Posts Tagged ‘ Blasphemy ’

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

Aug 26th, 2015 | By
Copts protesting religious persecution.

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
Pakistan’s Land of the Pure Limits Religious Liberty

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
Pakistani Christians march to protest recent attacks on Christian institutions.

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
The Saudi flag.

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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Saudi Man Sentenced To Beheading For Ripping Copy Of Koran Online

Feb 25th, 2015 | By
A victim of Sharia law waits for the sword.

A young man from Saudi Arabia recently posted a video showing him ripping up pages of the Koran and beating it with a shoe. For this “crime” against Islam, he is going to be beheaded in a public square. The Saudi General Court stated: “In the video he cursed God, Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) and his daughter Fatimah and ripped a copy of the Holy Koran and hit it with a shoe.”

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USCIRF Statement On Flogging Of Saudi Blogger, Raif Badawi

Jan 10th, 2015 | By
This Saudi blogger faces 10 years and 1,000 lashings for "insulting" Islam.

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is deeply disturbed by the news that a Saudi blogger, Raif Badawi, was publicly flogged 50 times today in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia as part of a punishment for a blasphemy conviction. USCIRF has long followed Mr. Badawi’s case, expressed its grave concern, and called for his release.

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European Parliament Demands Withdrawal Pakistan Blasphemy Laws

Nov 29th, 2014 | By
Dutchman Peter van Dalen has urged Pakistan to withdraw Pakistan blasphemy legislation and to free Asia Bibi.

The European Parliament (EP) on Thursday, November 26, urged Pakistan to withdraw blasphemy laws after a Christian mother of five lost her appeal against the death penalty.

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Police Say Woman Slain In Pakistan Innocent Of Blasphemy; Politicians ‘Protecting Killers’

Nov 21st, 2014 | By
This couple were burned to death in a brick kiln. They were innocent of "blaspheming" the Koran.

Police in Pakistan say a Christian couple tortured and slain this month over accusations that the wife desecrated the Koran were innocent, while relatives said politicians are trying to shield the killers from justice.

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NEWS ALERT: Pakistan Christian Man Detained For Blasphemy

Nov 20th, 2014 | By
Pakistan Christians march in protest against religious persecution.

A Christian man has been detained in Pakistan’s heartland Punjab province on allegations of blasphemy against Islam, shortly after a Christian couple was burned to death by a mob for allegedly insulting Muslims, BosNewsLife learned. Qaiser Ayub, 40, was captured last week and held at a police station in the town of Talagang in Punjab’s Chakwal District, rights activists confirmed.

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Pakistan Police Kill ‘Blasphemy’Man; Mob Burns Christian Couple

Nov 8th, 2014 | By
Christian women in Pakistan often face abuse, rights activists claim.

A Pakistani policeman used an axe to kill a suspect arrested on blasphemy allegations, a day after a mob murdered a Christian man and his pregnant wife for the same alleged crime, BosNewsLife learned Friday, November 7. Pakistan received billions of dollars a year in aid from the United States

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