'Religion Inspired Murders' Archive

Iran says man stoned to death for adultery

July 10th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion Inspired Murders / Comments Off on Iran says man stoned to death for adultery

Iran said on Tuesday that a man convicted of adultery had been stoned to death in a village in northwestern Iran, the first time it has confirmed such an execution ...

Possible 'Honor Killing' Foiled

June 27th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion Inspired Murders / Comments Off on Possible 'Honor Killing' Foiled

"The victim advised me that his fiancée's family was trying to kill him, drag him into a car and take him somewhere, where he believed he was going to be ...

Mother orders daughter to stab Jehovah's Witness

June 11th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion Inspired Murders / Comments Off on Mother orders daughter to stab Jehovah's Witness

VICTORVILLE — Afraid that Jehovah’s Witnesses were trying to “steal” her son, a local woman ordered her 15-year-old daughter to stab a 19-year-old Witness, officials said. Around ...

6 Islamic Men Charged in Plot to Attack Fort Dix

May 8th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion Inspired Murders / Comments Off on 6 Islamic Men Charged in Plot to Attack Fort Dix

Authorities said there was no direct evidence connecting the men to any international terror organizations such as al-Qaida. But several of them said they were ready to kill and die ...

Jihadist Video Shows Boy Beheading Man

April 20th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion Inspired Murders / Comments Off on Jihadist Video Shows Boy Beheading Man

KILI FAQIRAN, Pakistan (AP) - The boy with the knife looks barely 12. In a high-pitched voice, he denounces the bound, blindfolded man before him as an American spy. Then ...

Murdered preacher's wife goes on trial

April 13th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion Inspired Murders / Comments Off on Murdered preacher's wife goes on trial

Freeland talked about a financial motive for the shooting in his opening statement. He told the 12 women and four men on the jury that Mary Winkler had deposited several ...

Bangladesh sharia supporters kill prosecutor

April 11th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion Inspired Murders / Comments Off on Bangladesh sharia supporters kill prosecutor

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Unidentified gunmen in southern Bangladesh shot and killed the prosecutor in the case of six Islamic militants who were convicted and executed in a bombing that killed ...

Woman beheaded daughter 'to kill the demon'

March 16th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion Inspired Murders / Comments Off on Woman beheaded daughter 'to kill the demon'

When questioned about her daughter's disappearance, Spann told police she drowned Kyeimah in a bathtub. Spann beheaded the girl with an ax, believing it was the only way to kill ...

Another Pastor's Wife Pulls Gun In Church

July 31st, 2006 / Religion Inspired Murders / Comments Off on Another Pastor's Wife Pulls Gun In Church

Fortunately no one died. But these clowns obviously can't manage their own lives. They are absolutely not role-models for anyone else.

No Denying

July 11th, 2006 / Religion Inspired Murders / 10 comments

Another train bombing. This time in Mumbai, India. At this point, there's really no denying it. As soon as we hear news like this, we know exactly what happened. ...

A Mundane Argument

June 30th, 2006 / Religion Inspired Murders / Comments Off on A Mundane Argument

In a previous post, "Perfect Wife, Perfect Mother, Perfect Lie," I discussed the connection between religion and the murder of Pastor Matthew Winkler, by his wife Mary. Turns out Mary ...

Malaysian Textbooks Teach Murder

May 27th, 2006 / Psychology, Religion Inspired Murders / Comments Off on Malaysian Textbooks Teach Murder

Via Jihad Watch, a letter in Malaysiakini showing how religious texts are still being used in schools to teach children to murder apostates.For example, under the heading ‘Ways ...

Lawyer Murders Judge For Allah

May 17th, 2006 / Religion Inspired Murders / 4 comments

When the secular west decides to fight religious extremism, it protests with protective laws, cartoons, or peaceful demonstrations. When followers of radical Islam don't like secular laws, they respond ...

Now cartoon murders

February 6th, 2006 / Religion Inspired Murders / Comments Off on Now cartoon murders

It's official. "Cartoon-gate" has now joined the ranks of the 'religion inspired murders' as several people have died in the violence. Posting about this is kind of getting old at ...

The Believer or the Non-believer?

February 1st, 2006 / Religion Inspired Murders / Comments Off on The Believer or the Non-believer?

We don't know if the believer killed the unbeliever, or vice versa, or whether or not they were arguing dogma. But this is another tragic example of the perils of ...

And again...

December 27th, 2005 / Religion Inspired Murders / 3 comments

Judge Commits 8 Over Exorcism Killings MEXICO CITY - A judge committed eight relatives to the psychiatric ward of a prison Thursday for the ritualistic slayings of two young family members ...