Exclusive: ISIS demands churches remove crosses or be bombed

By Lisa Daftari

ISIS members marched into a Syrian town Friday evening demanding that all crosses be removed from the churches or have the buildings be completely destroyed, according to the Assyrian Patriotic Party. Two trucks carrying 20 armed ISIS members stormed into the predominantly Assyrian town of Tel Hormizd in Hassakeh and forced the residents to remove…

Update: Saudi king refers blogger case to Supreme Court

By Lisa Daftari

Update: In light of international outcry over flogging, the Saudi king has referred blogger Raif Badawi’s case to Supreme Court, his wife tells LisaDaftari.com Saudi Arabia postponed a second round of 50 lashes for blogger and activist Raif Badawi Friday, according to his wife, Ensaf. Badawi, convicted of “writing anti-Islamic discourse online,” and sentenced to 10…

Fox News’ foreign affairs analyst Lisa Daftari condemns Sharia Law at women’s gala at Sultan of Brunei’s Beverly Hills Hotel

By Lisa Daftari

Journalist, commentator and Fox News contributor Lisa Daftari, who has extensively covered human rights cases and won critical acclaim for her exclusive interviews, did not hold back her criticisms of countries implementing Sharia Law at the Iranian Women’s Organization gala held at the Sultan of Brunei’s Beverly Hills Hotel Sunday. Lisa was awarded the Maliheh…

Iran's Pharrell Williams 'Happy' dancers sentenced to 91 lashes, jail

By Lisa Daftari

Iran’s latest crackdown on freedom includes lashes and prison for seven young adults who posted a video of themselves dancing to the American pop hit “Happy” and a death sentence for a blogger accused of insulting Prophet Muhammad. The seven men and women were arrested in May, but then released after self-professed “moderate” President Hassan…