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Christian World News: May 10, 2013

This week on Christian World News: The so-called “Arab Spring" was supposed to launch a new era of freedom across the Middle East, but it's done just the opposite. Find why Christians are fearing for their lives. A shocking twist to sex ... Read Transcript


THIS WEEK ON "CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS" SO CALLED ARAB

SPRING WAS SUPPOSED TO LAUNCH

FREEDOM ACROSS THE MIDDLE EAST,

IT HAS DONE THE OPPOSITE.

WHY CHRISTIANS ARE FEARING FOR

THEIR LIVES.

WHY DOES THE U.N. WANTS TO

MAKE IT EASIER FOR PREDATORS TO

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF CHILDREN?

AND PROBLEMS WITH GYPSIES.

HOW TO HELP THE MILLIONS WHO

LIVE IN POVERTY THROUGHOUT

EUROPE.

OUR REPORT ON THE GROUPS GIVING

THEM HOPE.

HELLO EVERYONE WELCOME TO THIS

WEEK'S EDITION OF "CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS" I AM GEORGE THOMAS.

AND I AM WENDY GRIFFITH.

THERE IS A WAR AGAINST

CHRISTIANS GOING ON BUT YOU

DON'T HEAR MUCH ABOUT IT IN THE

MEDIA.

IT IS HAPPENING PRIMARILY IN

ISLAMIC COUNTRIES.

GARY LANE SPOKE TO AUTHOR

RAMEDE.

FIRST A LOOK AT THE DISTURBING

TREND.

REPORTER: IT IS LIKE A DRUM

BEAT, PERPETUAL ACTS OF VIOLENCE

AGAINST THOSE BELONGING TO THE

CHRISTIAN FAITH.

AN UNPRECEDENTED ASSAULT ON A

CHURCH DURING A FUNERAL SERVICE.

PERSECUTION IS A WAY OF LIFE FOR

EGYPTIAN CHRISTIANS.

TENS OF THOUSANDS FLED THE

COUNTRY SINCE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD

ROSE TO POWER.

THIS POPE SAID THE EGYPTIAN

CHURCH WILL PERSEVERE.

THROUGH THE BLOOD, THE CHURCH

WILL BE ALIVE, STRONG.

WILL BE EFFECTIVE.

IN THEIR SOCIETY.

REPORTER: IN PAKISTAN, LAST

MARCH AN ANGRY MUSLIM MOB FORCED

FAMILIES FROM THEIR HOMES AFTER

A CHRISTIAN ACCUSED BLASPHEMY.

AND BIBI IS STILL IN PRISON.

WHEN MUSLIM COWORKERS CRITICIZED

HER FAITH, SHE SAID CHRIST IS

THE TRUE PROPHET OF GOD, NOT

MOHAMMED.

SHE HAS BEEN IN PRISON NEARLY

FOUR YEARS.

IN IRAN, HOUSE CHURCH PASTOR

SAEED ABEDINI IS SUFFERING

BLEEDING FROM IRAN'S EVIN

PRISON.

MY FLESH WANTS TO SAY HE

WON'T SURVIVE THAT PRISON.

IN IRAN, THEIR DRIVE IS TO

MOVE ALL CHRISTIANS OUT OF THE

COUNTRY.

TODAY LESS THAN HALF A MILLION

CHRISTIANS REMAIN.

THEY HAD LETTERS WARNING THEM

TO LEAVE.

THEY WERE GIVEN A CHOICE, PAY

THE DUES OR CONVERT TO ISLAM OR

KILL YOU

REPORTER: IN THE NEW BOOK,

"CRUCIFIED AGAIN"

THE AUTHOR SUGGESTS THE WORLD

FACES A GROWING HUMAN RIGHTS

CRISIS.

CHRISTIANS ARE THE PRIMARY

VICTIMS.

REPORTER: RAYMOND, YOU HAVE

CALLED THIS A HUMANITARIAN

CRISIS, WHY?

ALL AROUND THE ISLAMIC WORLD

FROM MOROCCO IN THE WEST,

INDONESIA IN THE EAST,

CHRISTIANS ARE BEING PERSECUTED

BECAUSE THEY ARE CHRISTIANS.

IT IS A HUMANE TARIAN CRISIS, NO

LIGHT HAS BEEN SHED ON IT

APPARENTLY CHRISTIANS ARE NOT

POPULAR ENOUGH TO TALK ABOUT

THEM.

WHEN THEY GO TO CHURCH TO PRAY

AND ALREADY POLITICALLY

OSTRACIZED AND GET BOMBED, THE

CONCLUSION THERE IS PURE

RELIGIOUS HOSTILITY FOR A

NON-MUSLIM.

IT IS DIFFICULT FOR THE MAIN

STREAM MEDIA TO RATIONALIZE IT.

MUSLIMS ARE ATTACKED IN ISRAEL,

THAT IS BECAUSE THEY ARE

FRUSTRATED, ANGRY, MUSLIM

ATTACKS WEST ARE ANGRY,

UNDERDOGS.

THEY ARE THE MAJORITY AND THEIR

MINORITIES ARE BEING ATTACKED IN

WAY WORSE WAYS FROM HUMANITARIAN

VIEW THAN MUSLIMS ARE BY

AMERICANS.

REPORTER: WHAT ROLE DOES

ISLAMIC TEACHING PLAY?

IN THE BOOK FOR INSTANCE,

WHAT I DISCUSS ABOUT WHAT IS

HAPPENING TO CHRISTIANS, I DON'T

JUST DISCUSS THE PATTERNS.

FOR EXAMPLE, I'LL TALK ABOUT

CHURCHES BEING ATTACKED AND

BOMBED AND EXECUTED.

CHRISTIANS SAYING WRONG WORD

ABOUT ISLAM.

IF YOU GO BACK AND LOOK AT THE

HISTORIC

HISTORICAL, SAME EXACT

TEACHINGS.

THE CONTINUITY IS UNDENIABLE.

WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW IS A

MIRROR REFLECTION OF WHAT

HAPPENED YESTERDAY THEREFORE THE

AUTHENTIC TEACHINGS OF ISLAM.

WHY DID IT COME TO AN END?

IN THE WEST, OUR CULTURE TOOK

A NOSE DIVE IN THE 60S.

NO COINCIDENCE ISLAMIC

FUNDAMENTALISM COMES ON THE

HEELS OF THE LIBERAL TAKE OVER

OF AMERICAN MAIN STREAM CULTURE.

WHEN AMERICA BECAME LIBERAL AND

APOLOGETIC FOR ITSELF AND

MULTICULTURAL AND OWN HERITAGE

AS A SOURCE OF ALL ILLS, THAT

CREAT

CREATED AN INSURGENCE OF ISLAM.

REPORTER: THIS IS SO INTENSE,

U.S. COMMISSION ON INTERNATIONAL

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM WARNED THERE

IS AN UNPRECEDENTED EXODUS FROM

CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE EAST,

IF IT CONTINUES IN AFGHANISTAN

AND EGYPT, NO CHRISTIANS THERE.

HOW CAN WE REVERSE THAT?

FIRST WAY IS KNOWLEDGE.

MOST AMERICANS, BECAUSE OF THE

MAIN STREAM MEDIA'S

UNDERMINEINGS ARE IGNORANT.

FIRST IS TO GET PEOPLE TO KNOW

AND IF THEY CARE THEY WILL REACH

OUT TO THEIR REPRESENTATIVES AND

ALSO A LOT OF HUMAN RIGHTS

ORGANIZATIONS THAT FOCUS ON

THIS.

WE NEED TO GET PEOPLE ON BOARD

BY EXPLAINING THEIR NARRATIVE

REPORTER: THANK YOU FOR

JOINING US TODAY, RAYMOND.

NEW .

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME

TODAY.

YOU CAN SEE THE REST OF

GARY'S BLOG ON CBNNEWS.COM.

TANZANIA POLICE HAVE ARRESTED

SIX PEOPLE AFTER A BOMB WAS

TOSSED INTO ST. JOSEPH'S

CATHOLIC CHURCH THIS PASSED

SUNDAY.

MILITANT ISLAMISTS HAVE ATTACKED

30 TANZANIAN CHURCHES IN THE

PAST TWO YEARS.

TERRORIST MURDERED A PENTECOSTAL

PASTOR AND CATHOLIC PRIEST LAST

FEBRUARY.

SAEED ABEDINI HAS BEEN

RELEASED FROM SOLITARY

CONFINEMENT.

HE SPENT MORE THAN A WEEK IN

WHAT IS DESCRIBED AS A SMALL

BLACK HOLE.

THAT INCLUDED TIME IN HIS 33RD

BIRTHDAY.

HIS WIFE IS CALLING ON PRESIDENT

OBAMA TO SPEAK OUT FOR HER

HUSBAND.

NEGHMEH ABEDINI HAS BEEN QUICK

TO CALL OUT SUPPORT FOR GAY

BASKETBALL BALL JASON COLLINS

BUT IGNORED HER HUSBAND'S

PLIGHT.

JOHN KERRY AND JAY CARNEY HAVE

CALLED ON IRAN TO RELEASE THE

PASTOR.

NEGHMEH SAYS IT WILL HAVE MORE

FORCE COMING FROM THE PRESIDENT.

UP NEXT, INSIDE A ROMANIAN

GYPSY VILLAGE, POVERTY IS RAMPED

BUT HOW ONE GROUP IS REACHING

OUT FOR HOPE.

PA

PASS...

WELL, FOR MUCH OF THE 20TH

CENTURY, ROMANIA SUFFERED UNDER

THE HARSH RULE OF A DICTATOR.

ONE SEGMENT OF THE

POPULATION, HOWEVER, LIBERTY AND

PROSPERITY REMAIN JUST A DREAM.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM SHOWS US,

COUNTRIES GYPSIES ARE

EXPERIENCING A WEALTH MONEY

CAN'T BUY.

RODIA IS EIGHT MILES FROM THE

BORDER WITH HUNGARY.

CITY STREETS ARE AS BUSY AS ANY

EUROPEAN CITY AT RUSH HOUR.

YOU WOULD EXPECT THEM TO BE

MOVING FORWARD.

A LESSON LEARNED FOR KEVIN

ROY AFTER YEARS OF MISSION WORK.

SO MANY OF THE GYPSY

COMMUNITIES HAVEN'T MOVED

FORWARD.

IN GYPSY VILLAGE OF SOART,

THEY HAVE SPENT GENERATIONS AWAY

FROM SOCIETY.

THEY WOULD FOLLOW IMMEDIATE

NEEDS, BUT THEN BE UNABLE TO SEE

THE PROSPECTIVE.

THIS IS THE POOREST IN THE

AREA.

HOMES BEHIND ME ARE MADE OF MUD

BRICK.

NOT STURDY.

THIS IS AN AREA WHERE CHILDREN

DON'T HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GO

TO SCHOOL.

THAT CAN MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO

DREAM.

DREAMS OF A BETTER LIFE ARE EVEN

MORE DIFFICULT FOR THE ADULTS

LIKE ROBERT WHO SAYS IT IS TOO

LATE TO THINK ABOUT AN

EDUCATION.

THE ONLY WAY I CAN MAKE MONEY IS

TO BE THERE WHEN PEOPLE NEED US

TO HAVE THEM TAKING --.

HOPE CAN BE HARD TO FIND IN

THIS GYPSY VILLAGE.

SOMETIMES THERE MIGHT BE

VIOLENCE NOT TO ME, NOT TO US,

BUT EACH OTHER.

PREJUDICE PLAYS A MAJOR PART,

THEY ARE JUST TRAPPED.

WHATEVER WE TRAPPED BY IN TODAY,

TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL CAN RELEASE

US.

KEVIN AND HIS TEAM SEE THE

REALITY OF THAT TRUTH A FEW

MILES AWAY IN THE GYPSY VILLAGE

ONCE KNOWN FOR CRIME AND

VIOLENCE.

I WAS VERY ANGRY WHEN I

WASN'T A CHRISTIAN.

THIS IS HOME TO FORTY

FAMILIES, ROUGHLY 500 PEOPLE.

IT HAS SEEN A LOT OF CHANGES

SINCE YEAR OF 2000.

THAT IS THE YEAR KEVIN MET A

YOUNG GYPSY.

THIS LITTLE BOY WAS HUNGRY.

WE LEARNED ABOUT HIS COMMUNITY,

HIS FAMILY.

HE TOOK US BACK TO MEET HIS MOM

AND DAD AND EIGHT BROTHERS AND

SISTERS.

WE WERE SHOCKED TO SEE HIM AT

THE DOOR.

I WAS WITH ONE OF MY KIDS IN MY

ARMS.

I ASKED MY CHILD WHO ARE THESE

PEOPLE.

HE IS LIKE THEY ARE MY FRIENDS.

THAT LITTLE BOY HAS CHILDREN

OF HIS OWN.

IN THE LAST 10 YEARS THAT

FRIENDSHIP PRODUCED RUNNING

WATER FOR THE VILLAGE,

NEIGHBORHOOD STORE, SCHOOL, EVEN

A CHURCH WHERE GYPSIES HAVE COME

TO CHRIST.

FOR SURE GOD'S PEOPLE WOULD

BE LOOKING TO HAVE GYPSY

COMMUNITIES.

PART OF A GROWING GYPSY

REVIVAL DOCUMENTED BY TUTER

FRATON IN THE ALPHA OMEGA

NETWORK.

GOD DECIDED TO WORK WITH

STRONG POWER THROUGH THESE

GROUPS.

IT IS A SIGN FOR ME THAT TIME IS

SHORT.

HE WITNESSED WHAT IS A

MIRACLE.

500 GYPSIES BAPTIZED AFTER

ACCEPTING CHRIST IN 2009.

LARGEST BAPTISM IN ROMANIA'S

HISTORY AT THE TIME.

WE GYPSIES HAVE SINGING.

THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH OUR

FAITH.

WE SING FROM OUR HEARTS.

HUNDREDS MORE HAVE ANSWERED

CALL TO CHRIST THROUGH MINISTRY.

KEVIN PRAYS.

HE AND HIS TEAM PREACH THE

GOSPEL WITHOUT WORDS.

WE COULD TALK TO THEM ALL DAY

LONG AND THEY WOULDN'T GRASP

WHAT WE WERE TRYING TO SAY.

PRACTICAL EVIDENCE OF GOD'S LOVE

IS WHAT THEY NEED.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM, ROMANIAN.

CBN NEWS.

COMING UP, FIGHTING THE SEX

TRADE, HOW BUILDING STRONG

FAMILIES PROTECTS WOMEN AND

GIRLS.

THIS WEEK MEMBERS OF MORE

THAN 95 PRO-FAMILY GROUPS FROM

ACROSS THE GLOBE WILL GATHER IN

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.

IT WILL PLAN POLICY AND MINISTRY

INITIATIVES.

ONE OF THE MOST PERSISTENT

PROBLEMS IS SEX TRAFFICKING.

TRAFFICKING AND SEXUAL SLAVERY

OF CHILDREN HAS RISEN 10% IN THE

PASSED FIVE YEARS AND EVERY FIVE

SECONDS ANOTHER CHILD BECOMES A

VICTIM.

DIRECTOR OF SEX FREE NOW

DEDICATED TO FIGHTING SEX

TRAFFICKING.

YOU'LL BE ATTENDING THE WORLD

FAMILIES IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.

TALK SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THE

IMPACT THAT SEX TRAFFICKING HAS

ON THE STRENGTH-WEAKNESS ON THE

FAMILY.

ABSOLUTELY.

FAMILY IS THE NUCLEUS OF

SOCIETY.

THREAT OF FAMILIES IS HUMAN

TRAFFICKING AROUND THE WORLD.

FAMILIES ARE THE INSTIGATOR OF

CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING SELLING

CHILDREN, SOMETIMES FOR A

REFRIGERATOR, TELEVISION, MAYBE

$60 IN BANGLADESH.

THERE IS AN INITIATIVE THAT

WOULD LOWER AGE OF CONSENT TO 12

OR 13 YEARS OLD.

UNBELIEVABLE.

YES.

U.N. IS SAYING CHILDREN SHOULD

HAVE MORE AUTONOMY RIGHTS,

LOWERING THE AGE OF SEXUAL

CONSENT LEGALIZING CHILD

PROSTITUTION MAKING THEM MORE OF

A TARGET FOR PEDOPHILES.

NEW YOU ARE GOING TO THE WORLD

CONGRESS IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA,

OPERATION BLESSING, ORPHAN'S

PROMISE, WHAT IS YOUR ROLE AT

THIS CONGRESS?

MY UNDERSTANDING IS YOU ARE THE

ONLY GROUP TALKING ABOUT SEX

TRAFFICKING?

THAT'S RIGHT.

WE ARE THE ONLY ONES COMMITTED

TO TALKING ABOUT SEX

TRAFFICKING.

WE ARE HOSTING A DINNER, ALSO

SPEAKING ON SEVERAL DIFFERENT

LECTURES ABOUT CHILD SEX

TRAFFICKING IN PARTICULAR AND

ITS AFFECT ON THE ECONOMY.

IT IS A 32 BILLION DOLLAR A YEAR

INDUSTRY.

BIG MONEY AND DRAMATIC AFFECT ON

THE FAMILY.

SET FREE IS FOCUSSING ON

BRAZIL, SPECIFICALLY.

WORLD CUP IS COMING THERE.

WHY BRAZIL WHEN IT COMES TO

ISSUE OF SEX TRAFFICKING?

THERE IS A LARGE NUMBER OF

CHILDREN.

IT IS A REGIONAL PROBLEM, IT IS

ALL THE COUNTRIES IN LATIN

AMERICA THAT FEED INTO BRAZIL.

WHATEVER WE DO NOW IS STRATEGIC

FROM NOW UNTIL 2016.

WE ARE WORKING WITH CHURCHES AND

PARTNERING TO UNITE THESE

ORGANIZATIONS TOGETHER TO COMBAT

HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

TALK ABOUT THAT, WHO HAS THE

ANSWER, THESE VARIOUS NGO'S,

PERHAPS THE CHURCH?

IT IS.

THE CHURCH HAS A MANDATE TO CARE

FOR THE LEAST OF THESE, ORPHAN

AND JESUS HAD A DEEP AFFINITY

FOR CHILDREN.

IN THAT SAME VEIN THE CHURCH HAS

THE RESPONSIBILITY TO STEP UP.

WE ARE NOT TRYING TO FORCE

ANYTHING ON THE CHURCHES.

THEORIZING UP 400 DIFFERENT

DENOMINATIONS IN BRAZIL, FAITH

BASED WORKING TO COMBAT HUMAN

TRAFFICKING.

THROUGH THE POWER OF MEDIA,

SOCIAL MEDIA, COME ALONGSIDE YOU

AND HELP.

IT IS ENCOURAGING YOU HAVE

SEEN THE GLOBAL CHURCH GET

INVOLVED IN JUSTICE SPECIFICALLY

WITH HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

THANK YOU, SIR, SAFE TRAVELS TO

YOU.

THANKS, GEORGE.

TO JOIN THE SETFREECAMPAIGN.

FIND A LING TO THEIR MINISTRY AT

OUR SITE CBNNEWS.COM.

WELCOME BACK TO THE

BROADCAST, THREE IRAQI CHILDREN

CAME TO ISRAEL FOR OPEN HEART

SURGERY.

ISRAEL HAS NO DIPLOMATIC TIES

WITH IRAQ YET THEY ARE GIVING

LIFE SAVING TREATMENT TO THESE

CHILDREN.

ALL PART OF SAVE A CHILD'S

HEART.

THEY TREAT CHILDREN FROM MANY

NATIONS, EVEN PALESTINIAN

AUTHORITIES.

JULIE STALL BRINGS US ONE GIRL'S

STORY.

REPORTER: THESE CHILDREN LOOK

HAPPY, HEALTHY AND ACTIVE.

JUST WEEKS AGO EACH ONE FACED

DEATH.

THEY NEEDED OPEN HEART SURGERY

AND GOT IT THROUGH SAVE A

CHILD'S HEART IN ISRAEL.

IT IS TO PROVIDE LIFE SAVING

HEART SURGERY FOR CHILDREN FROM

DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.

REPORTER: THAT WAS THE CASE

FROM ESTHER, A CHRISTIAN FROM

TANZANIA.

RHEUMATIC FEVER DAMAGED HER

HEART.

SHE BECAME THE 2500TH PATIENT OF

SAVE A CHILD'S HEART.

HER HEART WAS HUGE.

SHE WAS VERY LIMITED IN VERY

SIMPLE TASKS, EVEN WALKING WAS

DIFFICULT

REPORTER: SISTER ANGELICA

RUNS THE HOME WHERE ESTHER

LIVES.

SHE HEART ABOUT THE PROGRAM.

ANGELICA CONTACTED SAVE A

CHILD'S HEART AND LEARNED A TEAM

WAS COMING TO CLIMB MOUNT

KILIMANJARO TWO DAYS LATER.

ONE OF THE DOCTORS IS TANZANIAN.

THEY MET ESTHER, SAW SHE NEEDED

SURGERY URGENTLY, TWO MONTHS

LATER SHE WAS IN ISRAEL.

THE DOCTOR OPERATED FOR HOURS

RECONSTRUCTING THE VALVE IN

ESTHER'S HEART.

NOW SHE CAN LIVE A NORMAL

LIFE.

SHE HAS TO TAKE PREVENTIVE

MEDICINE

REPORTER: SIMON FISHER SAYS

MORE THAN 50% OF THE CHILDREN

TREATED HAVE BEEN PALESTINIAN

FROM WEST BANK AND GAZA STRIP.

WE BELIEVE SAVE A CHILD'S

HEART IS A POSITIVE MESSAGE

ABOUT WORKING TOGETHER FROM

DIFFERENT NATIONALITIES AND

DIFFERENT RELIGIONS FOR THE BEST

OF OUR CHILDREN

REPORTER: PART OF THE GOAL

IS TO TRAIN DOCTORS LIKE DR.

GODFRIY WHO WILL WORK IN ISRAEL

FOR FIVE YEARS.

WHEN I GO BACK I WILL START

THE OPEN HEART SURGERY.

REPORTER: BEFORE AND AFTER

SURGERY, THE CHILDREN LIVE IN

THIS HOUSE.

THE CHANGE IN THE CHILDREN IS

AMAZING.

YOU SEE THE CHILDREN GOING

HOME HEALTHY.

YOU SEE CHILDREN THAT SOMETIMES

CAN BARELY WALK, PRACTICALLY

RUNNING TO THE MINIBUS TO GO TO

THE AIRPORT AND SMILING AND

LOOKING FORWARD TO GOING HOME.

THEY HAVE A FUTURE.

LESS THAN TWO WEEKS AFTER HER

SURGERY, ESTHER WAS DANCING WITH

NEWFOUND FRIEND AND SANG A SONG

SHE SINGS AT HOME.

[SINGING]

REPORTER: JULIE STALL, CBN

NEWS, HAHLONE, ISRAEL.

THAT'S GREAT.

DESPITE THE POLITICAL

CHALLENGES, THEY CAN OPEN UP

THEIR ARMS IN NEED.

SO PRECIOUS.

THANKS FOR JOINING US.

UNTIL NEXT WEEK --.

GOOD-BYE, AND GOD BLESS YOU.

[LAUGHTER] LAUGH.

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