Atheist Society of India Leader Arrested for Blasphemy Against Hindu Gods

The chief of the Atheist Society of India was detained after making blasphemous comments about Hindu deities in Kondangal.

On December 31st, Dalit activist and Telangana president of Bharata Nasthika Samajam (Atheist Society of India) Bhairi Naresh was detained for making sacrilegious comments on Swamy Ayyappa and other Hindu gods.

Iran Shuts Down French Institute Due to Charlie Hebdo's Khamenei Cartoons

Iran’s government said they shut down the Tehran-based French Institute of Research in response to cartoons from the latest edition of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Some of the caricatures they published were sexually explicit.

Survey Reveals that US Congress is More Religious than Most Americans

A new report from the Pew Research Center reveals that the 118th US Congress is more Christian and religious than the general public.

The new report says that around 88% of all members of Congress are Christian, compared to only 63% of Americans who identify as such. That includes 57% of Congress members who identify as Protestant and 28% who are Catholic, both higher than the national percentage.

Indonesia Bans Premarital Sex in New Criminal Code

Indonesia’s national legislature passed a new criminal code on December 6 that will criminalize pre-marital sex.

The new criminal code will apply to Indonesians and foreigners alike, and the punishment for sex outside marriage would be up to a year in prison. Aside from pre-marital sex, the new criminal law would also penalize cohabitation between unmarried couples as well as insulting the President or state institutions, expressing opinions against Indonesia’s state ideology, and staging protests without a permit.

Turkish Sex-Cult Leader Sentenced to 8,658 years in Prison

A sex cult leader has been sentenced to 8,658 years in prison for the charges of sexual assault and depriving someone of their liberty after a retrial in Turkey.

Islamic Republic's Systematic Rape of Iranian Protestors Exposed

A new CNN special report reveals the shocking truth behind the Islamic Republic’s brutal and repressive treatment of Iranian protestors amidst the growing uprising against the regime.

The report also detailed the case of a 20-year-old Iranian woman named Armita Abbasi, who was abducted by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and was last seen in Imam Ali Karaj Hospital on October 18th.