Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton may not be able to agree on much, but one thing that they can agree on is that the brutal Islamic State terrorist organization, which is responsible for attacks in at least 29 countries and the death of thousands, must be defeated.
Ever since Trump announced his candidacy in June 2015, he vowed that "Nobody would be tougher on ISIS than Donald Trump. Nobody." However, the billionaire real estate mogul has been criticized for not providing much detail on how exactly a Trump administration would combat the radical extremist group.
Although many believe that Clinton is not as tough on terrorism as Trump, she has outlined a more detailed overview on how her administration would tackle the threat of IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL). more >>
A cultural historian at Northwestern University in Illinois has reportedly claimed that Christian fundamentalism is more dangerous to the United States than the rise of radical Islamic terrorism.
The Chicago Maroon, the independent student newspaper of The University of Chicago, reports that Catherine M. Wallace, a literary theologian who teaches writing at Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine, participated in a conversation at the Seminary Co-Op bookstore in Chicago on Tuesday.
Wallace, a liberal Christian who is the author of a book series on confronting Christian fundamentalism and has written for The Huffington Post, argued that Christian fundamentalists pose a greater threat than Islamic jihadis because they could eventually gain access to military armaments and the nuclear launch codes. more >>
Days before the presidential election, FBI director James Comey says the agency is re-opening its investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server when she was secretary of state, as it has discovered new messages, which "appear to be pertinent" to the probe.
These emails were found during an inquiry into top Clinton aide Huma Abedin's estranged husband, former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner, who allegedly sent sexually explicit emails to a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina.
President Barack Obama is reportedly prepared to veto the critically important and wide-ranging defense authorization bill for fiscal year 2017 if the final version of the bill includes a long-standing religious exemption for faith-based contractors and religious institutions.
According to Roll Call, senior Obama administration officials said during a White House meeting on Monday that the National Defense Authorization Act, which is passed annually and lays out the budget and expenditures for the Department of Defense, could be vetoed if it lands on the president's desk with the Russell Amendment included.
The amendment, proposed by Rep. Steve Russell, R-Okla., provides faith-based contractors and service providers with a decades-old religious exemption from Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The exemption makes it so that the faith-based providers can't be denied federal contracts or grants due to the fact that their employment policies align with their religious convictions. more >>
Militants believed to be linked to the Islamic State terror group, which is now seeking to establish a caliphate inside Afghanistan, abducted and killed at least 30 people, including children, in central Afghanistan.
The suspected militants from Islamic State, which is also known as ISIS, ISIL or Daesh and operates from Iraq and Syria, executed civilians near Firoz Koh, the capital of Afghanistan's Ghor province, late Tuesday, according to Agence France Presse.
Local government officials believes the militants wanted to avenge the killing of an IS commander in Afghanistan by security forces on Monday. more >>
As Iraqi-led coalition forces fight to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul and surrounding areas from the Islamic State, two Nineveh towns that were once home to hundreds of Christian families have finally been liberated from the barbaric death cult, according to the Archbishop of Erbil.
Speaking to The Christian Post on Friday, Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Warda said the hopes of thousands of displaced Christian families are on the rise knowing that there is finally a concentrated ground effort to reclaim and liberate their homelands from IS.
It was reported earlier this week that Iraqi-led forces, including Kurdish Peshmerga troops and Christian militia fighters, have besieged and are battling to liberate the once-largest Christian town in Iraq, Qaraqosh. Warda told CP that coalition forces have already liberated two smaller Christian villages of Bartella and Mar Oraha, which are situated just miles outside of Mosul. more >>