Posts Tagged ‘ Sharia law ’

Kurdistan Region of Iraq: New USCIRF Report on Religious Minorities in the KRI

Jun 6th, 2017 | By

In January, William J.Murray personally was escorting three trucks of supplies to the NPU, one two-ton truck with food and two pickups filled with bottled water, when the Peshmerga stopped us at their main checkpoint between Erbil and Qaraqosh. I had authorized the aid, which amounted to a 20-day supply of food for the 300-man

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Iran Caught Sentencing Children as Young as 15 to Death

May 4th, 2017 | By

After learning that Iran has sentenced children as young as 15 to death, the United Nations is pleading with the country to review its punishment laws. UN human rights experts found that at least 90 children, all under 18 years of age, were waiting on death row. According to Express: They made the plea for

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ISIS Will Be Driven from Mosul in May, Iraqi army says

May 3rd, 2017 | By

ISIS Will Be Driven from Mosul in May, Iraqi army says The Iraqi military could soon drive the Islamic State group (ISIS) from its final major bastion of Iraqi territory in Mosul, according to the Iraqi army’s chief of staff. In a press statement cited Sunday by local state-run media, Iraqi Army Chief of Staff

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Saudi Arabia Voted Into UN Women’s Panel

May 2nd, 2017 | By

On April 19, Saudi Arabia was elected to serve on the United Nations Commission on the State of Women, which is “dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women” despite the fact that women in Saudi Arabia strive to achieve equality in their own country. Human Rights Watch reports that a

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Saudi Arabia Sentences Man to Death for Renouncing Islam

May 2nd, 2017 | By

Many non-Muslims in Saudi Arabia are active on social media where they anonymously criticize Islam while “maintaining an outward show of Islamic values in public.” Ahmad Al Shamira, a man in his 20s from the town of Hafar al-Batin, was first picked up by Saudi authorities in 2014 after he uploaded a video showing men

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Former Muslim Nonie Darwish’s Crusade Against Islam

Apr 24th, 2017 | By

By Andrew Harrod, PhD. exclusive to the Religious Freedom Coalition “Islamic values will take any society to Hell,” bluntly concludes Egyptian-American Muslim convert to Christianity Nonie Darwish in her recent book Wholly Different:  Why I Chose Biblical Values over Islamic Values.  With her usual engaging style, she critiques on the basis of personal experience crucial differences between

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Christian Man Burned To Death In Pakistan

Apr 20th, 2017 | By

By BosNewsLife Asia Service ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)– A Christian man has been burned to death in north-eastern Pakistan amid growing violence against minority Christians in the Islamic Asian nation, rights activists confirmed. The Centre for Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS), a Christian charity, told BosNewsLife that 45-year-old Ameen Masih “was locked in his house”

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Iran Christian Converts Facing Prison Amid Health Concerns

Apr 7th, 2017 | By

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)– Iranian Christians are concerned about Maryam Naghash Zargaran after she was reportedly denied urgent medical treatment and fellow believer Ebrahim Firouzi who was told by an Iranian court that his five-year sentence has been upheld. The two Christians both converted from Islam, a move

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ISIS Militants Disguised as Iraqi Police Slaughter 31 People

Apr 6th, 2017 | By

Islamic State militants posed as Iraqi police officers, slaughtering 31 people and wounded 40 in an attack in Tikrit in northern Iraq. According to Ireland’s Independent.ie, the militants first targeted a police checkpoint and then the house of a police colonel who was the head of the counter-terrorism services. They later turned their fire on

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ISIS Uses Children As Human Shields in Mosul

Mar 30th, 2017 | By

According to the Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights website, the Islamic State seized 197 children and is using them as human shields. The children are being held near the Large Mosque on the east bank of Mosul to stop the advancement of coalition forces currently trying to retake eastern Mosul from the Islamic State. Lt.-

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