In 1992, Naeem Fazal, a recent immigrant from Kuwait of Pakistani descent, encountered Jesus in his brother's apartment just weeks after arriving in the United States. Fazal, who grew up Muslim and who once threatened to kill his brother after the elder sibling converted to Christianity, spoke recently with The Christian Post about his terrifying conversion story, Kuwait's "caste" system, and his family's passion for CrossFit. An overview of the book is available here and the second part of this interview will be posted on Thursday.
Fazal and his wife Ashley are parents to a son and daughter and currently live in Charlotte, North Carolina where he pastors Mosaic Church.
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Just three weeks after arriving in the United States from Kuwait, Naeem Fazal was at his brother's house one particular evening, ready to get some sleep.
Fazal, who was still a Muslim when he relocated to South Carolina following the devastating Gulf War, returned that night from attending a campus ministry event with his Christian brother. He was about to experience one of the most terrifying experiences of his life.
"As I was [turning the light out] that something grabbed me from my shoulders and dragged me and pinned me to my pillow," Fazal told The Christian Post. "I was just flipping out, like what is going on?" more >>
Members of Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram entered a local village Wednesday and killed 45 people who gathered around the suspected attackers after deceiving them into believing they were preachers.
The attack occurred in the north-eastern city of Maidugur where the gunmen, dressed in military-style uniforms lured the group by telling them they wanted to speak to them about "the righteous path."
"They came to our village… and lied to us that they had come to preach to us and when almost all the villagers had gathered, another set of insurgents emerged from nowhere and opened fire on the congregation before we all scampered for safety," survivor Kallamu Bukar said, according to Nigerian news outlet Vanguard. more >>
In four days, a video of father of four Narvell Benning of Buffalo, New York, remaining amazingly calm while an admitted stripper and mother, Janelle Ambrosia, repeatedly calling him a "nasty f***ing n*gger" has been viewed more than seven million times on YouTube. But how did he do it?
In a recent interview with NewsOne, Benning, 36, explained how he found himself trapped in perhaps one of the most racist verbal assaults displayed on YouTube ever and why he chose to go public with the May 30 attack.
"Honestly, a lot of this stuff is swept under the rug, and it's rare that you find somebody being as belligerent as she is and forcefully angry toward an individual of another race on tape," Benning told NewsOne. more >>
Pastor and gospel recording artist Donnie McClurkin donated over $625,000 in medical supplies on Monday to benefit Jamaica's public health sector.
Health Minister Dr. Fenton Ferguson received the donation, which amounts to over $6 million in Jamaican dollars, during a press conference and expressed appreciation on behalf of the government while noting that the supplies will be distributed on a demand basis to hospitals and health centers across Jamaica.
Almost like a scene pulled from a slave movie, a cotton warehouse supervisor from Memphis, Tennessee, has been accused of calling his black subordinates "monkeys" and instructing them not to drink from the office water fountain or use the microwave because they are not white.
The allegations form part of a complaint filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by Antonio Harris and Marrio Mangrum against the Atkinson Cotton Warehouse, according to a WREG report.
"He [supervisor] would be like, 'You need to think like a white man," explained Mangrum. more >>