ‘We Will Never Forgive Christians For Not Being Muslims’, Suggests That Christianity Must Be Eliminated Throughout The North – “… Muslims vie to take school land and anti-Christian messages emanate from a nearby mosque loudspeaker on most Fridays. Muslim leaders have been asserting through the mosque loudspeaker that Christian institutions should not be permitted in Sudan, as the country should be a ‘purely Islamic state’ since the secession of South Sudan on July 9, 2011, he said. ‘We are expecting the level of persecution to rise in Sudan in the coming days,’ a pastor who works at the Bible school told Morning Star News by phone, adding that hostilities against churches and Christians were intensifying.” Read more.

Kenya: At Least 29 Killed After “Gunmen” Attack Christian Village, Open Fire At Homes Indiscriminately, Burn Down Church

07/08/2014 2 comments

They’re simply trying to be more like the “prophet” of Islam, and the closer they can mimic his example the closer they are to reaching his perverted paradise

Qur’an Sura 33:21, “Indeed in Allah’s Messenger (Mohammad) you have an excellent example to follow for him who hopes in (meeting with) Allah and the Last Day …”

Islamic Killers Place Bible On Back Of Man Killed During Attack

Islamic Killers Place Bible On Back Of Man Killed During Attack

By Damien Gayle, Mail Online – “Gunmen fired indiscriminately at homes, burned down a church and raided a police station in two attacks on Kenyan coastal towns overnight, killing at least 29 people.

Twenty of the victims were killed in an attack in the Gamba area of Tana River county, where gunmen rushed the police station and freed suspected al-Shabab militants.

Another nine were killed in a separate raid at the Hindi trading centre in neighbouring Lamu county, near the town of Mpeketoni where 65 people were killed last month.

The Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabab, which last September attacked the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Mwenda Njoka, a spokesman for the interior ministry, told Reuters: ‘There were two attacks in Lamu and Tana River last night. In Lamu we have nine people dead and in Tana River we have 20. The number could rise.’

Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, al Shabaab’s military operations spokesman, told Reuters in Mogadishu that the Somali group was behind both attacks on Saturday night.

It had also said it was responsible for the June raids in Lamu County, around Mpeketoni.” Read more.

Qur’an Sura 33:57, 61, “Lo! those who malign Allah and His messenger, Allah hath cursed them in this world and the Hereafter, and hath prepared for them the doom of the disdained … Accursed, they will be seized wherever found and slain with a (fierce) slaughter.”

Flashback: Kenya: Islamists Travel Door-To-Door Asking Residents If They Were Muslim, Kill All Who Said ‘No’ – “Somali militants who murdered 48 people in a Kenyan village as they watched the World Cup went door to door asking residents if they were Muslim or spoke Somali – and shot them dead if either answer was ‘no’, witnesses revealed today. The attack on the coastal village of Mpeketoni, about 30-miles southwest of the tourist centre of Lamu, came at the end of a weekend of bloodshed that has exposed the world to the shocking depravity of terrorists, apparently emboldened by each other’s acts.” Read more.

Flashback: Kenya: Al-Shabaab Vows To Kill All Non-Muslims, ‘You Will Soon Witness The Return Of Our Islamic Caliphate’ – “We praise Allah for enabling us to perform this great act of worship which is the peak of Islam … everything has reached its limit and it’s now time for us to retaliate [against the kuffar] … do not forget that we are everywhere and we have already planned on the best ways of retaliation and you will soon witness the return of our Islamic Caliphate… Our Caliphate will only return by the sword and there is no other way and we will implement the Shari’ah of Allah …” Watch video.

Central African Republic: At Least 17 Killed After Islamists Attack Church That Shielded Thousands Of Refugees

07/08/2014 Leave a comment

John 16:1-2, “… the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service. And these things they will do to you because they have not known the Father nor Me.’”

By Morgan Lee, The Christian Post – “Seventeen were killed and 10 wounded on Monday after Muslim rebels in the Central African Republic attacked a church which had provided refuge for thousands of the country’s beleaguered citizens. The Rev. Thibault Ndemaguia confirmed the number to the Associated Press several hours after the attacks.

Residents believe that the fighters attacked the Catholic Church compound in Bambari seeking revenge for the death of a young Muslim man, reported Reuters. Between 4,000 and 6,000 Christians are believed to have taken shelter at St. Joseph Cathedral of Bambari.

The Rev. Firmin Gbagoua, a priest at St. Joseph’s, told Reuters that he believed the attackers assumed the cathedral was hiding members of the Christian militia, or anti-balaka.

A Seleka official defended the actions of his group and told Reuters that his group had been attacked by the anti-balaka.

‘All we did was retaliate,’ a spokesperson for the group, Ahmat Negad, said.

Some blamed French forces for insufficiently acting to prevent the attack, though the military argued that after it had been attacked it ‘immediately returned fire.’ It did not mention whether it had been the country’s Christians or Muslim fighters who had targeted it.

The Central African Republic’s violence stems back to the takeover of the majority Christian country last year by the mostly Muslim Seleka rebel group, whose time in power was marked by a string of rights abuses that spawned the anti-balaka.” Read more.

Flashback: Central African Republic: Thousands Of Christians Flee After Muslims Hunt Door-To-Door For Enemies Of ‘Allah’ – “Christian civilians fled by the thousands to the airport guarded by French forces in this chaotic capital Friday as the mostly Muslim armed fighters who have ruled the country since March hunted door-todoor for their enemies and the death toll from inter-communal violence rose to 280 people. Bodies lay decomposing along the roads in a city too dangerous for many to collect the corpses. Thursday’s clashes marked the worst unrest in Bangui in nine months and raised fears that waves of retaliatory attacks could soon follow. ‘They are slaughtering us like chickens,’ said Appolinaire Donoboy, a Christian whose family remained in hiding.” Read more.

Flashback: Central African Republic: Islamic Militants Armed With ‘Hit List’ Of Pastors And Churches Launch ‘Reign Of Terror’ Against Christians - “Islamic militants have launched a ‘reign of terror’ against Christians in Central African Republic after Seleka rebels took control of the country in a March 24 coup, rights activists said. Armed with a ‘hit list’ of pastors and places of worship, Seleka rebels systematically looted church property, even seizing money from collection plates, according to Barnabas Fund, a Christian aid and advocacy group working in the region. The reports, monitored by BosNewsLife Saturday, June 1, come after last month’s report released by the Human Rights Watch group cited ‘severe violations’ committed by Seleka rebels against civilians including rape, pillage and execution.” Read more.

Syria-Iraq: Church Leader Fears Christian Life Will Eventually Come To An End In The Region

07/08/2014 Leave a comment

But in the midst of it all there is hope, and He is coming soon …

Matthew 24:22, “And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.”

2 Thessalonians 2:8, “And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of His mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming.”

Many Churches Attacked, Destroyed

Many Churches Attacked, Destroyed

By BosNewsLife – “Minority Christians in Syria and neighboring Iraq faced more upheaval Monday, July 7, after an Islamic group expelled tens of thousands of residents from their homes and crucified at least nine people.

The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) reportedly forced some 30,000 people to leave their houses in the eastern Syrian town of Shuheil. Many fear their homes will be looted, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a respected monitoring group.

The ISIL, which declared the territory in Syria and Iraq a ‘caliphate,’ or Islamic state, also nailed nine men to a cross in Syria’s Aleppo province last week as punishment for rebellion, several sources said.

Usually the men ISIL crucifies are shot in the head first, then hung for public viewing with their arms tied to a horizontal beam, according to observers familiar with the situation.

However one of the nine men was ‘crucified alive for eight hours’ in the town of al-Bab, said the Syrian Observatory. The report didn’t specify if the man was killed.

It was unclear whether Syrian troops, who apparently advanced in and around the northern city of Aleppo on Monday, July 7, would be able to halt the ISIL fighters. Yet, most Christians have already been forced to flee Syria and Iraq, where the head of the Chaldean-Catholic Church, Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako, fears Christian life will eventually come to an end in the region.

‘In ten years there will perhaps be 50,000 Christians left’ in Iraq, he said in a statement released by Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need and obtained by BosNewsLife. ‘Prior to 2003, this figure was about 1.2 million. Within ten years we have shrunk to a community of perhaps four to five hundred thousand faithful,’ he added.

‘When I was in Turkey recently ten Christian families from Mosul arrived. And in the space of only one week twenty families left Alqosh, a completely Christian town not far from Mosul. This is very serious, we are losing our community.’” Read more.

Micah 5:5a, “And this One shall be peace. When the Assyrian comes into our land, and when he treads in our palaces …”

Unsealed: A Closer Look At Revelation 6 And ‘The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse’ – “… the re-establishment of the Islamic Caliphate — minces no words in its declaration that ‘Christianity should be destroyed and wiped from the face of the earth … Islamic Power has returned upon the face of the earth and the Revived Global Caliphate has set eyes on the West to once and for all rid the world of Christianity and there is nothing you can do about it’ [7]. But there is One who can, and who will, do something about it … The ‘Four Horsemen’ have arisen and are now all riding together as one upon the earth. But what follows next will be a completely new pedigree of horse and class of Rider unlike any of the others before it, one that will see to it that the dominion of this Beast be ‘taken away, annihilated and destroyed forever’ (Daniel 7:26), which now brings me to the 6th Parallel, broken down into individual parts …” Read more.

“Islamic State” Limits Water Supply To Christian Towns In Northern Iraq

07/08/2014 2 comments

Before setting their sights on Israel, the “Islamic State” must first focus on everyone else under its sphere of control — other co-religionists who have not yet fallen in line with the “prophet” Mohammed’s vision of “pure” Islam, and all Christians who refuse to convert …

Revelation 13:16-18, “And it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate [ψηφίζω - "reckon"] the number [ἀριθμός - "multitude" of people] of the beast, for it is the number [ἀριθμός - "multitude" of people] of a man, and his number [ἀριθμός - "multitude" of people] is [χξς - "In The Name of Allah" in Arabic].”

AINA News – “The water purification plants in Mosul supply water for the city and surrounding areas. After taking control of Mosul on June 10, ISIS severely limited the water supply from al-Rashidiya and al-Slamiya water projects, which provide the Northern and Southern Nineveh Plain with potable water (AINA 2014-06-27, 2014-06-18). According to a report by the Hammurabi Human Rights Organization, ISIS is allowing only about 90 minutes of pumping per day.

The Assyrian towns of Baghdede, Karemlis, Bartella, Tel Kepe, Batnaya and Bashiqah — home to nearly 200,000 Assyrians — face severe water shortages.

Residents have begun digging wells to secure water, but are limited by a lack of funding.

The towns of Baghdede, Karemlis and Bartella, with a population of 70,000 Assyrians, require more than 20 Artesian wells to supply the water needs of the residents. Each well typically costs about $30,000 to install, with operating crews and generators. $600,000 is required to install these wells.

Donations have come forth. The Christian Endowment will finance 4 wells; the Consulate of The United Arab Emirates has pledged money for 4 wells.

The Hammurabi Human Rights Organization, an NGO based in Baghdad, has stated that it is prepared to begin installing wells pending funding.

If water shortage crisis is not resolved soon, Assyrians will be forced to abandon their homes and villages and move to areas where they can find water.” Source – AINA News.

Flashback: Iraq: ISIS Stops Christians From Selling Homes, Kills Real Estate Agents For Doing Business With Them – “The Assyrians have been prevented by Daash from selling their homes. Daash has killed real estate agents who do business with Christians. Unidentified gunmen assassinated the owner of the Zouhour Real Estates agency after he brokered the sale of a Christian house. Speaking on condition of anonymity, a source at the Nineveh Operation Command said that ‘ten real estate agents have been killed between 2013 and 2014, most recently the owner of El Nour Realty Office in the region of Mouhandiseen after he was kidnapped and beheaded for selling the house of a Christian family.’” Read more.

ISIS: We Will Focus On Nearby Infidels First, Then We Will Focus On Israel – “According to Israel’s Channel 2 News, an ISIS spokesman said Monday on Twitter, in response to questions about the organization’s intentions with regards to Israel, that ISIS first has to deal with ‘Muslims who have become infidels’. ‘The greatest answer to this question is in the Qur’an, where Allah speaks about the nearby enemy – those Muslims who have become infidels – as they are more dangerous than those which were already infidels,’ the spokesman tweeted, according to Channel 2 News.” Read more.

Lebanon: Islamist Group Vows To “Cleanse” The Land Of Churches

07/03/2014 3 comments

For peaceful purposes. Because we all know how much bloodshed and strife all those churches are causing …

By Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch – “The reference to silencing church bells may mean that they’re willing to settle for churches remaining in Lebanon as long as the Lebanese Christians accept dhimmi status and submit to Muslim overlordship, as the prohibition on church bells is part of Islamic law for dhimmi Christians: ‘Such non-Muslim subjects [of the Islamic state] are obliged to comply with Islamic rules that pertain to the safety and indemnity of life, reputation, and property. In addition, they…are forbidden to openly display wine or pork, (A: to ring church bells or display crosses,) recite the Torah or Evangel aloud, or make public display of their funerals and feastdays…’ — ‘Umdat al-Salik o11.5

‘Free Sunnis of Baalbek Brigade Vows to Silence Church Bells in Bekaa,’ Naharnet, July 2, 2014 (thanks to Jerk Chicken):

The vague group known as the Free Sunnis of Baalbek Brigade vowed to task gunmen to attack churches in Lebanon and in the eastern Bekaa valley in particular.

The Brigade announced on its twitter account that a “specialized group of free jihadists were tasked with cleansing the Islamic state of Bekaa in particular and in Lebanon in general from the churches.”

“We will target crusaders in the state and in Lebanon to silence the ringing of the bells,” the group said.

The Brigade recently pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, previously known as the Islamic State of the Iraq and the Levant.

The Islamic State declared over the weekend the establishment of the “Islamic caliphate” led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ordering ordered Muslims worldwide to pledge allegiance to their chief, in a spectacular bid to extend their authority.

A “caliphate” is an Islamic form of government last seen under the Ottoman Empire.

The mysterious Free Sunnis of Baalbek Brigade had in the past claimed that it is an affiliate of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, but the ISIL later denied that.

On March 16, the Brigade engaged in a war of words with the al-Nusra Front in Lebanon, believed to be a local franchise of the Syria-based, Qaida-linked al-Nusra Front.

The dispute erupted after both groups claimed responsibility on Twitter for a deadly suicide bombing that rocked the Bekaa town of al-Nabi Othman.

The Brigade has claimed responsibility for several rocket and bomb attacks inside Lebanon, the last of which were the suicide blasts in Dahr al-Baydar and Raouche’s Duroy Hotel.

Source – Jihad Watch.

Colorado: Young Woman Converts To Islam, Develops Newfound Hatred Of Christians And Desire To Kill For “Allah”

07/03/2014 3 comments

Those who refuse to love the Truth are all too willing to embrace the lies …

1 Timothy 4:1, 4, “Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons … And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

By Alan Gathright, ABC 7News Denver – “The FBI says a 19-year-old Colorado woman has been arrested while trying to board a flight at Denver International Airport with the goal of meeting with a terrorist group called the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIS.

A federal criminal complaint states that between Sept. 7, 2013 and April 8, 2014, Shannon Maureen Conley, together with others, tried to provide material support and resources, including personnel and expert advice, to a foreign terrorist organization.

ISIS insurgents have been fighting to topple the governments of Iraq and Syria.

Authorities began investigating Conley on Nov. 5, 2013, when the pastor at Faith Bible Chapel in Arvada called local police and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to report a teen had been spotted suspiciously taking notes at the church’s main campus at 6120 Ward Road on several Sundays at October, according to a federal affidavit supporting the criminal complaint.

Church officials have a heightened awareness about security because Faith Bible Chapel was the scene of a shooting in December 2007 when a man named Matthew Murray opened fire at the church’s Youth with a Mission Training Center, killing two missionaries. A few hours later, Murray went on a shooting spree at the New Life Church in Colorado Springs, killing two more people. He was shot by a church security guard and eventually took his own life.

So Faith Bible Chapel staff reacted quickly when they believed Conley was taking notes on various locations and the layout of the campus, the affidavit said.

Church staff approached Conley and asked to see her notes, but she refused.

Conley then became confrontational with FBC staff, citing her own Islamic religious views, church officials told federal investigators…

Conley said, ‘I hate those people.’ …

Conley told the investigators she does not like Israel or FBC’s active and vocal support for Israel.

Conley said she noticed she was being followed by church staff on the campus and felt they treated her like a terrorist. Conley told the investigators that she reasoned that, ‘If they think I’m a terrorist, I’ll give them something to think I am,’ according to the affidavit.

She started keeping a notebook and acted like she was diagramming the church to alarm them. Conley soon got into an argument with the pastor and was asked to leave.

Conley said that Jihad to her is war against ‘kafir’ (which the affidavit describes as a derogatory Arabic term for non-Muslims) to protect Muslim lands.” Read more.

Flashback: From Life To Death – The Convert To Islam

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