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Religious Freedoms Worsen in Iran

By Palmer Williams1466781253060

Since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, religious minorities have faced extreme persecution at the hands of the radical Iranian government. For almost two decades, the U.S. government has designated Iran as a “country of particular concern” because of its treatment of religious minorities, including...

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Defending Persecuted Christians at the UN

By ACLJ.org1466521176278

Today, we delivered an oral intervention at the United Nations (U.N.) defending our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ who are victims of genocide at the hands of ISIS (the Islamic State) and other radical jihadists. This oral intervention to the U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC) follows up...

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Sound Blow to Pres. Obama's Power Grab

By Jay Sekulow1466711870961

Since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, there have been issues where the court splits evenly. That’s exactly what happened Thursday when the high court tied 4-4 in the case of whether President Obama’s Executive order on immigration was unconstitutional and unlawful. The 4-4 tie upholds a lower...

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Major Victory Against Overreach

By Jay Sekulow1466700161884

In a major blow to President Obama’s lawless Executive overreach and an important victory for the separation of powers and the U.S. Constitution, an equally divided Supreme Court kept a federal injunction in place blocking President Obama’s Executive action that unilaterally rewrote our nation’s...

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Naming the Enemy is Necessary

By Harry G. Hutchison1466704062065

It’s infuriating and outrageous. It would be laughable if so many lives and our national security weren’t on the line. If you listen to the Obama Administration, then American leaders and citizens urging them to name our enemy as radical jihadists offer nothing but empty rhetoric and talking...

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Major Legislative Progress Against BDS

By Jeff Ballabon1466608101584

The ACLJ continues to lead the fight against the anti-Israel BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement – a movement that seeks to delegitimize the State of Israel through discriminatory and illegal tactics – in the courts, in the media, on campuses, in boardrooms, and at every level of...

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Fighting ISIS Genocide with USCIRF and UN

By Palmer Williams1466095147294

The world has watched in horror this year as ISIS – the Islamic State – has systematically wiped out Christians and other religious minorities across Iraq and Syria. They have committed unspeakable atrocities, and their actions have clearly risen to the level of genocide. The latest reports out of...

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ACLJ Urges Recognition of ISIS Genocide

By Benjamin P. Sisney1465322400000

ISIS (the Islamic State) continues its genocidal slaughter. Over the weekend, disturbing news broke of yet more unspeakable evil perpetrated by ISIS against religious minorities in the region, as 19 girls were burned alive. But the United Nations (U.N.) won’t even call it genocide. Moving forward...

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Speaking for the Voiceless at the UN

By Olivia Summers1464878475692

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and...

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Christian Family in Pakistan Spared Torment

By Shaheryar Gill1464299278723

False blasphemy allegations in Pakistan often have devastating results, but we’re happy to report that one Christian family was spared what so many others are not. Our international affiliate the European Center for Law and Justice’s (ECLJ) office in Pakistan, the Organization for Legal Aid (OLA),

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Time for the Military to Fight Sexual Abuse

By Joseph Williams1466541706243

It’s pure evil. Young boys dress up like women and are forced to dance for older men. The boys are then auctioned off as sex slaves to the highest bidder – forced to endure years of rape, sexual abuse, and slavery at the hands of their masters. And now, the latest reports reveal that the Taliban...

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Testifying at U.N. Defending Kenyan Girls

By ACLJ.org1466446578495

We just delivered a critical oral intervention at the United Nations (U.N.) on behalf of Kenyan girls being forced into horrific child marriages. As we continue fighting in Kenyan communities and courts to save young girls enslaved as child brides, we are taking the plight of the persecuted...

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Defending Child Brides in Kenyan Court

By Palmer Williams1465498653762

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” - Edmund Burke The girls of Samburu County have seen this first hand. But thanks to a group of courageous Kenyans and our colleagues at the East African Centre for Law & Justice (EACLJ), good men and women are rising up...

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Fighting to Protect Young Kenyan Girls

By Palmer Williams1464722020168

When our team of attorneys on the ground in Kenya heard of the imminent danger of young girls in the Samburu region, they raced to the northern Kenyan county to assist in their rescue. Our team learned that girls in this tribe as young as six years old were forced to marry men as old as their...

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