Justice served for the McClintic debacle

Ralph Goodale and Justin Trudeau have been playing games with Canadians. They transferred child-killer Terri-Lynne McClintic to the Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge in Maple Creek – a minimum security prison with no walls or fences. Then, when Canadians objected, Trudeau’s Liberals deliberately ... Read More

‘Next time we will not survive’ – Middle East Christian refugee

By World Watch Monitor As many as 80% of Syria’s Christians have left their country since the start of the civil war in 2011, while 50% of Iraq’s Christians have been uprooted since 2006, according to a report produced by Christian charities Open Doors International, Served and Middle East ... Read More

At U.N., China Defends Mass Detention of Uighur Muslims

By Nick Cumming-Bruce | New York Times GENEVA — China faced calls on Tuesday from Western government to end its mass detention of Uighur Muslims, but brusquely rebuffed the concerns as “not factual” and “politically driven.” “China is here to seek cooperation,” said its vice ... Read More

Anger erupts in Egypt after massacre of Christian pilgrims

By Jacob Wirtschafter & Mina Nader | Religion News Service MINYA, Egypt (RNS) — The Coptic bishop of this city south of Cairo, Anba Makarios, spent the weekend trying to comfort mourners after two buses carrying Coptic Christians were ambushed Friday (Nov. 2) as they left a monastery ... Read More

Egypt attack: Gunmen target bus with Coptic Christians

By BBC News At least seven people have been killed in Egypt by gunmen who opened fire on a bus carrying a group of Coptic Christians, officials say. A number of people were also injured in the attack in the Minya region, south of the capital Cairo. The bus was heading towards a local monastery, ... Read More

Pakistan government reportedly adding Asia Bibi to ‘no exit’ list

By Catholic News Agency Lahore, Pakistan, Nov 2, 2018 / 02:30 pm (CNA).- Following an outbreak of protests in Pakistan against the acquittal of Asia Bibi on charges of blasphemy, the government has reportedly begun a process that would add her to a list of people prohibited from leaving the ... Read More

DONBAS: Donetsk: Jehovah’s Witnesses banned

By Felix Corley | Forum 18 The Supreme Court of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic banned Jehovah’s Witnesses on 26 September, a decision that cannot be challenged. Jehovah’s Witness activity “in any form” would face criminal punishment, the General ... Read More

Asia Bibi: anti-blasphemy protests spread across Pakistan

Memphis Barker and Aamir Iqbal | The Guardian Thousands of Islamist protesters have brought Pakistan to a standstill, burning rickshaws, cars and lorries to protest against the acquittal of a Christian woman who spent eight years on death row on false charges of blasphemy. Traffic jams held up ... Read More

Religious Persecution in China: The Uyghurs

I’m pleased to present the first in a series of case studies on China’s complete contempt for the fundamental right of freedom of religion or belief. The suffering inflicted by the Chinese government on the Uyghur people has been the subject of international condemnation and, recently, a ... Read More

Pakistan: Thousands protest blasphemy acquittal, ignore PM’s call

By Asad Hashim | Al Jazeera Islamabad, Pakistan – Thousands of far-right religious demonstrators continue to block major roads across Pakistan in protest against the acquittal of a Christian woman in a high-profile blasphemy case. The Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) political party, led ... Read More

Burma Not Safe for Returning Rohingyas, Warns USCIRF

By USCIRF WASHINGTON, DC — Responding to the recent announcement by the governments of Burma and Bangladesh that repatriation efforts for Rohingya Muslim refugees will begin next month, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Vice Chair Kristina Arriaga, who visited Burma ... Read More

Saudi Arabia is the worst country in the world for atheists

By World Religion News The International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) has published a list of best and worst nations for atheists. The IHEU supports humanists who are constantly at risk of persecution. The current list constitutes its seventh edition. The IHEU release is titled Freedom of ... Read More