The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly Thursday in France to designate the ongoing mass slaughter in the Middle East being carried out by the Islamic State terror group against minorities a "genocide," something which religious freedom advocacy groups said could save lives.
"Genocide is an internationally recognized legal term and it is necessary to call for further steps such as a referral by the U.N. Security Council to the International Criminal Court in order to condemn and punish the perpetrators of genocide. We hope that the resolution that the European Parliament adopted today will ultimately help to save lives," Sophia Kuby, director of EU Advocacy at Alliance Defending Freedom International, told The Christian Post in a statement.
Kuby added that Christians in the Middle East are in urgent need of international institutions like the EU Parliament to recognize their plight. more >>
A top U.S. general slammed proposals by politicians, such as Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, to "carpet bomb" the Islamic State terror group, by insisting that the American military does not indiscriminately kill innocents.
"Indiscriminate bombing where we don't care if we are killing innocents or combatants is just inconsistent with our values," Army Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, who directs the coalition fighting IS in Iraq and Syria, told CNN on Tuesday.
MacFarland added that at a news conference from his Baghdad headquarters that the United States has "a set of guiding principles and those affect the way we, as professional soldiers, airmen, sailors marines conduct ourselves on the battlefield." more >>
A number of children were burned alive in Boko Haram's latest horrific attack in Dalori village in Nigeria, with officials saying that 86 people were killed.
The Associated Press reported on Monday that charred corpses and bodies with bullet wounds littered the streets in the Northeastern village, which is hosting up to 25,000 refugees who have fled the Islamic militants.
One survivor said he hid in a tree and heard the screams of children being burned alive.as Boko Haram militants torched huts. more >>
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Terror group Boko Haram has yet again hit the Nigerian town of Chibok, where in 2014 it kidnapped over 200 Christian schoolgirls, this time killing 16 people in suicide bombings.
The Associated Press reported on Thursday that the death toll from Wednesday's attack continues to rise, and so far 15 civilians and a soldier are reported to have died.
Pogu Bitrus, head of the Chibok Development Association, revealed that six male and female suicide bombers carried out the attack on a weekly vegetable market in Chibok, starting when one of the men blew himself up at a military checkpoint. Another woman who was about to be searched also blew herself up, and the others followed around the market. more >>
A number of U.S. experts on policy and migration have shot down fears of the shootings in Paris and the sex attacks in Cologne happening in America, noting that a direct link with the influx of refugees has not been established in either case, and affirming that America has a strict vetting system.
There has been significant debate in the U.S. over the question of whether 100,000 refugees fleeing war and terrorism should be allowed into the country. Some notable voices, such as evangelical preacher the Rev. Franklin Graham, have directly suggested that attacks, such as the major shootings in Paris, France, in November that led to 130 deaths, and the gang sex assaults in Cologne, Germany. on New Year's Eve, could very well be repeated on U.S. soil.
Dr. Robert P. George, chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, and Susan Fratzke, policy analyst and program coordinator at the Migration Policy Institute, an independent, non-partisan think tank, told The Christian Post in separate interviews, however, that it would be unfair to suggest that welcoming more refugees will heighten the risk of such attacks happening in America. more >>