American Teacher Slain for Alleged Proselytizing in Yemen

Joel Shrum, a 29-year-old native of Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, was shot to death on March 18 in Yemen for allegedly attempting to spread Christianity in the Muslim-dominated nation. Shrum, who had been a teacher at the International Training and Development Center in the central city of Taiz, had been living in Yemen with his wife and two sons since 2010. He was gunned down while driving to work, reportedly by two men dressed in military uniforms...

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Christian Boy Beaten to Death in Egypt

CFI’s Egyptian co-worker has recently issued a heartbreaking report regarding the tragic murder of a young Christian boy. Eleven-year-old Abanoub Anwar Lateef recently passed away at a Cairo hospital after suffering severe head trauma, the result of a violent beating that came at the hands of Muslim students. Abanoub, who had routinely been the victim of physical abuse in school because of his Christian beliefs, was beaten so severely one day...

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Saudi Leader Calls for Destruction of Kuwait Churches

Saudi Leader Calls for Destruction of Kuwait Churches

Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the Saudi Grand Mufti, recently issued a statement declaring that “it is necessary to destroy all churches” in the region of Kuwait. The leader’s statement supported a law to be drafted by a member of Kuwaiti legislature, which calls for the removal of all churches in Kuwait. The ruling is based on the hadith, or Islamic saying, that “there are not to be two religions in the [Arabic] Peninsula,” and therefore...

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