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Christian World News - May 26, 2017

On his first international trip President Trump visits Israel, where he stands – and prays – on holy ground. He also visited Saudi Arabia, where delivered a stern message to Muslims: cast out the extremists. And, new terror attacks in Asia ... Read Transcript


I WAS HUMBLED TO PLACE

MY HAND UPON THE WALL AND

TO PRAY IN THAT HOLY SPACE

FOR WISDOM FROM GOD.

George: THIS WEEK ON

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS," ON

HIS FIRST INTERNATIONAL

TRIP, PRESIDENT TRUMP

STANDS AND PRAYS ON HOLY

GROUND.

> AND...TACKLING

TERRORISM, THE PRESIDENT

ALSO VISITED SAUDI ARABIA,

WHERE HE CALLED ON THE

MUSLIM WORLD TO CAST OUT

EXTREMISTS.

> PLUS...NEW ATTACKS ON

CHRISTIANS IN ASIA.

NOW SOME FEAR THAT ISIS IS

EXPANDING ITS REACH.

> AND HELLO, EVERYONE.

WELCOME TO THIS WEEK'S

EDITION OF "CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS."

I'M GEORGE THOMAS.

WEN GIVWENDY GRIFFITH IS ON

ASSIGNMENT.

> DONALD TRUMP HAS MADE

HIS FIRST OVERSEAS TRIP OF

HIS PRESIDENCY, AND IT HAS

BEEN CALLED THE WORLD

RELIGION TOUR BECAUSE HE

VISITED RIYADH, JERUSALEM,

AND ROME.

HE BEGAN THE TRIP IN SAUDI

ARABIA, WHERE HE MADE AN

IMPORTANT SPEECH TO MUSLIM

LEADERS ABOUT TAKING ON

TERRORISM.

DAVID BRODY REPORTS FROM

RIYADH.

David: SWAYING TO

THE MUSIC AND FEELING

POSITIVE VIBES, THAT SUMS

UP THE PRESIDENTS RED

CARPET TRIP HERE TO SAUDI

ARABIA.

BUT IT WAS HIS MESSAGE TO

ARAB LEADERS ABOUT

TERRORISM THAT GRABBED THE

SPOTLIGHT.

President Trump: A

BETTER FUTURE IS ONLY

POSSIBLE IF YOUR NATIONS

DRIVE OUT THE TERRORISTS

AND DRIVE OUT THE

EXTREMISTS.

DRIVE THEM OUT.

DRIVE THEM OUT!

OF YOUR PLACES OF WORSHIP.

DRIVE THEM OUT OF YOUR

COMMUNITIES.

DRIVE THEM OUT OF YOUR

HOLY LAND.

AND DRIVE THEM OUT OF THIS

EARTH.

David: AND BY

DRIVING TERRORISTS OUT OF

THIS EARTH, TRUMP MADE

CLEAR WHERE THEY WOULD END

UP.

President Trump: IF

YOU CHOOSE THE PATH OF

TERROR, YOUR LIFE WILL BE

EMPTY.

YOUR LIFE WILL BE BRIEF.

AND YOUR SOUL WILL BE

FULLY CONDEMNED.

David: THERE IS A

REASON THAT PRESIDENT

TRUMP CAME HERE TO RIYADH,

SAUDI ARABIA, FIRST.

BECAUSE WHEN IT COMES TO

ISRAEL, WELL, THAT'S AN

UNBREAKABLE BOND.

IT HAS BEEN THAT WAY FOR

DECADES.

HERE IN SAUDI ARABIA, A

BIT OF A DIFFERENT STORY.

THE PRESIDENT WANTS TO

MAKE SURE THAT HE HAS

SAUDI ARABIA AND MANY

OTHER MUSLIM-MAJORITY

COUNTRIES ON BOARD WHEN IT

COMES TO FIGHTING ISIS.

THAT'S WHY THE PRESIDENT

DID NOT PUBLICLY CALL OUT

THE SAUDI ROYAL FAMILY ON

ITS POOR HUMAN RIGHTS

RECORDS.

THOSE POINTS WERE MADE IN

PRIVATE CONVERSATIONS.

THE FOCUS HERE REMAINS THE

FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM.

EVANGELICAL LEADER

FRANKLIN GRAHAM TOLD CBN

NEWS SAUDI ARABIA SHOULD

BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE

BECAUSE THEY BASICALLY

FUND TERRORISM BY

PREACHING THE DOCTRINE OF

WAHABIISM, A RADICAL VIEW

OF ISLAM.

WE DON'T NEED TO BE KIG

UP TKISSING UP TO THEM.

IT IS TIME WE HAD A

PRESIDENT THAT WILL STAND

UP TO SAD SAUDI ARABIA.

David: IT IS CLEAR

TERRORISM WON'T STOP WITH

THE FLICK OF A SWITCH, BUT

THE PRESIDENT HOPES THE

LAUNCH OF A GLOBAL

COUNTER-EXTREMISM CENTER

WILL HAVE AN IMPACT.

THEY WANT TO TAKE RADICAL

IDEOLOGY INTO CYBER-SPACE.

AND THE PRESIDENT GOT SIX

GULF COUNTRIES TO SIGN AN

AGREEMENT TO NOT SIGN

TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS.

THE SAUDI PRIME MINISTER

KNOWS TRANSFORMATION IS

NEEDED IN HIS REGION.

IF WE CAN CHANGE THE

CONVERSATION IN THE WEST

AND THE MIDWEST TO AN

EXTENDED PARTNERSHIP, WE

WOULD HAVE TRULY CHANGED

OUR WORLD AND WE WOULD

HAVE TRULY DROWNED THE

VOICES OF EXTREMISM.

David: SENIOR

ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS

TELL CBN NEWS THAT

ULTIMATELY THIS IS ALL

ABOUT MARCHING THE BALL

DOWN THE FIELD AGAINST

FIGHTING ISIS.

REMEMBER HERE, IT'S

IMPORTANT TO NOTE SAUDI

ARABIA IS A STRONG PLAYER

IN THE MIDDLE EAST, BUT SO

IS IRAN.

AND IRAN IS A COMMON ENEMY

OF BOTH SAUDI ARABIA AND

AMERICA.

SO A STRONGER SAUDI ARABIA

HERE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

HELPS AMERICAN INTERESTS,

AS DONALD TRUMP WOULD SAY,

BIG LEAGUE.

DAVID BRODY, CBN NEWS, IN

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA.

George: SO THE SECOND

AND MOST IMPORTANT STOP OF

THE PRESIDENT'S TOUR WAS

ISRAEL.

MR. TRUMP HAS TALKED ABOUT

TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH WHAT

SO MANY HAVE FAILED TO DO:

BRING A SUCCESSFUL PEACE

DEAL BETWEEN ISRAEL AND

ITS ENEMIES.

AGAIN, DAVID BRODY HAS

THAT STORY FROM JERUSALEM.

David: PEACE IN THE

MIDDLE EAST, HOW MANY

TIMES HAVE WE HEARD THAT

BEFORE?

BUT COULD THINGS BE

DIFFERENT NOW THAT

PRESIDENT TRUMP IS ON THE

SCENE?

THIS PEACE PROCESS HAS

NEVER SEEN ANYTHING QUITE

LIKE HIM.

BEFORE DONALD TRUMP BECAME

PRESIDENT, HE WAS KNOWN AS

ONE OF THE BEST

DEAL-MAKERS IN THE ENTIRE

WORLD.

NOW HE HAS COME TO ISRAEL

HOPING FOR WHAT HE CALLS

THE ULTIMATE DEAL: PEACE

BETWEEN THE ISRAELIS AND

THE PALESTINIANS.

IT IS NOT GOING TO BE AN

EASY TASK.

PLENTY OF STUMBLING BLOCKS

AHEAD, BUT ONE THING IS

FOR SURE: ALL ROADS LEAD

THROUGH JERUSALEM.

IT IS THE ULTIMATE

STUMBLING BLOCK IN ANY

TWO-STATE SOLUTION.

BOTH THE PALESTINIANS AND

ISRAELIS SEE THE HOLY CITY

AS THEIR CAPITAL.

OFFICIAL U.S. POLICY

CONSIDERS IT DISPUTED

TERRITORY, BUT AS A

CANDIDATE, TRUMP TOLD CBN

NEWS HE WAS RED TO MOVE

THE U.S. EMBASSY FROM TEL

AVIV TO JERUSALEM.

President Trump: I AM

FOR THAT 100%.

David: AS PRESIDENT,

HE DIALED THAT BACK IN OUR

INTERVIEW IN JANUARY.

President Trump:

THERE IS CERTAINLY A

CHANCE OF THAT.

WE'RE DOING VERY DETAILED

STUDIES ON THAT.

I HATE TO DO THAT, BECAUSE

THAT IS NOT USUALLY ME,

STUDIES.

USUALLY I DO WHAT IS

RIGHT.

BUT THIS HAS TWO SIDES TO

IT.

IT IS NOT EASY.

David: SO THIS TRIP

WITH NO EMBASSY

ANNOUNCEMENT DEFINITELY

DISAPPOINTED MANY ISRAELIS

AND EVANGELICAL SUPPORTERS

BACK IN THE UNITED STATES.

HE DID MAKE HISTORY,

THOUGH, BECOMING THE FIRST

SITTING PRESIDENT TO VISIT

THE WESTERN WALL.

SOME SEE THAT AS A

POSITIVE SIGNAL, ALTHOUGH

SOME IN THE TRUMP

ADMINISTRATION WON'T ADMIT

THE WALL IS PART OF

ISRAEL.

IT IS ALL PART OF A VERY

SENSITIVE PROCESS.

President Trump: IT'S

NOT EASY.

I'VE HEARD IT IS ONE OF

THE TOUGHEST DEALS OF ALL.

BUT I HAVE A FEELING THAT

WE'RE GOING TO GET THERE

EVENTUALLY.

I HOPE.

I DO LOOK FORWARD TO

OUR DISCUSSIONS WITH THE

PRESIDENT.

David: THE HOPE

COMES FROM AN UNLIKELY

CUSTOMER: IRAN.

THE ADMINISTRATION

BELIEVES ARAB NATIONS LIKE

SAUDI ARABIA WOULD BE

WILLING TO WORK MORE

CLOSELY WITH ISRAEL AND

STAND TOGETHER AGAINST THE

COMMON ENEMY, THUS

ADVANCING THE PEACE

PROCESS.

LIB FARRES HAS CONSULTING

THE PRESIDENT ON MIDEAST

PEACE.

HE WANTS TO ACHIEVE IT

AS SOMETHING BIG, THAT NO

PREVIOUS PRESIDENT HAS

BEEN ABLE TO RESOLVE.

BUT REALITIES ARE

REALITIES.

NOT JUST HERE IN THE

UNITED STATES, BUT IN THE

MIDDLE EAST.

David: THE PRESIDENT

KNOWS HE'LL HAVE HIS HANDS

FULL GETTING THE

PALESTINIANS TO THE

NEGOTIATING TABLE.

HIS MEETING IN BETHLEHEM

WITH PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY

PRESIDENT MAHMOUD ABBAS

WAS AN ATTEMPT TO BE WHAT

IS POSSIBLE.

THE PROBLEM IS NOT

BETWEEN US AND THE

JUDAISM.

IT IS BETWEEN US AND

OCCUPATION.

David: FOR HIS PART,

PRESIDENT TRUMP IS KEEPING

HIS CARDS CLOSE TO THE

VEST.

HE HASN'T SIGNALLED YET

WHAT THAT PEACE PROCESS

PLAN WILL BE LIKE,

EXACTLY.

AND THAT IS DONE

INTENTIONALLY.

IT IS PART OF HIS

DEAL-MAKING D.N.A.

THE QUESTION THEN BECOMES:

WILL HIS DEAL-MAKING AND

HIS BIG PERSONALITY BE

ENOUGH TO PUSH THIS

PROCESS OVER THE FINISH

LINE?

DAVID BRODY, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

George: JOINING US IS

MIDDLE EAST EXPERT AND

AUTHOR JOEL C. ROSENBERG.

GOOD TO HAVE YOU BACK ON

THE SHOW.

THANK YOU.

George: HOW

SIGNIFICANT WAS THE

PRESIDENT'S SPEECH ON

ISLAM THAT HE GAVE IN

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA?

THAT WAS AN ASTOUNDING

SPEECH.

I THINK HE WAS COMMENDABLY

SUCCESSFUL.

IT IS NOT THAT HE SAID

THINGS HE HASN'T SAID

BEFORE, BUT HE SAID THEM

IN SAUDI ARABIA.

HE WAS VERY CLEAR ABOUT

THE DIFFERENT BETWEEN THE

VAST MAJORITIES AND

ISLAMIC RADICALS.

BUT HE USED THAT TERM,

ISLAMIST RADICALISM, AND

ISLAMIC EXTREMISM, AND HE

SAID IT IN SAUDI ARABIA,

AND NOT ONLY TO THE SAUDIS

THEMSELVES, BUT LEADERS OF

50 MUSLIM COUNTRIES.

HERE IS THE BOTTOM LINE:

YOU HAVE A STRATEGIC

REALIGNMENT GOING ON THAT

IS HISTORIC.

THAT IS THE SUNNI ARABS

AND ISRAEL WANT TO WORK

WITH THE UNITED STATES

AGAINST TWO COMMON AND

EXTENTIAL ENEMIES: IRAN

AND THE ISLAMIC STATE.

AND PRESIDENT TRUMP WENT

IN AND SAID, THAT'S WHAT I

WANT TO WORK WITH YOU ON.

George: I HE WAS THE

FIRST SITTING U.S.

PRESIDENT TO VISIT THE

WESTERN WALL AND THE FIRST

PRESIDENT, BY THE WAY, TO

VISIT A CHRISTIAN SITE

BEFORE A JEWISH HOLY SITE.

HOW SIGNIFICANT, JOEL,

WERE THESE STEPS?

THE PRESIDENTS TRI PRESIDENT'S TRIP TO

ISRAEL WAS REALLY

FANTASTIC.

I WOULD ARGUE THAT

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S TRIP TO

ISRAEL WAS THE MOST

SUCCESSFUL STATE VISIT OF

ANY AMERICAN LEADER IN

DECADES.

WHY?

IN PART BECAUSE OF HOW

STRANGE RELATIONS WERE

OVER THE LAST EIGHT YEARS.

JUST THE CONTRAST OF AN

AMERICAN PRESIDENT COMING

AND SAYING, WE'RE YOUR

FRIEND.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO IMPOSE

A PEACE PROCESS UPON YOU.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO

CRITICIZE YOU FOR

SETTLEMENTS.

YOU KNOW, JUST THE WARMTH,

THE CHEMISTRY, THE

STRATEGIC RESET OF THE

ALLIANCE -- ALL OF THOSE

THINGS WERE IMPORTANT.

IT WAS A VERY METICULOUSLY

PLANNED TRIP TO THE MIDDLE

EAST.

WELL-EXECUTED.

THE PRESIDENT STAYED ON

MESSAGE.

AND THAT MESSAGE WAS

EXACTLY THE ONES THAT

ISRAEL AND THE SUNNI ARABS

WANT: AMERICA IS BACK.

WE'RE YOUR ALLIES.

IRAN AND ISIS ARE THE

PROBLEMS.

HOW CAN WE WORK TOGETHER?

George: EVANGELICAL

RESPONSE TO HIS VISIT TO

ISRAEL HAS BEEN

OVERWHELMING SUPPORTIVE.

WHY IS THAT?

WELL, LOOK, EVANGELICAL

CHRISTIANS WANT TO SEE THE

PRESIDENT SUPPORTING

ISRAEL.

AND BEING SUPPORTIVE OF

TAKING A STAND AGAINST

RADICAL ISLAMIC EXTREMISM.

IF THERE IS A

DISAPPOINTMENT, IT COULD

BE THAT THE PRESIDENT SAID

NOTHING ABOUT HIS PROMISE

TO MOVE THE AMERICAN

EMBASSY FROM TEL AVIV TO

JERUSALEM.

THAT'S SOMETHING HE HAD

PROMISED TO DO.

AND THAT'S SOMETHING THAT

IS NOT SO CLEAR THAT HE IS

GOING TO FOLLOW THROUGH

ON.

HE HASN'T SAID

SPECIFICALLY THAT HE

WON'T.

BUT HE DIDN'T EVEN BRING

IT UP, EVEN THOUGH HE WAS

THERE RIGHT ON THE EVE OF

THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF

THE REUNIFICATION OF

JERUSALEM.

HOWEVER, THIS IS NOT

SOMETHING THAT IS

BOTHERING ISRAELIS RIGHT

NOW.

AND IN THE END, I DON'T

THINK IT WILL BOTHER

EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS

BECAUSE (A) THE PRESIDENT

IS DOING SO MUCH ON OUR

ISSUES AND (B) THE EMBASSY

IS A CONTROVERSIAL ISSUE

IN THE REGION, AND THE

PRESIDENT WAS AVOIDING

CONTROVERSY AND WORKING ON

STRENGTHENING ON THE

THINGS WE COMMONLY AGREE

ON.

SO OVER ALL IT WAS A BIG

HOMERUN.

AGAIN, THE MOST SUCCESSFUL

VISIT BY AN AMERICAN

PRESIDENT TO THE

EPICENTER, TO ISRAEL AND

THE ARAB WORLD, CERTAINLY

IN MY LIFETIME.

AND I'M DEEPLY ENCOURAGED.

I THINK MANY EVANGELICAL

CHRISTIANS WOULD BE AND

SHOULD BE.

George: OKAY,

TERRIFIC.

JOEL, AS ALWAYS, SIR,

THANK YOU FOR COMING ON

THE SHOW AND FOR YOUR

INSIGHTS.

THANK YOU, GEORGE.

George: PRESIDENT

TRUMP VISITED HIS WORLD

RELIGION TRIP IN ROME, AND

PRESENTED THE PONTIFF WITH

A BOOK FROM CIVIL RIGHTS

LEADER MARTIN LUTHE MARTIN LUTHER KING,

JR.

THE TWO LEADERS WHO HAD

DISAGREEMENTS OVER ISSUES

LIKE IMMIGRATION THEN HAD

A PRIVATE MEETING.

> UP NEXT, CHRISTIANS

KILLED AND KIDNAPPED AS

MILITANT MUSLIMS LAUNCH AN

ATTACK IN THE SOUTHERN

PHILIPPINES.

OFFICIALS THERE ARE

WORRIED THAT ISIS IS

EXPANDING ITS REACH.

George: AND WELCOME

BACK TO THE BROADCAST.

IN EGYPT, THE REPORTS ARE

BETWEEN 10 TO 12 GUNMEN

FIRED ON TWO BUSES WITH

COPTIC CHRISTIANS

SOUTHWEST OF CAIRO.

THE EGYPTIAN STATE TV SAYS

AT LEAST 28 PEOPLE WERE

KILLED, AND 25 WOUNDED IN

THE ATTACK.

THE BUSES WERE TRAVELLING

ON THE ROAD TO THE SAINT

SAMUEL MONASTERY.

ISIS HAS CARRIED OUT

SEVERAL ATTACKS AGAINST

EGYPT'S CHRISTIANS IN

RECENT MONTHS.

> OFFICIALS IN THE

PHILIPPINES SAY FOREIGN

FIGHTERS LINKED TO ISIS

ARE AMONG THE MILITANTS

TRYING TO TAKE CONTROL OF

A SOUTHERN CITY.

THE ISLAND OF MINDANAO HAS

LONG BE A BASE FOR

HOME-GROWN ISLAMIC

RADICALS IN AREA.

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN

MINDANAO IS NO LONGER A

REBELLION OF FILIPINO

CITIZENS.

IT HAS TRANSFORMED INTO

INVASION BY FOREIGN

TERRORISTS, WHO HEED THE

CLARION CALL OF ISIS TO GO

TO THE PHILIPPINES IF THEY

FIND DIFFICULTY IN GOING

TO IRAQ OR SYRIA.

George: THE FIGHTING

IN THE PHILIPPINES, PLUS

THE BOMBING IN INDONESIA

HAS SECURITY OFFICIALS IN

ASIA ON EDGE.

LUCILLE TALUSAN HAS MORE

ON THESE RECENT EVENTS

FROM JAKARTA.

Reporter: IN THE CITY

IN THE SOUTHERN

PHILIPPINES, MORE THAN 60

PEOPLE ARE DEAD AS CLASHES

CONTINUE BETWEEN LAW

ENFORCES AND THE GROUP

FROM THE DREAD ABU SAYYAF.

HUNDREDS OF RESIDENTS HAVE

FLED IN FEAR AS THEY

BURNED SCHOOLS, CHURCHES,

HOUSES, AND A CITY JAIL.

AT A MAUTA CHECK-POINT,

NINE CHRISTIANS WERE

FORCED OUT OF THEIR TRUCK,

HOG TIED AND SHOT.

A PRIEST WAS ALSO TAKEN

HOSTAGE BY THE TERRORISTS.

I WANT TO CALL FOR ALL

TO PRAY.

ST. MARY'S CHURCH WERE

BURNED.

HOSTAGES WERE TAKEN.

ONE OF THEM IS FA FATHER

CHITO.

WE DON'T KNOW WHAT HIS

STATE IS GOING TO BE.

Reporter: THE WHOLE

ISLAND OF MINDANAO IS NOW

UNDER MARTIAL LAW.

AND THREE POLICE OFFICERS

IN INDONESIA WERE KILLED

AND 10 INJURED IN A

SUICIDE BOMB ATTACK IN

EAST JAKARTA.

HUMAN BODY PARTS AND

BROKEN GLASS WERE

SCATTERED ON THE ROAD,

CAUSING PANIC AND FEAR

AMONG RESIDENTS AND

COMMUTERS.

THIS IS THE BUS TERMINAL

WHERE THE TWO BOMBS

EXPLODED, AND AUTHORITIES

ARE SAYING THAT THE ATTACK

WAS CARRIED OUT BY

TERRORISTS LINKED TO THE

ISIS NETWORK AS PART OF

THEIR GLOBAL PLAN.

IT HAS BEEN DONE ALREADY

IN BRITAIN AND THEN IN THE

PHILIPPINES, AND NOW HERE

IN INDONESIA.

RELATIVES MOURN THE DEATH

OF THE POLICE OFFICERS.

INDONESIA PRESIDENT AHOK

HAS OFFERED AN

INVESTIGATION OF THE

ATTACK, AND ASKED

RESIDENTS TO REMAIN CALM

AND UNITED AGAINST

TERRORISM.

WHAT IS ALARM IS THAT

BEFORE THE BLAST, CHILDREN

WHO IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES

TO BE PART OF A MUSLIM

RADICAL GROUP, WERE

PARADING THE STREETS

YELLING, KILL AHOK.

HE WAS JAILED FOR

BLASPHEMY AGAINST THE

QURAN.

AUTHORITIES ARE STILL

INVESTIGATING IF THE

PARADE WAS CONNECTED TO

THE BOMBING.

IN THE MIDST OF THE

CONFLICTS AND THE PROBLEMS

THAT INDONESIA IS

CURRENTING FACING.

CBN INDONESIA COUNTRY

MANAGER MARK McCLENDON

REMAINS HOPEFUL.

THERE ARE TIMES THAT IT

SEEMS THAT DARKNESS IS

WINNING AND THINGS ARE

GOING TO GET BAD, BUT GOD

IS ABLE TO REDEEM THAT.

AND THE CHURCH IN

INDONESIA IS A PRAYING

CHURCH.

AND I BELIEVE THAT GOD

WILL HEAR THE PRAYER OF

THE CHURCH AND WILL REDEEM

THE SITUATION.

WE'LL SEE INDONESIA COME

THROUGH THIS.

I REALLY BELIEVE THAT.

Reporter: LUCILLE

TALUSAN, CBN NEWS,

JAKARTA.

George: THANKS,

LUCILLE.

VIOLENCE AGAINST RELIGIOUS

MINORITIES AROUND THE

WORLD IS GROWING

INCREASINGLY WORSE.

SO MUCH SO THAT THE U.S.

CONGRESS IS LOOKING INTO

WAYS TO HELP THEM.

PAUL STRAND BRINGS US THAT

STORY FROM CAPITOL HILL.

Reporter: THE

CRACKDOWN AGAINST

RELIGIOUS BELIEVERS IS

SOARING.

CONGRESSMAN RANDY HULKAM

SAYS NEARLY 40% OF

COUNTRIES COVERING MOST OF

THE WORLD'S POPULATION NOW

HAVE HIGH OR VERY HIGH

LEVELS OF RESTRICTIONS ON

FAITH.

THIS INCLUDES TOP-DOWN

GOVERNMENT PR REPRESSION FROM

INDIVIDUAL AND GROUPS.

Reporter: CAN

PEACEFUL SUPPORTERS OF

GROUPS ACTUALLY DO

SOMETHING?

THIS IS AN IDIOLOGICAL

STRUGGLE, A BATTLE OF

IDEAS.

THAT MEANS WE HAVE TO

PROMOTE GOOD IDEAS IN THE

FACE OF BAD IDEAS.

>

Reporter: ROBERT

GEORGE OUTLINED PART OF

THE PROBLEM.

ISIS AND LIKE-MINDED

TERRORIST GROUPS ARE

SELLING THEIR IDEOLOGY TO

YOUNG PEOPLE AROUND THE

WORLD.

YOUNG MUSLIMS, CONVERTS TO

ISLAM, THEY'RE WINNING

CONVERTS TO ISLAM AND TO

THEIR PARTICULAR EXTREME

RADICAL VIOLENT FORM OF IT

AND WE NEED TO FIGHT BACK.

Reporter: THE U.S.

NEEDS TO INSIST TO ALL

NATIONS THAT ALL PEOPLE'S

RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS MUST BE

PROTECTED IF ANYONE WANTS

TO BE TRULY FREE.

MY RIGHT TO PRACTICE MY

RELIGION IS ONLY AS SAFE

AS MY MUSLIM BROTHERS, MY

JEWISH SISTERS, MY HINDU

FATHERS, MY BUDDHIST

MOTHER, MY ATHEIST AUNT.

IN ORDER FOR ME TO ENJOY

FREEDOM OF RELIGION,

EVERYONE ELSE MUST ENJOY

IT AS WELL.

THAT'S THE ONLY WAY IT

WORKS.

Reporter: BUT GEORGE

TOLD CBN NEWS IT IS RARE

FOR WESTERN NATIONS TO

STAND UP AND PUSH SOME

PRINCIPLES.

TOO OFTEN IN THE WEST,

WE GIVE NOTHING AS AN

ALTERNATIVE.

WE DON'T DEFEND OUR

CHRISTIAN BELIEFS.

WE DON'T DEFEND OUR JEWISH

BELIEFS.

WE DON'T DEFEND RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM, THE FREEDOM OF

SPEECH AND ASSEMBLY.

Reporter: THEY PUSHED

FOR AMERICA TO DO MORE.

MORE TEACHING, MORE

PREACHING, LOBBYING, AND

PRESSURING.

PROMOTING LAWS AND

SOCIAL NORMS THAT BOLSTER

FREEDOM OF RELIEF.

IF WE DON'T WIN THIS

BATTLE IN THE REALM OF

IDEAS, WE'LL HAVE A HECK

OF A TIME WINNING IT ON

THE BATTLE FIELD.

ONE THING FOR SURE, THE

STRUGGLE AGAINST RELIGION

IS ONLY GETTING WORSE BY

THE YEAR.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS,

CAPITOL HILL.

George: WHEN WE COME

BACK, THE CHURCH RESPONDS

TO THE ATROCITY IN

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND.

George: AND WELCOME

BACK TO THE BROADCAST.

THE PEOPLE IN MANCHESTER,

ENGLAND, ARE GRIEVING THE

LOSS OF 22 PEOPLE IN A

HORRIFIC TERROR ATTACK

THIS WEEK.

THE TERRORISTS DETONATED A

BOMB AS FANS, MOST OF THEM

YOUNG GIRLS, WERE LEAVING

A CONCERT AT THE BRITISH

ARENA.

THE KILLER WAS BRITISH

BORN BUT OF LIBYAN

DESCENT.

THE POLICE HAVE ARRESTED

HIS FATHER AND TWO

BROTHERS AND OTHER

SUSPECTS IN MANCHESTER.

THE ISLAMIC STATE HAS

CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY FOR

THE ATTACK.

MEANWHILE, THE PEOPLE OF

MANCHESTER SHOWED THEIR

LOVE AND SUPPORT FOR THE

VIVICTIMS.

THOUSANDS CAME TO GRIEVE,

PRAY, AND MOURN THE LOSS

AT A PRAYER VIGIL.

MANCHESTER IS KNOWN AS A

VIBVIBRANT CHRISTIAN

COMMUNITY.

IN TERMS OF WHAT THE

CHURCH IN MANCHESTER IS

GOING TO DO, WE'RE GOING

TO TELL PEOPLE THAT JESUS

CHRIST IS THE WAY, THE

TRUTH, AND THE LIFE.

THERE IS LOVE IN HEAVEN

WITH EVERYBODY'S NAME ON

IT, FOR EVERY PERSON IN

THIS CITY.

IN THE PSALMS, IT SAYS THE

LORD IS CLOSE TO THE

BROKENHEARTED.

AND WE'RE GOING TO KEEP

ON, IN JESUS' NAME, TRYING

TO BE CLOSE AND AVAILABLE

TO HELP, TO DO THE GOOD

SAMARITAN THING.

JESUS TOLD US TO GO TO

THOSE IN NEED AND TO BE

ABLE TO HELP AS BEST WE

CAN.

AND IF WE CANNOT HELP,

STAY OUT OF THE WAY AND

PRAY.

George: A GOOD WORD.

> THE BILLY GRAHAM

EVANGELISTIC ASSOCIATION

IS ALSO RESPONDING TO THE

TRAGEDY, SENDING CHAPLAINS

FROM ITS RAPID RESPONSE

TEAM TO MINISTER TO THE

PEOPLE OF MANCHESTER.

> TO LEARN MORE ABOUT

LIATHEIR EFFORTS AT THE

CHURCH'S RESPONSE TO THE

MANCHESTER BOMBINGS AT OUR

WEBSITE, cbnnews.com.

WE'LL BE BACK RIGHT AFTER

THISCH

George: AND FINALLY

ON THE BROADCAST THIS

WEEK, U.S. PRESIDENT TRUMP

DOESN'T HAVE A REPUTATION

AS A DEVOTELY RELIGIOUS

MAN, AND YET ON HIS TRIP

TO JERUSALEM, HE TALKED

MOVINGLY ABOUT MAN'S NEED

FOR GOD AND HIS OWN

PRAYERS.

TAKE A LOOK.

President Trump: I

VISITED THE WESTERN WALL

AND MAR MARVELLED AT THE

MONUMENT TO GOD'S PRESENCE

AND MAN'S PERSEVERANCE.

I WAS HUMBLED TO PLACE MY

HAND UPON THE WALL AND TO

PRAY, IN THAT HOLY SPACE,

FOR WISDOM FROM GOD.

THIS CITY, LIKE NO OTHER

PLACE IN THE WORLD,

REVEALS THE LONGING OF

HUMAN HEARTS TO KNOW AND

TO WORSHIP GOD.

WE SEE THAT GOD'S PROMISE

OF HEALING HAS BROUGHT

GOODNESS TO SO MANY LIVES.

I ASK THIS LAND OF PROMISE

TO JOIN ME TO FIGHT OUR

COMMON ENEMIES, TO PURSUE

OUR SHARED VALUES, AND TO

PROTECT THE DIGNITY OF

EVERY CHILD OF GOD.

George: ON THAT NOTE,

THAT IS IT FOR THIS WEEK'S

EDITION OF "CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS."

I HOPE YOU'VE BEEN

ENCOURAGED BY OUR STORIES

FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

FROM ALL OF US HERE, UNTIL

NEXT WEEK, GOOD-BYE.

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