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A trio of white Christian terrorists that called themselves "The Crusaders" have been convicted of plotting to bomb a mosque in Kansas. The three Christian terrorists were found guilty earlier this week in a 2016 domestic terrorism plot to bomb a Kansas apartment complex that is home to mostly ... Christian
As a result, Western countries focus primarily on enlisting in structures like Daesh, showing only a minuscule interest in enlisting in the PKK terrorist organization and its armed People's Protection Units (YPG) and Christian militias. This approach was reflected in U.N. Resolutions 2170 and 2178 and ...

Gibson, considered the person who coined the term "cyberspace," had previously mentioned he found inspiration for the book in a news headline about a Christian militia, the film Winter's Bone, and HBO's Deadwood. "I wanted the equivalent of the city slickers, from a very different world, turning up ...
CAR was plunged into turmoil in 2013 when Muslim rebels from the Seleka umbrella group seized power in the majority-Christian country. A band of mostly Christian militias, called the anti-balaka, rose up to counter the Seleka. A new government elected in 2016 has failed to bring peace to the ... Central African Republic protest
Fighters from the Syriac Military Council -- a Christian militia closely allied with Syrian Kurd fighters -- even uncovered what they claimed was an Islamic State drone factory in July 2017. Our fighter @macergifford briefing from the battlefield & regarding the ISIS ammunition and drones seized by SDF ... gun

The armed groups operating in the PK5 area have taken advantage of the weakness of the state since the end of a sectarian conflict pitting mainly Muslim rebels against nominally Christian militias. Saturday's attack was the first on UN peacekeepers in the area since violence resumed in PK5 in 2017. Central Africa
Today's vicious turf wars stem from the nationwide outbreak of armed conflict in 2013, when the predominantly Muslim Seleka rebels seized power and primarily Christian militias known as anti-Balaka fought back. The violence ebbed with the deployment of international troops, but the crisis has ... Central African Republic
Do we form Christian militias and attack? That's not what Jesus taught, that's not what Paul taught. Evil can only be overcome with good, and it is confounding to the unbeliever how you love your enemy ... This movie models that, and Paul modeled it, and it is a very timely message for a world that is dealing ... Central African Republic
At the time of their arrest, acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall told reporters that the accused men were members of a small Christian militia group called “The Crusaders.” The Associated Press reports that the men were also associated with a militia group calling itself the Kansas Security Force. The three ... Central African Republic
Christian militia fighters transport four alleged members of ISIS that were found inside a tunnel in Mosul, on December 20, 2016. JM LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images. Human Rights Watch estimated a similar number of detainees and prisoners—20,000—in November 2017, and warned that overzealous use of ... Central African Republic
(This Christian militia leader demanded the expulsion of Palestinians from Lebanon, claiming they were robbing the country and making it destitute.) Suddenly, Tony becomes enraged. In his anger, he exclaims, “I wish Ariel Sharon had wiped you all out.” Yasser loses his cool and punches Tony, breaking ... Central African Republic
This triggered the formation of Christian militias who took revenge on Muslim communities and started a wave of sectarian violence. The loose rebel alliance has splintered into different militias fighting over CAR's rich deposits of diamonds and gold. Over the past year the number of displaced civilians has ... Central African Republic
Christian militias known as the anti-Balaka fought back. Sexual violence against men and women has been committed by all parties to the conflict in CAR. The conflict left thousands dead and more than a million displaced inside and outside the country. Violence continues today with 14 armed groups ... Central African Republic
Rayan al-Kldani, head of the Christian militia group of Babylon, agrees that they are unwanted in Iraq. "This crime has only one message. Frightening our people and forcing them to leave the country," he said on Friday. Fr. Qasha called on the federal government to “work to protect all Christians and all ... Central African Republic
"To call the anti-balaka a Christian militia, as is often done, is a mistake," said Maria Lozano, communications manager at Aid to the Church in Need International. "Our partners in the field told us several times that there is not much about them that is Christian. They carry fetishes and amulets for protection. Central African Republic
This triggered the formation of Christian militias who took revenge on Muslim communities and started a wave of sectarian violence. The loose rebel alliance has splintered into different militias fighting over CAR's rich deposits of diamonds and gold. Over the past year the number of displaced civilians has ... Central African Republic

Arial Sharon, born Scheinermann, former prime Minister, was defence minister and held by the court to be personally responsible for the 1982 massacre of an estimated 2000 Muslim civilians in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps by a Christian militia under his control. He was forced to resign. Central African Republic
Once a Muslim rebel bastion, PK5 is now home to several armed groups that have taken advantage of the weakness of the state since the end of a sectarian conflict pitting mainly Muslim rebels against nominally Christian militias. Speaking to AFP, one local resident said rebels loyal to a militia chief called ... Central African Republic
On the night of February 7, a 500-strong force largely made up of the Russian contractors and a Christian militia loyal to the Syrian regime crossed the River Euphrates near Deir Ezzor, a Syrian city held by ISIS until the end of last year. The Russians were working for a paramilitary company called Wagner, ... Central African Republic
Most of the casualties, according to local sources, appear to have been members of a pro-regime Christian militia from the town of al Suqaylabiyah. Earlier this week, there was a mass funeral for about 30 members of the militia -- which often describes itself as the "ISIS hunters" -- in the town. Two sons of a ... Central African Republic
... the Central Zone over his Gabonese rival, Pierre Alain Mounguengui. His candidacy was approved in January. The CAR, a former French colony, was plunged into turmoil in 2013 when Muslim rebels from the Seleka group seized power in the majority Christian country. A band of mostly Christian militias, ... Central African Republic
The following list is an overview of the Christian militias that have been active over a longer period of time during the Syrian war and are not restricted to ..... around the monastery - thus before the actual founding of the Guardians of the Dawn themselves - it has developed into a Christian militia which ...
The threat of ISIS and current crises in the region led to the emergence of several Christian militia groups in Syria and Iraq, but what are these groups exactly? The plight of Christians in the Middle East has been one made up of ongoing violence, displacement, and devastation. Many in the Christian ...
Factions of the Christian militia known as the Sootoro are not independent forces, but in fact serve the agendas of the Syrian regime as well as those of the PKK terrorist organization. In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrians gather at the scene where twin bombings ...
Factions of the Christian militia known as the Sootoro are not independent forces, but in fact serve the agendas of the Syrian regime as well as those of the PKK terrorist organization. In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrians gather at the scene where twin bombings struck ...
BANGUI, Central African Republic (Reuters) Hundreds of civilians are seeking refuge inside a mosque in the Central African Republic's border town of Bangassou amid ongoing attacks by Christian militias that have killed up to 30 civilians, U.N. officials and aid workers said on Sunday (May 14). The attacks ...
Hundreds of civilians are seeking refuge inside a mosque in the Central African Republic's border town of Bangassou amid ongoing attacks by Christian militias that have killed up to 30 civilians, Unite Nations officials and aid workers said on Sunday. The attacks throughout the weekend on the town of ...
Dr. Hisham Shafiq al-Maskuni, 61, a native of Baghdad, his wife Shaza Malik, and his mother Khairiya Dawood were killed, according to Rayan al-Kldani, head of the Christian militia group of Babylon, known as the Christian Hashd. The attack was carried out by an unknown group of armed people, Iraqi ...
Former sniper's lair is chilling reminder of Lebanon's civil war. After the war began in 1975, the building became a notorious hideout for Christian militia / Photography by Washington Post. Behind the crumbling facade of an old Beirut mansion, a 'memory museum' has been constructed. But in a country that ...
Arial Sharon, born Scheinermann, former prime Minister, was defence minister and held by the court to be personally responsible for the 1982 massacre of an estimated 2000 Muslim civilians in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps by a Christian militia under his control. He was forced to resign.
His friend, Mustafa Khattib, disagrees. “It has to stay. The Lebanese need to see this every day, because they need to remember what they did.” During Lebanon's 15-year civil war, the building commanded a crossroads known then as the “intersection of death”. The Christian militia that occupied the house ...
The casualties were sustained when a force numbering several hundreds, largely made up of the Russian contractors and a Christian militia loyal to the Syrian regime, advanced on an oil field held by US-backed militias who have been fighting ISIS in Syria. According to accounts relayed to family members ...
The herders say armed Christian militias are attacking their cattle, arguing that the law has only emboldened them. For months, pastors and local politicians have been encouraging farmers to defend themselves in virulent anti-Fulani rants. "Herdsmen have never been the ones who attacked the villages.
Most of the casualties, according to local sources, appear to have been members of a pro-regime Christian militia from the town of al Suqaylabiyah. Earlier this week, there was a mass funeral for about 30 members of the militia -- which often describes itself as the "ISIS hunters" -- in the town. Two sons of a ...
He's the son of secular Lebanese Muslims who were involved with Al Mourabitoun (The Sentinels), a socialist pan-Arabic movement that fought alongside the Palestinian Fatah faction against Lebanese Christian militias. When Bachir Gemayel, the Christian militia leader who became president in 1982, ...
... rival, Pierre Alain Mounguengui. His candidacy was approved in January. The CAR, a former French colony, was plunged into turmoil in 2013 when Muslim rebels from the Seleka group seized power in the majority Christian country. A band of mostly Christian militias, called the anti-Balaka, rose up to counter the Seleka.
I am shocked at the brazen disrespect to the dead and the half-truths bandied by your members every time you choose to respond to CAN over unjustified deaths. Answer back you must, the same way you would have attacked CAN, if cases of deathly raids were linked to a Christian militia group. And CAN ...
The abuse was alleged to have taken place between December 2013 and June 2014 after France intervened in its former colony to stem violence between Christian militias and largely Muslim Seleka rebels. According to the leaked U.N. report, at least 13 French soldiers, two from Equatorial Guinea and ...
The abuse was alleged to have taken place between December 2013 and June 2014 after France intervened in its former colony to stem violence between Christian militias and largely Muslim Seleka rebels. According to the leaked U.N. report, at least 13 French soldiers, two from Equatorial Guinea and ...
Nine different Christian militias currently exist in Syria, and they are divided, in their loyalties, between the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Syrian regime. The SDF uses Christian militias to help take over mixed Kurdish-Arab towns, while the Assad regime uses them to win support in ...
“The Insult,” Lebanon's official Oscar candidate, is about how a trivial, personal conflict explodes into something much larger, a drama that consumes a city and a nation. You could also put it the other way around. The film, directed by Ziad Doueiri (“West Beirut,” “The Attack”), reveals how large-scale social ...
Bachir Gemayel, the leader of a powerful Christian militia in the Lebanese civil war, was backed by the Reagan Administration, elected as President of Lebanon, and assassinated before he could take office, in 1982. The film is set in the present day, but it is Gemayel's memory that is invoked at the start, ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Iraqi Christians are alarmed by Iranian infiltration within their communities with the founding and arming of a Christian militia in the Nineveh Plains called the Babylon Brigade. The Babylon Brigade, led by 32-year-old Rayan al-Kildani, is closely aligned to the Badr Organization: a ...
Credit Quentin Bruno/Brassage Photographique Collective. Mr. Bruno, a freelance photographer based in Belgium, spent a year in the region, first with the members of the Christian militia during the offensive and later visiting regularly to document how the city was recovering from a conflict that drove out its ...
Leaders of the Syriac Military Council, a Christian force that is part of the US- backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighting ISIS. These forces have also asked for aid from the U.S. (Photo: Courtesy). In a major victory for the defense of Christians in the Middle East, Congress recently passed a bill that calls for ...
The threat of ISIS and current crises in the region led to the emergence of several Christian militia groups in Syria and Iraq, but what are these groups exactly? The plight of Christians in the Middle East has been one made up of ongoing violence, displacement, and devastation. Many in the Christian ...
Factions of the Christian militia known as the Sootoro are not independent forces, but in fact serve the agendas of the Syrian regime as well as those of the PKK terrorist organization. In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrians gather at the scene where twin bombings struck ...
BANGUI, Central African Republic -- The mayor of a Central African Republic (CAR) town says at least 100 people are dead after heavy fighting broke out in the wake of a peace agreement signed this week in Rome. Bria Mayor Maurice Balekouzou also said Wednesday that several dozen wounded have ...
Civilians are trying to escape ongoing attacks committed by Christian militias that killed at least 30 civilians over the weekend, according to U.N. officials. by Darius Shahtahmasebi. May 19th, 2017. By Darius Shahtahmasebi ...


 

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