A Pakistani Muslim held at an immigration facility in Yokohama, Japan has been on hunger strike for two weeks since he was mistakenly served a macaroni salad containing bits of bacon.
Immigration officials apologized to him, but the 49-year-old man went on the hunger strike Aug. 13 to protest what he claims to be a serious human rights violation. As of Aug. 27, he had only consumed water and dietary supplements.
A judge on Monday unsealed the court documents of a grisly murder of a Christian man, allegedly at the hands of three Muslim immigrants in Portland, Maine.
In those documents, which had been sealed since the three men were charged Aug. 11, police said they found the brutally beaten body of Freddy Akoa lying on the living-room floor in his apartment. He was the victim of a savage attack that took place over several hours.
The University of Texas at Austin will take down a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in the next few days after a Travis County judge denied a request by a southern heritage group to block the school’s plans.
State District Judge Karin Crump ruled Thursday that the Sons of Confederate Veterans didn’t have the right to sue to halt the statue’s removal. Even if it did, she found, it appears unlikely that the legal effort would have succeeded.
A Kentucky county clerk temporarily closed her office Thursday, hours after denying a marriage license to a same-sex couple, the third time she’s done so since courts, including one this week, ruled licenses for “gays” to marry must be issued.
Kim Davis, who lost her 6th Circuit Court of Appeals petition to deny the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses based on her religious beliefs on Wednesday, turned right around and defied that order the very next day. And it’s not her first time doing so.
In yet another affront to our military and the American people, the Obama administration saw to it that a terrorist who killed a soldier back in 2002 had his sentence greatly reduced – from forty-five years all the way down to just eight.
And to make it all even worse, that terrorist is now walking around a free man.
By Alec Rooney
At one point in Laura Hillenbrand’s World War II book Unbroken, the top turret gunner of a B-24 bomber over the Pacific stays doggedly at his post and keeps on firing, trying to ward off an attacking Japanese fighter plane. Eventually he succeeds.
Staying focused on saving the lives of one’s comrades under such terrifying conditions is admirable enough. Stanley Pillsbury did it after one of his feet had been practically blown off by a cannon shell from the enemy aircraft. When they got his boot off after the engagement, his foot was shredded. His big toe stayed inside the boot.
By Martin Mawyer
That’s the message from Saudi Arabia. Do not meddle in their internal affairs.
If they want to lop off heads, leave them alone. If they want to flog their apostates, what’s that to you? And if they want to shred the hands of people reading the Bible, at least they’re not your hands.
So shut up.
Canadian officials heard that message loudly when they decided to criticize Saudi Arabia for torturing a blogger, Raif Badawi, with 1,000 lashes for criticizing the kingdom’s religious clerics.
By Alec Rooney
Using the phrase "anti-immigration" when you mean "anti-illegal-immigration" is dishonest. The two are not interchangeable.
It's just as dishonest as portraying those who don't embrace homosexuality as having a "phobia."
It seems to be the same kind of people who are applying both labels.
By Martin Mawyer
The world is going mad. And it’s not just political madness. It’s madness everywhere.
Are we really selling aborted baby body parts? It’s madness.
Are we really joining two people of the same sex and calling it marriage? That’s madness, too.
Are we really extending the power to get a nuclear bomb to Iran, a nation that has chanted “Death to America” and “Death to Israel?” That’s complete madness.
Oh, there’s more madness. Much more.
Law-abiding citizens are being turned into lawbreakers for such things as refusing to sell wedding cakes to homosexual couples – while those who were once lawbreakers are now law-abiding citizens, like those who smoke pot in Colorado, Oregon, Alaska and Washington.
It’s still against federal law to smoke weed. Right? But who cares?
And how about this madness:
There’s world outrage over a hunter’s killing of a lion in Zimbabwe, but hardly any public outrage over hundreds of Christians being beheaded in the Middle East and Africa by Islamists.
Rep. Joseph Pitts (R-Pa.) has introduced a resolution in Congress to combat global blasphemy laws. It's needed. Here's why:
SUPPORT H.RES. 290 NOW
By Martin Mawyer
Call them blasphemy laws. Call them public ordinances against religious insults. Call them out-of-control bureaucrats. Or call it employer revenge against out-spoken critics of Islam.
There's a movement afoot in the western world to demonize, criminalize and punish those who speak out against Islam - even if they are simply telling the truth.
Just this week, Saudi Arabia demanded that nations around the world begin enacting blasphemy laws in an attempt to end insults against religion. We know what religion they mean: Islam.
"This requires everyone to intensify efforts to criminalize insulting heavenly religions, prophets, holy books, religious symbols and places of worship," said Abdulmajeed Al-Omari, a senior Saudi official.
Blasphemy laws are already spreading around the Western world.
Teachers have been fired for their Facebook posts. TV and radio commentators have been dismissed for their remarks. Bloggers have been jailed for their Internet writings. Politicians have been arrested for their on-air comments.
It's happening in the United States, Canada and all across Western Europe.