|2013-05-18||COMMENT: Canberra proves there is no God|
Indeed, it should be a source of pride for non-believing Australians that our national capital is itself proof that there is no supreme being. Were anybody watching over us there is no way they would allow such a place to exist.
|2013-05-16||Bangladesh: Islamists accused of burning Holy Qur'an|
Moulana Abul Khayer, an imam at a mosque in northern Dinajpur district, told Khabar that the protestors' actions would be grounds for execution under the very blasphemy law they are seeking.
|2013-05-16||Woman accused of using Bible as a weapon|
Evelyn Mills Moore, 57, of Kings Mountain struck the other woman "numerous times about her body with a closed fist and striking her with a Bible about her left arm,"
|2013-05-16||Twitter Users Risk Damnation, Saudi Religious Police Say|
Leaders on the Web have been detained while others have been charged with apostasy and other crimes for statements made on these sites.
|2013-05-16||Viewpoint: When did people stop thinking God lives on a cloud?|
It happened 50 years ago, in the spring of 1963. A book called Honest to God appeared on the shelves and caused a storm.
|2013-05-14||Gunmen attack Baghdad liquor stores, 12 killed|
"Gunmen in four SUV vehicles stopped near the liquor stores and gunmen equipped with silenced weapons started shooting at everybody near the stores,"
|2013-05-14||Complaints over use of 'Asian' label in grooming cases|
It says the reluctance of the media and the government to discuss the "disproportionate representation of Muslims in such cases" and the fact victims are "almost always non-Muslim girls" is adding to the cause of far-right groups
|2013-05-14||Muslim Imam Who Said Women Deserve to Be Raped Arrested for Attempted Rape|
Now, however, he is accused of pulling his penis out and chasing a 23-year-old woman around in a park in Malmö in August 2012, according to the court in Malmö
|2013-05-13||The World’s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society|
This report examines the social and political views of Muslims around the world. It is based on public opinion surveys conducted by the Pew Research Center between 2008 and 2012 in a total of 39 countries and territories on three continents: Africa, Asia and Europe.
|2013-05-13||$600,000 grant to city's Catholic high schools|
The Philadelphia School Partnership will announce Monday that it's giving the Faith in the Future Foundation a $600,000 planning grant to aid the eight Catholic high schools in the city. Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/education/20130513__600_000_grant_to_city_s_Catholic_high_schools.html#pw0PvLtgTuuHitjj.99
she had been savagely raped by three of her colleagues. Alone and frightened, she took herself to hospital. What Alicia didn’t know is that under the UAE’s strict sharia laws, if the perpetrator does not confess, a rape cannot be convicted without four adult Muslim male witnesses. She was charged with having illicit sex outside marriage, and thrown in a filthy jail cell for eight months.
|2013-05-10||Qatar jails a Nepali teacher on charges of insulting Islam|
one student put his hand on Gurung’s shoulder and a finger in his nose. At this point, Gurung grew agitated and said remarks to the effect of, how would you like to be stereotyped i.e. called a terrorist?
|2013-05-10||Church of England facing new child abuse allegations|
He also acknowledged that in the past procedures had fallen short of protecting abuse victims.
|2013-05-10||Pakistan's hardliners' political clout protecting them from the law|
has been linked to hundreds of murders of Shias, a minority sect of Islam in Pakistan. In recent years gunmen have hauled Shias off buses on remote mountain roads and suicide bombers have brought carnage to major cities.
|2013-05-10||3 Ultra-Orthodox Men Arrested in Confrontation at Western Wall|
Heeding calls from their rabbis, hundreds of teenage girls crammed into the women’s section in front of the wall before 6:30 a.m., forcing the group known as Women of the Wall to conduct their service farther back, in the plaza, as black-hatted Orthodox men whistled, catcalled, and threw water, candy, a rock and other items at them
|2013-05-09||Met police chief orders investigation after death threats made to Bangladeshi activists|
“We will exterminate all the atheists like you who work against Islam. Final warning.”
|2013-05-08||Politicians ‘have responsibility’ to legislate on abortion issue|
“Everybody’s entitled to their opinion here but as explained to the Cardinal and members of the church my book is the constitution and the constitution is determined by the people. That’s the people’s book. We live in a Republic and I have a duty and responsibility as head of Government to legislate in respect of what the people’s wishes are,”
|2013-05-08||HONOR KILLING: MUSLIMA DIES AFTER BROTHER STABS HER 20 TIMES IN FACE, CHEST FOR "STAINING FAMILY'S HONOUR BY LEAVING THE HOUSE ALONE"|
In the case of the latest victim, police know that there is no ‘victim family’ to take into consideration and often do not bother filing charges. Murder is however punishable by death in Jordan but in honour killings courts can commute or reduce sentences, particularly if the victim's family asks for leniency.
|2013-05-07||Pakistan's minorities have no faith in democracy|
egregious violations of freedom of religion or belief," the report said. "Sectarian and religiously motivated violence is chronic, especially against Shiite Muslims, and the government has failed to protect members of religious minority communities, as well as the majority faith.
|2013-05-07||Morocco: Christian Converts Unsettled by Fatwa Calling for Execution of Those Who Leave Islam|
In a publication explaining its ruling, the high council said it based its decision in part on verses from the Koran, and in part on verses from the Hadith – one that quotes Muhammad, Islam’s prophet, as saying, “If somebody [a Muslim] discards his religion, kill him” (Sahih al-Bukhari 3017).
|2013-05-05||Riot police battle Islamists in Dhaka Bangladesh|
Chanting "Allahu Akbar!" ("God is greatest!") and "One point! One demand! Atheists must be hanged", the activists marched down at least six main roads as they headed for Motijheel,
|2013-05-04||Italian Catholic Priest Welcomes Believers with Swastika On His Right Arm|
Fascist Father Angelo Idi, 51 – who once saw off a charity box thief with a truncheon at his church in Vigevano, Italy – confessed: “I am proud of my right wing beliefs. But people shouldn’t care about my politics, they should care about how good a priest I am.”
|2013-05-04||Mississippi school principal sued for come to Jesus programs|
The suit names Frazier personally and seeks punitive damages from him.
|2013-05-04||Richard Dawkins, 'Islamophobia' and the atheist movement|
it's clear that there's a line between criticism (or ridicule) of Islam, and bigotry against Muslims. Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins have blundered into that line with an alarming degree of recklessness.
|2013-05-03||Study: Muslims favor sharia, death penalty for leaving Islam|
A new study from the Pew Research Center shows that a majority of Muslims favor sharia law, and majorities in six countries support the death penalty for anyone who leaves Islam.
|2013-05-03||Why are Buddhist monks attacking Muslims?|
People believe radical Islam to be at the centre of the many of the most violent conflicts around the world. They feel they are at the receiving end of conversion drives by the much more evangelical monotheistic faiths. And they feel that if other religions are going to get tough, they had better follow suit.
|2013-05-02||Pentagon: Religious Proselytizing is Not Permitted|
“As soon as we find a fundamentalist Muslim, atheist, Jewish person or anybody else, we will be happy to fight them – but so far they have been few and far between,”
|2013-04-30||“All autistic kids are atheists and atheism is a form of autism”|
I was a believer from a very young age and remained one until suffering a tragic injury (involving experience, reading and thinking) to the faith section of my brain. The injury occurred, I suspect, somewhere between the cerebellum, the pons and the I-Like-Fox-News center
|2013-04-29||The politically incorrect truth about violence and fundamental Islam|
the ultimate goal of Islam is collective domination and for the entire world to be under Islamic control and Sharia law. Muslims are instructed to do all that they can to facilitate this goal, including to kill and subjugate disbelievers and America MUST understand this or watch as our culture crumbles and our citizens continue to die.
|2013-04-29||ESPN sportscaster says Jason Collins is 'in open rebellion to God,' incapable of being Christian|
be sure to keep an eye out for Mr. Broussard's next press hit, where he'll condemn NFLers for playing with a throughly non-kosher ball made of pigskin.
|2013-04-29||10 Ways To Stop Feeling Guilty Your Friend Is Going To Hell|
You have too much stress in your life as it is. Just do the Buddhist thing and block it all out. Turn on some Jimmy Buffet. And stick to dreaming about your summer vacation.
|2013-04-29||CAN SCIENCE LEAD TO FAITH?|
In other words, if we didn’t know what was hiding out there, who’s to say there isn’t a divine creator after all?
|2013-04-29||Baby burned alive: Suspects believed baby was the antichrist|
"Everyone in this sect was a professional," Ampuero said. "We have someone who was a veterinarian and who worked as a flight attendant, we have a filmmaker, a draftsman. Everyone has a university degree. "
|2013-04-29||UK allows Muslim nurses to not wash to protect their “modesty”|
Acknowledging the danger of microbes and death, a Department of Health spokesman said, “The guidance is intended to . . . balance infection control measures with cultural beliefs.
|2013-04-28||East Texas Baptists Quietly Promote Racism, Homophobia And Ignorance|
all black folks came from Noah’s son molesting him in a drunken stupor.
|2013-04-27||Are Christians an Endangered Species in the U.S. Military?|
The Army said the slide presentation "was produced by an individual without anyone in the chain of command's knowledge or permission."
|2013-04-25||Gay Episcopal bishop rebukes Detroit Catholic archbishop for anti-gay marriage remarks|
Catholic leaders such as Vigneron “profane the Sacrament” and use communion as “a manipulative tool” when they say Catholics who support gay marriage should not present themselves for communion.
|2013-04-25||‘Epistemology the real difference between West and Islam’|
unlike the West, the supreme source of knowledge in Islam was revelation. Human reason does have its significant place in Islamic epistemology but the supreme verdict is always based on revelation.
|2013-04-23||Panorama: Inside Britain’s Sharia Courts, BBC One, review|
“The police, that is the very last resort,” said Dr Hasan. Instead, apparently, she should ask her husband: “Is it because of my cooking? Is it because I see my friends? So I can correct myself.”
|2013-04-22||Afghan girls' school feared hit by poison gas|
Between May and June last year there were four poisoning attacks on a girls' school in Takhar,
|2013-04-22||Pastor stole church member’s underwear to ‘pray for her’|
“At first, the accused denied taking those underwears but later confessed that he actually took them. He said that he wanted to use them to pray for her, but denied taking the money,” the prosecutor said.
|2013-04-22||In Pakistan, a rare Christian retaliation against Muslim violence|
Residents quickly amassed at the Catholic church, while the mob gained ground and began to gather outside. The Christian men of the neighborhood – who were armed – retaliated when the Muslim mob opened fire.
|2013-04-22||99 convicted for public blasphemy in 2012|
Maltese law prohibits vilification of or giving offense to the Roman Catholic Church, which is also Malta's official religion. In Malta, it is a criminal offense to utter publicly any obscene or indecent words, make obscene acts or gestures or in any other way offend public morality, propriety or decency.
|2013-04-22||Newly formed Atheist SA group wants 'balanced' debate|
"I guess in the past the Christian churches haven't been very tolerant of minority voices so have used their size and influence to take up all the air time.
|2013-04-21||Second Child Death for Convicted Faith-Healing Couple|
As part of their sentence, the Schaibles were required to arrange medical examinations for each of their children, to immediately consult with a doctor when a child became sick and to follow the doctor’s treatment recommendations.
|2013-04-21||Teacher claims he was sacked for atheist beliefs|
Tamaki College principal Soana Pamaka said the school had no comment to make, as the matter was still before the authority. She also wouldn't comment on the school's policy on religion.
|2013-04-20||Islam might have had secondary role in Boston attacks|
“I think these are two young men who never adapted,” Toft said. “It’s a combination of nationalism mixed with self-styled jihadism, and some young men who had a hard time adapting to American culture.”
|2013-04-17||Turkish pianist's Twitter barbs land him conviction for insulting Islam|
The increasing incidence of violations of freedom of expression raise serious concerns and freedom of the media continued to be further restricted in practice,” read the report, which was dismissed by the government, with one senior politician symbolically throwing a copy of it into a wastepaper bin on live television.
|2013-04-16||Pope Francis supports crackdown on US nuns|
On Monday, the heads of the conference met with the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Archbishop Gerhard Mueller, who is in charge of the crackdown. Read more: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/world/article/Pope-Francis-supports-crackdown-on-US-nuns-4435221.php#ixzz2QaPUMwEl
|2013-04-15||Inquiry launched after Islamic group holds segregated lecture|
"Isn't it really about time we decent, nice, liberal people stopped being so pusillanimously terrified of being thought 'Islamophobic' and stood up for decent, nice, liberal values?"
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