The head of the U.K's Secret Intelligence Service says the threat posed by radical Islamic extremist groups like the Islamic State and their increasing use of technology to spread jihadi propaganda across the globe will last a "professional lifetime."
British news outlets are reporting that Alex Younger, the chief of the secret intelligence service also known to many as MI6, made a rare public appearance at a national security conference in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, which was also attended by CIA director John Brennan.
As the world is looking for ways to defeat the Islamic State and reclaim the lands that have been conquered by the barbaric organization, Younger was asked if he believes the threat from groups like IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) and al-Qaeda had reached its peak. more >>
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said that despite sending several letters to Target over the retail giant's controversial transgender bathroom policy that has led to two crimes being committed against female customers in the state, he has not yet received a reply.
Paxton said in an interview with American Family Association's Tim Wildmon and Ed Vitagliano on American Family Radio earlier this week that there have been at least two reported incidents of men caught taking photos or recording women in Target bathrooms in North Texas.
The attorney general's office sent Target letters "asking them to put together safety policies, as it relates to their new policies on bathrooms [and dressing rooms]," but hasn't received a response. more >>
A gutted group of Christians, Jews, Muslims and others from Tulsa gathered Wednesday night at the Metropolitan Baptist Church to grieve the death of Terence Crutcher, 40, the Christian father gunned down in the street last Friday by a police officer.
The group, representing a wide spectrum of religious, racial and cultural communities, came together from across the city to show solidarity with Crutcher's family and condemn what they see as an unjustified killing.
"We come together with a sense of shared outrage for injustice … another unarmed African-American man gunned down in the streets," said the Rev. Ray Owens, pastor of Metropolitan Baptist Church, according to Tulsa World. more >>
Grammy-nominated singer James Fortune has been speaking publicly in recent months about overcoming thoughts of suicide after he and his estranged wife, Cheryl, separated following a domestic assault two years ago.
Fortune talked about his domestic abuse conviction and the assault that occurred at the couple's home in October 2014 that resulted in Cheryl being admitted to the hospital during an interview with Essence magazine this week.
"As I'm sitting in the back of the cop car, I watch officers bring my children out of our home. My wife is at the hospital, where she reported my assault. We had just gotten back from a trip to South Africa. My wife and I had an argument and I decided to physically remove her from our bedroom. In doing so, I assaulted her. I abused my wife physically," he said. more >>
A drunken Muslim mob in Pakistan stormed the homes of Christians and beat men, women and children because they deemed the Christian residents to be "ritually impure."
As the systematic persecution of Christians in Pakistan continues to increase across the country and the situation shows no signs of improvement, the London-based charity British Pakistani Christian Association reports that a small group of Muslim men in the Faisalabad district physically beat at least seven Christians in the town of Samundri last Friday.
The inebriated men were reportedly being loud and obnoxious as they walked down the residential streets of Samundri. After a Christian woman asked them to quiet down and told them they were disturbing the peace in the neighborhood, they were enraged by "the audacity of 'ritually impure' Christians making demands on them," BPCA reports. more >>
A look into the personal journal carried by New York City and New Jersey bombing suspect, Ahmad Khan Rahami, at the time of his capture shows the true jihadi intentions behind his terrorist acts.
The 28-year-old Rahami, who was captured after a shootout with police on Monday in New Jersey, has been charged by federal prosecutors in both New Jersey and New York with planting a series of bombs across the two states, including a pressure cooker bomb that exploded on West 23rd Street in Manhattan on Saturday and injured 31 people.
An affidavit filed in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday provides details on the radical Islamic thoughts floating through the head of Rahami, who was born in Afghanistan in 1988 and first came to the United States in 1995 before he became a naturalized citizen in 2011. more >>