Remarks on Prophet Mohammad: As criticism grows, India rejects OIC’s comments as ‘narrow-minded’

Amid the chorus of criticism from the Islamic world against the remarks made by now suspended or expelled BJP leaders Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar Jindal – with Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) issuing statements – India rejected the OIC’s comments as “unwarranted and narrow-minded”. Pakistan joined three other Islamic … Read more

Thousands swept up as Kremlin clamps down on Ukraine war criticism

Vladimir Efimov, a local politician on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia’s Far East, was charged with “discrediting the army” and ordered to pay a $500 fine three times in recent months over anti-war images that he displayed on social media. When he continued, reposting battlefield pictures like the wholesale destruction of the Ukrainian port city … Read more