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Category: World News

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A second American citizen who died fighting for terror group ISIS in Syria has been identified as Abdirahmaan Muhumed of Minneapolis, reports have said. Fox News reported that the 29-year-old Somali-American died in the same battle as Douglas McArthur McCain, the first American to be identified as having died on the Islamic militant side. Muhumed’s…

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grieve

Britain is at risk of being “sanitised” of faith because an “aggressive form of secularism” in workplaces and public bodies is forcing Christians to hide their beliefs, a former attorney general has warned. Dominic Grieve said he found it “quite extraordinary” that people were being sacked or disciplined for expressing their beliefs at work. He…

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isis

There are now reportedly more British Muslims fighting for terror group ISIS than Britain’s military, an issue that some British Muslim leaders have recognized and warned that youngsters are being drawn by the idea that the jihadi sub-culture is “cool.” USA Today reported Thursday that close to 600 British Muslims serve in Britain’s Ministry of…

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James Foley, American journalist missing in Syria

It seems as though we can’t go a day without hearing about more violence, another tragedy, more innocent lives lost. Most recently, friends, family and country are mourning the loss of freelance war correspondent James Foley, who was beheaded August 19th by the Muslim terrorist group Islamic State (IS) in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes. Foley…

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pope

Three relatives of Pope Francis were killed Tuesday in a traffic accident in Argentina’s Cordoba province, police told Efe, adding that a fourth Bergoglio family member was in critical condition at a hospital. The victims are members of the family of the pontiff’s 35-year-old nephew, Emanuel Horacio Bergoglio, who is being treated for his injuries.…

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haram

Aren’t Buddhist monks adorable?  They meditate for days without needing to go to the toilet. They talk to each other in ‘grasshopper’ haikus. Their pot bellies are full of wholesome vegetarian fare. Your package tour to Southeast Asia isn’t complete without a sprinkling of them begging politely in the markets. Hollywood stars hire them for…

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newath

The New Atheists are once again provoking controversy, this time with their comments on Gaza which has prompted divisions among those better known for presenting a united front against religion. Over the past decade, the likes of Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Richard Carrier have tended to focus their criticism on Abrahamic…

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ebolatr

As Western nations evacuate their citizens from West Africa’s growing Ebola outbreak, some Christian leaders have begun to speak of the virus as a curse from God. On Friday (August 8), the World Health Organization declared the Ebola crisis ravaging the region an international health emergency. On the same day, Nigeria became the latest country…

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china

A recent state-run media piece announced that the great Middle Kingdom is working on new ways of keeping Christianity Communist Party-friendly. The Diplomat has written previously about Christianity’s growing numbers and China’s occasional Christian crackdowns. While growing numbers of Christians present a problem for the Party, the CCP’s solutions remain the same. The man at…

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bibi

As a number of former senior Israeli officials pointed out in the course of Operation Protective Edge,  Jerusalem had only two possible strategic options to choose from as it entered this fight. The first involved seeking to inflict serious damage on Hamas’s military capabilities in an operation limited in scope. The goal of such a…

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rhodes

Criticized for ignoring a genocide of Christians in Iraq, the White House arranged a meeting Thursday of a top adviser to President Obama with representatives of Iraqi and Assyrian Christians. The White House said that during the meeting, Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes “condemned the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) ongoing…

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rocks

One woman, at least, is safe. Throughout much of her pregnancy, she had been in prison in Khartoum, capital of the Republic Sudan, living with the dread expectation that she would be hanged once her baby was born. Her crime was that she had married a Christian and been accused by the authorities of apostasy,…

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