Ibrahim Re-Arrested

Ugh. Before she could get out of the country, Meriam Ibrahim was re-arrested by the Sudanese government:A mother who was freed from death row for refusing to renounce Christianity has been re-arrested just one day later while trying to leave Sudan, her lawyer told NBC News on Tuesday. Meriam Ibrahim, 27, was "very happy" after an appeals court on Monday overturned a death sentence imposed because she married a Christian man and allegedly turned her back on Islam. But lawyer Elshareef Ali … [Read more...]

Meriam Ibrahim Freed by Sudanese Appeals Court

In a huge victory for human rights, Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian women in the Sudan that was sentenced to death for apostasy, has been released from prison after an appeals court overturned her conviction on those hideous charges. Now she has to get the hell out of that country. … [Read more...]

Saudi ‘Justice’ Minister Defends Fascist Laws

Mohammed Al-Eissa is the Saudi Arabian "Justice Minister," which is a lot like giving Charlie Sheen the title of Sobriety Minister. In a talk to an unnamed lawyers group in Washington, DC, Al-Eissa made a pathetic attempt to defend that country's barbaric laws. … [Read more...]

OK Candidate: Gay People Should Be Stoned To Death

You may remember the city of Moore, Oklahoma as the site of those terrible tornadoes in 2013 that did horrific damage. Add another disaster to the list, a local candidate for state office who says that gay people should be stoned to death like it says in the Bible. … [Read more...]

Brother: Meriam Ibrahim Should Be Killed

The horrifying situation in the Sudan with the woman who has been sentenced to death for apostasy continues to get worse. Now the woman's brother is speaking out and saying that if she does not convert to Islam, she deserves to be killed for it. And he's the guy who turned her in. … [Read more...]

Sudanese Christian to Be Freed?

The Sudanese Christian woman, Meriam Ibrahim, who was sentenced to die by hanging for refusing to renounce her faith (she was raised Christian by her mother, but her estranged father is Muslim and the state therefore declared that she must be Muslim) may be freed soon, according to this report. … [Read more...]

Story of Stoned Pakistani Woman Gets Worse

In case you didn't think the story of the pregnant woman who was stoned to death by her family for marrying someone they didn't approve of, think again. Turns out the guy she married killed his first wife so he could marry her and got virtually no punishment for it. … [Read more...]

UN Human Rights Chief Decries Honor Killing

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay strongly condemned the honor killing of a pregnant woman in Pakistan by her family as revenge for her marrying a man they did not approve of (they nearly killed him as well, but he apparently survived). … [Read more...]

Bryan Fischer Lies About Slavery and the Bible

Bryan Fischer on a recent show claimed that the kind of slavery practiced in America was a capital crime under the Old Testament law. In order to make that case he has to tell the lie that nearly all people like him tell, pretending that the rules for Hebrew servants in Exodus applied to all slaves. Here's the video: … [Read more...]

Another ‘Honor Killing’ in Pakistan

Another day, another horrific murder in Pakistan of a woman who did nothing that could even remotely be considered wrong except by a totalitarian and deeply misogynistic religious culture. A woman who had married a man without her family's permission was stoned to death by her father and other members of the family, right outside a courthouse. … [Read more...]

Sudan’s Inane Response to Criticism

The Sudanese embassy has released a patently ridiculous and self-contradictory statement regarding the death sentence they have handed down on a pregnant woman for apostasy after she converted to Christianity and married a Christian. Try to parse this bullshit: … [Read more...]

The Barbarism of Pakistan’s Blasphemy Laws

Novelist Ali Sethi has an op-ed column in the New York Times about Pakistan's brutal and horrifying blasphemy laws, which have been used more frequently over the last few years, primarily against Christians and other religious minorities. He traces the history of those laws: … [Read more...]