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A Taliban terrorist group murdered twenty-four people in the attack against the Intercontinental hotel in Afghanistan.
A gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire outside Marmina church and nearby shop. More than 100 Christians have been killed in Egypt in the past year.
Fulani militants gunmen attacked Christian carollers while they were singing in a church of Southern Kaduna, Nigeria. Ten are still injured.
“There were around 400 worshippers inside the church when the attack began”, the senior leader of the church said. The community was holding a “Sunday school Christmas program” at the time of the attack.
One aim of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition is that extremists no longer “tarnish our beloved religion”.
The gunman fired against a big crowd attending a Country festival in Las Vegas. 527 people have been hurt.
Rebeca, a Nigerian Christian, was kidnapped for 2 years, raped and got pregnant with the son of a terrorist. Her faith made her strong to endure the terror.
Pastor Andrew Brunson was serving in a church in Izmir when he was detained almost one year ago. Turkish Protestants said the accusations are “absurd”.
Texts from the Bible, the Quran, the Torah and Buddhist and secular texts were read during the service by young people of different denominations.
A man stabs and kills two and injures others. Police arrested the suspect. The incident could be connected to the Barcelona attacks.
Two evangelical Christians were near the Ramblas when the terrorist attack happened. “The people were running and shouting”.
One person dies and five terrorists are killed in Cambrils as they were carrying out a second terrorist attack. More than 100 people have been injured in the Las Ramblas jihadist terrorist attack.
“Any restriction of freedom of worship, conscience, or expression would impoverish the nation spiritually and intellectually, and affect evangelical Christians who publicly testify to their faith”, says CNEF representative Thierry Le Gall.
Europol says 142 failed, foiled and completed attacks were reported last year. Most arrests were related to jihadist terrorism. One-third of the total number of arrestees were 25 years old or younger.
We should not only see the tares or weeds, the negative, but also remind ourselves of the positive things God is doing, the wheat.
I am grateful that despite the terrible pain and horror that has shaken our beloved continent this week, the beautiful story of Ignacio Echeverría has emerged in the news.
“The image of Christians as a persecuted minority is not completely right”, says Egypt’s Bible Society Director Ramez Atallah in an interview with Evangelical Focus. He analyses the coexistence with Muslims and the role of the evangelical community.
A truck bomb exploded near the foreign embassies and the Afghan presidential palace. Most of the victims were civilians. The Taliban have denied carrying out the attack.
As Christians living in Europe, we have a unique opportunity to be salt and light in genuine, courageous and simple ways.
Between eight and ten gunmen attack a bus carrying Coptic Christian to a monastery in Minya. Egyptian Christians have been violently persecuted in the last months.
Why would someone take their life and the lives of people they have never met, including an 8-year old girl, in the most despicable way? What were they hoping to achieve?
At least 45 people killed and more than 100 injured in two attacks. The Egyptian President decrees three months of state of emergency.
Four people were killed. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said everything pointed to an act of terrorism.
“The presence of police officers dressed in uniform in an Easter procession puts both the police and the citizens at risk”, a police association says. Officers should “only be assigned to protect the security of the citizens.”
Russian authorities speak of 49 injured after blast near central metro station. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev described it as a “terrorist attack.”