Boko Haram Says Part of Nigeria an Islamic State

Theology and Society: Boko Haram militants claim that they are turning Nigeria into an Islamic caliphate. The Muslim extremist organization is in control of three Nigerian towns, and continues to gain power and influence in the region, the Christian Headlines website reports today (August 29, 2014). In video, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau is seen…

James Foley Prayed the Rosary in Captivity

The Catholic World Report: The news broke late yesterday that Islamic State jihadists executed freelance journalist James Foley and posted a video of his beheading. Foley, 40, had been missing for two years while covering the conflict in Syria. I am not going to link to the video or include screen shots from it, but…

Ten Things You Need to Know About ISIS

A very informative article here. The bunch that’s wreaking havoc across parts of Syria and Iraq has not only caused death and destruction, they’ve caused a lot of confusion as well. In an attempt to clear up some of that, Aleteia reached out to members of its Board of Experts and others in order to…

So Wicked that Even Al Qaeda Disowned Them

ISIS. Lying among a pile of papers at the hideout in Pakistan where Osama Bin Laden was shot dead was a carefully worded 21-page letter. It warned of the rise of a new and ruthless group of Islamic extremists capable of such extreme brutality that Al Qaeda should sever all links with them. In fact,…

ISIS Is Coming For You…

Yes, you. IS militants: Our message to the entire world is that we are the soldiers of the Caliphate state and we are coming. Chilling message from IS militants warns the world of their bloody intent… Watch it here. You’ve been warned.