Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. told students on Wednesday that the university will soon be changing its gun policy to allow those with concealed-carry permits to have guns inside residence halls.
The Lynchburg News & Advance reports that Falwell, the son of the Evangelical school's founder Jerry Falwell Sr., told thousands of students at his final convocation of 2015 that he has proposed changes to the university's concealed-carry policy to allow students to keep guns inside their dorm rooms.
"As the president of this university community, I've helped nearly 15,000 students and 7,000 faculty and staff," Falwell stated. "I take very seriously my responsibility to keep you safe in an increasingly dangerous world." more >>
Following the shooting in San Bernadino, California, last week, 2015 has become the deadliest year for jihad-inspired terror attacks on American soil since 2001, according to a Washington-based think tank.
The New America Foundation, a non-partisan think tank that focuses on a wide range of public policy issues, has compiled a set of data outlining various massacres that have occurred inside the United States since the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2011, that killed nearly 3,000 people.
The list, which was released after last Wednesday's jihad-inspired mass shooting in San Bernardino, finds that 19 people have been killed by radical Islamic extremists in the U.S. this year alone, making 2015 the most violent year for Islamic extremism in America since 2001. more >>
As GOP frontrunner Donald Trump stirred controversy this week by saying he would bar Muslims from entering the U.S., the Pew Research Center noted that a majority of American Muslims prefer the Democratic Party to the Republican Party.
A growing percentage of American immigrants are Muslim — with their percentage doubling from 1992 to 2012 — and 70 percent of American Muslims lean toward or identify with the Democrat Party, while only 11 percent identify as Republicans, according to a Pew study The Christian Post reported on earlier this year.
Sixty-eight percent of Muslims said they prefer a big federal government with more government programs, while just 21 percent said they favor smaller government with fewer programs. more >>
The Islamic State terror group has reportedly been expanding its recruitment efforts into China with a new song in Mandarin seeking to attract Chinese Muslims to jihad.
The "I am Mujahid" song was released earlier this week, and has been reported on by several sources, including terrorism monitoring website SITE intelligence Group. The song's lyrics call for "Muslim brothers to awaken," to take up weapons, and to "die fighting on the battlefield."
The song is being distributed online by the Al Hayat Media Center, which is the terror group's foreign-language media division. more >>
A petition in the United Kingdom asking for parliament to ban Donald Trump from entering the country has reached over 240,000 signatures and at least two members of the government called him a "hate preacher."
Parliament must respond to any petition with over 10,000 signatures and must formally debate one that reaches over 100,000.
"The UK has banned entry to many individuals for hate speech. The same principles should apply to everyone who wishes to enter the UK," reads the petition. more >>
A Georgia church headed by former Southern Baptist Convention President Bryant Wright is lending a hand to help Syrian refugees resettle in the United States.
Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, which is located in Marietta, is helping to resettle a Syrian family in the state that has fled the ongoing conflict in the Middle Eastern nation.