Central Asia (MNN) — Case files shared with the Associated Press by Moldovan authorities have once again raised concerns about a nuclear ISIS.
“AP found that smugglers are explicitly targeting buyers who are enemies of the West,” the extensive report reads.
“The developments represent the fulfillment of a long-feared scenario in which organized crime gangs are trying to link up with groups such as the Islamic State and al-Qaida–both of which have made clear their ambition to use weapons of mass destruction.”
Fox News countered, quoting an unnamed law enforcement source: “There were no ‘ISIS-ready’ buyers in this case…. Fox is told that FBI agents posed as the buyers, and there was no mention of ISIS at all.”
The connection between ISIS and Moldova nuclear smugglers may be debatable.
But, in May, the terrorists boasted of connections in Pakistan.
“They have no problem letting people know what their intentions are,” notes Bruce Allen of Forgotten Missionaries International (FMI).
“ISIS has been doing damage in Pakistan, and ISIS’s stated goal is to acquire nuclear technology and material from Pakistan so that they can target the U.S. with a–perhaps–a dirty bomb.”
ISIS is growing and trying to build a nuclear bomb. It seems like yet another round of “bad” news.
Here’s the silver lining: “God continues to raise up indigenous workers inside of places like Pakistan,” shares Allen.
Through indigenous Christians in Central and Southeast Asia, the Lord is growing His Kingdom in Muslim-majority nations.
“In the first half of this year…we’ve had reports of more than 400 people coming to faith in Christ and, already, half of them have been baptized. And, 50 new church plants have been supported,” Allen reports.
“God’s at work. We want to come alongside and partner with Him.”
Along with prayer, you can join the Lord’s work in Pakistan by sponsoring a pastor.
“We have a waiting list of about 30 church planters,” says Allen. “Our national leadership teams just can’t support them because we don’t have the finances.
“I would love to see 30 churches, or 30 families, stand up and say, ‘Yeah, we’ll commit to partnering with these people, to empower them to share the Gospel in a country that we can’t really get to.’”