Outspoken evangelist the Reverend Franklin Graham has stated that the attacks in Paris and Beirut have shown that "Islam has declared war on the world."
In a statement posted on his Facebook page Monday evening, the head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association also mentioned other brutal attacks by Islamic terrorists.
For wounded American veteran Ian Parkinson, the military and skateboarding were always his two greatest passions.
As a result of the surprise attack of a U.S. installation in Afghanistan, the Phoenix, Arizona native lost both of his legs. Many would assume that with such a horrific injury, skateboarding would no longer be an option.
Yet, after years of physical therapy in San Antonio, Texas with his wife by his side, Parkinson decides to return to skateboarding with the help of specialized prosthetics. more >>
A major bomb blast at a market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Yola that killed 32 and wounded 80 people Tuesday night was detonated by Islamic terror group Boko Haram, officials said.
"Thirty-two people were killed and 80 have been injured," a Red Cross official confirmed, according to Reuters.
Bombing witness Alhaji Ahmed said, "The ground near my shop was covered with dead bodies. I helped to load 32 dead bodies into five vehicles." more >>
A woman wearing a suicide vest blew herself up during an anti-terror raid in Paris on Wednesday morning, with reports stating that at least two people are dead and seven arrested.
Government spokesman Stephane Le Foll said that the operation targeted Islamic State militant Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the suspected mastermind behind the terror attacks in Paris on Friday, which killed 129 people.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has vowed that church outreach programs to refugees will continue operating despite politicians, mainly Republicans, calling for America's borders to be closed off.
"We at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Charities, we are always open to helping families who come into the United States in need of help," said Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, who is president of the USCCB, according to Catholic News Service.
"We have that tradition of doing it and we're going to contribute." more >>
German authorities have said that they received information about a planned explosion at a soccer stadium in Hanover, which forced the evacuation of fans and canceled the Germany-Netherlands friendly match Tuesday night.
Chief Volker Kluwe shared with public broadcaster NDR that authorities "had concrete intelligence that someone wanted to set off an explosive device inside the stadium."
Kluwe said: "We do take this intelligence seriously. That is why we proceeded with this protocol. We did not take this decision lightly, but it was in accordance with the seriousness of the intelligence." more >>