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  • "The Invincible Spirit, Rising Again from the Midst of the Flames" — The gruesome death of the Iroquois Christian, Pierre Ononelwaia

    09/22/2022 9:53:45 PM PDT · by Antoninus · 42 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | September 23, 2022 | Florentius
    In my previous review of the novel Joseph the Huron by Antoinette Bosco, I mentioned briefly a scene in the book describing the capture and torture of an Iroquois prisoner by the Hurons. The details of this scene were drawn from the true story which appeared in the Jesuit Relations. Of course, Mrs. Bosco softened the story somewhat to make it more suitable for her audience of younger readers. When writing the review, I revisited the original account of this prisoner in the Relations. Written in 1639 by an eye-witness—Jesuit Fr. Jerome Lalemant—I recalled the impression the account had made...
  • Germany denies refuge to Christian convert from Iran

    08/12/2022 8:12:08 PM PDT · by heartwood · 12 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | August 12, 2022 | Madeleine Teahan
    The European Court of Human Rights has dismissed the case of an Iranian convert to Christianity, who is appealing his deportation from Germany back to Iran, on the grounds of religious freedom... Hassan – whose name has been changed to protect his identity and is recorded only as “H.H” in public records – is a cabinet maker who applied for asylum in 2018 and is currently residing in Germany where he can freely practice his faith. After he, his wife and his family converted to Christianity, security forces in Iran stormed their house confiscated their books, computer, passports and Bible....
  • 'We'll convert your children': San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus delivers musical message

    07/08/2021 8:07:16 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/8/2021 | Blaze
    The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus last week released a music video titled, "A Message From the Gay Community." The video begins with one singer introducing the tune by saying, "As we celebrate Pride and progress we've made over these past years, there's still work to be done. So to those of you out there who are still working against equal rights, we have a message for you." Whitlock dishes on his ESPN exit, Bill Simmons, John Skipper, Deadspin and the Undefeated With that he begins to sing over a lone piano: You think we're sinful You fight against our...
  • Catholics Come Home: Tyler Lynch, Millennial & Intellectual Evangelical converts to Catholicism

    12/16/2020 4:26:30 PM PST · by Coleus · 77 replies
    VideoIn this episode, we will meet a 25 year old grad student, who, as a faithful evangelical, felt Catholicism was dead. But during his theological scripture studies, his preconceived biases were challenged, and in search for Truth, studied his way into the Catholic faith! Like everybody else in this series, today’s guests came home to the Church, with the help of Catholics Come Home and responding to the call of the Holy Spirit. I’d like you to meet, Tyler Lynch.
  • ‘He Was So Shiney and Bright’: Muslim Details Miraculous Conversion After Jesus Visited Him (TR)

    09/23/2019 9:59:18 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    Faithwire ^ | September 23, 2019 | Lindsay Elizabeth
    On Wednesday night, Pastor David Platt of McLean Bible Church hosted a simulcast called Something Needs to Change, part of an ongoing initiative from The Gospel Coalition. In the simulcast, Platt, an author and former president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board, shared an interview with a missionary named Yazim. “He lives and works in a part of the Middle East where, not only is it illegal to share the Gospel, it’s life-threatening to talk about how the Gospel is advancing,” Platt shared. In the simulcast Yazim, a Middle East church planter shared with Platt and the listeners...
  • Canadian govt may deport refugee Muslim family who converted to Christianity-faces death upon return

    09/19/2019 9:22:40 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 18, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    Canadian govt may deport refugee Muslim family who converted to Christianity and faces death upon return WELLAND, Ontario, September 18, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― A Christian family, who converted from Islam and are now illegal refugees in Canada, is in danger of being deported back to their native country of Nigeria where they say they face certain death for abandoning Islam for faith in Jesus Christ.  “They face a ‘fatwa’ (a pronouncement of death) against them for converting to Christianity from Islam,” Randy Lorenz of Canadian Aid to Persecuted Christians told LifeSiteNews. “They believe they face certain death if they...
  • Muslim Convert Dreams about Jesus and Reverts to Christianity (Mike's Testimony)

    09/16/2019 9:20:13 AM PDT · by fishtank · 21 replies
    Acts17Apologetics ^ | 9-15-19 | Acts17Apologetics
    Muslim Convert Dreams about Jesus and Reverts to Christianity (Mike's Testimony) 9-15-19 Acts17Apologetics 383K subscribers Mike was a Christian corrections officer who converted to Islam in 2001. After spending several years as a committed Muslim, he began to doubt Islam. He watched videos and read articles that challenged his faith. Discussions with Christian apologist Joe Carey and ex-Muslim Abdu Murray increased his doubts about Islam, and a dream about Jesus affected him deeply. Mike returned to Christ in 2013.
  • Iranian Murders in the West

    10/19/2011 5:00:30 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 18, 2011 | Stephen Schwartz
    Americans were stunned on October 11 when the Justice Department unsealed its complaint against Mansour Arbabsiar, a 56-year-old used-car dealer from Corpus Christi now in federal custody, and Ali Gholam Shakuri, a member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force. Shakuri remains inside Iran. The pair have been charged with conspiring to kill the Saudi ambassador in Washington, Adel Al-Jubeir. As disclosed by the Treasury Department, the plot was coordinated by Arbabsiar’s cousin, Abdul Reza Shahlai, a top Quds Force functionary whom the Treasury designated in 2008 as one of several “individuals and entities fueling violence in Iraq.” Shahlai was...
  • PA Gov. Tom Wolf converts to Islam

    08/28/2019 3:47:14 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 130 replies
    hbg100 ^ | 8/16/19 | hbg100
    Governor Wolf’s official Islamic conversation has not yet been made public, other than these photographs circulating on social media. It has become evident through the photographs that Wolf has in fact already converted. According to Islam it is not permissible for a non-Muslim to pray either in the ranks or on his own. It is required that one converts to Islam before he prays, then to purify himself [by doing ghusl], and then fulfil the conditions of prayer. He is included in the obligation of prayer, and he is to be punished if he does not become Muslim and pray,...
  • Pope Francis Warns Catholics in Morocco Not to Convert Muslims to Christianity

    04/03/2019 11:39:25 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 107 replies
    NN ^ | 04-03-19 | Jay Greenberg
    Pope Francis warned Catholics in Morocco not to attempt to convert Muslims to Christianity, as he addressed a large crowd of his Moroccan flock on Sunday.The head of the Catholic Church issued the warning during an address at St. Peter's Cathedral in Rabat, Morocco before roughly 400 Christian followers.
  • Netherlands: Ex-Muslims Get Threatened Every Single Day; Welcome to the New Multi-Cultural Europe.

    03/15/2019 10:11:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/15/2019 | Robert Spencer
    Three converts from Islam to Christianity who live in the Netherlands recently spoke about their experiences, and it’s clear that they’re not exactly finding diversity, in the form of mass Muslim migration into Europe, to be their strength. An ex-Muslim from Kurdistan named Faraidoun Fouad recounted: “I converted in 1999. In 2002 God called me to reach out to my own people. Directly after my conversion to Christianity I received the first threats. People who I thought were my friends, became my enemies.” Nor were his former friends all jihadis: “Even Muslims who are not very conservative told my wife...
  • Aid Coordinator in Yemen Had Secret Job Overseeing U.S. Military Shipments

    06/06/2017 3:15:18 AM PDT · by blueplum · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06 June 2017 | By ADAM GOLDMAN and ERIC SCHMITT
    WASHINGTON — An American kidnapped two years ago in Yemen while helping coordinate aid for Unicef and the Red Cross also had a second, secret role: He was shipping materials for elite military commandos under a clandestine contract his employer had with the Pentagon. The arrangement with Special Operations forces has never been made public. {snip} Mr. Darden’s work offers a rare look into the shadowy world of military contractors that operate in lawless war zones like Yemen, Somalia and Libya. But arrangements like the one Transoceanic had with Special Operations forces can cast suspicion over aid workers, potentially putting...
  • Video from UK: Muslim cab driver threatens to rape anyone who converts from Islam to Christianity

    12/20/2018 5:04:39 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 29 replies
    Jihad watch ^ | 12/20/18
    This man didn’t threaten to kill converts from Islam to Christianity. He just threatened to rape them. He must be a “moderate.” The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law. It’s based on the Qur’an: “They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies until they emigrate for the cause of Allah. But if they turn away, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them and take not from among them any ally or helper.” (Qur’an 4:89) A hadith depicts Muhammad saying: “Whoever changed...
  • Iranians Are Converting To Evangelical Christianity In Turkey

    12/15/2018 10:09:21 AM PST · by Borges · 29 replies
    NPR ^ | Fariba Nawa
    In a hotel conference room in Denizli, Turkey, about 60 Iranians sing along to songs praising Jesus mixed with Iranian pop music. When the music stops, American pastor Karl Vickery preaches with the help of a Persian translator. "I'm not famous or rich. But I know Jesus. I have Jesus," he says, with a Southern drawl. The Farsi-speaking Christian converts shout "Hallelujah!" and clap.
  • Ohio woman was in contact with killer Dylann Roof... planning 'upscale mass murder' (Islam+Anarchy)

    12/10/2018 5:22:48 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-10-2018 | Ryan Gaydos
    An Ohio woman, one of two people accused on Monday of planning mass murders, was in contact with the racist gunman who shot up a South Carolina church and killed nine people in 2015, authorities said. Elizabeth Lecron, 23, of Toledo, was one of two people arrested in domestic terrorism-related cases, the FBI announced. Lecron was arrested with 21-year-old Damon Joseph, of Holland... The FBI said investigators found an AK-47, shotgun, handguns, ammunition and hand-caps, which are used to make pipe bombs, in her apartment. Authorities said she planned to attack a bar in Toledo and meet up with other...
  • Sinead O’Connor converts to Islam

    10/26/2018 3:28:53 PM PDT · by OddLane · 76 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 10/26/18 | Robert Spencer
    As Hugh Fitzgerald has often noted, Islam attracts the psychically marginal, for it provides a total explanation of the universe, taking away the difficult necessity of making moral decisions on one’s own. Islamic apologists often criticize Christianity for offering only “vague moral precepts,” comparing it unfavorably to Islam, which has a rule for everything that human beings can imagine doing. It is understandable that this total regulation of life would appeal to someone who has suffered from mental problems, as Sinead O’Connor has so publicly. That makes this a sad story. It is not, as O’Connor, aka Shuhada’ Davitt, “the...
  • Ex-Muslim Customers Kicked Out of Houston Starbucks for Wearing Ex-Muslim T-Shirts

    09/05/2018 5:52:32 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 55 replies
    PJMedia ^ | Tyler O'Neil
    Former Muslims with Ex-Muslims of North America (EXMNA) were kicked out of a Starbucks connected to a Hilton hotel in Houston, Texas, on Saturday. Video shows Lina, an ex-Muslim Syrian woman, physically barred from re-entering the Starbucks after she had bought an iced coffee and was expelled from the establishment for wearing a t-shirt. In the video, a Hilton manager came out to prevent Lina from re-entering the Starbucks. At first, he suggested that if the EXMNA volunteer merely removed her t-shirt, she would be admitted. Later, however, he refused to allow her companion to enter the premises, even though...
  • Imam Found Jesus by Studying the Koran, Paid a Price for Rejecting Islam

    05/16/2018 7:29:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/16/2018 | Mark Ellis
    Expand | CollapseMario Joseph During his mother's pregnancy doctors wanted to abort him due to an infection in his mother's womb, but as a devout Muslim she refused."The doctors compelled my mother to kill the child (me), but she is a very good devotee of Allah, God. So she did not accept their advice," Mario Joseph explained on HM Television.At the time of his mother's pregnancy crisis she prayed: "Allah, life belongs to you so I know you can give life. If you give life to this baby I will surrender this baby to you."Joseph was led to believe his...
  • Anti-gun liberal (literally) mugged by reality

    04/25/2018 8:29:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 4/25/2018 | Rick Moran
    Writer Ryan Moore was a confirmed lifelong anti-gun liberal. He even tweeted out a request to President Obama to repeal the Second Amendment in 2012. But one day, Moore was confronted with a situation that changed his entire perspective on guns to the point where he is now a life member of the NRA. Moore was literally mugged by reality.
  • New Details on High-Profile FBI Raid of Northern Virginia Home

    12/30/2017 12:52:37 PM PST · by Revel · 33 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 12-30-17
    The FBI executed what turned out to be a high-profile search warrant Friday in Sterling, Virginia sending the D.C. media and social media into a tail spin. News helicopters, TV news casters. The whole circus came to Sterling on Friday for the five-hour FBI raid. While many wildly speculated the raid was somehow linked to the Trump White House, FBI sources confirmed to True Pundit the operation is terrorism related, FBI sources said, and part of an ongoing terror-related investigation. FBI sources said the target of the warrant is renting the apartment unit in Sterling and is an “Arabic-speaking male.”...