A new Islamist body, the Popular Front of India, is causing alarm -Tehelka

TOctober 08, 2010
The Muslim Right Popular Front of India grows in Kerala
From Tehelka Magazine, Vol 7, Issue 40, Dated October 09, 2010

KERALA’s Radical Turn

Here Come the Pious

A new Islamist body, the Popular Front of India, is causing alarm with its religious overdrive in the south. VK SHASHIKUMAR tells us why we should be worried


Saudi Arabia issues fatwa defending prophet's wife Aisha

Saudi issues fatwa defending prophet's wife
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Oct 10, (AFP):

Saudi Arabia's Islamic authority has issued a strong defence of the prophet Mohammed's wife Aisha, after a Kuwaiti activist's attack on her fed new tensions between the region's Sunnis and Shiites.


Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) Congratulates Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo has won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Chinese pro-democracy activist Liu Xiaobo was jailed for 11 years for writing a 2008 manifesto that calls for free speech and multi-party elections.GCIC urged China to uphold its international human rights obligations and respect the fundamental freedom and human rights of all Chinese citizens. GCIC reiterate our call for Liu Xiaobo's immediate release from prison,'


Believers Attacked By Bajrang Dal Activists During Sunday Worship in Kolar District

About 25 Bajrang Dal activists barged into the residence of a believer, Brother Manjunath, at Emarakuntte Village in Srinivasapura Taluk of Kolar District, on Sunday morning 3rd October, 2010, when Pastor Daniel Shankar was conducting the prayer service, and beat up the believers and forcibly took possession of all the 20 odd Bible copies, and threatened them with dire consequences if they persisted with their prayer services in the future. They also clicked some photographs and dragged the believers to the street and telephonically contacted the RSS Head Quarters at Kolar to reinforce themselves with larger numbers. In the confusion that prevailed, Pastor Daniel Shankar, who was the main target, somehow managed to escape from the scene leaving behind his two-wheeler, a motor cycle. The activists also then called the police at Somiyachanahally police station, who arrived at about 11.30 am and took possession of the motor cycle and the Bibles.