Catholic Schools In Indonesian Municipality Agree To Give Koranic Education To Muslim Students

USCIRF Calls on Iran To Release American Pastor Held On National Security Charges

Pakistan’s Ambassador To U.S. Faces Blasphemy Investigation At Home

Election is banned in Islam: Saudi scholar

Egyptian court sentences Christian family to 15 years for converting from Islam

Egyptian Press Confirms Washington Infiltrated By Islamists

French campaign in Mali escalates into ground war

McCain chides Egypt’s Morsi over remarks on Jews, but press for more funding

Judge says prison must let John Walker Lindh pray with Muslim group

Iran May Hang Imprisoned U.S. Pastor

Turkey Agrees To Return Land To Famous Orthodox Seminary

Former Judge Challenges Egypt’s Constitution

French Muslims join opposition to same-sex marriage law

More Christian jailed in Iran

Report: Syrian Rebels Behead Christian Man And Feed His Body To Dogs

Pakistani Girl Shot By Taliban Leaves UK Hospital

Iranian pastor’s Christmas arrest worries religious liberty advocates

UK: “Extremism unchecked in Muslim schools, secret briefing reveals”

India: Polygamy Allowed in Islam, Not Encouraged

In the Middle East, the Arab spring has given way to a Christian winter

Hijab Ban Takes UK School to Court

Foreign Child Custody Disputes Involving People Coming from Countries That Apply Islamic Family Law

In Egypt, Salafists Sue Wealthy Newspaper Owner Over Cartoon Seen As Insulting To Prophet

Saudis raid private party celebrating Christmas

The Islamization of Germany in 2012

Report documents recent persecution of Pakistan’s religious minorities

Christianity ‘close to extinction’ in Middle East

Bomb at Egyptian-Run Church in Libya Kills 2

Islamists plan rally to bolster divisive referendum

Yemen: Buried Christian Empire Casts New Light on Early Islam

UK: Atheist Peter Crawford in court for ripping up Koran at stall in Leicester

Egyptian Islamists, Opponents Clash Ahead Of Vote

Boise pastor being held in Iran without charges

Australia: Plan for mosque draws anti-Islam sentiment

Canadian Supreme Court: Witness may be required to remove niqab while testifying

Egypt Atheist Blasts Islamist Regime

Number of Orthodox Church members shrinking in Russia, Islam on the rise – poll

Egypt: some Christians not permitted to cast ballots

UK: “Muslims seek gay marriage exemption”

“Army Acknowledges Pedophilia Part Of Islam: Manual warns soldiers in Afghanistan not to talk about certain subjects” | WND

Islam: Fastest-Growing Religion in Britain

Egypt’s top prosecutor submits resignation

Anti-Islam groups rally in Norway

Spain Threatens to Deport Filmmaker for Anti-Islam Documentary

Blasphemy and Islam: Our fundamental rights are under attack.

Egyptians narrowly approve Sharia constitution

Rivals Clash Ahead of Egypt Constitution Vote

UK: Debate on Islam and evolution has to be called off after revolt by student societies

OK: Police Officer’s Complaint About Attending Appreciation Day At Mosque Is Dismissed

Muslim Cabbie Sues Over Commission Dress Code That Bars Religious Clothing

German Lawmakers Vote to Protect Right to Circumcision

France to promote secularism, steps up struggle against religious radicals – “including traditionalist Catholics”

Kazakhstan Is Closing Unregistered Religious Organizations Through Court Proceedings

New Army Manual Orders Soldiers Not To Criticize Taliban

State Dept. Should Designate Boko Haram a “Foreign Terrorist Organization” | Ben Bull at Townhall

Federal Court Hearing Today in Defense of Tulsa Police Captain Punished for Refusing to Attend Islamic Proselytizing Event at Mosque

Iran Arrests 28 Over Links To Religious Networks

Pakistanis demand for Islamic system in country

Egypt’s Predictable Unraveling: The Brothers are playing for keeps.

Egyptian Protesters Converge on Presidential Palace

Syria’s Assyrians, caught in the middle

    Middle East Forum: Of all the Christian communities in Syria, the Assyrians, that is, those Christians who identify as such by virtue of belonging to the Assyrian Church of the East, arguably have the most complex relationship with the Assad regime. Assyrians are concentrated in the northeast around Hasakeh, with others settled in Damascus and Aleppo. As was the case in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, a problem for Syria’s Assyrian community has been the traditional denial of the Assyrian identity by the pan-Arab Baathist ideology. This has culminated in the destruction of numerous Assyrian villages in the north of Iraq as part of Saddam’ss Arabization program.


  • Posted: 12/07/2012
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.meforum.org

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London: Application for mega mosque thrown out by council

Riots Hint At Potential Chaos In Tunisia’s Future

Military halts clashes as political crisis grips Egypt

Egyptian Protesters Clash With Sticks And Stones

Murder attempt on missionary in Pakistan

Morsi flees the palace

Unhappy Egyptians Given 2 Weeks to Consider Divisive Constitution That Elevates Shari’a

Thousands ready to march on Egypt president palace

Turkey Fines TV Station For Insulting Religious Beliefs Through Broadcast of Simpsons Episode

Muslims Pressing for Blasphemy Laws in Europe

U.S. urged to designate Boko Haram as terrorist group | Alliance Defending Freedom

Morsi has left Egypt on the brink

Rupert Shortt and a Church Besieged: 200 Million Christians suffering persecution

Syria: Christian priest’s eyes gouged out, body dumped and mutiliated

    Compass Direct: Christians in Syria say the particularly gruesome death of Father Fadi – his eyes had been gouged out – marks a turning point for them. Before, Christians were caught up in the war in the same way as Kurds, Druze, and all other ethnic groups. Also, a part of the Christian community in Syria has been actively supporting President Assad, thus being an actor in the civil war. But some Syrian Christians say a series of incidents recently points to a trend of violence against Christian civilians, including priests.


  • Posted: 12/03/2012
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.compassdirect.org

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