In the summer of 2009, thousands of Iranians took to the streets to protest what was almost certainly a rigged presidential election. The protests were quickly dubbed the "Twitter Revolution," because protestors were able to use the well-known social network to communicate with one another and with the world. TIME magazine said of Twitter at the time:
"What began as a toy for online flirtation is suddenly being put to much more serious uses. After the  election in Iran, cries of protest from supporters of opposition candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi arose in all possible media, but the loudest cries were heard in a medium that didn't even exist the last time Iran had an election."
Eighteen months after the start of the Iranian uprising, millions of Egyptian protestors—many of who communicated with one another through Facebook and other social media platforms—flooded Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo to demand the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. After 18 days of protests, Mubarak abdicated, Egypt's constitution was suspended and its parliament disbanded. more >>
A Nigerian official is warning that the terrorist group Boko Haram, which aims to establish its Islamic caliphate in Nigeria, plans to conduct a number of large-scale suicide attacks using not only young men, but cattle and other livestock, as well.
Mike Omeri, the coordinator of Nigeria's National Information Centre, announced last week that intelligence reports indicate that Boko Haram, the militant group that killed over 9,000 people and displaced over 1 million in 2014, is planning to carry out suicide attacks on a number of "soft target" public areas like markets, restaurants, and other places where people congregate.
Although most people think of suicide bombers as being extremists who are so devoted to their jihad that they're willing to die for it, Omeri stated that the extremist group is planning on using disguised young men, as well as animals, to carry out their deadly suicide plots. more >>
People are incapable of weighing decisions based values and morality when they're watching porn because that part of the brain is turned off, according to Dr. David Greenfield, a psychologist and director of the Center for Internet and Technology Addiction at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
"When you're in a sexual arousal process where you're looking at pornography, you're activating limbic parts of the brain," he told VICE. "By doing so, the connection to prefrontal cortex — where decisions are weighed by values and morality — is cut off."
The Christian Post spoke to Greenfield who elaborated more on this point. more >>
A petition posted on a White House website calling for a national ban on what LGBT activists call transgender "conversion therapy" has garnered the necessary number of signatures to be guaranteed a response from the Obama administration.
Created in response to a transgender youth's suicide, the petition was posted on the administration's "We the People" website in January and has garnered over 109,000 signatures.
The petition claims that "Therapists that engage in the attempt to brainwash or reverse any child's 'gender identity' or 'sexual orientation' are seriously unethical and legislation is needed to end such practices that are resulting in LGBTQ+ deaths." more >>
This new dad does something hilarious with his infant baby girl. He decided to get some extra information we may not have known on babies, so he used an expert for help -- his baby daughter, Amalah.
Just by using his imagination, he created a brilliant video that everyone can find funny. A baby is something we may never understand, and in this video he does something to help us better understand. It may not be the most informal, but it will certainly have you laughing for hours. This interview is both adorable and hilarious. You will not want to miss it
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This Christmas baby was the gift of a lifetime for this mother. Christina's son Judson was a blessing in disguise from the moment he was born. But, after a few months, she realized something had been wrong with him after stumbling from time to time.
After realizing there was an issue with Judson, his mother took him to the hospital praying for the best. When they diagnosed him with Leukodystrophy, Christina knew it was the worst possible thing that could have happened. Five months after getting this terrible news, Judson passed away at only 2 and a half years of age. A heart-wrenching loss for a any mother to deal with, and nearly impossible to recover from. But, this mother would never let the loss of her son not be remembered.
Christina realized God had a plan for her family's tragedy. She used the death of her son to inspire others to live life to the fullest and created a fundraiser in his name to raise money and helping doctors finds cures for these terrible diseases. Judson's name lives on forever and has help inspire all those with similar diseases. more >>