religious freedom

China’s Muslims: The Dragon and the Crescent

Muslims in China are free to practice their faith — as long as it’s on the government’s terms BY Arfa Shahid & Leila Hatoum  In a country where over 21 million citizens constituting up to 1.5 percent of the population practice the Islamic faith, one wonders why the world hears so little about China’s Muslims, unless there are

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Bangladesh Hindu Tailor Hacked to Death in Attack Claimed by Daesh

By Ruma Paul DHAKA, May 1 – Three assailants sped up to a Bangladeshi tailor’s shop by motorcycle on Saturday, dragged out the Hindu owner and hacked him to death, police said, in an attack claimed by Daesh. Police official Abdul Jalil, quoting witnesses, said the attackers fled the scene after killing 50-year-old Nikhil Chandra Joardar

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India Denies Visas to U.S. Religious Freedom Body

By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON, March 4- India has denied visas for a delegation from the U.S. government agency charged with monitoring international religious freedom, the agency said on Thursday. The delegation from the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom had been scheduled to leave for India on Friday for a long-planned visit with the support

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