A Christian couple in Pakistan was recently murdered by a Muslim mob after allegedly destroying some pages from the Koran. It was a sad incident but not an unusual one, reflecting the growing persecution of Christians throughout most of the Islamic world.

The United Nations Office of Disarmament Affiairs has announced the Arms Trade Treaty will go into effect on December 24. How should Christians react?

Buried deep within an article by Agence France-Presse about former Soviet dictator Mikhail Gorbachev standing up for Russian strongman Vladimir Putin is an absolutely astounding admission: Former top diplomats for the Soviet Union told the French news agency that “the reunification of Germany was allowed on the condition that the USSR would participate in the new European order.”

The revelation is especially explosive considering Gorbachev’s past celebrations of what he publicly called the “new European soviet” — also known as the European Union — as well as the fact that the EU’s leadership is literally packed with “former” communists, many of them from the former Soviet Union. In light of the predictions and arguments made by Soviet defectors and more recent developments surrounding Russia and Europe, the claims make perfect sense, too.

With most U.S. troops supposedly on the verge of leaving the dubious new Afghan regime to stand (or crumble) largely on its own, the Communist Chinese dictatorship is stepping in to fill the void and reap the benefits — with the full support of the Obama administration. From providing authorities in Kabul with “security” assistance and foreign aid to investing in its economic development via oil and mining, Beijing has big plans for Afghanistan. In other words, as occurred in Iraq, it appears that the ruthless autocracy ruling mainland China is set to emerge as among the primary beneficiaries of the costly U.S. government “regime change” made in the “graveyard of empires,” which began more than a decade ago.

Members of the Islamic terrorist group ISIS lined up and systematically shot dead at least 50 Iraqi men, women, and children from a Sunni Muslim tribe in a village north of Ramadi on Sunday, November 2.

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