Three women held in custody for “disrespecting compulsory hijab,” or the so-called Islamic dress code, have been sentenced to a total of 55 years and six months.
A “Revolutionary Court” in the capital city of Tehran delivered the verdict to Monireh Arabshahi, Yasamin Ariany, and Mojgan Keshavarz who are behind bars in the notorious Qarchak prison.
Arabshahi and Ariany’s legal counsel, Amir Raeesian, told Ensaf News website August 1 that if the verdict is upheld, his clients would be sentenced to ten years to serve, each.
Almost a third of UK adults think Islam encourages Muslims to carry out acts of violence against non-Muslims, a survey suggests. It found nearly half (48 per cent) think the religion is ‘incompatible’ with British values.
The poll, which questioned 2,077 people of different ages, genders and regions, showed how ‘misunderstood’ the religion is in the UK, said the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
Two thirds (67 per cent) of the public agreed most Brits have a negative view of Islam, while 58 per cent believe Islamophobia is widespread in the UK.
The results come as the country’s largest Muslim convention, the Jalsa Salana, will take place on Friday in Hampshire with more than 30,000 expected to attend.
BEIJING (Reuters) – Authorities in the Chinese capital have ordered halal restaurants and food stalls to remove Arabic script and symbols associated with Islam from their signs, part of an expanding national effort to “Sinicize” its Muslim population.
Employees at 11 restaurants and shops in Beijing selling halal products and visited by Reuters in recent days said officials had told them to remove images associated with Islam, such as the crescent moon and the word “halal” written in Arabic, from signs.
“I was only wearing my yarmulke. Two young Muslims came by, shouted “Filthy Jew!” at me, bumped into me and both spit in my face. I wanted to fight back, but they ran off. They were too cowardly to fight me. I was in shock.
25-year old Jewish Potsdam resident Marvin F. was attacked by two Syrians at the train station in Potsdam, as mainstream media reported internationally. What they didn’t know: Marvin is gay and a member of the conservative “Alternative for Germany” (AfD) party. “I’m just sick of what’s happening to Germany, that’s why […]
Chad Robichaux, the founder of the veterans Christian organization the Mighty Oaks Foundation, has caught YouTube censoring Christian advertisers.
Watch the following video to see how YouTube no longer allows you to target a ‘Christian’ audience.
Churches are one of the underrated travel delights that many tourists frequently miss out on. While there are some well-known cathedrals that get a steady stream of people in and out of their doors, many others are neglected despite their beauty. A church doesn’t need to have a famous name or be in a prime location in order to be breathtaking, and there are many that go unnoticed… until now.
Many of these churches are lesser known than their neighbors but are equally as stunning. For all those who love history (and stained glass windows), whether religion is part of daily life or not, there are some that we would definitely consider adding to our tour list. Continue at Source: 10 Of The World’s Least Visited Churches You Should Travel To
Officially serving as communal places of worship for those of the Muslim faith, mosques have been built since the beginning of Islam. Many of them contain one or more minarets (towers), a qubba (dome), a sahn (courtyard), and a mihrab (a niche in the wall that faces Mecca).
Mosques are often examples of stunning architecture with influences from different cultures and historical periods. They also typically contain Islamic artwork and are usually built on sites of historical and religious significance. You can find them in all corners of the world, though the majority exist in the Middle East and Central Asia.
Keep reading to learn all about 10 of the world’s most beautiful mosques. Continue at Source: 10 Stunning Mosques From Around The World That Will Take Your Breath Away
What people in the Bible ate is drastically different than the type of food we eat now. Does that matter to God at all, or is the modern diet acceptable? The subject of nutrition, as we think of it today, is not directly mentioned in the Bible. In other words, the Bible doesn’t talk about calories and the balance of fat, protein, and carbohydrates a person needs. Furthermore, the foods that people ate in the Bible can drastically vary from the foods we eat today. Due to this, few people have considered that the Bible is an authoritative and reliable source of dietary information. Read more at Source: What Does the Bible Say About Our Diets? – Beliefnet
The study comes from the Understanding Unbelief project, which is sponsored through the University of Kent in the U.K. and was based on thousands of atheist or agnostic respondents.
‘Unbelief in God doesn’t necessarily entail unbelief in other supernatural phenomena,’ write the report’s authors. Read more at Source: Most atheists and agnostics BELIEVE in the supernatural, study finds
A personal encounter with the “ultimate reality” or God — spontaneous or under the influence of a psychedelic drug — can bring positive changes in psychological health even decades after the initial experience, says an interesting study.
In a survey of thousands of people who reported having experienced personal encounters with God, researchers from Johns Hopkins University report that more than two-thirds of self-identified atheists shed that label after their encounter, regardless of whether it was spontaneous or while taking a psychedelic.