Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

8/8/2014 (2 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

The Islamic State issues a bold challenge to the U.S.

The Islamic State has threatened to strike the American homeland after President Barack Obama authorized military airstrikes against the group.

The spokesman for the terror group the Islamic State has declared that they will wage war against the U.S. on American soil following authorization from President Obama to use airstrikes against the group.

The spokesman for the terror group the Islamic State has declared that they will wage war against the U.S. on American soil following authorization from President Obama to use airstrikes against the group.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

8/8/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Middle East

Keywords: International, Middle East, Iraq


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "I say to America that the Islamic Caliphate has been established," said Abu Mosa, a spokesman for the terror group said in a video posted onlione. "Don't be cowards and attack us with drones. Instead send your soldiers, the ones we humiliated in Iraq."

Your brothers and sisters in Iraq NEED YOUR HELP!


"We will humiliate them everywhere, God willing, and we will raise the flag of Allah in the White House," he added.

The Caliphate's threat came on August 7, just hours before Obama announced that he would authorize airstrikes against the group to protect Americans in Iraq.

"Today I authorized two operations in Iraq," the president. "Targeted airstrikes to protect our American personnel, and a humanitarian effort to save thousands of Iraqi civilians who are trapped on a mountain without food and water, and are facing almost certain death."

"To stop the advance on Erbil, I've directed our military to take targeted strikes against ISIL terrorist convoys should they move toward the city," he continued. "We intend to stay vigilant, and take action if these terrorist forces threaten our personnel or facilities anywhere in Iraq, including our consulate in Erbil and our embassy in Baghdad."

The Islamic State now controls a great deal of territory in Syria and Iraq, where a brutal and traditional form of Islamic law has been implemented. This included conversion or genocide of religious minorities, including Christians, who do not convert.

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copyright 2016 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for SEPTEMBER 2016
Universal:
Centrality of the Human Person: That each may contribute to the common good and to the building of a society that places the human person at the center.
Evangelization: Mission to Evangelize: That by participating in the Sacraments and meditating on Scripture, Christians may become more aware of their mission to evangelize.



Comments


More Middle East

India has one of the biggest armies, but doesn't use it -- Why? Watch

Image of India's military has been ordered to take a more diplomatic approach.

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Neighboring war torn countries have engaged in three wars since 1947 - but while one attacks relentlessly, the other maintains diplomatic restraint. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Pakistan soldiers raided an Indian army base in Kashmir, killing 18 Indian ... continue reading


US President makes touching tribute to Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres Watch

Image of Obama offers touching tribute to Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres (EPA).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Shimon Peres, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, former Israeli prime minister and president, passed away Tuesday at 93-years-old. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - He suffered a stroke, which left him unconscious and reliant on a breathing tube.His condition worsened over ... continue reading


Jerusalem bishop's insights on peacemaking in the Holy Land Watch

Image of

By Tony Magliano

Recently I emailed questions to the auxiliary bishop of the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Bishop William Shomali, asking him to share his first-hand insights regarding the many injustices and violent environment in the land of the Prince of Peace. He graciously sent ... continue reading


Angelic, blonde child featured as child executioner in terrifying new ISIS video (WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT) Watch

Image of ISIS has a new executioner.

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

A new propaganda video features a young blonde boy executing a prisoner in Iraq. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The 15-minute video, like so many before it, has been deeply edited to give multiple angles as prisoners are beheaded, features footage of bombs ... continue reading


Is THIS the actual tomb of Christ's FAMILY? Watch

Image of The Talpiot Tomb was discovered in east Jerusalem in 1980.

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

A geologist claims to have new proof that a controversial discovery in Jerusalem is linked to Jesus Christ. The controversy surrounds Talpiot Tomb, which was discovered in 1980 with nine boxes alleged to belong to people closely associated with Jesus. LOS ANGELES, CA ... continue reading


'That is the love of God in Christ:' Humanitarian group feeds ISIS MEMBERS outside Fallujah Watch

Image of Christians, Muslims and non-believers join together to offer food and water to ISIS militants (Preemptive Love).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

In what is arguably the most righteous act any Christian can ever bestow upon another person, one organization has decided to help survivors of the Syrian Civil war and ISIS devastation - including confirmed militants. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Christian ... continue reading


Why is Tom Cruise featured in ISIS' in 'worst ever video'? (WARNING: DISTURBING IMAGES) Watch

Image of Tom Cruise shown in ISIS video.

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

A bizarre video released by the Islamic State features Muslim celebrations for their holy festival Eid al-Adha. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The shocking footage featured clips from Tom Cruise's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation.The camera focuses on horrific ... continue reading


'The U.S. government was pretty much blind' - How 9/11 impacted Iraqi Christians Watch

Image of Iraqi Christians need help.

By Matt Hadro (CNA/EWTN News)

On the 15th anniversary of the World Trade Center terror attacks, we shouldn't overlook how Middle Eastern Christians have suffered from the unintended consequences of U.S. post-9/11 foreign policy, says one expert. Washington D.C. (Catholic Online) - "The U.S. ... continue reading


Genocide and persecution: What's next for Iraq's Christians? Watch

Image of What will happen to Iraq's Christians?

By Matt Hadro (CNA/EWTN News)

After the United States has declared that genocide is taking place against Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq, what is the next step for genocide victims displaced from their homes? Washington D.C. (CNA/EWTN News) - "Together, we will advocate for the ... continue reading


Obama LIED, actually gave our sworn enemy Iran $1.7 BILLION in cash Watch

Image of Why is Obama paying cash to our enemy?

By David Drudge (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The Obama administration has revealed they paid Iran $1.7 billion at the same time Iran released four American hostages. Previously, the administration only admitted to paying $400 million. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - The Obama administration has admitted ... continue reading


All Middle East News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Job 9:1-12, 14-16
1 Job spoke next. He said:2 Indeed, I know it is as you say: ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 88:10-11, 12-13, 14-15
10 Do you work wonders for the dead, can shadows rise up to praise ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 9:57-62
57 As they travelled along they met a man on the road who said to him, 'I ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for September 28th, 2016 Image

St. Lorenzo Ruiz
September 28: Saint Lorenzo Ruiz was born around the year 1600 ... Read More