World Report

The Christian Post in partnership with Crossroads, WEA

CP World Report: Pakistani Girl and Blasphemy, Todd Akin, South Sudan

The arrest of the 11 year old disabled Pakistani Christian girl on so-called blasphemy charges is part of a decades-old trend in "witch hunts." This is according to Duke University professor, Ebrahim Moosa who works in the department of Religion & Islamic Studies. Moosa told the Christian Post that 647 such blasphemy charges were filed in Pakistan between 1986 and 2007.

CP World Report: Gay Marriage, Afghanistan, Richard Dawkins, American Atheists

he Republican platform committee has rejected an amendment that would have endorsed civil unions for gay couples. The GOP has maintained its official support for a constitutional amendment that would "protect traditional marriage" by defining it as between a man and a woman. The Democratic National Committee platform has embraced gay marriage, urged on by President Barack Obama's decision to endorse it earlier in the year.

CP World Report: Sikh Temple Shooting, Syria, Egypt, Olympic

40 year old Wade Michael Page, the man identified in the shooting rampage at the Milwaukee area Sikh temple that killed six people on Sunday has been described as a white supremacist that spread his message of hate for over a decade. Page, an ex-Army soldier was shot dead by a police officer at the scene. The FBI is treating the incident as an act of domestic terrorism.

CP World Report: Kofi Annan, Syria, Billy Graham, Ebola, Michael Phelps

Kofi Annan has resigned as the U.N. and Arab League special envoy to Syria. His mandate expires on August 31st and according to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Annan did not wish to renew his mandate. A successor is now being sought out to continue peace efforts…in a conflict that is now internationally regarded as civil war between an armed resistance movement and the Syrian government.

CP World Report: Romney, Michael Phelps, India Power Failure, Iran

President Obama has announced new U.S. sanctions against Iran to isolate it for refusing to answer international questions about its nuclear program. The sanctions target Iranian oil as well as banks in China and Iraq. Obama accused those banks of facilitating transactions worth millions of dollars for Iranian banks already under sanctions.

CP World Report: Chick-fil-A, Islamic Extremism, London Olympic, Iran

One of the most frightening aspects of the Colorado massacre is that the accused --James Holmes – is described as having a plan when he allegedly walked into the Aurora movie theatre and fired at moviegoers. The ammunition and equipment involved shows the attack could have been much worse. He was not only armed to the teeth and booby trapped his apartment with explosives and chemicals, but he was prepared in case anyone in the theatre had a gun to stop him.

CP World Report: James Holmes, Syria, Romney, London Olympics, Gay Marriage

The accused gunman in last Friday's midnight movie massacre in Colorado – James Holmes – reportedly mailed a notebook on July 12th….."full of details about how he was going to kill people" to a University of Colorado psychiatrist . But the parcel sat unopened in a mailroom before its discovery Monday. A law enforcement source reported there were also drawings in the notebook.

World Report: Pakistan Aid, Syria Christian, Boko Haram, Sage Stallone

America's 1.1. billion dollars in aid to Pakistan could be in jeopardy. It's over Shakil Afridi, the Pakistani doctor jailed in that country for helping the CIA track Osama bin Laden. US Senator Rand Paul claims to have enough support to force a vote on the Senate floor later this month on a bill stripping Pakistan of U.S. aid unless Afridi is released.