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Muslim ‘girls only’ swimming sessions ripple Danish waters

Hundreds of young Muslim girls have flocked to swimming lessons in Copenhagen's immigrant-heavy Tingbjerg district after Hovedstadens Svømmeklub (Capital City Swimming Club) introduced segregated swimming sessions. While the swimming club has hailed the move as a "recipe for integration", politicians and commentators have criticized the concept as being against Danish values.

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Islamic council advocates 'light beating' for unruly wives

The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) — Pakistan’s 20-member constitutional body — recently proposed a bill recommending that men bestow a “light beating” onto their defiant wives. CII’s bill was in response to a law approved by Punjab, Pakistan’s most populated province, granting women protection from abusive husbands. The CII roundly rejected Punjab’s Protection of Women against Violence Act of 2015, calling the law un-Islamic.

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Pope asks God to 'convert the hearts' of Islamic terrorists

Following on the latest spate of devastating attacks by the Islamic State in Syria, Pope Francis prayed to God Wednesday to “convert the hearts of those who sow death and destruction.” In his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square, the Pope addressed the tens of thousands of pilgrims and tourists in a special appeal for prayer for the Middle East.

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Muslim hatred of Christians leads to rash of arsons in Egypt

A Christian church in Egypt was just torched to the ground at the hands of "extremists" on May 12. A video shows the structure burning as Christians scurry to throw pails of water on it. Why were these Christians meeting in a large "church tent" in the first place? Because the church they had built in 2009 was sealed off by authorities after local Muslims protested and rioted.

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UCLA: Debate flares after students dare to comment on transgenderism

Members of the UCLA community launched into a debate about free speech after a UCLA student posted a photograph in which students denounced the validity of identifying as transgender. In the photograph circulated on Facebook and Twitter, three UCLA students and one UC San Diego student held signs that read, “Get your agenda out of my restroom!” and, “Transgenderism is a mental disorder!”

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