A human rights group has warned that despite the passage of a new law in Egypt that aims to protect churches, long-standing restrictions on church construction remains in place, and little is being done to guarantee that radicals who attack Christians will be punished.
"Many Egyptians hoped that governments would respect and protect freedom of religion, including for Christians, after the 2011 [Arab Spring] uprising," said Joe Stork, deputy Middle East and North Africa director at Human Rights Watch.
"Instead, the authorities are ignoring the underlying systemic issues and sending a message that Christians can be attacked with impunity." more >>
A former member of the Islamic State in Afghanistan says the terrorist group is raping girls as young as 10 in the Central Asian country.
The Independent reported on Tuesday that a man identifying himself as Lahor Shah described IS to the Dubai-based news outlet Al-Aan TV as engaging in a wide range of crimes against humanity.
"I witnessed the worst crimes against humanity, perpetrated against Afghans, like the kidnapping and rape of girls aged no more than 10 or 12," explained Shah. more >>
Christian author and humanitarian Johnnie Moore recently labeled the Obama administration and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton "Christophobic" for their records on protecting religious liberty at home and abroad.
Moore told NewsMax earlier this week that President Obama and Clinton have failed Christians, especially those experiencing violent persecution in the Middle East.
A Yazidi mother and her son have detailed their community's horrific encounter with the brutal Islamic State terrorist group, and described how the jihadis conquered their homeland in Iraq in 2014 and heinously beheaded children.
CNS News reports that the unnamed Yazidi woman and her eight children appeared in a video testimony published by the Yezidi Human Rights Organization and produced by Dr. Hawar Moradi, a medical doctor who has worked at a number of displacement camps in northern Iraq.
As IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) captured Yazidi territories in northern Iraq in August of 2014, the mother recalls the panic and urgency to flee the area that the Yazidis felt. Although thousands of Yazidi families are now living in displacement camps in Kurdistan, not all Yazidis were able to escape the wrath of IS. more >>
The Islamic State terrorist organization has filmed the caged drowning of eight civilians who were accused of aiding the Iraqi government, along with a new propaganda video showing the ruthless slaughter and execution of men accused of spying for the United States.
An anonymous source who spoke with Iraqi News and lives in Iraq's Nineveh province explained that the brutal terrorist group carried out another one of its heinous drowning executions in its Iraqi stronghold of Mosul.
The eight civilians were chained inside a locked metal cage and submerged into a pool to drown to death. more >>
A new video, purportedly released by the Islamic State terror group on the Muslim festival of Eid, shows men accused of spying for the United States being slaughtered like lambs and hanging upside down from meat hooks inside a slaughterhouse.
The more than 12-minute video, titled "The Making of Illusion" and released from "Wilayat al-Khayr," aka Deir ez-Zor area of northeastern Syria on Monday, carries footage of executions and past terror attacks as well as "spy" scenes stolen from television shows and Hollywood movies, according to Heavy.com, which featured the unedited video on its website.
The video shows prisoners' throats being cut in a slaughterhouse, an executioner wearing a white outfit carrying two people, one under each arm, through the slaughterhouse and prisoners hanging upside down by their feet from meat hooks with their throats cut as others await execution, according to the Daily Mail. more >>