Pastor Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church in Dallas has called out President Barack Obama for defending Muslims following the Orlando massacre where 49 people were killed at a gay nightclub, and said the rhetoric would be very different if a Christian conservative had carried it out.
"If this had been a conservative Christian who committed this horrific act, this is all Barack Obama would be talking about — how Christians needs to rethink their faith and reform their views. But he is silent about that when it comes to radical Islam," Jeffress alleged on Fox Business' "Varney & Co." on on Wednesday.
Orlando shooter Omar Mateen pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State terror group before carrying out the shooting, and according to sources close to the investigation he made social media posts vowing that his actions would serve as revenge for U.S. airstrikes against IS targets. more >>
The Islamic State terror group has released an official video praising the deadliest shooting in U.S. history on Sunday, where 49 people were shot down at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, which it said was "revenge" for Muslims.
"Omar Mateen one of Islamic State's lions, set out to restore the glory of the Ummah and avenge the death of Muslims. He shook the head of kufr (unbeliever) America, terrorized it and shed its blood," the video states.
"Allah enabled him to inflict heavy casualties amongst the filthy Crusaders," it adds. "He killed and injured over a hundred of them. This is the biggest raid to be carried in America after the raid of Manhattan 16 years ago. All praise to Allah." more >>
Former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has blamed President Barack Obama's administration and political correctness for the FBI releasing Orlando shooter Omar Mateen despite 10 months of investigation back in 2013.
Huckabee said Mateen, who on Sunday killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando and pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State terror group, had told co-workers in 2013 that his family had connections to other terror groups, such as al-Qaeda, and had even expressed wishes to die as a martyr.
"So why in the world did they drop the investigation and walk away after 10 months? They bought his claim that he was teasing his co-workers because he thought they were trying to marginalize him for his Muslim faith," Huckabee wrote on his website on Tuesday. more >>
The United States government is processing an unbelievably low number of Christian refugees despite the ongoing genocide at the hands of the Islamic State terror group in Iraq and Syria, the American Center for Law and Justice reports.
The conservative law group cited numbers from the Refugee Processing Center, noting that while the U.S. has processed 11,086 Muslims from Iraq since the beginning of 2015, only 433 Christians have been added to that number. And in Syria, there have been 5,435 Muslims welcomed and only 28 Christians.
"In an attempt to justify this astounding discrepancy, the Obama administration and congressional Democratic leadership continue to maintain that the U.S. should not consider a refugee's religion in deciding whether to grant refugee status," the ACLJ said on Tuesday. more >>
Pastor Saeed Abedini, a former prisoner in Iran punished for his Christian faith, believes the Orlando gay nightclub massacre on Sunday night has proved right his warning that the U.S. must limit immigration for Muslim people.
"Yesterday in my interview with BBC, I was asked about Donald Trump's speech on limitations for Muslim refugees, especially the ones from Syria that Obama wants to bring to the United States next year ... 100,000 Muslim refugees. Ted Cruz asked for U.S. police to be active in Muslim neighborhoods," Abedini shared on his Facebook page on Monday.
"They asked if I am OK with this or not? And my answer was yes, we need to limit Muslim Immigration into the USA, and we need police forces to be active in Muslim neighborhoods. It is a serious time in America. We are ripe for a terrorist attack," the pastor added. more >>
ORLANDO, Fla. — President Barack Obama on Sunday described the worst mass shooting in U.S. history as "an act of terror" and "an act of hate," saying the massacre of 50 people at a packed gay nightclub by gunman Omar Mateen of Ft. Pierce, Florida, was an attack on all Americans.
Islamic State's Amaq news agency said on Sunday that the Islamist militant group was responsible for the massacre.
"The armed attack that targeted a gay night club in the city of Orlando in the American state of Florida which left over 100 people dead or injured was carried out by an Islamic State fighter," Amaq said. more >>