Topic / Crime

Mississippi man kills eight, says God will forgive him

Willie Corey Godbolt, 35, who shot dead eight people at the weekend including law enforcement officer William Durr, inset, told reporters that God will forgive him. According to this Progressive Secular Humanist report, Godbolt said after his arrest that he had intended to commit “suicide by cop” after the shooting spree that left seven members […]

Muslim Council of Britain chief condemns Manchester atrocity

In the wake of last night’s terrorist attack which killed 22, including children, and injured 59,  Harun Khan, above, General Secretary of  the Muslim Council of Britain said: May the perpetrators face the full weight of justice both in this life and the next. According to this report, at least 22 people, including children, were […]

Florida Christian assaulted ‘provocative’ eight-year-old

Sydney Allan Markland, above, who has a passion for ‘teaching people the Bible’, has been arrested for sexually assaulting a girl aged 8. According to this report, Markland, 68 – who allegedly lured the girl into his home in July 2016 – told detectives that the child had been dressed “provocatively”. After Markland, who goes […]

FGM practitioners in Michigan face harsh new penalties

Following the arrest last month of Muslim Dr Jumana Nagarwala, accused of mutilating girls for religious reasons, the Michigan Senate yesterday approved legislation making FGM a state felony. Doctors who perform the procedure and parents who transport a child to undergo the surgery now face jail sentences of up to 15 years. A sponsor of […]

Pokémon Go player sentenced for inciting religious hatred

Ruslan Sokolovsky, above, arrested last August for committing the horrendous crime of playing the video game in the Church on Blood in Honour of All Saints Resplendent in the Russian Land in Yekaterinburg, was given a suspended jail sentence this week. The blogger, according to this report, compounded his offence by posting his caper on […]

Pastor who conducted a fatal exorcism is jailed for 30 years

At the beginning of March this year we reported on the death of Vilma Trujillo, who died in Nicaragua shortly after being thrown onto a fire as part of a Christian exorcism. Well, justice has taken its course, and a pastor – Juan Gregorio Rocha Romero, above – and four of his followers have been […]

Ohio televangelist used slave labour to run his restaurant

Last month a federal judge ordered 95-year-old Cuyahoga Falls televangelist Ernest Angley, above, to pay more than $388,000 (£299,000) in damages and back wages to a group of employees forced to work at Angley’s Cathedral Buffet as unpaid volunteers. Following the court order Angley announced that he was shutting the buffet. US District Judge Benita […]

Scientologists charged with kidnapping in Tennessee

Marc Vallieres, inset above, the operator of several Church of Scientology ‘facilities’ in Tennessee, has been charged with multiple felony counts of kidnapping. Vallieres, according to this report, was arrested in Cannon County and faces two felony counts of facilitation of kidnapping. Two others involved with the alleged kidnapping are Dennis Flamond and Hans Snyder […]

Jailed pastor Kenneth Adkins: ‘I’m innocent, pray for me’

Pastor Ken Adkins, of the Greater Dimensions Christian Fellowship church in Georgia, has been jailed for life for aggravated child molestation involving a teenage boy and girl. Hours before the sentence was imposed, the rabidly anti-gay Adkins, who was found guilty of several charges earlier this month, said: I was convicted and sentenced because of […]

US doctor admits mutilating girls for religious reasons

Jumana Nagarwala, above, a Detroit-area Muslim doctor accused of mutilating the genitals of young girls, did so for religious reasons. Her attorney, Shannon Smith, acknowledged during a federal court hearing that Nagarwala, 44, removed the girls’ genital membrane as part of a custom practiced by the Dawoodi Bohra, a small sect of Indian Muslims of which Nagarwala […]