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Older Articles: Before Jan. 1, 2017
Boko Haram Increasingly Using Children as Bombers
Apr. 12, 2017 - A U.N. report reveals that Boko Haram, the radical Islamic group in West and Central Africa is
forcing children to carry out bombings.
UNICEF says at least 117 attacks have been carried out by youth in the Lake Chad basin region since 2014,
with nearly 80 percent of the bombs strapped to girls, who were sometimes drugged before their missions.
- Source: NewsMax
Prophetic Significance of Terrorism
Palm Sunday attacks: ISIS says it carried out bombings at churches in Egypt that killed at least 37
Apr. 9, 2017 - ISIS has claimed responsibility for bombing attacks at two Egyptian Coptic Christian churches.
The first blast happened at St. George church [near Cairo], where at least 26 people were killed and 71 others wounded...
A second explosion was later reported at St. Mark's Cathedral in the coastal city of Alexandria.
- Source: Fox
UK Parliament terror attack: 5 dead, including cop and alleged assailant, in 'sick and depraved' act
Mar. 22, 2017 -
Police said a vehicle mowed down pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge, leaving more than a dozen with injuries ...
the car then crashed near to Parliament, and one man - armed with a knife - continued the attack and tried to enter Parliament.
Investigators say that the attack was most likely inspired by ISIS propaganda.
- Source: Fox
Al-Qaida-Linked Group Claims Deadly Damascus Blasts
Mar. 11, 2017 -
The death toll from twin bombings on a religious shrine in the [Syrian] capital Damascus has risen to 74...
An al-Qaida-linked alliance claimed responsibility for the blasts..
- Source: Voice of America
Egypt's Christians Flee Sinai Amid Islamic State Killing Spree
Feb. 25, 2017 - Officials in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia say that some 100 families affiliated with the Evangelical Church
are packing their belongings and fleeing from the area.
Seven Christians have been killed in Arish between Jan. 30 and Thursday. Islamic State, which is waging an insurgency there,
claimed responsibility for the killings, five of which were shootings. One man was beheaded and another set on fire.
- Source: MewsMax
Iraq: Officials recapture new neighborhood in Mosul
Iraqi forces retake runway at Mosul International Airport
Feb. 23, 2017 -
Iraqi federal police forces – backed by U.S. air support – entered Mosul International Airport and took control of the
runway from the Islamic State, an official said Thursday.
U.S.Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend said that the Iraqi forces are an "increasingly capable, formidable and professional force."
- Source: Fox
- Mosul offensive: Iraqi forces recapture airport in bid to retake city - BBC
- Battle for Mosul: Key military base retaken from ISIS - CNN
Search for "Mosul" in Prophecy Central
Defiant Trump tweets "SEE YOU IN COURT" after ruling again blocks immigration order
Feb. 9, 2017 - The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously refused to reinstate President Trump's executive order banning certain
refugees from entering the U.S. for 90 days.
But the Justice Department said it is "reviewing the decision and considering its options.” Trump later tweeted: "SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!"
- Source: Fox
- The Ninth Circuit gets it wrong - Hans A. von Spakovsky - Fox
Pence: Will use 'all legal means at our disposal' to reinstate immigration ban
Feb. 5, 2017 - An executive order signed by President Trump on Jan. 27 temporarily halted immigration from seven mostly Muslim nations.
Last Friday a federal judge in Seattle imposed a temporary restraining order on the ban, so the Trump administration asked the Appeals Court
to lift the restraining order and allow the immigration ban to continue. On Saturday night, a federal appeals court denied that request.
Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence vowed to continue efforts to protect Americans from terrorism. He said:
“From the outset of his campaign and administration, the president of the United States has made it clear to put the safety of the
American people first. We are going to win this argument.”
- Source: Fox
Top Iran officer: If enemies do wrong, ‘roaring missiles’ will come down on them
Feb. 4, 2016 - Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, chief of the Iran's Revolutionary Guard’s airspace division, responded to sanctions
against Iran after their latest missile test.
"We are making round-the-clock efforts to defend our country’s security and if the enemy dares to make any mistake our roaring missiles will land on them.”
- Source: Times of Israel
- Pence warns Iran: Don't test us - Israel Naional News
Defiant Iran in missile exercise day after US sanctions - SpaceDaily
Mattis: Iran world’s ‘biggest state sponsor of terrorism’ - Times of Israel
Quebec City mosque shooting: Six killed, eight wounded
Jan. 30, 2017 -
Six people have been killed and another eight wounded in a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City, Canada, police say.
Shots were fired at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre on Sunday night, where more than 50 people had gathered for evening prayers.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned the shooting as a terrorist attack against Muslims. Two suspects are in custody.
- Source: BBC
Terror experts hail Trump promise to wipe out 'radical' Islam
Jan. 21, 2017 - In his innaugural speech, President Trump did not name any country as our enemy, but he does see
terrorism as a threat springing from the Islamic faith itself, using religious texts to wage war against Western values. He said,
“We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones, and unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism,
which we will eradicate completely from the face of the earth.”
- Source: Leo Hohmann - WND
Jerusalem truck attack: Suspect may have supported ISIS, Netanyahu says
Jan 8, 2017 -
The driver who plowed a truck into a group of soldiers in Jerusalem, killing four people and injuring at least 10, may have been an ISIS
sympathizer, according to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
- Source: CNN
At least 5 dead, 8 hospitalized after shooting at Ft. Lauderdale airport
Jan. 6, 2017 -
Five people are dead and a shooting suspect is in custody Friday after a lone gunman opened fire at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida without saying a word.
The shooter has been aprehended, but his motive is not yet known.
- Source: Fox
Is Esteban Santiago A Terrorist Or Mentally Ill? What We Know About Fort Lauderdale Shooter - International Business Times
Realtime Coverage - Google
Report: 90,000 Christians Killed for Their Faith in 2016
Jan 1, 2017 -
During the year 2016, some 90,000 Christians were killed for their faith around the world, according to a new study from the Turin-based
Center for Studies on New Religions.
Communism is still responsible for some persecution of Christians, but “Islamic ultra-fundamentalism” is now the main source of persecution. During the year
it is estimated that between 500 and 600 million Christians were in some way persecuted.
- Source: Breitbart
Jihadists at root of worldwide spike in persecution - OneNewsNow
- 2017 World Watch List reveals troubling trends - Mission Network News
- World Watch List
Turkish police question eight in connection to Istanbul attack, gunman still at large
Jan. 2, 2017 - A New Year's terror attack in an Istanbul nightclub killed at least 39 people and injured 70..
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack Monday. A statement ... said the attack was
carried out by a "heroic soldier of the caliphate" who attacked the nightclub "where Christians were celebrating their pagan feast."
According to the ISIS statement, the attack was in response to Turkish military offensives against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. It also characterized Turkey as
"the servant of the cross."
- Source: Fox
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