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Archive for September, 2007

Reigious Freedom is Under Assault in Iraq: Christians Targeted by Islamists

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

We have posted on this issue before and the situation isn’t getting any better in Iraq for religious minorities, particularly Christians. The police cannot protect or are unwilling to protect religious freedom, according to a report released Friday by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice: “[F]requent sectarian violence, including attacks on religious places of worship, […]

al Qaeda Offers Reward for the Death of Swedish Cartoonist

Saturday, September 15th, 2007

An al Qaeda group in Irag has offered a $100,000 for the death of the Swedish cartoonist who recently depicted the head of Muhammad on the body of a dog. The al Qaeda leader also called for attacks on Swedish companies. Lars Vilks, the Swedish cartoonist, did not take the threat too seriously and defended […]

Study Shows: Homosexuals Can Change Orientation

Saturday, September 15th, 2007

A groundbreaking study has shown that it is possible for homosexuals to change their orientation if they want to, but it is difficult. The study shows that 38% were able to become heterosexual through the help of Christian ministries. Another 29% had modest success in the process. All of the research and studies up to […]

U. S. Prisons Regulate and Throw Out Religious Books

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

In an effort to decrease the possibility of radical religious books flooding and affecting the US federal prison population, the Bush administration has instituted a policy that allows only 150 ‘approved’ books for each religion in the prison libraries. In the mean time, prison officials are culling through their books and throwing out any of […]

Underground Chinese Catholic Bishop Dies in Police Custody

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

It is reported by the Chinese authorities that Bishop Han Dingxiang was suffering from lung cancer when he died and that they did call his close relatives to the hospital at the end. Nevertheless, they cremated him immediately and buried him in a public cemetery. Church officials are skeptical about his cause of death and […]

9/11/2001 -‘A Day to be Remembered’

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

A moment of silence protrudes upon a busy American city as it marks the anniversary of the day that the twin towers came down, thousands were killed, and hundreds of heroes lost their lives trying to save as many people as possible. For most, this will be a day where we continue our ‘business as […]

Afghan Parliament Demands Apology from US For ‘Blasphemous’ Soccer Balls?

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

Last month the US Military and coalition forces dropped toys, including soccer balls, into the eastern province of Khost hoping to win support from the local population. Instead, the soccer balls ended up causing a major controversy with 100’s protesting that they were an insult to Islam. The soccer Balls had the flags of several […]

Pope Benedict Visits Austrian Holocaust Memorial

Saturday, September 8th, 2007

Pope Benedict began his trip to Austria with a visit to a holocaust memorial. I really do commend him for this choice and for the two major points that were made during the visit: 1. Christianity is at the ‘roots’ of European culture and history: “An Austria without a vibrant Christian faith would no longer […]

Bin Laden Tells Americans to Convert to Islam

Friday, September 7th, 2007

In the video that was released today, Osama Bin Laden urges all Americans to become Muslims if they want to stop the war: “There are two solutions to stopping it. One is from our side, and it is to escalate the fighting and killing against you. This is our duty, and our brothers are carrying […]

Ex-Muslims in Europe Seek Tolerance and Security

Friday, September 7th, 2007

European Ex-Muslim organizations are supporting and putting forth an ‘European Declaration of Tolerance’ in the Hague on September 11. They are publicizing the apparent lack of tolerance and support for the freedom of religion within the Islamic community in Europe. Many of the Ex-Muslims have personally faced a great deal of persecution and threats upon […]