France experienced a horrific terrorist attack Thursday evening that claimed the lives of 84 people and left 202 injured. The tragedy comes less than a year after the Paris attacks that killed more than 100 people.
On Bastille Day on the French Riveria, 31-year-old Tunisian-born Frenchman Mohamed Bouhlel drove a truck into a crowded area of Nice.
Below is a timeline of what took place, as events unfolded that evening and well into the following day. more >>
Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is trailing his Democratic contender Hillary Clinton in support among Hispanic registered voters, but Clinton is nearly statistically tied to Trump if the margin of error is taken into account among English-dominant Hispanics, according to a new poll by Pew Research.
Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, has a 66 percent to 24 percent advantage over Trump among Hispanic registered voters, but her Republican rival Trump is almost even with her among English-dominant speakers with 41 percent support, compared to her 48 percent, when the margin of error of 6.7 percent is taken into account, the poll found, which means they are statistically even.
Before the 2012 election, the then Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney had the support of 21 percent Hispanic voters, and in 2008, the then GOP candidate Sen. John McCain had 23 percent support. more >>
A left-wing German politician who was raped by three migrant men in January in the city of Mannheim has admitted that she lied about their nationalities and falsely claimed they had spoken German because she was afraid of encouraging racism.
Breitbart News reported that Selin Gören, a spokeswoman for the left-wing youth movement Solid, was attacked by three men in a play area late one January night while she was working as a refugee activist. She went to report the sexual assault to police immediately after the attack, but omitted details about the ethnicity of the men, and also failed to mention that they were speaking Arabic or Farsi.
She told police her attackers were speaking German and had also robbed her, but 12 hours later went back to tell the truth. more >>
If the director of a homeless shelter had no requirements for entry, the whole enterprise would become dangerous and fall into disarray. Without law and order, you wouldn't have a "shelter." All you would have is a makeshift camp where those with evil intentions find it easy to get inside and prey upon the weak. Hence the need for specific requirements prior to entry.
In many respects, America throughout her history has been a huge "homeless shelter."
Representative Mia Love (R-Utah) said, "My parents immigrated to the United States with $10 in their pocket and a belief that the America they had heard about really did exist as the land of opportunity." more >>
Naghmeh Abedini, the wife of formerly imprisoned American Pastor Saeed, says she and her family came to America as Muslim immigrants before converting to Christianity after witnessing the love of Jesus Christ exhibited by those who helped her.
"I was a Muslim immigrant. I left a devastating war between Iran and Iraq. America gave me the freedom to choose Jesus as my Lord and Savior. When we came to America more than 30 years ago I was treated with love and acceptance by the Christians. I could see the tender heart of Jesus toward foreigners and the lost through the Christians that surrounded us," Abedini wrote in a Facebook post.
"I have parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins and my 95 year old grandmother who all came to America as Muslim immigrants and found Jesus here." more >>
Both the Church of England and the Catholic Church in England and Wales have urged the United Kingdom to continue showing compassion and generosity toward strangers in need despite the results of Thursday's national referendum, in which British citizens voted to leave the European Union.
"As citizens of the United Kingdom, whatever our views during the referendum campaign, we must now unite in a common task to build a generous and forward looking country, contributing to human flourishing around the world. We must remain hospitable and compassionate, builders of bridges and not barriers," the CofE wrote in its official response to the referendum.
"Many of those living among us and alongside us as neighbours, friends and work colleagues come from overseas and some will feel a deep sense of insecurity. We must respond by offering reassurance, by cherishing our wonderfully diverse society, and by affirming the unique contribution of each and every one," it added. more >>