Apr 9, 2015

Turkish journalists face jail for Charlie Hebdo cartoon

A Turkish prosecutor is seeking prison terms for two journalists who republished the cover of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo featuring an image of the Prophet Mohammed, their newspaper said on Wednesday. Ceyda Karan and Hikmet Cetinkaya, columnists at Cumhuriyet daily, both face ...

Apr 6, 2015

Malaysia detains 17 people suspected of plotting terrorism

Malaysia’s police chief said Monday that 17 suspected militants have been detained for allegedly plotting to carry out terrorist acts in the country’s largest city, Kuala Lumpur. Inspector General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said the 17 were detained Sunday. Khalid tweeted that two ...

Atheist U.S. blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

Feb 27, 2015

Atheist U.S. blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

Unidentified assailants with machetes hacked to death a prominent American blogger of Bangladeshi origin and left his wife injured in Dhaka on Thursday, police said. The atheist writer’s family is claiming he had received numerous threats from Islamists. Avijit Roy was the founder of ...

Obama: Muslims must fight 'twisted interpretations of Islam'

Feb 20, 2015

Obama: Muslims must fight 'twisted interpretations of Islam'

President Barack Obama called on the world Thursday to confront efforts to use Islam to justify violence, saying Muslim communities in particular have a responsibility to push back on “twisted interpretations of Islam.” With the Islamic State group spreading and terrorists gaining strength in ...