Posts Tagged ‘ terror ’

Jordan – A Fragile Oasis in a Desert Storm

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By
Can King Abdullah keep his nearly bankrupt nation intact with half the population refugees from conflict and ISIL at his doorstep?

Despite its peaceful appearance Jordan for now is a “leading supplier” and “net exporter of fighters” for jihadist groups in Iraq and Syria.  Most of these Jordanians have joined the Al Qaeda (AQ) affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra and the Jordanian military has clashed in the past with jihadists trying infiltrate across the Syrian border


Islamic State Militants Rape Detained Christians For Refusing To Convert

Sep 1st, 2014 | By
Christians have been suffering attacks in Iraq; Many have lost relatives.

Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq are reportedly giving detained Christian, Yazidi and Turkoman women and girls a difficult choice: Convert to their strict interpretation of Islam or face daily rape.


FBI National Domestic Threat Assessment Omits Islamist Terrorism

Aug 29th, 2014 | By
FBI standing backs

The FBI’s most recent national threat assessment for domestic terrorism makes no reference to Islamist terror threats, despite last year’s Boston Marathon bombing and the 2009 Fort Hood shooting—both carried out by radical Muslim Americans.


ISIL grabs 3-year-old girl from Christian mother as family fled

Aug 29th, 2014 | By
he mother of Christina, the 3 year-old Assyrian girl kidnapped by ISIS, shortly after arriving in Ankawa from Baghdede.

The mother of Christina Khader Ebada, a 3 year-old Assyrian girl who was abducted from her family by ISIL (ISIS) as they fled Baghdede, was interviewed by Ishtar TV in Arbel. The family reached Ankawa, just north of Arbel, where 70,000 Assyrians refugees have come in flight from ISIS and spoke of the kidnapping.


Rand Paul is right: Attacking secular Arab states assists the radical Islamic agenda

Aug 28th, 2014 | By
Senator Rand Paul define's the Obama Administration Middle East policy as "unhinged"

Very few on Capitol Hill are willing to confirm the reality that the current policy of overthrowing secular governments in the Middle East and hoping for an Islamic democratic outcome is foolish. Senator Rand Paul stood alone warning against arming rebels, because it could destabilize the region


Christians in the Middle East: we don’t want your visas

Aug 25th, 2014 | By

The West should be helping Christians to stay in the Middle East, not offering them visas to escape, says Nabil Costa. Nabil, who is Executive Director of Lebanese Society for Education and Social Development (LSESD), is calling on Christians in the West to not only pray for the situation but also to lobby their governments to “empower the Christian presence in the Middle East”


Christians are ‘asking’ to pay jizya: reflections on the Islamic State

Aug 17th, 2014 | By

A documentary by VICE News uses extensive footage gained by a journalist embedded with Islamic State forces.  In that video Islamic State declares that Christians have asked for a dhimma pact and requesting to pay jizya rather than be killed. Christians have three choices under the Islamic State: Convert, Pay the Jizya or be killed.


Court rejects atheists’ challenge to ‘Ground Zero Cross’

Jul 29th, 2014 | By

One of the nation’s leading atheist groups has lost another round in its legal battle to remove steel beams found in the shape of a cross after the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, now on display at New York’s new National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum.


Chairman’s Report July 17th 2014

Jul 21st, 2014 | By
A large Protestant church in the city known as “China’s Jerusalem” was demolished on April 28th on the orders of local leaders. Sanjiang church, in the eastern city of Wenzhou, took six years and 30m yuan ($4.8m) to put up, but officials said it had violated building codes. Local Christians gathered at the church but were unable to stop the demolition. Unregistered “house churches” have long been the target of government crackdowns, but Sanjiang was part of the officially approved church.

In this issue:  William J. Murray speaks this week at two events in Washington, DC, each concerning religious freedom.  The first rally was sponsored by the Falun Gong, whose members are sometimes imprisoned in China for their faith; some have even been executed and their organs harvested for transplants to  wealthy Westerners.  Murray called on the Chinese government to stop persecuting the peaceful Falun Gong, and stop tearing down the churches of peaceful Christians, and to focus instead on the Islamic terrorists who are their real enemies.  Murray also spoke on Capitol Hill at a conference sponsored by the Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia, where he explained how Saudi influence is behind many of the seemingly incomprehensible foreign policy decisions of our government.


Innocents in Iraq: How an American Diplomat Discovered Islam’s Reality

Jul 17th, 2014 | By
US Embassy in Baghdad where Hugh Iwanicki was stationed

“The challenge Islam presents is not going to go away, and our ignorance can only cause us to lose a monumental battle of ideas,” accountant Hugh Iwanicki writes in the 2012 book Shock & Alarm:  What It was Really Like at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq.  Thus along with his coauthor Dave Bailey, Iwanicki’s eye-opening account of his 2008-2009 tour in the American Baghdad embassy seeks to “understand the cultural ocean in which Islamic terrorism swims.”