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Profiles Of Suspected Dhaka Attackers Surface

The Monday edition of Bangladeshi newspaper The Daily Starfeatures photos of the suspected attackers of the Gulshan café siege in the capital Dhaka that killed 22 people, including 17 foreigners.

In this second day of a two-day national mourning in Bangladesh, the newspaper published the photos of the suspected attackers that have were first posted by US-based Site Intelligence, which monitors jihadi activities, saying the images were released by global terror group Islamic State (ISIS).

Under the photographs, The Daily Star provided some of the initial details of the attackers, culled from both official sources and social media users. Most of the suspected attackers had been reported missing for several months by their loved ones, and were from relatively well-off families.

The assault began on Friday evening, as gunmen burst into the Holey Artisan Bakery and O' Kitchen Restaurant in Dhaka's upscale neighborhood Gulshan, shouting ‘Allahu Akbar', and taking the employees and customers hostage. Later, the assailants killed two policemen who had tried to end the siege

Twenty hostages were found dead Saturday on the premises, a popular address for tourists. Nine of the victims were from Italy, seven from Japan, an Indian citizen and three Bangladeshis, one of whom was also a US citizen.

Thirteen hostages were rescued. The Bangladesh Army said six attackers had been killed and another captured alive during the rescue operation.

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Should Christians Be Scared Of Horror Movies?

Horror films have a complicated and rich history with christian themes and influences, but how healthy is it for audiences watching?

Should Christians Be Scared Of Horror Movies?

"The Nun II" was released on Sept. 2023.

Joseph Holmes

“The Nun II” has little to show for itself except for its repetitive jump scares — but could it also be a danger to your soul?

Christians have a complicated relationship with the horror genre. On the one hand, horror movies are one of the few types of Hollywood films that unapologetically treat Christianity (particularly Catholicism) as good.

“The Exorcist” remains one of the most successful and acclaimed movies of all time. More recently, “The Conjuring” franchise — about a wholesome husband and wife duo who fight demons for the Catholic Church in the 1970s and related spinoffs about the monsters they’ve fought — has more reverent references to Jesus than almost any movie I can think of in recent memory (even more than many faith-based films).

The Catholic film critic Deacon Steven Greydanus once mentioned that one of the few places where you can find substantial positive Catholic representation was inhorror films.

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