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HEART newspaper: Heart Publications | October 20, 2017

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PERSECUTION WATCH: APRIL – MAY 2017

March 30, 2017 |

Somalian family attacked in their sleep

Terrorists wound father, kill wife and son

Al Shabaab militants in Somalia – affiliated with Al Qaeda

Al Shabaab militants in Somalia – affiliated with Al Qaeda

Islamic extremists in Somalia shot a Christian family as they slept, seriously wounding the husband and killing his wife and 11-year-old son.

The militants broke into the family’s home in Afgoi, about 30k from Mogadishu, at dawn. According to Morning Star News, at least four armed men carried out the attack in February, shouting the jihadist slogan, “Allahhu Akbar (Allah is greater)” and saying, “We cannot allow the defiling of our religion with a foreign, Western religion.” Read More

PERSECUTION WATCH: FEBRUARY – MARCH 2017

February 2, 2017 |

Suffering Christians: an average of five churches are attacked every Sunday in Nigeria

Plea to halt genocide in Nigeria

Christian leaders and human rights campaigners in Nigeria are warning that the systematic Islamist attacks in northern Nigeria are aimed at … Read More

Egypt: Muslims attack Christian homes in Alexandria

July 27, 2016 |

Recent visits by a Coptic priest to one man’s home in a village outside Alexandria gave locals reason to think a Christian place of worship was springing up in their midst. On Friday 17 June, after the Muslim noon prayers, … Read More

EGYPT: PROTECT YOUR CHRISTIANS, MR PRESIDENT

December 1, 2015 |

Archangel Michael Church in Cairo – burned by militants and still unrepaired. Picture: Andrew Boyd / Release

by Andrew Boyd

Release International has gathered thousands of names to present a petition calling on Egypt to protect its declining Christian minority. Many Christians have fled the country in recent years to escape persecution and discrimination. Read More

Response of grace to 21 beheadings

March 30, 2015 |

THE EGYPTIAN CHURCH has caused tears across the nation following messages of forgiveness from Christian families of 21 hardworking men beheaded by Islamic State (IS) militants in Libya.

HEART reported in the last issue that the 21 Christian workers from poor backgrounds were abducted from a microbus in Sirte City on November 29 also from a housing complex in Minya on December 3. Read More

Egyptian convert not allowed to travel to court

November 27, 2014 |

THE FIRST Egyptian citizen to change his legal religious identity from ‘Muslim’ to ‘Christian’ faces losing his prison appeal because he is not allowed to travel to court. Read More

Egyptian churches reopen

October 3, 2014 |

TEN CHURCHES wrecked by radical Muslims in the summer of last year (2013) in Egypt have now been reopened. Read More

Christian Eritreans suffer in Egyptian Sinai

October 2, 2014 |

MEN AND WOMEN FROM ERITREA who fled their homeland due to Christian persecution are being kept in Egyptian prisons following the chaos of the Arab Spring and tormented by radical Muslims. Read More

AWARD FOR FILM SHOT IN SECRET

June 2, 2014 |

Hollywood actor congratulates Sussex director

A HOLLYWOOD FILM ACTOR gave a top award to the film makers of a documentary about the suffering church in Egypt.

Stephen Baldwin, who became a born again Christian after 9/11, gave the “Best Informational Video” to Release International at the Christian Film Festival during the Christian Resources Exhibition in Esher this May. Read More

INTERNATIONAL NEWS IN BRIEF April-May 2014

April 9, 2014 |

Prayer and the Ukraine crisis

Ukraine’s new interim president is a Christian who warned his countrymen about  “dangerous signs of separatism” before the Russians annexed Crimea, according to a Mission Network News report. Read More