WASHINGTON — Renowned terrorism expert and author Sebastian Gorka said Saturday that as many as 110 jihadis linked to the Islamic State terrorist organization have either been arrested or killed inside the United States since the militant group rose to power in 2014.
Gorka, the author of the book Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War and the former chair of military theory at Marine Corps University, spoke during a panel discussion titled "Jihad in America" at the Family Research Council's Values Voters Summit, along with Department of Homeland Security whistleblower Philip Haney and the founder of American Islamic Forum for Democracy, Zudhi Jasser.
Gorka began by asking the mostly evangelical audience if they felt safer today than they did on Sept. 10, 2001, which produced a resounding "No!" more >>
The Islamic State terrorist organization has filmed the caged drowning of eight civilians who were accused of aiding the Iraqi government, along with a new propaganda video showing the ruthless slaughter and execution of men accused of spying for the United States.
An anonymous source who spoke with Iraqi News and lives in Iraq's Nineveh province explained that the brutal terrorist group carried out another one of its heinous drowning executions in its Iraqi stronghold of Mosul.
The eight civilians were chained inside a locked metal cage and submerged into a pool to drown to death. more >>
A new video, purportedly released by the Islamic State terror group on the Muslim festival of Eid, shows men accused of spying for the United States being slaughtered like lambs and hanging upside down from meat hooks inside a slaughterhouse.
The more than 12-minute video, titled "The Making of Illusion" and released from "Wilayat al-Khayr," aka Deir ez-Zor area of northeastern Syria on Monday, carries footage of executions and past terror attacks as well as "spy" scenes stolen from television shows and Hollywood movies, according to Heavy.com, which featured the unedited video on its website.
The video shows prisoners' throats being cut in a slaughterhouse, an executioner wearing a white outfit carrying two people, one under each arm, through the slaughterhouse and prisoners hanging upside down by their feet from meat hooks with their throats cut as others await execution, according to the Daily Mail. more >>
Hundreds of Christians in the town of Yei in South Sudan reportedly wore sackcloths in a mass demonstration calling for repentance, urging God to forgive the war-torn country as human rights atrocities continue to be exposed.
Radio Tamazuj reported on Monday that Christians took to the streets of Yei on Saturday, with Pastor John Sebit Edward of the Christian Revival Centre quoting from the Bible and urging his fellow citizens to seek God for wisdom, reconciliation and repentance.
"We want to bring the nation of South Sudan before God by putting on sackcloths as a symbol of humility, wisdom and repentance so that God can forgive us to develop South Sudan together," the pastor reportedly said. more >>
Pastor Saeed Abedini, a former American hostage who was held for three and a half years in an Iranian prison for his Christian faith, said on the 15th anniversary of 9/11 that Muslims started a war on Christianity with the terror attacks.
Abedini said that although most Christian pastors do not want to say it, Islam is a satanic religion that leads people astray.
Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church released a video prayer on Sunday, the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, by noting that the world seems to be "getting darker" and "decaying" due to terrorism and other divisions.
Warren said all of America marked "the worst terror attacks in its history" on Sunday, when nearly 3,000 people were killed back in 2001.
The pastor said that while the attacks are fresh in many people's minds, a freshman in high school today was not even born when that occurred, and so as the Bible says, it is important to remember the lessons of the past. more >>