Two Coptic Christian brothers were kidnapped and executed by suspected Islamic State extremists earlier this month in Western Libya after being lured in with the promise of employment.
According to the prominent U.S.-based Christian persecution monitoring agency International Christian Concern, 37 year-old Wasfy Bakhit Gad Mikhail, his brother, 31-year-old Sabry Bakhit and their younger brother, 27-year-old Fahmy Bakhit migrated to Misrata, Libya, over a year-and-a-half ago in hopes of finding better employment opportunities to provide for their families in Upper Egypt.
As the men sought employment in construction, Wasfy received a phone call from a Libyan man on Nov. 6. asking him if he would be able to put a concrete roof on a building. more >>
Arizona Sen. John McCain has warned that GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump is turning Muslims around the world against the U.S. because of his rhetoric.
McCain, who was the Republican presidential nominee in 2008, told CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday that Trump's comments about Muslim people "has an interesting effect of turning Muslims all over the world against the United States of America."
He also alleged that Trump is making America's mission against the Islamic State terror group in Iraq and Syria more difficult, and at the same time pushed for 10,000 combat troops to be deployed to the region. more >>
Islamic State has released a new video in English, threatening the United States and its allies that are fighting the Sunni terror group in Iraq and Syria, to "bring it on," and mocking the U.S. army with the claim that 6,500 American soldiers kill themselves each year.
The roughly four-minute video begins with the description of the "Caliph's" territory, saying it's a state built on "prophetic methodology, striving to follow the Quran and Sunna." It states that secular states are built on man-made laws, and then calls all Muslims to come under one flag.
"This is the source of our glory: our obedience to our lord. We are uncompromising in our call to Tawhid (Islamic monotheism). We only call to Allah, unlike the countless deviant factions raising their false banners," it says. more >>
Muslim radicals allegedly set on fire a Christian TV station in Karachi, Pakistan, resulting in the collapse of the building.
Staff of Christian TV station Gawahi TV said masked men burned their head office at 2:30 a.m. and fled from the scene right after. The station, which was founded more than two years ago by Catholics and Protestants, had constantly received treats from Muslim radicals before the arson happened, according to Breitbart.
Gawahi TV was originally founded in February 2013 for the purpose of spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Pakistan through nonstop broadcasts of songs, sermons, Bible reflections, and evangelical message for young Christians. The Christian TV station had repeatedly requested protection from the threats of Muslim radicals in the area, but authorities were unable to grant their request, the report details. more >>
An Egyptian mother of two was brutally murdered by her Muslim family members after she married a Coptic Christian man, converted to Christianity and left her hometown, Egyptian news sites are reporting.
According to Eshhad, an online clearinghouse for religious persecution violations in Egypt, Marwa Ahmed left her home and family in Tamiyyah, Faiyum at the age of 23, to marry a Coptic Christian man and convert to Christianity. The couple then moved to Alexandria where Ahmed gave birth to two children, a son and daughter.
The 26-year-old Ahmed and her husband returned to Tamiyyah this month to visit her husband's family. Eshhad reports that Ahmed's father tried to hide his daughter at her brother's house in Qalubiyah to protect her from her uncle. more >>
Donald Trump has continued to stand behind his claim that American Muslims in New Jersey celebrated the 9/11 terror attacks on New York, despite widespread media criticism, and denial by both police and Jersey City's mayor.
Trump has claimed that there are "thousands and thousands" of people who cheered in Jersey City as the World Trade Center buildings went down, despite Mayor Seteven Fulop stating that "no one in Jersey City cheered on Sept. 11. We were actually among the first to provide responders to help in lower Manhattan.
On Thursday, Trump linked on his Facebook page to an article that was posted on InfoWars, a website by controversial conservative radio show host Alex Jones, where a Jersey resident claims that the GOP Presidential candidate is "telling the truth." more >>