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After declaring that Jesus saved his life when he was stabbed and left to bleed to death by a Wahabi radical, it didn't take long for a teenage Ali Hasnain, a Sayed (descendant of Muhammad) and author of The Cost: My Life On a Terrorist Hit List, to realize that he was a wanted man in Pakistan.
Although all Ali did was encourage his classmates to pray to Jesus, that is all it took for Ali to become the target of radical Muslims, who eventually issued a fatwa (Islamic ruling) calling for his death. more >>
Iranian Christian converts must be granted the right to a fair evaluation of danger by European governments before they can be denied asylum and sent back to the Islamic Republic, the top human rights court in Europe ruled Wednesday.
In the case of F.G. v. Sweden, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the Swedish government must give an Iranian Muslim man who converted to Christianity in Sweden a fair assessment of how his conversion will put him in danger back home before he can be sent back to Iran to face persecution.
As Iran ranks as the ninth worst country in the world for Christian persecution, apostasy from Islam is considered a criminal offense that is punishable by death. more >>
Wycliffe Associates, a Bible-translation nonprofit that's sharing the Gospel with people who live in the most remote regions in the world, has said it will carry on its work despite the extreme dangers its workers face, including a violent attack earlier this month where four people were killed.
"Even when tragedy strikes, as in this case, the testimony of Christ is loud and clear," Wycliffe Associates President Bruce Smith told FoxNews.com. "Yes, there is a tremendous cost. But as Tertullian, an early Church father, said — the blood of martyrs are the seeds of the church."
Wycliffe Associates reported on the murder of four of its workers earlier this month, though it has not released the names of the victims or even which country in the Middle East the attack took place, due to the extreme dangers associated with the work. more >>
Groups of hundreds of Chinese officers sent by the Communist Party demolished over a dozen church crosses in China's coastal Zhejiang province this past week, leading to confrontations with protesters, some of whom were beaten and bloodied.
China Aid, which tracks Christian persecution in China, said demolitions are part of an ongoing campaign since 2014 to take down church crosses over alleged building code violations, though the group has said the targeting is specifically aimed at halting the rise of Christianity in the country.
Although Christian protesters have been gathering outside churches to protect the crosses, police forces in response have also been growing, sometimes grouping by the hundreds, and using force to disband the Christians. more >>
The British Pakistani Christian Association, one of the groups helping victims of the Easter suicide bombing in Lahore, Pakistan, are organizing a protest in London calling on world governments to stand up for religious minorities and protect innocent lives.
"The horrors of the Easter massacre, deliberately targeting children enjoying the high-point of the Easter celebrations, have shocked the globe," wrote Wilson Chowdhry, BPCA chairman.
"Jesus resurrection from the tomb will be a focus of this event and will be prayerfully reflected upon. We will also have speakers from various religious backgrounds calling for the unity of mankind against oppressors," he added. more >>
A Pakistani descendant of the Islamic prophet Muhammad who was nearly stabbed to death by radical Muslims and brought back to life by the power of Jesus Christ, has released a new book detailing the life-threatening extremism he escaped and his life on the run.
Ali Sayed Husnain Shah, who comes from a prominent Shia Muslim family with direct genealogical connection to Muhammad, details in new book, The Cost: My Life On a Terrorist Hit List, how he went from being a member of one of the most prestigious Islamic families in Lahore to an infidel being forced to move from city to city in order to escape the wrath of Wahabi radicals who sought to kill him.
It all started when Ali, which is not his real name, was sent on a trip to Oxford, England, in 2007 at the age of 15 to visit his sick and elderly aunt Gulshan. more >>