A young Pakistani Christian mother of three has been abducted and raped by her 55-year-old Muslim landlord who forced her to convert to Islam and enter into Islamic marriage. Her family has demanded her return.
Fouzia Sadiq, a Christian woman who is believed to be in her mid-20s, was kidnapped last Thursday from a field located in the Pakistani town of Burj Mahalam in the Punjab province by a Muslim landlord named Muhammed Nazir. Nazir tricked Sadiq's father into agreeing to have his family work as bonded labourers on his land with no pay and only the provision of a run-down housing accommodation.
Secretary of State John Kerry is still seeking a nuanced explanation for Iran's government saying, "Death to America." He called the Iranian government's cries of "Death to America" "not helpful" and suggested that the Supreme Leader might not really mean it.
And now Kerry would like to emphasize that aside from the "Death to America" chants and the nuclear bombs and constant threats of war, at no time was he made aware of an Iranian plan to destroy America.
In a shocking insight into the lives of youngsters who are taken from their families to be indoctrinated into the jihadists' extreme ideology, escapees have told of how they were dressed like militants and given guns.
Taha, a 13-year-old Yazidi boy who managed to escape a ISIS training camp, described how jihadis "taught us the best way to cut a head off and where we should aim on the neck."
A Colorado Planned Parenthood doctor stresses calling the harvesting of fetal tissue "research" and not "business" -- and casually pokes around in a petri dish of aborted remains as a colleague exclaims, "Another boy!" -- in the latest video released Thursday by an activist group whose hidden camera stings have imperiled the embattled nonprofit's taxpayer funding.
"A lot of times, especially with the second [trimester fetuses], we won’t even put water, because it’s so big you can put your hand in there and pick out the parts.”
- Dr. Savita Ginde
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Arafat Nagi, 44, was preparing to leave Lackawanna and agents believed he was headed to the Middle East to fight with ISIS, prompting agents to take him into custody, according to a source.
U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. at a news conference Wednesday said Nagi has on two separate occasions traveled from Lackawanna to Turkey to try and join the terrorist organization, which also is known as ISIL.
Rep. Joseph Pitts (R-Pa.) has introduced a resolution in Congress to combat global blasphemy laws. It's needed. Here's why:
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By Martin Mawyer
Call them blasphemy laws. Call them public ordinances against religious insults. Call them out-of-control bureaucrats. Or call it employer revenge against out-spoken critics of Islam.
There's a movement afoot in the western world to demonize, criminalize and punish those who speak out against Islam - even if they are simply telling the truth.
Just this week, Saudi Arabia demanded that nations around the world begin enacting blasphemy laws in an attempt to end insults against religion. We know what religion they mean: Islam.
"This requires everyone to intensify efforts to criminalize insulting heavenly religions, prophets, holy books, religious symbols and places of worship," said Abdulmajeed Al-Omari, a senior Saudi official.
Blasphemy laws are already spreading around the Western world.
Teachers have been fired for their Facebook posts. TV and radio commentators have been dismissed for their remarks. Bloggers have been jailed for their Internet writings. Politicians have been arrested for their on-air comments.
It's happening in the United States, Canada and all across Western Europe.
By Alec Rooney
The June 26 Supreme Court ruling is being hailed as a victory for inclusivity, tolerance and love.
It is also being described as a long-sought destination — a place where the soldiers of “marriage equality” could rest and savor their hard-won gold star of normalcy.
It is already proving to be neither of these things. The soldiers aren’t resting. They’re reaching for more. Not more equality and normality, mind you, but more destruction and desecration of cultural institutions they blame for their unhappiness.
The U.S. military is an enormous cultural institution that has been under relentless attack recently, and now the gay marriage ruling has spurred at least one angry fellow, Mikey Weinstein of the oddly named “Military Religious Freedom Foundation,” to demand the sacking of any military chaplain who does not embrace gay marriage.
Yes, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation wants to ostracize people … over their freely held religious beliefs.
Using inclusive language like “cretinous sentinels of vile prejudice,” “intolerant filth,” “pernicious bigots” and “bitterly hateful homophobic extremists,” a statement on the group’s website calls for chaplains who stand firm for real (that is, traditional) marriage to “fold up their uniforms, turn in their papers, and get the hell out of the American military chaplaincy.”
By Martin Mawyer
My first thoughts were, “Say what?” Yeah. And you’ll be saying “Say what,” too, after reading this statement from the president of the National Education Association (NEA), Lily Eskelsen Garcia.
First, for those unfamiliar with the NEA, it is the nation’s largest labor union – not just the largest teacher’s union, mind you. But the largest labor union in the country. Period. It has over three million members.
Its mission is “to advocate for education professionals” blah, blah, blah. In other words, they are an organization of teachers who unite to demand more money, benefits, better work environments and whatever else they can get their hands on.
They also advocate for just about any left-wing liberal cause that enrages conservatives, even if it has nothing to do with teaching.
One of those left-wing causes is homosexuality. No surprise here for anyone familiar with the NEA. In their own words, the union states it has a “goal of changing public opinion on homosexuality, starting with the youngest generation.”
Clearly, they’re going after your kids, whether you like it or not. At least they’re upfront, honest and forthright about their mission. I’m sure that makes you feel better.
Even so, as brazen as this statement is (telling parents, “To hell with you, it’s all about what WE want your children to believe”) this isn’t …
… and I repeat, this isn’t the “Say what?” experience I’m talking about.
By Patti A. Pierucci
On the evening of the Supreme Court’s shocking decision that legalized gay marriage in all 50 states (or all 54 states, if you ask Obama), the White House was aglow in the rainbow-colored lights of homosexuality.
When I first saw this image on TV I thought it was some digital trickery cooked up in Photoshop. But no, the White House was actually bathed in lights that honored and celebrated homosexual sex.
If I could reach back into time and tell my now deceased great-grandmother – who scoffed at the idea of men walking on the moon, calling it a TV stunt – that we now have a president who lights the people’s house, the White House, in the rainbow colors of homosexuality, she would laugh at me and in her broken English say, “Good joke, Patti!”
Yet it is no joke. The Supreme Court has “found” a right to gay marriage in our Constitution that is quite obviously not there. This is sadly reminiscent of the 1973 court that “found” a right to abortion that is also non-existent in our Constitution.
Just two days after the ruling, the online dictionary reference site, www.dictionary.com, had already altered its definition of “marriage” to include … “all of the diverse forms of interpersonal union … and including, for example, opposite-sex marriage, same-sex marriage, plural marriage, and arranged marriage.”
By MARTIN MAWYER
“And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.” Matt: 24:12
When the disciples of Jesus asked, “What will be the sign of your coming and of the end of age?” Jesus replied that there would be “birth pangs” of wars, earthquakes, famines, persecutions and false prophets.
But He also said “the love of many will grow cold” because “lawlessness will abound.”
Consider for a moment the recent horrific murders in Charleston, S.C., that took the lives of nine Christians in the black community. By all accounts, these souls were loving, caring, accommodating and supportive of a stranger in their midst.
A relative of one victim said, “My cousin, being the nice, kind, welcoming person he is, welcomed him to his congregation, welcomed him to the Bible study, and he sat there for an hour.”
At least for this congregation, their love had not grown cold.
But now there’s talk of churches needing to arm themselves, just in case their “love” invites “lawlessness.”