Agents from the Iranian intelligence service, known as VEVAK, on Feb. 16 raided the home of Mehdi Reza Omidi and two other members of house churches in Rasht, Saheb Fadaie and Yasser Mosayebzadeh, according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a United Kingdom-based advocacy group. Omidi was one of four men sentenced on Oct. 6, 2013 to 80 lashes for drinking communion wine and owning a satellite antenna. Rights advocates believe the flogging was carried out within a month after sentencing.
The Obama Administration trains, equips and supports so-called “moderate” rebels who then defect to ISIS and become part of a huge, ruthless army of killers who are marching unopposed throughout the Middle East and Africa slaughtering everyone who dares challenge them.
The Christian cleansing of America is alive and well in Hudsonville, Michigan where a Bible study RV has been evicted from school property after an atheist group complains. The Bible study RV had provided voluntary Bible instruction for elementary school students during recess and lunch for years.
“We’re going to see persecution in this country because our president is very sympathetic to Islam and the reason I say that, Gordon, is because his father was a Muslim, gave him a Muslim name, Barack Hussein Obama. His mother married another Muslim man, they moved to Indonesia, he went to Indonesian schools. So, growing up his frame of reference and his influence as a young man was Islam. It wasn’t Christianity, it was Islam,” he said.
Bangladesh Islamists have used machetes and knives to hack to death atheist blogger Avijit Roy whose secular writings have angered Muslims in that nation. According to BBC News, Roy was walking back from a book fair with his wife, when they were attacked by Machete-wielding Islamists. Roy was an author and blogger who ran the Free Mind blog site.
An Islamic court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced to death a young Saudi man for renouncing his Muslim religion and “various other acts of blasphemy”, BosNewsLife monitored Thursday, February 26. The man, in his 20s, posted an online video ripping up a copy of the Koran, deemed a holy book by Islam, and hitting it with a shoe, reported English-language daily Saudi Gazette from Hafr-Al-Batin city, 430 kilometers (267 miles) north of Riyadh.
The dominant Western narrative that has framed the Syrian conflict as that of a “tyrant killing his people” suffers from a fatal misunderstanding of the sectarian and political structure of Syrian society. That diagnostic failure has led to recurrent false predictions of an imminent collapse of the Syrian government, which in turn has emboldened the armed groups fighting it and thus prolonged the conflict.
A young man from Saudi Arabia recently posted a video showing him ripping up pages of the Koran and beating it with a shoe. For this “crime” against Islam, he is going to be beheaded in a public square. The Saudi General Court stated: “In the video he cursed God, Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) and his daughter Fatimah and ripped a copy of the Holy Koran and hit it with a shoe.”
Twenty-four U.S. Senators and House Representatives continue to fight against this kind of insanity and have written a letter to current Secretary of the Army, John McHugh, regarding a chaplain who was disciplined for simply giving spiritual guidance as part of a suicide prevention briefing to Army Rangers while stationed at Fort Benning, GA. After multiple combat deployments, chaplain and U.S. Army Ranger, Joseph Lawhorn, shared during a training class how his faith had helped him deal with his own depression.
Two young women have been raped and killed in Burma because of their Christian work in a Buddhist village, Christian activists said in comments monitored by BosNewsLife Saturday, February 21. The women, who were serving as volunteer schoolteachers in a village located within Kachin State, had earlier been threatened after evangelism activities, Christians said.