International Christian Concern (ICC)

· Islamic State-inspired attack leaves local Priest injured and hundreds of Churches frightened
ICC Note: An ISIS supporter armed with a bomb and an ax intended to wreak havoc during a packed Sunday Mass celebration in Indonesia.  By the Grace of God, the young man's bomb burst into flames rather than explode, sparing the lives of hundreds. However, the man managed to swing at the church's 60-year-old priest, injuring his hand. Thankfully, the congregants…

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· Ukrainian Religious Representative Arrested under Anti-Missionary Law in Russia
ICC NOTE: A Ukrainian religious leader was arrested and then released on bail under Russia's controversial Yarovaya laws, otherwise known as the anti-missionary laws. Sergei Zhuravlyov is a representative of a Ukrainian Christian church that is not recognized by the Russian government. Due to the lack of recognition by the state, his actions toward speaking…

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· Christians Leaders in Pakistan Hopeful of Asia Bibi’s Acquittal and Release
ICC Note: Christian leaders in Pakistan are hopeful that Asia Bibi's final Supreme Court appeal with end in acquittal. Last week, news broke that Pakistan's Supreme Court was going to schedule Bibi's final appeal for the second week of October. This appeal represents Bibi's final chance to avoid execution for allegedly committing blasphemy in 2009. The blasphemy…

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· Another Pastor in India Beaten by Mob of Hindu Radicals
ICC Note: Reports have emerged of another Christian pastor in India being attacked and beaten by Hindu radicals. Sunny Tyagi, a Protestant Pastor, was attacked and beaten by radicals in Uttar Pradesh. Attacks on Christians in India have skyrocketed in recent years. In 2016 alone, ICC has already documented over 150 separate instances of Christians or their…

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· 2016-8-29 Egypt Petition

· Murderous war being waged in Kenya
ICC note: Islamic militants like Al-Shaabab and their affiliates continue to disturb civilians in Kenya by killing anyone they consider a threat. Many have died as victims of the extremist groups in the last few decades. However, witnesses assure that civilians are not only threaten by the Islamic militants, but are also harassed by the…

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· Muslims in Lebanon Turn to Jesus Christ as They Minister to Syrian Refugees
ICC Note: Muslims in Lebanon are reportedly coming to Christ and ministering to Syrian refugees. The leader of Christian Aid Mission (CAM) has shared stories of Muslims dreaming of Jesus and coming to him. Shortly after, these same new believers begin ministry areas in their local towns through radio, prayer groups and refugee relief. On…

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· Boko Haram kidnaps 10,000 boys to use them as fighters
ICC note: Children are vulnerable victims of Islamic terrorist groups like Boko Haram. Boys between the ages of 5-17 are usually kidnapped and forced to learn the Quran to later carry on with the jihad. Boko Haram has boot camps designated to train these boys where they learn to handle assault rifles with the purpose…

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· State Council Finalizes Controversial Church Construction and Civil Service Laws
ICC Note: Two laws surrounded by controversy have passed in Egypt’s State Council legislative revision department and are now to be looked at the House of Representatives. One is the Civil Service law and the other is the law on the construction of churches in the nation. The latter was drafted after an extensive back…

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· Evangelical Church Being Pushed Behind the “Soviet Wall” Again in Russia
ICC NOTE: The anti-missionary law, otherwise known as the Yarovaya laws, are continuing to gain momentum as new individuals are charged under the law and heavily fined for their evangelistic activity. According to the president of Mission Eurasia in an interview with CBN, Russia is attempting to return the evangelical church behind the wall as…

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