The husband of the Muslim nanny who beheaded a 4-year-old girl in Moscow last month has reportedly been arrested in Tajikistan, and is suspected of radicalizing his wife and teaching her to follow Shariah law.
The couple's eldest son told authorities that 48-year-old Mamur Dzhurakulov married the nanny, Gyulchekhra Bobokulova, in a Shariah ceremony, which sparked a dramatic transformation in her, reported the MailOnline.
Bobokulova admitted last week of beheading Anastasia Meshcheryakova, the 4-year-old girl she was watching over in Moscow, burning the apartment of the parents who had entrusted her with their child, and parading the child's severed head outside a metro station. more >>
The health of a nation's soul can be measured by how it treats its youth.
Do we protect, educate, and carefully mold them into responsible adults? When they behave badly, do we prematurely thrust them into adulthood or do we engage in the vital work of restoration and rehabilitation?
Different nations answer these questions differently. In my role as director of Pepperdine Law School's Global Justice Program, I am aware of best practices in dozens of countries. This global perspective also provides me a window into the weaknesses and failings of justice systems around the world, including our own. 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 >>
Pope Francis has written a letter to a juvenile gang member jailed in Los Angeles, California, asking that the young man pray for him.
The pope responded to a letter written by Carlos Adrian Vazquez Jr., who, at age 16, received a prison sentence of 11 years for involuntary manslaughter due to his involvement in a Los Angeles gang.
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 >>
The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, an accreditation organization for many leading Christian nonprofits, has been accused of helping former Mars Hill Church Pastor Mark Driscoll, and his chief elder, Sutton Turner, engage in fraud and racketeering concerning donor contributions.
The ECFA, led by the organization's President, Dan Busby, is listed among a number of co-conspirators with defendants Driscoll and Turner in a new lawsuit filed Monday by the Law Office of Brian Fahling in the Western District of Washington U.S. District Court in Seattle under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
While Driscoll did not respond to a request for comment from The Christian Post by press time, the ECFA issued a statement to CP noting that the individuals bringing the lawsuit "have no direct knowledge of the ECFA's accreditation process" and are "wrong" about the ECFA's involvement with Mars Hill Church. more >>