Yusuf Ibrahim has been arrested and is being held on charges of murder and desecration of bodies in connection with the murder and mutilation of two Coptic Christian men. The men lived in Buena Vista, New Jersey, and were recent immigrants from Egypt.
Reports indicate both men had their hands cut off and were beheaded with their heads and bodies separated and buried.
You hadn't heard about it? It didn't make Google's news page?
In the past couple of months I've had two conversations with two students recently arrived in the U.S. from China and Saudia Arabia. During our talks, I spoke to each of them of the persecution of Christians in their country. The two don't know each other. Both responded the same way: they were very sweet while informing me that "this could not possibly be. Our government would never do such a thing. It must be a misunderstanding." And so on.
Both are being witnessed to by faithful brothers and sisters. Please pray for them, that in the worship of our Lord's Church and her fellowship they will come to see the holiness and mercy of God, and that the Holy Spirit will lead them to tremble for their sins and flee to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Let us also pray for our brothers and sisters suffering terrible persecution in Egypt and China and Saudia Arabia.