Search For “Holy Water” Leads to Amputation For South African Man

A South African climber, Tsenolo Shadrack Rasello, whose foot got stuck on an unforgiving cliff, managed to summon a rescue crew via his cell phone, but to limited avail. Medical personnel were eventually called in to amputate the limb.

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Christian Body-Builders Wife-Swap Their Way to Jesus

Thanks, New York Post. Also for the pictures. I think.

A Bible-thumping couple in Florida is changing the way people think about their faith – with a hookup website for devout Christian swingers!

Cristy Parave and her husband, Dean, are the unashamed bodybuilding Jesus lovers bringing couples together and introducing them to their wild lifestyle of swapping sex partners and Bible verses, Barcroft Media reports.

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ISIS Tortures, Then Executes Iraqi Human Rights Lawyer Samira Salih al-Nuaimi… For Facebook “Apostasy”

Perhaps because sawing off the heads of Western journalists was getting a bit run-of-the-mill, the Muslim fundies who run roughshod over Iraq and Syria decided to prosecute, in one of their kangaroo courts, an Iraqi lawyer. Samira Salih al-Nuaimi‘s crime? Not believing in the same Allah that these irredeemable pricks do. So they tortured her for five days, and then, after they’d had their fun, they executed her.

Militants with the Islamic State group publicly killed a rights lawyer in the Iraqi city of Mosul after their self-styled Islamic court ruled that she had abandoned Islam, the U.N. mission in Iraq said Thursday. Samira Salih al-Nuaimi was seized from her home on Sept. 17 after allegedly posting messages on Facebook that were critical of the militants’ destruction of religious sites in Mosul.

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Minnesota Muslims Demand No-Pork Freebies, Declare Halal Food a Human Right

A Somali-American pressure group is demanding pork-free products from local Minneapolis “food shelves” (akin to food banks for the poor).

Oddly enough, neither the word “Islam” nor “Muslim” shows up in this report from CBS News:

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High Court in India Nixes Religious-Disclosure Requirement on Government Forms; Also, “None” is Now Permitted

In India, until now, various forms provided by the government asked citizens to disclose their religion — and “none” wasn’t an option. Good news:

In a landmark ruling, the Bombay high court on Tuesday held that the state cannot compel any individual to declare or specify his or her religion, on any form or declaration. Acting on a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by three individuals, the division bench of justices Abhay Oka and AS Chandurkar further held that every individual has the right to state that he or she does not belong to any religion and does not practice or profess any religion.

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