An evangelical church in the Swedish city of Uppsala plans to drop thousands of small, electronic Bibles into areas controlled by the Islamic State terror groups using drones "to pass on the hope and love of the Christian Gospel."
The Word of Life Church told the local television channel SVT about its plan to fly drones high in the sky over the territory of Islamic State, also known as ISIS, ISIL or Daesh, and throw the Bibles, according to The Local. The church's mission director Christian Akerhielm was quoted as saying that the Bibles are the size of pill boxes and have a display, and that they require no electricity.
"Our ambition is to pass on the hope and love of the Christian gospel to a population living in closed areas where they are being denied human rights," the church said on its website. "We start our project in a few weeks and hope to drop thousands of Bibles." more >>
International Christian humanitarian organization World Vision said Monday that allegations from Israel's Shin Bet internal security agency that the organization's Gaza Strip director, Mohammed El Halabi, siphoned about $7.2 million a year to the Islamic militant group Hamas over a period of five years does not add up.
World Vision Germany spokeswoman Silvia Holten told The Associated Press that the organization's budget in Gaza over the last decade was $22.5 million which amounts to an annual average of $2.25 million. Shin Bet also alleged that the $7.2 million figure is roughly 60 percent of World Vision's total Gaza budget.
"There is a huge gap in these numbers the Israeli government is telling and what we know," Holten told the AP. She added that an investigation into the organization's Gaza operation is underway and Germany and Australia have suspended donations to their work there. more >>
The Christian charity World Vision has lost two of its biggest donors after the organization's Gaza Strip director was accused of diverting millions of dollars in cash to the Sunni Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas.
Reuters reports that on Friday, both Germany and Australia suspended donations to the evangelical humanitarian aid group after Israel accused the organization's Gaza branch operations manager, Mohammed El Halabi, of funneling over $7.2 million to the fundamentalist outfit.
Halabi was arrested by Israeli authorities on June 15 and was detained for weeks before being charged last Thursday with providing support to terrorists. more >>
An Iranian nuclear scientist was executed by the Iranian government for allegedly spying for the United States. Shahram Amiri once revealed that he was kidnapped by the CIA; he has been in custody since 2010 in Iran.
Amiri connected with "Great Satan"
Hojjat al-Eslam Mehdi Mohseni-Ejehei, Iranian judicial spokesperson, said that Amiri was able to get his hands on top secret documents and has become connected to their most hated enemy, "Great Satan" or the United States. The spokesman reported Amiri's execution Sunday to news agency IRNA. more >>
The top commander for the Islamic State Egyptian branch was reportedly killed by Egyptian army in Sinai Peninsula, according to reports.
Abu Dua Al-Ansari was the original leader of the Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis, which earlier in October 2015 claimed responsibility for the crash of a Russian commercial airplane over Sinai, claiming the lives of 224 people on the flight. They have also claimed responsibility for the bomb attack that killed Egypt's prosecutor general in Cairo.
Pledged loyalty to ISIS more >>
Many are familiar with "The Vicar of Baghdad," Canon Andrew White, the head of one of the most prominent relief charities helping thousands of Christians displaced by ISIS, but many don't know that much of the work White gets credit for is actually carried out by a Muslim woman.
Meet Dr. Sarah Ahmed, an Iraqi dentist who for the past few years has devoted her time to traveling all over Iraq to bring clothes, medicine, food, hygiene supplies and just about any other need imaginable to the Christians, Yazidis, Muslims, Shebeks and others who have been thrown from their homes, tortured and raped at the hands of the Islamic State.
"She is there protecting all of the Iraqi Christians. You never hear anything about it in the news but you hear about the work I am doing. The work that I am doing is being done by a Muslim caring for the Christians," White, the former chaplain of St. George's Church in Baghdad, asserted last December during a lunch visit in Washington. "We think and hear about Islamic terrorism all the time. What about Islamic people working for the protection of Christians?" more >>