American Taliban: Utah modesty police edit girls’ yearbook photos

Female students at a public high school in Utah are angry after their yearbook photos were secretly edited by school administrators to cover up bare arms and modest necklines. The female students at Wasatch High School were surprised and angry to find that their yearbook photos had been edited to reveal less skin, and upset that the decision to make alterations in their yearbook photos was not consistent. In one case, two different girls were wearing nearly identical tops: one photo was … [Read more...]

Toni Braxton: Autistic son is punishment from God for abortion

In her new autobiography, Unbreak My Heart: A Memoir, R&B star Toni Braxton says God punished her for having an abortion by giving her an autistic son. In her recently released memoir, Braxton writes:“I was suddenly faced with a choice I’d never thought I’d have to make. Amid my major misgivings about abortion, I eventually made the gut-wrenching decision… In my heart, I believed I had taken a life — an action that I thought God might one day punish me for. … My initial rage was quickl … [Read more...]

Woman sentenced to death for renouncing Islam

A Sudanese court has sentenced a woman to hang for apostasy - the abandonment of one’s religious faith - for renouncing Islam and identifying as a Christian. The case, thought to be the first of its kind to be heard in Sudan, involves a pregnant, 27 year-old-woman named Mariam Yahia Ibrahim. Ibrahim identifies as Christian. However, the Khartoum court considers her to be Muslim, because her father was Muslim. In addition to hanging for apostasy, the judge also sentenced the woman to 100 l … [Read more...]

Teen ejected from prom after dads experience ‘impure thoughts’

Clare Ettinger

American Taliban: A 17-year-old girl was ejected from her prom in Virginia after several fathers in attendance complained about experiencing “impure thoughts” towards the teen. Despite wearing dress code-appropriate clothing to the Richmond Homeschool Prom, Clare Ettinger reports she was removed from the dance for homeschooled teens because she aroused “impure thoughts” in some of the adult male chaperones. In a guest post on her sister's blog, Clare reports how one of the women organizing the … [Read more...]

Islamic extremists threaten to sell girls into forced marriage and sexual slavery

Islamic extremists in Nigeria are threatening to sell over 200 kidnapped school girls, some as young as nine-years-old, into forced marriage and sexual slavery. The girls were abducted from their boarding school in northeastern Nigeria last month by the Boko Haram terrorist network, a radical Islamic group that has been waging a campaign of terror against Nigeria’s weak central government, demanding that strict Shariah law be adopted across the multiethnic nation of more than 160 million p … [Read more...]

Nigeria: Islamic extremists abduct more than 100 teen girls to use as sex slaves

Heavily armed Islamic extremists abducted as many as 200 teen girls from their boarding school in northeastern Nigeria to use as cooks and sex slaves. CNN reports dozens of Islamic extremists from the Boko Haram terrorist network stormed the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, about 130 km (81 miles) west of Maiduguri, on Monday night as the students slept in their dormitories. The Islamic extremists engaged the soldiers guarding the school in a lengthy gun battle and then herded the … [Read more...]

GOP candidate claims disabled children are God’s punishment for abortion

Christian conservative and Republican congressional candidate Bob Marshall claims that disabled children are God’s punishment for women who have an abortion. Marshall, a Virginia GOP state delegate and congressional candidate, is standing by his obnoxious, irresponsible and baseless claim about the supposed “divine” link between abortion and disabled children, according to a report issued by Right Wing Watch. Marshall says that “Nature takes its vengeance on subsequent children,” and that “Chri … [Read more...]

Nigeria: Child bride poisons wedding feast, kills groom, other wedding guests

In Nigeria a child bride unhappy to be forced into a loveless marriage prepared a poisoned meal that killed the groom and three of his friends. 14-year-old Wasila Umaru says she used rat poison in the food because she was forced to marry a man she did not love, according to police. Wasila admitted to putting the poison in a rice dish which killed her husband and three of his friends AP reports the couple was married last week, and that the 35-year-old groom had invited a dozen friends to … [Read more...]