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 that approached his car on motorcycle before opening fire.
Al-Qaida’s Yemen branch has claimed… Read more
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 that teachers contacted his parents and advised them to come quickly to the school.
Abanoub, appearing sick and faint,… Read more
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 Islam should be the only practiced religion.
International reaction to the shocking statement, however,… Read more