Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
… reported on the suffering of hundreds of Eritrean refugees caught up in trafficking rings in East Africa. According to the report and ICC's sources on the ground, many of these trafficking victims are Christians forced to flee Eritrea due to the intense level of persecution there. Many Christians fleeing Eritrea employ smugglers to sneak them out of Eritrea only to discover they have been sold by the smugglers into slavery. Please pray for these suffering brothers and sisters.
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Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
Bishop Hyacinth Egbebo expressed fear for the entire continent of Africa if Nigeria should indeed fall to the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram at any point in the future. In an interview with Aid to the Church in Need, Bishop Egbebo explained the issues behind the Boko Haram insurgency and what could potentially happen if the Nigerian government should fail to defeat the Islamic terrorist group. The bishop also touched on how Nigerian Christians should be reacting to Boko Haram violence.
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Acts of Islamic terrorism targeting Christians are increasing dramatically across Africa. Sadly, the same gaps in infrastructure and policing capacity which allow Islamists to flourish also make it difficult to protect impacted Christian communities .
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
Systematic persecution of Christians is increasing rapidly across sub-Saharan Africa. How do these groups broadcast their beheadings, bombings, and tortures? And how is the call to violent jihad broadcast to other Muslims on the continent? Tech-savvy terrorists use the same US-made social media that American teens use to plan an outing: FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube. The BBC explains:
Saturday, October 12th, 2013
The combination of ready access to weapons flowing from Arab Spring states in North Africa, and the fact that the Sahel zone is outside the reach of most of the region's military and policing capability, have allowed for the formation of a "petri-dish" for the breeding of Islamists. The lawlessness of the Sahel has allowed the groups operating from to zone to conduct operations against Christian and Western targets with near impunity. The effort of the Séléka in CAR is just one example, where the Islamists are attempting to form a Sharia state despite the population being composed mostly of Christians.
Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
The week of June 17 marked an historic turning point in the internal structure of radical Islamic, Somali-based sect, Al-Shabaab. Responsible for the deaths of countless civilians, including specifically targeted Christians, both in and outside of Somalia, Al-Shabaab has plagued East African development with its adherence to strict Islamic law and promulgation of terrorism to advance its radically conservative agenda. The recent consolidation of power by Al-Shabaab Emir Abdi Godane demarcates the first time in the sect's history an individual, rather than a collective, will direct the groups activities. Experts speculate the consolidation confirms suspicions the sect intends to resort to an elusively regional, versus global, scope—meaning the recent structural changes could distance, if not completely isolate Al-Shabaab from its potentially former affiliate and sponsor, Al-Qaeda.
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Thursday, February 27th, 2014
Christians living on Tanzania's costal island of Zanzibar fear that a new wave of persecution is coming after a series of church bombings this past week. Two churches located on the island of Zanzibar and a restaurant were bombed earlier this week. Many suspect Islamic extremist to be behind the attacks. So far, no reports of casualties has been reported, but many Christians fear this is only the beginning of a larger assault on Christianity in Zanzibar.
Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
Reports of more attacks on Christian communities in northern Nigeria continue to be collected following this weekend's attack on the Christian village of Izghe in Nigeria's northern state of Borno. It is believed that Boko Haram militants are behind these attacks, intensifying their campaign to cleanse Nigeria's northern regions of Christians. It is now believed that as many as 200 people may have been killed in a series of attacks over the weekend. Many are now questioning the Nigeria government inability to protect its Christian citizens.
Monday, February 17th, 2014
Monday, February 17th, 2014
In Boko Haram's latest attack on Christian in northern Nigeria, the militants dressed in military uniform and stormed a Christian village. The militants then began shooting Christian residents of the town, specifically targeting male residents. This is just another attack by Boko Haram on the Christian community living in northern Nigeria. Bent on establishing a purely Islamic society in northern Nigeria, Boko Haram has been using extreme violence to drive Christians out of northern Nigeria since 2009.
Monday, February 10th, 2014
Religiously motivated violence continues to consume the population of the Central African Republic (CAR). The Washington Post has reported another Christian has been lynched by a Muslim mob and killed. Revenge killings and distrust between Christians and Muslims in CAR continues to perpetuate one of the bloodiest religious conflicts in Africa's recent memory.
Monday, January 27th, 2014
According to reports, 22 Christians were killed when a busy church service at Waga Chakawa village was attack Sunday, January 26. Attackers, reportedly linked to the Boko Haram sect, stormed the peaceful service armed with guns and explosives. After attacking the church, the suspected militants burned down houses and took local Christians hostage. This is only the latest attack perpetrated by Boko Haram against the Christian community of northern Nigeria. With the expressed aim of establishing a separate Islamic state in Nigeria's north, Boko Haram has unleashed a campaign of terror and death on Christians living in northern Nigeria. Pray for the victims and their families.
Monday, January 27th, 2014
Islamic extremism continues to drive Christians persecution on Tanzania's semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar. On January 11, a mob of more that 100 extremists broke into a church during a Sunday service and brutally beat the visiting pastor. The mob stated that their intention was to use violence to drive the Christians out of their neighborhood. Police briefly arrested some of the assailants, but they were later released. Please pray for Christians living in Zanzibar, who are daily facing growing persecution.
Sunday, January 26th, 2014
The Central African Republic (CAR) continues to descend into a religiously motivated civil war with both Christians and Muslim militias destroying communities across the country. Millions have been displaced by the violence and thousands have been killed. Please pray for this conflict to come to and end and for peace to be restored.
Friday, January 24th, 2014
As the Central African Republic (CAR) continues to descend into a religious civil war, pitting Christian against Muslim, two of the country's top religious leaders are calling on their followers to lay down their arms and reconcile with one another. After a Muslim rebel group called Seleka took over the country in March 2013, attacks on Christians skyrocketed. In response, Christian militias were formed and have been carrying our reprisal attacks on Muslims, regardless of their connection to Seleka. Please pray for peace in CAR.
Monday, January 6th, 2014
Since the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram began its armed insurgency in northern Nigeria in 2009, Christians living in the north have been targeted for terrorist attacks during the Christmas holiday. Boko Haram has declared its intention of establishing a separate Islamic state in Nigeria's northern regions and has demanded all Christians leave northern Nigeria so that a purely Islamic society will be possible. The Christians that have stayed in the north have been the targets of Boko Haram's attacks. Fortunately, over the 2013 Christmas holiday, there was little to no violence against Christians in northern Nigeria. In years past, the holiday was marred by church bombings and drive-by shootings. Praise the Lord for providing peace during this past year's Christmas holiday.
Saturday, January 4th, 2014
Christian charity Open Doors International has concluded that the international media is overlooking the issue of Christian persecution and is wrongly focusing on the 'interfaith' element of the current conflict in the Central African Republic. In 2013, an Islamic rebel group called Seleka took control of the Central African Republic and began to persecute Christians. Now, the conflict between Seleka and other groups called anti-Balaka has been branded as a conflict between Christians and Muslims. Open Doors International claims that this is incorrect and that the issue of Christians persecution is easily supported by reports coming out of the Central African Republic.