Freed Nigerian Schoolgirls Reunite With Their Families After 3 Years

May 20, 2017
(ABUJA, Nigeria) — The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity reunited with their families Saturday as anxious parents looked for signs of how deeply the extremists had changed their daughters' lives.


“I remain hopeful that proper actions can be undertaken to help preserve a welcoming, ethical, tolerant, and legal religious environment in the USA. We are a religious nation, yet also a nation of laws. Religious freedom must not be used as an excuse or cover to inflict abuse and commit crimes. That is not what our laws provide for”, says the anonymous author.


Dalit group calls for protest at Delhi against Yogi government in UP for allegedly shielding those who burnt Dalit houses in Shabbirpur

Houses belonging to the Dalits that were set afire at Shabbirpur village. | Photo Credit: R_V_Moorthy
Saharanpur still tense weeks after a Thakur youth was killed and over 56 houses were burnt down in Shabbirpur
The Bheem Army Ekta Mission, a Saharanpur-based outfit of Dalit youths, has called for a protest at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar on May 21.


ISIS sympathiser turns to church to evade arrest

Bengaluru tailor switched faiths in bid to leave India
A radical Islamist, who turned an atheist, and later a Christian, to escape the attention of law enforcement agencies — this is the story of Abid Khan alias Paul, who is now in the custody of the National Investigation Agency for “furthering the illegal activities of the Islamic State in India and Sri Lanka”.

The interrogation report of the 24-year-old Bengaluru resident reveals a bizarre tale of how a small-time tailor engaged with a closed group of Islamists before ending up in a seminary attached to a church. Before he took an interest in the activities of the IS, Khan was an active member of Hizb-ut-Tahrir (HuT), a closed Islamic fundamentalist group run by South Asians living in the U.K, with a large following in Pakistan and Bangladesh, but unheard of in India.