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 >>
RICHMOND, Va. – Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign stressed the theme of unity before a large rally of supporters in the capital of the swing state of Virginia.
Local Trump campaign leaders and supporters at the Friday evening rally spoke of the need to come together, with two of the featured speakers being noted as former supporter of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.
Joshua Macias, a Gulf War veteran who co-founded Vets for Trump and an attendee of the rally, told The Christian Post that unity was an important theme for the current direction of the campaign. more >>
Carly Fiorina dealt a blow to Hillary Clinton on Friday, telling the first female presidential nominee that she tops the list of feminists who won't be supporting her bid for the White House, saying, "Mrs. Clinton, newsflash, I'm a feminist and I'm not voting for you."
Speaking to a crowd of conservative supporters at the Faith & Freedom Coalition's Road to the Majority conference in Washington, D.C., Fiorina excoriated the progressive vision of President Obama, Clinton and Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren whom she described as "locked arm-in-arm telling the rest of us how we're going to live our lives … and what we should think and what we should do."
"Progressivism, pure and simple, is the tyranny of the few over the many. It is what our founders feared most. It is one of the reasons why they wrote the Constitution — to prevent the concentration of power," she asserted. "When we think about those proud progressives speaking to Americans all across the nation, we know this fight matters. This is a fight that we must win." 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 >>
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has put forth a new rule which would end a ban on gender reassignment surgery for transgender vets, and would embrace such procedures as "medically necessary."
The rule, as can be read on the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs website, states that "prior limited knowledge about both gender dysphoria and effective transition-related procedures" had put in place the ban on such surgeries, but now thanks to "increased understanding," gender reassignment surgery has been accepted as "medically necessary" by the medical community.
"Additionally, recent medical research shows that gender dysphoria is a serious condition that has had severe medical consequences for certain patients if transition-related surgeries and procedures are not provided," the proposed rule ads. more >>