|2013-06-19||US Senator Rand Paul: 'There Is A War On Christianity'|
As Christians, we understand that the right to life, and freedom of religion, pre-exist all government. These rights are not granted to man by other men, these rights are granted to us by our Creator.
|2013-06-18||In defence of prayer|
Recently in Arizona, an atheist politician used his prayer slot to offer some thoughts that one of his fellow lawmakers took issue with. Having so many faith traditions exist side by side has brought plenty of friction over the years in American society.
|2013-06-17||Thailand cracks down on monks living it up with luxuries|
Buddhist monks are supposed to adhere to Buddha's teachings of simplicity and self restraint, and not own any objects at all.
|2013-06-15||Religious Views Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender People Revealed In New Survey|
About half -- 48 percent -- say they don't have any religion, more than double the percentage of the general public that says the same.
|2013-06-13||Muslim Imam Claims Women Who Don’t Wear Hijabs are “Asking to be Raped”, Arrested for Trying to Rape Woman|
Unlike a lot of other Muslim clergy who say that women who don’t wear hijabs or burkas or who leave the house deserve to be raped, but then don’t follow up on it, Shahid Mehdi stayed true to his belief that Islamic morality justifies sex crimes by trying to commit a sex crime.
|2013-06-12||Ireland will have no Catholic priests in twenty years predicts a senior cleric|
In 1990, he stated, “There were 525 students studying for the diocesan priesthood in Ireland; in 2013 there are 70.”
|2013-06-12||Atheists have no right to decide what is, or what is not offensive to believers|
The student atheist society at UCL have my complete support. I am full of admiration for the firm and principled stance they are taking against religious censorship. My primary reason for drawing the cartoons is to make atheists laugh.
|2013-06-11||THE PALESTINIAN JESUS|
“The portrayal of the Lord Jesus Christ as a Palestinian refugee who lived under military occupation has, in recent years, been used as a powerful propaganda weapon against Israel by an increasing number of pro-Palestinian Evangelicals.
|2013-06-10||Syrian teenager Mohammad Qataa 'executed by Islamists for blasphemy'|
"He then fired two bullets from an automatic rifle in view of the crowd and in front of the boy's mother and father, and got into a car and left."
|2013-06-09||‘Kill Harry’ nut in Jesus porn film|
He caused his family financial ruin and ended up with 32 convictions for scams in which he ripped off everyone from charities and sports clubs to aspiring models and ex-soldiers who wanted to work as bodyguards.
|2013-06-09||Making The Switch: An American Woman's Journey To Islam|
Her experience is not as unusual as it may seem; some 20 percent of American Muslims are converts
|2013-06-08||Jihadist terror group planned attack on EDL rally out of boredom|
The plot was only narrowly averted by the group’s own incompetence and sheer luck.
|2013-06-07||'Your culture is no defence,' Damian Green tells men from ethnic minorities linked to sex crimes|
“If you come and live in 21st-century Britain then you obey the laws and observe the conventions of 21st-century Britain.
|2013-06-07||American female converts to Islam facing growing scrutiny|
"There will always be those who judge based upon ignorance. They are of no concern to me," said MacDonald Rushdan. "I will keep on doing what I've always done. I will not apologize for being a God-fearing woman whose faith provides her with inner peace and contentment."
|2013-06-07||North Fla. county to allow atheist monument|
The bench will include quotes from Thomas Jefferson, as well as Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Madalyn Murray O'Hair, the founder of American Atheists.
|2013-06-07||Valedictorian Rips Up Preapproved Speech, Recites Prayer Instead|
Most commenters think highly of Costner and his courage to exercise his First Amendment right.
|2013-06-06||Western feminists ignore Muslim issues|
On Saturday, Canadian woman Xenia Chernyshova stormed the stage, topless, at a Montreal speech given by former Tunisian prime minister and Muslim conservative Hamadi Jebali. Men assaulted her as she cried “Free Amina.
|2013-06-03||Islam and human rights: Beyond the zero-sum game|
It is easy to find verses of the Qur'an that apparently support various modern human rights principles. But one can equally quote verses that seem to support the opposing view.
|2013-06-01||Controversy erupts over Aceh's dancing ban|
Islam forbids women from dancing in front of men. He cited the Turmizi Hadith, which lists various activities that are prohibited for women. "The dance can invite many bad thoughts,"
|2013-06-01||Leading neuroscientist: Religious fundamentalism may be a ‘mental illness’ that can be ‘cured’|
“Somebody who has for example become radicalised to a cult ideology – we might stop seeing that as a personal choice that they have chosen as a result of pure free will and may start treating it as some kind of mental disturbance.”
|2013-06-01||Police: Evidence in killing of former beauty queen points to ex-priest|
. "So he told you also, sir, that he had killed her?" asked Sigler. "Yes," O'Brien answered
|2013-05-30||DNA unacceptable as primary evidence in rape cases: CII|
The council said that DNA test is not acceptable but it could be considered as supporting evidence in rape cases.
|2013-05-29||'I've rid the world of 160,000 demons', says Catholic Church's leading exorcist as he calls on the Pope to allow all priests to perform the ritual|
'Yoga is the Devil's work. You think you are doing it for stretching your mind and body but it leads to Hinduism. All these oriental religions are based on the false belief of reincarnation.'
|2013-05-29||Where do the world's atheists live?|
A recent poll conducted by WIN/Gallup International concluded that ~13% of the globe self-identifies as atheist (more than twice the percentage seen in America)
|2013-05-28||Christians' discrimination cases rejected by human rights court|
"The principle of equality for all, including for religious believers, is now established and they should stop wasting the time of the courts with these vexatious cases."
|2013-05-24||The real enemy in London hacking death|
Their political/religious ideology has motivated killers in Madrid, London, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, as well as Syria, Nigeria, Indonesia and Iraq. The creed that demands murder, sometimes murder-suicide, for perceived offenses against Islam and against Muslims constitutes a threat to societies at large, not just to Westerners and non-Muslims
|2013-05-23||Losing Our Religion - Atheism Gains Popularity|
"Religion is decreasing, and atheism is absolutely exploding right now, and we're loving it," said David Silverman, President of American Atheists.
|2013-05-22||'We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you': What man holding bloody cleaver said after 'hacking soldier in Help For Heroes T-shirt to death just yards from Woolwich barracks|
'They started slashing him up with the knife and hitting him in the stomach with the machete. I don't think it took long before he was dead. There were people passing by who were screaming and running away. I've never seen anything like it. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2329089/Woolwich-attack-Two-men-hack-soldier-wearing-Help-Heroes-T-shirt-death-machetes-suspected-terror-attack.html#ixzz2U3xW0aCs Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
|2013-05-22||The Land without Muslims|
the Japanese tend to lump all Muslims together as fundamentalists who are unwilling to give up their traditional point of view and adopt modern ways of thinking and behavior. In Japan, Islam is perceived as a strange religion, that any intelligent person should avoid.
|2013-05-21||2 ultra-Orthodox soldiers attacked in Mea She'arim|
“There were two male soldiers in uniform walking in the neighborhood and all of a sudden there were calls from people around the area to rough them up,” said Police Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld on Monday. “The two soldiers were repeatedly punched and beaten by a group of over 30 men.”
|2013-05-21||N.J. priest arrested, charged with violating ban on ministering to children|
His spokesman, Goodness, initially defended Fugee’s interactions with children, saying they were within the scope of the agreement because he was supervised at the time. Days later, Goodness reversed course, saying that while Fugee clearly violated the agreement, he did so without the knowledge or permission of officials in the archdiocese.
|2013-05-21||How religions change their mind|
So, while there is a verse of the Koran which appears to permit beating a woman, "the best example was the Messenger himself never beating a woman,"
|2013-05-20||Mother of Oxford grooming sex gang pair blames their VICTIMS: She says schoolgirls 'should have been playing with toys'|
Mrs Dogar, believed to be called Bashira, accused the police, social services and the girls themselves of being complicit in creating Britain’s ‘grooming culture’
|2013-05-20||Indonesia Minorities Slam President’s Interfaith Award|
“The cases of intolerance should not be a yardstick against which to measure Indonesia,”
|2013-05-20||Iran moves to legalize marriage for girls under 10 years old|
"we must regard 9 as being the appropriate age for a girl to have reached puberty and qualified to get married. To do otherwise would be to contradict and challenge Islamic Sharia law."
|2013-05-20||Crowd Led by Priests Attacks Gay Rights Marchers in Georgia|
The priests entered, the priests broke the fences and the police didn’t stop them, because the priests are above the law in Georgia.
|2013-05-19||More than 500 imams in landmark gay marriage protest|
“The Muslim community will take this issue very, very seriously because now the Government has interfered with family.
|2013-05-19||‘Imams promote grooming rings’, Muslim leader claims|
The activities of the Oxford sex ring are “bound up with religion and race” because all the men - though of different nationalities - were Muslim and they “deliberately targeted vulnerable white girls, whom they appeared to regard as 'easy meat',
|2013-05-19||Bangladesh Bloggers Face Constant Death Threats Since Government Labeled Them 'Atheist'|
After his release from jail, some of his most vociferous critics took to Facebook to offer rewards to anyone who killed Parvez, with one offer as high as $12,871 in U.S. dollars. (Per capita income in Bangladesh in 2010 was $641 a year.)
|2013-05-19||Chinese man held in Kashmir over 'Koran desecration'|
Dr Sajid then told other employees that a copy of the Koran and some other religious books in his luggage were "thrown out" of his room.
|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
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