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Pakistani Christian in Custody on Accusation of Defiling Koran

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Police in Pakistan have taken into custody a Christian convert from Hinduism and his Hindu co-worker for allegedly burning a Koran and a chart of Koranic verses. The Christian’s family and attorney, however, said Islamist extremist groups have falsely accused the two men in response to an increasing number of […]

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‘ISIL Is Not Islamic': Obama Vows to ‘Eradicate’ Terror Group While Claiming It Isn’t Muslim

WASHINGTON – In his speech to the nation Wednesday night, Barack Obama vowed to eradicate the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), while claiming that the group does not represent Islam. “Now let’s make two things clear: ISIL is not Islamic,” he […]

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Humanists May Sue Military for Requiring Atheist Airman to Accept ‘So Help Me God’ in Oath

INDIAN SPRINGS, N.V. – A nationally-recognized humanist organization is threatening to sue military officials after an atheist airman stationed at an Air Force base in Nevada was told that he must accept ‘so help me God’ in the reenlistment oath or his application will not be accepted. According to the American Humanist Association (AHA), the unidentified […]

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Pennsylvania County Council Votes Against Displaying ‘In God We Trust’ Motto

PITTSBURGH – A county council in Pennsylvania has voted against a proposal to display the national motto, ‘In God We Trust,’ at the county courthouse. The Allegheny County Council voted 8-6 against the display on Tuesday, with all of those in opposition being Democrat. One Democrat voted in favor of the motto. The plaque bearing […]

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Maryland College Leveled With Second Suit for Rejecting Student Because of Faith

BALTIMORE – A community college in Maryland has been leveled with a second lawsuit for allegedly rejecting a student because of his Christian faith. The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) has filed a legal challenge against the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) on behalf of student Dustin Buxton for denying him entry […]

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Maine Officials Back Down After Mother Fights Do Not Resuscitate Order on Baby

PORTLAND – Officials in Maine are backing down after the governor of the state expressed his support for a teenage mother who has been fighting the agency over a ‘do not resuscitate’ order imposed on her baby. As previously reported, Aleah Peaslee was six months old when her father, Kevin Peaslee, 22, allegedly shook her as […]

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Pennsylvania Woman Sentenced to Prison for Giving Abortion Pills to Teen Daughter

WASHINGTONVILLE, Pa. – A Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to a year to 18 months behind bars for illegally giving abortion pills to her teenage daughter. Jennifer Whalen, 39, of Washingtonville, was sentenced on Friday after pleading guilty last month to purchasing the $45 drugs from an online site based in Europe. Whalen’s 16-year-old daughter had become pregnant […]

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Maine Mother Fighting for Baby’s Life After Officials Refuse to Lift Do Not Resuscitate Order

PORTLAND – A woman in Maine is fighting for the life of her baby daughter after child welfare officials refused to lift a ‘do not resuscitate’ order (DNR) as they believe it would prolong the baby’s suffering. Aleah Peaslee was six months old when her father, Kevin Peaslee, 22, allegedly shook her as he was watching […]

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‘Terrify the Enemy of Allah': British Imam Cites That Koran Tells Muslims to Terrorize

During a recent interview on the Russia Today program Worlds Apart, London-based imam Anjem Choudary cited the Koran in acknowledging that terrorism is part of the Islamic faith. Choudary was asked by host Oksana Boyko in regard to the beheading to two American journalists whether Islamists can “hold an individual responsible, for the actions of a […]

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Sudan Shutters Christian Church in Khartoum

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Security agents in Sudan padlocked a 500-member church’s building on Aug. 24, said Christian sources who fear the government may try to sell it. In the latest incident in a nearly two-year wave of church demolitions, closures and confiscations, Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) forcibly closed the Sudan […]

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