When the recruiter came to the parents of young Rifat in Bangladesh and offered his parents a free education, they were overjoyed and thought God had smiled on them. Desperately poor, an education for Rifat was beyond their wildest dreams.
Little did they know that the recruiter was actually going to sell the boy to a radical Islamic boarding school (madrassa) where he would be imprisoned and indoctrinated in radical Islam. His studies would consist of little more than memorizing the Quran, and he would be beaten if he did not meet his memorization quota. His "education" would equip him for little else than being a jihad fighter in a foreign war.
Luckily, Rifat was able to escape after a number of months and ICC is now paying for his care, discipleship, and education.
Unfortunately, Rifat's case is not an isolated one. In fact, ICC is providing for the care of 10 boys just like him. There are many others like him and we are currently working on freeing them and then providing for their care and education.
It is work like this that makes us unique. Our sole work is to provide effective Advocacy, Awareness, and Assistance for persecuted Christians the world over. Our network of sources around the world allows us to know what is happening before the press and Western governments are aware. Once we are informed, we spring into action by leveraging the power of the U.S. government or by helping persecuted Christians on the ground, like Rifat.
The simple truth is that we have nothing of our own to help them with, but we simply connect them with you, free Christians that want to obey the Lord's command to care for His hurting body.
We are simply your hands and feet. We are a bridge to bring your care to the persecuted Christian.