Journeys into the Disappearing Religions of the Middle East Gerard Russell Basic Books, $28.99, 352 pp. When the Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS, or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) conquered the city of Sinjar on August 3, thousands ... Commonweal, 2 days ago
Souad al-Shammary, co-founder of the Saudi Liberal Network. (Twitter) ( CNSNews.com ) A women's rights activist and co-founder of the Saudi Liberal Network was arrested and imprisoned last week for allegedly insulting Islam by tweeting about the ...CNS News, 1 month ago
Persecution has been part of the DNA in Christians since the founder of the faith Jesus Christ was executed for being a threat to the influence of the Jewish Sanhedrin and a potential troublemaker to the Roman Empire. Jesus declared to His ...Examiner.com, 1 month ago
This screengrab taken from the Australian Channel Seven broadcast shows presumed hostages holding up a flag with Arabic writing inside a cafe in the central business district of Sydney on December 15, 2014. Channel Seven—AFP/ Ayaan Hirsi Ali ...Time, 5 days ago
Special Report: For nearly seven decades, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has fed into growing Mideast extremism, now including hyper-violent Islamic fundamentalism. But does this tortured history offer any hope for a peaceful future, asks ex-U.S.Consortium News, 1 month ago
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