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Operation Nehemiah: News Update #166 

Country/Region: Europe, United Kingdom, France, North America, United States, Spain, Germany, Denmark  

Australia - Sydney siege ends after more than 16 hours of terror for captives;
USA – Conflicts continue over nativity scenes on public property;
USA -Three teens caught trying to join Islamic State;
Germany: Thousands join anti-Islam protests against European spread of ISIS and al-Qaeda;
Germany - Concern about Radicalization of Chechen Diaspora ;
UK – Top Woman Judge says Islamic veil must be removed when giving evidence in court;
Europe – Tackling intolerance in Europe, especially towards Christians;
Spain –arrest of suspected members of Islamic terror network;
French police raid ISIL recruitment network;
Denmark sees 'significant' threat from returning jihadists.

Country/Region: North America, Europe, United Kingdom, United States, Netherlands, Germany, France  

Operation Nehemiah: News Update #165

UK - Mass polygamy in UK Muslim Community;
UK - Cash-strapped Islamic academy charity 'spent £1m of taxpayers' cash building sister school in Pakistan';
UK – Sister urges jihadi in Syria to return to UK;
USA – American Muslims condemn ISIS;
France - French Islamic State Recruits Say They Would Like to Come Home Now, Please;
France – Charity shut down accused of being a front for financing Syrian terrorism;
Netherlands - Dutch court sentences would-be Syrian rebel fighters;
Germany - Germany, with the second largest Muslim population in Europe, grapples with calls for Burqa ban.

Country/Region: Europe, United Kingdom, France, North America, United States, Spain, Austria  

Operation Nehemiah: News Update #164

Austria - Pregnant teen who ran off to join ISIS says she 'made a mistake';
France - Secular country moves to confront jihadism after slow start;
France - ‘double standards’ with Prison for Mosque offence, only fines for similar church affront;
USA - Atheists launch provocative campaign in religious Deep South;
UK - Ex-UKIP leader addresses violence in the Quran in comments over Lee Rigby murder;
Austria – Police raids in operation to crack down on jihadi recruiters;
UK – Stafford MP speaks out for religious freedom;
Spain – Spain considers case of Imran Firasat.

Country/Region: North America, Europe, United Kingdom, United States  

Operation Nehemiah: News Update #163

UK - Six Tower Hamlets independent Muslim schools 'inadequate';
UK – ‘Poppy Day’ plot to behead a member of the public;
UK - Sharia law guidelines abandoned as Law Society apologises;
UK - Refusing the Veil: Cry freedom for the women of Islam;
UK – Crackdown on Hate Preachers in Education Establishments;
Europe - Rejection of Christianity has led to rise of aggressive Islam;
USA - High School Senior Stands Up for “Under God” in Pledge;
USA - UAE and Saudi Arabia list terrorist groups including prominent US organizations.

Country/Region: Europe, United Kingdom, France, Australia, North America, United States  

Operation Nehemiah: News Update #162

Australia – Four ‘simple’ Brothers head to Syria to join Jihad;
UK - The Church of England Chooses Extremist Islam?;
UK - Survey Finds the Bible Is the Book 'Most Valuable to Humanity;
UK - Alleged extremist stripped of citizenship appeals to Supreme Court;
France - Survey Reveals Extent of French Muslim Anti-Semitism;
France - Second French jihadist seen in Islamic State video;
USA - School District Officials Ban the Bible: Child’s Guardians Informed Bible Not Allowed During 'Free Reading Time';
Global lawmakers sign charter for freedom of religion.

Country/Region: North America, Europe, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Italy  

Operation Nehemiah: News Update #161

Australia – Supplier loses Emirates contract after dropping Halal accreditation;
UK – Trojan Horse schools scandal reveals further shocks;
UK – Government bows to Christian pressure over religious education;
UK – Vice principal of “Muslim Eton” for girls “sacked for opposing veil rules”;
Italy – Muslim cleric expelled for preaching hatred and violence;
Canada introduces law banning polygamist immigrants.

Country/Region: Europe, United Kingdom, France, Australia  

Operation Nehemiah: News Update #160

UK – Appeal against religious discrimination lost at Court of Appeal
UK – Christians and secularists fear of further restrictions on free speech;
UK - MPs poised to declare gender abortion illegal;
Australia – Fears of Sunni-Shia violence as religious leader shot;
France adopts new anti-jihadist law.

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    • Dear Lord Jesus, we pray for freedom for the thousands of Eritrean Christian refugees who have fled from escalating anti-Christian persecution in their home country, and are being detained in prisons in Egypt. You said that You had been sent to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and to set the oppressed free. We especially ask your healing for women and men who have been raped in prison, and for your grace for those who have been kept chained for months, suffering hunger, torture and abuse. Please free these faithful ones, who suffer for Your Name. (Luke 4:18,21) Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed 17 hours ago

    • Praise God for the continued Christian presence in northern Mali, despite the apparent desire of jihadists to wipe it out. Most of the Christians who had fled the region when Islamist radicals took control in 2012 have now returned to their homes, after French troops ousted the Islamists. Many church buildings were desecrated, looted or severely damaged, but the Christians are determined to resume their ministries. Pray for their protection. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Thu, Dec 2014 00:00

    • Continue to pray for church leaders in Christian-majority Burundi that they may have wisdom in responding to the unfamiliar situation of political restriction by their own government. A new law passed in August requires each church to have at least 500 members and a proper building; congregations were given a year to comply. Pray that religious liberty will be maintained in Burundi, both for Christians and for the small minorities who follow other religions. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Wed, Dec 2014 00:00

    • Heavenly Father, we pray to you for our Christian brothers and sisters in north-eastern Nigeria, who are so vulnerable in the face of attacks by Boko Haram militants. We remember especially those who used to live in Shani, in Borno state, until their town was raided by Boko Haram on 29 November. We cry out to You to intervene and bring an end to the murderous attacks by Boko Haram. We pray for all the thousands of Nigerian Christians who have suffered in similar attacks that they will not lose hope or faith in You, but will know Your peace which passes understanding. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Tue, Dec 2014 00:00

    • “If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also,” said the Lord Jesus. (John 15:20). Let us not forget our brothers and sisters who suffer daily because of their faithfulness to Christ and help them with our prayers (Philippians 1:19). Pray that they may take comfort in the words of the Lord Jesus, knowing that He understands what they are enduring for His Name. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Mon, Dec 2014 00:00

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