Posts Tagged ‘ Blasphemy ’

Extremist Muslim Sentiment Growing in Indonesia During Governor Race

May 5th, 2017 | By

Indonesia usually draws little attention in the West. However, the race to be Governor of its capital, Jakarta, has grabbed the attention of major Western media outlets. The early front runner of the race was Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known as “Ahok.” Ahok is “ethnic Chinese in a society where anti-Chinese sentiment remains strong, and

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Muslims Wants ‘Blasphemers’ Prosecuted … Worldwide!

Apr 20th, 2017 | By

For years, Islamic nations have successfully pressed the United Nations to pass non-binding resolutions condemning “defamation of religion.” In nations such as Pakistan, the penalty for “blasphemy” against Islam or its prophet is death. While the sentence has not been imposed in recent years, some people who have been accused of blasphemy have been murdered

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Pakistan University Mob Kills Fellow Student Over Blasphemy Allegations

Apr 14th, 2017 | By

An angry mob killed a fellow student at a Pakistani university campus Thursday on accusations that he’d posted blasphemous content online. It was the latest in a series of vigilante attacks over the increasingly contentious issue in the predominantly Muslim country. Witnesses and local media reported angry students associated with the ruling right-wing political parties

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Pakistani liberal to American panel “You are going to get me killed”

Jun 3rd, 2016 | By

“You are going to get me killed…I have got my flight back home,” stated Pakistani religious freedom advocate Arafat Mazhar to an audience questioner at Georgetown University. His jarring response emphasized that the conference’s examination of Islamic blasphemy norms in Pakistan no mere academic matter but rather lethal threats to freedom of speech and religion using blasphemy laws

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Christians Face Death In Muslim-Dominated Pakistan

Dec 1st, 2015 | By

A young Christian man who was sentenced to life imprisonment in Pakistan on charges of “blasphemy against Islam” has appealed for prayers, ahead of the first hearing in his appeal case against the ruling. Sajjad Masih Gill, 31, spent four years behind bars in Pakistan’s Punjab province on what he views as false accusations.

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Police Hasty, Brutal In Arrest Of Christian Accused Of Blasphemy In Pakistan

Sep 8th, 2015 | By

Authorities this week charged and jailed a Christian accused of blasphemy by Muslim business competitors, and police beat area Christians in their search for him, sources said.

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Christian In Egypt Kept In Prison On False Charge Of ‘Blasphemy,’ Attorney Says

Aug 26th, 2015 | By

Medhat Ishak, a 35-year-old Christian from Ebid village in Minya Governorate, was arrested on Aug. 7 while handing out Bibles to Muslims outside El-Arab Mall in Sixth of October City. Mall security guards took Ishak into custody and then turned him over to national police, who accused him of evangelism.

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Pakistan’s Land of the Pure Limits Religious Liberty

Aug 8th, 2015 | By

Panel experts discuss Pakistan continued slide to an Islamist State based on total intolerance. “Pakistan’s zealous enforcement” of blasphemy laws, Lantos-Swett observed, “is in stark and embarrassing contrast to the pronounced lack of zeal in bringing to justice” those who kill in Islam’s name.

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Pakistan Brothers Remain Detained For Blasphemy

Jul 22nd, 2015 | By

Two Christian brothers remain detained on charges of blasphemy against Islam after one of them was accused of having “disrespectful material” on his website, a senior rights official confirmed to BosNewsLife Monday, July 20. “A case has been registered against Qaisar and Amoon Ayub of Lahore relating to accusations dating back to 2011,” said Nasir Saeed, a director of the Pakistan-based advocacy ‘Centre for Legal Aid Assistance and Settlement’ (CLAAS).

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Update On Saudi Man Sentenced To Death For Renouncing Islam

Feb 26th, 2015 | By

An Islamic court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced to death a young Saudi man for renouncing his Muslim religion and “various other acts of blasphemy”, BosNewsLife monitored Thursday, February 26. The man, in his 20s, posted an online video ripping up a copy of the Koran, deemed a holy book by Islam, and hitting it with a shoe, reported English-language daily Saudi Gazette from Hafr-Al-Batin city, 430 kilometers (267 miles) north of Riyadh.

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