Laura Murray

Laura Murray
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My passions in writing are in Christian persecution and food/health. I also love to pursue topics in terrorism and intelligence as my experience and education are in these areas.
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This morning, November 4, 2014, a Christian couple and their unborn child were burnt alive over a blasphemy accusation. They leave behind three children. Pakistan's blasphemy laws have long been in contention, but it seems that many are engaging in vigilante justice as well.
"Blasphemy" is Asia Bibi's only voice to the outside world. A short read, it is a glimpse into her thoughts and emotions as she waits, condemned to death by hanging for her religious beliefs. Much has passed since the writing of this book, but it is worth the read.
This Sunday, November 2, is the worldwide day of prayer for the persecuted Church. What is the history behind this and how can you participate?
Love JIhad is starting to take center stage in India both socially and politically. But what is it? Is it even for real? And what can be done about it?
It's not enough, for China, that Pastor Zhang is in prison for crimes that were fabricated. China wants his land, his church's land, and maybe even the orphanage's land. Because he refused to acquiesce by keeping the land that his church rightfully owned, he is in prison, his family m...
State sanctioned and legal, Pastor Zhang has been falsely accused and convicted for crimes he didn't commit. Why? Because he refused to sell his legally owned land to the local government.
While a prayer vigil was being held for Asia Bibi, a woman sentenced to death by hanging for her religious beliefs, another woman was in court, trying to save herself from a forced marriage and conversion.
With the kidnapping of almost 300 girls, Nigeria's problems with Boko Haram hit the mainstream media. But this country is not unfamiliar with the terrorist group. Boko Haram has been ravaging this country in its effort to install it's own caliphate.
Mullah Khairullah Khairkhwa, one of the five Taliban leaders traded for US citizen/soldier Bowe Bergdahl. Read his short biography in terrorism here.
Read about Mullah Mohammad Fazl, one of the five men traded for US soldier/citizen Bowe Bergdahl.
After six months of detention in North Korea, Jeffrey Fowle is free! One of three Americans detained and/or imprisoned in North Korea, he arrived home on October 22, 2014. Read about his story here.
Two pastors and a deacon were sentenced to 6 years each in isolated prisons for crimes against national security, a ruse for targeting Christians in Iran. Silas Rabbani, Benham Irani, and Matthias Haghnejad will face prison time for their faith.
Bahrain has been placed at 41 on the World Watch List for Christian Persecution. It is designated as having a moderate level of persecution. Find out more about Bahrain, the needs of the Christians, and what to pray for.
Two Coptic Christians shot, decapitated, hands cut off, and buried in a backyard. The suspect is in custody and has been indicted on multiple counts. Yet, the national media isn't covering this story. Find out about the case here.
Despite the hardships he faces in Evin prison, one of the most brutal prisons in the world, Farshid remains faithful. His family has fled Iran and now lives in Canada. Read about Farshid and be encouraged.
Your child is starting to get teeth and is moving from mushy foods to more solid foods. You want to send healthy foods to preschool, but the options at the store aren't that great. What can you send that is healthy and easy and safe?
The man who saved infamous Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell (Lone Survivor) in Afghanistan is running from the Taliban. His notoriety, coming from the movie Lone Survivor and the aid that Marcus Luttrell gave him, has now put his life in danger. Is this man, this hero, being left to his ow...
Kenneth Bae, husband and father, is serving a 15 year sentence of hard labor for being Christian. There have been recent calls for the US to intercede for him and two others. Learn about his case here.
IBS and Crohn's can have similar outward symptoms, but are completely different on the inside. They also require significantly different treatments. Find out the difference between the two here.
Five top Taliban prisoners were traded for US citizen/soldier Bowe Bergdahl. Learn about Mohammad Omari here.
Learn about one of the Taliban Five. This man was traded, along with four others, for US citizen/soldier Bowe Bergdahl.
Nigeria is at the mercy of Boko Haram. Christians in Borno State are being systematically annihilated. Yet Nigerian Christians are firm in their faith.
Mali ranks #33 on the World Watch List. Although the ranking has improved since last year, the situation for Christians has not. Many are displaced and fear more violence. The tenuous stability that France helped bring the country may not be enough.
Many of us need to reduce our sodium intake but have had major reservations about it. No one wants to lose out on taste. And who wants eating to be complicated? Read about how you can easily reduce your sodium intake and keep food tasty at the same time!
Suffering in a prison cell, Asia Bibi and her legal team are hoping the 6th attempt at an appeal will go through. Her family is praying for her release. Two of Asia's supporters have been assassinated. If her appeal is rejected, she will be hung. All because she asked a question.
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