Commander of U.S. Central Command Gen. Frank McKenzie announced Thursday night local time that 12 U.S. service members were killed and 15 were wounded in attacks led by two suicide bombers and gunmen outside the Kabul International Airport and a nearby hotel earlier in the day. On Wednesday, the U.S. embassy atContinue Reading

In a report shared with Voice of the Persecuted, Shagufta Kiran, a Christian woman from Islamabad, has been accused of blasphemy for simply forwarding a message. Shagufta was arrested on July 29 by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and still in their custody under investigation. Shagufta’s husband, Rafique Maish, told theContinue Reading

At least 51 people were killed by Islamic militants on Sunday during village raids in Mali, said a district administrator. “Houses were ransacked and burned to the ground and herds of livestock carried away, said the administrator’s note, which was seen by Reuters.” According to the Daily Sun, the villages ransacked included Karou,Continue Reading

In the early hours of July 5, 2021, gunmen invaded Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi, in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Nigeria, and kidnapped an estimated 153 students. As of today, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the kidnappers have released 32 of the students, 28Continue Reading

President-elect Joe Biden plans to take executive action to roll back some high profile executive orders, according to incoming chief of staff, Ron Klain, in a memo to senior staff. On Wednesday, following his inauguration, Biden will end Trump’s restriction on immigration to the US from some Muslim-majority countries, manyContinue Reading

Four aid workers and a private security worker have been abducted by Islamist militants in northeast Nigeria. In a video seen on Monday by Reuters, the hostages identified themselves and said they each worked for different organizations. With just their heads and shoulders showing against leafy plants outdoors, they namedContinue Reading

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Celebrities join the call for a North Carolina university professor, Mike Adams, to be fired for referring to the state’s governor “Massa Cooper” on Twitter. Adams, a sociology and criminology professor at University of North Carolina Wilmington, tweeted in late May as he dined with six men at a six-seat tableContinue Reading

The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) will resume the public inquiry into the disappearance of Pastor Joshua Hilmy and his Indonesian wife Ruth, who were last seen in November 2016, once the conditional movement control order (CMCO) is lifted. According to Suhakam commissioner Jerald Joseph, they would first waitContinue Reading

President Donald Trump issued an executive order Tuesday that prioritizes international religious freedom concerns for United States foreign policy. Specifically, it requires the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development to create long-term strategic plans for advancing religious freedom internationally, provides $50 million per year for religious freedomContinue Reading

Last week it was reported that a Citrus County School District Middle School teacher was was running the white nationalist podcast “Unapologetic”. The podcast was run by Crystal River Middle School social studies teacher Dayanna Volitich, who ran the show under the pseudonym, “Tiana Dalichov”. School district officials, upon learning of the report, removed VolitichContinue Reading