LONDON — Britain’s immigration department has been condemned for citing violent Bible passages as the basis to reject an asylum claim by an Iranian national who said he had converted to Christianity because it was a “peaceful” religion.
The Home Office — which is responsible for handling immigration, security and law and order — used verses from the books of Leviticus, Exodus and Revelation in an attempt to argue that Christianity was hardly “peaceful.” The asylum seeker’s application was denied on Tuesday, according to the man’s legal representative, who shared details on social media…MORE:NYT
As many as 1 million Chinese Muslims are believed to have been detained in the camps. They are primarily from the province of Xinjiang, which has stubbornly resisted Beijing’s efforts to instill Chinese culture. Former inmates of the camps have now told The Washington Post just how far China is willing to go to crush opposition….more: newsweek.
As his critics grew louder, Republican White House contender Ben Carson refused Monday to back off his weekend charge that Muslims shouldn’t serve in the presidency…Carson’s campaign reported strong fundraising and more than 100,000 new Facebook friends in the 24 hours after he told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday: “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation.”…more: KLTV.COM
Springfield police: Scammers, targeting Spanish speakers, claim to have kidnapped loved ones and seek thousands of dollars for their ‘release’ SPRINGFIELD – Police warn that scammers, targeting Spanish-speaking families here, are calling to claim that they have kidnapped loved ones and…
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