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Article18: Mexico — Confirmed Presence of Major Islamic Terrorist Group Near U.S. Border; Former Killer Preaches to Violent Gangsters

Article18: Mexico — Confirmed Presence of Major Islamic Terrorist Group Near U.S. Border; Former Killer Preaches to Violent Gangsters

By Martin Surridge – The last week has brought some changes to Article18. In addition to the added subtitles for each article, a new emblem is featured at the bottom of each entry, created by artist and musician Bradley Kenyon, who also made the globe logo for Article18. I want to thank Bradley for his contribution to the blog as […]

 
 

Article18: Laos — Four Christian Women Raped and Executed by Laotian Military Along Vietnam Border

Article18: Laos — Four Christian Women Raped and Executed by Laotian Military Along Vietnam Border

By Martin Surridge – Just a short entry this week. My apologies to those who were looking for an Article18 post last week. As a teacher, the end of May can be rather hectic, which is why this is the first post since the end of April. I wish I had the opportunity to do more in regards to religious […]

 
 

Article18: India — Christian Pastor Bludgeoned in Front of His Children; Government Blames "Predatory" Evangelistic Efforts

Article18: India — Christian Pastor Bludgeoned in Front of His Children; Government Blames "Predatory" Evangelistic Efforts

By Martin Surridge – The Indian subcontinent has a rich and religiously diverse history. In addition to Hinduism, often called the world's oldest religion, India is also the ancestral home to Buddhism, Sikhism, home to millions of Muslims,  and countless indigenous belief systems. With these and other introduced faiths, religious tension has often dominated the news coming out of India […]

 
 

Article18: Afghanistan — Quran Burning Protest Leaves Dozens Dead; Freed Christian Convert Flees Country

Article18: Afghanistan — Quran Burning Protest Leaves Dozens Dead; Freed Christian Convert Flees Country

By Martin Surridge – Few countries around the globe can outdo Afghanistan when it comes to suffering and misery. Just in the last ten years alone, Afghanistan has been the permanent home for the Taliban, the temporary home for Al-Qaeda, the central battlefield for the Global War on Terror and graveyard for thousands of soldiers and civilians, the location for […]

 
 

Article18: France — Controversial Veil Ban for Muslim Women Continues to Divide Nation

Article18: France — Controversial Veil Ban for Muslim Women Continues to Divide Nation

By Martin Surridge – France can't seem to stay out of global headline news at the moment. In a two week period, Sarkozy's government managed to team up with the U.N. to lead the charge against Gbagbo in the Ivory Coast, play an important military role in the ongoing efforts in Libya against Gaddafi's forces, and is now turning heads […]

 
 

Article18: Egypt — 29 Christians Dead After Attacks on Egyptian Churches; Terrorist Violence Concerns Population of Changing Nation

Article18: Egypt — 29 Christians Dead After Attacks on Egyptian Churches; Terrorist Violence Concerns Population of Changing Nation

By Martin Surridge – Just a couple weeks before the revolution in Egypt inspired the Middle East and captured the attention of the world, we posted a link to an article that explained how Egypt's Coptic Christian community was calling for more religious freedom after attacks on churches in Nag Hamadi and Alexandria left 29 people dead. Few could have […]

 
 

Article18: Thailand Part 2 — Special Interview with Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Thailand Volunteer Bob Young

Article18: Thailand Part 2 — Special Interview with Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Thailand Volunteer Bob Young

By Martin Surridge – Just a few weeks ago, I returned from one of the most beautiful and enchanting countries in Southeast Asia-Thailand-a country known for its love of soccer, its patriotic fervor, sandy beaches, and the rapidly developing, international city of Bangkok. But there's much more to Thailand than the capital. In fact, much of the nation's beauty lies […]

 
 

Article18: China — Personal Observations of Liberty and Reflections on Life in Beijing, China

Article18: China — Personal Observations of Liberty and Reflections on Life in Beijing, China

Part 2 of the profile on Thailand will be featured next week. This slightly more personal entry previously ran under the title "Observations of Liberty in China" back in Spring of 2010 and is rerun this week as part of Article18. By Martin Surridge -The mass of strangers and suitcases pressed against me so tightly that I did not have […]

 
 

Article18: Thailand Part 1 — Dissenters Arrested for Insulting the Monarchy; Malay Insurgents Continue Terror Campaign in South

Article18: Thailand Part 1 — Dissenters Arrested for Insulting the Monarchy; Malay Insurgents Continue Terror Campaign in South

By Martin Surridge – On Tuesday I returned from one of the most beautiful and enchanting countries in Southeast Asia–Thailand–a country known for its spicy cuisine, tropical mountainous rainforests, marvelous Buddhist temples, and the cosmopolitan city of Bangkok. But there's much more to Thailand than the glossy posters in the travel agent's window.        This is Article18-RLTV's weekly […]

 
 

Article18: Thailand Preview

Article18: Thailand Preview

By Martin Surridge – This week's entry will be short. In just a few hours I will be boarding a plane to Thailand to work with a non-profit group setting up a freshwater system for villages in the north of the country. I will also be speaking to people in the region about religious liberty and my first article after […]