Praying for enemies changes us more than them. Perfect love casts out fear.
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Rare to see this covered in the news.
wsj.com Open apostasy can be dangerous, but those who risk it have an impressive reach.
abc.net.au Kayla Mueller travelled to Syria to perform humanitarian work before kidnapped by Islamic State. It was her name given to the operation to kill the man her father says was responsible for her torture, rape and death.
Are the Ayatollahs the inadvertently becoming the world's greatest church planters? https://www.foxnews.com/faith-values/worlds-fastest-growing-church-women-documentary-film
foxnews.com A new film tells the story of the "fastest-growing church" in the world, an underground, persecuted Christian movement in a country known for exporting radical Islamic terrorism -- Iran.
Uh Oh! https://www.9news.com.au/world/islamic-state-isis-al-qaeda-global-terror-attacks-warning-australia-news/596ecfa3-2638-43e1-a5b0-9756d88c0dc7?fbclid=IwAR0ZfzVwCpCztlX_1ocWTqTWlEuWpRJaFFIIxmDJ5hYoGJz_8WvBo-jSPhw
9news.com.au Secret Islamic State terror cells are primed to carry out "complex" attacks in unexpected locations around ...
Pakistan arrests Hafiz Saeed. I wonder who'll be getting the $10 million. https://www.mid-day.com/articles/mumbai-terror-attack-mastermind-hafiz-saeed-arrested-from-lahore/21367166
mid-day.com Hafiz Saeed arrest comes ahead of the International Court of Justice's verdict in a case relating to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, whose death sentence by a Pakistani military court based on an
Persecution is backfiring in Iran. https://www.christiantoday.com/article/iran-summons-christians-to-explain-why-they-converted-from-islam/132377.htm
christiantoday.com Iran's intelligence minister, Mahmoud Mahmoud Alavi, blamed
Fresh insights on Easter from the Muslim world in this article. "When there’s something worth betraying, the betrayer shows up .... Now that you know the cost, are you ready to follow."
christianitytoday.com A story from Somalia.
christianitytoday.com The short-term outlook appears grim, says scholar Daniel Philpott, but there are grounds for hope.
World's biggest annual prayer event is approaching. https://prayercast.com/love-muslims-landing.html
prayercast.com Lives are changing across the Muslim world! Prayers are being answered. Join the multitudes around the world praying for Muslims during their holy month of Ramadan.
foxnews.com John Walker Lindh, a former American Taliban militant, is due to be freed in May following his conviction in 2002 for the support of the terrorist organization.
Syrian Refugee family leaves Islam to follow Jesus https://mailchi.mp/crescentproject/ogwqnr0jby-518501?e=3183d25e04
mailchi.mp The refugee crisis continues. Though it may not always stay in the news, millions are still on the move in search of a meaningful, stable life. We just got word this week from one of our teams currently serving in the Middle East that a Syrian refugee family came to Christ and got baptized! We pra...
Muslims across the world began the holy month of Ramadan on Tuesday. Through prayer and fasting, they will earnestly seek to draw near to Allah. Pray for them to find their way to the Father through his incarnate Truth and Life. http://www.prayercast.com/ramadan.html
prayercast.com We are bombarded almost daily with news of barbaric acts of terrorism. But if all we know about Islam is what we see on the news, we are missing an incredible story
30 days of prayer for the Muslim World - Ramadan starts May 15th https://www.30daysprayer.com/
30daysprayer.com Join the millions of Christians around the world, and churches and ministries from many denominations, who regularly participate in this largest ongoing prayer focus on the Muslim world. Each year a new illustrated prayer guide booklet is published in a number of languages and locations around the w...
Kim Jong Un is in the news. People all around the world are praying for him. Thirty-eight have "adopted him for prayer." With God all things are possible. https://atfp.org/adopt/terrorist/kim-jong-un/
atfp.org Christian Response to Terrorism, Pray for Enemies
"The most interesting question is why so many Turks are losing their faith, especially at a time when Islam seems more ascendant than ever. Answers vary, especially according to political stance."
Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/04/turkey-why-so-many-turks-are-losing-faith-in-islam.html#ixzz5DRpimFgs
al-monitor.com Turkish politicians and media outlets have been discussing why so many young people are opting for “deism” at a time when Islam seems more ascendant than ever.
Blasphemous blasphemy laws https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/blasphemy-indonesias-law-lydia-verniory/?published=t
linkedin.com It all began when Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, popularly known as Ahok, was sentenced last year to two years in prison for what the local
New York City bomber, Akayed Ullah, placed on list for prayer. https://atfp.org/adopt/terrorist/akayed-ullah/
atfp.org Christian Response to Terrorism, Pray for Enemies
Tania Georgelas, the ex-wife of the highest-ranking American member of ISIS, reckons with her extremist past and attempts to build a new life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsnNsHhKpU8&feature=player_embedded
Tania Georgelas, the ex-wife of the highest-ranking American member of ISIS, reckons with her extremist past and attempts to build a new life. An original do...
Here’s the “adopt for prayer” page of the recent New York City attacker. https://atfp.org/adopt/terrorist/sayfullo-saipov/
atfp.org Christian Response to Terrorism, Pray for Enemies
On the basis of their own presuppositions, most academics, politicians, religious, and cultural sources in the West cannot or will not understand what is happening. http://www.crisismagazine.com/2017/why-i-believe-in-islam?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CrisisMagazine+%28Crisis+Magazine%29
crisismagazine.com Years ago, after another outrage in Beirut, I recall a comment by a Jihadist intellectual. He was disgusted with the then widespread belief that such atrocities only happen within Muslim countries, a sign of their civilizational inferiority. He longed for the day when such frequent bombings would al...
Abu Mansoor Mukhtar Robow, an elusive, charismatic militant who was once a senior commander of the Shabab in Somalia, surrendered to government forces on Sunday in a surprise move that could weaken the country’s Islamist militants. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/13/world/africa/al-shabab-abu-mansoor-mukhtar-robow-somalia.html
nytimes.com Abu Mansoor Mukhtar Robow surrendered to government forces on Sunday, in a surprise move that could weaken the country’s Islamist militants.
The Trump administration is right about one thing: the good guys are not winning in Afghanistan anymore. Not by a long shot. http://nationalpost.com/opinion/terry-glavin-afghanistan-is-fracturing-along-ethnic-lines-creating-a-vacuum-that-russia-and-iran-are-filling/wcm/9660d060-38a4-41d7-8764-9c5a7f615533
nationalpost.com In the absence of any competent effort to create a sovereign, democratic Afghan republic, it would not be a stretch to say our Canadian soldiers died in vain
It's not just ISIS in Syria doing Jihad.
A good resource for praying that coincides with Ramadan. http://www.30daysprayer.com/
Ministry in the opposite spirit.
christianitytoday.com Amid ISIS attacks, faithful response inspires Egyptian society.
Keep praying! “Perhaps it was their dreams that sealed their conversion.” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/24/world/middleeast/the-jihadi-who-turned-to-jesus.html
nytimes.com Four years ago, Bashir Mohammad fought for an Al Qaeda offshoot in Syria. Today, he hosts Christian prayer meetings in his apartment in Turkey.
The recent Seal Team Six raid in Yemen likely killed at least two terrorists for whom the US Justice Department was offering rewards, Qassim al-Rimi and Ayman Zawahiri, along with several other very dangerous people. https://sofrep.com/73934/seal-team-6-likely-killed-yemens-top-terror-leader-ubls-counterpart-qassim-al-rimi/
sofrep.com Bayda, Yemen – On January 29th the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) confirmed reports that a Joint Special Operations mission was conducted in what is suspec
Refreshing and provocative perspective from Dr. 'Abd Al-Hamid Al-Ansari, a former dean of Islamic law at Qatar University
israelislamandendtimes.com On September 7, 2016, Qatari writer and intellectual Dr. ‘Abd Al-Hamid Al-Ansari, former dean of Islamic law at Qatar University, wrote in his column in the UAE daily Al-Ittihad that the Arabs must stop thinking that external elements such as the West or economic woes are to blame for Islamic religi...
Christmas for Muslims infohttp://www.christianityexplained.net/explainedto/muslims/Christmas.Card.pdf
Muslim misbehavior helps fuel incredible church growth in Iran. http://www.churchleaders.com/news/288330-story-irans-church-two-sentences-mark-howard-the-gospel-coalition.html
churchleaders.com "Despite continued hostility from the late 1970s until now, Iranians have become the Muslim people most open to the gospel in the Middle East."
Good point by Mark Durie: Telling would be Islamic State fighters that that they face 'almost certain death' only encourages them.
blog.markdurie.com Malcolm Turnbull has warned Australians fighting with the Islamic State that they face 'almost certain death'. He needn't encourage them.
Finally the mainstream engages in what's actually a spiritual battle.
christiantoday.com A major evangelical free church in Sweden is preparing to use drones to drop thousands of Bibles into areas of Iraq controlled by Islamic State
This church autonomy case illustrates why U.S. government can't defeat ideology behind ISIS. FBOs must rise to the challenge. http://religionclause.blogspot.com/2016/06/court-says-religious-autonomy-precludes.html
Constitution ties government hands at attacking terrorism's ideological source. ATFP offers alternative.
[06/13/16] IF the struggle with Islamic State-inspired terrorism is primarily against a radical religious ideology, and if the U.S. Constitution prohibits Federal agencies like the FBI and Defense Department from preferring one religion over another, THEN in order to defeat Islamic State-inspired terrorism Americans need to divert resources and expectations AWAY from their Federal Government TO non-governmental and faith-based organizations like churches and missionary endeavors that can engage unapologetically in the arena of religious ideas without violating the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
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