A California-based human rights activist and lawyer, who has been helping minorities and women across the Middle East for over a decade, recently testified at the United Nations, narrating incidents such as parents in Syria being sent a video of their kidnapped daughters being raped and tortured by Islamic State, and the dismembered body parts of their daughters in bags. U.S. media chose not to report on it.
Jacqueline Isaac, vice president of the humanitarian group Roads of Success, began her testimony by saying that she is not speaking as a lawyer or an activist, but as a "fellow human being."
"I stand with the beautiful, brave, resilient survivors that I spent extensive time with in Iraq – those that saw their parents killed before them and then taken by ISIS and categorized like merchandise based on whether they thought they were beautiful or not, their age, and whether they were virgins. Like merchandise," Isaac said at the U.N. on April 28, according to CNS News. more >>
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has the potential to become the Indian version of Abraham Lincoln, says one human rights activist after the country's leader declared his devotion to help the poorest and most deprived social class, and labeled the unjust caste system as "poison" in an interview on Friday.
As the caste system makes it nearly impossible for those considered to be "Dalits" or "untouchables" and their children to rise from the lowest rung of Indian society and earn their way to a comfortable life, millions of Dalits have rioted in recent weeks to protest and proclaim that the injustice they face must end.
What is becoming known as the "Dalit uprising" began in July, as millions of Dalits have rioted against the Indian system of social order and have demanded that they finally be given the rights granted to them by the country's Constitution. more >>
Four former hostages who were held by the Islamic State terror group at an abandoned oil refinery in Syria in 2014 have revealed that Kayla Mueller, the Christian aid worker who was slain in IS captivity last year, refused to deny Jesus Christ despite being repeatedly raped and tortured.
Frida Saide of Sweden and Patricia Chavez of Peru and Belgium, who were held alongside 26-year-old Mueller in the oil refinery, said that despite what Mueller was forced to suffer through, she remained steadfast in her Christian faith, The Associated Press reports.
Chavez noted that Mueller acted like a big sister to the other captured girls, looking to keep up their spirits despite the grim situation they were in. more >>
Former Playboy cover model and 1990s sex symbol Pamela Anderson has come out against pornography, referring to its use as a harmful addiction.
In an op-ed co-authored by social commentator and Orthodox Rabbi Shmuley Boteach for The Wall Street Journal, Anderson pointed to the most recent sexting scandal of former Congressman Anthony Weiner.
"If anyone still had doubts about the addictive dangers of pornography, Anthony Weiner should have put [them to rest] with his repeated, self-sabotaging sexting," wrote Anderson and Boteach earlier this week. more >>
Militants with the Islamic State terror group in Mosul, one of the captured cities in Iraq, reportedly executed nine youths by slicing them in half with chainsaws as punishment for joining an anti-ISIS faction.
Iraqi News reported on Wednesday of a "well placed source" inside Mosul that recalled the graphic execution, which was apparently sanctioned by one of the terror group's courts.
"The death sentence pronounced by ISIS sharia court stated that the men should be tied to an iron pole in the center of Tal Afar Square in Mosul and then sliced into two with an electric chainsaw," the anonymous source said. more >>
Texas Christian University is offering students three course credits for interning with the largest abortion business in the United States.
According to the pro-life campus activist group Students for Life of America, the history department of the Disciples of Christ-affiliated school in Fort Worth sent out an email to its students advertising an opportunity to intern with Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas.
As part of the internship, a student or students would work to "develop a project highlighting [Planned Parenthood's] history in Fort Worth since it was established here in 1935." more >>