The Islamic State is tightening its grip on the thousands of women and girls it's holding captive as sex slaves, making it increasingly more difficult for smugglers to help them escape.
Despite increased losses of territory, the terrorist group has been curbing efforts to free the estimated 3,000 predominantly Yazidi female sex slaves.
"The thousands of Yazidi women and children were taken prisoner in August 2014, when IS fighters overran their villages in northern Iraq with the aim to eliminate the Kurdish-speaking minority because of its ancient faith," The Associated Press reports. more >>
Displaying its newest barbaric method of execution, the Islamic State terrorist organization executed seven of its own fighters on Monday by boiling them to death.
According to the British news site The Daily Star, an unnamed source in Iraq told Arabic language media that senior IS (also known as ISIS, ISIL and Daesh) commanders executed seven militants who deserted the battlefield in the town of al-Sharqat in the Salahuddin province, where the jihadis were battling Iraqi forces.
As the militant outfit is continuously looking for new and more heinous ways to kill, the report indicates that the seven jihadis had their hands and legs tightly bound and were tossed into large pots of boiling water and burned alive. more >>
English Gardner, a 24-year-old sprinter who was told she might not be able to run again after a devastating injury in 2008, is now a viral sensation after she launched into an impromptu praise break after she won the 100-meter dash at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, on Sunday.
According to CSN Philly, Gardner's winning time of 10.74s over the distance also made her the fourth-fastest American in history and the seventh-fastest sprinter in world history. Only one woman in U.S. Olympic Trials history — Florence Griffith-Joyner in 1988 — has run faster.
"Thank you Jesus. Thank you Jesus," Gardner declared as she slapped the track with her hand and broke down on her knees. more >>
I am saddened at the continued politicizing of the abortion issue. In a decision released last Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court, basic standards of healthcare were dismissed and the women of Texas — and America — are the ones who will pay the price.
As a woman who still regrets my abortion, and now counsels women in crisis in the Dallas area, I've spent decades fighting for the truth: we deserve better than abortion.
Women facing a critical decision need the full truth. Is it too much to ask that clinics meet ambulatory care standards and doctors — who often fly in for surgical abortions — have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital? Leaders like Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, relying on actual medical evidence, sought to ensure women's health and safety through these policies. more >>
A Christian woman in Pakistan was beaten and gang-raped in front of her five children by a Muslim man seeking to avenge his family's "honor," because the woman's sister fell in love and fled with the man's brother.
Christian lawyer Aneeqa M. Anthony, coordinator of the NGO "the Voice Society," shared news about the attack with Fides News Agency, revealing that it took place last week in Lahore.
Anthony explained that the Muslim brother and a group of other men went to the home of Christian woman Samrah Badal to ask for news about the couple, but Badal refused to say anything. As a consequence she was stripped naked and dragged out on the streets, where she was raped in front of her five children. more >>
A mass wave of Christian girls and women are being kidnapped and raped by Muslim men in Upper Egypt, a persecution watchdog group has warned.
International Christian Concern said in a report on Thursday that most of the girls who are kidnapped are never heard from again.
ICC has documented the case of a 16-year-old girl named Sandy Shehata who is one of the few to have managed to escape her captors and return to her family. more >>