Seventy Five-year-old Woman to be Lashed

In this charming report from the AP, we learn that a 75-year-old widow in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to 40 lashes and jailtime for meeting with two younger men, in full accordance with Islamic Sharia law. Here’s an excerpt worth reading:

The newspaper Al-Watan said the woman met with the two 24-year-old men last April after she asked them to bring her five loaves of bread at her home in al-Chamil, a city north of the capital, Riyadh.

Al-Watan identified one man as Fahd al-Anzi, the nephew of Sawadi’s late husband, and the other as his friend and business partner Hadiyan bin Zein. It said they were arrested by the religious police after delivering the bread. The men also were convicted and sentenced to lashes and prison. (Emphasis mine)

This is the fruit that the so-called “Religion of Peace” brings forth. I might ask, where are the women of NOW and Code Pink? Why are not the champions of social justice outraged? Why the silence?

It is somewhat startling to note the differences between Christianity and Islam. One is a religion of peace and life, another of strife and death. Christianity grants mercy to old widows, Islam demands strict and arbitrary punishment. Most importantly of all, however, the Christian faith offers eternal life, while Islam only can only produce death and slavery to sin.

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Bizarre Teachings in Islam

Muslims hail the Prophet Muhammad as an apostle sent by God. He is the greatest in the so-called line of Judeo/Christian/Muslim prophets, starting with Adam and ending with Muhammad.

This post here indicates that this prophet was in reality anything but sent by God.

WorldNetDaily: Muslim father burns Christian daughter alive

Over at WorldNetDaily we read a gruesome story:

A Muslim father cut out his daughter’s tongue and lit her on fire upon learning that she had become a Christian.

The child became curious about Jesus Christ after she read Christian material online, the Gulf News reported.

Her father read her Internet conversation, detached her tongue and burned her to death “following a heated debate on religion,” according to an International Christian Concern report.

Persecution tales like this abound in the Muslim world. There, professing Jesus Christ often means prison time, torture, and sometimes even death. One does not become a Christian lightly. Truly, they must count the costs as Jesus instructed in Luke 14:25-33.

Now large crowds were going along with Him; and He turned and said to them, “If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple. “Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. “For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it? “Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who observe it begin to ridicule him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’ “Or what king, when he sets out to meet another king in battle, will not first sit down and consider whether he is strong enough with ten thousand men to encounter the one coming against him with twenty thousand? “Or else, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace. So then, none of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions. (Luke 14:25-33, NASB)

One cannot help but wonder what would become of American Christianity if it were suddenly subjected to this kind of persecution. Here, a profession of faith costs virtually nothing. What if it cost everything?

Please pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters. Pray that God will grant them steadfast faith even in the midst of Satan’s hottest wrath.