Stoned to Death for Blasphemy: Nigeria's Rising Intolerance

In northwestern Nigeria, an angry mob killed a man after accusing him of blasphemy on June 25th, triggering outrage from human rights groups who raised concerns about the growing threat against religious freedom in the region.

How Quran-Burning Turned into a Diplomatic Nightmare for Sweden

Six months after a far-right Swedish-Danish activist and politician enraged the entire Muslim community by publicly burning the Quran in front of the Turkish embassy in Sweden’s capital, Stockholm, another Quran-burning stunt occurred in the capital, this time during the celebration of Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice.

From Human Trafficking to YouTube Ban: The Odd Case of a Filipino Pastor

Filipino pastor and self-proclaimed “Appointed Son of God” Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy couldn’t stop YouTube from terminating his channel for alleged violations of the platform’s community guidelines on June 21st.

Quiboloy’s YouTube channel was taken down after Canadian YouTuber Mutahar Anas, also known on the platform as SomeOrdinaryGamers, flagged YouTube’s support team on Twitter on June 20th and informed them about the pastor’s prior cases of human trafficking and his FBI warrant.

Criticizing Islam Costs a Life: Kurdish Artist Gunned Down

The Kurdistan region of Iraq was shocked upon learning about the murder of a Kurdish artist in a town in one of its provinces over allegations that he criticized Islam and was an atheist.

‘Business Jihad’: The Plot to Drive Out Religious Minorities in India

As Hindu nationalism continues to rise in India, the country’s minorities, particularly Muslims, find it more challenging to keep up with their lives due to increasing sectarian violence and tensions between Hindus and other religious communities.

With the persistent spread of hate crimes against Muslims in India, since the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party assumed power in 2014, a small town in the northern state of Uttarakhand has recently become a new focal point in continuing tensions between Muslims and Hindus in India.

80 Schoolgirls in Afghanistan Poisoned: Disturbing New Assault

On June 4th, a local education official in Afghanistan reported that dozens of schoolgirls were victims of two separate attacks in their primary schools in the northern part of the country. The female students were sent to hospitals after being poisoned.

A Bold Nude Protest that "Desecrated" the Vatican!

A Polish-born man made headlines last week after a bold protest where he approached the main altar of the St. Peter’s Basilica, stripped naked, and hopped on the altar with a handwritten message on his back, pleading to save the children of Ukraine.