The tone for this year’s Ecumenical Advocacy Days, the annual gathering of liberal Christian activists in the Washington, D.C. area, was set fairly early on. As I detailed previously, the theme of this year’s gathering was “Jesus Weeps – Resisting Violence, Building Peace” and focused on ending violence in all forms. In practice, that amounted […]
The Clarion Project just disclosed the existence of a terrorist enclave in Texas last week, bringing new attention to a network of at least 22 Jamaat ul-Fuqra “Islamic villages” across the country. Newly-declassified documents reveal that the FBI privately considers ul-Fuqra to be a terrorist group, but remains operational in the U.S. because of the State Department.
“Courage Muslim Brothers/You do not walk alone/We will walk with you/And sing your spirit home,” sang demonstrators inside a National Museum of American History atrium during a January 11, 2014, protest calling for closure of Guantanamo Bay’s terrorist detention facility. The demonstration displayed an inverted morality naively proclaiming terrorist detainees innocent while condemning American national defense measures at Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO).
Yesterday, September 23, the office of U.S. Representative Frank Wolf (R-VA) spoke out about the proposed visit of Sudan’s President Omar al Bashir to the United States for the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York. Wolf’s press statement and accompanying letter to President Obama adds the strength of this veteran advocate for human rights and religious freedom to others […]
A dozen years ago today, the 9/11 attacks brutally awakened the American people to the global reality of terrorism – of lethal groups like al Qaeda and the Taliban, which manipulate religion in violent pursuit of totalitarian aims.
In the ensuing years, the nation rightly focused on these groups, and especially on the regions of South Asia – including Afghanistan and Pakistan – and the Middle East.
Yesterday, August 22, the temperature hovered around the 90 degree mark in Washington, DC. But that didn’t stop 30+ bus loads of Egyptian Americans from gathering at Lafayette Park in front of The White House to protest what they see as the Obama Administration’s blatant bias towards the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. They also came to […]
Mohamed Suleiman, an America citizen since 1992, is a Zaghawa from the village of Um barrow in the North Darfur region of Sudan. Um barrow, like so many other places in Darfur, was burned down and destroyed by the Sudanese government-backed Janjaweed, an Arab-Islamist militia. A refugee camp near Um barrow became the home to […]
Cowardly terrorists – Boko Haram members live among the people, but cover their faces to slaughter their neighbors. (Photo Credit: PressTV) Numerous petitions and efforts in Congress have not succeeded in pressuring the U.S. State Department to designate the northern Nigerian jihadists Boko Haram as a “Foreign Terrorist Organization” (FTO). But on Thursday, July 25, […]
Erick Stakelbeck, author of The Brotherhood: America’s Next Great Enemy on Fox News (Photo credit: ramparts360.com) Erick Stakelbeck, host of the insomnia-inducing weekly Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) program, “Stakelbeck on Terror,” discussed his new book The Brotherhood: America’s Next Great Enemy in a whirlwind Capitol Hill lunch briefing sponsored by the Endowment for Middle East […]
Disturbing video interviews with enraged Muslim Brotherhood supporters of Egypt’s ousted President, Dr Mohamed Morsi, show that many of his most ardent supporters condone mass violence against Coptic Christians, whom they hold primarily responsible for the July 3 coup which saw the army remove Morsi following massive protests against his regime.