Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been named "Islamophobe of the Year" by a U.K.-based Islamic rights group.
The Islamic Human Rights Commission announced the Manhattan real estate mogul as its so-called "Islamophobe of the Year" at its annual satirical "Islamophobia Awards" gala dinner that was held on Saturday, according to a statement issued by the organization.
The billionaire GOP frontrunner took home the the organization's top award after he issued a call last December for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States." more >>
Former Muslim and best-selling author Ayaan Hirsi Ali argued last week that political correctness in the West is making it harder for the United States and other Western nations to combat the rise of radical Islamic terrorism and its political philosophy.
The 46-year-old Ali, who grew up in a Muslim family in Somalia, suffered female genital mutilation and eventually fled to Holland after her father tried to force her to marry a distant cousin, participated in a panel discussion last Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland.
Ali, who is an atheist after renouncing her Muslim faith in 2002 and has authored four books critical of Islam, warned that concerned citizens in the West must not be afraid to speak out and tell the truth about radical jihadis whom she claims are following the Islamic political doctrine established by the Islamic prophet Muhammad in Medina. more >>
Pope Francis has condemned the world's seeming indifference at the violent murder of four nuns, along with 12 other people, at a home for the elderly in Aden, Yemen.
Gunmen reportedly entered the building on Friday, going room-to-room and handcuffing victims before shooting them in the head.
The four nuns killed in the incident had been Missionaries of Charity, prompting Francis to send "the assurance of his prayers for the dead and his spiritual closeness to their families and to all affected from this act of senseless and diabolical violence." more >>
The Muslim nanny in Moscow who beheaded a 4-year-old girl claiming that "Allah ordered" her to do it is now saying she wanted to avenge Muslims being killed by Russian airstrikes in Syria.
"I took revenge against those who spilled blood," 38-year-old Gulchekhra Bobokulova responded to a question outside of court, Reuters reported. "[Vladimir] Putin spilled blood, planes carried out bombings. Why are Muslims being killed? They also want to live."
Bobokulova, who is a mother of three, also told reporters that she doesn't need her children alive. more >>
Republican front runner and billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump defended his previous comments calling for the killing of innocent family members of Islamic terrorists.
Before an energetic crowd at the Fox Theater in Detroit, Michigan on Thursday evening, Trump was asked about his comments regarding the usage of torture and his advocating the killing of terrorists' families.
"A man flies into the World Trade Center, and his family gets sent back to where they were going — and I think most of you know where they went — and, by the way, it wasn't Iraq — but they went back to a certain territory, they knew what was happening. The wife knew exactly what was happening," said Trump. more >>
All major Christian groups in Nigeria, including Roman Catholics, Protestants, and Pentecostals are coming together as part of a campaign recognizing that divisions among them will only help spread Islamic terror group Boko Haram's attacks further throughout the country.
Gospel Herald reported that much of the violence against Christians and citizens in general in Nigeria has occurred in the north of the country, but some church voices, including Samuel Dali, the president of the Church of the Brethren, believe that Boko Haram will attack the south as well if it sees divided Christians.
"Most of the time, our brethren from southern Nigeria are ignorant of what is happening in northern Nigeria," Dali said. more >>