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Iran Executes 3 Protesters for "Enmity Against God"

Three men in Iran accused of killing three members of the country’s security forces were executed by the Islamic Republic on May 19th, sparking massive protests across the country and drawing condemnation from various governments and human rights organizations.

The Tasnim news agency and the website of Iran’s judiciary confirmed the executions of 30-year-old Majid Kazemi, 36-year-old Saleh Mirhashemi, and 37-year-old Saeed Yaqoubi on the dawn of May 19th at the Dastgerd prison in the city of Isfahan, located in central Iran.

Drag Queen Nuns Disinvited from Baseball Event After Catholic Backlash

After receiving backlash from Catholic leaders and conservative politicians, the Los Angeles Dodgers decided to call off its invitation to a group of drag nun performers for its LGBTQ+ Pride Night on June 16th.

Ukraine "Blasphemes" Hindu Goddess Kali, Sparking Indian Backlash

Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense caused a stir among Indian netizens after tweeting a photo portraying the Indian goddess Kali morphed over a blast fume on April 30th, deeming it “Hinduphobic” and “disrespectful.”

The official Twitter account of Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense posted the image showing Kali superimposed over the fumes. The picture depicted the Hindu goddess of war and destruction posing awkwardly with her tongue sticking out and having a Marilyn Monroe-like upskirt moment, with a wreath of skulls around her neck.

How Social Media Giants Turn a Blind Eye to Hindu Nationalist Hate Speech

Months after cow vigilante and Hindu nationalist influencer Monu Manesar became notorious on social media after being accused of murder and posting his exploits against cow traders and smugglers, another Hindu nationalist figure went from obscurity to superstar-like fame, thanks to social media giants frequently ignoring their own moderation rules and community guidelines.

Australian Islamic Scholar Admonishes Muslims For "Abandoning Jihad"

An Australian Islamic scholar slammed Muslims for allegedly “abandoning jihad,” and describing Hindus and Jewish people with disparaging remarks.

Wissam Haddad, also known as “Abu Ousayd” on social media, made his statements during an address in Sydney, Australia, last April 14th. The sermon, titled “The Month of Victory,” was uploaded to the YouTube channel of Al Madina Dawah Center, a religious center in Sydney, Australia.