Posts Tagged ‘Jihad’

Pope blesses Colombian nun after four-year kidnapping ordeal

Thursday, October 14th, 2021
Catholic News Agency

A Colombian nun who was kidnapped over four years ago by Islamic jihadists in Mali met Pope Francis just 24 hours after her release last Saturday. Francis greeted Sister Gloria Cecilia Narváez Argoti on Sunday before celebrating Mass at the Vatican and blessed her after it. The Mass was part of the formal opening process Read more

‘Kiwi Jihadi’ turned his back on Christian faith after wife left him

Monday, March 11th, 2019

‘Kiwi Jihadi’ Mark Taylor says he was a born-again Christian, but turned his back on that faith after his wife left him for another man. Taylor, who is currently in a Kurdish prison in Syria, said in an interview with The National that his faith had wavered several times, going from born-again Christian, to atheist, Read more

Islamic State attacks on Christians will escalate

Monday, May 8th, 2017

An anonymous Islamic State (IS) spokesperson is warning Muslims in Egypt to stay away from Christian gatherings and Western embassies because of probable IS attacks. He said the attacks are part of the “war on infidels” IS is fighting. He also claimed his group was responsible for the suicide bombings that struck two Coptic Christian Read more

UK MP wants anti-terror measure to cover same-sex marriage

Friday, August 7th, 2015

A Conservative UK MP has said anti-terror laws should be applied to those who teach that same-sex marriage is wrong. Mark Spencer has promoted the use of Extreme Disruption Orders (EDOs) to prevent teachers disseminating the idea that marriage should only be between a man and a woman. EDOs are a new anti-hate-speech measure introduced Read more

Jihad an option because mainstream faith too dull

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Young people are turning to Jihad because mainstream religion is not “exciting” enough, according to the Archbishop of Canterbury. Archbishop Justin Welby told faith leaders earlier this month that Britain’s religious communities must do more to provide an alternative to extremism which gives young people a “purpose in life”. He also warned against being too Read more

Beyond Ukraine and Gaza: the battle for the soul of the west

Friday, August 1st, 2014

As the current conflicts in Gaza and Ukraine continue to dominate international headlines, it is worth stepping back and taking a longer view. The forces fighting Israel are essentially the same as those trying to remove Bashar al-Assad in Syria and those seeking to take over Afghanistan on the borders with Russia – radical Sunni Read more

Arab spring a nightmare for Syrian Christians

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Now that Syria is in shambles—with an estimated 93,000 dead, 1.5 million refugees, and 4.5 million internally displaced; ancient churches torched, destroyed, or vandalized; Christians targeted for murder and kidnapping and even used as human shields—now the mainstream media is starting to admit that, yes, the rebel forces appear to include quite a few Islamist Read more