**Cuban dissidents were arrested and prevented from attending the Papal mass
**NYT: U.S. soldiers told to turn a blind eye to Afghan sexual abuse of young boys
** Ben Carson is under fire for claiming he would not support a Muslim for president because Sharia is at odds with the U.S. Constitution
4:00 P.M. EST - Jamie Dupree - Our Washington reporter will have all the latest from the 2016 campaign trail and Capitol Hill, including:
“While the race for President and a looming government shutdown won’t go away as issues in Washington, D.C., this week the nation’s capital will be focused on the visit of Pope Francis, as the Pontiff goes to the White House and addresses the Congress. For Speaker John Boehner, he has described the Pope’s visit as a “humbling experience,” one that the top Republican in Congress has been trying to make happen for some twenty years.”
4:30 P.M. EST - Ambassador Dore Gold - Former UN Ambassador and current Israeli Foreign Ministry director-general joins the show today to discuss the latest on how Israel is dealing with the aftermath of the Iranian nuclear deal.
“Since the deal was signed, Iran has significantly increased its financial support for two of the largest terror groups in the region that have become political players, Hamas and Hezbollah.”
“President Barack Obama will likely meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington in early November, the White House said Friday. "There is an ongoing effort right now to arrange a meeting between the president and Prime Minister Netanyahu, and I would anticipate that we'll have a date set shortly. But I think you could look for Prime Minister Netanyahu to visit the White House in early November to meet with the president," White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters in the daily briefing.”
“The Palestinian flag is expected to be hoisted for the first time when the Palestinian Authority’s president, Mahmoud Abbas, delivers his remarks to the annual meeting of heads of state and government at the General Assembly on Sept. 30.”
Iran’s defense budget ranges anywhere from $14 to $30 billion a year, with much of that money going to fund terrorist proxy groups and rebel fighters in a number of countries, according to a Congressional Research Service report conducted following a request by Sen. Mark Kirk (R., Ill.).
5:00 P.M. EST - Brigitte Gabriel, President of ACT for America, Mike Ghouse, President of the America Together Foundation, and Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy and author of "A Battle for the Soul of Islam: An American Muslim Patriot's Fight to Save His Faith." The three guests will be discussing the controversy surrounding the GOP candidates and Islam as well as the latest on Ahmed and his “clock” and the European refugee crisis.
Over the weekend, Dr. Ben Carson said he wouldn’t support a Muslim for president of the United States because Islam is at odds with American values and our constitution
Last week, Donald Trump came under fire for not rebuking an audience member who claimed Obama was a Muslim and was not born in this country
The story of 14-year-old Ahmed and his “clock” captivated much of the country last week and had Muslim groups crying “Islamophobia,” but it turns out there was a lot more to his story…
Over a thousand Arab immigrants a day are seeking asylum in Sweden, with the promises of free housing and blonde women
Muslim migrants chanting “Allahu Akbar” attack Slovenian police
5:30 P.M. EST - Juliana Taimoorazy, Founder and President of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council will be welcoming the visit of Pope Francis to the United States with a candlelight vigil THIS EVENING for the victims of genocide and religious persecution-- especially Christians in the Middle East.The interfaith commemoration will include representatives of many groups that have suffered the effects of intolerant governments and movements.
Gathering at 6:30pm. Vigil 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST. All are welcome
Mt. Vernon Place United Methodist Church
900 Massachusetts Avenue, NW