A group of children in Surrey, London have become instant heroes after news emerged about their efforts of helping a police chopper track down two burglars on Good Friday, March 25.
According to a statement released by the Surrey police, the children were on an Easter egg hunt with their families and while they were astonished by the chopper that suddenly appeared above them, they soon realized that something was going on. The kids spotted the fleeing suspects and immediately thought of a way to help the police in their own hunt.
"They [kids] formed a human arrow in the middle of a field to point the helicopter in the right direction. The helicopter crew quickly relayed this information to officers on the ground and a short time later two men were arrested," the statement said. more >>
After condemning the Brussels attack as well as the murder of shopkeeper Asad Shah, Aamer Anwar has allegedly received death threats.
According to The Express U.K., the prominent lawyer received threats on his life for calling on the Islamic community to stop further attacks on Shah and others who promote respect and love for other religious sects.
Following the death of Shah, Anwar spoke at a Glasgow Central Mosque event where he called on Muslims to unite and stop further attacks on other Muslims who promote peace among other religions. He later received death threats and has since informed the authorities. more >>
The Roman Catholic Church in Poland is coming out in support of a proposed law that would increase regulations on abortion in the European country to protect life from conception to death.
As Reuters reports, Poland's abortion laws allow the termination of a pregnancy if the mother's life is in danger, in cases of rape or incest, or if the baby would be severely deformed.
The legislation, which is being proposed by the conservative Law and Justice Party, will make unborn life protection laws even stronger, allowing termination of pregnancy only in cases where mothers face a medical emergency. more >>
The Gatestone Institute, a think tank based in New York, has published a report claiming that Syrian women and girls are being trafficked at refugee camps in Turkey, where they are sometimes sold to wealthy Muslim men from other nations as sex slaves.
"Although the desperate victims are their Muslim sisters and brothers, wealthy Arab states do not take in refugees. The people in this area know too well that asylum seekers would bring with them problems, both social and economic," Gatestone said in a report, published Sunday.
"For many Muslim men such as wealthy, aging Saudis, it is easier to buy Syrian children from Turkey, Syria or Jordan as cheap sex slaves." more >>
As the medicine realm continues to find the cure for various diseases that could put millions of lives at stake, 9 people are suffering from a rare disease called X-linked reticulate pigmentary disorder with systematic manifestations that makes them highly sensitive to sunlight.
Commonly called XLPDR, the disorder keeps patients from staying under the sun for a long time and is associated with various infections as well as the risk of overheating that could be risky to one's life.
Rome-based photographer Luca Catalano Gonzaga had been studying the disease for some years and along the way, he came across the story of Alex Gentile, an 8-year-old boy living in Valbrona, Italy, who is one of the nine people across the globe diagnosed with XLPDR. more >>
Hundreds of mourners paid their last respects at the funeral of Muslim shopkeeper Asad Shah at a mosque in Glasgow, Scotland, on Saturday, days after he was stabbed to death by a fellow Muslim for posting a message on Facebook wishing Christians a happy Easter.
"He was a brilliant man, recognizing that the differences between people are vastly outweighed by our similarities," Shah's family said in a tribute at the Bait-Ur-Rahman Mosque at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Centre, according to Independent. "And he didn't just talk about this, he lived it each and every day, in his beloved community of Shawlands and his country of Scotland."
Shah, 40, a member of the peaceful Ahmadiyya sect of Islam, was stabbed to death outside his store in the Shawlands area of Glasgow on March 24, the night before Good Friday. more >>