Rizieq Shihab, the leader of the Muslim hardliner group that led the massive protests against Jakarta’s outgoing governor Ahok (Basuki Tjahaja Purnama), is being hunted by Indonesia police for engaging in racy chats with girlfriend Firza Husein.
It may come as a surprise that India owns a notorious rape rate, numbering in at a whopping six crimes reported daily. Regarding this fact, it is not uncommon for the predators to force abortions on their victims.
A 65-year-long split between China and the Vatican may finally be getting repaired. Hong Kong Cardinal John Tong recently indicated that there might be an agreement over the thorniest issue between the two sides - Vatican's right to appoint its own bishops in China.
Franklin Graham has said that the imprisonment of the Christian governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama - better known by his nickname Ahok, is a "total miscarriage of justice" and evidence that "Islam wants domination".
In what is being called a "sad day for Indonesia", the Christian governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama - better known by his nickname Ahok, has been sentenced to two years in prison by a court that found him guilty of blaspheming the Quran.
About 40 house church pastors gathered for a "Unity in Christianity" event were locked in a room and questioned by authorities, who broke into the building and accused the pastors of "participating in illegal gatherings without government permission".
The results of the recent gubernatorial election in Jakarta, with the incumbent Christian governor losing to a Muslim candidate after a religiously tinged campaign, could be a sign of rising political Islam in Indonesia, some experts said.
The persecution of Christians in China has “intensified” since Pres. Xi Jinping took hold of the Chinese Communist Party’s leadership in 2012. However, it has failed to curb the growth of churches in the country, a report said.
An Indonesian woman who embraced Christianity and rejected the teachings of Islam has been banished from her home by her Muslim family as religious intolerance continues to increase in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation.