Samantha Gobba

Samantha reports on the pro-life movement for WORLD Digital.

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Was U.S. aid worker in Afghanistan killed for her newfound Christian faith?

Afghanistan
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 12/23/15, 10:10 am

As U.S. aid worker Lisa Akbari left the gym at her apartment complex Sunday night in Kabul, Afghanistan, someone fatally shot her.

A few miles from the attack, Afghan police arrested a mullah, or Muslim scholar, who lives at the same complex, authorities said. He was injured during the arrest and had to be hospitalized. As of Monday, he had not been questioned.

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Photo by Tyler Golden/NBC

Christian college student wins TV singing contest The Voice

Television
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 12/16/15, 03:22 pm

Evangelical college Lee University turned out another singing star Tuesday night when Jordan Smith, 21, took first place in the popular television competition The Voice.

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Why didn't U.S. officials see Tashfeen Malik's social media terror ties?

Terrorism
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 12/15/15, 02:07 pm

An Obama administration policy designed to avoid “bad public relations” might have contributed to the terror attack in San Bernardino, Calif., enabling one of the shooters to slip into the country with her extremist ties undiscovered.

Shooter Tashfeen Malik, 29, was open on her social media accounts about her ties to ISIS and her desire to engage in jihad. But when she applied for a K-1 (fiancée) visa to marry fellow shooter Syed Farook, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) didn’t look at her social media accounts.

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