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Wednesday January 11, 2012 al-Shabab | Al Shabaab • Hate Groups • Religious Persecution:
A Somali convert from Islam was paraded before a cheering crowd last month and publicly flogged as a punishment for embracing a “foreign religion,” sources said.
Sofia Osman, a 28-year-old Christian from Janale city in Somali’as Lower Shabelle region, had been taken into custody by Islamic extremist al Shabaab
militants in November; the public whipping was meant to mark her release.
Thursday December 29, 2011 Hate Groups • Islam • Uganda:
Islamic extremists threw acid on a church leader on Christmas Eve shortly after a seven-day revival at his church, leaving him with severe burns that have blinded one eye and threaten sight in the other.
On Oct. 15, area Muslim leaders declared a fatwa against him demanding his death.
Saturday December 10, 2011 Al-Qaeda • Hate Groups • Islam • Turkey:
A large-scale Al Qaeda plot to bomb “all the churches in Ankara,” as well as the Turkish Parliament and U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital, was made public today.
Prepared and filed by the Special Prosecutor’s Office in Ankara, the 50-page indictment outlined the militants’ revised “jihad” strategy to begin focusing their attacks against Turkey before waging war against the United States and other countries.
Wednesday November 30, 2011 Anti-Semitism • Hate Groups • RNB's Religion News Blog • White Supremacy:
Notorious serial hater David Duke has been arrested in Germany and is facing deportation.
The Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit that tracks hate groups and fights discrimination cases, describes Duke as the “most recognizable figure of the American radical right, a neo-Nazi, longtime Klan leader and now international spokesman for Holocaust denial.”
Thursday November 10, 2011 Hate Groups • RNB's Religion News Blog:
An Idaho attorney who once represented the white supremacist Aryan Nations group was sentenced Wednesday to 50 years in federal prison in the failed plot to kill his wife and mother-in-law.
Edgar J. Steele wanted the women dead so he could collect on an uninsured motorist insurance policy and be free to pursue a relationship with a woman from Ukraine.
Wednesday November 2, 2011 Hate Groups • Islam • RNB's Religion News Blog:
Hate Groups • Militia Groups • RNB's Religion News Blog:
In yet another Muslim attack on free speech the offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo have been destroyed by a petrol bomb — a day after it named the Prophet Mohammed as its “editor-in-chief” for this week’s issue.
The fiercely anti-clerical magazine said the move, which included renaming the publication “Sharia Hebdo”, was intended to “celebrate” the victory of Islamist party Ennhada in Tunisia’s election.
U.S. Federal agents arrested four suspected members of a Georgia militia
on charges of plotting attacks with toxins and explosives in Atlanta and against unnamed government officials.
Monday October 31, 2011 Germany • Hate Groups • Islam • RNB's Religion News Blog:
The German government’s attempts to unite different religious groups seem to be turning sour. Introducing lessons on Islam in schools was meant to help integrate the country’s three million Muslims.
But the policy is having some undesired effects.
Tuesday October 4, 2011 Hate Groups • Iran • Islam • Religious Persecution:
Militants with suspected ties to Iranian security forces have threatened to kill nearly a dozen evangelical Christians who fled Iran unless they “repent” and return to Islam.
At least 11 Iranian Christians received electronic mail messages from ‘The Unknown Soldiers Of The Hidden Imam’ calling on them to either repent or face extra-judicial execution.
Thursday September 15, 2011 Islam • Religious Persecution:
Muslim extremists have sent text messages to at least 10 church leaders in Khartoum saying they are planning to target Christian leaders, buildings and institutions.
Church leaders said they fear more persecution as they and their flocks become targets of local Islamists.
Monday August 15, 2011 Ahmadiyya • Hate Groups • Islam • RNB's Religion News Blog:
An Indonesian man wounded when Muslim hate criminals attacked members of his minority Islamic sect was sentenced Monday to six months in jail, more than some of the actual attackers who were caught on video.
It is part of a pattern of abuse against followers of the Ahmadiyya sect.
Tuesday August 9, 2011 Ahmadiyya • Hate Groups • Islam • RNB's Religion News Blog:
When Dani bin Misra was released from prison last week after serving just three months for smashing in the skull of a member of a Muslim sect, this conservative Indonesian town let out a triumphant cry. “He’s a hero!” Rasna bin Wildan said of the teenage killer.
Thursday July 28, 2011 Ahmadiyya • Hate Groups • Islam • RNB's Religion News Blog:
Muslim savages who hacked, stoned and beat to death three members of a peaceful sect of Islam were given a slap on the wrist in what observers around the world consider to be a miscarriage of justice.
Last February the barbarians attacked followers of Ahmadiyya
, a Muslim minority sect.
Monday July 11, 2011 Hate Groups • RNB's Religion News Blog • Scientology:
The Church of Scientology is threatening to sue a volunteer organisation for publishing a brochure it claims labels the ‘religion’ a ”cult
But the Cult Information and Family Support
(CIFS) group, which helps victims of cults and their families, refuses to bow to the demands of the Scientologists, saying they will continue their ”humanitarian support work”
Wednesday July 6, 2011 Hate Groups • RNB's Religion News Blog • Scientology:
A group of Scientology goons trying to discredit one of the cult’s most influential ex-members by filming and surveilling him in his hometown of Ingleside on the Bay, Texas, plans to continue its activities — described by law enforcement as harassment — despite a new city ordinance
The hate group has a lengthy history of hate- and harassment activities.
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