Homegrown Terror

Homegrown Terror   On Aug. 8, a Starkville, Mississippi couple were arrested over the weekend for conspiring and attempting to give material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – ISIL (now being called the Islamic State). Jaelyn Delshaun Young, 20 and Muhammad Oda Dakhlalla, 22, were charged with the crimes. They are being held without bond and are considered a flight risk. How Could This Happen? While many file Continue Reading

Important News Headlines – 7th August 2015

Important News Headlines US Welcomes Iraqi Christian Refugees, with Jail Time August 07, 2015 *Some Iraqi Christians fleeing the Islamic State sought safety and freedom in America. But instead of being welcomed in as religious refugees, they were arrested and sent to a San Diego prison. The news comes despite the fact that 300,000 immigrants from Muslim countries were welcomed into the United States last year. — CBN News Protests over Continue Reading

China: Projection of Power

China: Projection of Power Reuters China made history in the last few months. In April, the Lin Yi, a guided missile frigate, spent a little over an hour in Yemen’s war-torn port of Aden before setting sail for Djibouti with 225 evacuees from 10 countries. The evacuees were greeted at the harbor by Djiboutian officials, the Chinese ambassador to Djibouti and other diplomats. Djiboutian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mahamoud Ali Youssouf Continue Reading

Important News Headlines – 17th and 24th August 2015

Important News Headlines River In China Mysteriously Turns Bloody Red Overnight August 23, 2015 A waterway in eastern China has mysteriously turned a blood red color. Residents in Zhejiang province said the river looked normal at 5 a.m. Beijing time on Thursday morning. Within an hour, the entire river turned crimson. Residents also said a strange smell wafted through the air. “The really weird thing is that we have been able to catch fish Continue Reading

Important News Headlines – 2nd August 2015

U.S. to withdraw carrier from Gulf amid Obama budget cuts August 02, 2015 The United States’ air strike capabilities against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) may take a serious hit this fall as the U.S. will be without an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf for the first time since 2007. — World Tribune Suicide attack hits Turkish troops August 02, 2015 Two Turkish soldiers have been killed and 31 wounded in a suicide attack by Continue Reading

The Internet of Lies

  Without wood, the fire goes out. Without a gossip, contention stops. Charcoal is to hot coals as wood is to fire; so also a quarrelsome man fuels strife. The words of a gossip are like delicate morsels; they sink down deep within. A clay vessel plated with a thin veneer of silver — that’s what smooth lips with a wicked heart are. — Proverbs 26:20–23, ISV A new information technology term coming into vogue is the “Internet of Continue Reading

Important News Headlines – 23rd July 2015

Important News Headlines Earth 2.0: Bad News for God July 23, 2015 As I stated at the beginning, none of this will matter upon life’s discovery elsewhere. Religious leaders will simply declare that such life is fully compatible with, in fact predicted by, the Bible. Just like they eventually swept under the rug being wrong about earth’s position in the heavens. Or evolution. They will create contorted justifications to support this view, cite Continue Reading

Important News Headlines – 25th May 2015

Taiwan’s president to propose peace plan for South China Sea May 25, 2015 Taiwan’s president will propose a peace initiative on Tuesday to resolve territorial disputes in the South China Sea that have put Beijing at odds with its neighbors and with the United States, the official Central News Agency reported. — Reuters Church in Ireland needs ‘reality check’ after gay marriage vote May 24, 2015 One of Ireland’s most senior Catholic Continue Reading

In the News – 17th May 2015

In The News UN calls for extension of Yemen’s ceasefire May 17, 2015 A UN envoy called for an extension of a humanitarian ceasefire in Yemen due to expire on Sunday as the Houthi Shiite rebels boycotted political talks in Riyadh. The appeal followed clashes on the ground between rebels and pro-government forces that killed dozens across south Yemen on Saturday despite the truce, which has largely held. “I call on all parties Continue Reading

The Nature of Homegrown Terror

The Nature of Homegrown Terror Since the attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001, there have been over sixty terrorist plots in the United States and the yearly number of foiled plots has been increasing. In Charles Kurzman’s paper, “Terrorism Cases Involving Muslim-Americans in 2014,” “Twenty-five Muslim-Americans were associated with violent terrorism in 2014, bringing the total since 9/11 to 250, or less than 20 per year. A Continue Reading