An Islamic State document uncovered during the offensive to retake the group's Iraqi stronghold of Mosul has exposed the terror group's rules and regulations for the treatment of religious minority sex slaves, including "pre-pubescent girls" who are sexually assaulted as "concubines."
Reuters has uncovered disturbing documents found in Iraqi villages recently liberated by Iraq-led coalition forces that show IS is more than just an outfit dedicated to carrying out terror attacks, but has also tried to implement its own administrative presence in the areas it conquered.
The documents, which contain the IS black flag logo, were found in offices used by the terror group up until recently. Although the documents have not yet been verified as authentic, Iraqi troops told Reuters that the documents did originate from the terror group. more >>
A number of women and young girls who were rescued from the clutches of radical Islamic jihadist groups in Nigeria were also victimized and raped by the government officials entrusted to protect them, according to Human Rights Watch.
"It is bad enough that these women and girls are not getting much-needed support for the horrific trauma they suffered at the hands of Boko Haram. It is disgraceful and outrageous that people who should protect these women and girls are attacking and abusing them," says Mausi Segun, senior Nigeria researcher at Human Rights Watch, in a new report that reveals the women's abusers included camp leaders, vigilante groups, policemen and soldiers.
Four of the victims who shared their stories with HRW said they were drugged and raped, while at least 37 others said they were coerced into sex through false marriage promises and material help. more >>
A Southern California-based justice advocate believes that some of the greatest world changers are among the victims of the sex trade, and says the Bible backs this up.
When many Christians consider the scourge of human trafficking, it is all too easy to react in grief and revulsion, or worse, pretend it doesn't exist.
Kim Biddle, 36, who resides in Los Angeles, told The Christian Post that years ago she realized how much of a money-driven crime this is while researching the issue, causing her to think about how this was affecting the United States given its vast economic prosperity. Such inquiries would reveal the horrifying scope of the sex industry, but for followers of Jesus who know the power of grace and redemption, she contends, shutting down emotionally because it's too much to bear is no answer. more >>
Choosing the future president of the United States of America is not the only decision voters across the nation will find themselves voting on come November 8.
For this year's election day, voters in 35 states will get to decide the fate of over 160 ballot measures on a wide range of topics.
Ballot initiatives centered on the legalization of medical or recreational marijuana, physician-assisted suicide, and the public funding of religious endeavors have already been covered in Part 1. more >>
A North Korean woman who was forced to work in a prison camp where she started a secret Christian church and won converts for the faith despite immense persecution, has revealed that people living under the regime are taught that Christians kill people and drink their blood.
"Christians were not capable of 'revolutionary acts' and so were enemies," explained Hae Woo about how she was taught to hate Christians prior to her conversion.
"Every form of religion, and especially Christianity, was like opium: addictive and destructive. I heard stories about Christians who went to hospitals, enticed people into cellars, killed them there and sucked the blood out of their bodies so that they could sell it. The thought of it was horrifying to me," she said, as reported by the National Catholic Register. more >>
ABUJA, Nigeria — Boko Haram has freed 21 of more than 200 girls kidnapped by the Islamist militant group in April 2014 in the northern Nigerian town of Chibok, the government said on Thursday.
Around 270 girls were taken from their school in Chibok in the northeastern Borno state, where the jihadists have waged a seven-year insurgency to try to set up an Islamic state, killing thousands and displacing more than 2 million people.
Dozens escaped in the initial melee, but more than 200 girls are still missing. The kidnapping brought outrage worldwide and their plight was promoted by a Twitter hashtag #bringbackourgirls. more >>