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Missionary from Florida killed in Burkina Faso terror attack

By Anthony Gutierrez and Mark Ellis

A Florida man who went to Burkina Faso as a missionary to dig wells and care for orphans was killed with 29 others on Jan. 15 when heavily armed terrorists from an Al-Qaeda affiliate attacked two hotels and a cafe.

Mike Riddering, 45, described as an amazing father and pillar of faith, found himself ambushed at the …

69 journalists killed in 2015 by radical Muslims, warfare, and other dangers

By Mark Ellis

At least 69 journalists were killed due to their work in 2015, and two-fifths died at the hands of radical Islamic groups such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda, according to a report by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

More than 66 percent of the total killed were singled out for murder. At least 28 of the murder victims received …

Palestinian children wear “suicide belts” to celebrate terror anniversary in Bethlehem

by Mark Ellis

At a celebratory parade in Bethlehem last week, young masked Palestinian children were dressed with “suicide belts” and equipped with “guns” and “RPGs”.

The celebration marked the 51st anniversary of the launch of the Fatah movement, the largest faction of the Palestinian Liberation Organization founded by Yasser Arafat.

ISIS burned Christians alive in locked caskets

By Mark Ellis

An Iraqi soldier who miraculously escaped from an ISIS prison in Mosul, Iraq, recounted the terror group’s ruthless torture of Christians, including burning many to death.

“They tortured the s_____ out of the Christians and some died in the process,” Karam Saad, a sergeant in the Iraqi military, told the Independent Journal (IJ).

Mexico: Evangelicals jailed after they refuse to join Roman Catholic Church

By International Christian Concern

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that seven Evangelical Christians in Chiapas, Mexico, were incarcerated on December 15 after refusing to convert to Catholicism. State and federal authorities had been informed of threats to illegally expel or incarcerate members of the Evangelical community weeks in advance but have refused to intervene.

Christian woman who drank from a ‘Muslim well’ continues to languish in prison

By Anthony Gutierrez and Mark Ellis

Because she got a drink of water from a “Muslim well,” Asayiya Noreen “Asia” Bibi has been jailed for five years and is awaiting her execution in Pakistan.

The 50-year-old Christian mother of three was picking phalsa berries under the blistering sun when her thirst compelled her to find water at a nearby well. A bitter …

Ex-Muslim says the way to beat ISIS begins with prayer

By Alex Murashko

The author of Ex-Muslim, Naeem Fazal, says there is only one position Christians should take when it comes to preventing Islamic terror groups like ISIS from attacking America and elsewhere.

Fazal, pastor of Mosaic Church in Charlotte, said recently, “As the church, we have a position to play (take), and no other entity, no other organization, club, group, [or] community, …

‘Greedy’ North Korean woman became generous in Christ, was tortured for her newfound faith

By Mark Ellis

She was known as the “greedy woman” who refused to share with the poor — even with her own relatives. She had a comfortable existence, in relative terms, in a totalitarian communist system where the average wage is five dollars a day and many struggle with malnutrition due to inadequate food supplies.

“She did not even share a bowl …

ISIS kills three Christians on video, threatens to kill 200 more

By Morning Star News

The terrorist group Islamic State (IS) killed three Assyrian Christians late last month, presumably in Syria, according to an execution video.

In the video, the group threatened to kill some 200 other Christians in Syria unless it receives a ransom of $50,000 each for their release.

In the video, three men dressed in orange jumpers are shown kneeling in …

Who is Tashfeen Malik, the ‘black widow’ of San Bernardino shootings?

(Updated December 10, 2015)

By Mark Ellis

She made a pledge of allegiance to the leader of ISIS immediately before the rampage that killed 14 people and wounded 21 on December 2nd, the mysterious young woman whose ideology overpowered her maternal instincts.

Tashfeen Malik was born in Pakistan to an affluent, politically-connected family and moved to Saudi Arabia when she was about four years …

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