"The first casualty of war is truth." -- Rudyard Kipling

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An influential think tank close to Donald Trump is developing plans to infuse Christian nationalist ideas in his administration should the former president return to power, according to documents obtained by POLITICO.

The organization Gays & Lesbians Living in a Transgender Society (GLITS) on Tuesday announced that it would hold a press conference Wednesday “to request an explanation from St. Patrick’s Cathedral” for what they described as “cutting short the funeral mass service of Cecilia Gentili.”

Israel's plans to restrict Palestinian Muslim worshippers access to al-Aqsa Mosque during the holy month of Ramadan is aimed at provoking the global Muslim community and prolonging Israel's military operations in Gaza, Palestinian political and religious figures have told Middle East Eye. 

A left-wing Lutheran priest in New York City has now bailed out the last violent criminal illegal who had been jailed for attacking and beating several New York police officers.

Yohenry Brito has been released from Rikers Island where he was held since being arrested for the Jan. 27 attack on the officers in Times Square. He was released when a leftist priest from the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Brooklyn put up the illegal alien’s $15,000 bail money on Tuesday.

Aqsa compound atop the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City, April 14, 2023. (Jamal Awad/Flash90/File)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sided on Sunday with far-right National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir, endorsing restrictions on Arab Israelis’ access to Al-Aqsa Mosque on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount during Ramadan, according to multiple reports.

Channels 12, 13, Haaretz, and other outlets reported that the decision diverged from the recommendations of parts of the security establishment.

Muhammad Shadab had gone to pray in his neighbourhood mosque in Indian-administered Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar when he was given a questionnaire by the mosque’s management.

The questionnaire was part of a so-called survey by the disputed region’s police, seeking his personal details, including phone numbers of family members, possible links to armed rebels, records of foreign visits or a member settled abroad, and even the number of CCTV cameras at home.

The recently launched Super Bowl advertisement by He Gets Us has sparked a wave of controversy.

The ad features Christians washing the feet of a diverse group of individuals, including a woman at an abortion clinic, an alcoholic, an environmental activist, an undocumented immigrant, a Black Lives Matter protester look-alike, and a gay man, among others.

Israeli media has reported that Argentinian President Javier Milei has called for the destruction of Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site in Islam, "in order to bring the Messiah."

Last week Argentina reported that it would move its embassy to Jerusalem.

An agency of the federal government “flagged” Bible purchases as an indication of “extremism” in communications with banks following the events of January 6, 2021.

“We now know the federal government flagged terms like ‘MAGA’ and ‘TRUMP,’ to financial institutions if Americans completed transactions using those terms,” Rep. Jim Jordan, R-OH, wrote on X. “What was also flagged? If you bought a religious text, like a BIBLE, or shopped at Bass Pro Shop.”