A Church for Believers from a Muslim Background in the Washington, DC area.
If you have Netflix and interested in ex-Muslims, you have to watch "One of Us" a documentry about ex-Hassadic Jews. When you watch it, just replace Judaism with Islam, Hasidic Jews with Muslims, synagogue with mosque, Rabbi with Imam and you will understand ex-Muslims struggles and loses.
Around the world, people who leave the faith of Islam face state persecution, imprisonment, torture, and even execution, as well as violence, death threats, and ostracization from their own communities.
Islamic group in Australia calls for ex-Muslims to be executed
au.news.yahoo.com Federal Police have been called in after an Islamic group called for Muslims to be executed if they leave the religion.
This was courageous of Rev Gavin Ashenden to stand up for Christ. May God bless you and use you for His glory.
telegraph.co.uk A chaplain to the Queen has resigned after publicly criticising a church that allowed a Koran reading during its service as part of an interfaith project.
Saudi Religious Police Calls Jewish Child a Jewish Ape on Twitter:
Al-Hisbah channel which appear to be the official Twitter account of the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (Saudi Arabia), which is according to Wikipedia "is the Saudi Arabian government agency employing “religious police” ... to enforce Sharia Law within that Islamic nation." published the following disgusting Tweet with a picture of a Jewish child carrying a gun:
"If this Jewish ape was a Palestinian child, what you expect the reaction will be? Was the corrupt media going to be silent or make out of him a terrorist on all the newspapers and channels."
WOW, a Jewish child in the eyes of the Saudi religious police is an "ape"? They totally dehumanized him vis-a-vis a Palestinian child?
I understand they are talking about the gun the Jewish child is carrying and if this was a Palestinian child, then the media will talk about him as a terorist. I also understand that this picture of the Jewish child with the gun could be taken out of context. What I am disturbed with is the dehumnaztion of the "other" which even extend to the children of the "other".
The Saudi religious police could won sympathy and approval of a lot of non-Muslims if they changed one word in this tweet, but their religious intolerance and hate to the Jews is hurting their case. What about if the tweet just changed one word and it was like this:
"If this Jewish [child] was a Palestinian child, what you expect the reaction will be? Was the corrupt media going to be silent or make out of him a terrorist on all the newspapers and channels."
Are you disgusted by this tweet like me? Do you abhor and reject this intolerance and dehumanization from this Saudi religious police?
If so, I want you to search in your own heart, what if this picture was of a Muslim child carrying a gun instead of a Jewish child? Were you going to automatically dehumanize him and all Muslims? Were you going to tweet something like:
"If this [Muslim terrorist child] was a [Jewish] child, what you expect the reaction will be? Was the corrupt media going to be silent or make out of him a [victim] on all the newspapers and channels."
Most of us (including me) are biased and have our own intolerance, but we tolerate the intolerance of the group we belong to and never tolerate the intolerance of the "other".
Pray for the Saudis, their religious police, the Palestinians, the Muslims, Israel, the Jews and all for us, that we come to see humans through the eyes of God with no bias of ethnicity, gender, race, age, color, social status or religion.
May God help us all.
"Islam's Non-Believers" is a documentary about how ex-Muslims continue to struggle to be heard and to express themselves, with radical Islamist protesters often trying to shut down their talks and events. It will air tonight. Check the link for more details.
itv.com This new documentary in the Exposure current affairs strand investigates the lives of ex-Muslims, who face extreme discrimination, ostracism, psychological abuse and violence as a result of leaving Islam.
ISIS declare in it's Arabic newspaper An-Nabaa issue 23 that its branch in Bangladesh killed a Christian who converted from Islam who was engaged in Evangelism. The news was reported earlier by Western Media as the following report shows.
In the 6th episode of his Ramadan 2015 TV show "Faith & Era", Amro Khaled admits that the Muslims current ethical system is failing and new ethical objectives of "achievement, creativity and coexistence" is needed to launch the Muslim into the future. He based these objectives on ten ethical attributes Muslims needs to practice:
4- Mercy and Justice
Amro Khaled in the 5th episode of his Ramadan 2015 TV show "Faith & Era" admits that Muslims ethics declined while their religiosity increased. He shows that non-Muslim countries like Iceland, Norway and Sweden had better rank in a study about Islamic ethics while the first Muslim country in that study, Malaysia, ranked 33.
In his second eposide of "Faith &Era" TV show during Ramadan 2015, Amro Khaled admits that Muslims are not understanding the Quran and shows how Quran manuscripts developed from no punctuations to the current readable form.
In the 4th episode of Amro Khaled TV show "Faith & Era" in Ramadan 2015, he admits that the Quran is "tangled" as life is tangled. He say that the Torah is linear and the Quran is "tangled network".
In the third episode of his Ramadan 2015 TV show "Faith & Era", Amro Khaled admits that the Quran is unapproachable and read for earning merits only. He is trying to prove that it is a book for life not book for dead.
In his first episode of the new TV show "Faith & Era" aired in Ramadan 2015, the modern Muslim preacher Amro Khaled admits there is a problem with Islam and that people losing faith and confused. This is his attempt to reform Islam.
• The members of the toxic-faith system claim their character, abilities, or knowledge make them "special" in some way.
• The leader is dictatorial and authoritarian.
• Religious addicts are at war with the world to protect their terrain and to establish themselves as godly persons who can't be compared to other persons of faith.
• Toxic-faith systems are punitive in nature.
• Religious addicts are asked to give overwhelming service.
• Many religious addicts in the system are physically ill, emotionally distraught, and spiritually dead.
• Communication is from the top down or from the inside out.
• Rules are distortions of God's intent and leave him out of the relationship,
• Religious addicts lack objective accountability.
• The technique of labeling is used to discount a person who opposes the beliefs of the religious addict.
From Toxic Faith by Stephen Arterburn
Christians Accept Execution Rather Than Islam
raymondibrahim.com Approximately two months after the Islamic State (IS) published a video depicting its members slaughtering 21 Coptic Christians in Libya, on Sunday, April 19, the Islamic jihadi organization released another video of more Christians in Libya being massacred, this time for not paying jizya—extortion…
Iran - release of Pastor Victor
www.meconcern.org Greetings in the name of Jesus, the Good Shepherd. Iranian Christians are pleased to report the release from Evin Prison in Tehran of Pastor Victor Bet-Tamraz. MEC issued a prayer request on 2nd January mentioning his arrest and asking for prayer on his behalf. Pastor Victor expresses his thanks to…
IN-DEPTH WITH ABU IBRAHIM A-RAQQAWI: HOW CHILDREN LEARN TO KILL ‘WITHOUT BATTING AN EYE’
syriadirect.org March 3, 2015 Though not the only group in Syria to utilize child soldiers, the Islamic State's recruitment and indoctrination of children has drawn widespread international condemnation. The group periodically...
Update on abduction of Assyrian Christians in Hassaka Governorate in Syria
www.meconcern.org Posted on 1st March 2015 � Greetings in the name of Jesus, Emmanuel, God with us.
"Cub camps turn boys into junior jihadists
www.thetimes.co.uk Boys as young as 13 are being trained in cubs-style jihadist camps, with Isis using the threat of starvation to persuade their parents to hand them over
Raqqa under ISIS, a big prison.
cnn.com It's not hard to get into Raqqa. The problem, one prominent activist tells CNN, is getting out.
ISIS is holding 150 Christians hostages and threaten to kill them.
cnn.com ISIS is holding 150 Assyrian Christians hostage and will release a message Wednesday threatening to kill them, Assyrian activist Osama Edward said.
rcsprouljr.com While Christians can mourn over the persecution of believers, they ought never be surprised or ashamed.
The 21 Egyptian men, who were kidnapped in Libya last month, can be seen being forced onto their knees before they are beheaded by the ISIS militants standing behind them
midnightwatcher.wordpress.com Leader of Boko Haram: “I swear by Allah’s holy name that I will slaughter you. I will not be happy if I don’t personally put my knife on your necks and slit your throats. Yes! I’ll slaughter you! I...
Young Syrian activist and his campaign members standing up to ISIS. A report by WSJ.
In an exclusive in-person interview with The Wall Street Journal, a leader of an activist group that secretly operates inside ISIS's home base talks about how they risk their lives to get the story out. Produced by Reem Makhoul
One of the most surprising datapoints here might be Saudi Arabia, where 5 percent say they're atheist. Not a high number, to be sure, but higher than in many other countries, despite the extremely sensitive taboo against atheism in Saudi Arabia, which is also considered a serious crime.
washingtonpost.com According to a 2012 poll, almost half of Chinese consider themselves "convinced atheists"
A discussion about ISIS with a Muslim family on Christmas Day.
exmuslim.com For a while now I have been involved with anti ISIS activities and groups. I visited Muslim refuges who ran away from ISIS controlled areas and I have observed the great decline of faith in Islam among those who ran away and received reports from inside ISIS controlled areas of the decline of the state of faith in Islam among those who have been left behind in ISIS areas. [ 735 more words. ]
And while the world is sleeping
We are condemned for just believing
I cannot stand to see this evil anymore
John Schlitt, John Elefante, and Jay Sekulow are featured in this original song called "Where I Stand," written in light of the recent ISIS terrorists attack...
[11/21/14] We will run an 8 hour training on Saturday 12/13/2014 at Woodbridge, VA titled: Journey to Jesus: Building Christ Centered Friendships with Muslims in Your Community. Please RSVP by Monday December 8th to Bud Piland at [email protected]
Join us this Saturday in the Jesus for Muslims banquet at NYC. More info and reintegration at http://jesusformuslims.org/upcoming-events/
jesusformuslims.org JFM FALL BANQUET // Sat Nov 15th, 3pm Location: Smithtown Gospel Tabernacle, 1 Higbie Dr., Smithown, NY 11787 REGISTRATION: 1. Register online by
The cross removed and thrown on the ground from a Raqqa's church by ISIS.
Raqqa's church converted to ISIS religious propaganda offices.
[11/07/14] We are working with former Muslims refugees who ran out from ISIS controlled areas in Iraq and Syria. Our pastor is traveling now to meet with some of them. Please pray for their safety.
Salam News October 2014
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exmuslim.com Brother Rachid, an ex-Muslim from Morocco sends a message to President Obama regarding ISIS. http://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=user_uploads&list=brotherrachid
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