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Ben Carson: Muslim Unfit to Be President Because Islam Is Inconsistent With Constitution

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says he would not support a Muslim to become president of the United States. In fact, he believes a Muslim would not be fit to be president, because he doesn’t think Islam is consistent with the country’s Constitution. “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of [...]

Terrorist Attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait Kill Dozens

BEIRUT, Lebanon — In a matter of hours and on three different continents, militants carried out attacks on Friday that killed scores of civilians, horrified populations and raised thorny questions about the evolving nature of international terrorism and what can be done to fight it. The Imam Sadiq Mosque in Kuwait City after a suicide [...]

US State Department: IS surpasses al-Qaeda in exporting terrorism

Washington, June 20 /MCN/ The number of terrorist attacks in various parts of the world rose by a third in 2014, compared to the last year, said the US State Department in its annual report on terrorism released Friday. The State Department pointed out that the number of people killed increased by 80 percent, about [...]

French parliament: Islamic extremism threatens western Christian civilization

France, April 27/MCN/ The French parliament and mayor of Nice Christian Estros said that the religious extremism coming from the Islamic world threatens Jewish and Christian civilization in Europe and the West. Commenting on failure of an Algerian to blow up a church in France a week ago, MTV French channel said that the French [...]

Thousands of ISIL Fighters Hit by Terrifying Flesh-Eating Disease

© AP Photo/ Public Domain Middle East As global powers continue to debate the best way to deal with the threat of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, the terrorist group appears to be suffering its own internal problems. Poor hygiene and pollution has led to the spread of a debilitating disease known as the Rose of [...]

Christians Hunted Down as al-Shabab Kill 147 in Kenya

Aryn Baker @arynebaker Updated: April 2, 2015 2:27 PM Description: Students evacuated from Garissa University listen to an address by Interior Minister for Security Joseph Ole Nkaissery before they are transported to their home regions from a holding area on April 3, 2015. Students evacuated from Moi University listen to an address by Interior [...]

Christians ‘disappearing’ from lands of origin: Center for American Progress

Cairo, 13 March /MCN/ Christian communities in the world are “disappearing” from their lands of origin, the Center for American Progress reported Friday. The Middle Eastern Christian community is estimated between 7.5 and 15 million, the Center reported, noting that they now comprise less than 5 percent of the population, due to an explosion in [...]

Two men dead in Belgium counter-terror raids

Raids were carried out against a group suspected of preparing attacks on a grand scale, federal prosecutor says Amateur footage purports to show scenes from a police counter-terrorism raid in the Belgian city of Verviers. Alexandra Topping in London and Julian Borger in Paris Thursday 15 January 2015 14.50 EST Belgian police have killed two men [...]

US newspapers: Boko Haram committed massacre in Nigerian town of Baga

Nigeria, January 11 /MCN/ The Washington Post reported that Boko Haram, the Nigerian jihadist group, committed a massacre in the Nigerian town of Baga. It killed about 2,000 people in an attack on the town and the surrounding towns on January 3, prompting more than 20,000 people to flee their northeast areas.

12 killed in shooting at French satirical magazine

By Greg Botelho, CNN Updated 11:16 AM ET, Wed January 7, 2015 Source: CNN An eyewitness uploaded a video to Facebook that shows gunmen shoot a police officer and drive away. (CNN)Hooded, black-clad gunmen burst into the office of a provocative French satirical magazine Wednesday, killing four cartoonists and eight others before heading off onto [...]