Category Archives: persecution

‘Crazy’ has nothing to do with terrorism, psychiatrist says

By Mark Ellis

Dr. Michael Welner, a forensic psychiatrist known for his research on criminal evil, said it is a mistake to describe Islamist extremists as “crazy.”

“Crazy has nothing to do with the terrorism we see,” Dr. Welner told the Clarion Project.   “The infrastructure assembled by large-scale Islamist organizations—Hezbollah, Hamas, Al-Qaeda, ISIS, and others, speaks to the very rational actors, thinkers …

Not a day goes by without an Islamist terror attack somewhere in the world

By Mark Ellis

The recent terror attack in Brussels was the latest reminder that Islamic terrorism is now a perpetual, ongoing threat to life throughout the world.

“Not a single day now goes by without an Islamist suicide bombing, rocket attack, shooting spree, kidnapping or stabbing somewhere in the world,” writes Sohrab Ahmari, a Wall Street Journal editorial writer based in London.

Nun miraculously survived ISIS attack that killed 16; kidnapped priest may be crucified on Good Friday

By Mark Ellis

Sister Sally, a superior of the Missionaries of Charity, an order founded by Mother Teresa, miraculously survived an ISIS attack on a convent and a home for seniors in Yemen that killed four nuns and 12 others.

Early on Friday morning, March 4th, Sister Sally was shocked when five young Ethiopian Christians ran to alert the sisters that ISIS …

Four Wycliffe Bible translators killed by terrorists

By Dan Wooding

Four Bible translators were murdered recently by militants in an unidentified location in the Middle East, Wycliffe Associates reports.

According to Wycliffe, a Bible translation ministry, the raid took place on the translators’ office. Two of the translators were shot and killed, while another two died of wounds from being beaten.

These last two managed to protect and save the lead translator by …

Palestinian leaders celebrate murder of young American visiting Israel

By Mark Ellis

Fatah and the Palestinian Authority (PA) celebrated the murder of 28-year-old Taylor Force, an American tourist visiting Israel with Vanderbilt University.

In a gruesome display of misplaced bravado, Fatah’s official Facebook page posted a drawing of a knife held over a map of “Palestine” that includes all of Israel and the PA areas to commemorate three attacks that took …

Iraq: Christians’ homes being seized by Muslim militia aligned with Iran

By Michael Ashcraft and Mark Ellis

The homes, belongings and finances of Iraqi Christians are being seized by Muslim militia backed by Iran, Christian members of the Iraqi Parliament said.

The military units, directed by Iranian advisers, are supposedly combating ISIS in a loose coalition with the U.S.

“Their claim is that the property of a non-Christian is halal, meaning it can be …

ISIS training kidnapped children to become suicide bombers

By Cindy Gutierrez and Mark Ellis

Eleven-year-old Nouri refused to train to become a suicide bomber with the other boys at an ISIS-controlled camp in northern Iraq, and due to his insubordination, the terrorists broke his legs in three places.

Ironically, the inhumane treatment saved his life. Unable to walk or run normally, he was deemed “useless” by the team of brainwashers …

He felt the miracle of God’s warm embrace in a frozen gulag

By Mark Ellis

Alexander Ogorodnikov grew up in the former Soviet Union at a time when the communist government wanted to rid society of all religious influences. While his father was a loyal member of the Communist Party, his grandmother had him secretly baptized.

“After the Revolution the Bolsheviks declared a war on Christianity,” Alexander noted, in a talk he gave at …

Israeli man stabbed on street in Jerusalem ‘rose from the dead,’ says he’s unwilling to give up the land

By Mark Ellis

An Israeli man stabbed twice in the back by an Arab terrorist on February 3rd recounted his frightening brush with death and miraculous recovery.

Mendy Rivkin was walking with his wife in Jerusalem when a terrorist approached from behind and stabbed him twice in the back, according to The Jewish Voice.

India: Hindu extremists beat pastor, shave half his head, parade him on donkey

By Morning Star News

A pastor in northern India who was beaten and paraded through streets with his head half-shaved as crowds called for him to be cut to pieces said he is thankful that he was counted worthy to suffer for the name of Christ.

On Friday (Jan. 29) Hindu extremists posing as policemen picked up Avdhesh Savita, …

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