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It feels like an open prison, this camp in the desert a half-hour’s drive from the nearest town. White metal sheds line the horizon, warehousing about 15,000 Syrian refugees in rows of bedroom-sized boxes. Days here consist of chores and memories — dragging jugs of water through rocky streets, walking to the distant, overpriced grocery, recalling green countryside and lost family.

persecutedchurch Sen. Cruz: The City of Houston Has No Power To Silence The Church

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today stood in defense of Houston pastors’ First Amendment right to speak and worship freely, calling upon Houstonians to stand firm against the City of Houston’s recent subpoena requiring pastors to submit sermons and other forms of communication. “Today we all stand united in defense of religious liberty, and we all stand united in defense of our pastors,” said Sen. Cruz. “Our nation is an exceptional nation, it is a unique nation. We were founded on the radical concept that rights do not come from government, but they come from the Almighty God.”

Kobani refugees seeking to escape ISIS genocide. Kobani Fighting Sends 400,000 Refugees Into Turkey

The offensive by Islamic State militants against the northern Syrian city of Kobani has caused hundreds of thousands of residents to flee to Turkey. They receive help from Turkish authorities and individuals, but say much more is needed.

Asia Bibi NEWS ALERT: Pakistan Mother’s Death Sentence Sparks Outrage In Europe, Churches

Two leading Christian legislators in the European Parliament (EP) have urged the European Union and Pope Francis to help free a Christian mother, whose death sentence for “blasphemy” was upheld by a Pakistani court. Asia Bibi, 50, had appealed before the Lahore High Court against the ruling in which she was found guilty of insulting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, but the court rejected her appeal Thursday, October 19.

Houston mayor Annise Parker, left, kiss her partner Kathy Hubbard as she celebrates her election victory during a campaign party at the  George R. Brown Convention Center on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/ Houston Chronicle,  Smiley N. Pool) Religious Freedom Under Assault By Lesbian Mayor

This lesbian activist mayor of Houston, Texas has launched a witch hunt against pastors over their involvement to overturn her “gender identity” policy passed by the city council earlier this year,  called the “bathroom bill” because it permits men who think – or just say – they’re women to use women’s restrooms.

America's allies in Syria with the black flag of al-Qaeda Islamic State Declares Christians To Be #1 Enemy

According to some Islamic traditions, the founder of Islam Mohammed predicted that the occupation of the three cities of Istanbul, Jerusalem and Rome pave the way for the appearance of the Mahdi, the Islamic Messiah.

Asia Bibi. BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Christian Mother Asia Bibi Sentenced To Death By Appeals Court

An appeals court in Pakistan upheld a death sentence against a devoted Christian mother for “blasphemy” against Islam, sparking calls for prayers amid concerns a Supreme Court case may take years.

Iranian pastor Behnam Irani receives harsh sentence for preaching the Gospel Iran Sentences Church Leaders To Long Prison Terms (Update)

Pastor Irani as he already serves a six-year sentence for his faith and will serve a total of 12 years in jail. An Iranian Islamic court has sentenced three leaders of the country’s largest evangelical house church movement to six years imprisonment each on charges linked to their Christian activities

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Iranian pastor Behnam Irani receives harsh sentence for preaching the Gospel

Iran Sentences Church Leaders To Long Prison Terms (Update)

Pastor Irani as he already serves a six-year sentence for his faith and will serve a total of 12 years in jail. An Iranian Islamic court has sentenced three leaders of the country’s largest evangelical house church movement to six years imprisonment each on charges linked to their Christian activities

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Sen. Cruz: The City of Houston Has No Power To Silence The Church

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today stood in defense of Houston pastors’ First Amendment right to speak and worship freely, calling upon Houstonians to stand firm against the City of Houston’s recent subpoena requiring pastors to submit sermons and other forms of communication. “Today we all stand united in defense of religious liberty, and we all stand united in defense of our pastors,” said Sen. Cruz. “Our nation is an exceptional nation, it is a unique nation. We were founded on the radical concept that rights do not come from government, but they come from the Almighty God.”

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NEWS ALERT: Pakistan Mother’s Death Sentence Sparks Outrage In Europe, Churches

Two leading Christian legislators in the European Parliament (EP) have urged the European Union and Pope Francis to help free a Christian mother, whose death sentence for “blasphemy” was upheld by a Pakistani court. Asia Bibi, 50, had appealed before the Lahore High Court against the ruling in which she was found guilty of insulting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, but the court rejected her appeal Thursday, October 19.

Houston mayor Annise Parker, left, kiss her partner Kathy Hubbard as she celebrates her election victory during a campaign party at the  George R. Brown Convention Center on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/ Houston Chronicle,  Smiley N. Pool)

Religious Freedom Under Assault By Lesbian Mayor

This lesbian activist mayor of Houston, Texas has launched a witch hunt against pastors over their involvement to overturn her “gender identity” policy passed by the city council earlier this year,  called the “bathroom bill” because it permits men who think – or just say – they’re women to use women’s restrooms.

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BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Christian Mother Asia Bibi Sentenced To Death By Appeals Court

An appeals court in Pakistan upheld a death sentence against a devoted Christian mother for “blasphemy” against Islam, sparking calls for prayers amid concerns a Supreme Court case may take years.

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Sudanese Air Force Bombs Church Complex in Nuba Mountains

The Sudanese Air Force dropped four bombs on an Episcopal Church of Sudan (ECS) complex in the Nuba Mountains on Friday (Oct. 10), church leaders said. “The bombs have completely destroyed our church compound in Tabolo,” said the Rev. Youhana Yaqoub

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Syrian Refugees Flee To Safety In Jordan

It feels like an open prison, this camp in the desert a half-hour’s drive from the nearest town. White metal sheds line the horizon, warehousing about 15,000 Syrian refugees in rows of bedroom-sized boxes. Days here consist of chores and memories — dragging jugs of water through rocky streets, walking to the distant, overpriced grocery, recalling green countryside and lost family.

Kobani refugees seeking to escape ISIS genocide.

Kobani Fighting Sends 400,000 Refugees Into Turkey

The offensive by Islamic State militants against the northern Syrian city of Kobani has caused hundreds of thousands of residents to flee to Turkey. They receive help from Turkish authorities and individuals, but say much more is needed.

America's allies in Syria with the black flag of al-Qaeda

Islamic State Declares Christians To Be #1 Enemy

According to some Islamic traditions, the founder of Islam Mohammed predicted that the occupation of the three cities of Istanbul, Jerusalem and Rome pave the way for the appearance of the Mahdi, the Islamic Messiah.

President Obama bows before the tyrant monster who rules Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Sentences Outspoken Shiite Cleric To Death

Saudi Arabia is one of the most ruthless Islamic countries in the world. It permits no Christian churches or other religions, and has helped fund Islamic terrorist groups around the globe. It also funds the establishment of Wahhabist mosques in the U.S. as part of what Islamists call “civilization jihad” against the West.

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Lesbian Mayor Of Houston Seeks Pastor’s Sermons

“City council members are supposed to be public servants, not ‘Big Brother’ overlords who will tolerate no dissent or challenge,” said ADF Senior Legal Counsel Erik Stanley. “In this case, they have embarked upon a witch-hunt, and we are asking the court to put a stop to it.”

Homosexuals are trying to drive a Christian employer out of business.

Kentucky Judge To Force Christian Business Owner To Print Pro-Homosexual T-Shirts

A judge in Kentucky has just ordered that Blaine Adamson, the Christian business owner of Hands On Originals must print pro-homosexual T-shirts – even though this order violates the religious liberty of the owner. The judge claims that Adamson’s refusal to print the T-shirts constitutes “unlawful discrimination” and is illegal.

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Chairman’s Report October 14, 2014

Senate staff said they were “surprised” by the number of cards and letters received from Americans protesting against arming “moderate” Islamists in Syria / The $500 million Congress authorized for Obama’s Sunni fighters in Syria was NOT our tax money / Saudi Arabia now paying the United States to train its mercenary army in Syria / There was a hard fought attempt to stop the funding of the so called Free Syrian Army in both the House and the Senate

Christians are facing extinction in Iraq from Islamic State terrorists.

Chairman’s Report September 18, 2014

In this issue:  Thousands contact Congress, say “NO!” to funding Islamic fighters / Saudi Arabia helps fight ISIL by torturing Christians / Background on disastrous U.S. intervention in Middle East / RFC works to help desperate Christian refugees / The Moscow Mission Report:  William Murray speaks at two international conferences, says United States and Russia need to put aside differences and work together to defend against radical Islam / Murray pleads with conferees for more help for Christian refugees.

William Murray at Flight 93 National Memorial

Chairman’s Report August 31, 2014

IN THIS ISSUE: Aid program to Christian refugees: Container delivered / More aid to Lebanon as Christmas for Refugees program expands / Jihad against America – From 9-11 to the Islamic State (ISIL) / White House blames Syrian president for build up of Islamic forces in Iraq – YES IRAQ / No mention of God at Flight 95 National Memorial / The “hijacked religion of peace” strikes again

Messianic Soldier Laid to Rest After Falling in Gaza

Chairman’s Report August 7 2014

In this issue: Son of missionary David Ortiz serving in IDF in Gaza Strip / Christian  IDF member killed in Gaza / Russia and the persecuted Christians of the Middle East / William J. Murray to speak at two major conferences in Russia / Christmas for Refugees and Russia / France to accept Iraqi Christian Refugees

A large Protestant church in the city known as “China’s Jerusalem” was demolished on April 28th on the orders of local leaders. Sanjiang church, in the eastern city of Wenzhou, took six years and 30m yuan ($4.8m) to put up, but officials said it had violated building codes. Local Christians gathered at the church but were unable to stop the demolition. Unregistered “house churches” have long been the target of government crackdowns, but Sanjiang was part of the officially approved church.

Chairman’s Report July 17th 2014

In this issue:  William J. Murray speaks this week at two events in Washington, DC, each concerning religious freedom.  The first rally was sponsored by the Falun Gong, whose members are sometimes imprisoned in China for their faith; some have even been executed and their organs harvested for transplants to  wealthy Westerners.  Murray called on the Chinese government to stop persecuting the peaceful Falun Gong, and stop tearing down the churches of peaceful Christians, and to focus instead on the Islamic terrorists who are their real enemies.  Murray also spoke on Capitol Hill at a conference sponsored by the Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia, where he explained how Saudi influence is behind many of the seemingly incomprehensible foreign policy decisions of our government.

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Chairman’s Report June 27th 2014

In this issue: William J. Murray discusses his mothers’ attempted defection to the Soviet Union in 1960 and how that brought about the Supreme Court ban on school prayer on the occasion of his first return to the Russian Embassy since 1961