The Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that helps verterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces who've sustained mental or physical injuries since 9/11, is expected to receive up to $1 million in donations from DVD sales of the Oscar-nominated film "American Sniper" that was released on Tuesday.
The Clint Eastwood-directed film, which is based on the book American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. History, and stars Bradley Cooper as Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, is now available on Blu-ray and DVD. Proceeds from physical and digital sales will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project from Warner Bros.
"One dollar of each purchase will be donated up to $1 million from sales through Dec. 31," reads a Warner Bros. statement that was shared with The Christian Post. more >>
A Fox News poll published on Thursday has revealed that as many as six in 10 Americans, or 60 percent, believe that terrorists are living in their hometown. The number is slightly higher than the 58 percent of respondents who thought the same in June 2002, nine months after the 9/11 attacks.
Among the wide-ranging questions, 29 percent of respondents said it was "very likely" that terrorists are living in their city or hometown, and another 31 percent said that it is "somewhat likely." Still, most Americans, or 65 percent, said that they are somewhat or very confident that intelligence agencies will be able to uncover real terror threats in America in time to prevent attacks.
The poll found that 60 percent of Americans also believe that the country is still in a recession, while 53 percent of voters said that President Barack Obama's administration has not been "competent and effective" in managing the federal government. more >>
Now that One World Trade Center will be opening to the public in late May this year, they have shown some of the new additions. When it opens, this is what the visitors will see on the ride up, and it amazing!
The elevators, which travel over 20 mph, are equipped with 75-inch HD monitors. The trip to the 102nd floor includes an illusion of riding in a glass elevator, offering sweeping panoramas of Manhattan. It shows a mind-blowing historic time-lapse of the island's skyline from 1500 to present day. It starts in a marsh, reminding viewers that this area was once underwater. Then you start to see grass and trees, and then familiar landmarks, such as St. Paul's Cathedral, Brooklyn Bridge, and Empire State Building rise up in front of your eyes. At 1,268 feet above the ground, the Freedom Tower observatory will be the third highest building in the U.S.
Wow! This is an amazing video, which is an experience of a lifetime and at the same time a little frightening to be so high. more >>
Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of First Baptist Dallas megachurch in Texas, says Jesus Christ would be outraged by President Obama's audacity when he compared the Crusades and Inquisition to the mass slaughter being committed by the Islamic State terror group.
Jeffress joins a multitude of conservative Christian voices — the Revs. Franklin Graham, Samuel Rodriguez, The Catholic League's Bill Donohue and Family Research Council President Tony Perkins — in condemning Obama for comparing Christianity to the atrocities being committed by ISIS.
" … [L]est we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. … So this is not unique to one group or one religion. There is a tendency in us, a sinful tendency that can pervert and distort our faith," Obama said during his speech at the 63rd annual National Prayer Breakfast, just one day after he met with Muslim leaders whose names White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Friday wouldn't be release to the press at this time. more >>
Zacarias Moussaoui, one of the plotters behind the 9/11 terror attacks on the United States, has reportedly claimed that Saudi Arabia's royal family helped fund the operation. Saudi Arabia officials have rejected the accusation, calling Moussaoui a "deranged criminal."
BBC News noted that Moussaoui, who was arrested two weeks before the attacks, made the claims in a testimony back in October. His statement has surfaced only this week, however, after it was filed in court in response to victims suing Saudi Arabia for its alleged role in the 9/11 attacks.
The plotter, a member of al-Qaeda, apparently said that "extremely famous" Saudi officials, including Prince Turki al-Faisal Al Saud, a former Saudi intelligence chief, were sending money to the terrorist group in the late 1990s. more >>
GARLAND, Texas — Protesters holding signs against Shariah Law and the Islamic State shouted "go back home" toward Muslims as their cars crept past to enter the "Stand with the prophet against hate and terror" event that aims to "challenge growing Islamophobia in American society," which was held less than two weeks after Parisians' lives were rattled by terrorist attacks committed by radical Islamic jihadists that left 17 people dead.
For the hundreds of protesters who traveled near and far to counter what they see as encroaching Islamization in Europe, Canada and the United States, their fears are justified. Many Muslims, however, expressed deep concerns about the vicious verbal attacks that were shouted against them, and said their hope is for unity and understanding in their communities where some see them as nothing more than a potential terror threat.
According to the "Stand with the prophet" conference website, one objective of Saturday's event was to raise money to build a Strategic Communication Center "for the Muslim community, which will develop effective responses to anti-Islamic attacks, as well as to train young Muslims in media." more >>