The public is rightly horrified by the kidnapping of some 276 Nigerian high school girls by the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram, which has announced its plans to sell them as sex slaves. Missing from many of the news stories is that most of the girls are Christians (the majority of whom are members of the Christian Brethren church) and that the attacks are in the context of Boko Haram’s anti-Christian crusade. [Read more…]
A white, non-Arabic American who converted to Islam by reading jihadist sites on the internet was planning a suicide car bomb attack on the airport where he worked in Wichita, Kansas. Fortunately, his co-conspirator was an FBI agent.
I’m scheduled to fly into that airport later this week! Last time I was on an airplane, I flew into San Francisco a few hours after it was attacked. [Read more…]
According to a document leaked by Edward Snowden, the NSA has been tracking visits to porn sites and other questionable activities as a way to discredit or perhaps blackmail suspected Muslim terrorists. Read about it after the jump. Is this a brilliant tactic that should be expanded to combat the pornography plague or a dangerous precedent-setting invasion of privacy? Or what? [Read more…]
The Obama administration has engineered, with other nations, an agreement with Iran that would ease economic sanctions against that country in return for certain restrictions on its nuclear weapons program–for six months. Israel and Sunni Muslim nations disapprove. So does Charles Krauthammer, whose critique can be found after the jump. [Read more…]
Aspects of our faith that are so commonplace that we often take them for granted are serious crimes in other countries, bringing horrible punishments. Yesterday we blogged about North Korea executing people for simply possessing a Bible. In Iran, since Islam forbids the consumption of alcohol, if you are a Muslim convert, receiving Christ’s blood in the wine of Holy Communion is punishable by 80 lashes. Evangelism–that is, the crime of spreading Christianity–can mean 3 years and 8 months in prison. Would we pay prices like that for our Bibles, for Holy Communion, for witnessing to our faith? [Read more…]
Islamic terrorists attacked a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, killing as many as 65 people and wounding some 200. Also this weekend, Islamic suicide bombers attacked All Saints Anglican Church in Peshawar, Pakistan, killing (at latest count) 81 people and wounding 140. [Read more…]