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At risk: West Bank converts

July 27, 2017 |

“I didn’t choose to be a Muslim…”
Meeting a secret believer

by Julia Fisher

Julia Fisher’s visits to the Holy Land are not the usual pilgrimage 

Julia Fisher’s visits to the Holy Land are not the usual pilgrimage

As a broadcast journalist, for almost 20 years I have travelled frequently to Israel to record the stories of both Jewish and Arab/Palestinian believers, so Christians in the West can hear news of what God is doing despite political tensions in the region.

Recently I was taken to meet ‘A’, a recent convert from Islam. My friend, who lives in the area, understands the precautions necessary when arranging such sensitive and dangerous rendezvous. We cautiously drove to an area of ‘no man’s land’, pulled into the side of the road and ‘A’ slipped into the back of the car. We drove off thankfully; nobody had noticed and we weren’t being followed. Read More

PERSECUTION WATCH Dec 2016 – Jan 2017

November 26, 2016 |

Campaigners to sue US government for failing to stop jihadist genocide

Appeal to Trump to stop genocide

Frustration over the Obama administration’s inaction over the mass murder of Christians has led the American Centre for Law and Justice (ACLJ) to sue the US government.

After a long campaign to win the term ‘genocide’ for the relentless slaughter of Christians, as reported in this paper, the ACLJ claims that the Obama Administration refuses to take action. Read More

Iranian Church may be world’s fastest growing

November 25, 2016 |

(Photo: © Hope for the Persecuted)

OVER 200 Iranians and Afghans were baptised at a service near Iran in September.

New converts from eight Persian-speaking churches shared the stories of how Jesus had transformed their lives, according to Elam Ministries. Read More

MUSLIMS FILL CHURCH IN ALEPPO

November 25, 2016 |

Destruction: a crater typifying the obliteration of whole sections of Aleppo by bombing (Photo credit: IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation)

The terrible bombing of Aleppo in Syria has had an unexpected side effect – changing Muslim misconceptions of Christians.

Many Muslims in the city have fled to Christian areas to seek refuge, according to Christian persecution charity World Watch Monitor. As they mix with Christians for the first time, perceptions are changing. Read More

Not the Same God

September 28, 2016 |

Andrea Williams, CEO of Christian Concern, with Baroness Cox at the launch of Wilberforce Publications’ Not the Same God

Two former Muslims have written a book to show that the God of the Bible is unique

Book launch of Not the Same God, by Sam Solomon and Atif Debs, published by Wilberforce Publications, hosted by Christian Concern, 12 July, at the Law Society, London

This book explains why the Allah of the Qur’an is not the same as the God of the Bible.  Both of the authors are converts from Islam to Christianity. Read More

Why this Iranian woman decided not to divorce her “apostate” husband

June 4, 2014 |

A BRITISH-BASED IRANIAN WOMAN BROUGHT UP AS A DEVOUT MUSLIM HAS TOLD HOW SHE BECAME A CHRISTIAN AFTER AN ENCOUNTER WITH THE GOD OF THE BIBLE.

We have not used her real name for security reasons as the Iranian government not only persecutes Christians but has also vowed to destroy Israel and brave “Esther Esfahani” was telling her story to the “Crossroads” conference of Messianic Jews and Christian Arabs in Jerusalem. Read More

Muslim goes to Mecca – and finds Jesus

June 2, 2014 |

Now he wants to help reunite the sons of Abraham

Charles Gardner reports from Jerusalem

A Turkish Muslim who made a pilgrimage to Mecca in a desperate attempt to get his life back on track returned as a Christian to the great astonishment of his family.

Now a pastor, Ali Pektash told the “At the Crossroads” conference in Jerusalem that he wants to help re-unite the sons of Abraham. Read More

National News in Brief June-July 2014

June 2, 2014 |

CAMERON “UNDERMINED CHRISTIANITY”

ONE IN THREE VOTERS believes PM David Cameron has undermined Christianity and 50 per cent think marriage should be defined as an ‘exclusive commitment’ between a man and a woman, a recent poll showed. Read More