As reported by the New York Times and other sources, Said Musa, an Afghan man who had been in prison for the past eight months and faced death by hanging for converting from Islam to Christianity, has been released.
Under enormous international pressure, government officials in Kabul, Afghanistan, said they freed Said Musa. His release followed intense negotiations between the Afghan government and United States Department of State and members of Congress and other foreign embassies.
CFI and other human rights organizations launched petition campaigns on behalf of Said Musa.… Read more
As Egypt’s civil unrest contributes to skyrocketing food and oil prices throughout the world, Christian Freedom International (CFI), a Michigan-based humanitarian organization, is preparing to deliver desperately needed food supplies to Egyptian Christians.
The existing global food shortage has been just one factor at the heart of Egypt’s turmoil that caused thousands of demonstrators, demanding an end to the dictatorial Mubarak regime, to take to the streets in recent weeks. Now, as Egypt faces an uncertain future in a post-Mubarak era, the country must also address the issue of rising… Read more
CAIRO, EGYPT – A CFI coworker in Cairo (for security reasons the CFI coworker’s name must remain anonymous) affirmed that on February 19, “Muslims broke into the home of a Christian family and abducted their 18 year old daughter, Nesma Sarwat.”
The abduction occurred in Talbiya, within the Omraniya neighborhood of Giza.
During the abduction, the abductors painted messages on the home’s wall. One of the messages proclaimed, “Islam is the solution,” the slogan for the Muslim Brotherhood.
According to AINA News, the abductors also wrote the names of the… Read more
“We are very saddened by the execution style murder of four American Christians off the coast of Somalia,” said CFI president Jim Jacobson.
Scott and Jean Adam, the owners of the yacht Quest, along with their guests, Bob Riggle and Phyllis Macay were on a mission to distribute Bibles to remote places in the world.
According to the Adam’s website, their ten year mission was to “…allow the power of the Word to transform lives.” As stated on their website, “We seek fertile ground for the Word and homes for… Read more
CFI has learned of an Afghan Christian who is scheduled for execution unless he converts to Islam.
Said Musa, a Red Cross worker, has been detained for the past eight months in a Kabul prison, where he has reportedly been tortured and sexually abused. Musa was recently visited by a judge, and was told that he would be hanged within three days unless he reconverted to Islam.
Defense lawyers have refused to take his case.
Although this brave Christian soldier has said that he will not convert and is willing… Read more
Two Coptic Christian families have been murdered by Islamists in the village of Sharona, Egypt, near the Maghagha, Minya province, according to a report from the Assyrian International News Agency.
On January 30, the families were in their homes with the doors locked when members of two Islamic groups broke into their houses through the roofs. The attackers killed eleven Christians, including several young children, and wounded four before looting the houses of money and furniture, as well as livestock and grain. The survivors, who were transported to Maghagha General… Read more
U.S. Needs to Stand Up For Egyptian Christians
Jim Jacobson, president of the Michigan-based humanitarian organization Christian Freedom International (CFI), is calling on the Obama administration to send a clear message to Egypt in the midst of the ongoing chaos: protect your nation’s minority Christians.
Jacobson, whose organization assists thousands of persecuted Christians in countries like Burma and Bangladesh, believes that the current anti-government protests and demands for the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is justifiably concerning for millions of the country’s Christians, who comprise more than 10 percent… Read more