NEW YORK — The world woke up again to another deadly attack from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant last Tuesday and mourned.
In three coordinated nail bombings in Belgium claimed by the Islamic militant group, two at Brussels Airport in Zaventem, and one at Maalbeek metro station in Brussels, 35 people were killed and at least 270 more were injured.
The attacks quickly sparked a fresh round of debates on Islam and how to treat its adherents. more >>
A Pakistani descendant of the Islamic prophet Muhammad who was nearly stabbed to death by radical Muslims and brought back to life by the power of Jesus Christ, has released a new book detailing the life-threatening extremism he escaped and his life on the run.
Ali Sayed Husnain Shah, who comes from a prominent Shia Muslim family with direct genealogical connection to Muhammad, details in new book, The Cost: My Life On a Terrorist Hit List, how he went from being a member of one of the most prestigious Islamic families in Lahore to an infidel being forced to move from city to city in order to escape the wrath of Wahabi radicals who sought to kill him.
It all started when Ali, which is not his real name, was sent on a trip to Oxford, England, in 2007 at the age of 15 to visit his sick and elderly aunt Gulshan. more >>
The Freedom From Religion Foundation has demanded that the University of Iowa reverse its decision to allocate spaces on campus for full-time prayer for Muslim faculty, staff and students.
"This goes beyond any claimed accommodation provided to students. The University may not establish worship and prayer spaces targeted to certain religious persons and practices," FFRF staff attorney Patrick Elliott wrote to UI President Bruce Harreld, according to Press-Citizen.
The university is using two former offices in the Iowa Memorial Union as the prayer areas. more >>
A tutor in northern India allegedly killed his 11-year-old student for refusing to join the Islamic State terror group, according to the victim's family.
The victim, identified as Ravi Pal, a class 3 student from Kaserua Khurd village in Uttar Pradesh state's Allahabad district, was choked to death by his tutor, identified only as Irfan, according to Asia News International.
The student's father said Irfan was pressuring his son to join IS, also known as ISIS or ISIL, and killed him after the victim refused to do so. more >>
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest claimed Sunday's suicide bombing targeting Easter-celebrating Christians in Pakistan that killed 72 people and injured hundreds had more Muslim than Christian victims.
After the United States State Department failed to mention in its statement following the Taliban-linked bombing in a children's park in Lahore that the attack was targeted at Christians, Earnest admitted the attack specifically targeted Christians, but was quick to shift attention to the Muslim victims.
President Barack Obama has habitually shied away from acknowledging religious motivations behind terror attacks that happen around the world, and often points out that Muslims are victimized by radical Islamic terror just as much, if not more than religious minorities. more >>
In the wake of the bombing attack in Lahore Sunday that killed over 70 people, one Pakistani pastor was forced to take on the heavy responsibility of presiding over the burial services for six children and young adults Easter Monday.
About 29 children died after a suicide bomber affiliated with a Pakistani Taliban offshoot blew himself up in front of families celebrating Easter Sunday in one of Lahore's largest recreational parks.