Recently, Islamic State seized Mar Behnam, an ancient monastery near the predominantly Christian town of Qarqosh, to the southeast of Mosul. The militants expelled the monks, allowing them to take only the clothes they were wearing and preventing them from saving any of the monastery’s relics. A few days earlier, Christians in Mosul were given an ultimatum to convert, pay ... Read More »
Iraqis were attempting the nonviolent overthrow of their dictator prior to his violent overthrow by the United States in 2003. When U.S. troops began to ease up on their ...
In a Middle East rebuilt on intolerant ideologies, there is likely to be little place for beleaguered minorities
he past decade has been catastrophic for the Arab world’s beleaguered 12 million strong Christian minority, writes The Guardian. “In Egypt revolution and coun...
RT: Even if Hillary Clinton wins the presidential race and upholds to her promises, there’ll still be 50 million people in abject poverty and generations living in debt, ...
The BBC is anti-Christian and ageist – according to a survey it carried out itself. Viewers also felt that minority groups were over-represented by the Corporation, writ...
If there has been one theme that repeatedly gets discussed in the articles and stories I write, it is one that attempts to draw attention to the “change strategies&...
Western administrations appear unwilling to accept any responsibility at all for the disaster they fomented in Ukraine, despite the fact that their fingerprints are all over it. (Photo: AP) “Without NATO enlargement, driven by US ideological doctrine (shared by some European policymakers) to spread Western liberal values to a region where support for them is far from unanimous, there would ... Read More »
If the West does not recover its “Christian roots” and does not place them at the foundation of its life and culture, only war and self-destruction of our peoples remain. The society we have created dissatisfies everyone. It is a civilisation without a soul, without hope, without children and without joy. All these failures belong to a society without God ... Read More »
The Islamic State’s (IS) released video showing the beheading of American photojournalist James Foley has a straight-forward purpose from an analytical standpoint: intimidation. The brutality demonstrated in the video says, “Don’t mess with us.” Simple. Beyond the surface level, however, there is an equally alarming element to this video: recruitment to jihad. Of course, while anyone with a sliver of ... Read More »
I recently spent some time watching Shark Week on television. Being fascinated with large predatory fish, I’ve watched many shark programs throughout the years. And I’ve reached one conclusion: the “liberal” response one is accustomed to when the topics of Islam, Islamists, and their law, Sharia, come up—that they are misunderstood, that we need to respect their ways and be ... Read More »
40 comments by US President, Barack Obama on Christianity and Islam were recently compiled, reportedly showing shockingly negative comments about Christianity and high praises to Islam. The list shows how sceptically negative Obama is towards the Christian faith, and portrays his deep respect for Islam. Obama’s policies are completely against what the Catholic Church teaches when it comes to life, marriage, and religious liberty. ... Read More »
As ISIS, a group thought to consist of only a few thousand people led by a shadowy figurehead, defeats forces many times its size to capture a large part of Iraq, RT looks into what is ISIS, and how has it achieved its terrifying triumphs. The world’s most committed and fanatical radical organization has only recently gone by its current ... Read More »
In the middle of the moral, political and mental chaos in the Arab world, a caliph is being appointed in Mosul to rule all Muslims—yes, all of them—and Bashar Al-Assad is being democratically elected as the president of Syria, writes Mshari Al-Zaydi for Asharq al-Awsat. (Photo: SANA) What a bizarre scene! It exceeds anything one’s imagination could create. So Abu ... Read More »
For the United States, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will be over soon. We will leave behind, after our defeats, wreckage and death, the contagion of violence and hatred, unending grief, and millions of children who were brutalized and robbed of their childhood, writes Chris Hedges for TruthDig. Americans who did not suffer will forget. People maimed physically or ... Read More »