International Christian Concern (ICC)

· Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-4) Condemns Palm Sunday Suicide Bombing of Christian Worshipers in Egypt
FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY                                                                             Contact:    Jeff Beck (202) 225-3765 April 10, 2017 http://chrissmith.house.gov Smith Statement on Egyptian Suicide Bombers WASHINGTON,…

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· 2400 Pages of Fake Evidence Were Filed Against a Christian Woman in China
ICC Note: A Chinese hotel operator is being accused of belonging to a cult she has no association with. Tu Yan was detained along with four other church goers and 2,400 pages of “evidence” were submitted by the prosecutors attempting to link her to a cult called the Three Grades of Servants. The evidence was…

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ICC Note As Iraqi forces continue to liberate their country from ISIS control, they have freed an 11-year-old Yazidi girl who had been kidnapped and enslaved by the militants in 2014. She had been captured with her mother and sisters and around 3,000 Yazidi woman are estimated to still be held as slaves. The girl’s…

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· Christian Candidate’s Loss is a Win for Religious Intolerance
ICC Note: The defeat of Ahok in Jakarta’s recent political race for Governor was a win for religious sectarianism and a loss for tolerance. Ahok, who was the incumbent, is Christian of Chinese descent. He was originally projected to win by a landslide. He was known for his work that “tackled corruption expanded health care,…

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· Rescuing Chibok Girls may take years
Boko Haram kidnapped 276 schoolgirls from the Christian town of Chibok on April 2014. Even though some of them have managed to escape, almost 195 girls are still missing. The government has tried to guarantee peace between Christians and Muslims in the region. However, Christians continue to be victims of persecution by radical Muslim groups…

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· Pastor Burns Thousands of Bibles in Uganda
ICC Note:  A pastor in Uganda set thousands of Bibles on fire because he considers them misleading for his congregation. Some members of his congregation are in disagreement with his actions and claim that he will be facing God’s punishment. 04/21/2017, Uganda (Christian Post) - A pastor in Uganda burned thousands of copies of the…

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· Churches Who Are Legally Registered Are Still Not Allowed to Meet in Indonesia
ICC Note: Two churches met in front of the presidential palace on Easter Sunday to protest a ban placed on them meeting in their places of worship. About 300 members from the two church met. The churches claim they are registered legally but local authorities have refused to allow them to meet and the central…

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· Imprisoned Pastor’s Medical Condition is Improving
ICC Note: The wife of imprisoned pastor, known as Yang Hua, says that his medical condition has improved slightly. The pastor’s condition was originally misdiagnosed and he was given only pain medication, allowing infections on his leg to spread. He is only allowed a visit from immediate family members once a month. Yang Hua was…

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· Widow of Egyptian Christian Martyr Stuns Muslim Interviewer
ICC Note Through tragedy, God still works. One of the martyrs in the recent Egyptian church bombings was Naseem Faheem, a guard at the church. An Egyptian television station interviewed Naseem’s widow about her husband and life after his death. She proceeded to stun the journalists by forgiving those who had murdered her husband. The…

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· Egyptian Liberals Fighting Religious Persecution
ICC Note Egyptian liberals are challenging the Egyptian government to not just fight radical Islamic terror, but also change the anti-Christian atmosphere in Egypt. An organization called Egyptians Against Religious Discrimination is composed of both Muslims and Christians and go so far as to contend that religious discrimination against Christians is endangering Egypt. EARD continues…

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