Militants from the radical Islamic group ISIS (who have taken to calling themselves "The Islamic State") reportedly made good on threats to destroy sites and shrines they claim are “un-Islamic.” According to the civil defense authority in Iraq—where ISIS has taken over several cities—the group intentionally blew up the tomb of Jonah. In both Christianity and Islam, Jonah is famous for being the prophet who was swallowed by a whale. ISIS, who has been enforcing brutal forms of Sharia law in the areas it controls, remotedly detonated bombs at the Sunni mosque that was home to the tomb. Earlier this month, the group forced the Christian community in Mosul to flee after threatening anyone who did not convert to Islam with death ... Discuss

 

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If you're not familiar with David Icke, here are the basics: He was a BBC sports commentator until a psychic told him he was the "Son of the Godhead" and he announced that the world is being secretly run by a cabal of reptile-like extraterrestrials. Ah, yes. One of those. His theories have a whole Wikipedia page, which isn't that big of a deal, but someone noticed yesterday that the Wikipedia page had been edited by someone in the U.S. House of Representatives. See if you can spot the changes some anonymous, high-ranking editor changed:

Pre-edit:

Icke has claimed on multiple occasions that many of the world leaders are, or are possessed by, reptilians ruling the world.

Post-edit:

Icke has claimed on multiple occasions that many of the world leaders are, or are possessed by, reptilians ruling the world. These allegations are completely unsubstantiated and have no basis in reality.

Hmmm. Just what you'd expect a reptilian possessed member of the House of Representatives to say, right? Very suspicious. The truth is out there. Eyes open, sheeple ... Discuss

 

Vernon Hooks is the pastor of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, a church in Clarksville, Tenn. where a burned cross was discovered on Tuesday morning. The church, just outside of Nashville, has a mostly black congregation and anywhere from 100 to 200 members, one of whom contacted Hooks when they saw the cross. "It was devastating," Hooks told USA Today. "I was somewhat hurt, but then I took time out to ask God to forgive whoever did this."

"Whoever did it, we forgive them," Hooks told reporters while gathered with various church members. "That's the message, that we are a forgiving church and we'll let the police do their job."

It's been classified as a hate crime, but the case is murky. "It was assigned to a detective, but we have no leads," said Sgt. Charles Gill of the Clarksville Police Department. "We've got nothing" ... Discuss

 

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