Christians are being given a choice to convert to Muslim, pay a huge fine, or be murdered. Reportedly, those who pay a fine myst surrender their wives and daughters to ISIS to become Muslim wives. Children's heads are being desplayed on a stick in the park. See CNN report
This is a conspiracy theory about secret CIA mind-control programs and other baseless claims that were promoted by a Canadian, CRG and alternative news in Canada that promotes many other conspiracy theories. Snowden has no connection to this hoax.
The current head of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was held by U.S. forces for 10 months in 2004
at a detention facility in Iraq called
Camp Bucca. This was long before Obama
became president. The false rumor was tracked back to an interview on the Daily Beast
. ABC News later questioned the facts.
All 21 members of Saudi's governing council said that "terrorism is a heinous crime" under Sharia law. They quoted extensively from the Koran
and sayings of the Prophet Mohammad, which prohibit
militant financing or encouraging young people towards militant acts.
The Defense of Christians was meant to be about unity of people of all nationalities and faiths coming together to support persecution of peoples
of all faiths. Cruz' remarks to the audience, which included many Middle Eastern Christians, emphasized his devotion to the state of
The truth is unlawful combatants are
still accorded a minimum degree of protection, including a ban on
"violence to life and person, in particular murder of all kinds,
mutilation, cruel treatment and torture," and "outrages upon personal
dignity, in particular humiliating and degrading treatment," both of
which have been validated by the Supreme Court
Chaney's claim on NBC’s Meet the Press
, Dec. 14, 2014, is refuted by high-level government reports based on a trove of
secret Iraqi government documents that fell into American hands after
The truth is that International Atomic Energy Agency
has reported no violations with the Joint Plan of Action. Iran has worked with a new kind of centrifuge. When confronted on the matter, Iran stopped its work.
PolitiFact reviewed the state of the Union speech line by line. Click the icon to review each point.
In reality besides some activity in pockets across the country, ISIS holds sway in Derna, but not so much in Benghazi.
Beck made a few clear mistakes here. First, it appears he mistook Hamas
for Hezbollah. Second, Iran, Hamas and Hezbollah remain on the official,
and legally binding, State Department terror lists, as they have for
U.S., Mexico and Texas officials told Politifact they had no information to validate or corroborate this bombshell.
A group called ISIS didn’t exist while Bush was president, but
the roots of the organization were indeed present and operating under a
As far as claiming al-Qaida was "wiped out," most experts consider
that a stretch. The group’s power certainly diminished under Bush but it
wasn’t wiped out.
The Taliban Five are known to be in Qatar, where they have been since
their release over a year ago. Qatar is considered neutral ground -- not
a battlefield -- and they are not allowed to leave the country.
Religious leaders from hundreds of Islamic mosques, education
institutions and civic groups across India have ratified the edict, or
fatwa. "Islam does not allow the killing of even an animal."
Trump's assessment of the refugee situation is badly mangled and is conflating two different sets of refugees: Those
534,000 reaching Europe by sea, who are mostly men, and the 4 million
Syrians in U.N. refugee camps, most of whom are women and children.
PolitiFact couldn’t find any evidence of a "direct" relationship between climate
change and terrorism, though many reports have noted an indirect link.
There are, of course, many other factors that contribute to terrorism,
including religious and ethnic tensions and political repression.
Trump is referring to a highly questionable poll conducted by the Center for Security
Policy. Experts question the methodology and
the dubiously large percentages of respondents who said they were
unaware of ISIS or al-Qaida. Even an official with the Center for
Security Policy cautioned against generalizing the poll results to the
entire Muslim-American community.
That wasn't the case the first time Clinton claimed this. But now two
different terror groups have used Trump's words in propaganda videos. In one case jihadist propaganda, as reported by the Wall Street Journal
. urges American Muslims to leave the United States and join ISIS.
After spending more than two years and $7 million, the House Select Committee on Benghazi released a report Tuesday that found — like eight investigations before it — no evidence of wrongdoing by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or other members of the Obama administration.