All you have to do is change the name of the victim, and this could be a story from August, or September, or October: the Islamic State has beheaded yet another hostage, this time Peter Kassig, aka Abdul-Rahman Kassig, and Barack Obama has declared yet again that the beheading has nothing to do with Islam.
Lawmakers are debating whether to give the Obama administration the power to sidestep legal obstacles to the $1.3 billion annual aid package
The United Nations’ top human rights official called on the Muslim world to denounce the “monstrous” crimes of the extremist group that seeks to establish an Islamic state in Iraq and Syria, calling its actions both a violation of international law and Islamic tenets.
Egypt’s Dar al-Ifta, the nation’s official institute for issuing Islamic fatwas to keep Muslims on the “right path,” issued a fatwa on November 10 banning boys 10-years and older from sleeping in the same bed with their mothers. The fatwa also bans the boys from sleeping next to their sisters or any other women, “both those forbidden to him or those not.”
A group of nine NGOs and civil rights organizations released a statement today requesting that the government enter into an “honest and transparent” dialogue with them concerning the role of civil society in Egypt and the “fears and concerns” the government harbors in this regard.
Coptic Solidarity 2014 Conference
The Annual Conference was held in Washington, D.C. on June 26-28, 2014.