Religious Freedom – Muslims

Turkey Urges China to End Mass Detention of Muslims

By Amy Qin | Philadelphia Tribune BEIJING — Turkey has called China’s mass repression of its Uighur Muslim ethnic minority a “great shame for humanity” and has urged the Chinese government to close detention camps estimated to hold 1 ... Full Article

CRIMEA: Four years’ jail for mosque meetings

By Felix Corley | Forum 18 Crimea’s Supreme Court jailed 49-year-old Muslim Renat Suleimanov for four years for meeting with others in mosques to discuss their faith. Three others were given suspended sentences. All were accused of ... Full Article

China’s Imperial Brutality

By David Kilgour | Convivium About 20 million Muslim and Turkic-speaking Uyghurs, who make up the largest community in China’s far-west province of Xinjiang, are facing brutal repression by police and others acting on behalf of the Beijing ... Full Article

Pakistan arrests 1100 supporters of detained cleric

By Asim Tanveer | Associated Press MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Police in an ongoing crackdown arrested some 1100 supporters of a detained radical Islamic cleric, who disrupted daily life with nationwide rallies following the acquittal of a ... Full Article

A look at blasphemy laws around the world

By Courtney Grogan | Catholic News Agency Islamabad, Pakistan – While the world awaits the fate of Asia Bibi, who remains in hiding in Pakistan following the acquittal of her death sentence for blasphemy, religious freedom advocates are ... Full Article