ISIS robs Christians fleeing its edict in Mosul: Convert, leave, or die

    The Daily Beast: After being issued an ultimatum from ISIS in Mosul, some of the city’s last Christian families have fled, only to be robbed of their last possessions at ISIS checkpoints. Friday at noon was the deadline for Christian families to meet ISIS’s demands: Convert to Islam, pay an anachronistic Islamic tax for non-Muslims known as jizya, leave Mosul, or be killed. But the day before the final exodus, Christians were informed jizya was no longer an option. The order came to convert, leave, or die.


  • Posted: 07/23/2014
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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Meriam Ibrahim still now allowed to leave Sudan after being sentenced to die

Executive Order: “Mr. President, you have crossed a dangerous, unprecedented line”

Obama’s Executive Order endangers religious liberty

ISIS militants ‘seize Iraq monastery and expel monks’

Christians not healthy enough to flee Mosul after death threat renounce faith for Islam ‘just to stay alive’

Colorado baker appeals gvmt ‘re-education’ order

IRS agrees to monitor churches for electioneering

Gilbert church receives a sign from (close to) heaven

Colorado baker fights back on cakes for same-sex weddings

‘Dehumanizing’ or human freedom? Baker’s case headed to appeals court

Obama admin: We’ll do business with you if your theology agrees with ours

Four problems and a response to Obama’s executive order

Obama refuses to add religious exemption to homosexual employment mandate

A new movement: International religious freedom for all

    Canon and Culture: Religious freedom is under attack internationally. Recent studies indicate 75 percent of the global population lives in countries restricting the free and peaceful practice of religion. In this context, Christians of all denominations suffer from repression and violent persecution. But they are not alone – persons of different faiths and no faith are also targeted because of their religious beliefs or lack thereof. Every day, millions of people around the world face repression, violence, and possibly even death.


  • Posted: 07/21/2014
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.canonandculture.com

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Christian bakery: We are staying true to our beliefs

Obama’s executive order undermines pluralism and religious liberty

Becket Fund law firm gaining a reputation as powerhouse after Hobby Lobby win

Propaganda war continues in Hobby Lobby aftermath

Nigeria Christians mourn 150 killed by Islamists, including pastor

Christians given ultimatum in Iraq: Convert, pay taxes, or die

New executive order won’t exempt religious orgs

ISIS forces last Iraqi Christians to flee Mosul

Non-discrimination Executive Order signed by Obama

Triumph over zoning rule that prohibited Ga. church from meeting on less than 3 acres

Execution or exodus, Iraqi Christians face grim choice

“The coming Christian revolt”

China may free Gao Zhisheng, Christian lawyer, on Aug. 7

Hobby Lobby president’s high school Bible course faces delays; secular group claims class is ‘Christian evangelism’

Christian baker ordered to bake cakes for same-sex ‘weddings’ files appeal

Christians given ultimatum in Mosul: Convert, leave, or die

Religious freedom fights are more complicated than we often realize

Obama to religious ‘bigots’: Drop dead

Baker appeals order to re-educate employees on same-sex weddings

Same-sex marriage stirs backlash as businesses assert religion

The next religious liberty case

Baker appeals order to provide same-sex wedding cakes

Anti-religious freedom bill fails in the U.S. Senate

A national organization is promising pro bono legal help to keep invocations in city council meetings

Top Dem’s anti-religious freedom bill dies in Senate vote

Colorado baker appeals ‘re-education’ order

Baker appeals government re-education order

Quartzsite church avoids foreclosure after raising donations

Proposed Bible history class postponed

Conservative UNC prof wins promotion, back pay in academic-freedom fight

‘Christianity is abhorrent’: Atheistic materials to be distributed in public schools

Israel launches ground operation in Gaza Strip

How entrepreneurs practice their faith through companies

Hobby Lobby and ENDA

Sen. Blunt debunks lies about Hobby Lobby case (video)

A conservative professor’s long quest for justice ends in victory

Sudanese family drops lawsuit against Christian woman claimed as Muslim

Colo. cake artist appeals govt. ‘re-education’ order

Is evangelical morality still acceptable in America?

Douglas Alexander’s speech on religious liberty (transcript)

Preserving America’s religious liberties

Boko Haram: Terror’s insidious new face

Boko Haram shows no mercy in Nigeria, wrecking churches, homes, lives

Report: Attacks by terror group Boko Haram increasing, 2,053 killed this year

Hatch: Senate Democrats’ legislation diminishes religious liberty protections of all Americans

Malala pledges to help free kidnapped Nigerian girls

It’s over: University settles First Amendment lawsuit with professor after seven years

Conservative professor granted promotion after seven-year battle

A conservative professor’s long quest for justice ends in victory

Senate defeats Democrats’ bill to “overturn” Supreme Court decision protecting Hobby Lobby

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