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Operation Nehemiah: News and Prayer Update #33

Country/Region: United Kingdom, United States, Belgium

MUSLIM EXTREMIST JAILED FOR SOLICITING MURDER OF MPS IN UK

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The stabbing of Stephen Timms MP (pictured) inspired the extremist
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A British Muslim man has been jailed for twelve years after encouraging people to murder MPs who voted in favour of the Iraq war.

 

 

 

US CHURCH WEBSITES HACKED TO POST APPEAL FOR CONVERSION TO ISLAM

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The hacked web site of Tower Presbyterian Church in Grove City, Pa., which was one of 18 across the US that were affected.

The FBI has launched an investigation after 18 church websites across the United States were hacked and their regular content replaced with an appeal for Christians to convert to Islam.

 

 

 

 

 

PALM CROSS VAN DRIVER SUSPENDED IN UK

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The Christian employee who successfully won his appeal to display a palm cross in his company van has been suspended.

 

 

 

 

 

BELGIUM BANS FULL-FACE VEIL

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Belgian Federal Government, Palace of the Nation
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Belgium has become the second European country to ban the burqa and other face coverings from public places for security reasons.

 

 

 

Operation Nehemiah Prayer
  • Pray that MPs and other public figures in the UK will be protected from violence at the hands of Muslim extremists, and that the heavy sentence given to Bilal Ahmed will deter further attacks.
  • Pray for Colin Atkinson following his suspension from work. Pray that his employers will honour their agreement with him and that he will be free to display a cross in his van without suffering harassment.
  • Pray that Christian websites in the USA and elsewhere will be secure from cyber attack, and that those responsible for the recent hacking will stop interfering with churches' freedom of speech online.
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  • Pray for a church leader in Sri Lanka, S.S. Johnpillai, who was threatened at gunpoint by attackers who claimed to be Special Forces officers. The minister was in a hut next to his church building in Guadalupe, Trincomolee when, he said, the men “appeared out of nowhere”. The intruders put a gun to Johnpillai’s head and accused him of holding a Communion service in honour of the founder of the Tamil Tigers, the government’s opponents in the country’s long and bloody civil war. The government had that day made it a criminal offence to commemorate the group. The gunmen ignored Johnpillai’s protests that he had not dedicated Communion to the group’s founder, and they threatened to shoot him. Ask the Lord to support and strengthen Johnpillai as he recovers from this terrifying ordeal. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Tue, Apr 2014 00:00

  • Lift up to the Lord persecuted Christians in Sri Lanka, where at least 65 anti-Christian incidents took place during 2013, including repeat attacks on several believers and their property in October 2013. However, a Sri Lankan government minister from a Buddhist nationalist party denied the accounts, saying that they might be “made up”. The minister claimed that Sri Lankans are “one family … trying to live together after a long civil war”. Pray that the Sri Lankan government will recognise the danger that our brothers and sisters face from militant Buddhists and that the authorities will provide effective protection for vulnerable Christians. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Mon, Apr 2014 00:00

  • Condemned Christian mother Aasia Bibi’s final appeal hearing is scheduled to take place tomorrow (14 April) having been deferred twice. She was sentenced to death for blasphemy in November 2010 having been falsely accused of insulting Muhammad following an argument with Muslim co-workers. Aasia has been languishing in jail since the accusation was made in June 2009. Pray that her appeal will finally go ahead and that the judges will have the courage to acquit and release Aasia; there are concerns that they may give in to pressure from hardline Islamists who have been calling for her execution. Pray that Aasia, her husband and children will know the Lord’s peace as they await the verdict. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Sun, Apr 2014 00:00

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