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 >>
Saeed Abedini says the 37th anniversary of the 1979 Iran hostage crisis also marks the three-year anniversary of when he was moved from Evin to Rajaeeshahr prison by the Iranian regime that tortured him on a daily basis in an attempt to get him to renounce Jesus Christ.
Abedini revealed in a Facebook post on Thursday that he was moved from Evin to Rajaeeshahr where he was placed in a "section for martyrs" just one week after President Obama had a phone conversation with President Rouhani of Iran. He said the regime transferred him to that prison to give the U.S. "a one, two, three punch" and display their power to the media.
"There were 120 murderers there who killed someone in the prison after they had been arrested for killing someone before they came to prison. Guards would not dare come to that section," he said. "The first two nights that I was there, four people were killed in prison fights by swords and knives, right in of front of my eyes. more >>
After more than two years of intense suffering and persecution at the hands of the Islamic State terror group in Iraq, Christians are celebrating mass inside a charred church near Mosul, marking further success in the military campaign to drive out the extremists.
Reuters reports that around a dozen Iraqi Christians were gathered at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Qaraqosh on Sunday for the celebration.
"Today Qaraqosh is free of Daesh (Islamic State)," Syriac Catholic Archbishop of Mosul Butrus Moshe told worshipers. more >>
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 >>
Persecution watchdog group Open Doors is preparing for International Day of Prayer on Sunday, examining the struggles of Christians in the world's most dangerous areas, and has warned that the global Church is still too self-centered and needs to reach out to help its brothers and sisters.
Open Doors President David Curry told The Christian Post in a phone interview that while statistics for the number of Christians killed around the world specifically for their faith in 2016 are not yet available, the factors that made 2015 the deadliest in history with over 7,000 Christian deaths have not been eradicated. more >>
Christ's crucifixion was an act of sheer brutality and barbarism, yet many people today still don't know the horrific details of the physical torture He suffered at the hands of Roman soldiers.
In the recently updated version of his New York Times best-seller The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus, Lee Strobel, a Christian apologist and former legal journalist for the Chicago Tribune, teamed up with Dr. Alexander Metherell to walk readers through the gruesome details of Christ's torture and crucifixion, and describe what His physical body endured before he died.
The torture inflicted on Christ was so intense that at the time, no word existed that could capture the essence of His suffering. more >>