Nigeria: Christian schools ordered to close amid spate of kidnappings

Jul 14, 2021 by

By Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post: After more than 140 students were abducted from a Christian boarding school in the Kaduna state in northwestern Nigeria, authorities have ordered the closure of schools in the area, identifying them as “vulnerable.” The head of the Kaduna State Schools Quality Assurance Authority sent a letter last week to 13 schools in the state, most of which are run by Christian groups. The letter ordered the schools to halt all classes temporarily, the United Kingdom-based...

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Where babies abound

Jul 12, 2021 by

by Louis T March, MercatorNet: Most of it is desert – the rest plagued with soil erosion, desertification, contaminated water, poaching and habitat destruction. The literacy rate is 19 percent. It is home to 23 million benighted souls. First-world statisticians have concluded that more than 40 percent of the people are “impoverished.” The Republic of Niger is a landlocked country situated in the core of what was once French West Africa. The 2020 UN Human Development Index ranked it dead last,...

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No to Naz Shah’s blasphemy law

Jul 7, 2021 by

by Tom Slater, spiked: Free speech is more important than protecting people from ‘emotional harm’. Is the Labour Party now pro-blasphemy laws? Recent events suggest that at the very least it is edging towards that position. Labour’s comments during the Batley Grammar scandal – a religious-studies teacher from the school remains in hiding for the crime of showing a Muhammad cartoon to his students – is one particularly shameful case in point. Both Tracy Brabin, who was Batley and Spen’s MP at...

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How identity politics is helping Islamists

Jul 7, 2021 by

by Wasiq Wasiq, spiked: Our paralysing fear of causing offence is stopping us from tackling terrorism. Today marks a significant date in the British calendar. Sixteen years ago today, on 7 July 2005, four British Islamists carried out a terrorist attack in our capital city. The so-called London Bombings, on ‘7/7’, killed 56 people and left 700 more injured. There is no escaping the memory of that terrible day – it is burned into our national psyche. There is also no escaping the fact that...

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The racism of never criticising Muslims

Jul 5, 2021 by

by Brendan O’Neill, spiked: The identitarian left treats Muslims as children. Progressives should be outraged. There has been a surge in the racism of low expectations in recent days. It has centred on the Muslim community. It is wrong – ‘phobic’, no less – to criticise the regressive social views held by some Muslims, left-wing campaigners claim. Any pondering of the possibility that sections of the Muslim community hold less than enlightened views on homosexuality or the rights of Jews...

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Is Islamophobia Rampant in Scotland?

Jul 3, 2021 by

by David Robertson, theweeflea: This weeks Christian Today article was written in response to a response I read from the Church of Scotland to the Scottish Parliament’s ‘Islamophobia’ report.  Having read the report I suspect that either the Church of Scotland spokesperson hadn’t read it, or that the C of S has a death wish.   Decide for yourselves… It was a shocking incident. The man walked up to the couple in the café, slammed his fist hard on the table and shouted “I hate you xxxx religious...

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