The Bangladeshi wing of the Islamic terrorist group al Qaeda reportedly took responsibility for the latest in a series of murders of atheist writers and bloggers.
Ansar al-Islam, which is linked to al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent, has claimed responsibility for the machete murder of Nazimuddin Samad, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, an organization that monitors jihadist terrorism.
Samad, a student, was brutally murdered last week in the capital city of Dhaka, having been attacked first with machetes and then shot. more >>
Suspected Islamic radicals hacked a student to death on the streets of Dhaka and were reportedly heard chanting "Allahu Akbar" during the murder.
Dhaka Tribune reported that the student, 28-year-old Nazimuddin Samad, was a law student at Jagannath University, who campaigned for secular causes on Facebook and spoke out against radical Islam.
Police in Dhaka said Samad was walking home with a friend following classes Wednesday night near Bahadur Shah Park when they were attacked by three assailants. The killers apparently intercepted the two student on a motorcycle and attacked them with machetes, hacking Samad to death, and later shooting him to make sure he was dead. more >>
First Liberty Institute, the largest legal organization in the nation specializing in defending religious freedom, filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals Monday to protect the 90-year-old cross-shaped Bladensburg World War I Veterans Memorial in Maryland from an atheist group that's pushing for it's removal.
The brief was filed in the Fourth Circuit court in conjunction with the law firm Jones Day for the American Legion, which erected the monument 90 years ago in honor of Bladensburg-area men who gave their lives in World War I, according to the institute. The American Legion is the largest veterans service organization in the country with approximately 2.2 million members.
A release shared with The Christian Post Tuesday explained that the law firms won an earlier lawsuit on behalf of the Legion at the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland when the court upheld the constitutionality of the monument on Nov. 30, 2015, after the American Humanist Association alleged in February 2014 it violated the Establishment Clause. more >>
"God's Not Dead 2" had an impressive opening weekend despite going toe-to-toe with "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," and "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2."
In its opening weekend "God's Not Dead 2" earned an estimated $8 million taking the fourth spot at the box office, according to boxofficemojo.com.
While it didn't match or surpass the $9.2 million opening weekend of its predecessor "God's Not Dead" released back in 2014, it still landed in the top five despite going toe-to-toe with major Hollywood heavy hitters. more >>
"The Story of God" with Morgan Freeman, premiering Sunday night, serves as the intriguing exploration of one influential man's journey to faith. In the National Geographic Channel/Revelation Entertainment's series, Freeman sets out to travel 20 cities in seven different countries on an intimate journey to find answers to the big mysteries of faith.
Although viewers are not sure initially what to expect when they see Freeman on the cover surrounded by various religious symbols, the actor was able to set the tone by sharing about his childhood and the losses he experienced.
"Everybody grieves but some people have a certainty that helps them cope with grief. They are certain they will see their loved ones again in Heaven. For some of us, it's not quite that simple. In fact, it's the greatest question we ask ourselves: What happens when we die?" Freeman asks. more >>
Socrates said that wisdom consists in knowing that you know nothing. If that's true, a few of our brightest scientists need some enlightenment.
The popular "Existential Comics" Twitter page appeals to a segment of the population most of us avoid at dinner parties. It's humor at its most esoteric. But Existential Comics recently posted a real zinger that cuts scientific hubris down to size.
A scientists asks why philosophy matters. The philosopher counters and asks "Why does science matter?" The scientist thinks for a moment before replying that science matters because … And here, the philosopher interrupts him and says. "You're doing philosophy." more >>