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Persecution Unveiled has established this cause to educate people about the persecution of Christians and religious minorities in the US & worldwide. Mission Raising awareness to the growing tide of bigotry and hatred toward Christians around the world has become a burden on those trying to wake up those who cherish religious freedom as a God given right. Persecution Unveiled has been called by God to prick the consciences of this nation and all free people to speak up and act on behalf of those who have no voice. Email

Friday, January 20, 2017

Muslim Man Stones Pastor, Vows to Kill His Son, Then Converts to Christianity Only to Be Martyred for His New Faith

"They killed him because Datu was boldly sharing the gospel in the town"

Young villagers participate in a group activity in a remote area
in the Phillipines where foreign missionaries are active in
bringing the gospel to the people.

By Hazel Torres
Christian Today

A former Muslim community leader in the Philippines found himself likened to Apostle Paul, a persecutor of the early disciples of Jesus Christ when his name was still Saul of Tarsus.

He eventually became one of the world's greatest missionaries, spreading the gospel throughout the Roman Empire after experiencing a dramatic encounter with Jesus on the road to Damascus.

Christian Aid Mission (CAM) has recalled the life and times of Datu, a former devout Filipino Muslim leader, who once only had hatred in his heart for Christians, just like Paul.

In a report on its website, the evangelical missionary organisation shared highlights of Datu's inspiring life beginning with the time when he hurled stones at Pastor Bagwis, a local Christian leader, his church building and his home.

He also vowed to kill the Filipino pastor's son and his family after he discovered that the young man, named Efren, was courting his daughter.

Later, however, Datu became conciliatory after finding out that Efren was a good man. He eventually agreed to have his daughter marry him in Christian rites.

"During the marriage ceremony, Pastor Bagwis preached Jesus Christ crucified," a ministry director told CAM.
Right at that very moment, Datu decided to embrace Christ, together with his family. A month later, he and his oldest son were baptised. This angered their Muslim relatives who began to threaten and persecute him and his family.

Pastor Surrounded By Islamist Extremists Out to Kill Him, But God Puts Invisible 'Shield' to Protect Him

By Hazel Torres
Christian Today

An invisible "shield" that could deflect any attack known to man has so far been confined in the realm of science fiction.

However, the persecution watchdog Open Doors USA has come out with a report attesting that such a God-given "protective shield" prevented a pastor from being killed by Islamist extremists who surrounded him at an undisclosed location in Southeast Asia.

Recalling the dramatic event, Pastor Amin said he once found himself surrounded by armed Islamist extremists. Their leader approached him and menacingly told him, "I am a faithful Muslim . . . so I have to participate in jihad."

Amin thought that he was about to suffer a gruesome death. But despite the terror that gripped his body, God gave him the courage to defiantly and fearlessly shout back: "Kill me if you must. Here I am!"

Upon hearing his words, the pastor's would-be attackers froze and could not even lift a finger at him. "Never had they seen such courage and calmness in the face of almost certain death," the Open Doors report says. "It was almost as if God had put a shield around the pastor they knew they couldn't penetrate."

News of Pastor Amin's courageous stand and God's apparent intervention to save him quickly spread in the area populated mostly by Muslims. Soon, Muslims began knocking on his door, all seeking salvation in the body and blood of Jesus Christ. As a result, Pastor Amin's church grew rapidly.

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Islamic Immigration in Sweden: 70% RISE IN SEX ATTACKS

by Pamela Geller
Freedom Outpost

Sweden has fallen victim to Muslim migrant horrors, as has Germany, the UK and France, but Sweden “has taken in more Islamic refugees than any other western country in the world,” and consequentially become the rape capital of the West.
By Will Kirby, The Express, January 12, 2017: 
In 2014, just one per cent of Swedish people said they had been sexually attacked, rising to 1.7 percent in 2015, which equates to more than 129,000 people. 
The increase in sexual assault cases is having a devastating effect on the lives of Swedish women, with between 13 and 14 percent saying they were afraid of venturing out in the evenings, according to new date. 
Around 22 per cent of women said they are concerned about sexual assault, as well as eight percent of Swedish men.
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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sudanese Pastor Days Away From Death Sentence Decision; 112K Sign Petition Calling for His Release

By Stoyan Ziomov
Christian Post

A Christian pastor in Sudan is less than two weeks away from a court decision that could end up sentencing him to death, according to the American Center for Law and Justice, whose petition to save the pastor's life has been signed by over 112,000 people.

Pastor Hassan Abduraheem has been charged along with two other men by the Sudanese government with espionage and agitating hatred between classes, and is being held in al-Huda Prison in Omdurman.

Last week, Pastor Kuwa Shamal was released on the same charges after authorities found no evidence against him, and the conservative law group is arguing that Abduraheem also deserves his freedom. Abduraheem's attorneys have reportedly finished laying out his defense, and a decision by a judge is expected on Jan. 23.

The ACLJ has stepped up its campaign to free the pastor by sending a letter to Sudan's Minister of Justice, Awad Al-Hassan Al-Noor.

"Rev. Abduraheem has been detained for over a year as the result of an act of kindness he bestowed on a young boy in need of medical attention. In November 2015, Rev. Abduraheem, along with Rev. Kuwa Shamal, attended a Christian conference in Sudan where Rev. Abduraheem was a speaker," the letter said, focusing on the details behind the case.
"During his speech, Rev. Abduraheem showed the audience a picture of a young man who had been badly beaten for attending a demonstration, and explained that he was helping pay for his medical treatment," it added. 
Christian Post story continues

Blogger's Comment:

Please add your name to the ACLJ petition and pray for Pastor Abduraheem's immediate release from prison.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017


"Resolution 2334 will fuel boycott Israel movement, spread false history."

By Benjamin Glatt
Jerusalem Post Christian News

Congress must eliminate all funding to the UN after the Security Council passed anti-Israel Resolution 2334, said the World Council of Independent Christian Churches’ envoy to the world body.
“We are calling on President-elect Donald Trump, upon his first order of business on January 21, 2017, to call upon Congress to cut all funding to the UN and to immediately begin the process of moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv, to her biblical, ancient capital, Jerusalem,” said Laurie Cardoza-Moore late Wednesday.
Cardoza-Moore is president of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations and UN special envoy for the World Council of Independent Christian Churches, which represents over 40 million congregants worldwide.

Security Council Resolution 2334 declared that Israel’s settlements had no legal validity, and that many of the country’s ancient sites were in “occupied territory.”

“As Christians around the world were preparing to celebrate Christmas, and our Jewish brethren were preparing for Hanukka, the United Nations, with the wide-predicted support of President Barack Obama – with a single vote, they have denied our Jewish brethren the rights to their homeland as well as threatening the very survival of Christians and our holy sites in the biblical heartland,” she said.
“It is past time for the US to send a message loud and clear that we the people will stand with our Jewish brethren and Israel in the struggle for her right to inhabit her ancient biblical and legal homeland.”
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Egypt: Christian Couple Stabbed to Death on Coptic Christmas Day

By Edwin Marro

At least three members of the Coptic Christian minority have been killed so far this year in Egypt, including a couple found in their bed with their throats slit on January 6, the traditional Coptic Christmas Day, reports Christian Today, citing World Watch Monitor (WWM).

The couple has been identified by WWM, an organization that covers Christian persecution across the globe, as Gamal Sami, 60, and his wife, Nadia, 48.

While police have cited robbery as the motivation for the deaths, the woman’s brother and the first person to reach the crime scene, Magdy Amin Girgis, has suggested they were murdered because of their faith, noting that nothing had been taken from the couple’s home.

Girgis told the Christian organization that he found the couple with their throats cut and “drenched in blood,” still on their bed.

WWM notes:

The murders followed another deadly attack on a Coptic Christian only three days earlier. Youssef Lamei was murdered in Alexandria on 3 January by an alleged “professional” killer.
 The attack on the couple bore similarities with Lamei’s murder, according to reports.
The main suspects for the double killing are two men known only as Mohammad M and Abd al-Aziz Q, according to the police. It is understood that the two men did not know their victims.  
The couple is reportedly from the mainly Christian village of Tukh El-Dalkah, near Tala, home to three churches that canceled their Christmas services to mourn the dead.

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Parish Center Vandalized, Islamist Slogans Written on Walls

By Nick Hallett

Vandals “devastated” a Christian parish centre in Germany, writing Islamist slogans on the walls, in another example of an attack on a Christian site during the New Year.

In a statement released this Thursday, police in the town of Brühl in the Rhein-Neckar district of Baden-Württemberg confirmed the parish centre had been broken into on the evening of 30 December.

They said the vandals had left a “picture of devastation”, destroying glass panes, breaking doors and writing “Islamist” slogans on the walls. Despite the nature of the slogans, however, police have said they “do not assume” they are relevant to the motive for the attack.
A number of Christian sites were attacked in Germany and Austria during the New Year period, with the perpetrators still largely unknown.

Breitbart London reported last week on a series of attacks on chapels and shrines in northern Austria, with statues beheaded, prayer books burned and sacred images destroyed.

In one incident in the village of St Radegund, vandals damaged a statue of the Virgin Mary before stealing prayer books and wooden objects and burning them in a nearby wood.

In a similar attack in Braunau am Inn, just a few miles away, vandals stole a Christ figure from a cross and beheaded a statue of St Barbara, causing an estimated 5,000 euros of damage.

The attacks are nothing new, however. In November, Breitbart London reported on similar incidents in the German town of Dülmen, where Christian statues were damaged and destroyed. Noses and fingers were smashed off, while some were even beheaded.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

'God Works All Things Together For Good': Nigerian Pastor Whose Church Was Burned Down By Boko Haram

Nigerian Pastor Aminu Sule. Nigeria is ranked
12th on a new list of countries where Christians
face the most persecution.
Ruth Gledhill
By Carey Lodge
Christian Today

Five years ago in November 2011, Rev Aminu Sule was in his village in Dematuru, Yobe State, in Northern Nigeria when Islamist militants from Boko Haram attacked the community.

Churches were burned down and some 200 people killed. Militants continued through the night – going from house to house, killing every Christian they found. Most fled, but Sule – whose evangelical church was bombed and completely destroyed during the attack – stayed behind with his family.

"Many of us fled, but for me as a pastor – I could not run away and leave the few that stayed," he told Christian Today.
"Many people left Dematuru because of the levels of persecution, but I said no – I cannot leave my church. I am supposed to be the last person to close the church, if it is necessary. I cannot leave my church because I am the pastor. In the Bible, it says 'The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.' If I run away and leave my congregation, what will I say to them? How could I preach dependence on God?
"I said for me, 'To live is Christ and to die is gain.' If I die, it will be for the sake of the church."
Just three Christian families stayed behind in Sule's village, and his own children were traumatized by the attack – two of his sons didn't eat for a fortnight.
"The bombing and the shooting was just like rain – it didn't stop. That scared them the most," he said. "But I encouraged them, even though they are children, to know that God is in control of all situations."

A church destroyed by Boko Haram in Yobe state. Open Doors
Nigeria is ranked 12th on the World Watch List of countries where Christians face the most persecution, released today by charity Open Doors.

Much of the violence is perpetuated by Boko Haram; an Islamist militant group whose name means 'Western education is sinful'. Since uprising in 2009, it has targeted more than 900 schools, deliberately killing at least 611 teachers and forcing another 1,900 to flee. In total, 20,000 people have been killed over the past eight years as a result of the insurgency.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Bible Translators in Dangerous Countries Facing Persecution 'Every Week'

By Anugrah Kumar
Christian Post

A leading international organization helping Bible to be translated in mother tongues around the world is urging Christians in the United States to pray for the translators, saying it is receiving new reports of oppression "literally every week."

Florida-based Wycliffe Associates says it has seen a rise in the oppression of Bible translators.

"We are getting new reports of oppression literally every week," Bruce Smith, the group's President and CEO, said in a statement. "Spiritual warfare has become the 'new normal' for many national Bible translators. When national translators gather in a workshop to launch a new language, it's actually unusual for everything to go 'as expected.'"
Wycliffe Associates, which started a project last year to help mother tongue Bible translators to start translation in 314 languages in 76 countries, explained that the most severe and brutal persecution occurs in areas where Christianity is fiercely opposed. The group didn't disclose the locations of the persecuted translators due to their safety concerns.

Last month, Dr. Vernon Brewer, president and founder of the Christian humanitarian organization World Help, said in a statement, 
"At no other time in history have Christians been as persecuted as they are now. Some estimate more Christians have been martyred for their faith in the past century than in the previous 19 combined, and persecution in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia seems to be on the rise."
While oppression and persecution of the translators have increased, there has also been a "dramatic increase" in requests for help from indigenous churches and language groups for the translation, the group said.
It's a spiritual warfare, Smith believes, as his group has received reports of translators falling ill, often without explanation, translators being arrested and thrown in jail, some cruelly tortured, translators being assaulted and murdered, and translators' family members experiencing sudden problems that kept the translators from their work.
Christian Post article continues

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Curious About Islam? Learn About Islam, Muslim History, and the Quran.

Take Advantage of this Opportunity to Learn About Islam
at a Biblical University in Bucks County, PA 

Dr. Timothy Yoder
Cairn University

As Christians, it’s important to be informed about the history and culture of other religions. Cairn University is proud to offer a special topics course on Islam titled “Topics in Sociology: Islam,” taught by Dr. Tim Yoder.

Study topics such as:

  • Muslim theology
  • Muslim history
  • Sharia law
  • Jihad
  • What Muslims think about Jesus
  • Women and Islam
Class time:
Class starts on January 10, 2017 but registration is open until January 20, 2017. It meets Tuesday evenings at 6:30–9:15 pm (January–April 2017).Cost: $100 (you will not receive academic credits for this course). Classes are at the Langhorne, PA campus.

To Register: Contact Admissions at or 877.786.2728.
For questions, contact Dr. Tim Yoder at or 215.702.4353.


Professor of Philosophy and Ethics, School of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Ph.D. in Philosophy, Marquette University
  • M.A. in Philosophy, Marquette University
  • M.Div. in Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • B.S. in Bible, Cairn University
Dr. Timothy Yoder enjoys teaching a wide variety of classes like Apologetics, World Religions, Logic, Aesthetics, Philosophy of C. S. Lewis in addition to the Philosophy and Ethics classes which he holds every semester.  He also served overseas as a missionary in Russia, taught and ministered in India, France, Ukraine and Italy.