Horror erupted at a senior home in Chicago, Illinois, in the wee hours on Monday when Allen Smith, 80, a retired Baptist minister and Yale Divinity School graduate was allegedly shot dead by a wheelchair bound, 67-year-old pastor during an argument over the Bible.
The Chicago Tribune said Smith and his alleged killer, Ted Merchant, a resident of the community who also ran a church at the senior home known as the Senior Suites of Rainbow Beach, were on the back patio of the property having their regular talk about Bible passages when he pull a gun and shot Smith dead.
Merchant fled the scene in his motorized wheelchair but was arrested three blocks away at about 1:05 p.m., according to the Tribune. He was later charged with first-degree murder and was set to appear in bond court on Wednesday. Police say the shooting was caught on camera. more >>
The family of a Pakistani man who was killed while trying to rescue his Christian daughter from a forced Islamic marriage has been given hope for justice after the men who killed him were charged over the murder by state authorities.
The British Pakistani Christian Association reported the news on Sunday, noting that both Muhammed and Zahid Iqbal have been arrested in connection with Tanveer Masih's murder, though a police search is still underway for fugitive Tahir Iqbal.
Masih was shot dead on May 31 by two assailants on a motorcycle, reportedly after he was invited by one of the cousins of the men who took his daughter to discuss her return home. Fourteen-year-old Mehwish was kidnapped by Zahid Iqbal in Shadab Colony in Faisalabad after she went there to work as a domestic servant, but was raped and forced into an Islamic marriage. more >>
German police have warned that there is a rising threat of children being brainwashed by Islamic jihadist factions to carry out acts of terror, and urged lawmakers to find a way to stop it.
Wolfgang Trusheim, head of the Frankfurt state police, pointed to the finding of radical Salafist schools that take in young Muslim boys and train them on the path to terrorism, the German publication Die Welt reported.
The terror threat in Germany has been growing over the past year, after 1.1 million migrants entered the country in 2015, many of them seeking protection from the ongoing war with the Islamic State terror group in Iraq and Syria. more >>
A beloved Christian couple from Minneapolis, Minnesota, who were preparing to move to Japan for long-term missionary work, perished with their three children in a fiery crash in Nebraska on their way to finish missionary training in Colorado.
Nebraska State Patrol confirmed in a Fox 9 report in August that Jamison and Kathryne Pals, both 29, and their three children, Ezra, 3, Violet, 23 months, and Calvin just 2 months old, all died in the multiple vehicle crash involving a semitrailer on westbound I-80 near Brule in Nebraska.
The Omaha World-Herald reported at about 11:30 a.m. on July 31 that the semitrailer truck driven by Tony Weekly Jr., 53, hit the back of the Pals' westbound 2007 Dodge minivan and the collision pushed the semi and van into three other westbound vehicles. Another victim, identified as Terry Sullivan, 56, also died as a result of injuries suffered in the crash. more >>
After intense scrutiny and a wide debate across Europe on the increasing number of refugees coming to the continent, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has admitted that she made some mistakes in the open door policy that welcomed record numbers of migrants.
"We didn't embrace the problem in an appropriate way. That goes as well for protecting the external border of the Schengen area," Merkel said in an interview, according to Breitbart News, on Thursday.
"In Germany we ignored the problem for too long and blocked out the need to find a pan-European solution," she added. more >>
California lawmakers have passed a Planned Parenthood-backed bill that creates a criminal offense for deceptively recording conversations with abortion clinic employees, a move that comes after the release of last year's highly controversial undercover Planned Parenthood videos.
On Wednesday night, the California senate passed Assembly Bill 1671, which would change the state's penal code to increase consequences for secretly recording conversations with individuals who are not informed that they are being recorded.
As such a law was already on the books, the law also creates a whole other criminal offense for violators who secretly record and and distribute conversations with a healthcare officials, such as an abortionist or clinic worker. more >>