Judge in Pakistan Urges Parliament to Prosecute Blasphemy Cases Under Terrorism Laws

Judge in Pakistan Urges Parliament to Prosecute Blasphemy Cases Under Terrorism Laws

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – In an expanded order to remove “blasphemous” content from social media in Pakistan, a high court judge included a recommendation that Parliament include terrorism charges against those accused of blasphemy. Last Saturday’s (Aug. 12) recommendation by Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court is unlikely to result in action […]

Washington University Professor: Biology of ‘Transgender’ Athletes Does Not Change

Washington University Professor: Biology of ‘Transgender’ Athletes Does Not Change

(Christian Institute) — Transsexual athletes who compete against women are “feminized males rather than true females,” an American professor has warned. Speaking to Fox News, Dr. Paul Hruz cautioned that “there are many aspects of fundamental biology that don’t change” when athletes take hormone-suppressing drugs. Transsexual people often take these drugs or have hormone injections […]

Jharkhand the Latest Indian State to Pass ‘Anti-Conversion Bill’

Jharkhand the Latest Indian State to Pass ‘Anti-Conversion Bill’

(World Watch Monitor) — The Indian state of Jharkhand passed an “anti-conversion bill” at its Assembly meeting on 12 August, despite demands that the bill should be sent to a select committee for further scrutiny. “This is not normal,” Indian journalist Anto Akkara told World Watch Monitor. “It shows the growing arrogance of the Hindu […]

Kidnappers Staple Crosses in Legs of Hong Kong Christian

Kidnappers Staple Crosses in Legs of Hong Kong Christian

(China Aid) — Chinese authorities drove staples into the limbs of a pro-democracy activist in Hong Kong on Aug. 11, forming cross shapes on his legs. According to The New York Times, Howard Lam, a member of Hong Kong’s Democratic Party, displayed wounds he suffered after Chinese officials kidnapped him and stapled his legs for […]

Christians in Yemen Persevering in Midst of Persecution

Christians in Yemen Persevering in Midst of Persecution

(World Watch Monitor) — The ongoing civil war in Yemen has claimed thousands of lives, but, away from the conflict, the country’s Christian minority has also faced targeted attacks by the insurgent Islamist group Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Yemen, the Arab world’s poorest nation, with 26 million people, is “the last bastion on the […]

Former Inmates, Now Born Again, Clean Cars to Thank the Police

Former Inmates, Now Born Again, Clean Cars to Thank the Police

(Evangelical Focus) — Forty former prisoners grabbed water bucket, sponge and soap, and showed up on Sunday in Houston, Texas, to to clean police officers’ personal cars. It was an initiative of the C.H.A.R.M. Prison ministry (Christ’s Hope and Reconciliation Ministry), a Christian organization dedicated to current and former prison inmates. The focus of the […]

Kidnapped Pastor in Nigeria Released After Five Days of Captivity

Kidnapped Pastor in Nigeria Released After Five Days of Captivity

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspecting corrupt police and accusing the Nigerian government of failing to contain a rash of kidnappings, Christian leaders announced that a pastor abducted last week was freed on Wednesday (Aug. 9). Jen Tivkaa Moses, kidnapped by young Fulani men on Friday (Aug. 4) on the highway from Jos to Abuja in Plateau state, […]

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