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
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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.
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.
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.
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
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”
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.
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.
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.
“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.”