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 >>
The governments of China and Russia have indicated they will protect North Korea from facing U.N. sanctioned consequences for its various human rights abuses.
Voice of America reported on Tuesday that although the United States is set to call for a U.N. Security Council meeting on North Korea's human rights abuses this week, both China and Russia will block any punitive resolutions.
The Security Council's five permanent members include Russia, China, the U.S., the U.K., and France, and it only takes one nation to veto a resolution to ensure that it does not go through. more >>
Evangelical leader the Rev. Franklin Graham has again raised his voice for the U.S. to recognize the genocide being committed against Christians at the hands of the Islamic State terror group.
"Mass murder, crucifixions, beheadings, enslavement, rape, destruction of churches, theft of lands and wealth, and forcible conversion to Islam — all are horrors that Christians in the Middle East are experiencing," Graham said in a Facebook statement on Tuesday.
"I join leaders who are urging Secretary of State John Kerry to include Christians in the State Department's classification of genocide in the Middle East," he added, noting that President Barack Obama has indicated that he recognizes the persecution of Yazidis at the hands of IS as a genocide, but not Christians. more >>
New documents have surfaced that purportedly detail the Islamic State's master plan to establish fully functioning government bureaucracies and also highlight how the terror group has always planned to train child militants for jihad.
Through an undisclosed businessman working within IS, Aymenn al-Tamimi, a 23-year-old British researcher who has compiled over 300 IS documents in the past year, has obtained a copy of a 24-page document that he believes is a set of instructions and directives on how to establish governmental agencies for healthcare, education, economy and treasury.
The document is titled "Principles in the Administration of the Islamic State," and is believed to have been published soon after IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi claimed a caliphate in June 2014. more >>
Naghmeh Abedini, the wife of imprisoned U.S. Pastor Saeed Abedini in Iran, has re-emerged on social media to tell supporters she will be continuing her public advocacy for her husband despite what she revealed about the "very dark parts" of their marriage.
"The truth is that I still love my husband more than ever and my advocacy for him has taken a new form of interceding on my knees. The truth is I can not deny Saeed's love and passion for Jesus and that he continues to suffer in the Iranian prison because of his genuine love for Jesus and his refusal to deny Him," Abedini explained in a Facebook post on Monday.
"I can not deny the amazing dad he has been to our kids and the spiritual truths he poured into their life until the moment he was arrested. But at the same time I can not deny the very dark parts of our marriage and serious issues Saeed continues to struggle with," she added. more >>
Militants from the Islamic State terrorist organization have hacked the website of an Australian-Syriac Catholic Church, posting sickening execution videos and threatening to wage war against non-believers until Rome is conquered.
The website for Our Lady of Mercy Syriac Catholic Church in Sydney was hacked last week by IS jihadists who posted footage of IS fighters beheading, shooting and burning victims alive.
The congregation took to its Facebook page last Thursday to announce that the website was hacked by the infamous terror group. Additionally, the church believes that it was targeted by the militant group because it consists of mostly people from Iraq and Syria and has been actively involved in helping to provide shelter for Iraqi and Syrian refugees who have fled because of the heinous violence being perpetrated by IS. more >>