Displaying its newest barbaric method of execution, the Islamic State terrorist organization executed seven of its own fighters on Monday by boiling them to death.
According to the British news site The Daily Star, an unnamed source in Iraq told Arabic language media that senior IS (also known as ISIS, ISIL and Daesh) commanders executed seven militants who deserted the battlefield in the town of al-Sharqat in the Salahuddin province, where the jihadis were battling Iraqi forces.
As the militant outfit is continuously looking for new and more heinous ways to kill, the report indicates that the seven jihadis had their hands and legs tightly bound and were tossed into large pots of boiling water and burned alive. more >>
Police in Pakistan are doing little to protect the minority Christian community from the harassment they face from the Muslim majority, including threats to convert to Islam or abandon their homes, according to an Asian Human Rights Commission report.
While attacks and persecution against Christians have been ongoing throughout the country in the past few years, AHRC said in its report that Christians residing in Chak 44, Mandi Bahaudin, Punjab Province, have especially faced aggression at the hands of the local Muslim community.
The human rights report summarized several local instances of Muslims placing conditions on Christians to choose between converting to Islam or leaving the village, a threat which police have done little to respond to. What is more, Christians often face unsubstantiated allegations of blasphemy, which puts them in trouble with Islamic clerics. more >>
If you're living in America or Europe, the biggest story of this century is probably not what you think it is. Your global worldview forecast is next.
We told you recently on BreakPoint that despite appearances in our corner of the world, religion is not going extinct. Quite the contrary. Predictions by the likes of Nietzsche, Marx, and Freud that faith would vanish have turned out spectacularly wrong.
Yes, in the West (particularly Europe) religion is on the decline. But on a global scale, secularism is the worldview that's losing steam. more >>
A 3-year-old Swedish boy who was being groomed by his radicalized mother to be a part of the next generation of Islamic State jihadis has died after he accidentally blew himself up with a hand grenade in Syria.
According to the Swedish news outlet SVT, the unnamed boy and his older siblings were taken from western Sweden to an area of Syria controlled by IS (also known as ISIS, ISIL or Daesh) by their mother when the now-slain boy was just 2 years old.
The mother reportedly said she wanted her sons to grow up to be IS militants before one was killed after he found a grenade in the family's home and began playing with it. As the boy played with the grenade he reportedly tripped, which caused an explosion that led to his death. more >>
Top Islamic clerics in Saudi Arabia have spoken out in outrage against the Islamic State terror group following three suicide bombings in the country, including one near the Prophet's Mosque in Medina, which is Islam's second holiest site.
The Senior Council of Ulema said the bombers "violated everything that is sacred" in their attacks against the holy sites. BBC News noted that four security guards were killed in the bombing in Medina, though only the terrorists died in two other separate attacks in Jeddah and Qatif on Monday.
IS has carried out a number of violent attacks throughout the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in predominantly Muslim countries, such as Turkey, Bangladesh and Iraq. more >>
Bangladeshi Islamist terrorists, who held hostages at a cafe in the national capital of Dhaka Friday through Saturday, spared and provided meals to those who were able to recite a verse from the Quran, but hacked to death the other 20 hostages, who were mostly foreigners and included a U.S. citizen, according to the father of a Muslim survivor.
"The gunmen were doing a background check on religion by asking everyone to recite from the Quran. Those who could recite a verse or two were spared. The others were tortured," Rezaul Karim, father of Hasnat Karim who was held hostage inside the Holey Artisan Bakery along with others, told The Daily Star.
The survivor, his wife Sharmin Karim, 13-year-old daughter Safa and eight-year-old Rayan were at the Spanish restaurant in Dhaka's diplomatic zone to celebrate Safa's birthday. They were among the 13 hostages who were freed in a joint-rescue operation by the military, paramilitary Border Guard Bangladesh, police and elite force Rapid Action Battalion. more >>