Dr. Ben Carson has ignited a big media controversy by proclaiming he would not support a Muslim as President. Dr. Carson has since amplified his comments to explain that he would oppose an Islamist, someone who wanted to impose Sharia law on the United States.
As I, and others have noted, for Sharia law to be imposed anywhere in America, at the local, state, or federal level, one would have to rescind Article VI of the Constitution, which bans any religious test for office. You would also have to rescind at least the First Amendment (which guarantees no government establishment of religion, which Sharia law would require), as well as the Fourteenth Amendment, which guarantees equal protection under the law, which Sharia law would not grant to women and non-Muslims.
However, followers of Islam are not monolithic. It must always be remembered that so far, at least 90% of the victims of Islamist terrorism have been other Muslims who refuse to acquiesce to the sectarian cultic interpretation of Islamist jihad as the only legitimate understanding of Islam. more >>
As public outrage grew amid reports of student Ahmed Mohamed's arrest for taking a homemade clock to school last week, new questions are emerging about the 14-year-old who became an international sensation and the authenticity of his clock.
Mayor Beth Van Duyne of Irving, Texas, where MacArthur High School is located, said Tuesday, "The other side of the story is not coming out," during a televised interview with Glenn Beck.
Van Duyne and local law enforcement officials in Irving are calling on Mohamed's parents to allow for the additional release of information regarding the incident at Mohamed's high school in the Irving Independent School District. However, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the family's attorney has advised them not to agree to the information release request. more >>
I pressed my forehead against the door of my apartment. After emptying my purse twice in 15 minutes, it was time to admit that my keys were inside and I was locked out.
This happened in 2002. My husband and I had lived in the D.C. metro area for only two months, and we shared a cell phone and a car — both of which were in his possession at that moment.
The closest payphone was about a mile away and walking to it alone in the dark scared me, so I decided to ask someone who lived in the apartment complex for help. I didn't know any of my neighbors, but a couple who smiled at me a lot lived upstairs and I knew they were home. Nervously, I knocked on their door and the husband, whose name I learned was Hasim, opened it and invited me inside before I said a word. more >>
Megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress has backed GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson over the recent controversy in which Carson suggested that a Muslim whose beliefs stand in opposition to the Constitution should not serve as president of the United States. Jeffress, who leads the 11,000-member First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, said Christian voters need to use a religious litmus when deciding on a candidate.
"To say that a candidate's faith doesn't make any difference is absolutely ridiculous," Jeffress told OneNewsNow in an article posted on Tuesday.
He added that Christians need to use a "religious litmus story [sic]" when picking a candidate. more >>
The Islamic State terror group has reportedly executed a 15-year-old boy accused of homosexuality, along with nine other men, which it shot on two separate instances.
While seven of the suspects were executed in Rastan, the Homs province of central Syria, the teenager and two other men were killed in the town of Hreitan in northern Aleppo, as reported by Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Founder and Director Rami Abdel Rahman.
With thousands of migrants arriving on European shores each day, Rev. Canon Andrew White, also known as "the Vicar of Baghdad," is criticizing European governments for focusing their attentions on migrants within their own borders instead of helping poor Iraqi and Syrian refugees stuck in the Middle East.
In a statement reported by Breitbart London, White, who was the only Anglican vicar in Iraq before he fled the country in 2014 after receiving death threats from the Islamic State, said it's wrong for European leaders to focus resources on migrants coming from all over the world while Iraqi refugees who are running for their lives from IS are being ignored.
He insisted that more resources should be used to help Iraqi refugees who have fled into Middle Eastern nations like Lebanon and Jordan. more >>