China admits to locking up Uyghurs, but defends Xinjiang crackdown

By Ben Westcott and Nanlin Fang | CNN Hong Kong (CNN)China has fiercely defended an escalating crackdown in the far western province of Xinjiang as necessary for security, claiming inmates of “re-education camps” are happier following their imprisonment. International outrage has ... Read More

Have your say on the Liberals’ proposed handgun ban

When Ralph Goodale and Justin Trudeau talk about gun crime, they always ignore the real issues of gangs and guns. Bill C-71 showed up, but it never even mentioned gangs or gun violence. It did re-establish the foundations for a new gun registry – with businesses bearing the costs. Now ... Read More

Brunson freed, permitted to leave country

By World Watch Monitor Andrew Brunson, the American-born pastor who was charged with espionage against Turkey and held in custody for two years, has been released and is free to leave the country. A Turkish court on Friday, 12 October, convicted the Evangelical Presbyterian pastor on terrorism ... Read More

INDONESIA: Three Churches Closed Over Permits

By Voice of the Martyrs Authorities on the Indonesian island of Sumatra closed three churches on September 27th, stating that they lack the necessary permits. Church leaders, however, argue that the closures relate instead to restlessness among majority Muslims because of the rapid growth of ... Read More

Chinese authorities launch ‘anti-halal’ crackdown in Xinjiang

Lily Kuo | The Guardian Authorities in Xinjiang have launched a campaign against the “spread of halal”, claiming the growing number of halal products is encouraging religious extremism in the heavily monitored Chinese region. Party officials in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, which is home ... Read More

MP David Anderson calls for immediate release of Pastor Andrew Brunson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON – MP David Anderson, as Chair of the Steering Group of the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief (IPPFoRB), has again called for the immediate release of Andrew Brunson, an American pastor imprisoned in Turkey since October ... Read More

Islamic State executes another Druze hostage

By Christian Solidarity Worldwide CSW is deeply saddened by news that Islamic State (IS, Daesh) terrorists have executed another Druze hostage in Syria. Footage of the execution was released on 2 October. The victim, Thuraya Abou Ammar, 25, was one of 37 people abducted during an attack on ... Read More

Andrew Brunson’s legal appeal sent to Turkey’s highest court

By Barbara G. Baker | World Watch Monitor Jailed US pastor Andrew Brunson’s lawyer has filed a formal appeal before the Turkish Constitutional Court to overturn two lower court refusals to release his client from house arrest. The 10-page petition studied by World Watch Monitor called for ... Read More

Another week, another wreck for Justin Trudeau

Another week, another series of wrecks for Justin Trudeau. A panic-stricken NAFTA agreement, reached only when Trudeau and Freeland realized that they were about to be left out of the US-Mexico agreement, gave in on sovereignty, copyright, on drugs, and agriculture. We never even held the ... Read More

Pakistan delays ruling on blasphemy death sentence case

By Kathy Gannon | Associated Press ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s Supreme Court postponed its ruling Monday on the final appeal of a Christian woman who has been on death row since 2010 after being convicted of blasphemy against Islam. The judicial panel listened to Asia Bibi’s defense lawyer ... Read More

Sign e-Petition 1886 to put Terri-Lynne McClintic back behind bars

I urge you to sign and share the petition below within your community. E-petition 1886 calls on the Liberal government to exercise its moral, legal and political authority to ensure the decision to transfer convicted child murderer Terri-Lynne McClintic to the Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge is ... Read More