Posts Tagged ‘ Religious Freedom ’

Trump and neocons cleanse a mass murderer of his sins Sanctions removed from Omar al-Bashir then imposed on Iran

Nov 17th, 2017 | By
The author, William J. Murray, in Darfur during war waged by the Sudan (2006)

President Omar al-Bashir of the Sudan has been indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) as a war criminal, and there is an international arrest warrant for him. The planning for the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania was done in the Sudan under the watchful eye of this mass murderer, who has long practiced genocide.
This same Omar al-Bashir is now apparently a good guy in the eyes of President Donald Trump and his newly found neocon buddies. They recently removed sanctions that had been imposed on the Sudan, even though the murder of Christians continues in the Nuba Mountains under al-Bashir’s rule.
The arrest warrant by the ICC for crimes of mass murder in Darfur, and the status of Sudan as a “State sponsor of terrorism” were both still recognized and backed by the United States as recently as May of 2017 under the Administration of President Donald Trump.

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Extremist Muslim Sentiment Growing in Indonesia During Governor Race

May 5th, 2017 | By

Indonesia usually draws little attention in the West. However, the race to be Governor of its capital, Jakarta, has grabbed the attention of major Western media outlets. The early front runner of the race was Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known as “Ahok.” Ahok is “ethnic Chinese in a society where anti-Chinese sentiment remains strong, and

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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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Muslims Wants ‘Blasphemers’ Prosecuted … Worldwide!

Apr 20th, 2017 | By

For years, Islamic nations have successfully pressed the United Nations to pass non-binding resolutions condemning “defamation of religion.” In nations such as Pakistan, the penalty for “blasphemy” against Islam or its prophet is death. While the sentence has not been imposed in recent years, some people who have been accused of blasphemy have been murdered

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Samaritan’s Purse Workers Released By Rebels in South Sudan

Mar 15th, 2017 | By

Eight Samaritan’s Purse aid workers were captured by armed rebels in South Sudan earlier this week but have now been released. Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian aid organization led by Franklin Graham, said it was “thankful to God” that the aid workers were safely released and they thanked the World Food Programme for helping relocate them.

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Compassion International May Be Forced Out of India

Mar 2nd, 2017 | By

Compassion International, a Christian nongovernmental organization that provides aid to over 145,000 impoverished children in India, has three weeks left in the country unless officials give it a reprieve. Stephen Oakley, the group’s senior vice president and general counsel, told the US House Foreign Affairs Committee that the organization has “simply run out of funds.”

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Turkey’s Wavering Support For Religious Freedom

Jan 17th, 2017 | By

Turkey’s wavering support for religious freedom I walked into the Ankara airport on Dec. 20, after a long day of eye-opening meetings, to the news on CNN International – the Russian ambassador to Turkey had just been shot. Our U.S. ambassador to Turkey, John Bass, a career diplomat who expertly navigated our previous 24 hours

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Will 2017 Be The End of Christian Persecution?

Jan 4th, 2017 | By

Release International issued a new warning about persecution of Christians around the world in 2017. The greatest area of concern continues to be the Islamic world, where Christians are persecuted by both extremist groups and state governments. In 2016, it was reported that at least 90,000 Christians were killed for their faith across the globe.

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One Christian Is Killed for Their Faith Every Six Minutes

Dec 30th, 2016 | By

In 2016, ninety thousand Christians around the world were murdered for their faith, according to Italy’s Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR) religious study group. That equates to one Christian being killed every six minutes. Massimo Introvigne, the director of the Center for Studies on New Religions, told Vatican Radio that Christianity is now

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Religious Persecution is Focus of New US Law

Dec 14th, 2016 | By

A bill has been sent to President Obama’s desk that addresses the increasing persecution of Christians and other religious minorities around the world. The Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act will give the United States government and the State Department new tools, resources and training to help counter extremism and violations of religious freedom

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