Liberal Summer of Failure on full display as House resumes

The Liberals’ Summer of Failure was on display as the House of Commons resumed in Ottawa last week. Justin Trudeau and Chrystia Freeland have made such a mess of NAFTA that the potential for real disaster is high. Canada got important concessions from Trump – then Trudeau mocked the US ... Read More

China treats Uighur kids as ‘orphans’ after parents seized

By Yanan Wang & Dake Kang | Associated Press ISTANBUL (AP) — Every morning, Meripet wakes up to her nightmare: The Chinese government has turned four of her children into orphans, even though she and their father are alive. Meripet and her husband left the kids with their grandmother at ... Read More

Conservatives Commit to Repealing Bill C-71 if Passed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON – On Wednesday, September 19, David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills-Grasslands, was pleased to stand alongside the Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of the Official Opposition, for the announcement that, if elected in 2019, a Conservative ... Read More

Indonesia’s 2019 Elections: How Will the Religion Factor Play Out?

By Erin Cook | The Diplomat The runup to Indonesia’s presidential elections next year has offered a brief quiet period in the past couple of weeks, relatively speaking. Both tickets are readying their campaign teams ahead of launching an electoral assault toward April. Nonetheless, that has ... Read More

The Nightmare Awaiting Rohingya Returnees

By Mark Inkey | The Diplomat Rohingya refugees caught returning to Myanmar from Bangladesh were forced to tell the press they returned voluntarily and were well treated, when in reality they were so terrorized they later fled back to Bangladesh. Human Rights Watch (HRW) interviewed three ... Read More

REPORT: Religious Freedom in Vietnam Remains Abysmal

My office has prepared an update on the state of freedom of religion or belief in Vietnam. Please find a link to the report below. Thank you for your engagement with issues of religious freedom. David Anderson, MP Click here to view the PDF version Read More

Amnesty decries Houthi prosecution of Bahais in Yemen

By Maggie Michael | Associated Press CAIRO — An international rights group on Tuesday decried the prosecution of 24 Yemeni Bahais, including women and a teenager, by a Houthi rebel court on espionage charges. Lynn Maalouf, Amnesty International’s Middle East director of research, said ... Read More

Indonesian Groups Call for Minority Religious Protections

By Max Walden | VOA News JAKARTA — Interfaith and human rights groups gathered in Jakarta, Indonesia, this past week to show their support for Meiliana, an Indonesian Buddhist who was sentenced to 18 months prison in August for complaining about the volume of the call to prayer in the town of ... Read More

China: Draft regulations limit sharing religious information online

By Christian Solidarity Worldwide China issued draft regulations on the management of Internet Religious Information Services on 10 September, which stipulate that those wishing to disseminate religious teachings and information online must apply for a license and meet certain requirements. The ... Read More

Closed churches force Copts to hold funerals in the streets

By World Watch Monitor Coptic Christians in various parts of Egypt have been left with no choice but to hold funeral services in the streets because of the closure of their churches. Coptic news site Watani reported on a street funeral last week in the village of Dimshau Hashim, in Minya ... Read More

Anwar ‘Appalled’ by Suu Kyi, Criticizes China’s Muslim Camps

By Daniel Ten Kate and Sophie Kamaruddin | Bloomberg Anwar Ibrahim, who’s in line to become Malaysia’s next premier, blasted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s treatment of the Rohingya and called for formal talks on China’s crackdown against its Muslim minority. “I was appalled by the ... Read More

A New Pakistan Government, a New Way to Persecute Ahmadis

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid | The Diplomat On Friday, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government asked economist Atif R. Mian to step down from the Economic Advisory Council (EAC) owing to a backlash over his Ahmadiyya faith. The objection was raised by radical Islamist groups like the ... Read More

Chinese Authorities Continue to Destroy Mosques in Xinjiang

By Shohret Hoshur | Radio Free Asia Uyghurs in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region say that authorities are continuing a campaign to destroy mosques as part of a wider crackdown on their religion, contradicting a recent comment by a Chinese diplomat that the region has more ... Read More