Daily Topic for December 26, 2015

Romans 6:131-4, NIV
Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to Him as an instrument of righteousness. For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.

Time and again, the Book of Romans equates sin with death, and Jesus, the only sinless one, with life. What a contrast! Do you think that there might be Moroccan Arabs who are sick of death and sin?

Pray that Moroccan members of ISIS will become weary of sin and death, and look to Jesus, the only One who can free them from their wicked ways.—KC

Moroccan Arabs

by EJD

(This fictional account serves to illustrate the life of Moroccan Arabs)
Walking down the narrow cobblestone path, Adil, a young unemployed Moroccan man, took out his smart phone for the umpteenth time. He checked his Facebook page for updates. Hichum, his childhood friend, had left a few days ago to join the fighting in Syria. Not only had Hichum been posting updates and pictures on Facebook, but also inviting his friends to join him. He spoke of a cause. He spoke of payment. For an unemployed youth, it all seemed very tempting.
According to the Carnegie Endowment, young Moroccans join the fight in Syria for two reasons. First, travel to Syria is easy and inexpensive. Secondly, some Moroccans view Syria as a place of great significance that will witness the battles between Muslims and non-believers at the end of time. Moroccan authorities sometimes turn a blind eye to jihadists leaving for Syria because Morocco has its own radical group to contend with. Allowing them to leave gets rid of potential terrorists in their own country.
Once these young Arab Moroccans arrive at the training camps, they are indoctrinated with jihadist theory and are given basic weapons and combat training. According to a Moroccan Security source, it is estimated that over 2000 Moroccans have joined the fight in Syria (January 17, 2015, Reuters).

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Pray for Morocco’s government to address problems like youth unemployment. Pray that young Moroccans will find a productive channel for their energy.

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