The Islamic State terrorist organization in Syria has beheaded an "infidel" woman as a wedding present to a Shariah judge, according to an IS defector.
In an interview with the Daily Mail, a 27-year-old female IS defector, who is referred to by the pseudonym of "Leena," recounted the many horrors that made her desperate to escape IS' rule in the Syrian town of Mayadin.
Leena stated that in one particular instance the so-called IS caliph, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, sanctioned the beheading of a female IS judge named Um Abdullah because a rival female judge named Roaa Um Khotaba al-Tunisi from Tunisia requested that she be allowed to kill an infidel as a wedding present. more >>
After an independent report released during the winter found that Bob Jones University officials discouraged victims of sexual assault from filing police reports, a months-long local South Carolina police department investigation found that there is insufficient evidence to prove that BJU violated any mandatory reporting laws.
As the Greenville Police Department conducted a seven month investigation into whether teachers, counselors and other officials at the Christian college failed to obey South Carolina law by not reporting knowledge of alleged sexual crimes against juvenile students to authorities, the investigation could not prove that BJU officials were guilty of violating the law.
"After interviewing all available witnesses, reviewing historical documentation, and consulting with the solicitor, it was jointly concluded that there is insufficient evidence to establish probable cause or prove beyond a reasonable doubt that either the faculty or administration of BJU in place at that time violated the mandatory reporting law in the cases we reviewed," a statement recently released by the Greenville Police Department affirms. more >>
A North Korean cultural representative claims it's "absolutely false" that Christians are being persecuted in the Communist state, and argued that American evangelicals "take advantage" of drug addicts and homeless people, forcing them to convert to their religion in exchange for food.
Evangelical Focus editor Joel Forster reported the comments from the Spaniard Alejandro Cao, representative of Cultural Relations of North Korea with Foreign Countries, came in a Twitter exchange between the two.
When Forster asked Cao about widely reported Christian persecution under the administration of Kim Jong Un, Cao replied: "It is absolutely false. The problem in the world is that there are enlighted people like you who believe themselves to be representatives of God or even God." more >>
WASHINGTON — Pro-life "products of conception" protested Planned Parenthood in at least 65 cities across the United States Tuesday, calling for the government to immediately defund the nation's largest abortion provider in light of the emergence of three, so far, undercover videos showing high-level Planned Parenthood officials discussing compensation for aborted baby organs.
As a third sting video by the Center for Medical Progress was released Tuesday that allegedly shows a technician who worked for a partner of Planned Parenthood explaining how the companies were compensated more for later-developing organs like hearts, lungs and livers, three Republican presidential candidates chastised the organization for its "callous" disregard of human life at the #WomenBetrayed rally just outside the U.S. Capitol.
The organs, critics say, are not from babies, but from "products of conception." The organs, however, are valued by researchers because they are human organs. Planned Parenthood officials, who are themselves products of conception, maintain they have not violated any laws because they are legally allowed to seek compensation as long as they don't make a profit off of the organs they harvest. more >>
In the third installment of secret videos released by the Center for Medical Progress, a former StemExpress employee reveals the gory details of her on-the-job training in the procurement and sell of aborted babies' body parts.
Holly O'Donnell, who was hired as a phlebotomist, passed out on her first day of working at a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic after she was directed to pick up a baby's dismembered leg using tweezers.
"I could feel death and pain shoot up my body," she exclaimed. "I thought I was going to be just drawing blood, not procuring tissue from aborted fetuses." more >>
The potential release of Christian mother of five Asia Bibi, who recently saw her death sentence in Pakistan temporarily suspended, could be a "watershed moment" for all Christians falsely accused of blasphemy, a watchdog group has said.
"This could be a watershed moment as never before has a Christian blasphemy law victim had to appeal to the Supreme High Court, the majority are released at High Court. However the legal precedent that may be created as a consequence of a successful appeal could provide protection to future Christian victims faced with cases championed by aggressive, hatred fueled Islamic imams, while actual false eyewitnesses fail to appear during any stage of the court process," Wilson Chowdhry, president of the British Pakistani Christian Association, told The Christian Post on Monday.
"Moreover, a precedent could also limit the type of allegation that will be accepted by courts as a potential blasphemy. For instance, Asia Bibi's appeal focuses on the question she asked 'My Christ died for me, what did Muhammed do for you?' Despite 500 clerics in Pakistan believing the contents of the sentence was blasphemous, the majority of liberal imams outside of Pakistan believe the question exhibits little that could be construed as a blasphemy," Chowdhry added. more >>