Leading evangelist Franklin Graham is calling on Christians to pray for the family of former New Orleans Saints Pro-Bowl defensive end Will Smith, who was shot and killed during a road rage incident last Saturday night.
Police say that the 34-year-old Smith, who played from 2004-2012 with the Saints and was a vital part of their 2009 Super Bowl victory, was rear-ended in his car while driving in New Orleans' Lower Garden District which caused his vehicle to hit the car in front of him.
Smith reportedly "exchanged words" with the man driving the car that slammed into his, identified as Cardell Hayes. more >>
A British Christian therapist who was suspended for giving a Muslim colleague a religious book, lost in court once more when attempting to appeal a lower court decision.
Victoria Wasteney was punished by her employer, the East London National Health Service, with a nine-month suspension for giving a religious book to coworker Enya Nawaz.
Judge Jennifer Eady, QC, of the Employment Appeal Tribunal opted to dismiss the appeal, according to the U.K. Daily Mail. more >>
A Muslim man who admits to killing a peaceful Muslim shopkeeper in Scotland days before Easter, claims that he committed the heinous act because he believes the victim disgraced the prophet Muhammad by wishing Christians a "very happy Easter" on Facebook.
As previously reported, 40-year-old Asad Shah, an Ahmadi Muslim, was stabbed to death outside of his store in Glasgow on the Thursday before Easter, just hours after he took to Facebook to wish Christians a happy Easter.
Tanveer Ahmed, a 32-year-old taxi driver from Bradford, West Yorkshire, was arrested and charged with the murder. more >>
NBC will be expanding its "Law & Order" franchise with an anthology crime drama series to be called "Law & Order: True Crime."
The network is working with executive producer Dick Wolf to bring the scripted series, which will tell the stories of various real-life criminal cases, to life, Deadline has learned. The news of the upcoming "Law & Order" anthology series follows the recent season 1 finale of FX's "American Crime Story," which portrayed the infamous 1995 O.J. Simpson trial.
"Law & Order: True Crime" is reportedly currently in development and will tackle the case of convicted killers Lyle and Erik Menendez in its first eight-episode season. more >>
Suspected Islamic radicals hacked a student to death on the streets of Dhaka and were reportedly heard chanting "Allahu Akbar" during the murder.
Dhaka Tribune reported that the student, 28-year-old Nazimuddin Samad, was a law student at Jagannath University, who campaigned for secular causes on Facebook and spoke out against radical Islam.
Police in Dhaka said Samad was walking home with a friend following classes Wednesday night near Bahadur Shah Park when they were attacked by three assailants. The killers apparently intercepted the two student on a motorcycle and attacked them with machetes, hacking Samad to death, and later shooting him to make sure he was dead. more >>
Dave Janney, the popular pastor of Purcellville Baptist Church in Purcellville, Virginia, is expected to make a full recovery after he was stabbed by his 19-year-old son, Jonathan, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and his church.
"We are happy to report that Pastor Dave Janney is continuing in stable condition and we are thanking God for the miracle that he is expected to make a full recovery. We recognize that the nature of the event is concerning and brings many questions. We cannot share more details at this time as the investigation is ongoing. We will provide more updates as we are able," wrote the church's elders and pastors in a statement Tuesday.
"It is our main focus to love and minister to him and his family in order to help bring full healing and recovery. We ask that you pray for them during this difficult time," they added. more >>