Terrorism has been a cause of some of the "wars" predicted by Jesus as signs of the times. It has been a factor in the history of the Middle East for hundreds of years, and is now a world-wide problem, especially since the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington D.C. in 2001. Terrorism produces a general sense of dread even when there is no actual attack taking place. This could be one of the most significant fulfillments of Jesus' prediction of "rumors of war" (Matthew 24:6).

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Suspected Berlin Attacker Shot, Killed In Milan After International Manhunt

Dec. 23, 2016 - The search for the perpetrator of the Berlin truck attack has ended. Anis Amri, a 24-year-old Tunisian was recognized in a suburb of Milan. When he was questioned by police he shot at them. The police responded by returning fire and killing him. The BBC's Mike Sanders reports:

"Fingerprints from the man they shot match those found on the steering wheel of the truck used to mow down shoppers at the Berlin Christmas market."

Source: NPR

Prophetic Significance of Terrorism

Europe continues to scramble to find Tunisian suspect in Berlin attack

Dec. 22, 2016 -

Authorities across Europe scrambled Thursday to track down a Tunisian man suspected of driving a truck into a Christmas market in Berlin ... Amri may have been radicalized in prison in Italy... in the wake of the Arab Spring uprisings.

Source: Fox
Berlin attack suspect was on US radar, report says - WCVB

Christmas revelry crushed as truck plows into Berlin market, killing 12

Dec. 19, 2016 - A large truck deliberately plowed into a Christmas outdoor market in central Berlin today, killing at least 12 people and injuring 48 others. The apparent driver of the truck has been arrested. President-elect Trump commented on the massacre:

"ISIS and other Islamist terrorists continually slaughter Christians in their communities and places of worship as part of their global jihad. These terrorists and their regional and worldwide networks must be eradicated from the face of the earth."

Source: USA Today

Islamic State militants retake ancient city of Palmyra

Dec. 12, 2016 - While Syria appears to be winning the effort to recapture Allepo from ISIS forces, ISIS has retaken the historical city of Palmyra.

The extremist group appeared to be taking advantage of the Syrian and Russian preoccupation with Allepo, timing its attack to coincide with a major government offensive to capture the last remaining opposition-held neighborhoods in the northern city.

Syrian army in 'final stages' of Aleppo offensive - Reuters

Blast at Egypt's main Coptic Christian cathedral kills 25, injures dozens

Dec. 11, 2016 -

A bombing at Egypt's main Coptic Christian cathedral killed 25 people and wounded another 35 on Sunday, in one of the deadliest attacks ... in recent memory... an assault claimed by a shadowy group... linked to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood

Source: Fox

38 dead and 155 wounded in twin bomb attack near Istanbul stadium

Dec. 11, 2016 -

Turkey declared a national day of mourning Sunday after twin blasts in Istanbul killed 38 people and wounded 155 others near a soccer stadium — the latest large-scale assault to traumatize a nation confronting an array of security threats.

Source: Fox

Israeli Airstrikes Target ISIS Facility in Syria, Hours After First Direct Clashes in Golan Heights

Nov. 29, 2016 - After ISIS fighters fired on Israeli troops on Sunday, the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) bombed the former UN base on the Golan Heights which was being used by ISIS to threaten Israel. The air force dropped ten one-ton bombs, obliterating the base, and probably killing four militants.

The IDF said that the airstrikes are meant to "prevent the return of terrorists to a facility that constitutes a fundamental threat to the region.

Source: Haaretz

Ohio State attack: Terrorism eyed as police seek more info

Nov. 29,, 2016 - A Somali immigrant deliberately ran his car into a group of pedestrians at Ohio State University yesterday and then got out and stabbed people with a butcher knife. He was fatally shot by a campus policeman. Early evidence points to terrorism as the motive.

Paris prosecutor: 5 terror suspects under Islamic State direction

Nov. 25, 2016 - French police have arrested five men for planning a terror attack in Paris as early as next week. They were receiving instructions from ISIS.

Potential targets included the Disneyland Paris amusement park, 20 miles east of Paris, and the famed Champs-Elysées boulevard.

Source: USA Today

Israel fires: Tens of thousands flee as fires hit Haifa

Nov. 24, 2016 - In the wake of a two-month drought and strong winds, Haifa, Israel's third largest city, is severely affected by wildfires. Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated. Fires have also broken out near Jerusalem and in the West Bank. Arson is expected. PM Benjamin Netanyahu said,

"Every fire that was the result of arson or incitement to arson is terror in every way and we'll treat it as such... Anyone who tries to burn parts of the state of Israel will be severely punished."

Source: BBC
Live Updates - Times of Israel
'Israel is burning': Palestinians, Arab world rejoice over fires - YNet
Haifa on fire, 60,000 people evacuated - DEBKAnews
Russia, Turkey and Cyprus send firefighting planes to Israel - The Guardian
As Israel burns, are we looking at a new form of eco-terrorism? - Jerusalem Post

FBI Warns of Potential Terror Threat on Thanksgiving

Nov. 21, 2016 - Terrorist propaganda has encouraged homegrown terrorists, to attack crowded shopping malls, special events, and parades during the holidays. A bulletin from the Department of Homeland Security said,

“Though we know of no intelligence that is both specific and credible at this time of a plot by terrorist organizations to attack the homeland, the reality is terrorist-inspired individuals have conducted, or attempted to conduct, attacks in the United States.”

Source: Breitbart

New York City Authorities Alerted Of Election Day Terror Threat

Nov. 6, 2016 -

Federal officials have warned New York City authorities about potential attacks by al Qaeda around election day. The New York Police Department and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey were given information about a potential threat,

Source: Time

Officials capture Afghan-born man sought in connection with New York, New Jersey bombings

Sept. 19, 2016 - Officials had identified Ahmad Khan Rahami as the prime suspect in bomb blasts and threats in New York and New Jersey.

A bar owner in Linden, NJ spotted a man sleeping in his doorway Monday morning and called police. An officer confronted the man around 10:45 a.m., and soon recognized the person as Rahami, officials said. Rahami pulled out a gun and shot the officer.

Source: Fox

FBI launches raid in NJ city where 1 of 5 suspicious devices found exploded

Sept. 19, 2016 - During an FBI raid this morning five suspicious devices were discovered near a train station in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

The suspicious devices turned up in a backpack near a train station Sunday night. One exploded when a bomb squad robot tried to disarm it. The discovery came a day after an explosion in Manhattan injured 29 people.

Source: Fox
NY, NJ bombings: Authorities suspect possible terror cell, officials say - CNN
Realtime Coverage - Google

Explosion in New York City believed to be 'intentional,' mayor says; 29 injured

Sept. 17, 2016 -

An explosion that injured at least 29 people in New York City late Saturday appeared to be "intentional," Mayor Bill de Blasio announced, as sources told Fox News an apparent explosive device -- a pressure cooker -- was found four blocks away.

Source: Fox
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'An Act of Terrorism': Investigators Hunting for Clues in NYC Bomb That Injured 29 - NBC

Are we winning the war on ISIS & Radical Islam? The President says yes. The experts say no. Here’s a 9-page fact sheet laying out the data.

Sept. 9, 2016 - Read this 9-page report on the progress of Isis during these 15 years since the 9/11 Attacks.

Fifteen years after the United States was attacked by Osama bin Laden and the jihadists of al Qaeda, a mere 27% of Americans believe we are safer from the threat of terrorism today than we were on 9/11.

Source: Joel Rosenberg

Congress passes bill letting 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabia, in face of veto threat

Sept. 10, 2016 - Congress has approved a bill allowing the victims of 9/11 to sue the government of Saudi Arabia, since 15 of the 19 attackers were Saudi nationals. The president has threatened to veto the bill.

The bill would give victims’ families the right to sue in U.S. court for any role that elements of the Saudi government may have played in the 2001 attacks that killed thousands of Americans in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.

Source: Fox

Islamic State: Turkey and US 'ready to invade capital'

Sept. 7, 2016 -

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suggested he and the US are ready to drive so-called Islamic State (IS) from its Syrian stronghold of Raqqa... Turkey has also been concerned with checking the advance of Kurdish forces.

Source: BBC

At least 50 killed, 94 injured in bomb attack at wedding in Turkey, Erdogan says ISIS is 'likely perpetrator'

Aug. 21, 2016 - A terrorist attack at at Turkish wedding in Gaziantep has killed at least 50 people. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was probably responsible for the carnage.

He said in a written statement that there was "no difference" between the group of United States-based preacher Fethullah Gulen who he blames for a failed July 15 coup bid, the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) "and Daesh (ISIS).

Source: Straits Times
Suicide bomber at Turkish wedding was as young as 12, president says - Fox

Three reasons the next President — and his/her advisors (and you) — should carefully study the latest issue of the ISIS magazine, Dabiq.

Aug. 8, 2016 - Joel Rosenberg lists three reasons everyone should be aware of ISIS threats. Here are the first two:

1- ISIS leaders make clear they want to bring about the End of Days.
2- ISIS leaders vow to “break the cross” — that is, to slaughter Christians in the Middle East, in the West, and around the world, and to annihilate Christianity from the Earth.

He also says that the terrorist group's magazine gives six reasons they hate Christians. They claim they will never stop killing until they achieve total victory.

Source: Joel Rosenberg
Religious, Conservative Leaders Urge Media Coverage of Christian Genocide - NewsMax
Muslims slaughter 13 Christians, run hundreds off their land - WND
Christians Forced to Hide Bibles Amid Migrant Muslim Death Threats - Breitbart

Churches take new security measures in face of terror threats

Aug. 9, 2016 - In Riverside, California, a car passed slowly by a church during recent Sunday services. An occupant allegedly yelled "Allahu Akbar!" over a bullhorn.

"Many churches are now hiring self-defense instructors for classes or security guards that include off-duty police," said Ryan Mauro, a professor of Homeland Security at Liberty University.

Source: Fox

Ministry warns: Hamas NGO scandal deeper than imagined

Aug. 6, 2016 - Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director Dore Gold claimed that World Vision has been transferring funds to Hamas..

In a published statement, Gold expressed his horror that "one of the largest charitable and humanitarian aid organizations in the world" gave "approximately $7.2 million to the military wing of Hamas...mainly to strengthen its terrorist arm."

World Vision says Gaza aid is audited, doubts Hamas pocketed millions - Times of Israel

Obama approves 30-day airstrike mission against ISIS in Libya

Aug. 3, 2016 - President Obama has ordered 30-days of airstrikes against the Islamic State terror group in Libya.

Marine Corps Harrier jets launched from the Navy amphibious assault ship USS Wasp conducted at least two airstrikes against ISIS targets in the coastal city of Sirte Tuesday.


ISIS claims throat-slit slay of Catholic priest in France

July 26, 2016 -

the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the brutal throat-slit murder of a Catholic priest during morning Mass in France’s Normandy region. The two attackers were later shot dead.

Source: PBS
Realtime Coverage - Google
Attacker who murdered Catholic priest under police supervision, wore monitoring bracelet - Fox
Attacks on Christian communities in France are growing. Why aren't we hearing about them? - Fox
Murder of French priest brings ISIS' long-threatened war on Christians to Europe - Fox
Mosque in town of ISIS-inspired priest attack was opened on land given by church - Newsweek

At least 2 dead, 17 wounded in South Florida nightclub shooting; 3 people detained

July 25, 2016 -

A shooting at a Florida nightclub early Monday morning killed two people and wounded as many as 17, police said. The attack apparently occurred at a teen party, billed as a "Swimsuit Glow Party," at Club Blu in Fort Myers, according to local media.

Source: Fox

'Allahu Akbar' gunman slaughters children in Munich

July 23, 2016 -

A gunman shouting “Allahu Akbar” burst out of a bathroom at a McDonald’s restaurant and opened fire on children before rampaging through a nearby shopping mall. Ten are now confirmed dead, including the gunman... at the shopping center in Munich, Germany.

Source: WND
Millions of US Muslims justifying terrorism 'terrify' Franklin Graham OneNewsNow

Police: Officers in Baton Rouge were ‘targeted and assassinated’

July 18, 2016 -

Authorities said Monday that they believe the gunman who opened fire in Baton Rouge a day earlier, killing three police officers and injuring three others before he was fatally shot by a SWAT team, was specifically after law enforcement officers in the city.

Source: Washington Post

2 Americans, 10 children among at least 84 killed in Bastille Day terror attack in Nice

Update: July 15, 2016 - The current death toll stands at 84 in the Thursday Bastille Day attack by a large truck that delliberately drove into a crowd of people in Nice, France.

The driver, identified in multiple reports as a Tunisian national, left a mile-long swath of carnage along the seaside walkway before police killed him in a shootout. French authorities did not hestitate to pronouce the attack... terrorism.

Source: Fox
Nice terror attack: Lorry driver who killed 84 in Bastille Day rampage named as convicted criminal born in Tunisia - Telegraph - UK
World leaders react with horror, disbelief to Bastille Day terror attack - Fox
Latest updates on France lorry attack - BBC

Victims of terrorist attacks in Israel sue Facebook for $1 billion

July 11, 2016 -

The families of victims of five recent attacks in Israel are suing Facebook for more than US$1 billion, saying the social media site helps terrorists plan their violence.

The lawsuit claims that Facebook helps Hamas recruit members and communicate with each other.

Source: PC World

Baghdad bomb blast toll reaches 165

July 4, 2016 -

The number of people killed in Sunday's suicide bomb attack in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, has risen to 165, interior ministry officials say. The government has declared three days of mourning after the huge blast, which injured 225 others.

Source: BBC

President Obama and Islam

July, 2016 - Watch this commentary by Bill O'Reilly.
Source: Fox

At least 91 killed, scores wounded in separate bombings across Baghdad

July 3, 2016 -

At least 91 people were killed Sunday in two bombings in the Iraqi capital, including a large-scale attack claimed by the Islamic State group that killed 86 people -- among them 15 children -- in a central shopping district, officials said.

Source: Fox
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