22 Christian Missionaries to be Executed by Afghani Islamists-Fiction!

22 Christian Missionaries to be Executed by Afghani Islamists-Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:
A prayer request is circulating for 22 Christian missionary families who will be executed by Islamist Afghanis.
The Truth:
This prayer request for 22 Christian missionary families in Afghanistan has been circulating since 2009, but there’s never been any indication that it’s credible.
The prayer request began circulating via SMS text message and email in November 2009. The messages simply read, “Please pray for 22 Christian missionary families that will be executed today in Afghanistan. Please spread to others fast.”
We couldn’t find any mention of the 22 missionary families, or their execution, in any news reports or releases from Christian or human rights non-profit groups to verify that the families were actually in danger.
Today, the prayer request occasionally resurfaces on discussion forums and social media, but it’s outdated and there’s no indication that it was credible to begin with.

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