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Twisted Thinking: Enslaving Women Keeps ISIS Fighters from Sin?

iraqi womanCommentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

According to the latest edition of the terrorist group's propaganda publication, fighters in The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)  are permitted to make sex slaves out of captive "pagan" women because it prevents them from being tempted into sinful sexual conduct with Muslim women.

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Vatican Official Calls for More Intervention in Iraq

Archbishop Silvani Tomasi Archbishop Silvani Tomasi

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Holy See's Permanent Observer to the United Nations in Geneva, is signaling approval for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq aimed at checking the  encroachment of the brutal Islamic State in Iraq and to protect targeted ethnic minorities.

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Iraqi Bishop Pleads for Help as Christian Persecution Intensifies

Mar Behnam Monastery Mar Behnam Monastery

The head of the Chaldean Catholic Church in Iraq is pleading with the world community for help as he watches Christians being forced out of towns they inhabited for centuries, ancient monasteries being ransacked, and the water supply cut off from any town that resists the Islamist jihadi group ISIS.

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