Parents speak: Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, in a TV interview last night, defended how they handled molestation allegations against their son Josh, saying “we had safeguards” in place to protect the victims after he first told them about his actions. The “19 Kids and Counting” stars also felt that the withering criticism they have endured since the scandal broke is actually an attack on their Christian faith. No word yet on when Josh Duggar himself will speak about the incidents.
True target: Boston police confronted terror suspect Usaamah Rahim because they thought Rahim — believed to be radicalized by ISIS — wanted to kill police. Rahim was shot and killed after he lunged at officers with a knife. But apparently law enforcement wasn’t Rahim’s original target. It was revealed yesterday the 26-year-old man really wanted to behead activist and conservative blogger Pamela Geller — best known for her “draw Prophet Mohammed” contests — but abandoned that plan because he couldn’t “wait that long.”
A numbers game: The fight against ISIS has killed thousands of ISIS fighters. Actually more than 10,000, according to the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State. But that’s not as impressive as it sounds, says the CIA, which estimates the terror group can replace fighters almost as fast as they’re killed, through a combination of recruitment and conscription.
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