In the aftermath of the furor over one Florida church’s plans to burn copies of the Koran on the ninth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, a new case of book-burning is drawing attention. Australian lawyer Alex Stewart, a self-proclaimed atheist, was not content merely to burn the Koran, but chose to burn the Bible as well.

France got into big trouble this week over its deportation of Gypsies early this week, and its move to ban veils that hide the faces of women won't help matters any.

A costly plan by the central government of India to create unique biometric identification numbers for every Indian is meeting stiff resistance from civil-liberties groups as the regime prepares to send swarms of officials across the nation this month to kick off the program.

On August 27, Kenyans witnessed their leaders swear to obey, preserve, protect, and defend the new constitution and all other laws of Kenya. Cheered on by hundreds of thousands of jubilant Kenyans waving national flags, it has become reality that Kenya has opened a new chapter in its political history by replacing the 50-year-old Lancaster constitution with a new and truly people-driven one. But internal displaced people are still waiting for justice to take place under the new constitution.

The right to peaceful protest is one virtually all Westerners hold dear, but, apparently, not when it’s applied to pro-lifers. Apparently, that is, if the systematic abuse of some Austrian pro-life activists is any indication.