A look into the personal journal carried by New York City and New Jersey bombing suspect, Ahmad Khan Rahami, at the time of his capture shows the true jihadi intentions behind his terrorist acts.
The 28-year-old Rahami, who was captured after a shootout with police on Monday in New Jersey, has been charged by federal prosecutors in both New Jersey and New York with planting a series of bombs across the two states, including a pressure cooker bomb that exploded on West 23rd Street in Manhattan on Saturday and injured 31 people.
An affidavit filed in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday provides details on the radical Islamic thoughts floating through the head of Rahami, who was born in Afghanistan in 1988 and first came to the United States in 1995 before he became a naturalized citizen in 2011. more >>
Iranian-American Pastor Saeed Abedini spoke out against mass executions before a Free Iran rally at the U.N. in New York on Tuesday, preaching that God sees all the bloodshed, and He never forgets the cries of the victims.
Abedini said in his speech, posted online, that for the last 40 years in Iran "we have seen that freedom of press, freedom of religion, freedom of speech have been abused."
He recounted his three and-a-half years spent in Iranian prison for his Christian faith, and noted that every Wednesday in Rajaeeshar prison, where he was kept, government officials would execute his fellow prisoners. more >>
Family Research Council Action and Concerned Women for America have embarked on a 20-state nationwide Values Bus Tour aimed at educating voters about the importance of the 2016 presidential election and the impact it will have on religious freedom, parental rights, national security, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
"If we, as values voters, do not stand up and exercise our freedoms now, we may lose them tomorrow," FRC President Tony Perkins said as the tour began last week in Omaha, Nebraska.
"We have political choices in this election that will either allow Americans to regain the freedoms that have eroded under the Obama administration or make it even more difficult for Americans to live their lives according to their beliefs. This is not a time to stand on the sidelines," he added. more >>
Evangelist Franklin Graham is expressing his displeasure this week at the White House for its handling of the recent terror attacks in Minnesota, New York City and New Jersey.
Writing on his Facebook page Graham asked: "Why is it so hard for our president and his administration to call Islamic terrorism what it is?"
Graham was particularly irked that President Obama called the stabbing of eight people in a Minnesota shopping mall by an attacker who yelled "Allahu Akbar" during the assault a "potential act of terrorism." more >>
Christians in Aleppo are trying to keep the faith amid news that the ceasefire in Syria has already ended, Bishop George Abu Khazen said on Monday.
On Sunday, the faithful celebrated a mass of thanksgiving for the canonization of Mother Teresa. "The church was full, the bishops and faithful of all the churches in Aleppo were present. As pastors, we are comforted by the sight of so many Christians who live the tremendous moment we are going through in faith," said Khazen, Apostolic Vicar of Aleppo for the Catholics of the Latin rite, to Fides News Agency.
"I get emotional when I think that thanks to their faith the Lord will bless us and give us His peace." more >>
The Homeland Security Department's inspector general revealed on Monday that as many as 858 immigrants who had pending deportation orders have mistakenly been granted U.S. citizenship and allowed to stay in the country.
"Incomplete digital fingerprint records hinder adjudicators' full review of naturalization applications and may lead to USCIS granting the rights and privileges of U.S. citizenship to those who may be ineligible or may be trying to obtain citizenship fraudulently," the DHS inspector general's office said in a statement.