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14 Year Old Child Bride Facing Death Penalty for Murdering Husband -

Saturday, November 29, 2014

BREAKING: New Coal Disaster In West Virginia -

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

U.S. Hostage Freed by Colombia’s FARC Rebels (Video) -

Monday, October 28, 2013

Here’s Why The Zimmerman Verdict Matters -

Sunday, July 14, 2013

BREAKING! UK Government Spied On Allies At TWO G20 Summits (Video) -

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Swiss Support Tougher Asylum Legislation as Refugee Numbers Spike -

Monday, June 10, 2013

American Woman Killed in Syria Fighting for Terrorists, Syrian TV Claims (Video) -

Friday, May 31, 2013

CO2 in the Air Reached its Highest Level in Human History -

Friday, May 10, 2013

Terms of the New Abortion Bill Agreed by Irish Cabinet -

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Boston In Lockdown As Manhunt Intensifies -

Friday, April 19, 2013

2 Dead, Dozens Injured After Boston Marathon Bombing -

Monday, April 15, 2013

Fast Food Workers in New York Stage Surprise Strike -

Saturday, April 6, 2013

N. Korean Rhetoric Provokes Missile Shield Deployment -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Eyewitness Accounts from Meiktila Massacre -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sudan to Free All Political Prisoners -

Monday, April 1, 2013

A New Free Press In Burma Juxtaposed With Genocide: The World Will Be Watching -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Pressure Builds to End Ethnic Violence in Myanmar -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Activists Demand Action As Further Genocide Looms -

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cyprus Reaches Last-Minute Bailout Deal With EU -

Monday, March 25, 2013

Myanmar Muslims Brace for Possible Genocide -

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Syrian Rebels Behead Christians for Helping the Military

A priest and another Christian were beheaded before a cheering crowd by Syrian rebels for aiding the President Bashar Assad’s military, The Washington Times reports.

Syrian Christians caught in the middle of a brutal struggle in Syria and face an existential threat.

Also yesterday, Islamist rebels in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo issued an order banning women from dressing in what it considered provocative styles and wearing make up.

As continuously reported by the Progressive Press, hard-line jihadist groups have increasingly taken the lead in the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad’s rule. Many units are linked to Al Qaeda have stretched their influence beyond the battleground and established police and administrative councils in some rebel-held areas.

In May, footage of Syrian rebel commander Abu Sakkar cutting the heart out of a soldier and biting into it has emerged online, generating outrage and shock around the world.

CNS News reports that the Western church leaders concerned about Syrian Christians are among those who have urged the U.S. and European governments not to add more arms to the conflict.

The report adds, during a hearing on Capitol Hill last week members of two House Foreign Affairs subcommittees heard testimony about the dangers facing Syrian Christians, including those posed by extremists among the rebels.

Toronto based international human rights organization One Free World representative, Majed El Shafie, said in a written testimony:

“Islamist factions, which include Muslim Brotherhood, Salafist, and Al-Qaeda-linked groups are rapidly overtaking the undisciplined and poorly organized rebels as they have in other countries, operate on the assumption that minorities, particularly Alawites and Christians, support the regime.”

Foreign militants supported by the West, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey have increased attacks on civilians in recent weeks. Last month, an entire Christian village in Homs was burned to the ground, and two Christian bishops kidnapped in Aleppo at the beginning of the year are still missing.

The Wall Street Journal reported this week that America has started sending arms to rebel fighters. The Central Intelligence Agency just began transporting weapons to Jordan for eventual transfer to Syrian fighters.

On June 28th, a group of bipartisan US congressmen introduced a bill to prevent US President Obama from arming Syrian opposition.

The Progressive Press also revealed that CIA operatives and U.S. special operations troops have been secretly training Syrian rebels with anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons in Turkey and Jordan since late last year.

Emine Dilek (194 Posts)

Publisher/Managing Editor: Progressive Press. Contributing Editor: WVoN-Women's Views on News. Columnist: Palm Beach Woman Magazine. Former executive producer and radio host: WVR -Women's Voice Radio, Human Rights/Peace Activist, Aspiring Author/ Journalist/ Poet/ Blogger. Emine also appears as a revolving guest on PNN radio show -international political analyst-, and had been a guest on Liberal Fix and Brian Hammer Jackson Show. Her articles have been published in various publications such as The Vibe UK, The New Agenda, W.E.A Women @ Work, Amazing Women Rock and ICAHK.