Tens of thousands of Pakistani Muslims took to the streets on Tuesday to cheer and throw flowers on the casket of an executed bodyguard who in 2011 murdered popular Punjab Gov. Salman Taseer over his plan to reform the country's strict blasphemy law.
"He lives! Qadri lives!" supporters in the city of Rawalpindi chanted, according to Reuters. "From your blood, the revolution will come!"
Mumtaz Qadri was put to death for assassinating Taseer in 2011, an action which has made him a hero for many hardline Islamists. Taseer had been accused by hardline groups of committing blasphemy himself by criticizing the law, which is supposed to protect Muslim sentiments, but according to human rights groups is often used to settle personal scores and oppress Christians and other religious minorities. more >>
As Nigeria continues battling well-known terror groups like Boko Haram, reports have stated that hundreds of people have been killed and Christians have been heavily targeted in brutal Islamist Fulani raids across the country's "Middle-Best."
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an investigation into the tribal clashes between Fulani ethnic herdsmen and local farmers in central Benue state, BBC News reported, expressing "deep shock" at the level of violence that has left hundreds of people dead across several villages.
"We will conduct an investigation to know exactly what happened; the only way to bring an end to the violence once and for all is to look beyond one incident and ascertain exactly what factors are behind the conflicts," Buhari said. more >>
A Yazidi girl held captive by the Islamic State terrorist organization set herself on fire, severely burning 80 percent of her body, in a desperate attempt to stop jihadists from raping her, a German doctor has said.
Doctor Jan Ilhan Kizilhan heads a project that has helped bring over 1,100 women and girls victimized by the militant group to Germany to help heal their physical and emotional wounds through a project started in 2014 which is run by the German state Baden-Wurttemberg.
Kizilhan told AFP that he has personally been told over 1,400 horrifying stories of how the barbaric terrorist group has brutally raped and abused religious minority girls and women who were captured and sexually enslaved. more >>
Police in Moscow have reportedly arrested a hijab-wearing woman who was found carrying around the severed head of a child whom she is believed to have killed. Video footage apparently depicts the woman shouting phrases like "Allahu Akbar" (God is great) and "I am a terrorist."
BBC News said the woman is believed to have been the nanny of the child that she beheaded, before setting fire to the apartment of its parents.
CCTV video footage shows the woman walking around a metro station with the severed head in her hands, before a police officer wrestles her down to the ground. more >>
A Saudi court has sentenced a 28-year-old man to 10 years in prison, a fine, and 2,000 lashings after he posted tweets critical of Islam and God.
News of the sentencing was first released by the Al-Watan newspaper on Saturday, which listed an anonymous 28-year-old atheist as being charged with blasphemy against Islam for a series of tweets that targeted God and the Muslim religion.
Last week, the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice sentenced the young man to 10 years in jail, 2,000 lashings and a fine of $5,330. more >>
Indonesia's leading psychiatric organization has classified homosexuality as a mental disorder.
The Indonesian Psychiatrists Association announced that people who identify as homosexual or bisexual will be categorized as "people with psychiatric problems," while individuals who identify as transgender are labeled as having "mental disorders."
In an interview with the Jakarta Post on Tuesday, PDSKJI spokesperson Suzy Yusna Dewi asserted that the designation is not an act of bigotry against the LGBT community. more >>