All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘shiite’

John Kerry Assures Iraqis Of U.S. Support In Fighting ISIS

Secretary of State John Kerry visited Baghdad on Monday to meet with Iraqi leaders while Islamist militants were in the middle of seizing sections of Iraq. Kerry said that the future of Iraq is dependent on the decisions that will be made within the coming weeks. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki agreed to start building a new Iraq government by …

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Baghdad Brothel Shooting Leaves 12 Dead

January is shaping up to be a violent month in Iraq. According to Agence France Presse (AFP), the death toll rose by at least 12 on Tuesday when gunmen attacked an apartment that served as a brothel in the Zayouna area of Baghdad. Liquor stores and brothels seem to be a popular target. On December 7, gunmen attacked 12 liquor …

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Islamists Continue Worldwide Offensive

As the news spread of coordinated U.S. Navy SEAL strikes against Islamist leaders on either side of the African mainland, Islamists elsewhere were launching attacks of their own. Iraq was rocked by a series of suicide bombings this weekend, Reuters reports. One bombing involved a truck loaded with explosives that was driven into a primary school playground in the northern …

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Shiite Baptists-Pastors Wife Rips Church Over Scouts

When Angela Thomas, the wife of Bill Thomas, an assistant pastor at the First Baptist Church in Madisonville, Kentucky, wrote her column in the local newspaper, she probably hoped it would get some attention. But it is doubtful she anticipated the kind of attention it has gotten now. Thomas wrote a piece critical of the Southern Baptist Convention’s announced stance …

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