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By Nasir Saeed On Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

CLAAS concerned about Pakistani court ordering citizens to declare religion

A Pakistani court has ruled that all citizens must declare their religion when applying for identity documents. Human rights advocates say the move is another blow for the country’s persecuted religious minorities. The More...

By Guest Author On Friday, March 9th, 2018

Pakistani Star Mahira Khan Stands Up for Women’s Rights in Film Verna

Actress Mahira Kahn, largely considered the biggest female star in Pakistan’s film industry and the first Pakistani actress to enter Bollywood, stands up for women’s rights in the controversial film More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Ahmed Raza freed in Sharoon Masih murder case after beating him to death for drinking water from the same glass

A Muslim high school student in Pakistan is free on bail for the murder of a Christian teen after a botched police investigation. Charges will likely be dropped as the facts are being manipulated by officials. Sharoon More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, January 28th, 2018
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Rand Paul introduces bill to redirect funds for Pakistan to fund infrastructure

Senator (Dr.) Rand Paul of Kentucky, a long time foe of foreign aid, introduced legislation to prohibit the Department of State and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) from sending American More...

By Grandpa Ernie On Monday, November 13th, 2017

Global war on terror costs since 2001: $5.6 Trillion according to report

Do you remember the cost estimates on the war in Iraq made by Donald Rumsfeld back in 2003? Let me remind you: In October 2003, Rumsfeld told a press conference about President Bush’s request for $21 billion More...

By Nasir Saeed On Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Discrimination against Pakistani minorities continues to rise

Recently, the Greater Hyderabad municipal corporation advertised vacancies for sanitary workers. Applications are invited from non-Muslims only and a further condition has been added in the application form, that More...

By Laura Jones On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Pakistan Court denies Asia Bibi’s appeal in Sharia Law, blasphemy case

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has turned down the request for an early hearing of the case of a Christian mother sentenced to death for blasphemy, despite the increases in calls for injustice by supporters and More...

By Nasir Saeed On Monday, April 24th, 2017

CLAAS welcomes Pakistani Parliament’s calls for reform of blasphemy laws after student’s killing

CLAAS has welcomed calls from the Pakistani Parliament to reform the country’s controversial blasphemy laws. It comes after a university student was killed by a mob on April 14 after being accused of the offence More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, February 6th, 2017

Liberty Counsel asks ‘Where is the outrage on travel bans against Jews’

The executive order signed by President Trump last week, which temporarily halts for 90 days nationals of seven countries from entering the United States, has generated an uproar by some. Yet, why are the same people More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Christian persecution: North Korea tops list for 16th straight year

For the sixteenth straight consecutive year, essentially this whole century to date, North Korea was ranked the most hostile against Christians, according to the Open Doors 2017 World Watch List published earlier More...

By Laura Jones On Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

New Jersey’s Chris Smith, Syrian Christian refugee set to join Open Doors USA for 2017 World Watch List of countries dangerous for Christians

On Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 9 a.m. ET at the National Press Club in Washington, Open Doors USA will announce its 2017 World Watch List, a ranking of the top 50 countries where it is most dangerous and difficult to More...

By Nasir Saeed On Monday, January 9th, 2017

Pakistan: Evangelist Babu Shahbaz charged for allegedly committing blasphemy

Babu Shahbaz, a Christian form Kamahan village, Lahore has been arrested by police after allegedly committing blasphemy. On December 30, 2016 Nishtar Colony Police Station, Lahore registered FIR No. 1906/16, offence More...

By Butter Bracco On Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Ahmad Khan Rahami’s wife arrested in UAE as radicalized past becoming clearer

Authorities investigating the New York and New Jersey bomb attacks by Ahmad Khan Rahami offered vague remarks regarding the man “having been radicalized” and confirmed that his Pakistani wife was detained More...

By Laura Jones On Sunday, July 24th, 2016
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Franklin Graham speaks about the ‘justified violence’ against non-Muslims

Rev. Franklin Graham’s recent  op-ed for USA Today voices the fears about Islamists, those supporting Sharia Law and jihadists. Graham references a Pew Research Center survey which found that seven percent More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Pakistani superhero cartoon to cost US taxpayers $1.25 million

In the latest edition of ‘The Waste Report,’ Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul highlights the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), a State Department agency, advertising a grant of $1.25 More...

By Nasir Saeed On Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Pakistan: Christian man charged with blasphemy over WhatsApp poem

A Christian man has been charged under blasphemy law section 295-C, which has a mandatory death penalty, for allegedly sending his Muslim friend a poem on Whatsapp that was considered insulting and derogatory towards More...

By Nasir Saeed On Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Five Pakistani Christians cleared of blasphemy charges

On Monday, an anti-terrorist court acquitted five Christians of blasphemy charges, while two were jailed for six months under the blasphemy law and anti-terrorist act. The case was registered on August 16 last More...

By Nasir Saeed On Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

CLAAS speaks out against ‘shameful treatment’ of Pakistani Christian leaders

CLAAS has expressed its grave concerns over the growing misbehaviour towards and shameful treatment of the Pakistani Christian religious leadership. On Sunday 12 June Muslim head constable Amir Abdullah hurried More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 13th, 2016

Omar Mateen’s father, Seddique Mir Mateen says son ‘not radicalized’ and talks punishing gays

The father of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, Seddique Mir Mateen, opened up about his “good son” in a series of new interviews, and claiming that the Islamic State loyalist was not “radicalized” More...

By Nasir Saeed On Friday, May 27th, 2016

Pakistan blasphemy case against Christian man, Usman Liaqat, makes three this month, a dangerous growing trend

A Pakistani Christian man has been missing since local Muslims accused him of committing blasphemy. Usman Liaqat, who works at an automobile company, has not been seen since he was accused of making a blasphemous More...

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