Topic / Islam

Religion impacts negatively on the kindness of youngsters

A new study that shows that children from religious families are less kind and more punitive than those from non-religious households reminded me of Ryan Duffey Strode, above, a North Carolina kid who was so filled with the loving spirit of Jesus that he told his headmaster ‘you will go to Hell’. Strode, then aged […]

Hindu woman abducted and forced to marry a Muslim

Arti Kumari Sharma, 20, was allegedly abducted at gunpoint at the weekend in the Khairpur District in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province and forced to marry a Muslim. According to this report, the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) has called for the immediate release of Sharma, and her uncle, Kishwar Sharma, a Houston resident who escaped religious persecution […]

Cleric links radical Islamists with violence and segregation

Western politicians should stop pretending that extremism and terrorism have nothing to do with Islam, a top Muslim cleric in Indonesia has said. According to this Time report, Yahya Cholil Staquf, 51, above, said: There is a clear relationship between fundamentalism, terrorism, and the basic assumptions of Islamic orthodoxy. So long as we lack consensus […]

Jewish woman, ‘poisoned’ by bacon, sues Detroit restaurant

An omelet served to Angela Montgomery was supposed to be vegetarian. But when the 30-year-old Jewish woman from Michigan discovered it contained bacon, all hell broke loose. “I’ve been poisoned,” she howled, and filed a lawsuit against a branch of Denny’s. The lawsuit says Montgomery: Is a practicing Jew whose religion forbids the eating of […]

In Pakistan, Muslims beat a Christian schoolboy to death

A campaign of bullying and harassment of Sharoon Masih, 17, culminated last week in the murder of the Christian pupil at a school in the Punjab. According to this report, the gifted pupil who was head of his class was the only Christian student in his grade. He had faced isolation and bullying from the first […]

Wales: Feed my Lambs Church accused of being anti-Muslim

Caernarfon councillor Kenny Khan, above, was asked by locals Muslims to find them a venue in which they could do Islamic stuff. Khan found a hall – owned by the ludicrously-named Feed my Lambs Church in Caernarfon and partly-funded by Heritage Lottery money – but after using it twice the Muslims were told to bugger […]

Pride parade in Vancouver rejects Iranian over veil float

Iranian Shawn Shirazi and his group Cirque de So Gay were denied entry to the Pride Parade in Vancouver, Canada this year because their float criticising the veil was deemed to be ‘culturally [in]sensitive’. In the application for Cirque de So Gay, he wrote: Our entry in the 2017 Pride Parade will be visually stunning, […]

Paper accused of ‘generating hatred’ in a Muslim report

One of the most widely covered reports in the UK today concerns a ‘white Christian’ child’ aged five who was ‘forced’ to adopt an Islamic lifestyle by a ‘niqab wearing foster carer’. The story was initially covered by the Times, and was quickly picked up by other media. Later, Huffpost said the story had: Prompted […]

Pakistan: blasphemy fear gets Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ dumped

Pakistani pupils at the Karachi Grammar School (KGS) were due to sing the John Lennon ‘Imagine’ last night at an in-house concert, but administrators took fright when they learned that the performance might fall foul of Pakistan’s strict blasphemy laws. According to the Telegraph, alarm bells sounded after a popular conservative journalist highlighted “controversial lyrics” in the song. […]

Malaysian hotel tells mum that her breast milk is not halal

A five-star hotel in Malacca has been forced to apologise to a woman who was given the brush-off when she asked staff to freeze a quality of her breast milk. According to this report, the woman, identified only by the name “Chua”, was told that it was not halal, and could not be put in […]