A Canadian Muslim man who was formerly radicalized revealed in an interview earlier this week that his jihadist views changed after he met with Taliban militants, which subsequently led him to fight terrorism as an undercover agent.
Mubin Shaikh said he got "bit with the jihadi bug," and described himself as someone who had been "radicalized," according to The Blaze.
He said that he even radicalized and recruited other young people to "this singular narrative." To accomplish that, he would often ask young Muslims, "There is a war on Islam. What are you doing about it?' he recalled in the interview with The Blaze in New York City on Tuesday. more >>
Lakewood Church's Joel and Victoria Osteen's America's Night of Hope has crisscrossed the country spreading the hope of the Gospel. Now that message may reach an even wider audience with a partnership with Hallmark Channel.
Multichannel News reported that Hallmark will team up with the Osteens, who will produce an original special that is likely to garner a large audience thanks to Hallmark's viewer track record. The channel reached No. 2 among primetime total viewers with an all-time high of 2.48 million last year during the week of Nov. 23-29, according to Variety.
The special will spotlight an edited version of the Osteen's Detroit-based event, which is part of their America's Night of Hope events that take place around the country, according to Hallmark. more >>
Saudi Arabia has warned that it will sell up to $750 billion worth of U.S. assets held by the oil-rich Kingdom if the U.S. Congress passes a bill that would allow victims of the September 11, 2001, terror attack to sue the Saudi Arabia government.
Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir made a trip to Washington, D.C. last month to personally deliver the message to the American lawmakers, according to The New York Times.
In the message, al-Jubeir warned against passing of the bipartisan Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, or JASTA, which would amend the federal judicial code to include among the exceptions to U.S. jurisdictional immunity of foreign states any statutory or common law tort claim arising out of an act of extrajudicial killing, aircraft sabotage, hostage taking, terrorism, or the provision of material support or resources for such an act, or any claim for contribution or indemnity relating to a claim arising out of such an act. more >>
A Christian ministry is holding a continuous worship service 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the nation's capital to inspire a revival in the United States.
Known as David's Tent DC, the 24/7 worship service began on Sept. 11, 2015, of last year and will conclude on election day this coming November.
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump defended federal funding to Planned Parenthood during Saturday night's presidential debate in South Carolina and also did not back away from his past support of impeaching former President George W. Bush.
At times during the debate, the discussion led to very heated back-and-forth exchanges between candidates, most of which involved the billionaire real estate mogul who currently leads by wide margins in most South Carolina Republican nomination polls.
After Trump used former President Ronald Reagan to defend himself as "flexible" for changing his mind on certain issues like abortion and his views on Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz chimed in by suggesting that Trump has been too flexible on things that should be "core principles" for conservatives and pro-lifers. 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 >>