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ISIS converts Mosul church into a mosque for jihadists

The Islamic State is converting one of the largest churches in Mosul into a mosque for their Sunni Muslim followers. This news comes just a year after the city fell to ISIS as notices of the conversion have been posted on streets throughout Mosul, a city that was once the heart of Iraq’s Christian population. Most Christians fled the city since More...

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By Brandon Jones On Thursday, June 4th, 2015
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Council on Foreign Relations magazine warns against reporting on ISIS success

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), an influential organization which publishes Foreign Affairs “a multiplatform media organization with a print magazine, a website, a mobile site, various apps and social More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, May 25th, 2015
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Catholic monk Father Jacob Murad kidnapped by jihadist in Syria

Father Jacob Murad (Jacques Mourad), a Syrian Catholic monk who is Superior at the Mar Elian Monastary, has reportedly been kidnapped when three armed gunman rode a motorcycle into the monastary. Another Christian, More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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ISIS now controls Palmyra in Syria

ISIS shocked the world with the capture of Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra threatens a UNESCO World Heritage Site described as having “stood at the crossroads of several civilizations,” with its More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, April 20th, 2015
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Six arrested in Minnesota, California for links to ISIS, traveling with Hamza Ahmed

Six men were arrested in Minnesota and California on suspicions they tried to travel to Syria to fight with ISIS. Authorities released their names and more details today. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, March 19th, 2015
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Virginia’s Richard Black: If ISIS takes Damascus, Europe will be next

Syria has been a war zone now for four years and Virginia state senator Richard Black spoke with RT about the potential fall of Damascus to ISIS terrorists and what that will mean to the region. “If Damascus falls, More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, March 13th, 2015
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ISIS receives partnership with Boko Haram in battle for ‘caliphate’

The self-proclaimed leader of the Islamic State has accepted a pledge of allegiance from Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram, according to a radio message released on Thursday. “Our caliph, God save him, More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, March 13th, 2015
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Rand Paul calls for ‘arming the Kurds’ and make ‘Kurdistan’

Opponents of “nation building” and many in Turkey may be shaking their heads or their fists at Kentucky Senator Rand Paul with his new call to not only arm the Kurds in Iraq and Syria, but redraw borders More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, March 6th, 2015
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ISIS continues executing gays by throwing them from buildings

The Islamic State has put to death another young man by throwing him off the tallest building in Raqqa, their established capital in Syria. The man, in his 20s, was accused of homosexuality and sentenced to immediate More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
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ISIS captures over 260 Christians in Syria, at least 15 murdered

ISIS is holding hundreds of Assyrian Christians captured over the last three days in northeastern Syria while releasing some to make headlines and create confusion over their tactics. Estimates of the number taken More...

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