Naghmeh Abedini, the wife of released Pastor Saeed Abedini, has thanked President Barack Obama, the Rev. Franklin Graham, the various groups that campaigned for her husband's release, and the millions of people around the world who signed petitions for the cause.
"I wanted to say thank you to all of you for having prayed and have wept with us, have signed petitions and have called your government officials. Thank you for having stood with our family during this difficult journey," Abedini wrote on Facebook late on Sunday, just hours after her husband was finally released from Iranian prison.
MIAMI — Michael Bay's "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" is filled with bloody battles but the film also features modern day miracles that will impact faith-based audiences, according to the Christian soldiers whose true stories inspired the film.
Four years ago, former Marines Mark "Oz" Geist, John "Tig" Tiegen and former Army Ranger Kris "Tanto" Paranto were three of the six men assigned to work as security contractors in Benghazi, Libya. On Sept. 11, 2012, staff at the U.S. diplomatic compound and CIA Annex were under siege by terrorists, and when they called U.S. government officials for help those requests were denied by a CIA base chief named "Bob" who ordered the contractors to "stand down," impeding any rescue attempt.
During one "13 Hours" scene Pablo Schreiber, who plays Tanto in the film, says he believes God will take care of him in the midst of the attack. The man who inspired the character says he is grateful that he could shed light on God in a blockbuster film directed by Bay. more >>
A few minutes of calm have yet to pass before a multitude of guns serve as a reminder that you have entered a war zone.
"Welcome to Benghazi," James Badge Dale ("World War Z," "Iron Man 3") says in the gripping opening scene of "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi."
Aside from the explosions, witty banter and non-stop action that can be expected from a Michael Bay ("Pearl Harbor," "Bad Boys," "Transformers") project, the director's latest film evokes a range of emotions absent from many action movies. But this is not your typical action movie. more >>
Despite the continued rise of the Islamic State terror group and Islamic extremism across the world, persecution watchdog group Open Doors has again listed North Korea as the greatest oppressor of Christians worldwide.
The North Korean government, now led by Kim Jong Un, was placed at the No. 1 position for the 14th consecutive year when Open Doors released it's 2016 World Watch List on Wednesday.
Open Doors CEO David Curry told The Christian Post in an interview on Thursday that even though Islamic extremism generally stole news headlines throughout 2015, there are very good reasons why North Korea still has not moved from the top spot on persecution. more >>
Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee argued President Barack Obama is more interested in not offending Islam than he is in protecting Americans, and most religious hate crimes are against Jews, not Muslims.
At the undercard Republican debate held Thursday evening in North Charleston, South Carolina, the former Arkansas governor asserted that President Obama focuses too much time on not offending Islam.
U.S. President Barack Obama said during his final State of the Union address on Tuesday evening that while the Islamic State is a "real" threat, it should not be considered as an existential threat that would endanger national identity.
Speaking from the U.S. Capitol building on Tuesday evening, the president said that viewing terrorist groups like the Islamic State and al-Qaeda as a threat to the nation's identity breeds ideas of xenophobia and religious prejudice.
"Masses of fighters on the back of pickup trucks and twisted souls plotting in apartments or garages pose an enormous danger to civilians and must be stopped. But they do not threaten our national existence," Obama said during his address. more >>