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Operation Nehemiah: News update #41 

Country/Region: United Kingdom, Europe, Canada  
on-update-5x3.jpgIs halal certification in Canada funding terrorism?;
Muslim taxi driver cautioned after refusing blind man's guide dog;
Forced marriage: the pupils who vanish in the holidays
 
Country/Region: United States  
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USA: School district fined $75,000 for denying teacher leave for Mecca pilgrimage

A Muslim woman in Chicago has won her legal battle against a school district after being denied unpaid leave to go on a pilgrimage to Mecca during the school year.

 
Country/Region: United Kingdom, Europe, Canada  
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Islamist group launch campaign in Canada

A British-based group linked to Islamism has launched a campaign to establish a presence in Canada.

 
Country/Region: United Kingdom, Europe  
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British TV producers take “Christ out of Christmas” in children’s show

The relatives of Thomas the Tank Engine’s author have accused a television company of political correctness against Christian beliefs...

 
Country/Region: United Kingdom, Europe  
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UK: Councils ordered to stop praying before meetings

Two local councils in England have been told to stop members praying before meetings. It has been suggested that the practice may offend non-believers or other religious groups.

 
Country/Region: Australia  
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Australia: Muslim teenager goes to court to stop forced marriage

A 16-year-old Muslim girl in Sydney has been placed on an airport watchlist after going to court to prevent her parents sending her to Lebanon for a forced marriage.

 
Country/Region: United States  
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Ohio Muslim prisoners sue over non-halal meals

A Muslim man on death row in America has filed a lawsuit that alleges a civil rights violation, claiming that the Ohio prison system is denying him meals prepared according to Islamic law.

 
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    • Hardline Buddhist groups in Sri Lanka are becoming increasingly militant, and in two recent incidents Christians were hospitalised with injuries sustained in mob violence. The General Secretary of one such group, Ravana Balaya, which launched an anti-Christian campaign on 15 July, said they would “advise” Christians to halt their activities but, if the Christians failed to take heed, the group would take firmer action. Pray for Christians in Sri Lanka who face opposition from their neighbours, and ask God to protect them from further violence as they seek to maintain their witness (Acts 4:19-20). Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed 19 hours ago

    • Since General al-Sisi became President of Egypt in June, Christians in the country have felt the pressure upon them ease off somewhat. However, a convert from Islam, Bishoy Armia Boulous, previously known as Mohammed Hegazy, remains in prison. He was rearrested on 4 December 2013, charged with defaming Islam after he fi led a public lawsuit to change the religious affiliation listed on his national identification card from Muslim to Christian. Please pray that there will be genuine religious liberty for Christians from a Muslim background as well as those born into Christian families. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Thu, Oct 2014 00:00

    • Lift up in prayer Christians living in Minya, Egypt whose homes were attacked on 5 August by local Muslims. The violence broke out after Muslims learned that believers in Yaacoub planned to build a new church. Opposition to construction of church buildings is one of the most common reasons behind anti-Christian attacks Scores of Egyptian churches were attacked following the removal of Mohammed Morsi by Muslims in Egypt. Restrictions on the building of churches, a cause of hardship for Christians for many years, were lifted in Egypt’s recent new constitution. Pray that the assailants will be brought to justice and that the plans for the local church building will continue. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Wed, Oct 2014 00:00

    • Give thanks that ten Egyptian churches destroyed in anti-Christian attacks last year have now been reopened. Around 60 churches across Egypt were attacked by Islamists in the summer of 2013. The assaults were provoked by the ouster of former president Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood. Although the current Egyptian government has promised to rebuild all the damaged churches, most of the Christians have not yet received aid and some are worshipping in ruined buildings. Pray that the rebuilding process will continue and that the Lord will protect His people in Egypt, especially while they are still meeting in damaged buildings. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Tue, Oct 2014 00:00

    • Dear Lord Jesus, we ask Your blessing on the thousands of Eritrean Christian refugees who have fled from escalating anti-Christian persecution in their home country, and are being detained in prisons in Egypt. Because they are Your followers, they face horrific treatment. We pray especially for women and men who have been raped in prison, and for those who have been kept chained for months, suffering hunger, torture and abuse. You said that You had been sent to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and to set the oppressed free. Please free these faithful ones, who suffer for Your Name (Luke 4:18, 21). Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Mon, Oct 2014 00:00

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