New Efforts Against Northern Nigeria’s Jihadists, Boko Haram

by (@Cuchulain09) August 12, 2013

Northern Nigerian Christian political leader describes the agony of the Christians under Boko Haram attacks. (Photo Credit: Faith McDonnell) United States Action Attacks by Boko Haram, the northern Nigerian jihadists dedicated to eliminating the Christian presence in northern Nigeria and establishing Sharia throughout the country, continue every week. And still the U.S. Department will not […]

Boko Haram: Terrorists With or Without Designation

by (@Cuchulain09) August 1, 2013

Cowardly terrorists – Boko Haram members live among the people, but cover their faces to slaughter their neighbors. (Photo Credit: PressTV) Numerous petitions and efforts in Congress have not succeeded in pressuring the U.S. State Department to designate the northern Nigerian jihadists Boko Haram as a “Foreign Terrorist Organization” (FTO). But on Thursday, July 25, […]

Report Highlights Dangers to ‘Defamation’ Protections

by (@TheIRD) May 23, 2013

By Paul Marshall There is good news about the State Department International Religious Freedom Report, released on May 20. First, the report is, by and large an excellent resource. While slightly slimmer than in most previous years, it is still the most comprehensive overview of religious freedom and persecution on the planet. There is more good […]

Tell State Dept: Nafie Not Welcome

by (@Cuchulain09) May 7, 2013

By Faith J. H. McDonnell (@Cuchulain09) Last week I wrote an article for Front Page Magazine (and reposted on this blog) about the Obama Administration inviting Dr. Nafie Ali Nafie, the Advisor to ICC-indicted war criminal Sudanese president Omar al Bashir to Washington for “high-level” diplomatic talks. Since that time, outrage has been growing about the […]

Obama Administration to Welcome Genocidal Sudanese Leaders for Talks

by (@Cuchulain09) May 1, 2013

By Faith J. H. McDonnell (@Cuchulain09) In a makeshift shelter of plastic tarps in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, an American linguist, Deborah Martin, interviewed dozens of Darfurian refugees. The year was 2006, and some two thousand Darfurians had fled the Islamist Sudanese regime’s genocidal war against them and walked over 900 miles to the […]

Documenting Persecution in Nigeria

by (@Cuchulain09) April 23, 2013

By Faith J. H. McDonnell (@Cuchulain09) The Washington Working Group on Nigeria, of which The IRD is a founding member, this week will release a report of the documented atrocities committed in Nigeria by Boko Haram in 2012. Compiled by Justice for Jos, a project of Jubilee Campaign, the report is in the form of a prayer […]

Tweet for Nagmeh and Other #RealWomenofCourage

by (@Cuchulain09) March 8, 2013

By Faith J. H. McDonnell (@Cuchulain09) Yesterday, we planned a twitter campaign protesting the State Department’s honoring Samira Ibrahim, an anti-Semitic Egyptian woman who is also a 9/11 fan as an “International Women of Courage.” We would denounce this action and highlight those whom we believe are real women of courage, such as Nagmeh Abedini, the wife of imprisoned Iranian-American […]

Take Action for Sudan

by (@TheIRD) February 28, 2013

By Faith McDonnell (@Cuchulain09) In a couple of weeks, IRD will participate in the Act for Sudan Emergency Action Summit on Sudan. The Summit, which will be hosted by Genocide Watch at George Mason University’s Arlington, Virginia campus, will take place on Sunday, March 10 and Monday, March 11, followed by the opportunity to visit members […]

The Offensive Silencing of Free Speech – Part 1

by (@Cuchulain09) February 22, 2013

by Faith J. H. McDonnell (@Cuchulain09) On Thursday, February 21, 2013, The IRD hosted a briefing on the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) with special guest speaker Deborah Weiss. Ms. Weiss, who works for “Vigilance,” an organization dedicated to educating the public on terrorism-related issues, is an expert on the content and the ramifications of “Defamation […]

Sudanese Government Attacks Refugee Camps

by (@Cuchulain09) February 20, 2013

It’s the dry season in Sudan and what fresh hell does this bring to the marginalized and persecuted people? It brings a new military campaign by the Sudanese Army and the allied militias sponsored and funded by Khartoum against refugees who had fled from Blue Nile State and sought protection in displacement camps. A press release from […]