Tag Archive: islam

In 2012, 105,000 Christians have died for their faith

In 2012, 105,000 Christians have died for their faith   According to statistics gathered by the Catholic Church, during the year 2012 around 105,000 Christians have died all over the world for their… Continue reading

Niqab ruling opens the door for Ottawa to act

The Supreme Court of Canada has rendered its decision on what has come to be known as “the niqab case,” which pitted against each other the Charter right to freedom of religion and… Continue reading

AP Stylebook Now Discourages Reporters From Using Terms ‘Homophobia’ and ‘Islamophobia’

Some surprising changes arrived in the Associated Press Stylebook online. Associated Press – the largest outlet for print news coverage in North America – recently announced its change in policy, designed to guide… Continue reading

Woman denied haircut goes to Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario

A request for a lunch-hour haircut has turned into a battle over human rights, pitting freedom of religion against a woman’s right not to be denied service based on her gender.   Faith… Continue reading

Ontario being selective about religious accomodation – Blizzard

— Christina Blizzard , QMI Agency TORONTO – Welcome to Ontario — where we have “religious accommodation,” in our public schools. Or not, depending on which religion needs accommodation. If you’re a Catholic… Continue reading

Pakistan girl accused of burning Koran given bail, gets dramatic helicopter release from prison

A Pakistani military helicopter plucked a young Christian girl accused of blasphemy from a prison yard on Saturday and flew her to a secret location after she was granted bail. Live broadcasts showed… Continue reading

Muslim groups in Canada must act to save disabled Pakistani girl: CCRF

HAMILTON – Canadian Muslim groups must intervene on behalf of a disabled Pakistani Christian girl who faces execution for allegedly burning pages from the Koran, says a national council for religious freedom. “No… Continue reading

Imam suspected of framing Christian girl accused of blasphemy in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD — A Christian girl who was arrested under Pakistan’s controversial anti-blasphemy law may have moved a step closer to freedom on Sunday after police detained a Muslim cleric on suspicion of planting… Continue reading

CCRF Chair: Quebec’s Marois shows we need more religious education, not less

 On Sept. 12, 2001 — the day after New York City’s Twin Towers were hit — a Sikh friend of mine suffered an attack on his business. The property was covered with swastikas… Continue reading

Jailed Pakistani girl terrified, activist says

ISLAMABAD • A Pakistani Christian girl detained on accusations of defaming Islam was too frightened to speak in a prison where she is being held in solitary confinement for her safety, an activist… Continue reading