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-Saudi Arabia: Atheist Receives Death Sentence

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court sentenced a young man to death for “atheism and blasphemy.” Here’s the story from the Faithwire: Saudi Arabia has reportedly sentenced an atheist to death after he was convicted of both “atheism and blasphemy” for uploading at least one video to social media that was critical of Muhammad, Islam’s primary prophet, […]

-Pakistan Bans Valentine’s Day

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Celebrating Valentine’s Day has been banned in the capitol of Pakistan. Here’s the story from the Daily Mail: A Pakistani court Monday banned public celebrations of Valentine’s Day in the capital Islamabad, the latest attempt by authorities to outlaw a holiday seen by many in the traditional Muslim society as vulgar and Western. The Islamabad […]

-Michelle Obama Draws Criticism for Not Wearing Head Scarf?

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

The President and the first lady cut short their visit to India in order to give condolences and greet the new king in Saudi Arabia. The local Saudi TV actually blurred the image of Michelle Obama in their newscasts and criticized the first lady for not wearing at least a scarf. Traditional head covering for […]

-Saudi Arabia: New Law Brings Death Sentence for Bible Smugglers?

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

           King of Saudi Arabia Apparently the Saudi government has passed a new law that prescribes a death sentences for those ‘smuggling’ in Bibles or other non-Muslim or even non-Sunni religious literature into the Muslim kingdom. For a long time it has been illegal to bring Bibles into Saudi Arabia. Usually customs agents have made […]

-Saudi Arabia: 27 Arrested for Secretly Practicing Christianity in Home

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

                     (Seal of the Committee: Wikipedia) The Saudi religious police raided a home and arrested 27 people for secretly conducting a Bible study and Christian worship. Practicing any religion besides Islam is prohibited in Saudi Arabia with potential jail time or even physical beatings for violators. Here’s the story from The Blaze: Saudi authorities raided […]

-Saudi Arabia: Declares All Atheists ‘Terrorists’

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

                (King Abdullah: Wikipedia) The Saudi Arabian authorities have just declared that from now on all atheists are considered ‘terrorists’ in their country and subject to as much as 20 years in prison. Here’s the story from the UK Independent: Saudi Arabia has introduced a series of new laws which define atheists as terrorists, according […]