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TOPSHOT - A demonstrator wearing a mask painted with the colours of the flag of East Turkestan and a hand bearing the colours of the Chinese flag attends a protest of supporters of the mostly Muslim Uighur minority and Turkish nationalists to denounce China's treatment of ethnic Uighur Muslims during …

China: Muslim Torture Camps Are Necessary ‘Education Centers’

A Chinese official dismissed reports of Beijing establishing “political re-education camps” for Uighur Muslims in western Xinjiang province on Thursday, telling reporters that the camps are “vocational centers” necessary to integrate less wealthy citizens into the Chinese economy.

View of an unidentified male suspect handcuffed to a bench in the Southeast Community Police Station, Los Angeles, California, April 24, 2015. The man had been arrested for solicitation of prostitution in the South Figueroa Street corridor by the LAPD's Human Trafficking Task Force. (Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)

Malaysia Arrests 15 for Jihad Weapons Hoarding Plot

Authorities in Malaysia reportedly detained 15 suspected terrorists — including a student, a housewife, six Malaysians, six Filipinos, and a Bangladeshi restaurant owner — on Friday for allegedly smuggling firearms into the Muslim-majority country and plotting attacks on several non-Muslim places of worship.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo releases the annual U.S. assessment of religious freedom around the world, at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, May 29, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Mike Pompeo Invites ‘Like-Minded’ Countries to Religious Freedom Summit

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Tuesday at a press briefing to unveil the 2017 International Religious Freedom Report that the United States will host a ministerial summit to bring together “like-minded” countries to discuss action against religious persecution.

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Sen. Cory Booker Violating Constitution: Voting Against Pompeo for Religious Beliefs

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) announced on Friday that he will vote against CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s nomination to become secretary of state because of Pompeo’s beliefs on marriage and sexuality — beliefs consistent with Pompeo’s Christian faith. Conservative leaders are now denouncing Booker’s vote as a violation of the Constitution’s Religious Test Clause.

TURPAN, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 13: (CHINA OUT) Uyghur men gather for a holiday meal during the Corban Festival on September 13, 2016 in Turpan County, in the far western Xinjiang province, China. The Corban festival, known to Muslims worldwide as Eid al-Adha or 'feast of the sacrifice', is celebrated by …

Analyst: China Forcing Muslims to Eat Pork at ‘Mind Transformation Centers’

WASHINGTON, DC — The communist administration of Chinese President Xi Jinping has burned down Christian crosses at various churches and is forcing Muslim Uighurs to eat pork as part of its efforts to impose atheist values on everyone in the country, some U.S. government and independent analysts indicate.

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Pew Study: Egypt, China, Iran Most Restrictive of Religion

According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, there has been a significant uptick in nations with “very high” levels of government restrictions on religion, with Egypt, China and Iran topping the list.

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Freedom House: Religious Persecution in China Has ‘Intensified’

A new report from Freedom House entitled The Battle for China’s Spirit: Religious Revival, Repression, and Resistance Under Xi Jinping argues that persecution of Christians and other faiths has intensified under the current Chinese president, Xi Jinping.

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China Jails Underground Church Leader for ‘Subversion’

As part of a major crackdown on Christian churches and human rights groups, Chinese authorities have jailed prominent Christian church leader Hu Shigen, sentencing him to seven and a half years in prison. According to Chinese state media, Hu pleaded

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Macy’s Fires Catholic Over Transgender Bathroom Incident

A senior store detective at Macy’s has been fired from his job after he intervened when a female customer reported that a man entered the women’s bathroom. After he was asked to leave the restroom, the man complained saying he believes he is really a female. The woman and her daughter were frightened by the man’s presence.