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  • Ramadan attacks reflect need for Christians to pray

    by IMB Staff, posted Thursday, June 30, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    ISTANBUL, Turkey (BP) -- Two terror attacks in Turkey during Ramadan have marked the Islamic holy month with violence and chaos.

    Terrorists opened fire at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul late Tuesday (June 28) before detonating explosives, killing 43 people and injuring more than 200.

    Three weeks earlier, a car bomb tore through a crowded area of Istanbul during the height of morning rush hour, killing 11 people and wounding dozens more. Read More

  • 'Horrified & heartbroken,' Orlando mourns

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, June 15, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    ORLANDO, Fla. (BP) -- Pain pulsing through Orlando this week touches many more than the families of the 49 murdered and the 53 wounded by a single gunman's terrorism on the Lord's Day at a gay nightclub; it touches the entire community, pastors holding prayer services told Baptist Press.

    Prayer services continue today (June 15) at 6:30 p.m. at Delaney Baptist Church two blocks from the crime scene, and at 7:30 p.m. at The Church of the Cross, both Southern Baptist congregations. Read More

  • Orlando massacre spurs prayer, compassion

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, June 13, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    ORLANDO, Fla. (BP) -- Calls for prayer and compassion rang out from Southern Baptists nationwide hours after the mass murder of 49 and the injury of 53 early Sunday (June 12) at an Orlando, Fla., gay nightclub in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

    Armed with a handgun and an AR-15 semiautomatic assault rifle, 29-year-old Omar Mateen, a U.S.-born citizen of Afghani parents, walked into the Pulse nightclub around 2 a.m. and began shooting among the more than 300 patrons at the club as it prepared to close for the day. Read More

  • GLOBAL: Terror attacks no one is talking about

    by Travis Wussow, posted Thursday, April 07, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Take steps to care as much about terror attacks in Pakistan, Turkey and elsewhere around the world as the one in Brussels, writes Travis Wussow, director of international justice and religious freedom for the SBC's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. Read More

  • Resist 'civilization jihad,' NRB speakers urge

    by David Roach, posted Friday, February 26, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The U.S. government has been unwittingly complicit with a "pre-violent" form of Islamist attack on the West known as "civilization jihad."

    That was the allegation of Center for Security Policy president Frank Gaffney and other speakers during a Feb. 25 lunch at Proclaim 16, the National Religious Broadcasters' International Christian Media Convention in Nashville. Part of civilization jihad, speakers argued, involves silencing critics of radical Islam and preventing law enforcement officials from investigating potential terrorists based exclusively on their ties with extremist Muslim groups. Read More

  • Israeli ambassador: Terrorists fueled by 'hope'

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, February 25, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The poison spread by militant Islam is rooted in hope among Mideast terrorists, Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer said Tuesday (Feb. 23) during Proclaim 16, the National Religious Broadcasters' International Christian Media Convention.

    Dermer, along with Fox News legal analyst Jeanine Pirro, voiced the warning during the convention's Media Leadership Dinner at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville. Read More

  • WORLDVIEW: Risk & opportunity in 2016

    by Erich Bridges, posted Tuesday, January 12, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Missions columnist Erich Bridges reflects on global risks and Gospel opportunities in 2016 among the world's 2 billion unreached people, many in hostile, chaotic places. "This doesn't mean they can't be reached," Bridges writes. "The opportunity is there -- for those willing to take the risk." Read More

  • Obama's claims on Islam evaluated

    by David Roach, posted Monday, December 07, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- In an address on a "new phase" in America's war on terror, President Obama said committing acts of violence in the name of Allah represents a perversion of Islam.

    Presenting a televised speech from the Oval Office for just the second time in his presidency, according to the Associated Press, Obama called Muslims "to speak out against ... those interpretations of Islam that are incompatible with the values of religious tolerance, mutual respect and human dignity." He called all Americans "to ... Read More

  • Responding to terrorizing events with ... prayer?

    by Doug Parkin, posted Friday, December 04, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Layman senses God’s halt to a prayer for vengeance against those who commit acts of terror. "I wanted to ask God to destroy them, to ensure that equal torture and terror was wreaked upon them as they have wreaked upon others," he writes. "But God wouldn't let me." Read More

  • Boko Haram resumes village raids, destruction

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, December 03, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NORTHEAST NIGERIA (BP) -- Boko Haram has revived its once trademark hit-and-run raids on villages, killing at least eight people, kidnapping and displacing others, and burning homes in northeastern Nigeria and southeastern Niger villages Nov. 28-29, according to news reports. Read More