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As Islamists Spread Conspiracies, ISIS Seeks to Exploit Coronavirus Crisis

The Investigative Project on Terrorism News – In last week’s Islamic State (ISIS) newsletter, the group referred to the COVID-19 pandemic as divine intervention intended to inflict [...]

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The 21: A Journey into the Land of Coptic Martyrs

By Raymond Ibrahim – Note: The following is a book review of The 21: A Journey into the Land of Coptic Martyrs by Martin Mosebach.  A shorter version was first published by the Middle East [...]

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Head Of Egyptian National Press Authority Condemns Al-Azhar For Ongoing Refusal To Proclaim ISIS Heretical

By MEMRI – In the recent years, Al-Azhar has consistently refrained from proclaiming the members of terror organizations, chief of them ISIS, to be infidels. Al-Azhar’s position is [...]

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Christians face uncertain future as Syria enters possible last year of civil war

By World Watch Monitor –  As the Syrian civil war enters what might be its last year, Christians are trying to rebuild in the face of an uncertain future. The conflict, which grew out of [...]

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Coptic Solidarity Honors the 21 Modern Martyrs Killed in Libya

By Coptic Solidarity –  This week in 2015, 21 men were brutally beheaded on a Mediterranean beach in Libya, by members of ISIS. They had been captured by ISIS a few months earlier and [...]

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Author Holds Up Martyred Copts as Model for Contemporary Christians

By Christopher White – The Tablet – Four years ago this week, 21 men were videotaped on a beach in Libya as their ISIS captors beheaded them one by one. Of the 21 victims, 20 were [...]

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Turkey Accused of Recruiting Ex-Isis Fighters in Their Thousands to Attack Kurds in Syria

By Patrick Cockburn – The Independent –  Turkey is recruiting and retraining Isis fighters to lead its invasion of the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northern Syria, according to an [...]

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Turkey bans Wikipedia for documenting regime’s backing of ISIS

By World Tribune –  Turkey has imposed a ban on Wikipedia after it said the online encyclopedia refused to remove two English-language pages which cited Ankara’s support for the Islamic [...]

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Christian, Yazidi Women Still in ISIS Captivity

By Sirwan Kajjo – Gatestone Institute Despite losing control of Raqqa and other major strongholds in Syria and Iraq, ISIS continues to keep many of the women it kidnapped during its rise in [...]

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ISIS Steps Up Threats To Tourists, Christians, Government, Military In Egypt As Elections Approach

By MEMRI Ahead of the Egyptian presidential elections (slated for March 26-28), and in light of the large-scale campaign launched by the Egyptian military against its presence in Egypt and Sinai, [...]