Families of Americans missing in Brussels since this week's deadly suicide bombings by Islamist militants were desperate on Thursday for any word of their loved ones after a false alarm that a missing U.S. couple had been found.
About a dozen Americans were hurt in Tuesday's attacks on Brussels' airport and a metro station, but there have been no confirmed U.S. fatalities so far, according to U.S. officials, who added that the situation remained very fluid.
At least 31 people were killed and more than 270 wounded in the blasts that were claimed by the Islamic State militant group and sent shockwaves across Europe and the world. more >>
To a Muslim terrorist, unbelievers are unbelievers, be they children, women, or men, and killing them is doing Allah's work.
That's why Muslim terrorists could carry out their horrific acts in Brussels this week, indiscriminately murdering and maiming people who, in all likelihood, never lifted a finger against a Muslim in their entire lives.
It didn't matter. To the radical Muslim, they are guilty and they deserve to die. more >>
The Islamic State terrorist organization has trained and is deploying over 400 fighters to go into Europe and carry out deadly attacks like the ones the group has already claimed responsibility for in Belgium and France, intelligence officials have said.
The Associated Press reports that Iraqi and European intelligence officers and a French lawmaker are warning that the barbaric terrorist group is running camps in Iraq, Syria and even in the former Soviet bloc where militants are trained to conduct deadly attacks on soft target areas in the West.
According to the report, the fighters are broken up into semi-autonomous and interlocking groups. After training, these groups are deployed in waves and ordered to choose the time, place and method they think is best for inflicting the most pain and damage. more >>
President Barack Obama has vowed that the Islamic State terror group will be destroyed, following criticism he received from Republican presidential candidates about not doing enough to fight the radical Islamists.
Obama also spoke out against Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's comments in the campaign trail in which he says if he becomes president, he'll carpet bomb IS-held locations.
The American president further asserted that the U.S. will "continue to go after ISIL aggressively until it's removed from Syria and from Iraq and finally destroyed," CNN reported. Obama called the destruction of the terrorists a "top priority of ours," and added that "we can and we will" defeat terrorism. more >>
Messianic Jewish soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces are growing bolder and more open about their faith in Christ with their fellow soldiers and officers, a survey has found, despite daily challenges of living 24/7 around unbelievers and trials resisting the "pleasures of the world."
The survey, released on March 1, was conducted by Kehila News Israel in cooperation with several local ministries that organize soldier conferences and Bible studies for the hundreds of Messianic soldiers currently serving in the IDF.
The results, based on the responses of 69 active duty IDF soldiers from a total population of several hundred Messianic soldiers, found that there is a clear openness about Yeshua (Jesus) in the army – as much as 96 percent said that their fellow soldiers know about their faith, in addition to 78 percent of their commanders and officers. more >>
Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz have reacted to the terror attacks in Brussels Tuesday by suggesting a restriction on Muslims entering the U.S., along with patrolling Muslim neighborhoods to prevent youth from becoming radicalized.
Cruz said America needs to "immediately halt the flow of refugees from countries with a significant al-Qaeda or ISIS presence."
"We need to empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized. We need to secure the southern border to prevent terrorist infiltration. And we need to execute a coherent campaign to utterly destroy ISIS," he added, in a statement. more >>