CONTENDING FOR THE FAITH
Court in Pakistan Validates Forced Conversion, Marriage of Christian Girl to Muslim
February 17, 2020 — MorningStarNews.org reports: “A high court ruling in Pakistan validating the marriage and forced conversion to Islam of a 14-year-old Christian girl has heightened fears that it will encourage others to commit such crimes, sources said.
The High Court in Sindh Province on Feb. 3 dismissed a petition to have the marriage and forced conversion of a Catholic girl overturned, ruling that both were valid since a girl under sharia (Islamic law) can marry after her first menstrual cycle.
Huma Younus was taken from her home in Karachi’s Zia Colony on Oct. 10 while her parents were away and was forced to marry the man who abducted her, identified as Abdul Jabbar of Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab Province, her attorney said.
‘The hearing on Feb. 3 lasted only five minutes,’ the family’s attorney, Tabassum Yousaf, told Morning Star News. ‘The court, in just a few words citing the sharia, has justified the violation of the girl’s body since she has already had her first period.’
Yousaf added that the family was prohibited from seeing Huma because police said her life would be at risk if she was brought to the courtroom…” (Sharia Law is a complete way of life with Islamic nations – social, cultural, military, religious, and political – governed from cradle to grave by Islamic law. It poses a great threat and there is a considerable awareness about its aggressive design on humanity wherever it is law with Muslim nations. Children are indoctrinated with the law at mosques and madrassas which include lessons about abhorrent behavior including child abuse, wife abuse, female genital mutilation, polygamy, underage and forced marriages, and honor killing if the unmarried daughter has had sex. Death is also administered to apostates, infidels and homosexuals. Dangerous days are ahead – II Timothy 3:1.)
Dozens killed in church attack in Burkina Faso
February 18, 2020 — ChristianToday.com reports: “A pastor is among the dozens to have been killed during an attack on a church in northern Burkina Faso on Sunday.
Gunmen killed 24 people and wounded 18 when they stormed a Protestant church in the village of Pansi, in Yagha province, during the weekly Sunday service.
Regional governor Col Salfo Kaboré told the AFP news agency that ’armed terrorists attacked the peaceful local population after having identified them and separated them from non-residents’.
‘The provisional toll is 24 killed, including the pastor … 18 wounded and individuals who were kidnapped,’ Kaboré added…” (“If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own; but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I have said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep your also. But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me. If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin. He that hateth me hateth my Father also. If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me” – John 15:18 – 24; 16:1 – 3. See the report.)
Islamist terror groups are set on ‘destroying Christianity’, says Nigerian bishop
February 14, 2020 — ChristianToday.com reports: “Islamist terrorist groups causing havoc in northern Nigeria are set on ‘killing Christians’ and ‘destroying Christianity’, a bishop has warned.
Bishop Matthew Kukah, of Sokoto, said that Christians in the north of the country are ‘marked men and women’, according Aid to the Church in Need.
He gave the ominous warning while delivering the homily at the funeral of 18-year-old Catholic seminarian, Michael Nnadi, who was murdered after being abducted from the Good Shepherd Seminary in Kaduna last month.
‘For us Christians, this death is a metaphor for the fate of all Christians in Nigeria, but especially northern Nigeria,’ he said…”