• Twitter flags news tweet about Jew-hating imam for violation of “hateful conduct policy”

    just got this email from Twitter. The tweet that they’re saying may violate their “hateful conduct policy” is this one: Twitter is not, mind you, saying that the imam is violating their hateful conduct policy by calling for Jews to be killed. No, Twitter is saying that I may be in violation... Read more
  • Muslims displaced by ISIS find comfort in God; converting to Christianity

    Muslim refugees in the Middle East are converting to Christianity after finding that God is 'real'. Missionaries revealed that the harrowing acts caused by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which the group openly declares as actions taught to them by the Koran, are helping Muslims... Read more
  • Spanish Cathedral Targeted for Reversing the Reconquista

    The Cathedral of Córdoba, officially titled the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption and also commonly known as the Mosque-Cathedral, has been the ecclesiastical heart of the Diocese of Córdoba since 1236. Ranked as one of the most impressive architectural wonders of the world, and... Read more
  • Google bows to Muslim pressure, changes search results to conceal criticism of Islam and jihad

    “Google’s first page results for searches of terms such as ‘jihad’, ‘shariah’ and ‘taqiyya’ now return mostly reputable explanations of the Islamic concepts. Taqiyya, which describes the circumstances under which a Muslim can conceal their belief in the face of persecution, is... Read more
  • ARE JIHADIS “LOSERS”?

    When I first visited Israel in 1988, my friend Professor Menahem Milson, a distinguished Arabist at Hebrew University who was Egyptian president Anwar Sadat’s military aide during Sadat’s historic visit to Jerusalem in 1977, told me that “you have to meet my friend, Colonel Yigal... Read more
  • Churches provide refuge to Kenyans fleeing al-Shabab attacks

    [caption id="attachment_86896" align="aligncenter" width="690"] Elderly men sit on a bench in front of souvenir shops in Lamu, Kenya, in this 2014 file photo. Suspected al-Shabab militants have increased attacks in the area, forcing locals to flee into churches. (Credit: CNS photo/Dai Kurokawa,... Read more
  • ISIS Destroyed Jonah’s Tomb, but Not Its Message

    As we saw the first images of Jonah’s Tomb destroyed in Mosul on July 24, 2014, we felt shocked and deeply uneasy. We had been following news from Iraq obsessively over the previous weeks, distressed by the Islamic State’s actions in a country we still thought of as home, even though all... Read more
  • Catholic cathedral shelters 2,000 Muslims as violence flares in Central African Republic

    Bullet-riddled roofs line the “boulevard of death” in Central African Republic’s southeastern town of Bangassou, where almost everyone who enters is seen as an enemy. The city, spared sectarian bloodshed until May, now has more than 2,000 Muslim residents forced to take refuge at St... Read more
  • Mosul Freed from ISIS, Yet Humanitarian Concerns Remain

    While the Iraqi government celebrated as its Prime Minister officially declared victory over ISIS in Mosul on Monday, many humanitarian groups expressed concern that much still remains to be done in addressing the human rights violations and displacement that occurred in the process. “From... Read more
  • Iraqi Forces Take Mosul

    Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi flew to the northern city and declared victory on Sunday. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi congratulated soldiers in Mosul on Sunday and declared victory over the Islamic State. The announcement formally brings nine months of fighting to a close and signals... Read more