The majority of people promoting “jihad” online are using political rather than religious arguments, according to a study by two UAE-based think-tanks.
The report, by the Abu Dhabi-based Future Centre and the al-Mesbar Centre in Dubai, was released as a… Continue reading
Forum18 reports that in latest cases in Russia against Sunni Muslims who read the works of the late Turkish theologian Said Nursi, eight individuals are known to be facing charges in separate criminal investigations in four different cities.
Three of… Continue reading
“Religious minority communities, particularly Muslim Crimean Tatars, suffer because of Russia’s application of its more restrictive criminal and administrative codes, notably its onerous registration requirements and notorious anti-extremism law” says U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Chairman Robert… Continue reading
Describing it as a colonial-era law, Indian website Lapidomedia reports that a warrant for the arrest of national cricket captain Mahindra Singh Dhoni has been issued in connection with his appearance on the front page of… Continue reading
Research published by the Pew Research Centre suggests women are more likely to attend religious services in Christian countries, but men are more likely to be present in Muslim and Jewish countries and communities.
“In the United States … Continue reading
A court in Brussels has thrown out charges that could have seen Church of Scientology banned as a “criminal enterprise” in Belgium, after a judge said the defendants were targeted because of their religion.
Eleven members of the celebrity-backed, US-based… Continue reading
Forum 18 reports that from September to December 2015 at least 35 individuals and three religious organisations exercising freedom of religion or belief were prosecuted in Russia under Administrative Code Article 20.29 (“Production or mass distribution of extremist materials”).
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Catholic peer, Lord Alton, has called on the British government to accept the “reality” of the persecution of Christians in Pakistan, as a report launched today finds UK government policy on Pakistani religious minorities to be inadequate.
The All Party… Continue reading
An international seminar on the life and ways of Prophet Mohammed condemned terrorism and declared that Islam has no room for any terrorist activities.
“Islam is the religion of peace, fraternity, tolerance, mutual respect and patriotism,” said eminent scholars from… Continue reading
The celebrations of World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) 2016 concluded at the Modern Islamic Studies Centre (MISC), Islamabad, with concerted efforts to create understanding between different faiths and religions in different parts of the country.
A ‘Peace Prayer Day’ gathering… Continue reading