14 church-goers are massacred in eastern Burkina Faso where Islamist violence against worshippers is rife

Fourteen church-goers were shot dead on Sunday in eastern Burkina Faso where places of worship have suffered a string of Islamist assaults this year.

The identity of the gunmen was not immediately clear and further details on the attack had yet to emerge.

Soldiers in the region were hunting down the assailants, who fled on scooters, a security source said earlier.

The poor West African country has suffered a series of attacks on Christian targets since February, leaving 21 dead before Sunday’s attack.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7745151/14-church-goers-massacred-eastern-Burkina-Faso.html

Drapstruet av muslimske ungdommer mens han delte evangeliet: Ranet og slått ned på åpen gate

Roar Fløttum var ute og forkynte evangeliet og ba for syke i går, da fire muslimske menn slo ham ned, ranet ham og truet med å drepe ham om han ikke konverterte til islam.

Roar Fløttum forteller til Norge IDAG at han hadde vært på et bønnemøte i menigheten han tilhører i Trondheim. Etter møtet pleier han å ta seg en runde i byen for å dele evangeliet og be for syke.

– Jeg kom etterhvert i kontakt med en gruppe på fire muslimske menn. Jeg spurte om de ville bli bedt for og han en ville det. Han hadde vondt i ryggen. Jeg ba for ham og han sa han ble omtrent femti prosent bedre. Jeg fikk be for ham en gang til og da ble han helt bra, sa han. Jeg fikk også be for en av de andre og etter to bønner ble han også helt bra. De var så sjokkerte at jeg trodde på dem. De var veldig troverdige i måten de responderte på, sier Fløttum til Norge IDAG.

– Hva skjedde etter dette?

De ville ha meg med bort til en kamerat som de sa hadde skadet foten og som nå ventet på å bli hentet for å bli kjørt til legevakten. Jeg stolte på dem og ble med dem. De tok meg med til en bakgård. De var veldig hyggelige og jeg kunne ikke tro at de ville lure meg, sier Fløttum.

Han forteller at da de kom inn i bakgården dyttet de han ned i en kjellertrapp før de slo og sparket ham i ansiktet. Han forsøkte og beskytte seg, men slo ikke igjen.

– De truet meg til å gi fra meg bankkort og sertifikat, koder, mobil og apple-ID. De holdt meg som gissel der i en time mens de tok ut fra kortet. De fikk ut rundt ti tusen kroner. Mens de holdt meg der, truet de meg og sa de ville drepe meg om jeg ikke konverterte til islam. De ville ha meg til å si noen ord på arabisk. Jeg ble redd og trodde faktisk at de kom til å drepe meg, fordi de sa de hadde kniv og ikke ville ha vitner, sier Fløttum.

– Hvordan går det med deg i dag?

Selv om de truet meg på livet om jeg gikk til politiet, ver det det første jeg gjorde. De etterforsker nå saken. Jeg håper de blir tatt og får hjelp, for sånn kan man ikke oppføre seg mot sine medmennesker. Utrolig nok går det bra med meg. Jeg har vært til undersøkelse på sykehus og kom etter omstendighetene bra fra det, sier Fløttum.

– Hva gjør dette med din frimodighet til å fortsette med gateevangelisering?

– Jeg er mye ute på gaten og har aldri opplevd noe slikt som dette. Det er litt tidlig å si om jeg får noen traumatiske følelser i etterkant, men jeg har i alle fall ingen planer med å la meg stoppe. Jeg vil bare fortelle om Guds kjærlighet til andre mennesker, sier Fløttum til Norge IDAG.

Gjerningsmennene ikke pågrepet

– Det er fremdeles ingen som er pågrepet, sier krimvaktleder May Britt Enmo på Krimvakta ved Sentrum politistasjon torsdag formiddag til Adresseavisen. Hun forteller at politiet bruker en del ressurser på saken.

– Det er en alvorlig hendelse. Ranet er grovt, sier hun. Politiet er ute og innhenter video fra overvåkingskameraer i området der ranet fant sted.

– Vi har forhåpninger om at kameraene skal si oss noe om gjerningspersonene, sier Enmo til Adresseavisen.

 

https://idag.no/nyheter/samfunn/ranet-og-slatt-ned-pa-apen-gate/19.31956

Maryland student sues school for allegedly forcing her to promote Islamic beliefs in class

A former high school student’s parents are taking their lawsuit against a Maryland school district over allegedly being forced to promote Muslim beliefs to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The parents of Caleigh Wood, who are represented by the Thomas More Law Center, asked the Supreme Court last week to hear an appeal in a suit they filed against Charles County Public Schools.

Law Center President Richard Thompson said in a statement released last Wednesday that he believed some “public schools have become a hot bed of Islamic propaganda.”

“Under the guise of teaching history or social studies, public schools across America are promoting the religion of Islam in ways that would never be tolerated for Christianity or any other religion,” stated Thompson.

“Prompted by zealous Islamic activism and emboldened by confusing court decisions, schools are now bending over backwards to promote Islam while at the same time denigrate Christianity.  We are asking the Supreme Court to provide the necessary legal guidance to resolve the insidious discrimination against Christians in our public schools.”

 

https://www.christianpost.com/education/maryland-student-sues-school-for-allegedly-forcing-her-to-promote-islamic-beliefs-in-class.html

First Slovak to Embrace Islam is Jailed for Terrorism…

The first Slovak citizen to become an Islamist was sentenced to prison for terrorism, in the Czech Republic.

The Prague court jailed 26-year-old Dominik Kobulnický from the eastern Slovak village of Šarišské Michaľany, for six and a half years and extradited him to Slovakia on November 15, the Denník N daily reported.

“It offends me that such dirt is thrown at me,” Kobulnický said in court, as quoted by the daily. “I hope my name will be cleared.”

Although the Slovak citizen was charged with the preparation of a terrorist attack, he was sentenced for the propagation of terrorism and being a general threat. He can still appeal, though.

Conversion

Kobulnický grew up in a strong Christian family. He was introverted in school but secretly watched videos posted by jihadists online. He became so captivated he decided to convert to Islam in 2015, Denník N wrote.

Nobody in his family understood his decision. At that time, he had already worked in the Czech town of Pardubice just like his father. Soon after, he began visiting a small Turkish mosque in Hradec Králové, 30 km away from Pardubice. He studied Islam.

Simultaneously, he was planning a terrorist attack on the bus station in Prešov, eastern Slovakia, as reported by Denník N. He did not carry out the attack in the end.

When he appeared in the mosque wearing military clothes, he was recommended to leave. He moved to Prague at the turn of 2015 and 2016. Kobulnický was then 21 years old and was soon radicalised by the Prague-based Imam Sámer Shehadeh.

The 35-year-old imam, who became Kobulnický’s role model, is nowadays accused of supporting the military group Fatah Al Sham.

Arrest

In 2017, the Czech police arrested the Slovak Islamist in his rented room in Prague for suspicion of planning a terrorist attack. They found military clothing, videos in Arabic and four kilograms of pyrotechnic compounds under his bed.

He presented his new life also on Facebook. In his phone the police even discovered a picture of a decapitated cat.

“I saw how Islamic State fighters captured and executed their prisoners by cutting their heads off and placing them on their bodies,” he explained his act in 2017, as quoted by Denník N.

Nobody at home knew, apart from a friend of his, that he had watched jihadists’ videos, either before or after his conversion to Islam.

Court

The trial with the Slovak Islamist lasted nearly one year. Although Kobulnický was sentenced for promoting terrorism, he was not convicted of plotting a terrorist attack, as reported by Denník N.

He reiterated in court that he had fireworks at home because he was going to New Year’s Eve in Slovakia, and he was not going to carry out an attack. He also said he had never wanted to support any terrorist organisation.

“I do not want to feel sorry for myself, but prison is out of the question,” he said to the court on November 15. “The offence of preparing an attack did not happen.”

Despite this, the court sentenced him to almost seven years in jail and expelled him from the Czech Republic, Denník N wrote.

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