Archive for February, 2012

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Islamic religious persecution goes unnoticed

February 17, 2012 | Comments (2)

First they came for the communists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.  Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.  Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew.  Then they came for me […]

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Learning from the “New” Maghrebi Christians

February 16, 2012 | Comments (8)

During the second half of the 20th century, Evangelicals spent a great deal of time and energy on the subject of contextualization, especially regarding missions to Muslims. At a Caucus on Missions held near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in July 1985, I read a paper on “Neo-Evangelical Missiology and the Christian Mission to Islam.” In my critique […]

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Times of Uncertainty for Tunisian Christian

Times of Uncertainty for Tunisian Christian

February 16, 2012 | Comments (1)

“Lord, cause this revolution to turn Tunisia into the Antioch of North Africa. And raise up a thousand powerful Pauls,” was one Tunisian Christian’s prayer and remains the hope of many others. Pray for Christians in Tunisia who are facing times of uncertainty in the aftermath of the Tunisia Revolution last spring. Before the revolution, […]

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Turmoil Continues, Christians Live in Fear

Turmoil Continues, Christians Live in Fear

February 15, 2012 | Comments (3)

On Dec. 18 the wave of Middle East and northern Africa revolutions called the “Arab Spring” started in Tunisia. Almost six months later the turmoil continues. Most believers are living in fear and dream of emigration. Open Doors updates the situation – focusing on the Christian community – in the following article. Six months after […]

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20,000 Muslims Attempt to Kill Pastor and Torch Church in Egypt

20,000 Muslims Attempt to Kill Pastor and Torch Church in Egypt

February 15, 2012 | Comments (4)

A mob of nearly 20,000 radical Muslims, mainly Salafis, attempted to break into and torch the Church of St. Mary and St. Abram in the village of Meet Bashar,in Zagazig, Sharqia province. They were demanding the death of Reverend Guirgis Gameel, pastor of the church, who has been unable to leave his home since yesterday. […]

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Egyptian Police Prevent Christian Protesters From Reaching Parliament

Egyptian Police Prevent Christian Protesters From Reaching Parliament

February 14, 2012 | Comments (0)

Egyptian Security forces yesterday prevented a rally of hundreds of Copts and activists from various political groups from reaching the Egyptian Parliament. The rally was staged to condemn the eviction of 8 Coptic families from their homes in El-Ameriya in Alexandria, on January 27. The protestors were angry at the Parliament Speaker, who ignored last […]

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Christianity and Islam

Christianity and Islam

February 14, 2012 | Comments (2)

Comparison with the Bible is Vital   Any study of the Qur’an must include a comparison with the Bible because Muslims believe that Islam is built on the foundation of the Jewish and Christian Scriptures. The Qur’an Mohammed recited claimed to agree with and complete the Bible. Muslims believe Allah revealed the Law to Moses, […]

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Church Ransacked In Eastern Algeria

Church Ransacked In Eastern Algeria

February 14, 2012 | Comments (27)

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that armed men raided a church in Ouargla, Algeria on Wednesday tearing down the gate to the church’s compound and damaging the iron crucifix on the church’s roof. The Protestant Church of Ouargla in eastern Algeria was vandalized by an unknown number of armed men late Wednesday evening, the […]

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Jesus as the Son of God

Jesus as the Son of God

February 13, 2012 | Comments (3)

Introduction Muslims believe that God is one, that there are no gods except the God. They may contend that even though Christians claim to be monotheists, they actually believe in more than one God. Since Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God, they therefore err like other people of ancient or modern times […]

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Political Islam poised to dominate the new world bequeathed by Arab spring

Political Islam poised to dominate the new world bequeathed by Arab spring

February 13, 2012 | Comments (0)

Among the potent symbols of the Arab spring is one that has been less photographed and remarked on than the vast gatherings in Tahrir Square. It has been the relocation of the offices of the Muslim Brotherhood, the once banned party, now set to take the largest share of seats in Egypt‘s new parliament. Before […]

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Egyptian village evicts 8 Coptic families over rumors of interfaith affair

Egyptian village evicts 8 Coptic families over rumors of interfaith affair

February 13, 2012 | Comments (4)

Eight Coptic Christian families have been evicted from a village in northern Egypt following clashes sparked by rumors of an illicit affair between a Coptic man and a Muslim woman, a rights group said on Sunday. The decision to evict the families came after a meeting of village elders – a traditional form of conflict […]

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Christians under growing pressure in Arab world

Christians under growing pressure in Arab world

February 12, 2012 | Comments (1)

The Arab Spring uprisings that have toppled secular dictatorships in the Middle East and North Africa have unleashed long-suppressed freedoms that have allowed Islamic parties to gain a share of political power they have been denied for decades. Their rise is creating near-panic among ancient Christian communities that dot the Muslim world and predate Islam […]

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Algeria Stalls Appeal of Convicted Christian

February 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

 A judge’s decision this month to indefinitely postpone the appeal of a Christian sentenced under Algeria’s defamation and anti-proselytizing laws shows how the judicial system keeps Christians in limbo without officially punishing or acquitting them, according to sources.   In May a judge in Oran, 470 kilometers (292 miles) west of Algiers, sentenced a convert […]

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Persecution Comes with Being a Christian in North Africa, Says Pastor

Persecution Comes with Being a Christian in North Africa, Says Pastor

February 11, 2012 | Comments (2)

For Imad Dabour, persecution is part and parcel of being a Christian in predominantly Muslim North Africa. It is a region that has had next to no church for eight centuries. But now the church is rising again in spite of daily challenges, the pastor told delegates at Cape Town 2010 Tuesday night. Although there […]

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Pray for the Persecuted Moroccan Church

February 10, 2012 | Comments (0)

Pray for the persecuted church in Morocco. This African country is 99% Sunni Muslim according to the national census. The few Christians in Morocco reside in the capital, while a small foreign Christian community run churches, orphanages, hospitals, and other organizations. The Christians are allowed to live in peace within Morocco as long as they refrain from proselytizing; if […]

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