(NIGERIA) JUST IN: Obadiah Mailafia, former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), is dead.Details of his death are still sketchy but sources told Daily Trust that he died after a brief illness #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.20: In the top video below, he says that a governor of a Nigerian state is the commander of Boko Haram, and that it is working toward civil war in Nigeria. This murder will likely help bring that war closer…..

#AceDailyNews reports that a Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, who spoke against persecution of Christians, is found dead according to the Daily Trust, September 19, 2021:

A fierce critic of the Buhari administration, Mailafia contested the 2019 presidential election under the African Democratic Congress (ADC).

He worked at the African Development Bank (AFDB) and served as CBN deputy governor between 2005 and 2007.

Born on December 24, 1956 in Randa village, Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State, his father Baba Mailafia Gambo Galadima, an evangelist with the Evangelical Reformed Church of Central Nigeria….

Although he had made his mark as a technocrat, Mailafia became very famous in the country after he granted an interview where he said he was informed that a governor was the commander of Boko Haram….

In September 2020, Mailafia warned that his life was in danger:

“My life now in danger says Mailafia as DSS invites him for the third time,” by Vincent Ufuoma, ICIR Nigeria, September 11, 2020:

THE Department of Security Service (DSS) has again invited Obadiah Mailafia, former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for further interrogation over his comments on Boko Haram sponsorship.
Chidi Odinkalu, a former Chairman of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) who disclosed this on Twitter on Friday said that Mailafia has been asked to appear at the DSS office in Jos, Plateau State on Monday, September 14.

“#Breaking: #Nigeria‘s #SecretPolice, #SSS, has ordered Dr. Obadiah Mailafia to report again for further interrogation to their office in Jos, Plateau State on Monday, 14 Sept 2020, at 11:00 hrs. His case against @PoliceNG on the same matter is pending,” Chidi said.

Maliafia had in an interview with Nigeria Info, an Abuja based radio station in August claimed that one of the serving governors in Northern Nigeria is the sponsor of Boko Haram insurgency.

He was thereafter invited for questioning and clarification on Wednesday by the DSS).

Mailfia who has been to court to challenge an invitation by the criminal investigation unit of the Police asking him to appear for criminal investigation confirmed his recent invitation by the DSS to The Nation newspapers on Friday.

He said that his life has been in danger, alleging that certain political forces were bent on silencing him for speaking the truth.

“I have once again (for the 3rd time) been ordered to appear before the DSS at their Jos HQ this coming Monday 14th September at 11.00 am,” Mailafia

“This is in addition to our battle in court, as my lawyer appears before a Jos High Court on Friday, September 11, seeking a restraining order against the DIG Criminal Investigations Department (CID) who are also pursuing me.”

The former CBN Deputy Governor said all his public life as a civil servant, he had no criminal record even when he worked abroad….

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Sept.20: 2021:

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(PAKISTAN) JUST IN: PM Imran Khan is Islamising countries school curriculum as the current curriculum already contains bigoted and hateful material and makes derogatory references to various religious minority communities #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.01: Critics also claim that the recent move to radicalize the education system will only further embolden radicals to oppress Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, and other religious minorities.”

PAKISTAN: ‘Imran Khan to Islamize school curriculum, denigrating Christians, Jews and Hindus Prime Minister Curriculum,” International Christian Concern, May 24, 2021: Yet the current curriculum does not represent Islam enough, at least not according to Khan’

Khan, despite the contempt and hatred for minorities that he is now hammering into Pakistani children, is one of the loudest voices globally in advancing the “Islamophobia” canard. Christians already suffer under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. Conditions will worsen for Christians and all minorities with the implementation of this new curriculum.

05/24/2021 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – Prime Minister Imran Khan and his team are preparing to implement a new national curriculum in Pakistan that will Islamize the education system through an emphasis on the Quran and Islamic teaching. The new curriculum will force students to read the entire Quran and memorize a number of prayers and hadith. Schools must also employ a pair of Hafiz, or individuals who have memorized the Quran.

Critics believe that the move will create deeper fault lines within an already-divided population. Religious communities in Pakistan have deep distrust of each other as it is. Pakistan’s religious minorities are regularly persecuted, including by the country’s blasphemy law which is one of the severest in the world. Punishments for blasphemy range from life in prison to the death penalty.

Current Pakistani curriculum already contains bigoted and hateful material and makes derogatory references to various religious minority communities in Pakistan. Critics also claim that the recent move to radicalize the education system will only further embolden radicals to oppress Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, and other religious minorities.

The Prime Minister’s ill-conceived move comes at a time when Pakistan is facing increasing scrutiny of their dismal human rights record…..

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Jun.01: 2021:

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(BURKINA FASO) JUST IN: Suspected Islamic extremists attacked a baptism party killing at least 15 people and sending terrified civilians fleeing to other towns, authorities said Wednesday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.23: The attack took place Tuesday near the town of Tin-Akoff, according to Salfo Kabore, the governor of Sahel region. It is the fourth attack against civilians this month in the commune, according to an internal security report for aid workers:

BURKINA FASO: Jihadists murder 15 Christians at baptism party are attacked in northern OUAGADOUGOU killing at least 15,” by Sam Mednick, Associated Press, May 19, 2021:

While there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, the internal security report viewed by The Associated Press blamed extremists linked to the Islamic State group.

Violence linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State extremists has left thousands dead in the West African nation over the last several years. In recent weeks, attacks have spiked in Burkina Faso’s Sahel region and in the country’s east….

The violence has displaced more than 1 million people, and aid groups say it’s also brought tens of thousands to the brink of starvation by disrupting aid operations to those in need.

The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said earlier this month it was “deeply concerned by the humanitarian consequences” of violence that displaced more than 17,500 people in a 10-day period.

Observers expressed alarm that Tuesday’s attack took place in an area where international and regional armed forces are actively trying to stop jihadist violence….

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: May.23: 2021:

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(USA/GERMANY) Statues are ‘ Beheaded & Hands Cut Off’ and appears to be no connection other they are Christian symbols or icons #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.18: There is no telling who is behind these two incidents, which as far as I know have no connection to each other:

Christian statues beheaded and hands cut off in Massachusetts and Germany: ‘The CBS story about the incident in Waltham notes this. The story about the incident in Bühl doesn’t mention it, but it’s clear from the photo of the defaced statue’

Maybe it’s just a coincidence. But large numbers of people who believe these things have entered both the U.S. and Germany in recent years. However, given the political situation and the state of the establishment media in both countries, we will likely never know for sure:

“POL-OG: Bühl – owner wanted,” translated from “POL-OG: Bühl – Eigentümer gesucht,” PressePortal, May 12, 2021 (thanks to Medforth):

Officers of the Bühl police station are looking for the owner of a statue that was found on Monday afternoon in front of a property in Hauptstrasse. According to Christian belief, the damaged sculpture should represent Joseph. How it got there and where it came from is still unclear….

“Statue Of Jesus At Waltham Church Beheaded,” by Mike LaCrosse, CBS, May 5, 2021:

WALTHAM (CBS) – A statue of Jesus outside St. Charles Chapel on the south side of Waltham was beheaded over the weekend.

“It pains me to see any attack on the faith, on the religion of any believers or any church or religion,” Pastor Michael Nolan.

A hand on the statue was also knocked off.

Pastor Michael Nolan is hoping the damage was just an accident.

Either way, he’d like to see someone come forward if they have any information.

“So we’re hoping that if someone did this intentionally, they can come get help and they won’t do it again to another church or any religious institution or place,” said Father Nolan….

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: May.18:2021:

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(NIGERIA) LATEST: Fulani herdsmen on Monday night (April 26) killed 10 Christians who had taken refuge in a camp for the displaced in north-central bringing to over 30 of the number of Christians slain in Benue state the past week, sources said #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.01: A survivor of the attack in Abagena, Benue state, David Akiga, told Morning Star News in a text message that “during the attack on us, 10 Christians were killed and nine other Christians were injured” in the camp along the Makurdi-Lafia highway:

Nigeria: Fulani Herdsmen have murdered at least 30- Christians in One Week in Benue, Nigeria,” Morning Star News, April 28, 2021:

About 7,000 people displaced by previous herdsmen attacks live at the camp on the outskirts of Makurdi, the Benue state capital, he said:

On Saturday (April 24), another band of herdsmen attacked five predominantly Christian communities in Guma County, Benue state, killing 17 Christians, according to David Iorhemba, a legislator from the area. The herdsmen invaded Yogbo-Mbayev, Ajimaku, Ayeri, Udei and Tse-Gborigyo, at about 2 a.m., Iorhemba said in a text message.

Three Christians were killed in Yogbo-Mbayev, nine in Ajimaku, one in Ayeri, and four in Tse Gborigyo and Udei, he said.

On April 21 in Guma, Makurdi and Agatu counties, six other Christians were killed in herdsmen attacks, according to Caleb Aba, an official on Guma Local Government Council. Tse-Zoola village in Makurdi, Odugbeho in Agatu and Mbayer-Yandev in Guma were attacked, he said in a text message.

“The attacks on the communities by these Fulani herdsmen occurred on the said day and date at about 9 p.m.,” Aba said. “Joseph Babayo, Simon Idewu, Zaki Hyacinth Ajon, and Benjamin Anakula are some of the Christian victims killed by the herdsmen during these attacks.”

Benue Gov. Samuel Ortom confirmed the multiple attacks while visiting the camp in Abagena in a press statement from spokesman Terver Akase.

“Gov. Ortom expressed shock over the attack on the displaced Christians and described it as cowardly by men possessed by evil,” Akase said. “He said these unprovoked attacks were becoming unacceptable.”

More than 70 people were killed in Guma, Makurdi and Gwer West local government areas of Benue state in the last two weeks, he added, with many others wounded.

“I want to say that our patience is being overstretched in spite of our preaching of rule of law and due process,” Gov. Ortom said, according to Akase. “You can see that the people are fed up.”

Nigeria was the country with the most Christians killed for their faith last year (November 2019-October 2020), at 3,530, up from 1,350 in 2019, according to the WWL report. In overall violence, Nigeria was second only to Pakistan, and it trailed only China in the number of churches attacked or closed, 270, according to the list.

Numbering in the millions across Nigeria and the Sahel, predominantly Muslim Fulani comprise hundreds of clans of many different lineages who do not hold extremist views, but some Fulani do adhere to radical Islamist ideology, the United Kingdom’s All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom or Belief (APPG) noted in a recent report.

“They adopt a comparable strategy to Boko Haram and ISWAP [Islamic State West Africa Province] and demonstrate a clear intent to target Christians and potent symbols of Christian identity,” the APPG report states.

Christian leaders in Nigeria have said they believe herdsmen attacks on Christian communities in Nigeria’s Middle Belt are inspired by their desire to forcefully take over Christians’ lands and impose Islam as desertification has made it difficult for them to sustain their herds….

“In 2015, Muhammadu Buhari, a Fulani, was elected president of Nigeria,” the group reported. “He has done virtually nothing to address the behavior of his fellow tribesmen in the Middle Belt and in the south of the country.”

The U.S. State Department on Dec. 7 added Nigeria to its list of Countries of Particular Concern for engaging in or tolerating “systematic, ongoing, egregious violations of religious freedom.” Nigeria joined Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan on the list….

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: May.01: 2021:

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(INDIA) JUST IN: Christians are force-feed raw meat for selling non-halal meat, torch his delivery trucks #AceNewSDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.11: The incident allegedly occurred when Shaji had gone to the area with 150 kg of fresh meat (beef and pork) in a three-wheeler, some members of Kisan Mitra claim.

India: ‘In an appalling incident in Kerala, Islamists have allegedly attacked a Christian farmer named Shaji for the apparent crime of selling non-Halal meat in Meenangadi, located in Rahul Gandhi’s Wayanad District. Reportedly, Shaji was force-fed the raw meat by Islamists in a horrifying act. The Islamists also burnt down the delivery trucks carrying the non-Halal meat’

“Kerala: Christian man attacked by Islamists for selling non-Halal meat, forcefully fed raw meat, delivery truck burnt down,” OpIndia, April 6, 2021:

As per reports, a farmer’s collective called Kisan Mitra, which has about 6,000 members in Kerala, had initiated the sale of fresh non-Halal meat on the occasion of Easter Sunday. This initiative is what irked the Islamic fundamentalists, as the low quality of Halal meat in Kerala is an open secret. This low quality is the reason why Kisan Mitra decided to supply fresh, good quality meat.

The Non-Halal meat has received quite a positive response from the general public in Kerala, as per reports. Fearing the end of Halal meat dominance as people prefer non-Halal is allegedly the primary reason behind the attack.

After being attacked brutally by Islamists, Shaji can be seen on video, stating that he cannot figure out the cause of the attack.

“I can’t figure out what is their problem? Those who want to smoke, let them smoke. Those who want to eat buffalo meat, let them eat. Those who like pork, let them eat. Those who do not like it, why are they indulging in physical attacks on us,” said Shaji.

The main coordinator behind Kisan Mitra, Manoj Cherian, has received death threats from Islamists. Islamists have threatened to hack him to pieces if Cherian sells pork, which according to the Islamists is “haram”….

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Apr.11: 2021:

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(NIGERIA) LATEST: Christians in Kaduna state, suspect Fulani herdsmen were behind the kidnapping of eight Christians from a bus in the southern part of the state on Friday (March 26) #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.01: Please pray for my dad and other RCCG missionaries who were kidnapped by Fulani herdsmen on the evening of Friday, March 26,” church member Ifedun Richard told Morning Star News by text message on Saturday.

Nigeria: Muslims stop bus on highway, kidnap eight Christians: ‘The members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) were traveling from the city of Kaduna to Kafanchan when their bus was intercepted on the Kachia-Kafanchan highway 63 kilometers (39 miles) southeast of the state capital, Kaduna city, according to reports according to the Morning Star News’

“Christians Abducted from Bus in North-Central Nigeria,” Morning Star News, March 29, 2021:

Eje Kenny Faraday, who said he was also traveling along the Kaduna-Kachia highway on Friday, posted a photo of the church members’ abandoned bus on Facebook that day and stated that they had just been kidnapped.

A spokesman for the RCCG in the city of Kaduna, pastor Olaitan Olubiyi, confirmed the kidnapping, saying the eight church members were on their way to Kafanchan for ministry outreach.

Tanko Makeri, a resident of the area where the kidnapping took place, told Morning Star News by text message that the church members were kidnapped at gunpoint along the Kaduna-Kachia highway between Doka and Makyali villages….

Nigeria led the world in number of kidnapped Christians last year with 990, according to Open Doors’ 2021 World Watch List report. In the 2021 list of the countries where it is most difficult to be a Christian, Nigeria broke into the top 10 for the first time, jumping to No. 9 from No. 12 the previous year.

Nigeria was the country with the most Christians killed for their faith last year (November 2019-October 2020), at 3,530, up from 1,350 in 2019, according to the WWL report. In overall violence, Nigeria was second only to Pakistan, and it trailed only China in the number of churches attacked or closed, 270, according to the list.

Numbering in the millions across Nigeria and the Sahel, predominantly Muslim Fulani comprise hundreds of clans of many different lineages who do not hold extremist views, but some Fulani do adhere to radical Islamist ideology, the United Kingdom’s All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom or Belief (APPG) noted in a recent report.

“They adopt a comparable strategy to Boko Haram and ISWAP [Islamic State West Africa Province] and demonstrate a clear intent to target Christians and potent symbols of Christian identity,” the APPG report states.

Christian leaders in Nigeria have said they believe herdsmen attacks on Christian communities in Nigeria’s Middle Belt are inspired by their desire to forcefully take over Christians’ lands and impose Islam as desertification has made it difficult for them to sustain their herds….

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Apr.01: 2021:

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INDONESIA: ‘ PASSES LAW BANNING WORDS MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR ‘

#AceNewsServices – Editors Post: INDONESIA:Jan.05: Just recently, the largest Muslim country in the world passed a law saying that Christians can no longer say Merry Christmas or wish anyone a Happy New Year.

In this video Theodore Shoebat provides us with an insight into what this really means to Christians and other faiths alike.

The controversy seems to exist between two sides of a very different coin: Firstly Nahdlatul Ulama and they argue for the right to say in greeting form Merry Christmas or even Happy Holiday’s. Whereas and on the other hand Islamic hardliners sighting the province of Banda Aceh the only one in which Sharia law is implemented. In which they say: ‘ A radical vision of faith is on the increase in other areas of Indonesia as is the intention to introduce legislation or regulations relating to customs derived from Islamic Law.

According to varying reports a number of shops were attacked and merchandise destroyed that depicted celebrations of this festive time, with a number of Muslims banned from wearing clothes or items related to Christian celebrations.

So as ACEH bans Christmas 2014 the question still remains how much longer will the celebration by Christians in any part of the world be allowed – where the majority of population is Muslim.

As this seems to slowly becoming the beginning and the end of Christian beliefs everywhere, and soon Sharia Law will become the only law in town.

#ANS2014

#christians, #muslim, #sharia-law

SYRIA: ‘ Unknown Militiamen Assassinated a Commander of al-Nursa Front – Reports ‘

#AceNewsServices – SYRIA (Hama Province) – September 12 – Unknown militiamen assassinated a commander in al Nusra Front by shooting him in Aqerabat area which is held by IS.

Al Nusra Front, Jundo al Aqsa and the rebels and Islamic battalions took control over Seher Hill checkpoint near the village of al Shir after violent clashes with the regime forces.

The violent clashes have continued between the same parties on the outskirts of the village of Sen Seher near Btish farmlands and in the village of Zor al Qse’eyyi located in the north of Arze village, information reported regime’s advancement in the area.

Violent clashes have erupted between al Nusra Front and the regime forces in the vicinity of Mharde city which is inhabited by Christians where al Nusra Front has tried to capture the city after bringing military enhancement and mobilizing 1500 fighters.

Translated from Arabic

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights 

#ANS2014 

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C.A.R: Reports Over 5,000 People Killed in Sectarian Violence Between Muslim’s and Christian’s ‘

#AceWorldNews – CENTRAL AFRICAN (CAR) – September 12 – More than 5,000 people have died in sectarian-violence in Central African Republic since December, AP reported, citing its own estimate.

At least 5,186 people were killed in fighting between Muslims and Christians, based on a count of bodies and numbers gathered from witnesses.

That’s more than double the death toll of at least 2,000 cited by the UN in April, and there has been no official count since.

#ANS2014

#central-african-republiccar, #christians, #muslims, #sectarian-violence, #un

California pastor orders Christians to ‘isolate’ LGBT kids and then ‘turn them over to Satan’


Pastor John MacArthur

Pastor John MacArthur said during a recent edition of his “Grace to You” show that parents of LGBT kids should cast them out of their lives and “turn them over to Satan.” Americans Against the Tea Party reported that the pastor was responding to a question from a congregant about parenting a gay child.

“My adult child just ‘came out,’” wrote MacArthur’s viewer, “‘in other words declared to be a homosexual. What do I do?’” “You know, the answer depends,” answered MacArthur. “If that adult child professes Christ, claims to be a Christian, then that becomes an issue for confrontation of the sternest and strongest kind because that falls under Matthew 18.”

“If that person doesn’t repent and turn, you take two or three witnesses, and confront again. If there’s still no repentance, then tell the church. And if the church pursues it and there’s still no repentance, then there’s a public putting-out of the church, that person who professes to be a Christian. That’s how you deal with that.” Non-believers, he said, don’t matter. “They’re just acting like a non-Christian.” However, “if they profess to be a Christian, you have to alienate them,” he said. “You have to separate them. You can’t condone that, it’s inconsistent with the profession of Christ. So, you isolate them. You don’t have a meal with them. You separate yourself from them. You turn them over to Satan, as it were, as scripture says.”

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` Holy Fire described by `Orthodox Christians ' as an ` Annual Miracle ' was Lit in Jerusalem on Holy Sabbath '

#AceNewsServices – JERUSALEM – April 19 – The Holy Fire, described by Orthodox Christians as an annual miracle, was lit at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on Great Saturday, or Holy Saturday, the day preceding Orthodox Easter.

Thousands of Orthodox Christians filled Jerusalem’s ancient Church of the Holy Sepulchre and spilled out into the narrow streets on Saturday for the “Holy Fire” ceremony on the eve of Orthodox Easter, reports AFP.

Believers hold that the fire is miraculously sent from heaven to ignite candles held by the Greek Orthodox patriarch in an annual rite dating back to the 4th century that symbolises the resurrection of Jesus.

Israeli public radio said around 10,000 faithful attended this year’s ceremony, fewer than in recent years, as police were deployed around the church and in the streets of the surrounding Old City to keep the jubilation from getting out of hand. Source: http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/52945.htm
© Pravoslavie.Ru

The Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos III, has passed the Holy Fire to the pilgrims, including the Russian delegation, which will deliver it to Moscow.

The Holy Fire, which symbolizes the miraculous light of the Resurrection, has been brought to Russia from Israel every year since 2003.

This year it will be taken for the first time to Crimea, a former Ukrainian region that became part of Russia in March.

Ace Related News:
1. #History2Research on The Holy Fire http://wp.me/p48Dp0-ej

#ANS2014

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` Pope Francis speaks about the `Assassination ‘ of Dutch Jesuit Priest ` Frans van der Lugt ‘ in Syria ‘

#AceNewsServices – ROME/SYRIA – April 09 – Pope Francis spoke on Wednesday of his deep grief over the assassination of the Dutch Jesuit priest Frans van der Lugt in Syria and made a renewed appeal for an end to the violence.

“May the weapons fall silent! No more war, no more destruction,” Pope Francis said, SANA reported.

“He was loved and valued by both Christians and Muslims,” the Pope told some 45,000 faithful assembled on the famous Vatican piazza.

“It filled me with profound pain and made me think of all the people who suffer and die in the martyred country,” he said.

A terrorist group on Monday shot dead the priest Frans van der Lugt in his monastery in Bustan al-Diwan neighbourhood in Homs city.

Incident Details: BY CAROL KURUVILLA NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 1:46 PM – A Dutch priest was beaten and shot to death in the garden of his monastery in the embattled Syrian city of Homs on Monday, after refusing to seek refuge in a safer place.

Rev. Frans Van Der Lugt, a 75-year-old Jesuit priest, was dragged outside his home and shot twice in the head by a single masked gunman.

Rev. Ziad Hillal, one of the 24 Christians who lived in the monastery, said that the violence was a “premeditated act” that specifically targeted the beloved, elderly priest http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/dutch-jesuit-priest-shot-dead-syria-refusing-flee-besieged-city-article-1.1749611

#ANS2014

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` Unbelievers who refuse to convert to ‘Islam’ will be forced to pay tax in gold’ – Reports’

#AceWorldNews says Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday issued a statement saying that it was surprised by some of Russia’s foreign partners presenting radical Islamists in Syria as the “moderate” opposition.

“The international public has recently been shocked by reports coming from the Syrian city of Raqqa, which has been under total Jihadists’ rule for nearly one year.

There, the so-called ‘fighters for the bright future of Syria’ from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have imposed a head tax – jizya – on all the remaining Christians.

According to the information posted on the website of this gang, all ‘unbelievers’ who refuse to convert to Islam will be forced to pay tax in gold,” the ministry’s statement said.

“Within the given context, Moscow is puzzled by attempts of some of our foreign partners, who like to reason on respecting human rights in all the corners of the world, to flirt with Islamist gangs in Syria, presenting some them as ‘moderate’ powers fighting the ‘regime’ of `Syrian President Bashar Assad ‘” the statement said.

#ANS2014

#christians, #iraq, #islamist, #jihadists, #moscow, #president-bashar-assad, #rfm, #rt-news, #russias-foreign-ministry, #syria, #syrians

` Soldiers left five villages and town at mercy of `Islamic Extremist’s’ killing 13 people and bombing a Christian School’

#AceWorldNews says witnesses say soldiers fled and left five villages and a town at the mercy of Islamic extremists who killed 13 people and bombed a Christian theological school in north-east Nigeria, AP reported.

Outnumbered and out-gunned soldiers abandoned checkpoints and fled into the bush when extremist fighters attacked them in Adamawa state for several hours Wednesday night, a pastor said.

On Tuesday, at least 59 students were killed in a school attack in neighbouring Yobe state.

#ANS2014

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`Seven Egyptian Christians killed execution style on beach in `Benghazi’ eastern Libya’

#AceWorldNews says Libyan police have found the bodies of seven Egyptian Christians, who were killed execution-style on a beach in eastern Libya, Reuters reported, citing officials and local residents.

A police officer said on Monday the bodies were found with gunshots to the head outside Benghazi in the east. Assassinations, kidnappings and car bombs are common in the area, where Islamist militants are active.

#benghazi, #christians, #egyptians, #islamist, #libya, #libyan, #reuters

Pakistani Christians Search For New Homeland Because Of Muslim Persecution

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Qur’an Sura 9:29-30, “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of [Islam], even if they are of the People of the Book [Christians] … the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!”

By Lubna Thomas Benjamin, Christian Today – “It happened during 1947 at the creation of Pakistan when the Christians decided to come and settle in Pakistan as their home country. Very proudly, the Christians call themselves Pakistanis.

Ever since the inception of the country, the Christians living there have contributed in all spheres of life, from education to health, to the armed forces, and they have always been renowned for…

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Christians in India Appeal for Justice for Murdered Pastor

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Gospel for Asia Bridge of Hope Centre has been shut down in India by Anti-Christians

#AceNewsServices says India (MNN) — A Gospel for Asia Bridge of Hope Center has been shut down in India. Anti-Christians in the community forced the center to close when they threatened GFA workers with their lives. The radicals warned Christians to close down the ministry, stop their Christian work, or be killed. Pray for the protection and safety of these believers. Pray for open eyes and softened hearts in the people who are making threats against believers. The FULL STORY has more details.
Full story: http://www.MNNonline.org/article/19239

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