A Swedish prosecutor has ruled that flying the Islamic State's black flag is perfectly legal and does not constitute a hate crime, even though the terrorist group strives to kill all non-Muslims and others who oppose its violent brand of Sunni Islam.
According to the Swedish news outlet The Local, prosecutor Gisela Sjövall said last week that she won't be prosecuting a 23-year-old man who posted pictures of the IS flag on his Facebook page in June.
After posting the flag to his social media account, the man, who came to Sweden from Syria, was investigated by police in the town of Laholm on the grounds that he might be guilty of spreading "hate speech" by supporting the flag of the brutal and heinous terrorist outfit. more >>
Iraqi Christians who were driven out of their ancestral home of Mosul by ISIS in 2014 are praying they'll finally be liberated from the terror group after the allied military offensive and able to safely return without reprisal from those who supported IS' ethno-religious genocide.
"They've been waiting for this day after being forced out in the summer of 2014, and many Christians have been living in very miserable conditions since. A number are eager to go back," said Father Emanuel Youkhana of the Assyrian Church of the East, according to Catholic News Service.
"Of course the military operation is just the first of several phases paving the way for their return. They will need security and other guarantees before they go back," he continued. "Also much reconstruction and rehabilitation of the region occupied the Islamic State militants will need to take place." more >>
A trove of emails recently released by WikiLeaks allegedly belonging to John Podesta, Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, revealed a biased working relationship between the Democratic presidential nominee's campaign and some members of the nation's most influential media organizations.
In emails released Tuesday, according to the New York Post, CNN political commentator Donna Brazile appeared to give the Clinton campaign notice of a question ahead of the cable network's presidential town hall earlier this year. "From time to time I get the questions in advance," Brazile, then vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee, wrote in a March 12, 2016, e-mail to Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri.
An Islamic State militant in the group's largest Iraqi stronghold of Mosul beheaded his own father for allegedly insulting the barbaric terrorist group's leader.
According to BAS News, a local source in Mosul told the Arabic language Iraqi news outlet Al-Sumaria that an IS jihadi beheaded his own father because he allegedly called the group's so-called caliph, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a "dog" and criticized the militant group's violent Muslim ideology.
The source also explained that the beheading occurred last Wednesday in front of a public audience in Mosul's city center. more >>
Jesus still appears to people in their dreams, even to those who reject the Gospel, according to Christian apologist Barry Leventhal.
Leventhal, professor of church missions and ministries and director of the graduate school of ministry program at Southern Evangelical Seminary, told those gathered at SES' 23rd annual National Conference on Christian apologetics in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Friday that Jesus even appeared to people during the Holocaust.
As an example, Leventhal shared the testimony of a Jewish man named Joseph who during the Holocaust was forced to work in a Nazi labor camp. more >>
Following reports that a 35-year-old woman was stabbed to death by her husband in Sydney, Australia, for converting to Christianity, persecution news agencies are bringing attention to the vast number of Iranians who are forced to flee the country after their conversions.
"Christianity has been spreading rapidly among Iranians in recent years. This has caused many of them being forced to leave Iran as the government doesn't tolerate conversion from Islam," Mohabat News, an Iranian Christian news agency, reported on Sunday.
"Iranian expats have been embracing Christianity in large numbers as well. Many describe this wave of conversion to Christianity among Iranians living outside Iran as a spiritual awakening among them." more >>