“Two religions should not co-exist within the Arabian Peninsula.”
Note: This is the third in a series of nine emails examining the nine major Islamic extremist groups currently persecuting Christians around the world. Read each email, and request your free prayer guide to learn how you can pray more specifically for persecuted Christians facing Islamic extremists.
Though the words of Muhammad were spoken almost 1,400 years ago, extremist groups like al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula are still trying to fulfill his dying wish. Members have called for the killing or expulsion of all Christians and Jews in the Arabian Peninsula, which includes Saudi Arabia, Yemen and five other countries.
Founded in 2003, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula is one of the most active al-Qaida franchises, growing from about 300 members in 2009 to more than 1,000 today.
Converting from Islam to Christianity in the Arabian Peninsula means almost certain death for those discovered. The number of Christians there is very small, and those bold enough to turn their backs on Islam must find Christian resources on the Internet or find other secret ways to fellowship with believers and grow in their faith.
Despite al-Qaida’s efforts to eliminate Christianity in the Arabian Peninsula, many Muslims are turning to Christ in Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Please join us in praying that more Muslims and even al-Qaida members will place their faith in Jesus. To learn about the challenges faced by Christians in the Arabian Peninsula and specific ways you can pray for them, request a FREE copy of VOM’s CHRISTIANS FACING ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS guide.
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