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 >>
Islamic State militants have reportedly stitched four people's mouth shut with wire simply because they were talking about military victories against the heinous terrorist group.
According to Sputnik News, IS (also known as ISIS and ISIL) jihadis used metal wire to stitch the four victims' mouths shut on Tuesday in the group's Iraqi stronghold of Mosul because they were all involved in a conversation discussing the successes of the Iraqi Army in its offensive against IS.
"Four of our residents were discussing the success of the army in a casual conversation about politics, when another man suddenly joined in. He casually discussed with them the defeat of ISIS and offensive operations in Nineveh," a Mosul resident, who chose to remain nameless due to fear of retaliation from IS, told Sputnik International. "Later, all four people were caught. Right where they were standing, their mouths were sewn up with metal wire." more >>
Several news sites are reporting that a Saudi Arabia court has sentenced a man to 10 years in prison, along with a punishment of 2,000 lashes, for several messages on his Twitter account that denied the existence of God and criticized the Koran, the Islamic holy book.
The Sun first reported on the story on Wednesday, revealing that the atheist refused the chance to repent, and instead said that his Twitter messages reflected his views, further arguing that he had the right to express them.
The Daily Mail noted that police investigated his social media accounts and found that he had accused Islamic prophets of lying and teaching hostility. The man also denied the existence of God, which under a controversial law is marked as "terrorism." more >>
Islamic State recruiters are praying to Allah and calling on him to ensure that Donald Trump wins the presidential election in November, according to an analysis of postings on messaging services used by the heinous terrorist outfit.
Foreign Affairs magazine reports that interviews with IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) supporters and recent defectors indicate that the jihadis are rooting for Trump to defeat Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton because they think the Republican nominee will help lead the United States and the West toward destruction.
In a post on the IS-linked Telegram chanel, "Nashir," an IS spokesman wrote that he prayed for Trump to win the 2016 general election. more >>
Christian apologist and best-selling author Nabeel Qureshi announced Tuesday evening that he has been diagnosed with advanced stomach cancer and will be stepping out from his traveling ministry work and cancelling scheduled speaking engagements.
Qureshi, a Christian convert from Islam whose new book, No God But One: Allah or Jesus? was released Tuesday, took to his Facebook page to inform his fans and followers of the troubling news of his illness, saying that the prognosis is "quite grim."
"This is an announcement that I never expected to make, but God in His infinite and sovereign wisdom has chosen me for this refining, and I pray He will be glorified through my body and my spirit," Qureshi wrote. "My family and I have received the news that I have advanced stomach cancer, and the clinical prognosis is quite grim. Nonetheless, we are going to pursue healing aggressively, both medical and miraculous, relying on God and the fact that He is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine." more >>
Megachurch pastor and author Erwin Raphael McManus deals with one of life's toughest questions, is Jesus the only way, and what about those who have never heard of Him?
In a re-podcast on the website of Mosaic, the church in Los Angeles, California, where McManus is the pastor, he read out questions sent to him by people from around the U.S. and Australia.
At the heart of the questions were two issues. How can we possibly conceive the fact that Jesus is the only way to God when the world is predominantly Hindu, Buddhist or Muslim? And what about those who have never heard of Christ but have lived a moral or just life? more >>