Taliban Erases Decades of Progress for Afghan Girls

Just as Afghani girls were ready to return to school for the first time in seven months on March 23, the Taliban — which seized ruling power in Afghanistan last summer — that morning reversed its decision to reopen girls’ secondary schools, citing a need for more time to draw up policies in line with the Islamic law Sharia.

Gunmen Attack Church in Burkina Faso, Kill 24

Twenty-four people, including a church pastor, were killed during a Sunday service on Feb. 16 at a Protestant church in Burkina Faso, according to the regional governor. 

Filipino Church Is Under Siege

Catholic bishops in the southern Philippines supported the declaration of martial law in Mindanao following an attempt by a band of gunmen claiming to be Islamic militants to seize a city in the region.

Religious Tests

Dear Editor: President Obama said religious tests have no place in America. Of course, they do. If a Muslim candidate for office intends to impose Sharia Law in his/her community, if elected, that person is ineligible to run for public office in America. Sharia Law is contrary to the U.S. Constitution, which the candidate must swear to uphold.