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Mauritania: God-Given Dreams Are Drawing Muslims To Christ

10/17/2013 4 comments

Even in lands virtually devoid of water many will find the Way to never thirst again …

John 4:14, “… whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

30-Days Prayer Network – “Mauritania, an Islamic republic in North Africa, is a vast desert; constantly hot, dry and very dusty. Its legal system is a combination of Shari’a (Islamic law) and French civil law. Independent from France in 1960, Mauritania has suffered from a succession of military coups and ongoing tribal conflict. A severe drought over the past decades has devastated the country. In 1957, a small fishing town called Nouakchott was chosen to be the capitol of the new country. Now there are more than 600,000 people living here. The capital has become a crossroads for many ethnic groups with nomadic roots.

Miracles Despite the Heat

A Christian who recently visited the country described the general situation of Mauritanian believers. ‘You can have freedom of speech, if you are a Muslim. You can have freedom of religion, if you are a Muslim. It is in fact OK to be a Christian, but it is offensive to speak of Jesus as anything other than one of the prophets.’ In this setting God is doing wonders, despite the guards that sometimes stand at church doors to ensure that Mauritanian citizens don’t enter. God has given dreams to Mauritanians even in remote areas. In the interior of the country, an Imam showed the Jesus Film in a mosque. The Iman later died and the results are unclear, but such seed sowing needs to continue. By God’s grace, there are now Mauritanians following Christ in many countries around the world.

Testimony from Mauritania:

Soon after coming to faith in Christ, Bokar told his Christian friends that he wanted to do away with a special undershirt inscribed with Koranic passages and interwoven with dozens of amulets. Several Mauritanians were afraid and said the shirt could not be destroyed, that if burned, it would jump out of the fire. This type of shirt makes the wearer impervious to any weapon. It is one of the most powerful enchantments known to the Hal-Pulaar (Fulani). After much prayer, Bokar burned his iron shirt, and the result was tremendous spiritual growth in his own life. Many who heard of the incident gained a new respect for the power of the Gospel.” Read more.

Psalm 70:4, “Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; And let those who love Your salvation say continually, ‘Let God be magnified!’”

Flashback: ‘Remarkable’: Dreams And Visions Bringing More Middle East Muslims To Faith In Christ ‘Since The Birth Of Islam’ – “I think that’s one of the most remarkable things happening in the Middle East right now, and the missionaries that I’ve … talked to … say that more Muslims are coming to faith in Jesus Christ than any time since the birth of Islam 1400 years ago. Many of them are coming through dreams and visions, literally, people having dreams of a man in white who calls Himself Jesus and says ‘Follow Me’ …” Read more.

Categories: Good News, Radical Islam

Ottawa: Muslim Charged With ‘Uttering Threats’ And ‘Mischief’ After Suspicious Package Found Near PM’s Office

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He was just trying to be more like his role model …

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

A police officer cordons off an area using tape outside the Langevin building across from the Parliament buildings in Ottawa, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. (Fred Chartan / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

A police officer cordons off an area using tape outside the Langevin building across from the Parliament buildings in Ottawa, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. (Fred Chartan / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

By PAUL VIEIRA and NIRMALA MENON, The Wall Street Journal – “Canadian police Thursday charged a Toronto man with uttering a threat and mischief, a day after a suspicious package was found in the complex that houses Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s offices.

Mohamoud Jimale was scheduled to appear in court Thursday, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement. A police spokeswoman declined to comment further.

The statement said Mr. Jimale faces one count of uttering threats under Canada’s Criminal Code, which can incorporate an attempt to cause harm to a human, animal or property, and one count of mischief. Attempts to call a listed phone number for Mr. Jimale in Toronto were unsuccessful. An Ontario court official said Mr. Jimale was scheduled to appear before a judge Thursday afternoon.

Following the discovery Wednesday of the suspicious package, police evacuated the Ottawa office complex directly across the street from Canada’s main parliament buildings. Later, a special police team deemed the package not to be a threat, according to an Ottawa Police spokesman. At the time, police confirmed a man was taken into custody after being identified as a person of interest.” Read more.

Flashback: Canada: Progressive Muslims Group Rallies Against Jihad Terrorism, Only Draws 24 People – “I commend this group for making a stand. But something is woefully wrong in the Islamic community when a city that is home to hundreds of thousands of Muslims can only manage to draw 24 of them to protest against Islamic terrorism. And this is what’s wrong …” Read more.

Flashback: Canada: Muslim Man Threatens Mass Murder On Toronto-Turkey Flight, ‘Everyone Is Going To Die’ – “It was mass-murder threats allegedly uttered aboard a Toronto-to-Istanbul flight that led to serious charges against a Turkish national, QMI Agency has learned. ‘You will hear ‘bang bang’ and everyone is going to die,’ a flight attendant was told on Air Transat flight TS100, a source says.” Read more.

Flashback: Canada: Man And Woman ‘Inspired By Al-Qaeda’ Arrested In Canada Day Terror Plot Against BC Legislature – “A man and a woman have been charged in a terror plot targeting Canada Day at the B.C. legislature in Victoria, RCMP said Tuesday. John Stewart Nuttall, in his late 30s, and Amanda Marie Korody, in her late 20s or early 30s, both of Surrey, have each been charged with knowingly facilitating a terrorist activity, conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, and possession of an explosive substance. Both are Canadian-born citizens.” Read more.

Categories: Radical Islam

Nigeria: Islamist Attacks Forcing Thousands Of Villagers To Flee Borno State

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Qur’an Sura 2:191-193, “And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution [of Muslims] is worse than slaughter [of non-Muslims] … and fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah.”

allAfrica – “The Adamawa government said at least 3,000 persons have arrived the state, fleeing recent Boko Haram attacks in neighbouring Borno state.

The government said it was worried with the daily influx of people from Borno state where violence has continued and locals are often targeted by Islamist Boko Haram.

The state commissioner for Border Integration, Hamza Bello, made the government’s position known during a condolence visit to Bitiku-Valti Village in Madagali Local Government Area to sympathise with victims taking refuge in the area.

Mr Bello said the Adamawa government was worried about the frequent influx of displaced persons now taking refuge in Madagali area of the state.

He said the Adamawa state governor, Murtala Nyako, had inaugurated a committee to take care of the displaced persons.

Part of the committee’s mandate is to register the refugees, ascertain their numbers, and to establish camps where the displaced can receive immediate assistance.

‘So far, no fewer than 3,000 people from Bama and Gwoza local government areas of Borno have been confirmed to have fled to Adamawa due to the fear of terrorists’ attacks,’ the commission said.

Also sympathising with the victims, the Speaker of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Ahmadu Umaru, made a personal donation of an undisclosed amount of money to the displaced persons.” Read more.

Flashback: Nigeria: Islamists Massacre At Least 161 During Attack On Travellers In Borno State – “Environmental officers yesterday recovered 87 more corpses of travelers killed by suspected Boko Haram gunmen during an attack on Maiduguri-Damaturu road near Benisheik town in Borno State on Tuesday. This was in addition to 55 bodies earlier picked up on Wednesday… Apart from the 142 travellers, also killed in the attack were 2 soldiers, 3 policemen and 14 villagers, Sbringing the total death toll to 161.” Read more.

Flashback: Nigeria: Suspected Islamists Target Christians For Slaughter In Borno State, Burn Down Their Homes, Churches – “Suspected Islamist fighters went on the rampage in northeast Nigeria overnight, killing 10 Christians with guns and machetes and burning down their houses, witnesses said on Sunday. The attack happened in a village called Chibok, in a remote part of northeastern Borno state, at the heart of an insurgency led by Islamist sect Boko Haram.” Read more.

Flashback: Nigeria: Islamists Pull Over Bus Near Maiduguri, Kill All Christian Passengers, Embark On Door-To-Door ‘Islamisation Campaign’ At Gunpoint – “Release partners are reporting targeted violence against Christians in the northern state of Borno this weekend. Stefanos Foundation says that gunmen pulled over a bus near Maiduguri on Saturday, demanded passengers declare their faith and then killed the six people who said they were Christian. Meanwhile, in Gwoza, also in Borno state, Islamists are reported to have embarked upon an ‘Islamisation campaign’.” Read more.

Egypt: ‘Gangs’ Seize And Tax Christian Property, Crimes Against Christians ‘Becoming So Normal Now’

10/17/2013 1 comment

Qur’an Sura 9:29, “[Mohammed said] Fight those who believe not in Allah … (even if they are) of the People of the Book [Christians], until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”

Hadith Bukhari 2996, “… [Mohammed] said, ‘Become Muslim and you will be safe. Know that the earth belongs to Allah and His Messenger. I want to expel you from this land. Whoever of you has some property should sell it. However, the earth belongs to Allah and His Messenger.’”

By Raymond Ibrahim, Jihad Watch – “The plight of Egypt’s Christian Copts, especially in Upper Egypt, continues unabated. According to a new Arabic report, during the last few days in Asyut, ‘criminal groups and gangs managed to acquire guns and weapons and, as usual, have attacked and abused the Christians to control their sources of income, including to finance their [the ‘gangsters’] activities. They forced Copts to pay large amounts of money as tax [jizya] in order not to steal and/or plunder their lands.

The El Fagr report points out that no one has done a thing to oppose these gangs: ‘they simply kill Christians and their families as happened in the village of Shameiya when two Copts refused to pay the tax: the gang killed them and this was repeated in many other villages belonging to the governorate of Asyut. It is becoming so normal now to watch as these crimes against Christians occur day by day and nothing is done.’

According to Hanna Grees Sorial, who has owned a piece of land for over 25 years now, with all the proper documents, members of these gangs recently seized his property and even built a fence around it, telling Sorial that he had to pay 100,000 Egyptian pounds (approximately $16,700 USD) if he wanted his land back.

Amazingly, the piece of land in question is just a few meters away from the police station. And Sorial did report the men, who were arrested only to be released quickly, as often happens in Muslim majority nations whenever Christians register a grievance.

Most recently, and by way of retaliation, the gang called him saying that, since he went to police, they are now demanding 800,000 Egyptian pounds to return his land; they also threatened to kill him and his family if he tried to report on them again.

In the words of Sorial: ‘the gangs abuse Christians because we are a peaceful minority; we hate violence and they use that against us, seizing our money to buy weapons and to finance their atrocities against the poor and innocent ones.'” Source – Jihad Watch.

Flashback: Egypt: Muslims Murder Christians For Refusing To Pay ‘Jizya’ Tax – “Two Coptic Christians government employees were shot dead yesterday for refusing to pay Jizya, the Muslim poll tax on Christians. Emad Damian, 50, and his cousin Medhat Damian, 37, from the village of Sahel Selim in Assuit Province, were contacted two days before their murder by the leader of a Muslim gang, who was identified by Watany Coptic Newspaper as Ashraf Ahmed Mohammed Khalajah, a registered criminal from the village.” Read more.

Syria: Bombs Planted Inside One Of The World’s Oldest Churches

10/17/2013 2 comments

For peaceful purposes, despite paying Islam’s “jizya” extortion money …

By Colin Freeman, The Telegraph – “Bombs have been planted in the confessional box of one of the world’s oldest churches in a Syrian town hailed as the country’s last remaining centre of religious tolerance, Syria’s most senior Christian leader has disclosed.

On a visit to London to highlight the persecution of Christians in the civil war, Patriarch Gregorios III said the two devices were found at the Cathedral of Constantine and Helen in the rebel-held town of Yabroud.

Not only is the church one of the oldest in the world, but it lies in a town where Christians and Sunni Muslims have so far resisted efforts by al-Qaeda-affiliated rebel groups to drive a wedge between them.

As The Telegraph reported on a visit to Yabroud earlier this month, a self-appointed local council has tried to keep both foreign jihadists and local mafia gangs at bay, as well as government forces. Only last week the Syrian army shelled the church.

The Patriarch said that early on Tuesday morning, two remote controlled bombs were discovered planted in the church, one of them in the confessional box. Challenging the town’s image of harmony, he also claimed that local Christian families had been asked to pay a monthly protection tax of $35,000 by local ‘armed groups’.

‘Yabroud is under the control of armed groups, and Christians are asked for protection money, yet in spite of this, there are these bombs being placed in the church,’ he said.

He added that in the event of a rebel victory in the country’s civil war, life for Christians could get even harder because of the hardline Islamist elements in the anti-government ranks.” Read more.

Syria: 450,000 Christians Forced To Flee Homes To Escape Islamic Persecution – “A senior Church leader in Syria has said almost a third of the country’s Christians have fled their homes. Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregorios III Laham told the BBC that more than 450,000 Christians out of a total population of 1.75 million had been displaced or left the country.” Read more.

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