Posts Tagged ‘Islamic fundamentalism’

New Zealand’s first charges relating to radical Islam

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Two Auckland men have now pleaded guilty to what is believed to be the country’s first charges for watching radical Islam videos of beheading and violence. Niroshan Nawarajan, 27, and Imran Patel, 26, have been in custody since being arrested – Patel in November last year and Nawarajan in January. Nawarajan pleaded guilty in the Read more

Church says arrest of suspected lesbians in Aceh a violation

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

The recent arrest of two girls for allegedly being lesbians in Banda Aceh, capital of the predominantly Muslim province of Aceh, which has implemented Shariah law since 2001, violated human rights, church officials said. On Sept. 28, the local Shariah police known as Wilayatul Hisbah arrested the girls identified by age and initials as 18-year-old Read more

Expert says rise of Islamic fundamentalism ‘major concern’ for Catholic Church

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

The Catholic Church has become increasingly troubled by the rise of Islamic fundamentalism in the Middle East, a Catholic news editor said. Father James Mulford, publisher of Zenit News Agency, told NewsMax that the violence in the Middle East has become “a major concern” for the Church. “It’s a major concern and Pope Francis and Read more