CONTENDING FOR THE FAITH
Nigerian Schoolgirls Slit Christians’ Throats Under Orders From Boko Haram
July 1, 2015 — Breitbart.com reports: “Schoolgirls that have been abducted by the Nigeria-based Boko Haram Muslim terror group are now being seen on the battlefield fighting on behalf of the terror entity, leading some to believe that they are being forced to join the murderous group.
Witnesses in Nigeria told the BBC that the young female soldiers are now being used as foot soldiers for the group, with some being used to ‘terrorize other captives’ and ‘carrying out killings themselves.’
Three women who escaped Boko Haram told the BBC that a handful of schoolgirls have been ‘brainwashed’ to run operations in support of the jihadi organization.
The fighters said, according to the escapee: ‘You women should learn from your husbands (who they were forced to marry) because they are giving their blood for the cause. We must go to war for Allah.’
In one such instance, 17-year-old Miriam, who escaped Boko Haram captivity, said that the Boko Haram jihadis forced Christian men to lay down then told the girls to ‘cut their throats.’
Anna, 60, who fled captivity in the Sambisa forest, said of her time with the militant group: ‘Young girls who couldn’t recite [the Koran] were being flogged’ by other girls as a means of punishment…” (More Muslim hatred and slaughter in the name of their god. See what Jesus called such killers in John 8:44: “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning…” See the next two reports.)
Christian couple beaten by angry mob in Pakistan after blasphemy accusation
July 3, 2015 — ChristianToday.com reports: “A Christian couple narrowly escaped with their lives in Pakistan after they were accused of blasphemy by an angry mob.
The couple, in Makki village in Punjab, were saved by Sheikhupura police after Muslim clerics accused them of blasphemy.
The clerics were responding to accusations by others in the village that the couple’s sleeping mat carried an advertisement with Arabic inscriptions from the Quran. They were said to have blasphemed simply by sleeping on a mat thus decorated.
Local clerics in the Makki village, in Pakistan’s Punjab province, had accused the couple of blasphemy, after some locals claimed that an advertisement on a mat they were using to sleep on, had some Arabic inscriptions from the Quran.
Following the accusations, a mob proceeded to beat the couple on Tuesday.
The Express Tribune reported that police intervened in time to save their lives after the couple, a labourer and his wife, were beaten up by a mob following the accusation of blasphemy by Muslim clerics…”
Obama response to Christian killing fields ‘horrifying’
July 9, 2015 – WND.com reports: “Syrian Christian families are being forced out of their homes by rebel factions operating with the support of the U.S. and its allies in Syria’s civil war while President Obama continues his policy of ignoring a genocide in the making.
A coalition of Sunni Islamist forces working to overthrow the Shiite government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is attempting to seize the key northern city of Aleppo with help from the U.S., Turkey and Saudi Arabia.
Aleppo has been home to Syria’s largest Christian community, numbering in the tens of thousands, but two-thirds of this community has been scattered throughout the surrounding countryside into neighboring towns while others have migrated across the border to Turkey or into Lebanon.
The rebel coalition, which is fighting ISIS as well as Assad, is no different than ISIS in its utter contempt of Christians. And a July 3 report from National Public Radio confirms this, saying: ‘The alliance has extremists in its own ranks who have mistreated Christians and forced them out of their homes.’…”
Belgium Helps Hundreds of Christians Escape Syria
July 9, 2015 — Israel National News reports: “The Belgian government said Wednesday that it has in recent months helped 244 Christians to escape from Syria and move to Belgium with refugee status, most of them families with children.
The humanitarian operation began in May to ‘save’ some of the most vulnerable people in Aleppo, Syria’s second city where Islamist rebels are gaining ground, Foreign Minister Didier Reynders told a press conference in Brussels, according to AFP.
The minority Christians were selected by a citizen ‘action committee’ run by a Belgian diplomat and a psychiatrist with a network of contacts in the country. They left Aleppo in small groups and in seven phases.
They reached the Lebanese border ‘on their own, crossing very dangerous areas of Syria’, then received support from the Belgian embassy in Beirut which arranged for refugee visas after a ‘very precise screening’ by the intelligence services, Reynders said.
The minister said the operation was just ‘a drop’ compared to the scale of Europe’s migration crisis, but he expressed hope that it could set an example to other countries…” (God bless Belgium. My parents, Belgians, came to America, became citizens and loved this great land. I was born in America and proudly say so, nevertheless, the above headline blesses me – I John 3:16.)