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Operation Nehemiah: News Update #84 

Country/Region: Europe, United Kingdom, France, Sweden, United States  
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Sweden: Authorities allow Islamic call to prayer from Stockholm mosque minaret;
USA: Investigation launched after school children dress in burqas;
France: Church vandalised in Strasbourg;
UK: Prison inmates sue Government over halal meat;
UK: Parent calls to remove “religious observance” in non-denominational schools.

 
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Operation Nehemiah: News update #83

UK: School dinner lady sacked for serving non-halal meat to Muslims;
Spain: Moroccan children must stay Muslim – Spanish government embraces Islamist requirements for adoption;
US: Bill passed to allow federal aid for churches damaged by Hurricane Sandy;
US: Opposition to Ten Commandments monument dismissed by court:
UK: Birmingham men convicted of plotting major terrorist attack in Britain.

 
Country/Region: Europe, United Kingdom, Germany, France  
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Operation Nehemiah: News Update #82

UK: Ofcom brings cases against Islamic TV channels for preaching hate and violence;
France: report highlights challenges posed by conversions to Islam;
Germany: fewer than one-fifth of population believe Islam is compatible with German culture;
Germany: Islamist threatens to attack Berlin and kill Angela Merkel;
UK: “atheist church” opens in London.

 
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Operation Nehemiah: News update #81

UK: Muslim sex offender avoids jail because of his Islamic upbringing;
UK: BBC censors “honour killing” play to avoid “misrepresenting” Muslim attitudes;
US: McDonald’s pays out $700k to Muslim community for false halal food;
US: Hurricane Sandy aid is not for damaged churches, secularists urge;
UK: Muslim patrols could become more prevalent and more violent, warns anti-extremist.

 
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Operation Nehemiah: News Update #80

UK: Islamic vigilantes “implementing Islam upon your own necks”;
US: Teacher in New Jersey suspended for lending Bible to student;
UK: Backlash over Radio 2 Sunday hymns show being switched to 6am slot;
UK: Neighbours “threatened and intimidated” by worshippers at mosque.

 
Country/Region: United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, United States  
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Operation Nehemiah: News update #79

UK: Christian BA employee wins case over right to display cross at work;
AUSTRALIA: “Halal housing” project planned for Sydney suburb;
UK: Iraqi immigrant uses Islamic law to defend false benefit claims;
USA: American-born Taliban fighter wins prison prayer lawsuit;
AUSTRALIA: MP urges moderate Muslims to “slap down” extremist’s call for jihad.

 
Country/Region: United Kingdom, Europe, Canada  
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Operation Nehemiah: News Update #78

Canada: Report reveals radicalisation of Canadian Muslims at “a large number of venues”;
UK: Girl Guides may drop reference to God from its oath;
UK: Removal of cross from Lancashire crematorium upsets mourners;
UK: Mother jailed for life for beating son to death for failing to memorise Quran.

 
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  • Tony Blair urges Western intervention to combat a “radicalised and politicised view of Islam” around world http://ow.ly/w76N5 15 hours ago

  • Iranian pastor Farshid Fathi hospitalised after beating by prison guards http://ow.ly/w4Liq Wed, Apr 2014 16:20

  • Young Christian man killed by Muslim co-worker in Pakistan for refusing to convert to Islam http://ow.ly/w1Uum Tue, Apr 2014 15:22

  • Christians driven out of Maaloula by Islamist rebels long to return after its recapture by the Syrian army http://ow.ly/vTrgN Thu, Apr 2014 16:37

Daily prayer

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  • Cry out to the Lord for 33 Christians who have been sentenced to death in North Korea. The believers are thought to have been working alongside Kim Jeong-Wook, a South Korean missionary who was arrested in October 2013. Jeong-Wook has admitted trying to “create a network of house churches in North Korea” and was also said to be carrying Bibles and other Christian literature. His alleged associates are accused of trying to overthrow the government and of receiving a large sum of money for the construction of 500 house churches. Pray that these executions will not be carried out and that international pressure will be brought to bear on North Korea to release Kim Jeong-Wook and to cease its intense anti-Christian persecution. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed 8 hours ago

  • Praise God for the release of John Short, an Australian missionary who was detained in North Korea for distributing Christian leaflets. John, who is 75 and based in Hong Kong, was reported to security officials in Pyongyang after he was spotted leaving a Christian leaflet at a Buddhist temple, an act that is illegal in North Korea. Further Korean-language Christian pamphlets were subsequently found in his hotel room. John, who was released on 3 March after two weeks in custody, was required to sign a confession probably scripted by the authorities. Other foreign missionaries arrested in North Korea have been given long prison sentences. Give thanks to God that John has escaped further punishment, and pray for him as he recovers from his traumatic ordeal. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Thu, Apr 2014 00:00

  • Pray for Barnabas Fund partners in South Sudan who have been supporting Christians forced from their homes by violence. Conflict between supporters of President Salva Kiir and his sacked deputy Riek Machar in December and January displaced around 860,000 people. Churches were burned down and a number of pastors killed, while many people lost their belongings and were left destitute. Give thanks that churches in and around the capital, Juba, were able to provide food and other essentials to many families with help from Barnabas. Pray that they may continue to be salt and light in their country at this unstable time (Matthew 5:13-16), and that it will soon be safe for displaced Christians to return home. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Wed, Apr 2014 00:00

  • Pray for the residents of a mainly Christian village in Borno state, Northern Nigeria, in the aftermath of a horrific attack by Boko Haram militants on 15 February. Ask for God’s comfort for the relatives and friends of the 106 people in Izghe who were gunned down and slaughtered in their houses or in the open as they tried to flee. Pray for strength for the numerous residents who were wounded or whose properties were looted and torched. Pray too for the many Christians who fled into the neighbouring state after the attack, and ask that the Christian community in the North of Nigeria will be preserved in the face of Islamist violence. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Tue, Apr 2014 00:00

  • Violent attacks by militants from the Islamist group Boko Haram continue unabated in Northern Nigeria. On one horrendous day of violence on 26 January, at least 138 people were killed. A church in Wada Chakawa village in Adamawa state was targeted; the attackers locked the congregation inside and then detonated bombs, shooting and cutting the throats of people who tried to escape. They then went on a four-hour rampage in the village. Later the same day, Kawuri village in neighbouring Borno state was burned to the ground. Boko Haram is fighting to establish an Islamic state, and Christians are among its main targets. Pray that the Nigerian authorities will succeed in containing its insurgency. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Mon, Apr 2014 00:00

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