News & analysis
This is a collection of recent articles and research written by the Barnabas team.
Editorial: Gulf feud reveals growing ideological divide over political IslamCountry/Region: Middle East and North Africa, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates
The divide within ideological Islam is growing. This week saw Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates withdraw their ambassadors from Doha in protest at Qatar’s interference in their internal affairs.
News in Brief: 05 March 2014
Sri Lanka: Pastor and wife dragged from home, assaulted by
Sudan: Pastor arrested while preaching during church service;
Indonesia: Muslim mob occupies church land to block its building plans;
India: Hindu leader calls for end to conversions from Hinduism.
Jihadists to Christians in Syrian city: convert to Islam, pay up or be killed
A jihadist group in control of the northern Syrian city of Raqqa has given Christians a devastating ultimatum: convert to Islam, pay the jizya tax and abide by a list of restrictions, or else risk being killed.
Editorial: Muslims take stand against Islamic violence; call for aid fund
In the wake of the sentencing yesterday of two British Muslims for the bloodthirsty and brutal murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby on the streets of London, it is worth noting that...
Church flattened in Sudan; Christians targeted in Nuba bombings
A church was demolished and its land confiscated by the Sudanese authorities as part of an ongoing campaign to rid the strict Islamic country of its Christian presence.
Sharia laws to be applied to non-Muslims in Aceh, Indonesia
Sharia laws will be extended to non-Muslims in the Indonesian province of Aceh under a controversial new bylaw.
News in Brief: 25 February 2014
Sri Lanka: Christian pupil punished for refusing to take part in
Buddhist ritual at school;
Tanzania: Two Zanzibar churches targeted in bombings;
Bangladesh: Pro-Islamist opposition defeats secular party in local elections;
Brunei: Private schools barred from exposing Muslim children to other religions.