A microbrewery in Jerusalem has created a beer it believes was drank during the biblical times of Jesus.
Itai Gutman, owner of Herzl Brewery in Jerusalem, told The Jerusalem Post in a recent interview that he decided to make a biblical-themed beer after learning that Tel Aviv University had isolated a gene of wheat believed to exist during Jesus' time.
"I found this article about these guys at the Tel Aviv University that made the genome of the model of wheat, the same grain I used and just made a light bulb light up and I just contacted them and within a few days I had several kilograms of this material, we just started to process and eventually is this beer that we're drinking," Gutman told the media outlet. more >>
The United Nations Security Council has issued a statement addressing the recent Kabul attack. In the press release, the Security Council condemned Taliban's attack on the Afghan capital "in the strongest terms" and emphasized the need for those involved to be brought to justice.
"The members of the Security Council reiterated that no violent or terrorist acts can reverse the Afghan-led process along the path towards peace, democracy and stability," the UN Security Council said in a statement.
The UN Security Council also reiterates its "serious concern" at the threats posed by the Taliban and other illegal and armed groups like ISIS and Al-Qaida to the local population of Afghanistan, the country's national defense and security forces, and international presence in the country. more >>
A radical Islamic jihadi-turned-Christian evangelist says he accepted Christ as his Savior after Jesus foiled his plot to kill the daughter of a Christian pastor by bringing his hand down from Heaven to give her blood.
Al-Rashid, a former commander of a radical terrorist group in the Middle East, recently told Assist News Service all about how he went from being the leader of a Christian-hunting militant outfit to becoming a full-fledged Christian evangelist.
As reports of numerous Muslim conversions to Christianity enraged Rashid over the years, he explained that he was inspired to form a special terrorist task force designed to hunt down Christian leaders who are converting Muslims away from Islam. more >>
Islamic State radicals have released a new propaganda video that shows the graphic execution of a man believed to be an Iraqi spy, this time by forcing the man to wear an explosive necklace.
The Mirror explained that in the footage, a man in an orange jumpsuit is seen kneeling on the ground wearing a wire and bomb around his neck, moments before the explosives go off, killing him in extremely graphic scenes.
Iraqi Christian militia fighters who have been battling the Islamic State terror group, have said that although Jesus called on people to turn the other cheek, he also suggested buying a sword when the time calls for it.
The Babylon Brigade, as the Christian fighters are called, have been fighting IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) throughout the past year, as the terror group continues its push to establish a global Caliphate, but so far its stronghold are in Iraq and Syria.
IS has specifically targeted Christians, along with other religious minorities, carrying out routine executions, including mass beheadings, and forcing followers of Christ to choose between their faith and their lives. more >>
Islamic State militants have reportedly murdered Muslims who helped Christians escape the wrath of the brutal terror group in the besieged Syrian town of al-Qaryatain.
It was widely reported after IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) conquered the town of al-Qaryatain last August, the group kidnapped as many as many as 230 Assyrian Christian hostages and forced them to sign contracts that required them to submit to IS' laws or be killed. Now that the town was liberated by Russian-backed Syrian forces earlier this month, local sources have been able to detail the plight of Christians and their quests to escape from the town under IS' rule.
According to sources who spoke with Fides news agency, many of the Christians who were kidnapped by IS in the town were freed on or around Oct. 10, 2015. It was in October that Christians, aided by Muslim friends, began to flee the city. more >>