An escaped Islamic State sex slave has revealed the horrifying details of how she and her children were dreadfully abused and tortured by jihadi militants and their family members.
A 49-year-old Yazidi mother, who was captured by IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) when the organization conquered her home village in Northern Iraq in August 2014, opened up about her months-long captivity in an interview with the Kurdish news outlet Bas News.
The mother, who is known only as Sevi, explained that she and her children were captured by IS on Aug. 3, 2014, after IS fighters overran the Telbenat compound. more >>
LONDON — The world has become increasingly violent with deaths from conflict at a 25-year high, terrorist attacks at an all-time high and more people displaced than at any time since World War II, the 2016 Global Peace Index showed on Wednesday.
The annual index, which measures 23 indicators including incidents of violent crime, countries' levels of militarization and weapons imports, said intensifying conflicts in the Middle East were mostly to blame.
But beyond the Middle East, the world was actually becoming more peaceful, researchers behind the index said. more >>
A team of renovators have finally begun restoring the holy site where Jesus Christ is believed to have been entombed after His crucifixion.
Nine Greek experts have been tasked with preserving, restoring and reinforcing the Edicule — the chamber housing the tomb where Jesus was thought to have been laid to rest before He was resurrected — which is located at Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Nineteen women were burned alive inside an iron cage by the Islamic State terror group in the Iraqi city of Mosul after they refused to have sex with the extremists.
Eyewitnesses said that the women, all of whom were Yazidis, were killed in front of hundreds of spectators, Ynetnews reported.
Yazidis, Christians, and other religious minorities have been enslaved by the thousands across Iraq and Syria, with IS forcing women and girls to marry jihadists and use them as sex slaves. more >>
American Pastor Saeed Abedini has revealed that his close friend, Maryam (Nasim) Naghash Zargaran, who was held in Iranian prison for her Christian faith, is in extreme pain and "one step from death" after being temporarily released to receive medical treatment.
"Bail was put up for Nasim and she is now home. I got to talk to her. She got time from prison but there is still a high possibility they will have to take her back after a week or so. I think they allowed this to shut down the news. I saw her, and she looks like she is just one step from death," Abedini wrote in a Facebook update on Monday.
"She went to the hospital to get treatment after her temporary release and they recognized her and wouldn't treat her. Her sister in law is a doctor and she is now in her house to help her start eating," he added. more >>
Did you hear that Miss USA Rima Fakih converted to the Christian faith from Islam? She's part of an exciting trend! The headlines are filled with bad news about the Muslim world in general — and Christian-Muslim encounters in particular. We see horrifying images of Christians kneeling before being decapitated, of kindly nuns executed, of believers by the tens of thousands forced to flee their homes as refugees to escape ISIS.
But as the late Paul Harvey used to say, you need to know "the rest of the story." There are some good, very good, things happening in the Muslim world.