Islamic Terror Group Wants Somalia Rid of Christians. According to CBN, Somalia's Islamist terror group al-Shabab wants to rid the Muslim country of all Christians and is specifically targeting Christian converts from Islam. Al Shabab recently joined with al Qaeda and wants Sharia law implemented in the country. Somali Christian leaders estimate fewer than 200 Christians exist in this country of 10 million. Secret believers often suffer punishment and humiliation for refusing to conform to Islamic law.
The Bible says in Matthew 24:9: "Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake."
Israel moves to thwart pro-Palestinian "fly-in". According to Reuters, more than 40 pro-Palestinian activists reached Tel Aviv's international airport on Sunday as part of an attempted "fly-in" only to be detained as Israel denied them entry and scrambled to stop other campaigners boarding flights in Europe. Israel's decision to distribute "no-fly" lists to European carriers and deploy of hundreds of police at Ben Gurion airport underlined its deep concern over international campaigns against its treatment of the Palestinians.
Egypt's military may have put a stop to an Islamist takeover. According to CNN, Ten of the 23 nominees running for president in Egypt -- including Muslim Brotherhood candidate Khai-rat el-Sha-ter and former Vice President Omar Su-lei-man -- have been disqualified and cannot run for the nation's top job. Ha-tem Ba-ga-to, the head of Egypt's executive election committee, said that el-Shater and Ay-man Nour, the head of the Al Ghad party, were disqualified for issues surrounding their unresolved pardons for time in prison. If the disqualifications stand, this would leave only moderates in the race for Egypt's presidency.
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