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By Brandon Jones On Saturday, January 24th, 2015
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ISIS beheads Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa, makes new demands for Kenji Goto

The Islamic State (ISIS,IS) reportedly released a new video Saturday claiming one of the two Japanese captives has been beheaded and issuing new demands for the other hostage’s release. In the video, Japanese More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 9th, 2015
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New report: Islamic extremists killed twice as many Christians in 2014 than year prior

As the world reels from the terrorist attack on a Paris newspaper, a new report from Open Doors claims that Islamic extremists killed twice as many Christians in 2014 than in 2013. According to the group’s data, More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 2nd, 2015
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US, Saudi, OPEC blamed for lowing oil prices to hurt Russia, Iran

Why are gas prices dropping? How low with the price of oil fall? Questions that the most ignorant American may be thinking as they see prices plunge lower and lower. Even as prices began dropping, fingers pointed More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, December 26th, 2014
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New report: Girls, women captured by ISIS, commit suicide to escape torture, sexual violence

Women and girls captured by Islamic State militants in Iraq are committing suicide to avoid sexual violence and slavery, according to a report from Amnesty International. Many have been forced into marriage, sold More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, December 25th, 2014
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Pope Francis Christmas Message: end suffering, be compassionate, reject selfishness

Pope Francis wants to bring hope to Christians and other ethnic and religious groups suffering “brutal persecution” in Iraq and Syria. The Pope used his Christmas Day blessing, “Urbi et Orbi,” More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
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ISIS shoots down Jordanian fighter plane, captures pilot Muadh Yusuf

Sunni Muslim militants of Islamic State (IS) have captured a Jordanian jet pilot, whose warplane was reportedly shot down over the jihadists’ stronghold in the eastern Syrian province of Raqqa. Photos of Muadh More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, December 4th, 2014
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Assad: US airstrikes in Syria have ‘not proven effective’ against ISIS

Syrian President Bashar Assad has stated that the United States-led airstrike campaign against ISIS has not proven effective. The Shiite leader says that ‘You can’t end terrorism with aerial strikes’ More...

By Herman Cummings On Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014
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History in Genesis: From Abraham and Isaac to Jacob

Isaac was born in 2218 BC, being the son of promise. However, God “tested” Abraham. Hisfather died in 2183 BC, when Isaac was 35 years old. Next, Sarah died in 2181 BC, at 127 years old. A year later, when Isaac More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, November 24th, 2014
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Turkey: Protesters rally against Joe Biden, signs say ‘Yankee Go Home’

Turkish protesters rallied against the visit of US Vice President Joe Biden, most waving banners saying ‘Yankee Go Home’. In Istanbul, Biden was set to speak on reducing the energy dependence on Russia and announced More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, November 17th, 2014
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Peter Kassig beheading video reveals Nasser Muthana as ISIS member

A former medical student from Britain has been identified as part of the latest ISIS beheadings. American aide worker Peter Kassig, abducted in 2013, was the victim killed by the Islamic State members. Peter Kassig More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, November 10th, 2014
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President Obama talks ‘new phase’ of fight against Islamic State, going on the offensive

President Barack Obama said sending more US troops to Iraq signals a new phase in the fight against the Islamic State and Levant (ISIL) group (more commonly called ISIS or just Islamic State.) donkeyhotey [email protected] After More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, October 31st, 2014
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‘Fault Lines’ Book Review: Middle East crisis detailed for the ‘layman’

Author Donald Liebich explains his new book Fault Lines very well in the tagline “The Layman’s Guide to Understanding America’s Role in the Ever-Changing Middle East.” Liebich compiles a More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 27th, 2014
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ISIS threatens to kill Saif Zebian, Khaled Moqbel, two Lebanese prisoners

The Islamic State has threatened to kill two more prisoners, this time Lebanese prisoners, making demands on the government, according to new reports on Monday. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau linked to ISIS? photo/Islamic More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
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US weapons sent to Kurds fell into the hands of terrorists, confesses Pentagon

The Pentagon admitted that a portion of its cache of weapons meant for Kurdish forces battling Islamic State militants in Kobani has fallen into the hands of the militants, a concern that Turkish leaders says is More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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ISIS terrorist 15 coordinated attacks in Iraq against Kurdish targets

The Islamic State in Iraq has coordinated fifteen attacks on Kurdish forces at strategic targets, including the Mosul dam, various check points and the Sinjar mountain range   A senior official at the Ministry More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, October 10th, 2014
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Islamic State conquers Kurdish HQ, thousands flee as Turkey criticizes U.S.

Islamic State militants have made new gains in Kobani, now controlling at least 40 percent of the Syrian town. They have seized the Kurd headquarters, a monitoring group said. At least 200,000 have fled the region More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 26th, 2014
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FBI, Pentagon officials unclear on Khorasan threat, won’t define ‘imminent’

The FBI and the Pentagon said on Thursday that they did not know exactly how close the Khorasan group, an al Qaeda related group of militants targeted by U.S. drone strikes in Syria, was to an attack on the U.S. More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 26th, 2014
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FBI says ISIS leader ‘Jihadi John’ from videos, but doesn’t name Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary

The FBI believes it has identified the masked Islamic State militant responsible for beheading Westerners in ISIS videos, but law enforcement will not reveal the identity of the man known only as “Jihadi John,” More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
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US airstrikes across Iraq, Syria continue, Obama ‘not tolerate safe havens for terrorists’

President Obama continued to note that five Arab nations are aligned with the U.S. against the Islamic State in Syria so it “makes it clear to the world this is not America’s fight alone.” The More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
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Israel shoots down Syrian fighter jet when it violated airspace over Golan Heights

Israeli army officials confirmed that they shot down a Syrian fighter jet which flew into the Golan Heights airspace on Tuesday.   The remarks claim it was “apparently a MiG-21 fighter jet which was shot More...

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