Charlie Hebdo Protestors Ransack Christian School in Pakistan, Demand Closure

Security said to be lax just weeks after massacre at school in Peshawar

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Outside Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris two hours after attack. (Thierry Caro via Wikipedia)

LAHORE, Pakistan, January 29, 2015 (Morning Star News) –

Among several protests across Pakistan against a French satire magazine’s cartoons of Islam’s prophet Muhammad, hundreds of Muslims in a terrorist-infested northwestern province on Monday (Jan. 26) stormed a Christian school, demanding its closure.  

Some 300 protestors from local schools and colleges entered the premises of Panel High School for Boys in Bannu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, after jumping its outer walls and forcing open the gates, principal Fredrick Farhan Das told Morning Star News by phone.

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Attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula by militants with possible ISIS ties leave at least 26 dead

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Militants with possible Islamic State ties struck more than a dozen army and police targets in the restive Sinai Peninsula with simultaneous attacks involving a car bomb and mortar rounds on Thursday, killing at least 26 security officers.

An Army spokesman immediately blamed former Islamist President Mohammed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood of orchestrating the attack, which killed 25 Army soldiers and one policeman.

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UK Jihadi Who Faked Death Admits Terror Offences

The 27-year-old posed with a severed head while he was in Syria, before trying to slip back into Britain unnoticed.

 

A British jihadist who faked his death faces years behind bars after admitting a string of terror offences following his return from Syria.

Imran Khawaja, from Southall in west London, spent six months in the war-torn country last year and attended a terror training camp.

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Belgian anti-terror raid in Verviers leaves two dead

Police in Verviers. 15 Jan 2015

Two suspected jihadists have been killed in an anti-terror operation in eastern Belgium, officials say.

A third person had been arrested in the raid in Verviers and weapons are reported to have been recovered.

Prosecutor Eric Van Der Sypt told reporters police had targeted a group returning from Syria who had been about to launch attacks in a matter of hours.

Largest Islamic Body in the World Calls for More Anti-Free Speech Laws in Wake of Charlie Hebdo Attack

By Patrick Poole

Last week’s terror attack targeting French magazine Charlie Hebdo's office in Paris has sparked a global conversation about the nature of free speech, with the “Je Suis Charlie” hashtag in support of the murdered Charlie Hebdo staff going viral and becoming the most used hashtag in the history of Twitter.

But this afternoon, the UN representative for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Ufuk Gokcen, was expressing another view with respect to free speech.

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Paris Charlie Hebdo attack: live

Latest updates after attack in which three suspect al-Qaeda gunmen attack offices of Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical magazine, with 12 dead


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• Three suspects named; one, Hamyd Mourad, hands himself in
• Brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi remain at large
• Seven 'friends and associates' of suspects arrested
• National day of mourning declared; midday silence
Policeman seriously injured in second Paris shooting
• Paris Charlie Hebdo attack: January 7 as it happened

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08.47 One of the gunmen in the attack this morning in southwest Paris was wearing a bullet-proof vest when he fired on police officers with an automatic, seriously injuring one of them, a police source said.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve is rushing to the scene of the incident near Porte de Chatillon south of Paris.

Charlie Hebdo: Gun attack on French magazine kills 12

Ambulances gather in the street outside the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's office, in Paris, 7 January 2015.

Video uploaded to YouTube shows the attackers fleeing after shooting a police officer

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A major police operation is under way to find three gunmen who fled by car.

President Francois Hollande said there was no doubt it had been a terrorist attack "of exceptional barbarity".

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Suspected Arsonist Sought in Fire at Bible Distribution Center in Istanbul, Turkey

Fire officials thought to have tried to downplay likelihood of arson.

By Our Middle East Correspondent
David Byle amid fire damage at Bible Correspondence Course in Turkey. (Morning Star News)ISTANBUL, Turkey, December 20, 2014 (Morning Star News) – Turkish authorities are searching for a suspected arsonist in connection with a fire here that destroyed thousands of New Testaments and other Christian books.


The fire started at approximately 7 p.m. on Dec. 7 at the offices of the Bible Correspondence Course in Turkey (BCC-Turkey), located in a multistory building that also houses a church in the Kadikoy neighborhood of Istanbul, according to officials of the ministry.
 

U.S. Congressmen Call on Egyptian Government to Release Jailed Christian Convert

Letter Highlights Torture, Lack of Process for Egyptian Citizens to Change Religious Affiliation

12/19/2014 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that nine members of the United States Congress today sent a letter to the Egyptian attorney general calling for the immediate release of Bishoy Armia Boulous, a Coptic Christian convert from Islam jailed by Egyptian authorities since December 3, 2013.

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Bishoy Armia Boulous

The letter, led by Congressman Gus Bilirakis of Florida, states that Bishoy was jailed on charges “clearly related to his religious conversion” and that he has “reportedly been harassed and physically attacked on several occasions by officials of the Tora Prison in South Cairo.” Sent to Attorney General Hisham Barakat and President el-Sisi, the letter goes on to say, “The dropping of all charges against Mr. Boulous and his swift release will help to demonstrate not only your administration’s commitment to equal protection under the law…but that millions of men and women across Egypt need not fear government prosecution simply for choosing to change their religious beliefs.”

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The Plague Of Radical Islam Strikes Again, In Sydney

A hostage runs for safety after she escaped from a cafe under siege in central Sydney, Australia, on Monday. AP

A hostage runs for safety after she escaped from a cafe under siege in central Sydney, Australia, on Monday. AP 

War On Terror: Monday's Sydney cafe attack is a reminder, as if we needed one, that radical Islam continues its lethal war on Western civilization. It remains critical for the West to get rid of this plague.

The 18-hour siege by a deranged gunman holding hostages in a little Sydney cafe across from the Reserve Bank of Australia, leaving two innocent people dead before Australian police stormed the place, was as much the work of Islamic radicals as other terror attacks.

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Islamic State Justifies Enslaving Non-Believers

This message was propagated by a pamphlet from the IS that is titled Question and Answers about Female Slaves and their Freedom.

The pamphlet was distributed amongst the people living in Mosul a city in Iraq. The city is under the radical extremists’ control.

The pamphlet also said that women and children who are non-Muslim could be sold as well as given as gifts to other people.

  

Police storm Sydney cafe to end hostage siege, three dead

Police source named the gunman as Man Haron Monis, an Iranian refugee and self-styled sheikh

1 of 30. Paramedics remove a person, with bloodstains on the blankets covering the person, on a stretcher from the Lindt cafe, where hostages were being held, at Martin Place in central Sydney December 16, 2014.

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SYDNEY (Reuters) - Heavily armed Australian police stormed a Sydney cafe on Tuesday and freed a number of hostages being held there at gunpoint, in a dramatic end to a 16-hour siege in which three people were killed and four wounded.

New South Wales police said two men, aged 34 and 50, and a 38-year-old woman died. The attacker was among the fatalities.

Heavy gunfire and blasts from stun grenades filled the air shortly after 2 a.m. local time (1500 GMT on Monday).

New South Wales police said two men, aged 34 and 50, and a 38-year-old woman died. The attacker was among the fatalities.

Heavy gunfire and blasts from stun grenades filled the air shortly after 2 a.m. local time (1500 GMT on Monday).

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ISIS behead four children in Iraq after they refuse to convert to Islam

A British vicar based in Baghdad said Islamic State militants hounded Christians out of their homes and threatened to kill their children if they did not convert to Islam

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Barbaric: The children were killed by Islamic State militants (file photo)

Barbaric Islamic State militants have beheaded four Christian children in Iraq for refusing to convert to Islam, according to a British vicar based in Baghdad.

Cannon Andrew White claims the beheadings took place in a Christian enclave close to Baghdad which has been recently overrun by Islamic State.

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Boko Haram Kills More Christians as it Expands 'Caliphate' in Nigeria

Islamic extremist rebels seize towns in Borno state, kidnap 20 women.

 

By Our Nigeria Correspondent

 

JOS, Nigeria, December 7, 2014 (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists from Boko Haram killed 11 people and kidnapped 20 women as they attacked predominantly Christian Lassa in northeastern Nigeria state last week, the third town in three weeks that the terrorist group claims as part of its caliphate.
 
The Boko Haram insurgents, who seek to impose sharia (Islamic law) throughout Nigeria, invaded Lassa in southern Borno state on Wednesday (Dec. 3), sources said. Survivors who escaped the carnage and arrived at Jos told Morning Star News that the Boko Haram gunmen initially stormed the town on Nov. 29 but were repelled, then returned on Wednesday, destroying church buildings and homes.

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Christian Convert Imprisoned and Tortured in Egypt Vows to 'Starve Himself to Death,' Lawyer Says

By Samuel Smith , CP Reporter

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Egyptian Christians march in Cairo during a protest against an attack on a church in southern Egypt on Oct. 9, 2011.

The Christian convert who made history by becoming the first person in Egypt's history to attempt to legally change his religious affiliation on his government identification from Islam to Christianity, has "vowed to starve himself to death" in response to his "illegal" imprisonment, his attorney said.

Bishoy Boulous, who is formerly known by his Muslim name of Mohammed Hegazy, was sentenced to five years imprisonment by an Egyptian court in July on the allegation of causing "sectarian strife."

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Sudanese Authorities Demolish Church and Arrest 37 Christians

 

Police and security officers arrived at 6am in nine police vans and began demolishing part of the church building before arresting 37 people who were praying in the church.

The group of 15 women and 22 men were detained before being charged under sections 69, 77 and 99 of the criminal code with “breach of the peace, public nuisance and obstruction of a public servant during the course of his duty”. 

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Al Shabaab Islamists Again Attack Non-Muslims near Mandera, Kenya,

Killing 36 Most of those slain said to be Christians from outside the area.
By Our East Africa Correspondent
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Members of the Islamic extremist insurgent group Al Shabaab early this morning killed 36 non-Muslims, most of them Christian, in an attack in northern Kenya, sources said.

 

A Radical Muslim in the Navy

Joe Kaufman is an expert in the fields of counter-terrorism, foreign affairs and energy independence for America. He has been featured on all major cable networks, including Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC and C-SPAN. Kaufman has served as a consultant to different government agencies, and he has been instrumental in getting U.S.-based terrorist charities shut down and terror-related individuals put behind bars. Exactly one month prior to the September 11 attacks, Kaufman predicted the attacks by stating that the 1993 World Trade Center bombing was not an aberration and that it would happen again.

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Those who serve in the United States military and take an oath to protect our nation are lauded for their service, and rightfully so. Yet, it is highly immoral, if not outright evil and traitorous, for someone who has served in the U.S. military to exploit their military connections whilst taking leadership roles within groups associated with terror. It appears that that is what Muslim convert Wilfredo Amr Ruiz has done and is doing with his work for Islamist groups CAIR and AMANA, and his actions deserve scrutiny, reprimand and repudiation.

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Islamic State Support Network Uncovered in UK: Reports
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A terrorist network reportedly has been uncovered in the United Kingdom, which has been helping the Islamic State extremist group.

MOSCOW, November 30 (Sputnik) – A terrorist network has been uncovered in the United Kingdom, which has been helping the Islamic State (IS) extremist group, particularly supporting the IS executioner who allegedly killed American journalist James Foley, the Sunday Mirror reports.

"The emphasis has been to track down the support network around the British IS executioner because we know they are still communicating with him," a US intelligence source told the Sunday Mirror Saturday.

Bulgaria charges radical imam with supporting Islamic State

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Ahmed Mussa sits inside a court as 12 Bulgarian men, most of them Muslim prayer leaders, and one woman are charged for preaching radical Islam, in Pazardzhik 

Ahmed Mussa sits inside a court as 12 Bulgarian men, most of them Muslim prayer leaders, and one woman …

SOFIA (Reuters) - A Bulgarian imam and six others detained during a special operation by security forces earlier this week have been charged with supporting the ultra-radical militant group Islamic State, Bulgarian prosecutors said on Wednesday.

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Islamic State slave trade highlights broader problem in Muslim world

Posted on November 30, 2014 by JNS.org.

By Ksenia Svetlova

Every evening, silence reigns in the Khanke refugee camp near the Kurdish city of Dohuk in northern Iraq. Winter has already arrived, bringing with it rain, mud, and cold.

 A fire has been lit for warmth, but the flame is potentially dangerous. A Yazidi family is crowded into each tent. The tents afford no protection from the rain, and if any of the structures catch fire, they can turn into death traps. About 60,000 Yazidis live in this camp. Last summer, they managed to survive and escape from Mount Sinjar, which was taken over by the Islamic State terror group. Every person at the camp knows someone who was either killed or wounded, or is currently missing. Every refugee has a sister, wife, or daughter who was kidnapped and raped.

'You're never too young to be a Soldier for Khilafah': Radicalised six-year-old chants in support of a Caliphate and calls for Obama to go to hell in shocking extremist video 

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Al Shabaab Executes 28 Non-Muslims in Northern Kenya

At least 19 Christians among those killed.

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Al Shabaab Executes 28 Non-Muslims in Northern KenyaKHARTOUM, Sudan, November 24, 2014 (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists from the Somali insurgent Al Shabaab stopped a bus in northern Kenya on Saturday (Nov. 22), separated out the non-Muslims and killed 28 people, including at least 19 Christians, sources said.
 
Among those executed, an area Christian leader told Morning Star News, were 10 members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church; three members of the Anglican Church of Kenya; three members of the Redeemed Gospel Church; and three members of the East Africa Pentecostal Church (EAPC). The three slain members of the EAPC were youth leader Kennedy Tiraito and two choir and praise leaders, Patrick Mukopi and a woman identified only as Janet.

 

New York axe attack 'terrorist act by Muslim convert'

The attacker approaches the officers in Queens, in a photo released by New York police, 24 Oct
Zale Thompson approaches the officers in Queens, in a photo released by New York police

Police in New York say an axe attack on two officers was a terrorist act carried out by a radicalised Muslim convert.

Zale Thompson, 32, was shot dead after wounding the two officers, one critically, in Queens on Thursday.

Australia fears Islamists joining biker gangs

SYDNEY: Australia is confronting what authorities say is a growing threat from homegrown Islamist radicals and fears a new danger is about to rumble over the horizon – would-be militants hooking up with biker gangs.

Islamism and organized crime are already mixing, said retired New South Wales Assistant Police Commissioner Clive Small, and the new gang members use radical Islam as a justification for joining.

“You can have a person who says I’m in it [a gang], I’m selling drugs, because Australia’s a bad place and we need to raise money to take over,” Small told Reuters.

 

Ted Cruz: Attacks in Ottawa, Jerusalem "stark reminder" radical Islam not confined to Middle East

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas hinted he may hire "good friend" and political lawyer Ben Ginsburg for a potential 2016 White House bid. (Associated Press)

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas hinted he may hire “good friend” and political lawyer Ben Ginsburg for a potential 2016 White House bid. (Associated Press)

 

Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, said the attack in Canada and a separate hit-and-run attack in Jerusalem Wednesday are reminders that “radical Islamic terrorism” is not confined to the Middle East and likened the shooting death of a soldier in Ottawa to the 2009 attack at Fort Hood, Texas.

“Our great and good friends in Canada and Israel were targeted because both countries share the same core principles of tolerance and freedom that we in America hold so dear — and which are hated by the vicious terrorists whose ultimate goal is to destroy us all,” said Mr. Cruz, a possible 2016 GOP presidential contender.

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'Radicalisation risk' at six Muslim private schools, says Ofsted

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Pupils at six small Muslim private schools in east London are at risk of extremist views and radicalisation, says Ofsted's chief inspector.

Sir Michael Wilshaw said the pupils' "physical and educational welfare is at serious risk" following a series of emergency inspections.

He said all the schools focused too heavily on Islamic teachings.

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan says the schools will be closed down if changes are not made quickly.

Axe wielding man shot dead after attacking four New York policemen

One police officer was critically injured and another wounded in the attack

An axe-wielding man who attacked four police officers posing for a photograph on a busy street in New York has been shot dead.

Two policemen were wounded in the attack, one critically, before the suspect was shot by two other police officers. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

All four officers involved in the New York City incident had recently graduated from the city Police Academy.

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‘Outstanding’ London school accused of promoting extremists, enforcing segregation

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets (Photo from wikipedia.org)

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An ‘outstanding’ London secondary school is due to be placed in special measures, over concerns that it was not doing enough to protect its students from ‘extremist’ activities.

The issues raised by the schools watchdog investigation include gender segregation and the posting links to ‘extremist preachers’ on students’ social media pages.

Sir John Cass Foundation and Redcoat School, East London, is believed to have failed to monitor students in the school who were allegedly running an Islamic society that promoted a radical preacher on its Facebook page.

    
Canada: Soldier dies after being gunned down at war memorial
  
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The gunman who fatally shot a Canadian soldier and wounded three other people during a shootout inside Parliament Wednesday was reportedly a recent Muslim convert.

Authorities identified the shooter at Parliament Hill in Ottawa as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32.

 

Saudi prince paid for the 9/11 pilots to learn to fly': Incredible claims of '20th hijacker' serving life in prison for terrorism as he asks to testify again in court and reveal all

  • Zacarias Moussaoui, 46, filed court documents claiming Saudis funded 9/11
  • He said an unnamed prince paid for him and 19 hijackers to learn to fly
  • Moussaoui was given life sentence in 2006 after admitting terror charges
  • Government lawyers interviewed him and said he had 'relevant' material
  • Saudi government has flatly denied all involvement in 9/11
  • Experts cast doubt on Moussaoui's credibility, as he is erratic in court

 

 

Claims: Zacarias Moussaoui, who is serving a life sentence for terror charges, has said Saudi Arabia financed the 9/11 attacks

A jihadist serving life in prison on terror charges brought in the wake of 9/11 has claimed the Saudi Arabian royal family helped finance the plot.

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Church to appeal Asia Bibi death penalty

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Catholic leaders in Pakistan will appeal to their country’s Supreme Court after a lower court upheld the death penalty for a blasphemy ruling against a Christian mother of five children.

“Like it or not, we have to accept the court order,” Father Emmanuel Yousaf Mani, director of the National (Catholic) Commission for Justice and Peace, told Catholic News Service.

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Islamic State Supporter Pictured Forcing Baby To Kick A Severed Head In Syria (GRAPHIC PICTURE)

WARNING VERY GRAPHIC CONTENT

A horrifying photo has emerged showing a smiling father encouraging his baby to kick the severed head of a dead soldier in Syria.

The shocking picture shows the toddler, too young to stand, being held up by its delighted father so it can kick the decomposing head with its bare feet.

The man, pictured wearing camouflage, is thought to be a supporter of the Islamic State.

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The image of the child is believed to have been posted by militants fighting across Iraq and Syria and was the latest to have emerged in a collection of children posing like terrorists.

It's not the first time the terrorist group has used shocking images of children in their propaganda campaign, with a previous image showing a baby lying on an Islamic State flag next to guns and grenades.

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Canadian soldier killed by convert to Islam in hit and run

Martin Couture Rouleau shot dead by Quebec police after driving his car into two soldiers in act ‘linked to terrorist ideology’

Terrorist ideology inspired a recent convert to Islam to drive his car into two Canadian soldiers, killing one, before he was shot dead by police, authorities said on Tuesday.

Quebec police spokesman Guy Lapointe said the act was deliberate and that one of the two soldiers was in uniform. There were no other suspects.

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Islamist Terror Plot To 'Assassinate The Queen', Four Men Arrested

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Four men have been arrested in connection with an alleged Islamist terror plot to kill the Queen. Reported by The Sun, the 88-year-old was to be assassinated over the weekend as she made an appearance at the Albert Hall in connection with the annual Remembrance weekend to celebrate the end of the First World War.

According to the newspaper, police believe the suspected terrorists were conspiring to stab Her Majesty. The conspiracy was reportedly uncovered during routine surveillance.

Jihad in the global village and the Balkans?

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Jihad in the global village and the Balkans?

"Terrorists, hijackers, these are people minus identity. They are deter mined to make it somehow, to get coverage, to get noticed." You'll say that the author of these words watched a black-clad man from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) beheading Americans. Nothing of the kind. The quote is from 1977. Its author is the well-known media researcher, Canadian Professor of English Marshall McLuhan.

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Update: Islamist Mob in Pakistan Kills Christian Couple Accused of 'Blasphemy'

Pregnant mother of four young children was dead when thrown into kiln; husband burned alive.
 

By Our Pakistan Correspondent

 
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CLARKABAD, Pakistan, November 5, 2014 (Morning Star News) – Commanded from mosque loudspeakers, a Muslim throng in Punjab Province killed a Christian couple on Tuesday after a co-worker accused the pregnant wife of defiling the Koran, sources said.
 
Living on the premises of the brick kiln where she worked in Chak 59 village near Kot Radha Kishan, Karur District, about 60 kilometers (37 miles) southwest of Lahore, Shama Bibi was beaten to death before the enraged mob threw her body into the kiln, a relative said. The 28-year-old mother of four children was five months pregnant.

The relative told Morning Star News that her husband, Shahzad Masih, was also beaten but was still alive when he was thrown into the kiln with his wife’s body. He was 32.

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ISIS's weirdest Western jihadi: Australian 17-year-old who vows to fly Islamist flag over Buckingham Palace and calls himself Abu Khaled (but his family call him 'idiot')

  • Abdullah Elmir, 17, condemned by relatives after appearing in ISIS video
  • White Muslim convert is seen flanked by jihadists while ranting at West
  • Titled 'Message Of The Mujahid 4', video taunts US-led coalition fighting ISIS
  • Now calling himself Abu Khaled, Elmir left his Sydney home in June this year
  • Australian national told his mother he was going fishing but never returned
  • Now relatives brand him a 'stupid idiot', adding he has been brainwashed
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Relatives of a ginger Australian jihadist have condemned him for appearing in an Islamic State propaganda video in which he says the terror group will not stop their murderous campaign 'until the black flag is flying high in every single land'. 

In chilling footage published on YouTube, white Sydney-born Muslim convert Abdullah Elmir, 17, calls himself 'Abu Khaled from Australia' and is seen flanked by other militants. 

Speaking directly to the camera, the jihadist tells Western leaders their efforts to defeat ISIS will fail, adding that the terrorists aim to raise their black flag over Buckingham Palace and the White House. 

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Christians beaten to death for allegedly desecrating Qur’an in Pakistan

Bodies of couple burned in a brick kiln in Kot Radha Kishan, in latest case of violence against minorities accused of blasphemy

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Blasphemy is a sensitive issue in Pakistan - where even unproven allegations can spark demonstrations or violence. Photograph: Muhammed Muheisen/AP

A Muslim mob beat a Christian couple to death in Pakistan and burnt their bodies in the brick kiln where they worked for allegedly desecrating a Qur’an, police have said.

The attack in Kot Radha Kishan, 40 miles south-west of Lahore, is the latest example of violence against minorities accused of blasphemy.

“A mob attacked a Christian couple after accusing them of desecration of the holy Qur’an and later burnt their bodies at a brick kiln where they worked,” local police station official Bin-Yameen said.

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BREAKING NEWS: ASIA BIBI’S APPEAL AGAINST DEATH SENTENCE REJECTED

Barnabas Fund has today received the sad news that the appeal made by Pakistani Christian mother Aasia Bibi against her conviction under Pakistan’s “blasphemy law” has been rejected and the death sentence she was given confirmed.

Aasia Bibi has been languishing in jail since June 2009
Aasia Bibi has been languishing in jail since June 2009

Aasia’s appeal was dismissed this morning at a hearing held at the High Court in Lahore. She has been languishing in prison since being falsely accused of defiling the name of Muhammad during an argument with Muslim co-workers in 2009.

Please pray for Aasia and her family at this extremely difficult time, and please also consider writing to your elected representative on Aasia’s behalf. Guidance for how best to do so can be found here.


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