History Repeats Itself: Lepanto and the Current ISIS Crisis

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The Muslims had a distinct advantage. They greatly outnumbered the Christians whom they oppressed. Their weapons were superior; their resolve was great; their willingness to kill anyone, even children, for their cause made them an unbeatable foe.Included in their army of determined Islamists were Christian slaves who had been forced to renounce their faith, and to join the Muslims in their assault on Christian townspeople.The Holy Father, realizing that the Muslims had a decided material … [Read more...]

Meriam Ibrahim Is Free, Plans Visit to Pope Francis

Italy Mideast Sudan

Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for renouncing Islam, is free!Ibrahim has just arrived at Rome's Ciampino airport, accompanied by her family and by Italy's deputy minister for foreign affairs, Lapo Pistelli.  On the ground in Rome, her flight was welcomed by Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi who said, "Today is a day of celebration!"The release was reportedly arranged through diplomatic negotiations by Italy and the Vatican.Ibraham's father … [Read more...]

Jonah’s Tomb Smashed by ISIS Militants

Militant Islamists smashing the tomb of Jonah the Prophet

News footage has emerged, showing a member of the Islamic State terror group ISIS wearing a balaclava and black mask, smashing centuries-old tombs in Mosul--including the tomb of Jonah the Prophet.Jonah is revered by both Christians and Muslims; but Muslim law prohibits special veneration of tombs.It's reported that the tomb of the Prophet Seth was also demolished.In the same week, 50 blindfolded bodies were discovered in Baghdad, gunshot wounds to their heads. *     *     *     *   … [Read more...]


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