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CHINA  UPDATE

Prominent House Church Leader Beaten by Police Again – On October 16, prominent house church leader Hua Huiqi was released from Tiantan Hospital and returned home. However, China Aid Association reported that the following day Public Security Bureau (PSB) police officers attacked and beat up Hua again after refusing to allow him to use the bathroom next to his bedroom. China´s PSB recently put Hua under house arrest. Pastor Hua´s 77-year-old-mother, Shuang Shuying, remains very ill in prison, serving a two-year sentence. Pray for Pastor Hua´s recovery and thank God for His faithfulness as Hua endures these recent attacks. Pray for the healing of his mother and that her testimony will draw non-believers into the knowledge of Jesus Christ. Psalm 27: 1, Psalm 23
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ETHIOPIA 
Muslims Attack Homes in Ethiopia – On October 16, Muslims attacked 25 Christian families and demolished 12 homes in Seka Yoyo, in the southwest of Ethiopia´s capital, Addis Ababa. According to The Voice of the Martyrs´ contacts, the families were forced to flee to nearby Jimma. Thank God no believers were killed or seriously harmed during this attack. Pray the believers will be safe in Jimma, where there has been several incidents of violence in recent months, leaving at least six Christians dead. Ask God to protect and encourage Christians that have lost their homes. Pray for the safety of Christians in Ethiopia. Psalm 68:19, Philippians 4:19
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INDIA  Pastors Beaten and Detained in India
On October 11, Pastor Ganesh Murthy was attacked by two Hindu extremists while he was distributing literature and praying for local people in the village of Rampura, Karnakata. The extremists verbally abused, beat and dragged him to the local police station where he was detained on charges of forcible conversion. The extremists also tried to forcibly convert Pastor Murthy to Hinduism by promising to meet the financial needs of his wife and three children if he complied. However, the pastor refused the offer and stood firm in his faith. He is still in prison.
On October 14, Pastor Thadikal and his wife were attacked in their home in the Vayandu district of Kerala, by two Hindu extremists. The pastor and his wife sustained serious head injuries. Pray for Christians in India who are standing strong in their faith in Jesus Christ. Ask God to heal and protect those injured. Pray for the release of Pastor Murthy from prison. Psalm 91, Psalm 107: 20
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In February 2007 Abu Omar Al-Baghdadi, al-Qaeda´s appointed head of the ´Islamic State of Iraq´, released an audio recording in which he threatened coalition forces (´Crusaders´) and local Eastern Christians (´Byzantines´). He railed, ´We are not afraid of your coalitions . . . We have drunk blood [in the past] and we find no [blood] sweeter than that of the Byzantines [Christians] . . .
Roast their flesh with car bombs, cut off their supply lines with [explosive] charges and tear out their hearts with sniper fire . .  . be careful not to lay down your weapons before the war is over . . . We are not fighting out of nationalism, but with the aim of making Allah´s word supreme.´ (Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), report no. 1454, 7 Feb 2007) These are not idle threats. The aim is nothing less than total ethnic and religious genocide.

Islamic terror organisations in Iraq use various media, especially the Internet, to spread and popularise their message and recruit militants. Perhaps the only thing more shocking than their hatred, threats and violence is Western Internet Service Providers (ISPs) hosting their websites. For example, one website associated with al-Qaeda´s Islamic State of Iraq (quoted above) is hosted by an ISP based in Texas, USA. (For more details, see the MEMRI link below.) On 30 September, two Armenian Christian brothers, Ebrahim Sahak Sarkis (70) and Owanis Sarkis (64) were barbarically murdered, mutilated and dismembered in their home in Baghdad´s al-Habibiya district. Western ISPs hosting Islamist websites should be charged with complicity in terror.

Security has disintegrated in southern (Arab Shiite) and central (Arab Sunni) Iraq. Christians, most of whom are ethnic Assyrians (Iraq´s indigenous people), have fled from there into northern (Kurdish Sunni) Iraq, particularly to the historic Assyrian heartland, the Nineveh plains. But Christians are not the only ones fleeing north. The US surge has forced numerous al-Qaeda-linked militants to abandon their safe-houses in Baghdad, Diyala, Anbar and other areas in central Iraq and also flee north to Nineveh Province. Mosul, the province´s capital, has become an al-Qaeda hub.

On Saturday 13 October, two Syrian Catholic priests from Mosul´s Hay al-Thawra neighborhood, Father Pius Affas (60) and Father Mazen Ishoa (35, ordained on 1 September) were kidnapped as they travelled to a church in nearby al-Faisaliya. Compass Direct (CD) reports that Fr Affas´ congregation had been receiving threats from a group named Jihad and Tawhid demanding that they abandon their church. CD reports Syrian Catholic Archbishop Basile Georges Casmoussa has spoken by telephone with the priests´ captors who are demanding $1 million ransom. However, paying ransom does not guarantee safety. A year ago, Syrian Orthodox priest Boulos Iskander was found murdered in a northern suburb of Mosul after his family had paid a $40,000 ransom. Bishop Andreas Abouna requests through ´Aid to the Church in Need´ that we ´pray for Fr Pius and Fr Mazen and also for those who kidnapped them´.

PLEASE PRAY SPECIFICALLY FOR –

* the safe return of Father Pius Affas and Father Mazen Ishoa. ´Rise up and help us; redeem us because of your unfailing love.´(Psalm 44:26 NIV)

* the criminals and militants holding Father Pius and Father Mazen hostage; may God who is rich in mercy open their eyes and transform their hearts (Ephesians 2:4,5).

* God to intervene in Iraq for his people´s sake, disrupting terror networks, cutting links to terror sponsors, obstructing channels of arms, funds and assistance; sowing confusion and dissension in the ranks. ´Let the wicked fall into their own
  nets, while [God´s children] pass by in safety.´ (Psalm 141:10)

* God to preserve, mature and sanctify a Christian remnant in Iraq to fulfil his promises in Psalm 87:4 & Isaiah 19:23-25; may all Iraqi Christians be growing in spiritual wisdom, understanding,  trust, faith, prayerfulness and Christian unity across ethnic and denominational lines.

´So may all your enemies perish, O Lord! But may they who love you be like the sun when it rises in its strength.´ (From the Song of Deborah, Judges 5:31 NIV)

TERROR WITH WESTERN COMPLICITY IN IRAQ
Islamic terror groups in Iraq are aiming for total ethnic and religious cleansing to ´make Allah´s word supreme´. Various Western Internet Service Providers assist them by hosting the websites they use to popularise their jihad ideology and recruit militants. Most Christians in southern and central Iraq have fled north to the historic Assyrian heartland, the Nineveh plains. However, the US surge has forced al-Qaeda militants in Baghdad and other areas to flee north also. Mosul, the capital of Nineveh Province, is now an al-Qaeda hub where two Syrian Catholic priests were kidnapped on Saturday 13 October. Please pray for their safe return. Pray for peace, and for God to intervene for his people in Iraq, preserving
and sanctifying them for the fulfilment of his promises in Psalm 87:4 and Isaiah 19:23-25.

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin

 
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20 Oct '07

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