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Jerusalem Dateline: Former Muslim Warns America About Radical Islam 06/17/16

This week on Jerusalem Dateline: former Muslim warns America of dangers of radical Islam; plus want to stop terror? cut the money!; and find out how you can change the Middle East through prayer; plus see how a Syrian refugee girl finds a new ... Read Transcript


THIS WEEK ON "JERUSALEM

DATELINE," A PASSIONATE

WARNING ABOUT THE DANGERS

OF RADICAL ISLAM FROM A

FORMER MUSLIM.

PLUS...FOLLOW THE MONEY,

HOW DRAINING THE SOURCE OF

THEIR MONEY CAN STRIKE A

BLOW TO ISIS AND OTHER

TERROR GROUPS.

AND FIND OUT HOW YOU

CAN CHANGE THE MIDDLE EAST

THROUGH PRAYER.

PLUS, SEE HOW A LITTLE

REFUGEE GIRL FROM SYRIA

FOUND A NEW LIFE.

HELLO, AND WELCOME TO THIS

EDITION OF "JERUSALEM

DATELINE," I'M CHRIS

MITCHELL.

COMING TO YOU THIS WEEK

OVERLOOKING THE CITY OF

JERUSALEM.

DAYS AFTER THE ORLANDO

TERROR ATTACK, PEOPLE ARE

STILL REELING, AND MANY IN

THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA ARE

WONDERING WHY OMAR MATEEN

KILLED 49 INNOCENT PEOPLE.

SOME SAY HE WAS

HOMOPHOBIC, AND STILL

OTHERS SAY HE HAD EASY

ACCESS TO GUNS,MENTALLY

UNSTABLE, OR THAT HE BEAT

HIS WIFE.

STILL, OTHERS CLAIM HE WAS

NOT RELIGIOUSLY MOTIVATED.

BUT THEY BELIEVE THAT

TERROR ITSELF HAS A

GREATER GOAL.

ISLAMIC EXPERTS SAY THE

ATTACK ON ORLANDO'S PULSE

NIGHTCLUB WAS NO ACCIDENT.

ISLAM TEACHES

HOMOSEXUALITY IS A CRIME

THAT MUST BE PUNISHED.

THERE ARE MANY, MANY

COUNTRIES IN THE MODERN

WORLD OF ISLAM, IN SAUDI

ARABIA, THE EMIRATES, BRUN

BRUNEI AND OTHERS WHERE

HOMOSEXUALITY IS ILLEGAL,

AND IT IS PUNISHED BY

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT.

Chris: BOTH THE QURAN

AND THE HADITH CONDEMN

HOMOSEXUALITY.

IT SAYS, WHOEVER YOU FIND

COMMITTING THE SINC SINS OF THE

PEOPLE OF LOTT,

HOMOSEXUALITY, KILL THEM,

BOTH THE ONE WHOM DOES IT

AND THE ONE TO WHOM IT IS

DONE.

THIS SHEIKH SAYS THERE

IS A DEBATE WITHIN ISLAM

ON THE PUNISHMENT, BUT NO

DISAGREEMENT ON THE CRIME.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Chris: ISIS IS VERY

CLEAR ON THE PUNS.

FOPUNISHMENT.

FOR EXAMPLE, AND

NOVEMBER 2014, THE TERROR

GROUP EXECUTED A MAN FOR

HOMOSEXUALITY, AND QUOTED

THE HADITH.

AND IT SAID IN PART, THE

ISLAMIC COURT SENTENCED A

MAMAN WHO PERFORMED ACTS OF

LOTT, TO BE CAST OFF IN

THE HIGHEST PLACE OF THE

TOWN AND THEN STONED TO

DEATH.

IN OTHER INSTANCES, ISIS

JIHADISTS BEHEADED

HOMOSEXUALS.

AND YOU'LL HAVE GROUPS

THAT DON'T EVEN LIKE ISIS

WHO ARE CELEBRATING AND

SUPPORTING HIM BECAUSE OF

WHO HE TARGETED.

IN TERMS OF TARGETING

GAYS, THIS IS NOTHING NEW.

THE SCALE IS NEW, HAVING

THIS MANY PEOPLE KILLED IN

ONE ATTACK, IS NEW, BUT

THE IDEA OF GOING AFTER

GAY PEOPLE IS NOT NEW, AND

IT IS QUITE POPULAR AND

THE MUSLIM WORLD,

UNFORTUNATELY.

Chris: THIS SHEIKH

DISCUSSED THE PUNISHMENT

FOR HOMOSEXUALITY DURING A

2013 APPEARANCE AT THE

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN.

DEATH IS THE SENTENCE

FOR THIS.

THEY ARE EMBARRASSED ABOUT

THIS.

DEATH IS THE SENTENCE.

IN AN ISLAMIC SOCIETY,

WHERE PEOPLE WANT THE LAW

OF ISLAM TO RULE, THEY

BETTER EXECUTE IT.

Chris: THIS ISLAMIC

SCHOLAR, MOSHE, SAYS THAT

THE ORLANDO TERROR ATTACK

NEEDS TO BE UNDERSTOOD IN

THE LARGER GOAL OF ISLAM

TO RULE THE WORLD.

IT LOOKS RIDICULOUS,

WHEN YOU SAY ISLAM WANTS

TO RULE THE WORLD.

BUT THIS IS THEIR

IDEOLOGY.

NOW, IF YOU CAN RULE THE

WORLD BY ATTACKING A GAY

CLUB IN ONE PLACE, AND YOU

CAN ATTACK A RESTAURANT IN

ANOTHER PLACE, SO THEN

YOU'VE DONE YOUR JOB,

EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT TO

DO: YOU PUT PEOPLE INTO

FEAR.

THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT

ISLAMIC TERROR WOULD LIKE

TO DO, TO CREATE A

SITUATION WHEREBY YOUR

LIFE, THE LIFE OF THE

NORMAL PERSON, IS NOT

NORMAL ANYMORE.

Chris: THIS MAN IS AN

ISLAMIC EXPERT THAT HAS

BEEN WARNING ABOUT THE

DANGERS OF RADICAL ISLAM

FOR YEARS.

BUT CB CBN'S CHARLENE SPOKE

TO A PERSON WHO BRINGS A

PERSPECTIVE TO THE ORLANDO

ATTACK.

Charlene: THANK YOU

SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME,

ISHIC.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING

ME.

Charlene: YOU SAY

THIS ATTACK MUST BE CALLED

WHAT IT IS, RADICAL ISLAM?

YES, IT IS WHAT IT IS.

ITS NAME IS RADICAL ISLAM.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, ISLAM

IS RADICAL.

SO IT PUTS TOGETHER ONE

WORD, ISLAM OR RADICAL --

IT IS TOGETHER.

SO WE NEED TO START

CALLING IT WITH ITS NAME.

Charlene: CAN THE

ISLAMIC RELIGION EXIST

WITHOUT BEING RADICAL?

WELL, THIS IS WHAT

PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO DO

BECAUSE IT SOUNDS BETTER.

BUT ISLAM CANNOT EXIST

WITHOUT BEING RADICAL.

WHEN YOU SAY RADICAL, YOU

CAN BE A RADICAL

CHRISTIAN, TOO.

BUT WHEN YOU SAY RADICAL

ISLAM, YOU ARE TALKING

ABOUT VIOLENCE, CHARLENE.

SO THIS IS THE DIFFERENCE.

ISLAM EXIST -- TRUE ISLAM

CANNOT EXIST WITHOUT BEING

RADICAL.

OR IN OTHER WORDS, WITHOUT

BEING VIOLENT.

Charlene: WHAT DO

CHRISTIANS NEED TO

UNDERSTAND ABOUT THIS

RELIGION?

THEY NEED TO UNDERSTAND

FIRST OF ALL IN ISLAM, IN

QURAN, THE MAJORITY OF THE

QURAN IS TAKEN OUT OF THE

BIBLE, AND THIS IS WHY A

LOT OF MUSLIMS, THEY WANT

TO BE PEACEFUL.

THEY DON'T WANT TO LOOK

RADICAL.

THEY DON'T WANT TO BE

VIOLENT.

THEY DO CALL THEMSELVES

GOOD MUSLIMS, WHICH

ACCORDING TO QURAN, THEY

ARE HYPOCRITES, AND ALSO,

VIOLENCE IS ORDERED

AGAINST THEM AS WELL.

IF ANY MUSLIM DON'T WANT

TO BELIEVE IN FIGHTING,

ALSO THEY WANT TO

COMPLETELY CLEANSE THEM AS

WELL.

BUT THERE IS SOME PEACE IN

ISLAM, THAT ISLAM TALKS

ABOUT PEACE.

OF COURSE, IN EVERY

RELIGION, THERE IS SOME

GOOD THINGS IN IT.

BUT THE WORST LIE IS THE

LIE THAT IS TRUE PASSION

AND TURNED INTO SOMETHING

THAT PEOPLE CAN BUY IT.

THIS IS WHAT ISLAM IS.

THERE IS SOME TRUTH IN IT,

BUT THERE ARE SO MUCH

LIES, AND THEN PEOPLE ARE

TRYING TO SAY, OH, THIS IS

MAYBE GOOD, OR THIS IS

MAYBE PEACEFUL, OR THIS IS

MAYBE NOT WHAT WE THINK.

BUT WHEN YOU REALLY STUDY

ISLAM, PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW

IN ISLAM THERE IS

VIOLENCE.

IN ISLAM, THERE IS

WOMAN-BATTLING.

IN ISLAM, THERE IS HATRED

OVER HOMOSEXUAL.

THERE ARE 109 VERSES THAT

ARE VIOLENT IN THE QURAN.

I WANT EVERYBODY TO KNOW

THE TRUTH.

ISLAM IS A DANGEROUS

IDEOLOGY.

NOT ONLY A RELIGION.

IT IS AN IDEOLOGY.

ITS MISSION IS TO DESTROY

AMERICA.

Charlene: WOW!

CHRISTIANS WHO ARE

STANDING FOR TRADITIONAL

MARRIAGE ARE, BY DEFAULT,

CONSIDERED AGAINST

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE AND THE

HOMOSEXUAL COMMUNITY.

HOWEVER, PEOPLE ARE TAUGHT

TO LOVE PEOPLE AND HATE

SIN.

SO HOW CAN THEY

COMMUNICATE BIBLE TRUTH

AND LOVE?

I HAVE TO GIVE YOU THIS

EXAMPLE THROUGH MY

TESTIMONY.

WHEN I WAS A MUSLIM, THE

MAN WHO WAS WITNESSING TO

ME, HE WAS SO GENTLE.

SHE WAS SO LOVING TOWARDS

ME.

AND I STARTED SEEING GOD

IN HIS LIFE.

AND I ASKED HIM, WHAT IS

WITH YOU?

AND AS CHRISTIANS, WE GET

INTO DEBATE.

WE GET HATEFUL AND BECOME

UGLY.

AND AS A MATTER OF FACT TO

SOME CHRISTIANS, I SAID --

MANY CHRISTIANS I SAID

THIS, IF YOU WERE THE ONE

WITNESSING TO ME WHEN I

WAS A MUSLIM, I WOULD

STILL STAY MUSLIM.

AND THIS IS THE SAME THING

THAT APPLIES TO GAY

PEOPLE.

ARE THEY SAYING ANYTHING

IN YOUR LIFE -- WE'RE ALL

INTO PREACHING.

WE ALL NEED TO REPENT.

AND WE ALL NEED TO REACH

PEOPLE WITH THE BIBLE.

JESUS SAID, IF YOU BELIEVE

IN ME, YOU DO THE THINGS

THAT I DO.

IT IS NOT ONLY A TALK.

IT IS NOT ONLY A DEBATE.

IT IS LOVE OF JESUS

CHRIST.

IF WE DON'T DEMONSTRATE

IT, WE SHOULDN'T BE TRYING

TO DESCRIBE IT.

THE WORLD DOESN'T ANOTHER

DESCRIPTION OF THE

CHRISTIANITY ANYMORE.

THE WORLD NEEDS TO

DEMONSTRATE OF THE

CHRISTIANITY.

Charlene: AMEN,

SISTER.

PRAISE GOD.

WOULD YOU PLEASE LEAD US

IN PRAYER FOR THE FAMILIES

OF THE VICTIMS AND THOSE

RECOVERING IN ORLANDO AND

THE NATION AS WE GRIEVE

WITH THEM AT THIS TIME.

ABSOLUTELY.

DEAR LORD JESUS, WE JUST

COME BEFORE YOU.

YOU ARE THE ONLY PERSON,

JESUS CHRIST, WE CAN COME

AND ASK BECAUSE YOU'RE A

LIVING GOD.

AND NOW, LORD, WE ARE

ASKING FOR YOUR MERCY.

WE ARE ASKING FOR YOUR

PASSION AND COMFORT FOR

THE FAMILIES THAT ARE

HURTING TODAY.

WE ARE ASKING FOR AMERICA

THAT IS HURTING TODAY.

IT IS NOT A SAFE COUNTRY

ANYMORE.

PEOPLE ARE AFRAID TO GET

OUT.

PEOPLE ARE AFRAID TO GO TO

THE MALLS OR CONCERTS OR

THIS PLACE OR THAT PLACE.

LORD, WE ARE ASKING RIGHT

NOW THAT YOU PUT THE WALLS

OF FIRE AROUND US.

YOU PUT THE WALLS OF FIRE

AROUND YOUR REMNANTS, LORD

GOD.

AND PLEASE, LORD GOD, TURN

ALL THESE PEOPLE TOWARDS

YOU.

SO THEY MAY KNOW, LIKE THE

TIMES OF ELIJAH, THAT THE

LORD IS GOD.

THE LORD IS GOD.

I PRAY FOR PEACE IN

AMERICA.

I PRAY FOR LOVE IN

AMERICA.

I PRAY FOR GOD IS COMING

BACK TO AMERICA.

IN JESUS CHRIST NAME I

PRAY.

AMEN.

Chris: UP NEXT,

FOLLOW THE MONEY, HOW

CUTTING OFF THE SOURCE OF

TERROR FUNDING COULD GO A

LONG WAY IN THE WAR ON

Chris: WELCOME BACK

TO "JERUSALEM DATELINE."

AS THE WEST SCARMBLES TO

PREVENT FUTURE TERROR

ATTACKS, LIKE ORLANDO, THE

PUSH IS ON FOR WORLD

LEADERS TO GO AFTER THE

MONEY BEHIND GROUPS LIKE

ISIS.

THIS CONCEPT OF

IGNORING THEM, ACTING LIKE

THEY'RE NOT EXISTING,

HAVING THE POLITICAL

CORRECTNESS TO NOT EVEN

USE THE TERM "WAR ON

TERRORISM," HAS LED TO A

STRATEGY THAT HASN'T WORK.

Chris: REPRESENTATIVE

RANDY FORBES SAYS GOING

AFTER THEIR FUNDING WOULD

CURTAIL THEIR FORCE.

IT IS LIKE PULLING THE

OXYGEN OUT OF THE ROOM.

THEY SHRIVEL UP AND DIE.

THE FIRST THING WE

WOULD DO IS TO CHECK THE

MONEY, WHERE THE MONEY IS

COMING FROM.

WHO IS BUYING THE OIL?

AND NO ONE IS DOING THAT

HERE.

OR WORST, THE ALLEGATION

IS THAT TURKEY IS BUYING

THE OIL AND WE'RE DOING

NOTHING.

Chris: AND IT IS NOT

JUST OIL.

FOR MORE THAN A DECADE,

EXPERTS HAVE URGED THE

U.S. AND EUROPE TO TAKE ON

INTERNATIONAL SMUGGLING.

THERE IS A BALKAN ROAD

THAT IS KNOWN FOR DRUG

SMUGGLE, ART SMUGGLING,

AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

Chris: $28 BILLION

TERROR DOLLARS A YEAR COME

FROM DRUG TRAFFICKING, ARC

CORACCORDING TO THE U.N.

MOST OF IT COMES FROM

OPIUM GROWN IN

AFGHANISTAN.

AND IT IS NOT ONLY

AFFECTING EUROPE.

BUT THE SAME HEROIN ENDS

UP IN THE UNITED STATES.

IT CAN WIPE OUT A

POPULATION THROUGH HEROIN,

BUT ALSO THE TERRORIST

ATTACKS THAT ARE A CLEAR

AND PRESENT DANGER TO

CITIZENS IN THE UNITED

STATES AND IN EUROPE.

Chris: THIS MAN IS A

FORMER CORPORATE BANKER,

AND HE AND THIS MAN ARE

BEHIND AN EFFORT TO COMBAT

CORRUPTION IN THE

POST-COMMUNIST REGION.

THE BALKANS, ESPECIALLY

CROATIA, SERBIAN, AND

BOSNIA, ARE AMONG THE

WORST PLACES FOR

SMUGGLING.

THERE IS NO RULE OF

LAW.

THERE ARE NO INDEPENDENT

JUDES SHEARS.

JUDICIARIES.

AND THERE IS A VERY STRONG

ORGANIZATION OF CRIME AND

POLITICAL CORRUPTION.

Chris: THIS MAP SHOWS

THE TWO MAIN HEROIN ROUTES

OUT OF AFGHANISTAN.

ONE GOES NORTH TO RUSSIA,

AND THE OTHER SOUTH TO

IRAN AND TURKEY, INTO THE

BALKANS AND THEN THE REST

OF EUROPE.

AND THEN THERE IS THE

MASSIVE ARMS TRADE.

WE SEE THAT ARMS

SUPPLIES FOR TERRORISM ARE

COMING FROM THE BALKANS

BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN

REPORTED THAT IN TWO PARIS

ATTACKS IN 2015, AND THE

RECENT BRUSSELS ATTACKS,

THEY HAD KALASHNIKOVS THAT

CAME FROM THE BALKANS.

DIFFERENT REPORTS WERE

SAYING THERE IS SOME 4,000

MILITARY-GRADE ARMS

AVAILABLE IN THE BLACK

MARKET, I THINK JUST IN

PARIS.

AND OUR CONCERN IS THAT

IT IS GOING TO BE SO EASY

FOR W.M.D. -- WEAPONS OF

MASS DESTRUCTION -- TO

COME THE BALKANS, INTO

EUROPEAN CAPITALS, OR EVEN

WORSE, TRANSPORTED TO THE

UNITED STATES.

Chris: THEY SAY

ESTABLISHING SOME

WESTERN-STYLE RULE OF LAW

IN THE BALKANS WOULD HELP

STOP THE CASH FLOW.

THEY ADD, HOWEVER, IT WILL

TAKE PRINCIPLE LEADERSHIP,

NOT POLITICAL EXPEDIENCY

IN THE WEST, TO MAKE IT

WORK.

> COMING UP, FIND OUT

HOW YOU CAN CHANGE THE

MIDDLE EAST THROUGH

PRAYER, WHEN WE COME BACK.

Chris: WELCOME BACK

TO "JERUSALEM DATELINE."

THE ORLANDO TERROR ATTACK

HAS FOCUSED THE ATTENTION

OF THE WORLD ON MUSLIMS,

ON HOMOSEXUALITY, ON THE

MONTH OF RAMADAN, AND TO

TALK MORE ABOUT THAT,

WE'RE JOINED BY MY FRIEND,

TOM DOYLE, WHO IS AN

AUTHOR AND A MINISTER.

IT IS GREAT TO BE WITH

YOU.

IT IS AWESOME TO BE

WITH YOU, CHRIS.

THANK YOU.

Chris: YOU BRING A

GREAT PERSPECTIVE OF WHAT

IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW.

MANY PEOPLE ARE AFRAID OF

MUSLIMS.

YOU WORK IN THE MUSLIM

WORLD, AND WHAT IS

REDEMPTIVE ABOUT THIS

SITUATION RIGHT NOW?

I THINK THE ULTIMATE

SOLUTION, WE KNOW THIS AS

BELIEVERS, IS THAT THEY

COME TO FAITH IN CHRIST.

THAT'S THE ULTIMATE GAME

GAME-CHANGER FOR ALL

MUSLIMS.

OFTEN THESE THINGS HAPPEN,

SADLY, DURING RAMADAN, AND

MORE MUSLIMS ARE COMING TO

FAITH IN CHRIST TODAY THAN

EVER BEFORE.

Chris: AND HOW ARE

THEY COMING TO FAITH?

MANY OF THEM ARE BEING

SHAKEN BY DREAMS.

THEY WEREN'T SEEKING

JESUS.

THEY WERE CONTENT IN THEIR

RELIGION.

THEY HAVE A DREAM THAT IS

A WAKEUP CALL FOR THEM.

IT'S HIGH DEFINITION, AND

THEY CAN'T FORGET IT.

MANY OF THEM REMEMBER IT

THE REST OF THEIR LIFE,

AND THEN THEY WANT TO

CONSIDER JESUS.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

OR SOMEONE GIVES THEM A

BIBLE, AND THE POWER OF

THE GOSPEL JUST PIERCES

THEIR HEART.

OR A LOVING BELIEVER

REACHES OUT TO THEM AND

THEY SENSE LOVE THAT THEY

HAVE NEVER FELT BEFORE.

SO RAMADAN IS REALLY NOT A

TIME FOR US TO PULL BACK

FROM MUSLIMS.

IT IS A TIME FOR US TO

STEP IN.

Chris: AND YOU HAVE A

WAY TO STEP IN.

I HAVE HEARD ABOUT THIS

PRAYER INITIATIVE, AND IT

SOUNDS ALMOST HISTORIC.

IT ALL HAPPENED WHEN WE

WERE DOWN WITH THE GOOD

FOLKS AT CBN IN VIRGINIA

BEACH.

AND WE DID A Facebook

LIVE AND WE TALKED ABOUT

RAMADAN AND WHAT WAS

HAPPENING.

THIS WAS AN OPPORTUNITY

WHERE WE COULD BRING

MINISTRIES TOGETHER, AND

LET OUR FOLLOWERS KNOW WE

WERE GOING TO HAVE A

GLOBAL PRAYER FOR MUSLIMS

DURING RAMADAN.

SO WE TOOK THE LAST SEVEN

DAYS LEADING UP TO THAT

NIGHT OF POWER, NIGHT OF

DESTINY, AND IT IS GOING

TO START JUNE 25th, AND

IT WILL END JULY 2nd.

SO EVERY NIGHT AT

8:38:00 P.M., EASTERN

STANDARD TIME, THERE WILL

BE A SHORT Facebook,

LIVE, PRAYER TIME WHERE

SOMEONE WILL SHARE AN

INSPIRATIONAL STORY, A

PRAYER NEED FROM THE

MIDDLE EAST OR AROUND THE

WORLD FOR MUSLIMS, AND

PRAY WITH THE BELIEVERS ON

THE AIR.

AND WE HAVE SOME ALL

STARS, REALLY SOME ALL

STARS: VOICE OF THE

MARTYRS, THE CRESCENT

PROJECT, HEATHER MERCER,

GLOBAL HOPE, CBN'S "700

CLUB," E-3 PARTNERS --

CHRIS, IT COULD BE

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE PRAYING ON THOSE

NIGHTS FOR MUSLIMS TO HAVE

AN ENCOUNTER WITH JESUS.

Chris: SO HOW WOULD

PEOPLE GET INTO THAT

PRAYER CAST?

IF THEY'RE ON CBN'S

Facebook, THEY'RE GOING

TO GET AN ADVANCED NOTICE

THAT WE'RE GOING TO A LIVE

Facebook EVENT, AND

THEY'LL GET A LITTLE

WARNING, AND WE'LL BE

SENDING OUT E-MAILS AND

THINGS LIKE THAT, TO MAKE

SURE THAT EVERYBODY KNOWS

AT THIS SPECIFIC TIME, IF

WE CAN COME TOGETHER AND

HEAR AN INSPIRATIONAL

STORY ABOUT A MUSLIM WHO

HAS COME TO FAITH IN

CHRIST, AND THEN PRAY FOR

THEM.

Chris: FIRST OF ALL,

WHY 8:38, AND WHY SHOULD

PEOPLE BE PRAYING?

TO CORRESPOND WITH

ROMANS 8: 38 "SHALL BE

ABLE TO SEPARATE US FROM

THE LOVE OF GOD IN CHRIST

JESUS."

WE WANT BELIEVERS IN

CHINA, NORTH KOREA, IRAQ,

TO KNOW THAT THE BODY OF

CHRIST STANDS WITH THEM,

PRAYS FOR THEM, AND WE

WANT THEM TO BE

ENCOURAGED.

SO IF YOU'RE ON 8:38

Facebook AND SOMETHING

BREAKS IN SYRIA, YOU'LL

GET A NUDGE, AND YOU CAN

PRAY RIGHT THEN.

Chris: AND HOW CAN

PEOPLE BE PRAYING?

RIGHT NOW THEY CAN BE

PRAYING FOR BELIEVERS IN

SYRIA AND IRAQ.

WE'VE HEARD SOME TRAGIC

STORIES, BUT IN THE MIDST

OF THE DARKNESS -- YOU

KNOW, YOU'VE BEEN THERE --

PEOPLE ARE COMING TO FAITH

IN CHRIST.

AND MUSLIMS ARE BEING

REPELLED AT WHAT ISIS IS

DOING.

AND STRANGELY ENOUGH, THIS

HAS BECOME AN EVANGELISTIC

TOOL THAT THE LORD IS

USING, WHERE MUSLIMS ARE

SEEING HARD-LINE ISLAM

KILLING THEIR OWN PEOPLE.

AND MANY OF THEM ARE

OPENING UP TO THE

POSSIBILITY THEY MIGHT BE

IN THE WRONG FAITH, AND

THEN JESUS STEPS IN.

SO PRAY FOR MUSLIMS DURING

THIS TIME.

Chris: SEE HOW A

YOUNG SYRIAN REFUGEE GIRL

ESCAPED DEATH AND THEN

Chris: WELCOME BACK

TO "JERUSALEM DATELINE."

IN A SMALL APARTMENT

BUILDING IN SOUTHERN

LEBANON, REEM STARTED A

NEW LIFE AFTER HER

FAMILY'S HOUSE IN SYRIA

WAS DESTROYED.

WALKING THROUGH THE SMALL

BUILDING SHE NOW CALLS

HOME, REEM IS REMINDED OF

HER FORMER LIFE AND HOW

THE WAR CHANGED EVERYTHING

IN AN INSTANT.

Reporter: WALKING

THROUGH THE SMALL

APARTMENT SHE NOW CALLS

HOME, REEM IS REMINDED OF

HER FORMER LIFE IN SYRIA,

AND HOW THE WAR CHANGED

EVERYTHING IN AN INSTANT.

THE BOMBS STARTED.

ONE KILLED MY BEST FRIEND,

WHO WAS PLAYING IN A

FIELD.

THEN A BOMB HIT OUR HOUSE

AND WE RAN.

I WAS SO SCARED.

Reporter: THE FAMILY

FOUND A CAR AND MADE THEIR

WAY THROUGH THE CHECK

POINTS IN SOUTHERN

LEBANON, CLAIMING TO BE

WORKERS.

WHEN I MET HER MOTHER, SHE

EXPLAINED THEY LIVED IN

POVERTY, A SHARED

APARTMENT, EVER SINCE.

WE OFTEN HAVE TO DEPEND

ON OTHERS FOR HELP WITH

FOOD AND RENT.

BUT ONE OF THE HARDEST

THINGS IS SEEING REEM NOT

GET A GOOD EDUCATION.

I WOULD SEE HER STANDING

ON THE BALCONY, SADLY

WATCHING OTHER KIDS COME

HOME FROM SCHOOL.

SHE SAID HOW NICE IT WOULD

FEEL TO GO TO SCHOOL.

THAT MADE ME CRY.

FOR A LITTLE WHILE, I

WENT TO A PUBLIC SCHOOL

THAT TAUGHT REFUGEE

CHILDREN, BUT THE TEACHERS

WERE MEAN AND BEAT ME AND

OTHER REFUGEES, SO I

STOPPED GOING.

Reporter: THEN REEM

WAS INVITED TO GO TO THE

"HEART FOR LEBANON"

CENTER.

THEIR THEY STUDY ENGLISH,

ARABIC, AND MATH, AND

LEARN ABOUT THE LOVE OF

JESUS CHRIST.

I LOVE THIS SCHOOL SO

MUCH BECAUSE THE TEACHERS

TREAT US WELL AND REALLY

CARE ABOUT US.

MY FAVORITE THING IS

LEARNING ABOUT JESUS AND

HOW HE DIED ON THE CROSS

TO SAVE PEOPLE FROM THEIR

SINS.

ALL OF THE KIDS HERE

COME FROM MUSLIM FAMILIES.

THEIR PARENTS KNOW THIS IS

AN OPENLY CHRISTIAN

SCHOOL, AND THIS IS THE

BEST CHANCE THAT THEY HAVE

FOR GETTING A GOOD

EDUCATION.

I HAVE NO PROBLEM AT

ALL WITH REEM GOING TO A

CHRISTIAN SCHOOL.

ON THE CONTRARY, HE HAS

DEVELOPED A SENSE OF LOVE

AND FORGIVENESS.

AS A MOTHER, I AM SUPPOSED

TO TEACH MY CHILD THESE

THINGS.

BUT SHE WAS LEARNING THE

OPPOSITE BECAUSE OF THE

WAR IN SYRIA.

NOW SHE COMES TO ME AND

TELLS ME ABOUT GOOD

MANNERS AND A POSITIVE

ATTITUDE.

Reporter: AND THE

HOPE CENTER ALSO SHOWS

"SUPERBOOK" IN ARABIC, TO

HELP THE CHILDREN BETTER

UNDERSTAND THE BIBLE.

I REALLY ENJOY

"SUPERBOOK" BECAUSE I CAN

SEE THE STORIES OF JESUS.

I LIKE THAT JESUS IS

TEACHING US NOT TO LIE OR

HURT OTHERS, BUT TO

RESPECT LIFE AND FORGIVE

THOSE WHO DO HURT TO US.

MY FAVORITE PART IS

PRAYING TO JESUS AFTER A

"SUPERBOOK" EPISODE.

Reporter: REEM AND

HER MOTHER ALSO GET FOOD

FROM "HEART FOR LEBANON"

AND CBN.

SEEING REEM COMING HOME

EXCITED ABOUT SCHOOL AND

READY FOR A GOOD MEAL

REALLY MAKES ME HAPPY.

SHE HAS A CHANCE FOR A

GOOD FUTURE, WHICH IS VERY

RARE FOR GIRLS IN OUR

CULTURE.

I WANT TO THANK ALL OF THE

PEOPLE HELPING TO SUPPORT

US.

GOD BLESS YOU.

I WANT TO THINK THE

CHRISTIANS AND EVERYONE

WHO IS HELPING US WITH ALL

OF MY HEART.

I PRAY THAT PEOPLE WOULD

STOP DOING EVIL THINGS TO

ONE OTHER.

JESUS MEANS THE WORLD TO

ME.

Chris: REEM IS ONE

MORE STORY OF A CHANGING

MIDDLE EAST, WHERE THE

GOOD NEWS OF JESUS IS

SPREADING TO MUSLIMS.

> THAT'S IT FOR THIS

EDITION.

REMEMBER YOU CAN FOLLOW US

THROUGHOUT THE WEEK ON

Facebook, TWITTER, AND

INSTAGRAM.

I'M CHRIS MITCHELL.

WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME ON

"JERUSALEM DATELINE."

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