A new extremist group operating in Indonesia is going after women on the streets wearing tight pants and jeans and covering them in spray paint as a form of enforcement against violations of the Islamic law and the local law of the land.
The group, which calls itself Tadkiiratul Ummah and operates in the Indonesian province of Aceh, has recently began a new "moralization" campaign to make examples of women and men who are wearing what the group deems to be "too tight pants."
Asia News reports that the group is finding violators of the law and covering their pants in a permanent color spray. According to the group's spokesman, Teungku Nurdin Usman, the group's campaign of spray painting people wearing tight pants comes in response to local law enforcement failing to enforce the Iaw, which, among other things, prohibits women from wearing tight clothing. more >>
Former Orange County officer, now pastor, Kevin Brown has been trying to rescue women from their lives of prostitution for several years and will now be featured on an upcoming reality series from A&E.
Brown worked as a cop for many years, often having to arrest the women he wanted to help. So after retiring from the police force, he became a full-time pastor. He began working with members of his church to run an undercover intervention operation, often finding women online and arranging meetings while members of his team were staked out in prime locations, ready to call the police should things go bad.
"This is one of those great shows that was actually happening whether anybody was shooting it or not," executive producer Tom Forman told EW.com. "Brown told his congregation that for 20 years he's had to arrest these women when what he's really wanted to do is help them. It launched a drive within his church to run these undercover operations. We read that and thought somebody should put a camera on this, it's the most incredible thing I've ever heard." more >>
I'm sure that you don't know me from Adam, but somehow I'm trusting that this letter will make its way to you and that you'll take a minute to read it.
I share the same name – Michael Brown – as the young man shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri, but other than that, our lives are very different. more >>
Mexican priests and the Christian faithful are trying "not to fall into pessimism" as the country struggles to deal with the presumed murder of 43 students involving corrupt police officers, which has sparked nationwide protests and heavy police reform.
"The country is experiencing difficult times, perhaps a crisis of confidence in society, in the authorities, there are many doubts. However, there are priests and faithful who are looking for solutions, in order not to fall into pessimism," said The Apostolic Nuncio in Mexico, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, according to Fides News Agency.
Pierre spoke of the need to create a new commission in Mexico focused on justice, peace and reconciliation, and argued that "protesting without proposing anything is sterile." more >>
Bill Cosby is being sued for defamation by one woman who is alleging that he sexually assaulted her and then attempted to ruin her name.
Cosby, the 77-year-old comedian who became popular in the 1980s and 1990s family sitcom "The Cosby Show," has recently been the subject of media scrutiny due to the rising number of allegations brought against him. Lately, a number of women have come forth alleging that Cosby sexually assaulted them years ago.
Tamara Green, 66, is a retired California attorney who initially came forward in 2005 to allege that Cosby drugged and groped her around 1970. Now she is suing Cosby for defamation after Cosby's representatives denied Green's claims to news outlets in a way that holds her in "public contempt, ridicule, aversion or disgrace," according to People. more >>
An abortion provider whose clinic has been in operation since the 1980s has been arrested on charges of providing abortion-inducing drugs to women who were not pregnant.
Authorities arrested Nareshkumar G. Patel of Warr Acres at his clinic on Tuesday, later being booked into the Oklahoma County jail.