Almost every day I run into men and women in New York City who are trying to make sense out of the ever deteriorating situation in the Middle East at the hands of ISIS. The essence of all the questions is a sincere desire to seek peace.
To evaluate the true nature of ISIS, Al-Qaeda and Boko Haram, it is essential to understand their claims, beliefs, preaching and practices in the context of Islamic literature (the Quran, and Hadith). They claim: That they are the true followers of Islam and are willing to kill and die for Islam. That all the other Islamic […]
In his recent speech addressing the State of the Union, Present Obama used the term “ISIL” rather than ISIS, IS (Islamic State) or ISI. Even though all these terms refer to the same group, they does not necessarily mean the same thing. The founder of the Islamic State, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi named the group “Jamaat […]
Just recently I received a painful email from a Christian brother in Nigeria. He sent a few pictures of over 1000 Christians being slaughtered by Boko Haram in a recent merciless attack on the Christian village of Gwoza. Some were butchered, others were shot, slashed to death, or burned alive. If you’re wondering why you […]