A Muslim shopkeeper in Scotland is believed to have been stabbed to death by a fellow Muslim just hours after he posted a message on Facebook wishing Christians a happy Easter.
Asad Shah, 40, a member of the Ahmadiyya sect of Islam, was found badly wounded near his shop in the Shawlands area of Glasgow Thursday night and was later pronounced dead after he arrived at nearby Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.
The fatal incident occurred just hours after the statement "Good Friday and very happy Easter, especially to my beloved Christian nation x!" was posted to a Facebook account that British media say belongs to the Pakistani-born Shah. more >>
At least 70 people, mostly Christians and children, have been killed in a mass suicide attack in Lahore, Pakistan, on Easter Sunday, with the Jamaat-ul-Ahrar terror group claiming responsibility and admitting it targeted Christians.
Another 300 people were injured in the bomb blast, which was carried out in a park in Lahore, close to a children's playground which was more crowded than usual as the minority Christian population was celebrating Easter, BBC News reported.
Persecution watchdog groups have called for a response from the Western world, asking why close attention is only paid to terror attacks in the U.S. and Europe, and not elsewhere around the world as well. more >>
Update March 22, 2016, 9:30 a.m. ET: The death toll of the Brussels explosions has increased to 34, with 20 killed in the subway explosion and 14 in the airport blasts, according to Belgian media reports. Another 170 people were reportedly injured.
Mass suicide attacks have hit the Zaventem Airport in Brussels, Belgium, along with a city metro station, with at least 28 people reported to have been killed so far.
Sky News reported that Brussels has been locked down, while several cities across Europe, including in the U.K., Netherlands, France and Germany, have been put on high alert, with security personnel sent to key locations and transport hubs. more >>
The quote was so shocking that I'm shocked it didn't get more attention.
When you hear it, you want to put your head in your hands and weep.
In biblical days, you would have torn your garments in mourning. more >>
Grammy winner Adele is the latest celebrity victim of photo hacking.
According to British newspaper The Sun, private photos of the "Hello" singer and her family were hacked and posted to an Adele fan page on Facebook.
Despite being one of the world's most popular celebrities, Adele has always tried to stay out of the limelight and has been very protective of her family's privacy. In 2014, she won a legal battle against paparazzi over photos they had taken of her 3-year-old son, Angelo. more >>
Four Wycliffe Associates workers have been killed in an attack by radicals in the organization's office in the Middle East.
Wycliffe explained in a statement that the attackers, who are yet to be identified, shot and destroyed all the equipment in the Bible translation office, but the hard drives containing the translation work for eight language projects was saved.
Two of the Wycliffe workers were apparently killed by gunshots, while two others laid on top of the lead translator and died while "deflecting bludgeoning blows from the radicals' spent weapons," and managed to save his life. more >>