3 More Reps Cosponsor Bill to Designate MB as Terrorists

2/16/2016 Three more representatives have signed on as cosponsors for the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act. Last week, the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Ron Johnson (R-WI), endorsed the companion bill. The Clarion Project thanks all the readers who responded to our requests to contact their congressmen and Senators to ask for position statements and to facilitate briefings for their staff.  The three additional cosponsors are Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL) and Rep. David Joyce (R-OH). The support of Rep. Smith is particularly helpful because he sits on the House Judiciary Committee, along with five…
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5 Ways Iran is Disarming the West

9/28/2015 The deal with Iran does not disarm the regime of its nuclear weapons capacity, but it does go a long way towards disarming someone: The West. There are five ways that the deal handcuffs the U.S. and its allies by undermining their options against Iran in the future. 1. Disarming the Sanctions Option The deal's supporters claim that the international sanctions that collapsed the Iranian economy will immediately "snap back" if the regime violates the deal, so why not give it a try? To believe that claim, you have to believe that our international partners are willing to hurt…
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Egyptian Christians Face Increased Kidnappings

Egyptian Christians Face Increased Kidnappings

4/8/2013 Kidnappers are increasingly targeting Christians in a southern province in Egypt. More than 150 Christians, including children, have been kidnapped for ransom in Minya province over the past two years. Many Christians live in this province, along with some of Egypt's most radical Islamists. The most recent widely reported case is that of Ezzat Kromer, a Christian gynecologist and father of three, who was abducted as he drove home from his practice in the village of Nazlet el-Amoden. A masked gunman fired a round between his feet as he sat behind the wheel of his car and said with…
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Atheist Bloggers Arrested in Bangladesh

Atheist Bloggers Arrested in Bangladesh

4/7/2013 Bangladeshi police arrested four anti-Islamist writers in the capital, Dhaka, this week. The crackdown comes as protesters demand the death penalty for Islamist leaders accused of war crimes, prompting counter-protests by their supporters. Asif Mohiuddin, 30, is one of the arrested bloggers. Mohiuddin has only recently recovered from injuries he incurred during an attack on him by a militant Islamist group in January. Detectives took him from his home, just two days after police arrested three other bloggers Subrata Adhikary Shuvo (24), Russell Parvez (36), and Mashiur Rahman Biplob (42), for allegedly hurting the religious beliefs of the people. Like fellow…
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