I’m still trying to figure out how best to deliver these links to you guys, so this time I’m trying starting with the bad news and then transitioning to nicer links so that you don’t end up with severe depression:
Blasphemy trials have increased sharply since the revolution with at least 13 receiving prison sentences. Most cases have been directed against the Christian minority, but a Muslim preacher was sentenced to 11 years in prison for tearing up a bible.
University student kidnapped and tortured on parents’ orders to cure her of being a lesbian. (Better link, but in Spanish).
Islamic teacher arrested for buying people (alive) and selling them for parts to witchcraft practitioners.
Half of men surveyed confessed to have physically or sexually abused their wives or girlfriends. 1 in four admitted to having raped a woman and 1 in 25 of participating on a gang rape.
A 19 year-old girl died of anorexia after refusing medical treatment due to her religious beliefs.
The Anti-vaccination Network hasn’t complied with the TGA’s (Australia’s FDA) order to stop advertising a quack cancer remedy in their website and DVDs. (From Jack99) (UPDATE: See Jack99’s comment)
Two activists jailed for bringing food and water to a Canadian woman and her children locked in their house by the husband for a week.
THE GOOD, COOL, INTERESTING OR JUST WEIRD:
Awesome pictures of Baikonur, the home of the Baikonur Cosmodrome, where Yuri Gagarin and Laika (and now every American astronaut) were launched into space.
Awesome time lapse video of the Popocatépetl volcano (aka “El Popo”) erupting.
Laser scanning revealed a previously undocumented urban planning in the 1,200-year-old temples of Angkor Wat.
Unofficial gay dating site for priests allegedly based on the Vatican.
The strange world of the Tokolosh and the even stranger way to keep these mystical creatures away.
Atheists in Adelaide are getting things done. (UPDATE: See Jack99’s comment)
Featured image: Angkor Wat by me.