A federal appeals court has ruled that police officers in the Muslim hotbed of Dearborn, Michigan violated the free speech rights of a group of Christian street preachers when authorities forced the evangelists to leave an Arab-American festival in 2012 after an angry crowd of Muslims began throwing objects at the them as they preached.
The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided Wednesday, by a narrow 8-7 margin, that Wayne County, Michigan and two deputy police chiefs violated the constitutional rights of 12 evangelizing street preachers called the Bible Believers. The police officers kicked the evangelising group out of the 2012 Arab festival in Dearborn after a mob of Muslims grew enraged with the preachers, who held signs condemning Islam and also carried a severed pig's head.
One of the street preachers, Ruben Israel, a street preacher from Los Angeles who has evangelized for over 30 years, told The Christian Post last October that the preachers held up signs that stated that Islam is a "false religion." more >>
A mob of unidentified Muslims in eastern Uganda beat a Christian woman to death, saying her family hadn't heeded their warning against converting to Christianity from Islam and preaching the Gospel. Her brother-in-law was killed a month ago for the same reason.
The victim, identified as Mamwikomba Mwanika, the mother of eight, was dragged from her home in Kalampete village in Kibuku District and hacked to death last week, according to Morning Star News.
The mob arrived in the night and asked for her husband, also a convert, and told her, "Your husband has followed the religion of his brother, and we had warned you people to stop these activities, but our message has landed on deaf ears." more >>
The Islamic State terror group in Syria has found yet another new and barbaric way to execute its hostages as the caliphate has released footage showing militants killing an alleged Syrian soldier by crushing his body beneath the continuous track of a battle tank while he is still alive.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights obtained IS' newest execution video last Saturday that purports to show the execution of a Syrian regime soldier who was accused of driving over the dead bodies of IS militants with an army tank.
The video, which according to Heavy.com (WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO CONTENT) is titled "And if You Punish [an Enemy, oh Believers], Punish With an Equivalent of That With Which You Were Harmed," was recorded in an IS-controlled area of the Homs province. more >>
A Christian Pakistani woman was set on fire and nearly burned to death in Punjab province after she refused to marry her former boyfriend. The crime took place just weeks after another Christian woman was abducted, forced to marry a Muslim man and convert to Islam.
As the mistreatment of women and religious minorities in Pakistan continue to be the biggest human rights concern in the nation, AFP reported last week that 20-year-old Sonia Bibi was nearly burned to death by her disgruntled ex-boyfriend, Latif Ahmed, in the town of Multan.
After Ahmed asked Bibi to marry him and she refused his proposal, Ahmed covered Bibi with gasoline and set her ablaze. After being taken to Nishtar hospital in Multan, a doctor told AFP that 45 to 50 percent of Bibi's body was covered in burns. Despite having half of her body severely burned, Bibi is expected to survive. more >>
Texas teenager Ahmed Mohamed is moving to Qatar, he father said earlier this week, after being awarded a free education in the Arab Gulf State.
Reuters reported Tuesday evening that Mohamed and his family will be moving to Qatar where he'll study at the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, thanks to a full scholarship from the country's Young Innovators Program.
Mohamed, who was arrested at his school in September amid concerns that a homemade clock he was showing to teachers might be a bomb, was invited to the White House Monday for the annual astronomy night attended by astronomers, NASA astronauts, and President Barack Obama. more >>
The Islamic State terror group has released a series of videos this week lauding killing of innocent civilians in Jerusalem, and is calling on its followers to increase attacks.
In the eight videos the group urges lone wolf attackers to: "Bring back horror to the Jews with explosions, burnings and stabbings. ... Time is running out, so brother, struggle hard. We have only life, and it is Allah who gave it to us," according to Al Bawaba.
Militants are also seen celebrating the Palestinian knife attackers who enacted violence against Jews in Jerusalem in recent weeks. Donning a mask, the militant told the knifemen "not to forget explosive devices," and to "continue fighting the Jews with all possible means." more >>