Fanatics Protest Building Church to Honor Beheaded Copts

Following the Muslim Friday noon prayers, scores of hardline Muslims at al-Our Village in Samalout, Minya, held demonstrations that marched through the village to protest the building of a new church. Al-Our is the home village of 13 out of the 20 Copts who were beheaded by IS in Libya last February. 

 

Iraqi Christian Leader Makes Direct Appeal at UN

The leader of Iraq’s Chaldean Catholics at the United Nations in New York on Thursday, urged international leaders to support his country’s government in a drive for “the liberation of all Iraqi cities."

 

ISIS Offspring of Repression and Prevailing Religious Discourse in the Arab World: NGOs

26 Rights organizations write an open letter to Arab Monarchs and Presidents.

 

IS Trains Hundreds of Child Soldiers in Syria: Report

"IS officials try to woo children with money, weapons and teaching them how to drive cars," the monitoring body said.

 

The Islamic State group has trained more than 400 children in Syria as fighters in 2015 alone, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said on Tuesday.

 

The Islamic State Presence Strengthened in Africa

The March 18 terrorist attack in Tunisia on Bardo Museum that resulted in the death of 20 tourists and the March 7 broadcast of a video on social media sites showing the Nigerian movement Boko Haram pledging allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) show the expansion of IS into the African continent. Up until this point, IS' presence in Africa seemed confined to North Africa in Libya’s coastal cities, Egypt’s Sinai and some places in Algeria.

 

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