Crucifixion, torture, amputation, and death in Yemen

Al Qaeda committed ‘truly shocking’ human  rights abuses including crucifixion and the beheading of an alleged sorcerer  during its 16 months in control of a southern region of Yemen, a report by  Amnesty International claimed today. The London-based charity has also released a  video which appears to show a suspected thief having his hand amputated by… Read More Crucifixion, torture, amputation, and death in Yemen

Israel might hold Turkey accountable for genocide

Setting a memorial day for the Armenian genocide would be a recognition of the worlds second largest Holocaust. Israel is accused of trying to incite Turkey. A Knesset committee Monday will consider setting a memorial day for the Armenian genocide, marking a first in Israeli history and stoking criticism that Israel is trying to incite… Read More Israel might hold Turkey accountable for genocide

“Muslim preacher” beats daughter 5 to death with whips and hot metal

A five-year-old girl has died after her  father – a ‘prominent religious scholar’ – allegedly beat her to death with  ‘whips and hot metal’. Lamaa died in the intensive care unit of a  Riyadh hospital in Saudi Arabia after months of ‘suffering from broken arms, [a]  skull fracture and head bruises’. Al Arabiya news reported… Read More “Muslim preacher” beats daughter 5 to death with whips and hot metal

Pakistani girl face death accused of burning Koran

Three witnesses whose testimony could absolve a 14-year-old Pakistani girl facing life in prison have changed their statements. It’s the latest twist in the case of Rimsha Masih, a Christian teenager who was charged more than a month ago under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws for allegedly burning pages of Islam’s holy book for cooking fuel. She… Read More Pakistani girl face death accused of burning Koran

Patriarch lauds Jordanians protecting “holy sites” in Jerusalem

Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem on Thursday commended the Hashemites’ role as custodian of the holy sites in Jerusalem. During a meeting with HRH Prince Ghazi, Chief Adviser to the King for Religious and Cultural Affairs and the King’s Personal Envoy, and Grand Mufti of Egypt Sheikh Ali Gomaa, he said the visit by Prince… Read More Patriarch lauds Jordanians protecting “holy sites” in Jerusalem

Saudi: Destroy all Churches in the Middle East

“All churches should be destroyed in the Arabian Peninsula”. The Grand Mufti is citing a saying attributed to the Prophet Muhammad. This is the fatwa issued by Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia.  “By extension he is calling for the destruction of churches everywhere”, says Abdul Mohammed of Charlotte, N.C.… Read More Saudi: Destroy all Churches in the Middle East

Baptist church that backs Israel troubled by Palestinian Authority

The First Baptist Church in Bethlehem was ordered closed by the Palestinian Authority on Saturday. This is according to Rabbi Russell Resnik of the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations. Resnik reported the incident after meeting with Pastor Steven Khoury, the son of First Baptist’s head pastor, Naim Khoury. “Steven told me that…a representative of the… Read More Baptist church that backs Israel troubled by Palestinian Authority

“The Armenians were treated like dogs and pigs”

The British ethnographer, William Ramsay, writing in the late 1890s after having visited the Ottoman Empire, described the conditions of the Armenians: “Turkish rule…meant unutterable contempt… The Armenians (and Greeks) were dogs and pigs…to be spat upon, if their shadow darkened a Turk, to be outraged, to be the mats on which he wiped the… Read More “The Armenians were treated like dogs and pigs”

Sharia Laws in Egypt will destroy the Coptic Church

Islamists slaughtered Copts who had permission to renovate their Church in Egypt.   Those details drove me to re-examine the de-Christianized 19th-century image of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher—no cross, no bells. It becomes a revealing illustration of Islamic history repeating itself in this “Shariah Autumn,” the deadly but natural harvest of the grotesquely… Read More Sharia Laws in Egypt will destroy the Coptic Church

After 10 years, few changes in Saudi extremist textbooks

Describing Jews as “apes” and Christians as “swine,” the middle-school and high-school books command death for apostates from Islam. A new report shows that Saudi Arabia, home to 15 of the 19 terrorist hijackers of 9/11, continues to promote a violent form of Islam through its school system and textbooks 10 years after the attacks.… Read More After 10 years, few changes in Saudi extremist textbooks

Catholic Priest: Mary Brings Catholics and Muslims Together

Father Joseph Saghbini, a priest of the Greek Catholic Melkite Patriarchate of Jerusalem spoke about a December 15 conference in Damascus, sponsored by Syrian President and Patriarch Gregorios III Laham, patriarch of Antioch for the Greek Melkite Church. About 1000 participants–Muslims, Catholics and representatives from Eastern Churches, Lebanon, Jordon and Arab nations. The conference focused… Read More Catholic Priest: Mary Brings Catholics and Muslims Together

The US and London used Gaddafi to torture “terrorists”

US and UK spy agencies built close ties with their Libyan counterparts during the so-called War on Terror. This is according to documents discovered at the office of Col Gaddafi’s former spy chief. The papers suggest the CIA abducted several suspected militants from 2002 to 2004 and handed them to Tripoli. The UK’s MI6 also… Read More The US and London used Gaddafi to torture “terrorists”

Muslim Prince and Pope to pray together in October

Prince Ghazi of Jordan will be attending Pope Benedict XVI’s interfaith prayer meeting in Assisi, Italy this October. Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad bin Talal, promoter of the 2007 document  “Common Word” (which emphasizes the common word between Islam and Christianity), will be attending the interfaith prayer service led by the Pope on October 27th. The Common Word… Read More Muslim Prince and Pope to pray together in October

Pope to President Mahmoud Abbas: We want Palestinian State

The Pope met with Mahomoud Abbas and expressed the desire to see internationally recognized borders of Palestine. The Pope cozies up Palestinian leader Abbas, ensuring the President that it has the support of the Vatican behind him, as he presses on to achieve globally recognized statehood. The Vatican press office stated: “A central issue of… Read More Pope to President Mahmoud Abbas: We want Palestinian State

Obama to Allah, “O Allah, forgive bin Laden, have mercy on him”

The Obama administration is in lockdown on the particulars of their disposal of the most hated man in the civilized world. Officials have refused to release photos or video of bin Laden’s capture, corpse or controversial sea burial, instead averring that it was “taken care of in the appropriate way.”  “Appropriate” seems to be the… Read More Obama to Allah, “O Allah, forgive bin Laden, have mercy on him”