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Mideast minorities & a U.S. envoy

WASHINGTON (BP) -- In various parts of the Muslim world, religious minorities are facing a reign of terror. In the Middle East, persecution has become so terrible and widespread some experts are predicting that non-Muslims may be entirely driven from the region known for millennia as the cultural crossroads.

NINA SHEA: The fatwa against free speech

WASHINGTON (BP) -- The cascading crisis involving derogatory depictions of Islam's prophet Muhammad by amateur American filmmakers and French satirists has reinvigorated a 20-year-old demand from the Muslim world for a Western crackdown on free speech.

NINA SHEA: The fatwa against free speech

WASHINGTON (BP) -- The cascading crisis involving derogatory depictions of Islam's prophet Muhammad by amateur American filmmakers and French satirists has reinvigorated a 20-year-old demand from the Muslim world for a Western crackdown on free speech.

SHEA: Ultrasound laws are not ‘abuse’

WASHINGTON (BP) -- Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times, in a March 3 column titled, "When States Abuse Women," condemns a new Texas law because it requires women who seek abortions, first, to have an ultrasound exam, be told the risks associated with abortion, receive a list of counseling agencies and wait for at least 24 hours. ...

SHEA: Who speaks for Pakistan minorities now?

WASHINGTON (BP) -- Today, March 2, is the one-year anniversary of the murder in Pakistan of 42-year-old Shahbaz Bhatti. Still no one has been charged with the crime, much less tried and held accountable.

SHEA: Will the Senate quietly kill USCIRF?

WASHINGTON (BP) -- Religious persecution around the world threatens many minority groups -- Egyptian Copts, Pakistani Ahmadiyas, Saudi Ismaili Shiites, Baha'is in Iran, and Chinese Sunni Uighurs, Catholics, and Tibetan Buddhists.

NINA SHEA: White House to aid Islamic states defy free speech

WASHINGTON (BP) -- An unprecedented collaboration between the Obama administration and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC, formerly called the Organization of the Islamic Conference) to combat "Islamophobia" may lead to the de-legitimization of freedom of expression as a human right.

NINA SHEA: More genocide in Sudan

WASHINGTON (BP) -- Sudan's president, Gen. Omar al-Bashir -- an indicted war criminal -- is now ferociously targeting the 1 million Nuba and various other peoples to ensure that oil-rich Southern Kordofan remains under Khartoum's control.

NINA SHEA: A doubtful win against Muslim blasphemy demands

WASHINGTON (BP)–After being acquitted on five criminal charges of hate speech against Muslims, Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders told reporters: “This is not so much a win for myself, but a victory for freedom of speech.” While Wilders was understandably happy and relieved he is not going to be spending the next 16 months behind bars, […]

Ban the Bible, Pakistani politician says

WASHINGTON (BP)–Adam and Eve sans fig leaves, Lot getting drunk, Jesus stopping a stoning -– this is all too much for Muslims represented in Pakistan’s parliament by the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam party. In their view, Bible stories such as these amount to “pornographic” slurs against the biblical figures whom they claim as their holy prophets. They […]