Posts Tagged ‘ conversion ’

Somali Christians Fleeing Islamic Extremists Lose Family, Fingers

Sep 1st, 2015 | By

Non-Somalis may practice any faith in Somaliland, but conversion from Islam is forbidden for natives, said a church leader in Hargeisa. The constitution of Somaliland, which stipulates that all laws must comply with the general principles of sharia (Islamic law), prohibits conversion from Islam, according to the U.S. State Department’s latest International Religious Freedom Report (2013).

Nepal New Constitution Bans Christian Activities, Christians Warn

Aug 27th, 2015 | By

Nepali Christians say proposed amendments to the country’s new constitution, expected to come into effect this August after seven years of parliamentary discussions, could render all Christian activity illegal. “Christians are deeply concerned that the draft, though it affirms the right to profess and practise one’s own religion, criminalizes evangelism and conversion,” added Voice Of the Martyrs Canada (VOMC), an advocacy group following the situation.

Case in Malaysia Could Decide If Sharia Supersedes Constitution

Aug 12th, 2015 | By

A case involving the constitutional position of sharia (Islamic law) courts in the Malaysian legal system could strengthen the power of the courts to block Malay conversions from Islam. In the potentially landmark case, due to be heard on Thursday (Aug. 13), the Federal Territory Islamic Council claims that sharia courts are separate from and not subject to Malaysia’s federal court system.

Iran Government Campaign To Halt Spread Of Christianity

Sep 3rd, 2013 | By

Iran’s Islamic leadership has launched a public campaign to halt the rapid spread of Christianity among Iranians, BosNewsLife learned Monday, September 2.

The government’s think-tank and the Iranian intelligence service are organizing meetings aimed at debating the “conversion from Islam” and to analyze why especially Iranian youth convert to Christianity, well-informed Iranian Christians said.