During the summer, a young Ohio girl fled to Florida from her Muslim parents, claiming she feared for her life because she converted to Christianity. Rifqa Bary took refuge in a temporary home until a judge finally ordered her back home, with conditions.
Elsewhere, a born again Coptic priest, the most controversial figure in the Middle East, has led thousands of Muslims to Christ via the Internet and television. Militant Muslims want him dead because of that.
CBN News continues to bring you hard-hitting reports on Islam around the world, how it is spreading, its impact, and where the light of the Gospel is breaking through.
Here are the highlights from 2009:
Coptic Priest Fearlessly Spreading God's Word
Rifqa Bary's Story:
Christian Girl Says Her Muslim Family Will Kill Her; Judge to Rule on Fate of Christian Convert; Court to Decide: What's Next for Rifqa Bary?; Bary Case: Mosque 'Clear and Present Danger'
New Details Emerge in Rifqa Bary Case; Police: No Threats to Christian Teen; Christian Girl to Stay in FL, Parents Stand by Story; Judge: Bary's Immigration Papers Must be Produced; Handling of the Rifqa Bary Case: Why it Matters
Judge Orders Christian Convert to Return Home; Christian Teen Rifqa Bary Headed Back to Ohio; Rifqa Bary Supporters Gather, Hearing Scheduled; Christian Teen to Talk Faith with Muslim Parents; Rifqa Bary to Stay in Foster Care for Christmas
Islam's Global Impact:
Malmo, Sweden: Growing Muslim Influence; Somali Muslims Changing Small Town; Murder for the Sake of Honor; A Look Inside Joel Rosenberg's 'Revolution'; Inside the Revolution: Radical Islam's Global Threat;
Sharia Law: Tearing the West in Two; God Who Hates: Islam's Path to Destruction; Turning Point: Tragedy under Sharia Law
Revival Comes to the Muslim World; Iran's Christian Revolution Gains Momentum; Dubai: A Spiritual Oasis