Scores Are Killed by Suicide Bomb Attack at Historic Church in Pakistan

Sudanese Woman Faces Ordeal as Convert from Islam

What About Jailed American Pastor, Supporters Ask, As Iran Frees Political Prisoners

Pakistani Muslim Cites ‘Blasphemy’ in Slaughter of Christian Rival in Business

Turkmenistan: “If you adopt their faith I’ll tear off your head”

    Forum News 18: Police in the Turkmen city of Mary have resumed pressure on relatives, friends and members of the Protestant congregation led by former religious prisoner of conscience Pastor Ilmurad Nurliev. One police officer threatened to “tear off” the head of one of his relatives if she adopted “their faith”, Pastor Nurliev told Forum 18 News Service from Mary on 17 September. “We’ve got no peace,” his wife Maya added. Officials are interrogating all those they can find who signed the church’s rejected 2007 registration application.

  • Posted: 09/20/2013
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Vote for Me Or Else: Islamists’ Latest Excuse to Kill Minorities

With Mideast Christians in Peril, Administration’s Opposition to Special Envoy Post Called ‘Indefensible’

Al-qaida Gunmen Seize Town In Northern Syria

More than 100,000 displaced by fighting in southern Philippines

Yemeni Court Imposes Sharia Punishment of Amputation; Rights Group Objects

Snipers haunt Syrian Christian town of Maalula

Zanzibar: priest’s condition remains serious after acid attack

Calls For Debate On Muslim Veil Mount In Britain

Many Countries Impose Restrictions On Muslim Veils

School Takes Kids to Mosque, Gives them Copies of Koran

Egyptian authorities recapture Islamist-held town

Assassins of Pakistani Minorities Minister Shahbaz Bhatti Confess, Officials Say

Muslims Sue Illinois City over Mosque Permit

British Judge Says Muslim Woman Must Remove Full-Face Veil For Her Testimony, But With Accommodations

Egypt Muslim Brotherhood Spokesman Arrested

County Employee Faces Discipline For Post Critical Of Islam He Made On His Private Facebook Page

Tiptoeing around Islam and a ban on Muslim women wearing the veil

Muslim Herdsmen, Soldiers in Nigeria Kill Three Christians, Wound Mother

British college drops Muslim veil ban amid outcry

Clashes Erupt In Egypt As Islamists Stage Protests

British Judge Allows Niquab At Arraignment Under Compromise Arrangement

NYC Claims Muslim Surveillance Warranted

German court rules Muslim girls must join swim classes

Nun Reveals Rebel Atrocities In Syria: Girl Dismembered Alive With Saw

U.S. Military Confirms Rebels Had Sarin

Christians in Egypt Targeted With Charges of ‘Religious Defamation’

Fla. Pastor Arrested Before He Could Burn Qurans

Muslim rally vastly outnumbered by bikers, counterprotesters

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood to Coptic Christians: Convert to Islam, or pay ‘jizya’ tax

No permit, but bikers plan D.C. ride to protest Muslim 9/11 march

Religious riots kill 31 in India, political parties trade blame

French Muslim leaders pan ‘secularism charter’, warn of ‘stigma’ boost

Chaldean Catholic Leader: If Syrian Army Flees Aleppo, Christians ‘Will Be Massacred’

Quebec: Ban Religious Headwear In Government Jobs

31 killed in Indian religious violence

Islamist takeover of town in Egypt leaves Christians in fear

Bangladesh court indicts 4 bloggers for allegedly posting derogatory comments about Islam

Armed men kidnap archbishop in Nigeria

Christian Mother Killed, Boy Kidnapped in Somalia: Al Qaeda-linked rebels continue campaign to rid country of Christianity

Cal. Federal Judge: Abercrombie Wrongly Fired Muslim For Hijab

Afghan Christian Converts Should Be Executed, Afghan Lawmakers Say

Syrian Rebels to Christian villagers: ‘Either You Convert To Islam, Or You Will Be Beheaded’

Al Qaida fighters among rebels who seize Christian village in Syria

Armed Muslims in Nigeria Kill Christians in their Homes

Morsi Backers Terrorize Christians In Egyptian Town

U.N. envoy, Russia say striking Syria would hurt chance for peace

Would Bombing Syria Be a ‘Just War’? | Robert George at WSJ

    Robert George at Wall Street Journal (via Google): Elshtain recognized, however—as have just-war theorists going back to St. Augustine through the modern popes—that even when force is used in a just cause there are additional requirements that must be met. Critically in the current debate, these include the likelihood of improving, and not worsening, the situation for the people of Syria and other potential victims of undeterred tyrants or violent extremists. Another concern is “proportionality”—the requirement that the collateral damage inevitably caused by the use of force not be so great as to render the use of force disproportionate and unfair to the innocent.

  • Posted: 09/06/2013
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Syria Sends Reinforcements To Christian Village Under Attack by Al Qaida

Jordan’s king decries anti-Christian violence, calls upon Christians to defend Islam

Brutality of Syrian Rebels, Executions Posing Dilemma in West

Nidal Hasan’s Beard Finally Shaved Forcibly By Army

Pope: Abandon “futile” Military Syria Solution

Wal-mart Fires NY Employee For Criticizing Muslims

In Praise Of Rand Paul & His ‘Bible-Thumping’ | Rod Dreher at The American Conservative

Al-qaeda Linked Syrian Rebels Attack Christian Village

Vatican Ramps Up Opposition To Syria Strikes

Temple Mount: Arabs Pelt Jewish Visitors with Stones

Melkite leader says attacks on Syria would worsen situation

Catholic Patriarch of Syria: U.S. Attack on Syria Would Be ‘Criminal Act’

    CNSNews: Were the Obama administration to launch an attack on Syria, as President Obama has said he intends to do, it would be “a criminal act, which will only reap more victims,” said Gregory III, the leader of the Greek Catholic Church in Syria and Lebanon . . . “Who created this hell in which our people have been living for months? Every day, Islamic extremists from all over the world are pouring into Syria with the sole intent to kill and not one country has done anything to stop them, even the U.S. has decided to send in more weapons.”

  • Posted: 09/04/2013
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Christian Group Wins Challenge To Dearborn’s Special Event Permit Ordinance

Egypt: Christians Killed for Ransom

Persistent rumours Hagia Sophia will be turned into a mosque: Symbol of Muslim conquest

Change therapy bans eerily simliar to Islamic conversion bans

AFLC Appeals Denial of “Stop Islamisation of America” Trademark

How to deal with Boko Haram: A primer

Pakistan’s Islam: The Flaying of a Muslim Wife

Muslims paying Aborigines to convert to Islam, Rise Up candidate claims | Brisbane Times