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-Obama Administration Finally Declares That ISIS is Committing ‘Genocide’

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Yesterday Secretary of State Kerry finally declared, what was obvious to everyone around the world, that ISIS was committing genocide against Christians and other religious minorities and crimes against humanity. From Politico: The Islamic State is committing genocide against Yazidis, Christians and Shiite Muslims in Iraq and Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry declared on […]

-Re: USCIRF 2015 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released its 2015 Annual Report on April 30. The report documents religious freedom violations around the world noting those countries in the last 12 months which were the most problematic when it comes to abusing religious liberty. A statement from USCIRF Chair Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett: “Not […]

-Video: ISIS Shoots and Beheads 30 Ethiopian Christians

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

In a new video from ISIS in Libya, the terrorist group shoots and beheads 30 Ethiopian Christians who were too poor to pay ISIS a ‘jizya’ (a tax demanded from Christians and Jews – Quran 9:29) and refused to convert to Islam. Meanwhile, the radicals claimed that Western Christians would no longer be safe but […]

-Is Religion Really the Cause of Most Wars?

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard someone make the comment that ‘most wars are caused by religion’ like it was self evident. With the rise of radical Islam in the Middle East, 9/11, not to mention past fiascos like the Crusades and The Inquisition, the claim seems rather intuitive and has become […]

-Amish Beard Cutting a Laughing Matter? No and the FBI Arrests 7 Men

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

                     (Image via Wikipedia) When you first hear about this story most people consider the Amish beard attacks to be a prank or a sick joke. It almost sounded laughable in the beginning. However when you take into consideration the traditions of the Amish this really is a serious ‘hate’ crime against an entire community […]

-Bhutan: Christian Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Showing Films on Christ

Monday, October 18th, 2010

(Map of Bhutan via Wikipedia) NEW DELHI, October 18 (CDN) — “A court in predominantly Buddhist Bhutan has sentenced a Christian to three years in prison for “attempting to promote civil unrest” by screening films on Christianity.” The Christian- Prem Singh Gurung who is a 40-year-old Nepalese citizen was convicted on Oct. 6 by a […]