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Picture: Islamic State Atrocities ‘Built on the Prophetic Approach’

The Islamic State at it again. And lest there be any confusion as to where it gets its approach, the huge Arabic banner reads, “The Islamic State: a Caliphate Built on the Prophetic Approach.” And of course next to that is the Islamic shehada — “There is no god but Allah; Muhammad is the messenger [...]

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Video: Saudis Behead Screaming Woman With Three Sword Strokes

Laila Bint Abdul Muttalib Basim, a Burmese woman who resided in Saudi Arabia, was beheaded by sword on Monday after being dragged through the streets of Islam’s holy city of Mecca and held down by four police officers. VIDEO HERE: Woman Beheaded in Saudi Arabia She was convicted of the sexual abuse and murder of her [...]

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Islamic State Humiliates Muslim “False Witness,” Saves Real Punishments for Christians

In one of Mosul’s streets, members of the Islamic State tied a man to an electric pole and pasted on his torso a sign that reads: “False Witness.” According to Ankawa, eyewitnesses said that IS members had tied the man to an electric pole in the Bab Toub neighborhood in downtown Mosul because he had [...]

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Egypt: Christian Girls Kidnapped, Authorities Indifferent

Yet another young Coptic Christian girl, Sabrine Mushir (right), has been kidnapped in Egypt, from the village of Dalga. Coptic activists are complaining that not a single person from among the authorities and security apparatus has done a single thing to try to find the hapless girl, adding “If this was the daughter of one [...]

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Egypt: Church Courtyard Set Aflame Before Christmas Prayers

The courtyard of St. George the Martyr, a partially constructed Catholic church in Hijazh village in Egypt was set on fire by unknown persons on Christmas day (January 7 for Egyptian Christians). Christian worshipers were planning on praying in the church’s courtyard — since the church building had been left unfinished for 23 years due [...]

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‘Our Daddy is in Heaven’ — Daughters of Christian Family Slaughtered in Libya

More information about the Coptic Christian family — mother, father, and daughter — killed in Libya continues to surface.  In an interview with the mother’s brother, he explained how the murderers broke into the house in the middle of the night.  They handcuffed and killed the father. Then they entered the children’s bedroom, three girls. [...]

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Egypt’s Sisi: Islamic “Thinking” Is “Antagonizing the Entire World”

Danish German Speaking before Al-Azhar and the Awqaf Ministry on New Year’s Day, 2015, and in connection to Prophet Muhammad’s upcoming birthday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a vocal supporter for a renewed vision of Islam, made what must be his most forceful and impassioned plea to date on the subject. Among other things, Sisi [...]

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Islamic Law: Girls Can Be Married “Even If They Are In The Cradle”

Veritas International Enterprise Muslim attempts at “reformation” continue to be limited to words not actions.  A few days ago, efforts to set a minimum age for marriage in Saudi Arabia “received a blow after the Grand Mufti said there was nothing wrong with girls below 15 getting married.” Two years earlier, the justice ministry began [...]

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Warning: Graphic Images of Murdered Christian Girl in Libya

Photos of Katherine — or Katrine — the young Christian girl recently murdered with her parents in Libya were recently published by Al Wafd.  They are as graphic as they are necessary to document the virulent hate that animates the persecution of Christians in Muslim lands.  According to forensics, the girl was shot at close [...]

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Jordan: Santa Claus Arrested for ‘Evangelizing and Inciting Sectarianism’

A man dressed as Santa Claus in the nation of Jordan has been arrested for “evangelizing” and “inciting sectarian strife” in the Muslim-majority nation.  A translation of the Arabic report published December 24 follows: Jordanian authorities have arrested a wanted man, a celebrity known as “Papa Noel” [Santa Claus], as he was distributing presents in [...]

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