Operation Nehemiah: News Update #114
Country/Region: Europe, North America, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, Canada, United States
UK: Imams agree to perform underage marriages
An ITV undercover investigation has revealed 18 mosques that agreed to perform marriages of girls as young as 14.
US: Young men still leaving Minneapolis to join al-Shabaab
Leaders of the nation’s largest Somali community in Minneapolis say some of their young men are still being enticed to join the terror group that has claimed responsibility for the deadly mall attack in Kenya, despite a concentrated effort to shut off what authorities call a “deadly pipeline” of men and money.
Russia: Muslims in Moscow warned not to sacrifice animals in the street
The Moscow Department for National and Religious Policy has issued a reminder to Muslims that the sacrifice of animals on the forthcoming Muslim holiday should be done only at dedicated sites outside the city limits, after previous reports of sacrifices on some Moscow streets ignited complaints from the public.
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UK: University bans two speakers with radical views
Two prominent speakers reported to hold extremist views have been banned from speaking at an Islamic conference at the University of London following warnings from the Metropolitan Police.
Canada: Saskatoon atheist pushes to ban prayer from public events despite City’s compromise
The City of Saskatoon is fighting calls to ban religious prayer from city events, asking its solicitor to find a way to maintain the tradition in the 130-year-old city founded by temperance Christians while being as inclusive as possible of residents in the rapidly growing city.
10-year-old ‘bride’ argues marriage not for children
A stunning debate on television in the Middle East featured a 10-year-old Yemeni “bride” who was ordered by her parents into a contract marriage and an Islamic cleric who argued that such arrangements are ordinary.
Kuwaiti Islamic scholar: “First of all, as a Muslim, I believe that the Jews are evil”
Conspiracy paranoia regarding those whom the Qur’an designates as the worst enemies of the Muslims (5:82). “Kuwaiti Scholar and TV Host Rely on ‘Mein Kempf ‘ and ‘The Protocols of the Elders of Zion’ in Antisemitic Diatribe,” from…
Syria: Islamic jihadists murder 67 Alawite villagers
Did they use American weapons?
They don’t have to worry about anything. No matter what they do, Barack Obama and the international media will accord them the moral high ground.
Boko Haram Terrorizes Nigeria
ICC Note: This opinion piece from the San Diego U-T is written by a Nigerian living in Southern California. It efficiently relates the history of Boko Haram, and also provides a chilling account of one man’s miraculous deliverance from their savage grip.
European Parliament Condemns Christian Persecution in Syria, Pakistan and Iran
ICC Note: The European Parliament passed a resolution on Thursday, October 10th, condemning the violence and persecution against Christians in Syria, Pakistan, and Iran. The past few months have seen a dramatic increase in hostilities against the minority Christian community in these countries as extremist interpretations of Islam that promote violence to create an Islamic state have gained greater influence.
Iraqi Prime Minister Promises Protection and Justice for Christians
ICC Note: Iraqi church leaders addressed the conditions that led to a mass exodus of Christians out of the country in a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki.
Missionary Dead After Machete Attack by Islamist Thugs
ICC Note: Boko Haram is suspected in the machete attack last month that left a 78 year old Italian missionary in a coma. Sadly, Afra Martinelli has succumbed to her wounds, adding yet another tragic death to the mounting toll attributed to religious cleansing in Nigeria.
Seven Christians Life Sentence Evidence of India’s “Useless” Justice System
Orissa pogroms: India’s justice system is “criminal”, Christian leader says
The seven Christians who are accused of the murder of Hindu leader Laxamananada were convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
Judea and Samaria: “Palestinian” Muslims wielding guns, iron bars and axes murder retired Israeli army colonel, injure his wife
Murdering a retired couple running a holiday home won’t lose you the moral high ground in today’s twisted public square. Defending yourself against savages who would murder a retired couple running a holiday home —
Seems to be no End to Violence Against Christians in India
Karnataka: no end to violence against Christians
Karnataka suffers a higher rate of violence against Christians in India than almost any other state. There Hindu radicals continue “brutal and relentless” violence against believers, and there seems to be no end in sight.