Pastor Saeed Abedini, a former American hostage who was held for three and a half years in an Iranian prison for his Christian faith, said on the 15th anniversary of 9/11 that Muslims started a war on Christianity with the terror attacks.
Abedini said that although most Christian pastors do not want to say it, Islam is a satanic religion that leads people astray.
President Barack Obama could potentially face the first veto override of his presidency, after a bill allowing 9/11 victims' families to sue Saudi Arabia was unanimously passed in the House.
"We miss them. And we grieve at what they have missed in lives cut short by terrorists whose immediate targets were innocents and whose ongoing target is everything America has stood for, fought for and promised to protect and defend since our union was formed," the families said in a statement, according to CBS News.
"And we anguish especially as we witness the spread of the poisonous ideology that is determined to ensure that 9/11 was only the beginning." more >>
The government of North Korea has carried out its fifth and largest nuclear warhead test on Friday, claiming that it has mastered the ability to mount a warhead on a ballistic missile, despite countless international sanctions and warnings by world leaders.
Reuters reports that the blast took place on the 68th anniversary of North Korea's founding, with South Korea registering a 5.3 magnitude quake near the nuclear test site at Punggye-ri, Kilju County, which has also been the location of the four previous tests.
World leaders were quick to condemn the test, with South Korea's President Park Geun-hye calling Kim Jong Un's regime "fanatically reckless." more >>
The Islamic State terror group is plotting to use chainsaws to kill Christians at a shopping center in Belgium, according to the son of a radical Muslim cleric who made the startling confession to police.
According to the British news site Mirror, a radicalized teenager, who remains nameless and is believed to be the son of radical imam Shayh Alami from the Belgian city of Verviers, was arrested by authorities after he was seen in a short video walking down the street and calling for Muslims to murder all Christians.
The Mirror reports that after the teen was arrested, he admitted to authorities during questioning that IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) is recruiting lone wolf jihadis to carry out a chainsaw attack at a local shopping center. more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham has decried Chicago's homicide rate of over 500 people killed this year alone as a "grim milestone."
In a Facebook message posted on Wednesday, the head of Samaritan's Purse and Billy Graham Evangelistic Association reflected on the nearly 3,000 shootings that have resulted in 546 deaths this year, as reported by the Chicago Tribune and other local and national news outlets.
"This is a grim milestone. So far in 2016, more than 500 homicides have been committed in the city of Chicago. Ninety people were murdered just in August alone. One of them was a cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade," wrote Graham. more >>
President Barack Obama's administration admitted on Tuesday that it paid as much as $1.7 billion to Iran earlier this year, but has continued denying the charge that at least part of that money was used to ransom hostages held by the Islamic Republic.
A Treasury spokeswoman told the Associated Press that an initial payment of $400 million was sent to Iran on January 17, while the remaining $1.3 billion was delivered over two more installments on Jan. 22 and Feb. 5.
Several Republicans, such as Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., have accused the White House of using that initial $400 million to secure the release of four American prisoners that had been held hostage by Iran, including pastor Saeed Abedini, who had been imprisoned for his Christian faith. more >>