Islamic State militants in the group's Syrian stronghold of Raqqa are subjecting their wives and sex slaves to "brutal" and "abnormal" sexual acts, which are causing many women to seek medical attention for their sex-related injuries.
The monitoring group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, a group of Syrian activists who report on the militant group's atrocious behavior from inside the caliphate, was informed by doctors and physicians that ISIS militants, especially foreign militants, suffer from "sexual anomalies" that cause them to have "brutal instinctive desire for sex."
Although ISIS claims to promote conservative principles and even punishes women for not wearing the appropriate head covering in public, this "brutal" appetite for sex causes militants to seek multiple wives and even buy captured women to use as sex slaves. more >>
President Barack Obama has finally identified the 21 Egyptians beheaded by ISIS as Christians, after initially facing criticism for failing to point out that fact in his response to the massacre. Dr. Richard Land, president of the Southern Evangelical Seminary, congratulated Obama for taking this "first step," but also urged him to admit that the ISIS militants are "radical Islamic jihadists."
"The President acknowledges the martyrdom of Egyptians 'Christians' in Libya. This is an important and significant first step. It is well past time for the president and America's political leaders of both parties to realistically assess the world as it is, not as they might wish it to be," said Land, who also serves as the executive editor of The Christian Post.
The AP reports that 21 Coptic Christians were beheaded in Libya. They were faithful unto death. Their murderers were Islamic State (IS) members, in affiliation with the main body of IS, which is in Syria and in Iraq.
The video shows 21 captives in orange jumpsuits with each captive being led by an IS member at the Libyan shores of the Mediterranean Sea. The Christians are forced to get down on their knees, and are then beheaded. All of the captors had their faces covered, to hide their identities.
I suppose you could say this was IS's version of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre---although we don't know when the executions actually took place. more >>
A Florida church was the possible victim of a hate crime this week after vandals set fire to the building and spray painted swastikas and the Islamic phrase "Allahu Akbar" along its walls.
New Shiloh Christian Church of Melbourne, a rapidly growing church founded in 1997, was vandalized sometime early Monday morning.
Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, joined Father Gerald Murray of New York on Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor" Tuesday night to encourage Americans of all faiths to contact the White House and demand that the Obama administration call out radical Islam and take action to defeat the Islamic State terrorist organization.
"This is a part of a disturbing pattern," Jeffress said when asked by Bill O'Reilly what he made of Obama's initial refusal to call the ISIS beheading victims Coptic Christians [until he publically acknowledged that the 21 Egyptian men were Christians and not just "citizens" in a Wednesday LA Times op-ed].
Jeffress continued, "This president is continually lecturing us that we're not in a religious war against Islam, and while that's true, it's time for the president to get off of his high horse and acknowledge that radical Islam is in a religious war against us. Until we understand that, we won't understand where this is headed." more >>
In a Middle Eastern Christian village there was a pastor named Joseph. He is a man of middle age who has the energy of someone half his age. He is usually neatly dressed and clean-shaven, but lately he has taken on a more unkempt look—his clothes wrinkled and his face stubbly from shaving neglect. He has strong arms, a long, lean face, uncombed hair, and kind, dark eyes.
When he first heard ISIS was on its way this summer, he went frantically from house to house to warn people that their lives were in danger. Eventually, however, he ran out of time. There were just too many Christians and too few hours left. The roads were crowded from those exiting and it quickly became apparent that not everyone would make it out by the time ISIS made it in.
There was one particular family he knew would probably not make it—a family he loved. I can't imagine what he felt as he went to their door that day. more >>