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Kidnapped Philippines Priest ‘Alive’ but Marawi Situation Still Dire

The Islamic State has been making inroads in the Philippines since Abu Sayyaf declared allegiance in 2015. The post Kidnapped Philippines Priest ‘Alive’ but Marawi Situation Still Dire appeared first on Open Doors USA.

4 Facts About the Dangerous Group Al-Shabaab

Far less notorious than ISIS or al-Qaeda, al-Shabaab is nonetheless a force of terror in Somalia and its neighboring countries. The post 4 Facts About the Dangerous Group Al-Shabaab appeared first on Open Doors USA.

ISIS Group Kills With Brutality in the Philippines

ICC Note: The war in Marawi, Philippines has continued for over five weeks. About 71 security forces and 299 militants have been killed and almost 300,000 people were forced to flee their homes, creating a tremendous humanitarian crisis for the Philippine government. The Islamic militants, the Maute group, kill with brutality. So far, five decapitated […]

ISIS Group Kills With Brutality in the Philippines

ICC Note: The war in Marawi, Philippines has continued for over five weeks. About 71 security forces and 299 militants have been killed and almost 300,000 people were forced to flee their homes, creating a tremendous humanitarian crisis for the Philippine government. The Islamic militants, the Maute group, kill with brutality. So far, five decapitated […]

Syrian Christians Fight to Liberate Raqqa from ISIS

ICC Note:          Syrian Christians are determined to take back the homeland that ISIS stole from all Syrians. They are part of a ground assault that includes Kurds, Arabs and Christians that are participating in the liberation of Raqqa the capital of the ISIS in Syria. These Christians, motivated by the atrocities ISIS committed against their […]

ISIS Group Kills With Brutality in the Philippines

ICC Note: The war in Marawi, Philippines has continued for over five weeks. About 71 security forces and 299 militants have been killed and almost 300,000 people were forced to flee their homes, creating a tremendous humanitarian crisis for the Philippine government. The Islamic militants, the Maute group, kill with brutality. So far, five decapitated […]

The Courage of Lebanese Christians

ICC Note: It’s easy to overlook Qaa, a small Christian town in Lebanon, but this city is critical in the fight against ISIS. Lebanon, a small country bordering Syria, has avoided being dragged into the Sunni-Shia conflict that has engulfed much of the region. Lebanon is reportedly in the front line for the West, shielding […]

Dying Nobel Peace Prize Laureate in Chinese Prison Denied Medical Treatment

ICC Note: Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Liu Xiaobo, was arrested and charged with “inciting subversion of power” in 2008 in China. Liu is an advocate for human rights and religious freedom in China, and he was given an 11-year sentence with two years’ deprivation of political rights. In late May, Liu was diagnosed with liver […]

Nigerian Refugees Find No Help From Neighbors

ICC Note:   Refugees from Nigeria fled to Cameroon for safety from Boko Haram, famine, and civil unrest. They have not found the respite that they were looking for however. As Cameroonian Soldiers find these refugees, they transport them back to Banki, Nigeria, an area overwhelmed by terrorist activity and is in the middle of a […]

Al-Shabaab Kills 8, including 4 children

ICC Note: Al-Shabaab killed 8 more people in Kenya, in latest roadside bombing, using an improvised explosive device. This included 4 kids who were returning to school and being escorted by police. This attack comes just one week after killing 15 in Somalia. Al-Shabaab has become the deadliest terrorist organization in Africa, killing more than […]

Christians Arrested After Muslim Doctors Refuse to Treat Dying Christian in Pakistan

By Amy Penn 06/27/2017 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – After jumping into a manhole to rescue coworkers exposed to a toxic gas in Pakistan’s sewage system, Irfan Masih himself breathed the fumes and passed out. Following a frantic rush to the hospital in Umerkot, Irfan, a Christian sanitation worker, lay unconscious and dying in […]

Lakewood rabbis warn community that welfare fraud is ‘not justified’

(JTA) — The Orthodox rabbinical council in Lakewood, New Jersey, responded to the arrest of community members on charges of welfare fraud by declaring “[t]here is no such thing as ‘justified’ theft.” The statement, issued Thursday by Rabbi Moshe Zev Weisberg in the name of the Lakewood Vaad, follows the arrests of at least seven couples in […]

The West Bank’s world class wines have Israelis toasting the settlements

Vered Saadon toasting with an Israeli tour group at her Tura Winery in Rahelim, West Bank, June 21, 2017. (Andrew Tobin) PSAGOT, West Bank (JTA) — Psagot Winery calls its Sinai wine an “unassuming but distinctive blend” of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Like all its wines, the bottle is stamped with the image of a […]

US lawmakers criticize Netanyahu for suspending Western Wall agreement

Rep. Nita Lowey speaking after a House Democratic Caucus meeting on Capitol Hill, Jan. 15, 2013. (Alex Wong/Getty Images) (JTA) — Four Jewish members of Congress criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s suspension of an agreement to build a non-Orthodox prayer space at the Western Wall. Reps. Eliot Engel, Nita Lowey and Jerry Nadler of New York joined […]

AIPAC leaders warn Netanyahu of ‘crisis of faith’ among US Jews with freeze on Western Wall agreement

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attending a ceremony marking 25 years since the 1992 terror attack on the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, in Jerusalem, March 6, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90) JERUSALEM (JTA) — Three AIPAC leaders reportedly warned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of a “crisis of faith” among American Jews in the aftermath of the […]

UN forum on Palestinians is anti-Israel, World Jewish Congress protests

(JTA) — The World Jewish Congress protested a United Nations forum on the Palestinians, describing it as “anti-Israel.”  “This week, a United Nations body will once again vilify the State of Israel,” the group said Thursday, the first day of a two-day forum at U.N. headquarters in New York titled “Ending the Occupation.” The forum, […]

Union official must apologize to South African Jews for hate speech, court rules

(JTA) — A senior trade union figure who threatened the Jewish community must offer an “unconditional apology,” a South African court ruled. The Equity Court said Bongani Masuku, the international relations spokesman for the Congress of South African Trade Unions, or COSATU, must offer the apology through the South African Jewish Board of Deputies, the […]

Women Torah readers at French synagogue threatened, insulted

(JTA) — Women who read aloud from the Torah at a synagogue in Marseille were subjected to threats and insults by congregants after local rabbis condemned the event. The dozens of threats and insults, made on social networks and in emails, started coming in Saturday night after the group of half a dozen women read […]

Ohio introduces resolution against Israel boycott on college campuses

(JTA) — The Ohio Legislature introduced a resolution against the boycott of Israel on college campuses. The measure presented Wednesday in the General Assembly by Rep. Andy Thompson, a Republican, calls for increased ties in business, government, the arts, and education between the state of Ohio and Israel. It also includes a denouncement of the […]

US lawmakers urge secretary of state to help Palestinian activist going on trial in Israel

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Thirty-two Democratic members of Congress have urged the secretary of state to help a Palestinian human rights activist who is going on trial in Israel. In a letter sent Wednesday, the lawmakers asked Rex Tillerson to utilize his influence in the case of Issa Amro, who is facing charges connected to protests […]

US Supreme Court to hear restitution case from ’97 Hamas bombing in Jerusalem

Masked Hamas militants mourning a suicide bomber at a symbolic funeral in Ramallah, March 29, 2001. (David Silverman/Newsmakers) WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Supreme Court will hear the restitution case from a 1997 Hamas bombing in Jerusalem in which survivors are seeking Iranian artifacts to pay a $71.5 million judgment. The high court said Tuesday it […]

Iraq: ISIS ‘caliphate’ is coming to an end

Iraq recaptures Mosul mosque, declares war against ISIS is coming to an end.

Ya’alon blasts government ministers

Former Defense Minister criticizes Galant who called for the elimination of Assad, blasts Liberman over calls to destroy Hamas.

UN calls on Syrian troops to withdraw from Israel border

Security Council condemns fighting in buffer zone between Syria and Israel, urges Syrian government and rebels to withdraw from the area.

Hawaii challenges Trump travel ban

State of Hawaii files court challenge to the Trump administration’s limitations on travelers from six Muslim-majority nations.

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