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HRW calls on West to accept Islamist rise to power

CAIRO (AP) - The United States and other Western governments must accept the new reality that Islamists have emerged to fill the power vacuum in the Arab world after a wave of popular uprisings, Human Rights Watch said in its Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers)

Suicide car bomber kills 3 outside Nigeria church

JOS Nigeria (AP) - A suicide car bomber detonated his explosives outside a major church Sunday, killing three people and wounding 38 in a restive central Nigerian city that has seen hundreds die in religious and ethnic violence. The radical Islamist sect Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the...

Sudanese Islamists Violate Human Rights With Christian Purge

Radical Islamists have fully seized the reins in Sudan with the government giving Christian citizens until April 8 th to flee the country. To remain means to face likely death, as the rule of law is abused to violate human rights by religious bigots. This ultimatum affects more than a half million...

Morocco Salafi clerics back death for journalist

RABAT Morocco (AP) - Three of Morocco's most prominent conservative clerics have publicly backed a demand that a journalist be put to death for supporting greater sexual Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers)

Pakistani cleric faces possible blasphemy charge

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistani police are investigating whether a Muslim cleric who allegedly tried to frame a Christian girl for blasphemy should be charged with insulting Islam himself and potentially face life in prison, a police officer said Monday. Khalid Chisti was arrested Saturday after a Full...

Islamists in Mali recruit, pay for child soldiers

MOPTI Mali (AP) - Salif Haidara sat drinking tea on the side of the road with other weary bus passengers when a man with a turban and a long beard approached them: Did they want to become holy warriors? The skinny teen had left his poor hometown in the desert with only the yellow Full version (available...

Rule of Law Essential to Restoring Malian Human Rights

The rule of law in Mali is at a critical juncture. In the past six months, the nation's government has been toppled by the military, the acting president was nearly beaten to death, there have been Taureg secessionist movements, and radical Islamists are imposing Sharia law upon territory they...