Why America’s Christian leaders tolerate Trump

Why America’s Christian leaders tolerate Trump

CLEVELAND — The leadership of the religious right once looked like a promising stronghold for the Never Trump movement, a bastion of the GOP deeply at odds with a man who is heretical on many of the political and personal values the country’s most prominent Christian leaders hold dear. But in an exclusive roundtable conversation with POLITICO, five of America’s most influential religious conservatives said they are committed to supporting the GOP nominee, and some committed to activating ...

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Chinese officials demolish Uyghur home for holding Qu’ran classes

Authorities in northwestern China’s restive Xinjiang region have demolished the home of an ethnic Uyghur Muslim family that had served as an underground school for Qu’ranic studies, according to local officials and residents. On March 24, officials from Qarasay town in Hotan (Hetian) prefecture’s Qaraqash (in Chinese, Moyu) county ordered some 500 local villagers to watch as workers tore down the home of Mettursun Qasim to set an example for those who support unofficial religious studies, ...

A Ramadan That Uyghurs Will Never Forget

A Ramadan That Uyghurs Will Never Forget

The end of one of the most bizarre periods of Ramadan the Uyghur people have ever known is drawing to a close. The Turkic Muslim people living in the area of western China now called Xinjiang were forced by Beijing to forego the month’s obligatory fasting, the latest intrusion by authorities into the Uyghur way of life. But at the same time, the plight of the Uyghurs has arguably been receiving the most international attention, well, ever. Last month as Ramadan started, Chinese authorities ...

Orthodox Christians Must Now Learn To Live as Exiles in Our Own Country

Orthodox Christians Must Now Learn To Live as Exiles in Our Own Country

Rod Dreher is a senior editor and blogger at The American Conservative. Voting Republican and other failed culture war strategies are not going to save us now. No, the sky is not falling — not yet, anyway — but with the Supreme Court ruling constitutionalizing same-sex marriage, the ground under our feet has shifted tectonically. It is hard to overstate the significance of the Obergefell decision — and the seriousness of the challenges it presents to orthodox Christians and other social ...

Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders vows to broadcast cartoons of prophet Muhammad on TV

Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders vows to broadcast cartoons of prophet Muhammad on TV

The Hague: Publicity-seeking Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders is to broadcast cartoons of the prophet Muhammad on television during time reserved for political parties, his party says. The cartoons will be shown on Dutch public television on Saturday, Mr Wilders’ Freedom Party (PVV) said on Friday, adding that they would be repeated on June 24 and July 3. Mr Wilders said he was making the broadcasts to defend freedom of speech after two militants were shot dead while attacking a ...

GAY MAN SUES BIBLE PUBLISHERS OVER “HOMOSEXUALITY IS A SIN” VERSES

GAY MAN SUES BIBLE PUBLISHERS OVER “HOMOSEXUALITY IS A SIN” VERSES

Man claims Bible causes him “emotional duress” because he’s gay A gay man has filed a $70 million lawsuit against two Bible publishers, claiming their translations of the Bible calling homosexuality a sin caused him “emotional distress.” The man, Bradley LaShawn Fowler, claims the publishers, Zondervan and Thomas Nelson, have manipulated scripture with the use of the term “homosexuals” in certain revised editions of the Bible. “Fowler alleges that the term homosexual was deleted in later ...

One of Europe’s Biggest Mosques Opens in Moscow

One of Europe’s Biggest Mosques Opens in Moscow

MOSCOW, September 23 (TASS) – Moscow’s Grand Mosque is due to open on Wednesday after a decade of construction work to become one of the biggest places of worship in Europe. As a result of the construction work, the building’s floor space has been increased twenty-fold to 19,000 square meters and the mosque will be able to accommodate up to 10,000 people simultaneously. The opening ceremony for the new mosque will take place on the eve of Eid al-Adha, known in Russia as Kurban Bairam, a ...

US Strategy on Domestic Extremists Biased Against Muslims – Experts

US Strategy on Domestic Extremists Biased Against Muslims – Experts

US government initiatives on countering violent extremist (CVE) program inside the country are fraught with potential pitfalls, lack metrics and demonstrate bias against Muslim Americans, experts told Sputnik.   WASHINGTON (Sputnik) “The CVE initiative raises a lot of questions, and is predicated on a track record of single-focused bias… with the bulk of the attention focused on the American Muslim community,” said Nathan Lean, research director at the Bridge Initiative, a project ...