‘Big Brother’ Obama?: US eyes racial profiling of Americans, ‘Orwellian-style’

Reuters President Barack Obama wants to have the database on Americans ready before he leaves office in early 2017, with all the information posted online, according to the New York Post. The Obama administration is setting up an “unprecedented collection of sensitive data” on racial profiles of all Americans, according to a New York Post report. The report said President Barack Obama’s target is to have the database ready before he leaves office in early 2017, with all the information posted online. The New York Post called the undertaking an “Orwellian-style stockpile of statistics” on Americans’ health, home loans, credit cards and neighbourhoods. In his report for The New York Post, Paul Sperry said the data could serve as a “permanent network of discrimination databases” that could be used by civil rights lawyers and other advocates...Read more

Good news from Iran: Christian prisoner Pastor Farshid Fathi gets early release date

(American Center for Law and Justice) Pastor Farshid Fathi with his wife Leila and two children, Rosana and Bardia. Pastor Farshid Fathi, who has been imprisoned in Iran since 2010 because of his Christian faith, has just been given an early release date, reports said. Farshid has long been been separated from his wife Leila and two children, Rosana and Bardia. He is currently serving a six-year sentence in Iran’s notorious Evin prison. His crime: being a Christian and freely exercising his faith. “We are very grateful to announce that Iranian Christian prisoner Farshid Fathi has been told by prison officials that he will be released on Dec. 10, 2015. He had previously expected to remain in prison until December 2017,” officials from the Iranian Elam Christian Ministries said in their website (elam.com). Farshid received the official report about his release on July...Read more

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