During these attacks, ISIL targeted Yazidis and other religious communities: more than 500 Yazidi men were slaughtered; hundreds more men, women, and children were captured; women and girls were sold into slavery; and at least 200,000 civilians, most of them Yazidis, were forced to flee for their lives. For months, Yazidis trapped on Mount Sinjar faced imminent death either at the hands of ISIL or through starvation.
“India is a large country of 1.23 billion people, which means that it will be always difficult for intelligence agencies to be present everywhere. While the actual figures of Indian Muslims joining ISIS may not be known, it seems that the number of Indian Muslims attracted to the jihadi call of ISIS could be between a few score and 300. Indian Muslims who joined ISIS followed several paths: Four individuals flew directly from Mumbai to Iraq; one Kashmiri youth based in Australia went directly to Syria via Turkey; some youths from Tamil Nadu based in Singapore travelled to Syria; Indian youths from the UAE and other Middle Eastern countries joined ISIS.
Displaced by fighting in Syria, the children – some who have been made orphans and crave the peace and normality of a place to call home – were given cameras and training to take photos of their lives inside the camp.
After watching idly as a mob of Hindu extremists dragged Christians from a prayer meeting in West Delhi and beat them, police questioned those who were attacked as if they were guilty of fraudulent conversion, sources said.
Lagos: Witnesses say Boko Haram extremists shot and killed 29 people in two Christian enclaves of northeast Nigeria. Yesterday’s was the latest in a spate of attacks that have killed hundreds in recent weeks and spilled across Nigeria’s borders.
Sister Diana, an influential Iraqi Christian leader, who was scheduled to visit the U.S. to advocate for persecuted Christians in the Mideast, was denied a visa by the U.S. State Department even though she had visited the U.S. before, most recently in 2012.
Warplanes have not stopped their bombing campaign of Yemeni rebels despite a 6-day truce declared by the UN. Aid organizations have warned that this turn of events prevents much-need aid from reaching civilians.
Two Christian brothers remain detained on charges of blasphemy against Islam after one of them was accused of having “disrespectful material” on his website, a senior rights official confirmed to BosNewsLife Monday, July 20. “A case has been registered against Qaisar and Amoon Ayub of Lahore relating to accusations dating back to 2011,” said Nasir Saeed, a director of the Pakistan-based advocacy ‘Centre for Legal Aid Assistance and Settlement’ (CLAAS).
ISIS is determined to create a new generation of terrorists who will be capable of unspeakable horrors – horrors equaling or exceeding those perpetrated by the KGB, the Nazi S.S., Mao, or Pol Pot of Cambodia (a tyrant who killed nearly a third of his countrymen).
The three Christians were arrested on Saturday (July 11) after at least one was stopped for handing out small bags of dried dates and copies of the Sermon on the Mount, according to human rights activists. In addition to the dates, a snack Muslims commonly eat when breaking the Ramadan day-time fast, the bags contained a statement about God’s love and His omniscient nature.