Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump has clashed with London Mayor Sadiq Khan, a devoted Muslim, over the connection between Islam and terrorism, and has warned he may not have a "very good" relationship with the U.K. if elected president.
Trump has stirred controversy around the world for his suggestions to ban Muslims coming into America, due largely to the rise of Islamic extremism being carried out by terror groups like the Islamic State, which has earned him stern criticism from several U.K. politicians, including Prime Minister David Cameron.
"We have a tremendous problem with radical Islamic terror," Trump has said about his proposed Muslim ban. "The world is blowing up and its not people from Sweden that's doing the damage okay. So we have a real problem." more >>
There have been over 300 incidents of Christians being physically or sexually assaulted by Muslims in refugee camps in Germany, while thousands of other Christians are facing persecution in many different ways, a report has warned.
The German-language report "Religiously Motivated Attacks on Christian Refugees in Germany," produced by the German branch of persecution watchdog group Open Doors, was released last week, though the The Gatestone Institute provided an analysis on Sunday which broke down the numbers and figures.
The report warns that German authorities and police might be purposefully downplaying such incidents in order to avoid the "taboo" topic of Muslims attacking Christian refugees, keeping in mind the growing anti-immigration sentiments in the country. more >>
Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, a house church leader from the Church of Iran denomination who was acquitted of apostasy in 2012 after being sentenced to death by hanging, was arrested once again, this time along with his wife and a church member, by Iranian authorities on Friday, according to U.K.-based Christian Solidarity Worldwide.
"We are deeply concerned by these developments and await further clarification regarding the reasons for these arrests," CSW's Chief Executive Mervyn Thomas said, referring to the arrest of the 37-year-old pastor, his wife Tina Pasandide Nadarkhani and fellow church member Yasser Mosayebzadeh.
Pastor Nadarkhani was released from prison in September 2013 following his acquittal of leaving Islam by a court in Rasht in northern Gilan Province. The court, however, sentenced him to three years for evangelizing Muslims, but since he had been in jail for three years, he was released after posting bail. more >>
Former Miss USA Rima Fakih made headlines earlier this month when it was announced that the first Muslim winner of the American beauty contest was converting to Christianity in advance of her May 15 wedding.
While widely syndicated, the conservative media watchdog entity NewsBusters ran a story noting that many established news sources shied away from the Fakih story.
An entire Christian community in Pakistan is under threat after Muslim leaders demanded that local families convert to Islam after a young Christian man was accused of blasphemy over a video that was found on his phone.
The trouble for 25-year-old Imran Masih, who works as a sweeper at a hospital in the Punjab town of Mandi Bahaudin, all started on April 15 when he let someone he considered to be a friend borrow his phone.
According to the the London-based charity British Pakistani Christian Association, Masih had fallen in love with a Muslim girl in the area and drew the ire of several men in the Muslim community who warned him to stay away from the girl. more >>
Days after Tyrese Gibson proclaimed on social media that he went to a mosque to learn how to "properly pray" to God, the actor is assuring fans that he still considers himself to be a Christian.
On Sunday, the Black Rose singer and "Fast and the Furious" actor took to social media to share a picture of himself praying inside a mosque in Qatar, a country that for 14 centuries banned Christians from practicing their faith.
"My first visit ever to a grand mosque my heart [has] been beating so fast and I felt vulnerable just by walking inside — I was given my first course on HOW to properly pray and I truly feel blessed," the 37-year-old entertainer wrote. "Shout to all of the believers around the world. Inshallah my visions will be blessed for the Middle East." more >>