Read Islamic Onslaught, Christian Village Takeover, by Open Doors USA and Mission Network News, at Mission Network News.
"Another Christian village, another hostile takeover by Islamists. Last week, it was Egypt. This week, it's Syria. What gives? Open Doors CEO David Curry says it's not your imagination. "There seems to be a very systematic and intentional move into Christian areas--areas that are historically places of faith for Christian believers." It's more than politics. "There are some very radical forces in these countries that want to set up governmental theocracies, or Muslim extremists who want to set up their version of Sharia law." Who shares the Gospel when it can get you killed? "It obviously has a dampening effect when people who are even identifying themselves as Christians are targeted for violence." When believers ask for prayer, it's the difference between life and death. "We believe that the faith that people have in Jesus Christ to be salt and light in the community is critically important, so we need to support these folks." "