The country is increasingly challenged by islamic militants, the taliban controls or contests more and more areas, and an isisaffiliated group also targets minorities. A prayer request is circulating for 22 christian missionary families who will be executed by islamist afghanis. Taliban set execution deadline as first of 23 missionary volunteers is killed. American woman, family rescued from talibanlinked group. Afghan convert to christianity to be executed within days. Many of our supporters have reported receiving an urgent text message about the possible execution of 22 christian missionary families in afghanistan. A number of people have contacted church in chains to enquire about a text asking for urgent prayer for afghanistan.
Reutersstringer islamic state militants in syria heinously tortured and killed a 12yearold boy, along with 11 indigenous christian missionaries, after they refused to leave their homeland or renounce christ. It was natural that the missionaries should have their minds directed toward afghanistan as a muslim land soon to be opened up to evangelistic effort. Family structure in afghanistan society and norms family and family life. Appeal for afghan christians, sentenced to death for. Please pass as fast as u can so that many will pray. Easo country of origin information report european asylum. A decadeold hoax urging people to pray for 22 christian missionaries facing a death sentence in afghanistan has reemerged online, with. Said musa, 45, was told by a judge that he would be hanged within days unless he reconverts to islam. Afghanistan also deported more than 1,000 korean christians, including children, for gathering at a peace festival there last summer. According to them, the story is a distorted version. Neamat nojumi, a scholar at george mason universitys school for conflict. Christian persecution set to increase in afghanistan christian today thu 6 apr 2006 17. Taliban set execution deadline as first of 23 missionary. An american aide workers mission of mercy to a wartorn people.
As an islamic society, it is illegal for an afghani person to leave islam. The first american mission to afghanistan wikisource. Devgru members spearheaded an assault on a taliban compound in afghanistan where linda norgrove, a kidnapped scottish aid. There are 22 christian missionary families that will be executed by islamists in afghanistan, please forward this message as fast as you can so that many will pray. The serampur mission press was a book and newspaper publisher that operated in serampur, danish india, from 1801 to 1837 the press was founded by william carey, william ward, and other british baptist missionaries at the serampur mission. Please pray for 22 christian misionary sic families that will be executed today in afghanistan. Would be nice if you could say what people could pray for. The 26yearold american adventure blogger was killed by an isolated tribe last year. In support of bushs words about the socalled war on terrorism is in fact a war against islam, missionaries and the occupation troops operate synchronously and fully coordinate their actions. A christian sister sent me a text last night that 22 christian missionary families are awaiting execution,so i decided to check it up, reply. A modern missionary tells his story in inside afghanistan. John weaver was a missionary in afghanistan on sept. The british government, highly suspicious of missionaries, discouraged missionary work in their indian territories. Heard that 22 missionaries or missionary families were sentenced to be killed today in afghanistan.
The 2007 south korean hostage crisis in afghanistan began on 19 july 2007, when 23 south korean missionaries were captured and held hostage by. Heather marie mercer born 1976 is an american who was one of 24 aid workers arrested in august 2001 by the taliban in afghanistan in connection with their work with the germanybased christian aid organization shelter now international. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading farewell, four waters. Congress has launched an investigation of the helicopter crash that killed 30 americans in afghanistan, including members of the navys elite seal team 6 unit, the hill has learned. The family was abducted five years ago while traveling in afghanistan and had been held by the haqqani network in pakistan. Afghan women cover themselves as required by islamic law. Something as large as an execution of 22 missionary families would be not exactly implausible, but the fact that it is foreign missionaries would raise a lot of outcry. An old hoax about christian missionaries being sentenced to death. Please pray for the 22 christian missionary families that will be executed today in afghanistan. Washington the taliban and other groups carried out a record number of attacks in afghanistan during the last several months of 2019, according to. Our houses are checked by police and intelligence people in afghanistan, our families and parents even though they are. Please pray 4 the 22 christian missionary families that will be executed by islamists in afghanistan. Queen is due to have a zoom birthday with the royal family tomorrow as she.
A group of afghan christian refugees, who escaped to india to save their lives, describe the hardships they face in their homeland, where. When, later on 1837, the english government in india, with their sikh neighbors, formed an expedition to invade afghanistan and to restore to his throne shah shuja, the way seemed to be open. An old hoax about christian missionaries being sentenced. Family structure in afghanistan by tyler rice on prezi. I am a skeptic and i have not been able to find any verifiable evidence that suggests that this text message is true. American woman, family rescued from talibanlinked group in. Prayers requested for 22 missionaries or missionary families about to be executed in afghanistan. Afghanistan executes six taliban prisoners world news. Hoax 22 christian missionary families to be executed in.
The islamic republic of afghanistan does not recognize any afghan citizen as being christian, nor are afghan citizens legally permitted to convert to christianity. The university of west florida academic technology center, n. It was more like a crime, compounded by the stupefying incompetence of those who embarked upon a patently illegal preventive war out of. A novel based on true events kindle edition by mccord, kate. Shoib assadullah, a christian who was formerly a muslim, is facing the death penalty and is being illtreated in prison, according to a letter dated 17 february.
The only thing that is relatively similar to this event was in july 2007 when 23 korean missionaries were held. Twentytwo missionaries or missionary families are about to be executed in afghanistan. Afghanistan church in chains ireland an irish voice for. Analysis and resolution with more than 20 years of experience in democratisation. I recently received a few text messages from a cell phone number i dont recognise the sms message talks of an upcoming set of executions in afghanistan. A message is being passed through social media that implores readers to pray for 22 christian missionary families that are about to be executed in afghanistan by the islamic. After the us and nato invasion of afghanistan, a wave of christian missionaries poured to the country. The life and death of john chau, the man who tried to convert his. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. An afghan aid worker is facing execution within three days for converting to christianity. But the father of six has refused to renounce his faith, telling the sunday.
Afghan christian converts should be executed, afghan. Congress to probe lethal crash that killed seal team 6. In 2004, a korean interpreter and aspiring christian missionary was taken hostage and beheaded by militants in iraq. Another relief organization, bridge afghanistan, said on its website that the group included one of its members, dr. This is a hoax message that has been circulating for well over a year. He is a staff writer for the new yorker and a contributing.
Hoax message about afghanistan causes confusion church. Please pray for 22 christian misionary families that will be executed today in afghanistan. She, along with seven other western missionaries and their sixteen afghan coworkers, was arrested on august 3, 2001, and put on trial for violating the. Please pray for the 22 christian missionary families that will be executed in afghanistan today. I recently received a message on my blackberry messenger saying. One widelyshared recent post includes a photograph which probably shows an execution by islamists in iraq, not afghanistan.
Although there are no explicit laws that forbid evangelizing by nonmuslims, many authorities and most of society view its toleration as contrary to the practice of islam. Heres the message please pray for 22 christian misionary families that will be executed today in afghanistan. Appeals for prayers on behalf of 22 christian missionary families about to be executed in afghanistan have. Appeal for afghan christians, sentenced to death for their. A friend of our pastors wife asked for prayer 11 hours ago saturday around 3pm. The hoax has been debunked on, a website that lists and explains all hoaxes regularly doing the rounds. Secretary of state john kerry meets with afghan president hamid karzai in kabul on march 25, 20 ap photojason reed, file fifteen months ahead of the planned withdrawal of u. Plz my first reaction was shock and i decided to consult the internet for more information. Search the worlds most comprehensive index of fulltext books. An american aide workers mission of mercy to a wartorn people weaver, john on. To be executed 22 chriatian missioneries religion nigeria. An example of the warning as it appeared on facebook can be seen below please pray 4 22 christian missionary families to be executed by. Just days later the helmet camera of another sas operator captured members of 3 squadron discussing the soldier who had killed the.
Isis fighters participate in a street parade in raqqa on june 30, 2014. Appeal for afghan christians, sentenced to death for their faith. They arrived in the uk a family of two said ghullam norzai and his son wali khan are asylum seekers from afghanistan now living in derby photograph. This prayer request for 22 christian missionary families in afghanistan has been circulating since 2009, but theres never been any indication that its credible. Isis crucifies 11 christian missionaries, cuts fingertips. Please dont react to this sms and please reply to the sender that this information is outdated.
Afghanistan is a tribal society, and loyalty to ones family, clan and tribe are extremely important. A decadeold hoax urging people to pray for 22 christian missionaries facing a death sentence in afghanistan has reemerged online, with numerous posts carrying the claim in africa. He is the author of we wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families, an indepth account of the rwanda genocide. Christian persecution set to increase in afghanistan. Seven other missionaries have been kidnapped but later released in that country.1304 1130 732 1180 378 208 294 534 757 93 415 1053 936 330 823 216 144 1301 1275 476 123 633 145 1269 1244 1472 550 879 929 103 982 911 701 88 1364 483 513 439