Pro-Sharia, hijabbed Muslim Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar mocks Mike Pence’s Christian faith


Just imagine the establishment media uproar that would ensue if Pence had mocked Omar’s faith. But in this case, Leftist “journalists” will just join in with Omar and mock Pence themselves.

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“Incoming Muslim Congresswomen Mock Pence’s Christian Faith,” by Patrick Goodenough, CNS News, December 13, 2018:

One of the first two Muslim women elected to the U.S. Congress took a snide dig on Twitter at Vice President Pence for sitting with eyes closed during a heated Oval Office meeting, posting a photo with the caption, “Jesus take the wheel!” – and the other incoming Muslim congresswoman applauded the insult.

Ihlan Omar’s (D-Minn.) tweet ended with the hashtag #BorderWall, a reference to the contentious issue discussed during President Trump’s meeting Tuesday with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

The second Muslim woman elected to the House, Palestinian-American Congresswoman-elect Rashida Tlaib, “liked” Omar’s Pence tweet….  (Click to Source)



Christians at risk of extinction in land where Christmas began



As Christians around the world celebrate the nativity of our savior, we gather in churches and hear the story of a Middle East where the holy family, as religious minorities in the Roman Empire, witnessed the birth of Christ, far from their hometown. We will recall that they then fled to Egypt as political refugees.

Two thousand years later, the Christian communities of the Middle East — descendants of the first Christians — persevere in their faith in Christ. They live in an era of violence, unrest and persecution. Many have been forced to flee their homes and many more their countries.

The archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, recently wrote of the plight of Christians in the Middle East, stating: “Many have left. Hundreds of thousands have been forced from their homes.” He warned that “across the region Christian communities that were the foundation of the universal Church now face the threat of imminent extinction.” I am sorry to say the archbishop is not overstating the dire nature of the plight faced by Christian communities throughout the region.

Lebanon, the last safe home to Christians in the Middle East, has generously welcomed a great number of Syrians fleeing their country’s civil war. A nation of 4 million people is hosting an estimated 2 million refugees and displaced people, the highest per-capita home to refugees in the world. This population increase has presented legitimate challenges to Lebanon’s infrastructure, economy and education system. After seven years of conflict in Syria, with no end in sight, more children are born in Lebanon to displaced people and refugees than to Lebanese citizens.

Lebanon’s delicate, pluralistic balance of power between faith groups could be toppled in a complete redrawing of the demographic map. The lack of a roadmap for charting the safe return of refugees and displaced people to Syria is not providing a viable future for these victims.

In northern Iraq’s former breadbasket, the Nineveh Plains, the ancient Christian and Yazidi communities are slowly returning and rebuilding their homes, but they are a skeleton of what they once were. The Christian population of Iraq has dropped from 1.5 million before 2003 to less than 250,000 today. Those who remain are in a struggle to keep their culture and heritage alive in a place where their families have celebrated Christmas since the time of Christ.

In Egypt, the Coptic Church was again the target of terrorist violence in recent months. In 2017 alone, 128 Coptic Christians were killed because of their faith. Churches have been bombed, pilgrims have been targeted and Christian homes have been vandalized. Attacks on the Coptic community have been horrific and they are tragically leaving Egypt in record numbers.

Another year is passing in which the United States has not recognized the Armenian genocide, and Turkey continues to harass churches and unjustly imprison innocent people.

Yet, Christmas is a time of anticipation, new birth and hope, so while we hold the suffering of religious minorities in the Middle East in our hearts, let us reflect on the good that has been done in 2018 to bring a much needed ray of hope and expectation for the coming year.

In Iraq, the promise of Vice President Pence that “help is on the way” resulted in U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) committing more than $300 million in aid for religious minorities. USAID Administrator Mark Green went personally to the region to conduct a needs assessment and appointed special representative Max Primorac to directly oversee the implementation of U.S.-funded programs. Green deserves credit for managing the difficult deliverance of aid in a complex sectarian environment.

Just two weeks ago, President Trump made history by signing the Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act, a bipartisan and precedent-setting law sponsored by Reps. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) that will for the first time allow religious minorities, who are the most vulnerable victims of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), to be given direct aid by the U.S. government.

Another precedent was set when the Trump administration sanctioned Turkey, a NATO ally, until it released American pastor Andrew Brunson. This direct use of American influence to free an innocent man should be a model for future foreign policy.

In Egypt, continuous congressional pressure has led President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to take some important steps toward justice and security for Copts, which include prosecuting terrorists who have targeted them, rebuilding destroyed churches and appointing the first Coptic female governor of an Egyptian province. Egypt also recently launched a program to restore its Jewish religious sites. Given that Egypt is the recipient of $1.6 billion in U.S. aid, we should make clear that future support is dependent upon its improvement of human rights.

In Lebanon, America continues to support the Lebanese Armed Forces, the nation’s legitimate security force, and constantly denounces Iranian and other outside interference that threatens Lebanon with instability and conflict.

While much has been accomplished, much work remains to be done before Christians can celebrate Christmas without fear in the place where it all began two millennia ago.

From a Middle Eastern Christian, writing from the lands where Jesus walked, Merry Christmas. (Click to Source)

Toufic Baaklini is a Lebanese-American with more than 30 years of business experience in finance and development. Baaklini is the president and chairman of the Board of Directors of In Defense of Christians and has committed years of service to preserving the historic Christian communities of the Middle East.

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Vatican-approved journal strikes out at U.S. evangelicals and spread of ‘prosperity gospel’

JUL 18, 2018 | 2:20 PM

A Vatican-approved journal has dismissed “prosperity gospel” as a pseudo-theology dangerously tied up with the American dream and President Trump’s politics, launching its second major critique of U.S. evangelicals in as many years.

Two of Pope Francis’ top communications advisors — an Italian Jesuit and an Argentine Protestant pastor — penned “The Prosperity Gospel: Dangerous and Different” for the current issue of the Jesuit journal La Civilta Cattolica, published Wednesday.

In the article, the authors note that the “prosperity gospel” and its belief that God wants his followers to be wealthy and healthy has spread throughout the world, particularly in Latin America and Asia, thanks to its charismatic proponents’ effective use of TV and media.

But they point to its origins in the U.S. and its underpinning of the American dream, and say its vision of faith is in direct contrast to true Christian teaching and Francis’ emphasis on the poor, social justice and salvation.

“In truth, one of the serious problems that the prosperity gospel brings is its perverse effects on the poor,” wrote the authors, the Rev. Antonio Spadaro and Marcelo Figueroa.

“In fact, it not only exasperates individualism and knocks down the sense of solidarity, but it pushes people to adopt a miracle-centered outlook because faith alone — not social or political commitment — can procure prosperity.”

Although “popularity gospel” is widely popular, many Christians consider it heretical. Ministers in the tradition often hold up their own wealth as evidence that their teachings work.

Trump campaigned in part on his record as a wealthy real estate developer and businessman, and preacher Paula White is a key Trump advisor. She and another prosperity preacher, Bishop Wayne T. Jackson, were among the religious leaders selected to offer prayers at Trump’s swearing-in.

The Civilta Cattolica article said “prosperity gospel” clearly serves the U.S. economic-political model, especially under Trump, and the idea of “American exceptionalism” and that the United States “has grown as a nation under the blessing of the providential God of the Evangelical movement.”

It cited Trump’s inaugural speech and the militancy associated with prosperity preachers, in which in a few short sentences Trump mixed in the idea of “God, the army and the American dream.”

The article named several prominent U.S. and international televangelists and megachurch pastors, including Oral Roberts, Pat Robertson and Joel Osteen — and denounced how they have increased their own wealth and popularity thanks to a “pseudo-gospel” that subverts the Bible.

Most problematic, the authors said, was the preaching that if the faithful give money to the preachers, they will reap the rewards exponentially because of their faith that God will provide them riches.

“This is why there can be a lack of empathy and solidarity in these cases from [prosperity gospel] followers,” the article said, referring to migrant crises and natural disasters. “There can be no compassion for those who are not prosperous, for clearly they have not followed the rules and thus live in failure and are not loved by God.” (Click to Source)

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Holy Bible Removed from Amazon and Other Online Stores in China

Report: The Holy Bible Removed from Amazon, Other Online Stores in China


The Holy Bible has been removed from sale on Amazon and other online stores in China, according to a report.

“On, searches for ‘the Bible’ in Chinese yielded no results, while on Taobao, and Dang Dang, they led to other Christian publications, such as storybooks and Bible study aids,” reported the South China Morning Post. “While the Bible has long been categorised in China as a publication ‘for internal distribution’ – meaning that, officially at least, it can be sold only by government-sanctioned bodies that oversee Christian churches – the authorities have tended to look the other way.”

“In China, all religious activities come under the close scrutiny of the officially atheist Communist Party. Beijing has often repeated its position that it will not allow ‘foreign forces’ to dominate the country’s religious activities,” they explained, adding, “A Christian bookstore on WeChat, China’s most popular messaging platform, based in southern Guangdong province said it was inundated with ‘notice of punishment’ warnings from the social media app on Tuesday, and that most of its content – including the Bible, and Christian books and gifts – had been deleted overnight.”

In a comment, a “source at a Chinese publishing house,” also claimed, “Some shops on Taobao [selling Christian books] have been closed permanently.” (Click to Source)

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Why Christians Need Self Rule in Iraq

  • “These murders are giving us yet another signal that there is no place for Assyrian Christians in Iraq.” — Ashur Sargon Eskrya, President of the Assyrian Aid Society-Iraq.
  • “The only way for us to have a bright future is to establish a local administration in the Nineveh Plain lands, which will be a safe haven for all persecuted communities, including Yazidis… [It] should be protected internationally. This would also include forming a no-fly zone, and having the province monitored by international powers for a temporary period until we strengthen our military force and reconstruct our areas.” — Athra Kado, the head of the Assyrian Democratic Movement, Alqosh, Iraq.

On March 8, three members of an Assyrian Christian family — Dr. Hisham Maskoni, his wife, Dr. Shadha Malik Dano, and her elderly mother — were stabbed to death in their home in Baghdad. The two doctors, who had left Iraq, the country of their birth, in 2003, returned five years ago to work at St. Raphael Hospital in the capital.

The victims, who lived in a neighborhood controlled by a Shiite militia, had been tortured, according to Ashur Sargon Eskrya, president of the Assyrian Aid Society-Iraq, in an interview with Gatestone.

Eskrya also said that the motive behind the killings — as in the case of an innocent Christian killed in Baghdad in February — had not been established, and that so far, no suspects have been arrested. “These murders,” he added, “are giving us yet another signal that there is no place for Assyrian Christians in Iraq.”

An indigenous people of the Middle East, Assyrians have been targeted and murdered over the centuries for their religion and ethnicity. Yet they were once the rulers of the ancient Assyrian Empire. The traditional Assyrian homeland contains parts of Turkey, Iran, Syria and Iraq.

The Assyrian legacy to civilization is significant. Ancient Assyrians were pioneers in science, mathematics, astronomy, medicine, literature, art and technology. They were also exceptional builders, as shown by archaeological sites, including those at Ashur, Nimrud and Nineveh in Iraq. With the rise of Islam and the Arabian conquests of the 7th century, however, Assyrians and other eastern Christian peoples fell to a subordinate status — “dhimmitude” — which forced them to pay a tax, the jizya, in exchange for “protection.” Since then, they have been persecuted repeatedly. According to the Assyrian International News Agency, every fifty years, an Assyrian massacre took place, but the 1914-1923 Christian genocide in Ottoman Turkey dwarfed previous massacres and resulted in the systematic exterminationof around 750,000 Assyrians – nearly three-quarters of their prewar population.

After the end of World War I and with the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, Assyrians were excluded from the new forging of nation-states in the region. In spite of their having been severely persecuted and displaced by Muslims, Assyrians were not granted independence or autonomy in their ancient lands. Instead, they were left to the “tender mercies” of Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Iran and the Kurds.

Devoid of a government or security force, Assyrians in Turkey, Iran and Syria have been largely erased from their indigenous homeland. In Iraq’s Nineveh Plain, however, Assyrians still form the majority and wish to establish a sustainable and democratic form of self-governance. Assyrians currently have a security force in the region: The Nineveh Plain Protection Units (NPU).

Pictured: Soldiers of the Nineveh Plain Protection Units (NPU), an Assyrian security force, in a training exercise. (Image source: NPU)

In an interview with Gatestone, Athra Kado, the head of the Assyrian Democratic Movement in the town of Alqosh in Iraq and Director of the NPU media center, said:

“Our nation has suffered for centuries. The latest genocide by ISIS, as well as recent murders, such as those in Baghdad, are deeply affecting our people physically and psychologically. The only way for us to have a bright future is to establish a local administration in the Nineveh Plain lands, which will be a safe haven for all persecuted communities, including Yazidis.

“The new administration that needs to be established in the Nineveh plain should be protected internationally. This would also include forming a no-fly zone, and having the province monitored by international powers for a temporary period until we strengthen our military force and reconstruct our areas. In order to make this a reality, our Nineveh Plain Protection Units should be supported in both military and logistical terms.”

Eskrya concurred, recounting for Gatestone:

“Throughout the bloody history of the region — including the 1914-1923 Christian genocide, the 1933 massacre in Simele, the 1963 Iraqi-Kurdish War, the dictatorial regime of Saddam Hussein and the 2014 ISIS genocide — Assyrians have lost their trust in governments that rule them, and they have even lost their trust in their own neighbors who engaged in kidnapping or even killing Assyrian Christians and raping women.

“Even today, Assyrian Christians still face genocide and discrimination in Iraq and the Middle East in general. During the ISIS invasion of the Nineveh plain, for example, terrorists grabbed our lands and destroyed our churches and historical sites. The result of all this persecution has been forced demographic change against Assyrian Christians.

“But through a local administration in Nineveh, economic and infrastructural developments can take place. The region is suffering from inadequate resources, so the new province should get a higher budget from the central government in Baghdad and should possess the right to self-rule.”

Juliana Taimoorazy, founding president of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council and a senior fellow at the Philos Project, has been advocating serious security measures, economic development and the rebuilding of homes for Assyrians. In an interview with Gatestone, she said:

“We fear crimes such as the murder of the Assyrian family in Baghdad will chip away at the hope that has returned to the hearts and minds of those who have decided to return to their towns in the Nineveh plain. However, our resolve is steadfast, and we will not be shaken. I liken our Assyrian nation to a tree that is standing tall amidst terrible winds. Although our branches may break, our roots will always remain solid in the earth of Nineveh.” (Click to Source)

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Uzay Bulut is a Turkish journalist born and raised in Turkey. She is presently based in Washington D.C.

New Age Oprah Mocks God and Jesus on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert


The Late Show with Stephen Colbert hosted a blasphemous segment with New Age Oprah that they called, “‘Oprah Winfrey gets some career advice from a slightly less famous figure: the Lord.” During the show, they openly mocked God and Jesus.

As the show opens, Steven Colbert begins to introduce Oprah, but she interrupts before he can say her name. “We’re here with” Colbert begins, then Oprah blurts out, “God.” Colbert continues, “Miss Oprah Winfrey.” Being that there was a skit planned with a character “god” later in the segment, many would wipe this off, but with all the hype around Oprah and proof that she has denied Jesus and is aligning with new age guru Eckhart Tolle, we have to wonder if she was really joking or not.

Steven Colbert questions Oprah on if she is running for president in 2020, a rumor that circulated, and got liberals everywhere further enchanted with their icon. Oprah replies that she would have to “know it” and says that she’s very in touch with the voice of God.

When Democrats began to see her as their potential candidate, Oprah told US Magazine that she “went into prayer.” Saying, “God, if you think I’m supposed to run, you gotta tell me, and it has to be so clear that not even I can miss it. And I haven’t gotten that yet”.

She confirmed that she still had yet to receive the sign she prayed for. And then, the cameras go to the ceiling where a projection of what Colbert’s idea of God must be. The projection shows a tired looking old man who says in a Barney sounding voice that he’s a huge fan “wow Oprah knows who I am, I can’t wait to tell Jesus.” The audience erupts in laughter.

Blatantly mocking the old-English language of the King James Bible, Colbert’s god says, “I hear thou seekest a sign, well is this clear enough?” He holds up a sign that says “run!” showing his support for an Oprah 2020 campaign. Choking on the supposed hilarity of the situation, Oprah says, “all I can say, god, is that run is now a part of my exercise routine, I can tell you that.”

Colbert’s god then tries to clear things up and bounces back in all-out campaign gear chanting, “Oprah Winfrey 2020! Yes, she can!” “Come on Oprah I had all this merch printed up, I put it up on my wife’s credit card, she’s gonna kill me.”

The skit concludes with Colbert’s god asking if Oprah would add the Bible to her book club to which she replies, “I’m working on that.”

Is this really what our culture finds funny? Mocking God and Jesus and acting as if our creator is akin to a child’s story that we grow out of like the Easter bunny or Santa? The show reduced itself to mocking the Bible by comparing it to the novels picked by Oprah as her favorites and put in her book club.

In 2008, Oprah presented a book intended for her audience to “awaken their spirits,” A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle. Tolle is an extremely popular new age leader in the United States, his books quote a wide range of religious writings including everything from the Bhagavad Gita to the Holy Bible. He, like Oprah, believes that Jesus is not the only way to the father.

On her talk show, Oprah spoke of her New Age beliefs. One of her audience members was passed the mic to express her Biblical belief that there are two forces, our God that we can depend on and the power of darkness. She explains to Oprah that we are either on one path or the other.

Oprah somewhat angrily responds, “there is this wonderful book by Daniel Quin, it talks about one of the mistakes that humans make is believing that there is only one way to live and that we don’t accept that there are diverse ways of being in the world, and many paths to what you call God and her path might be something else, and when she gets there she might call it the light.”

This was spoken by Oprah years ago, but just this month the movie ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ was released in which the talk show host played a goddess guiding a girl to the light. Light is a term that can be easily misrepresented. Jesus Christ is the true light of the world, but beware because Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. The New Age doctrine is traced to openly professing Luciferians such as Helena Blavatsky and Alice Bailey who worshiped the light of Lucifer and call themselves ‘light bearers.’

Going back to the segment from the show, Oprah then debates another audience member who says, “There is one way and only one way, and that is through Jesus. If you don’t believe that, you’re all buying into the lie. Jesus cannot come back until that Gospel is preached in the four corners of this earth.” After such a statement, Oprah’s arguments are null and void and she ends the segment.

In conclusion, Oprah Winfrey has set the stage for not only herself to be seen as a goddess, but for every other person to believe themselves to be a god/goddess. This is the ultimate lie brought about by the New Age movement. It is the original lie Satan told to Adam and Eve in Genesis 3:5, “ye shall be as gods.” This belief draws many away from the father as they begin to practice and believe in their own ‘divinity’ instead of recognizing that God, our creator, is above all, and it is He that should be revered, not us.

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How the Tech Giant Cabal Shadow-Bans, Censors, and Snuffs Out Your Christian Voice


Powerful tech companies rule our communications today, and shocking stories are coming out about how they’re silencing the worldviews of millions of Christian and conservative Americans, censoring the messages you’re allowed to read and post online.

The latest high-profile case might be called a gaffe or “mistake,” but it actually exposes the tip of the iceberg in a much deeper, darker agenda.

This week, social network powerhouse Facebook came under fire for a survey asking users whether pedophiles should be able to ask underage girls for photographs.

The users were given multiple choice answers, none of which included “calling the police.” Instead the options ranged from: “This content should not be allowed on Facebook, and no one should be able to see it” to “This content should be allowed on Facebook, and I would not mind seeing it.”

Evangelist Franklin Graham called the survey “ridiculous and shameful” in a post on his own Facebook page.

“Why would Facebook ask such a question?” Graham wrote. “It just shows you how low our moral standards in this country have fallen… Facebook now says the question was a mistake—well, to say the least, I firmly agree. To have a survey asking this is ridiculous and it’s shameful. Pedophilia is just wickedness. The Bible says, ‘For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts. (Mark 7:21).'”

Graham tweeted a similar message.

Franklin Graham


Why would @Facebook ask such a question? It just shows how low moral standards in this country have fallen. Many people today don’t seem to recognize right from wrong. I’m sure Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla Chan were appalled. 

Facebook asked users if pedophiles should be able to ask kids for ‘sexual pictures’

Facebook says the survey was offensive and a mistake and says it has put a stop to it.

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Peter Sprigg, senior fellow for policy studies at the Family Research Council told CBN News, “Transmitting this type of information is illegal. Possessing this type of material, child pornography, is illegal, so it’s absolutely incomprehensible how anyone at Facebook could have thought this was an appropriate question.”

Facebook said the survey has been taken down since it refers to “offensive content that is already prohibited on Facebook,” stating to the New York Post, “We have prohibited child grooming on Facebook since our earliest days, we have no intention of changing this, and we regularly work with the police to ensure that anyone found acting in such a way is brought to justice.”

This incident is just the latest in a series of moves suggesting big technology and social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google – which heavily influence cultural opinions – seem to be blind or in other cases outright hostile to issues important to Christians and cultural conservatives.

Sprigg pointed out that recently Facebook warned users that a story from the Christian site The Babylon Bee was “Fake News,” apparently not realizing that the stories are satire.

“All of their stories are untrue, that’s the whole point. And for Facebook to be so ignorant,” he continued, “shows a real ham-handedness.”

On a more serious note, Sprigg revealed another case of censorship. “I have a friend with an ex-gay ministry who was suspended for ten days,” Sprigg said, “He was accused of having hate speech.”

James O’Keefe, the founder of Project Veritas, who went undercover to expose Planned Parenthood abuses, told CBN News he has new undercover videos, this time exposing how social media companies regulate content.

“I think it’s very scary for our society. They’re rewiring the DNA of our democracy, censoring ideas because they don’t like the ideas,” he said. “It’s Orwellian, like something out of A Brave New World.”

One of the videos shows Pranay Singh, a direct messaging engineer at Twitter, describing how company employees identify hot-button language in tweets and then write algorithms to delete them and others like them.

A sample of the language he says would be inappropriate: “They’ll all be like: guns, God, America, the American flag and the cross,” Singh said. “Who says that? Who talks like that?”

Another undercover video shows a former Twitter engineer describing a practice called “shadow banning” saying, “You ban someone, but they don’t know they’ve been banned because they keep posting and no one sees their content. So they just think that no one is engaging with their content when in reality, no one is seeing it.”

O’Keefe says the terms they choose to ban reflect a clear bias.

“They’re talking about shadow banning people who believe in God, guns and the Bible,” O’Keefe said, “If you’re a Christian and you’re tweeting, Twitter will consider you a Russian bot.”

O’Keefe said tech companies like Twitter, Facebook, and Google, “Are not allowing information unless it fits their narrative. They are altering the perception of what’s newsworthy and preventing facts from reaching people, not allowing people to see that information.”

Twitter responded to the undercover videos by stating that they do not “shadowban” accounts but do “take actions to downrank accounts that are abusive, and mark them accordingly so people can still to click through and see these Tweets if they so choose.”

Twitter also said some of the people in the videos, “The individuals depicted in this video were speaking in a personal capacity and do not represent or speak for Twitter.”

Other examples of censorship include Google-owned YouTube restricting a PragerU video exposing myths about the abortion giant Planned Parenthood.

Similarly, Twitter would not allow an anti-abortion advertisement from U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R – Tenn.) that blasted Planned Parenthood’s sale of body parts from aborted babies.

The pro-life group Live Action contends both Twitter and Facebook have restricted their posts condemning abortion.

In addition to suppressing Christian content, former Facebook employees revealed they were instructed to bury conservative content, and regularly did so, such as stories from the Republican CPAC meeting and pieces about Republican leaders such as Mitt Romney and Rand Paul despite knowing the stories would be of interest to its users.

In January, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a new company policy restricting certain content their customers will view.  “As we roll this out, you’ll see less public content like posts from businesses, brands, and media,” his statement read.

However, critics say only Christian and conservative content appears to be what has been restricted. The analysis shows engagement numbers among those publishers dropped by more than half, while others remained the same.

The role of technology companies filtering the news is the subject of a new documentary by journalist Peter Schweizer, author of the book, Clinton Cash.

The movie, to be released in May, is called “The Creepy Line,” referencing a notorious comment made by former Google chief executive and chairman Eric Schmidt, who, speaking about privacy issues in 2010, said it was his company’s role “to get right up to the creepy line and not cross it.” Critics say they’re well past that point now. (Click to Source)
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“Don’t Dare Sit with Us if You Want to Live”

Muslim Persecution of Christians, September 2017


  • “They get paid for every Coptic Christian girl they bring in. In some cases, police provide the kidnappers with drugs they seize. The drugs are then given to the girls to weaken their resistance… I even know of cases in which police offered helped to beat up the girls to make them recite the Islamic creed.” — World Watch Monitor, Egypt; September 14, 2017.
  • On September 14, a court sentenced a Christian man to death for “blasphemy” against the prophet of Islam. Nadeem James, a 27-year-old father of two, was originally arrested in July 2016, after a Muslim angry with him for personal reasons falsely accused James, who is illiterate, of texting a poem deemed “blasphemous” of Muhammad. — Pakistan.
  • School textbooks taught her that “it was the Christians who wanted to plunder the lands and the riches of the Muslim world” and Turks merely responded by “defend[ing] what was rightfully theirs.” (In reality, modern day Turkey consists of territory that was Christian for more than a thousand years before it was conquered by Turks in the name of jihad.) “Everything is used to make the Christians look like villains,” she said, adding, “It’s the same all through Muslim countries.” — Turkey.

Muslim Slaughter of Christians

Pakistan: Sharoon, a Christian boy who achieved academic excellence despite years of entrenched discrimination and bullying—and whose poverty-stricken parents had worked hard to put him in MC Model Boys Government High School—was beaten to death by Muslim pupils. On his first day at the school, the teacher slapped him across the face while blurting an anti-Christian slur. Having set a precedent, the rest of the classroom of Muslim boys continued harassing him throughout the same first day: they hurled out derogatory terms against Christians, denied him access to drinking water, and told him, “You’re a Christian don’t dare sit with us if you want to live.” According to one report: “His academic prowess … only added to the disdain for him felt by other pupils.” Another report said, “there were repeated attempts to convert him to Islam. Sharoon however, never quit his faith to the chagrin of the Muslim children around him, exacerbating his pariah status.” Then, on August 27—his fourth day at the prestigious Model school—Muslim students attacked him in the classroom (the teacher supposedly did not notice; he was reading his paper). “The violence,” continues the report, “was of such sickening ferocity that poor Sharoon died where he was in the classroom.” A cacophony of insults accompanied the beating; he was called a “filthy Christian” and a “demon.” According to the murdered teen’s mother:

“My son was a kind-hearted, hard-working and affable boy. He has always been loved by teachers and pupils alike and shared great sorrow that he was being targeted by students at his new school because of his faith. Sharoon and I cried every night as he described the daily torture he was subjected to…. The evil boys that hated my child are now refusing to reveal who else was involved in his murder. Nevertheless one day God will have His judgement.”

Kenya: Islamic militants from Al Shabaab, centered in neighboring Somalia, beheaded four Christian men in two separate attacks. Approximately 30 heavily-armed assailants surrounded several homes in two different areas; they called victims out by name, before pulling them out and slitting their throats or decapitating them. In the previous two months (August and July), Al Shabaab militants slaughtered thirteen other Christians in a similar manner. “The knock at the door confirmed our fears that what happened in nearby Malamande village in 2014 [was] happening again,” recounts one of the slain men’s wives:

“We were reluctant to open [the door] and that is when the gang of about 20 broke in and dragged my husband out. I climbed and hid in a space up the roof and I heard everything that was going on. My husband was struggling and screaming for help but the gang overpowered him, slit his throat and chopped off his head. I am very bitter and worried about how I will live without [Gerald]. I treasured him because he loved me and provided everything that I needed. I am still in shock from what I saw that night; blood all over, his body lying lifeless and the head a few meters away. Why did they kill my husband?”

Separately, suspected Islamist militants opened fire on and killed two police officers guarding a church. After the gunmen encountered police standing guard at the entrance of an Anglican church, they “sprayed the officers with bullets,” notes the report, before fleeing on motorbikes. “One officer was shot in the head and died on the spot while the other,” police confirmed, “died in hospital.”

“Islamic terrorist group al-Shabaab’s beheadings and attacks against Christians will continue to rise,” according to another report, “with the Somali-based militants having an estimated 9,000 jihadis at their disposal.” It quotes the American Center for Law and Justice as saying:

“[Y]et another radical Islamic jihadist army — just like ISIS, the Islamic State — is ruthlessly murdering Christians, targeting them for their faith. This global and historic persecution continues…. Al-Shabaab’s actions are clearly deadly, demented, disturbing, and disgusting. We must defeat and destroy these Islamic jihadists.”

Nigeria: Muslim Fulani herdsmen, accompanied by known “Islamic extremist militants,” states a report, raided a Christian village and massacred 20 Christians, including a three-month-old baby and eight other children, as they slept sometime after midnight, Friday September 8. Police, who apparently treated the incident with some indifference, said it was a “reprisal” attack for the discovery of a decapitated Muslim boy; but dumbfounded Christians argued that the murder happened in another village more than a year ago and that they had nothing to do with it.

In another incident, a Catholic priest, Cyriacus Onunkwo, was abducted by Islamic gunmen on Friday, September 1 and found slaughtered in the bushes the following day. Nothing was stolen from his car and no ransom was demanded for his release.

Muslim mob uprisings in Jos also left scores of Christians wounded and one dead. On September 15, a mob attacked a vehicle with four Christians who were leaving a weekly prayer meeting at the University of Jos chapel. “Just as I pulled out of the main gate and [was] about to make a left turn,” Professor Timothy Oyetunde recalled, “the mob, from the Muslim-dominated neighborhood opposite the campus, ran across the street, surrounded us and started smashing the van” with clubs, stones and actual weapons. Two of the passengers, including another professor, were stabbed; they all fled the van before the Muslim mob torched it. “In a separate attack,” the report continued, “two university students were attacked in a different Muslim-dominated area of downtown Jos and stabbed. One student died in the hospital while receiving treatment.”

Muslim Rape of Christians

Pakistan: On September 13, a Christian boy (age not provided) was misled to an isolated area, beaten, “gang raped,” and ordered to recite the Islamic profession of faith by seven Muslim men. According to the report, “initially they started beating him violently and stripped off his clothes. They sexually assaulted Sher Dil [the youth] and forced him to recite Kalma. Sher Dil was again beaten and fell unconscious, and was taken to a local hospital by the alleged rapists. They warned him of dire consequences if he would disclose the details of the incident to anyone.” Police were “reluctant” to respond and, when pressed to act by the victim’s father, “took sides” with the rapists, noted the report. The boy is under threat of death from his tormenters for going to the police, even as his father implored the Ministry of Human Rights for help.

Egypt: An ex-kidnapper, an ex-kidnapper known only as “G,” explained the process of how Christian girls are targeted for abduction, forced conversions and “marriages” to Muslims. According to the report, he related that “they get paid for every Coptic Christian girl they bring in. In some cases, police provide the kidnappers with drugs they seize. The drugs are then given to the girls to weaken their resistance as they put them under pressure. I even know of cases in which police offered helped to beat up the girls to make them recite the Islamic creed.” He “admits he was in a network actively targeting Coptic girls for years before he left Islam.” Although such networks have been around since the 1970s, they reached their “highest levels now, in the era of President Sisi,” he said. A portion of his testimony notes that:

A group of kidnappers meets in a mosque to discuss potential victims. They keep a close eye on Christians’ houses and monitor everything that’s going on. On that basis, they weave a spider’s web around [the girls]…. I remember a Coptic Christian girl from a rich, well-known family in Minya. She was kidnapped by five Muslim men. They held her in a house, stripped her and filmed her naked. In the video, one of them also undressed. They threatened to make the video public if the girl wouldn’t marry him…. The kidnappers receive large amounts of money. Police can help them in different ways, and when they do, they might also receive a part of the financial reward the kidnappers are paid by the Islamisation organisations…. And the value of the reward increases whenever the girl has a position. For example, when she is the daughter of a priest or comes from a well-known family…. The Salafist group I knew rented apartments in different areas of Egypt to hide kidnapped Coptic. There, they put them under pressure and threaten them to convert to Islam. And once they reach the legal age, a specially arranged Islamic representative comes in to make the conversion official, issue a certificate and accordingly they change their ID…. If all goes to plan, the girls are also forced into marriage with a strict Muslim. Their husbands don’t love them, they just marry her to make her a Muslim. She will be hit and humiliated. And if she tries to escape, or convert back to her original religion, she will be killed.

Muslim Attacks on Apostates to Christianity

Germany: A group of Muslims attacked a 23-year-old Muslim convert to Christianity. He was assaulted because “his attackers saw his Christian cross and were angry he had converted from Islam, says the report. “They asked him why he had changed his religion,” before “one of the attackers tore the chain off him and threw it to the ground.” The report continues:

The unidentified man then punched the Afghan in the face several times. The second attacker then held the Christian by the arms as the first man took out a blade and cut him twice on the upper body with it….. The attack happened less than a mile away from the most notorious radical Islamist mosque in Berlin, the Al-Nur Mosque. An attack of this nature is also not the first to happen this year in Berlin. In August, another man … was attacked by three men of North African appearance who also objected to his cross. The three men brutally beat the 39-year-old and shouted abuse at him. Earlier this year in May …yet another man was attacked for wearing a cross necklace. …The Christian charity Open Doors claim to have recorded thousands of cases of violence and abuse directed towards Christians in Germany. Earlier this year, an Arabic translator working with asylum seekers in Germany said that many of the Muslims in asylum homes express hatred toward Christians. “Pure hatred against non-believers is preached, and children are brought here from an early age here in Germany. It’s very similar in asylum housing, where Muslim boys refuse to play with Christians,” the translator said.

Nigeria: The Muslim family of a man, Bulus, a convert to Christianity, harassed, ostracized, threatened to kill, and finally made false charges against him that landed him in prison—possibly for as much as ten years. His family responded by trying to do “whatever they could to make him return to their faith,” according to a report. “When Bulus refused, his father threatened to disown him. Bulus lost his inheritance, the support from the extended family circle for everyday life, the protection of the status of the clan and the privilege of an arranged marriage—in other words, and from their perspective, his entire future. When he still refused to change his mind, his family threatened to kill him. That was when Bulus says he knew it was time to go. He fled to Jos, further south, where no-one knew him, and enrolled in theological training.” During his training, “I learned a lot about forgiveness,” says Bulus. “After I graduated I wanted to go home to see if there was any way my parents and I could be reunited.” He instead discovered that:

“Their hatred had increased, especially when they heard I had become a pastor. Before I could leave, relatives trapped me and started beating me. I thought I was going to die, but they dragged me to the police station and accused me of stealing some of their goats. Despite the fact that there was no proof, the police locked me up. Five days later they took me to court. I did not have the opportunity to defend myself but was kept in prison anyway.”

As of the last report, Bulus was incarcerated under extremely unhealthy and unhygienic conditions. “He doesn’t know when this ordeal will end,” said the report, “and dares not fuel any expectations of a speedy release.”

Maldives: Although “Christians in the Maldives [already] have few rights,” a September report notes:

“the government is increasingly controlling the courts and simply ignoring the law, leaving Christians in an even more vulnerable state…. Despite being a popular tourist destination, the Maldives is one of the most difficult places in the world to be a Christian. The 2008 Maldivian constitution bans Muslims from becoming Christians, which leaves open the question as to whether someone who becomes a Christian could be stripped of their citizenship.”

Earlier the government “arrested 50 Maldivians suspected of having become Christians, and is thought to have tortured them. Any Maldivian even found to have a Bible in their house faces a prison sentence.”

Iran: Iranian national media reported that several Christians, almost all of whom are converts, in Tehran, Rey, and Pardis, were arrested after a video surfaced showing dozens of Bibles and other Christian literature, allegedly also confiscated by authorities. Little other information is provided.

Muslim Attacks on “Blasphemous” Christians

Egypt: In response to an old Facebook post, a Muslim mob attacked Christians in Tawa village and destroyed several homes, buildings, and cars on September 14. After the slaughter of several Christians traveling to a monastery four months earlier, in May, Bassem, a 22-year-old Christian from the village, had written:

“Are we [Christian] Egyptians not from Egypt? No matter that you try to hurt us, one day all your ways will fail…. When you demolish the homes of his [Jesus’] children, you attack him. I ask Jesus to touch your heart and change you. Our Lord knows and sees what is happening to us. Continue and increase your terrorism, but I’m not afraid because it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of God.”

Although he deleted the post one day later, a cached copy was seen by and shared with other Muslims four months later. Deeming it “an insult to Islam … [m]any Muslims gathered and the mob began to attack Christian homes and shops,” notes an eyewitness. “They were pelting stones at the homes while shouting ‘Allah Akbar.’ They hurled bricks and stones at Mar Girgis (St. George) Coptic Orthodox Church…”

Pakistan: On September 14, a court sentenced a Christian man to death for “blasphemy” against the prophet of Islam. Nadeem James, a 27-year-old father of two, was originally arrested in July 2016, after a Muslim angry with him for personal reasons falsely accused James, who is illiterate, of texting a poem deemed “blasphemous” of Muhammad. The condemned’s brother explained what next transpired: “We were not at home when the police raided our house to arrest Nadeem. However, when the cops couldn’t find any of us in the premises, they took away two women of the family – my wife and the wife of my elder brother, Faryad.” Around the same time, local mosques began calling on megaphones that if he did not surrender himself, Christian homes would burn. Nadeem surrendered himself and the women were released. “The charge against my brother is completely baseless,” the brother maintains. “Nadeem is uneducated and could not have possibly sent that text message. I’m certain that Yasir Bashir [Muslim accuser] downloaded the supposedly blasphemous text onto Nadeem’s phone and then forwarded it to his cell number to build a case against my brother.” Nadeem’s lawyer said they will challenge the conviction in a high court.

Separately—and despite being “mentally challenged”—a Christian teen accused of blasphemy against Islam had his first court hearing in September. A Muslim, Muhammed Nawaz, had accused Asif Stephen, 16, of stealing at a local bazaar; he beat the boy, and then told the local imam—who, according to the initial report, “has a history of preaching hatred towards minority Christians”—that the youth had also burned a Koran. Nawaz and the imam tracked down the boy and beat him again. When a passerby saw the violence and contacted police, “instead of protecting the teenager from his attackers, [police] arrested and booked him into prison on blasphemy charges.” Hours later, the imam and “a mob of more than 300 Muslim fundamentalists surrounded the prison, calling for a public lynching of Stephen. As the mob overwhelmed local police, Stephen was removed from his cell and handed over to the mob, which consequently beat him until reinforcement officers stepped in to calm the situation. Police then moved Stephen to a higher security district jail where he pleaded guilty to blasphemy in what his family believed was a coerced confession.” His father said that “Muhammed Nawaz has always had a grudge against my son” and “has often threatened Asif and told him that the tomb area is designated for him to collect recyclables as he is a Muslim and Asif is only a worthless and untouchable Christian.”

Indonesia: The world’s largest Muslim nation “made it clear that the country’s dangerously ambiguous blasphemy law is here to stay – which is bad news for beleaguered religious minorities,” Human Rights Watch said after the nation rejected the UN’s stated recommendations that it “introduce legislation to repeal the blasphemy law.” Indonesia further “rejected a recommendation it amend or revoke laws that limit the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion in the country,” Human Rights Watch said. Among those recently to suffer from these laws is Ahok, a Christian and former governor of Jakarta, who was sentenced to two years in prison for blaspheming against Islam. “By rejecting pleas from U.N. member states to abolish the blasphemy law,” continued Human Rights Watch, “the Indonesian government is telling the world that it will continue to pander to bigotry and discrimination at the expense of the rights of religious minorities.”

Indonesia joined other repressive Muslim nations in May 2017 when it sentenced the Christian governor of Jakarta, known as “Ahok,” to a two-year prison term on the charge that he committed “blasphemy” against Islam. Pictured: Ahok on the day of his election, February 15, 2017. (Photo by Oscar Siagian/Getty Images)

Muslim Attacks on Christian Churches

Mali: Not only were several Catholic churches “ransacked and torched, forcing parishioners to flee” throughout September, but “militants told Christians they would be killed if they were seen in church,” a report noted. A Catholic church leader explained:

“Our churches and chapels are now being targeted by extremists who’ve told Christians not to gather to pray…. But we’re also alarmed the attacks are being mounted by isolated Islamist groups, acting in their own name…. On previous occasions, the government has deployed military units in our parishes. But this still hasn’t been done against these new attacks.”

Turkey: Photos taken clandestinely of the largest Armenian cathedral in the Middle East “reveal considerable damage to the sanctuary and walls of the now desecrated church in southeast Turkey,” a report disclosed. Its crucifix was “defaced,” its windows smashed, and its pews used as firewood; garbage was dumped in its sanctuary. First built in the 1600s, Surp Giragos Armenian Apostolic Church is one of six Christian churches in the Sur district to be confiscated by the state. For three years now, Christians—Armenian, Assyrian, Chaldean, and Protestant—have been unable to worship in their churches as authorities placed all Christian property in Diyarbakir on the Turkish cabinet’s expropriation plan. “We have been exposed to ethnic and religious discrimination for years,” said a local pastor.

Malaysia: Police managed to foil an Islamic State terror plot targeting Christian churches and other non-Muslim places of worship after they arrested a 21-year-old Muslim affiliated with the jihadi group. According to the General of Police, the Muslim youth had “received instructions from a Malaysian Daesh (Islamic State) member in Syria to buy a pistol, a M-16 rifle, an AK-47 rifle and hand grenades from a neighbouring country with the aim of launching attacks on non-Muslims and their places of worship.” Chemicals used to assemble the devices were discovered in his house. Although Malaysia is Muslim majority, sizeable populations of Christians, Buddhists, and Hindus also live there.

Muslim Hate Preaching and General Contempt for Christians

Turkey: A former Muslim woman who converted to Christianity explained how “her opinion of Christians was very low because of the things she and others were taught to believe about Christians in a Muslim society,” noted a report. According to the convert, who now lives in the U.S. and goes by the pseudonym Derya Little, “An anti-Christian attitude is a big part of the national identity, so anyone or anything that promotes Christianity is automatically suspicious.” School textbooks taught her that “it was the Christians who wanted to plunder the lands and the riches of the Muslim world” and Turks merely responded by “defend[ing] what was rightfully theirs.” (In reality, modern day Turkey consists of territory that was Christian for more than a thousand years before it was conquered by Turks in the name of jihad.) “Everything is used to make the Christians look like villains,” she said, adding, “It’s the same all through Muslim countries.”

Saudi Arabia: School textbooks continue to promote animosity for, and violence against, non-Muslims. “As early as first grade, students in Saudi schools are being taught hatred toward all those perceived to be of a different faith or school of thought,” said Human Rights Watch. “The lessons in hate are reinforced with each following year,” Textbooks teach that Christians are “kafirs” (or infidels) and that it is the duty of Muslims to disavow them: “For whoever does not or whoever doubts their religious infidelity is himself an unbeliever.” Another textbook teaches that “The hour will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews and Muslims will kill the Jews. The Jew will hide under the rock and tree and the rock or tree will say O Muslim, servant of Allah, this Jew is behind me, kill him.”

Iran: The government “ordered children belonging to families of one of the country’s largest house church movements to study the Koran and Shi’a Islam teachings or face expulsion from school,” another report relates. This policy “deprives Christian children of primary and secondary education unless they agree to religious instruction that does not conform to their faith.” According to Firouz Khandjani, a Church of Iran council member who lives in hiding:

“Right now [Iranian President Hassan] Rouhani wants to prove that he is a good Muslim by persecuting Christians…. Most of the new Christians are former Muslims…. The authorities are trying to eradicate Christianity, just as the Islamic State group, but smarter.”

Sudan: “Christian children in Sudan’s refugee camps are not receiving food unless they say Islamic prayers,” according to a report. After describing South Sudanese Christian refugees as living “in a terrible situation,” a local source elaborated:

“We have heard stories where children are conditioned to say Islamic prayers before [being] given food. This is not right. These children are Christian. They should be respected for that…. The majority are left in camps, some in a very terrible situation. They are confined in those places. They are not allowed to go further north to the cities.”

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While not all, or even most, Muslims are involved, persecution of Christians by Muslims is growing. The report posits that such Muslim persecution is not random but rather systematic, and takes place irrespective of language, ethnicity, or location. (Click to Source)
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Why Don’t We Care About the Slaughter Of Nigerian Christians?


Thousands of Christians are being butchered in Nigeria and whole villages being destroyed. Why are we so unconcerned? Why don’t we care? I believe the biggest reason is that we simply don’t know about what’s happening there. Well, now you know. Here are the facts.
For the last several months, one of my good friends, a Christian missionary serving the poorest of the poor in Nigeria, has been sending me emails with terrifying news. Fulani tribesmen raping and killing villagers. Children being used as Islamic suicide bombers, resulting in scores of casualties. One horrible report after another.
Yet with each email I received, as I scoured the major news agencies in the West, I found nothing reported. Not a word.
At the same time, Nigerian news sources were ablaze with reports of the latest atrocities.
Today, I saw this shocking headline on Jihad Watch: “Nigeria: Muslims wipe out 15 villages in mass slaughter of Christians, government does nothing.”
The article began with this quote, “Despite several calls to the governor and his deputy, and other security apparatus, the government remained silent as the atrocities continued. The Fulani were able to carry out their deadly attack. They stayed for hours in the vicinity, moving at will, unchallenged.”
How could this be? According to Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch, it’s because “Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari clearly has no sympathy for the victims. He shares the world view of the jihadi attackers.”
When I emailed my friend in Nigeria to ask if this was true, she wrote back immediately:
“This article doesn’t state which villages, so I am not sure. It is happening every day. The worst this year was the New Year’s Day massacre, followed by a mass burial of 73 victims. There have been many attacks since then. Villages razed, girls and women raped, men butchered. Cutlasses have been replaced by AK-47’s. The military has, at times, seemed complicit.
“The president only gets upset when there are reprisal killings of Fulani. He himself is a Fulani man and a cattle-rearer. The stated reason is grazing rights. If you object to cows eating your crops, you, your village and maybe surrounding ones will be attacked. It is in every paper, every day. The nation is smoldering. Only Jesus.” (Her closing sentence meant, “Jesus is our nation’s only hope.”)
She also sent me this YouTube link, viewed over 180,000 times at present, in which a Nigerian social commentator who lives in the States blasts the president’s alleged inaction (and, worse still, alleged wrong actions).
The video begins with a clip from a pastor, boldly denouncing wickedness in the government and stating plainly that, “The killing, the killing that is going on in Nigeria shows the irresponsibility of the president called Buhari.”
And the pastor urged every Nigerian to fight back, not with weapons but by getting their voter’s cards, urging the people not to let wicked men in government to decide their fate. Yes, he bellowed, “Enough is enough!”
As a result of his sermon, we are informed that a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Outrageous? Absolutely. But Nigeria is a nation divided, with a Muslim majority in the north and a Christian majority in the south, with terrorist groups like Boko Haram still on the prowl, and with systemic governmental corruption.
And as Christianity continues to spread across the nation at an exponential pace, so also persecution is spreading. As reported by Christian Today in 2016, “Muslims are converting to Christianity in northern Nigeria amid rapidly rising levels of Christian persecution, which has seen more than ten thousand Christians killed in five years, according to a new report released today.
“While much media attention has been focused on Islamic State and the plight of persecuted minorities in the Middle East, 11,500 Christians in northern Nigeria were killed in five years between 2006-2014, and 13,000 churches were destroyed, forcing 1.3 million Christians to flee to safer areas of the country.”
As devastating as these statistics are, they are more likely under-reported than over-reported, which again begs the question: Why don’t we care? Why aren’t we raising our voices? Why aren’t we standing with our fellow-believers in prayer?
Again, I believe it is largely because of our ignorance.
But if you’ve read this article, you can’t claim ignorance any more. And the first thing you can do to help combat these atrocities is share this article with your friends. Let’s get educated, let’s get praying, and let’s get the word out to the rest of the world until the Nigerian government does what is right – or is replaced by leaders who will. (Click to Source)
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