The Gatestone Institute, a think tank based in New York, has published a report claiming that Syrian women and girls are being trafficked at refugee camps in Turkey, where they are sometimes sold to wealthy Muslim men from other nations as sex slaves.
"Although the desperate victims are their Muslim sisters and brothers, wealthy Arab states do not take in refugees. The people in this area know too well that asylum seekers would bring with them problems, both social and economic," Gatestone said in a report, published Sunday.
"For many Muslim men such as wealthy, aging Saudis, it is easier to buy Syrian children from Turkey, Syria or Jordan as cheap sex slaves." more >>
Danny Duchene, who was given a double life sentence but was released from California's Sierra Prison after 32 years, on Pastor Rick Warren's request, was dedicated as a pastor for Saddelback Church's prison ministries this weekend. Duchene shared his spiritual journey with the congregation.
"God can use anybody, even in the most unlikely places," Warren told the congregation in his message, "God Can Use Anybody," and later asked Duchene to share his story, as part of the church's "The Miracle of Mercy" campaign.
Duchene said he's been part of the Saddleback family since 2003, and that he once shared his testimony with the megachurch through the phone from the prison 13 years ago. more >>
A man who fatally beat beloved 74-year-old Brockton, Massachusetts, Pastor Lee Harmon to death with the preacher's "only hammer" in a "savage" unprovoked attack in 2013 was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison Thursday.
Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz announced in a statement Thursday that the pastor's killer, Carlos Ramon Velazquez, 28, was found guilty in Brockton Superior Court. He is expected to serve his sentence at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution-Cedar Junction in Walpole.
"This was a savage beating of a 74-year-old man that shocked and sickened our community," Cruz said in statement when Velazquez was arrested in 2013. "The state police detectives from my office and the Brockton Police have worked tirelessly to bring the person who murdered Lee Harmon to justice." more >>
An online crowdfunding page that was set up to support the family of a moderate Muslim man who was stabbed and killed in Scotland last week for wishing Christians a happy Easter has surpassed over $150,000 in donations in just over a week.
Asad Shah, a 40-year old shopkeeper who was a member of the peaceful Ahmadiyya sect of Islam, was stabbed to death outside his store in the Shawlands area of Glasgow last Thursday. Shah had posted a Facebook message wishing "beloved" Christians a "very happy Easter" just hours before he was murdered by a fellow Muslim.
After Shah's murder, a number of local residents who were frequent customers in his store set up an online donations page on GoFundMe.com in order to help support the family Shah leaves behind. more >>
A tutor in northern India allegedly killed his 11-year-old student for refusing to join the Islamic State terror group, according to the victim's family.
The victim, identified as Ravi Pal, a class 3 student from Kaserua Khurd village in Uttar Pradesh state's Allahabad district, was choked to death by his tutor, identified only as Irfan, according to Asia News International.
The student's father said Irfan was pressuring his son to join IS, also known as ISIS or ISIL, and killed him after the victim refused to do so. more >>
In the wake of the bombing attack in Lahore Sunday that killed over 70 people, one Pakistani pastor was forced to take on the heavy responsibility of presiding over the burial services for six children and young adults Easter Monday.
About 29 children died after a suicide bomber affiliated with a Pakistani Taliban offshoot blew himself up in front of families celebrating Easter Sunday in one of Lahore's largest recreational parks.