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PAKISTAN: Mixed Outcomes for Christians Accused of Blasphemy

Sources: The News International, India Today, Morning Star News, Kross Konnection, AsiaNews, USCIRF

Patras Masih in prison

Patras Masih
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In February 2018, 17-year-old Patras Masih allegedly shared content on social media which some found to be blasphemous. In the wake of this post, riots broke out in his neighbourhood of Lahore. Patras was taken into custody and authorities also tortured his cousin Sajid, who jumped from a window to escape, resulting in serious injuries.

Coptic Christian priest is stabbed to death in Egypt by man who attacked him as he walked along popular beach promenade

  • A knifeman stabbed Arsanious Wadid, 56, three times in city of Alexandria

  • Wadid taken to Mostafa Kamel Military hospital where he succumbed to injuries

  • Egyptian security services arrested an elderly man who was allegedly seen stabbing the priest to death by several witnesses in Alexandria

By RACHAEL BUNYAN FOR MAILONLINE and AP

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A Coptic priest has been stabbed to death in Egypt by a passerby outside a beach club on a popular seaside promenade.

The knifeman stabbed Arsanious Wadid, 56, three times in the Sidi Bishr area of the northern city of Alexandria on Thursday.

Wadid, who served as a priest in the city's Meharam Bek district, was rushed to Mostafa Kamel Military hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Egyptian security services arrested an elderly man who was allegedly seen stabbing the priest to death by several witnesses in Alexandria, Egypt's interior ministry said.  
The knifeman stabbed Arsanious Wadid (pictured), 56, three times in the northern city of Alexandria on Thursday

Teacher is killed by female colleague and her nieces who slit her throat after a relative 'DREAMT' she had insulted the Prophet Mohammed in Pakistan

A teacher was killed by a female colleague and her nieces outside an all-girls school after a relative 'dreamt' she had insulted the Prophet Mohammed, Pakistan police said today. Pictured: Female students queue outside a school in Pakistan (file photo)
A teacher was killed by a female colleague and her nieces outside an all-girls school after a relative 'dreamt' she had insulted the Prophet Mohammed, Pakistan police said today. Pictured: Female students queue outside a school in Pakistan (file photo)
  • Police said two students and a teacher ambushed Safoora Bibi at the school gate
  • They attacked teacher at the all-girls school with a knife and a stick, police said
  • The two girls told police a relative had dreamt the murdered woman 'had committed blasphemy' against the Prophet Mohammed, officers said
  • Investigators are looking at whether the main suspect had a personal grudge

By Chris Jewers For Mailonline and Afp

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Petition handed to Home Secretary to help Christian Pakistan girl

Christian MP Fiona Bruce has handed a petition to Home Secretary Priti Patel, to raise continued concerns about Pakistan Christian girl Maira Shahbaz.

Maria, aged just 14 was kidnapped, forced into marriage and converted before escaping, only to be forced into hiding after her abductor accused her of apostasy.

More than 12,000 people signed an Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) petition calling on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to grant asylum to Maira.

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France launches new body aiming to reshape Islam

Dozens of influential Muslim figures were handpicked by the government to take part in the new Forum of Islam. Critics say it is an attempt by French President Emmanuel Macron to gain right-wing support. 

French women hold up a sign against Islamophobia at a protest in Toulouse

The government has set up a new body to reshape Islam in France, including the domestic training of imams (prayer leaders)

France will host the first summit of the Forum of Islam on Saturday, a new body that aims to reshape life for Muslims in the country and rid the religion of extremism.

A trove of data uncovered by the Middle East Forum details almost 46,000 grants made by the Qatari regime-controlled Sheikh Eid bin Mohammad Al Thani Charitable Association, also known as the Eid Charity, to radical Islamic organizations all around the world. A significant amount ended up in Europe and North America: some 380 grants to 41 recipients, totaling just under $37 million, distributed between 2004 and 2019.

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Brussels: Nearly 200 Islamic Terror-Related ‘Entities’ Shut Down Since 2014

 This picture taken on October 3, 2017, shows the top Brussels great mosque's minaret. Belgium has withdrawn the rights of residence to one of the emblematic imams of the Great Mosque of Brussels, Abdelhadi Sewif, on October 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Emmanuel DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL …

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Since 2014, the Belgian police have identified and closed 192 entities, including prayer rooms and organisations, linked to radical Islamic terrorism in Brussels as part of an anti-terror project.

The Belgian Fighters project — Belfi for short — placed a total of 832 entities under observation and closed 192 of them for links to radical Islamic terrorism between 2014 and the end of 2020.

In addition, 308 illegal migrants were arrested and 19 of them subject to further charges and judicial arrest, according to the Belgian federal police, newspaper La Dernière Heure reports.

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Belgium Strips Residency of Imam of Largest Mosque Over Security Concerns

718 Members of the Muslim Community of Belgium, including Molenbeek Imam, Cheik Mohamed Toujgani (R), take part in a tribute, called by Muslim organizations, to the victims of the March 22 Brussels terror attacks on April 9, 2016, outside of Maelbeek / Maalbeek metro station, Brussels. On March 22, two bombs …

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The Belgian government has stripped the residency permit of the chief imam of the Al Khalil Grand Mosque in Molenbeek Mohamed Toujgani over concerns relating to national security issues.

Belgian Secretary of State for Asylum and Migration Sammy Mahdi announced this week that the government has stripped Imam Toujgani’s residency permit in light of concerns raised by the country’s security services who claimed that the imam showed signs of being a serious risk to Belgian national security.

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Liverpool Women's Hospital suicide bomber who lied about converting to Christianity

in bid to claim asylum was practising Muslim with Koran and prayer mat, inquest hears

By HENRY MARTIN FOR MAILONLINE

Emad Al Swealmeen (pictured), 32, started building a bomb factory at a rented bedsit as early as April, according to police

Emad Al Swealmeen (pictured), 32, started building a bomb factory at a rented bedsit as early as April, according to police

The Liverpool Women's Hospital bomber lied about converting to Christianity and was a practising Muslim, an inquest has heard.    

Iraqi-born Emad Al Swealmeen, 32, died from an explosion and subsequent fire when his device detonated in the Ford Focus Delta Taxi as it pulled up outside the hospital shortly before 11am on November 14. 

Asia Bibi’s memoirs published in Denmark lead to Interview with Juliet Chowdhry

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A Danish Christian newspaper was shown the realities of the blasphemy laws of Pakistan, when interviewing Juliet Chowdhry from British Asian Christian Association,  at the launch of a Danish translation of Asia Bibi’s memoirs.

Asia Bibi was wrongfully arrested and convicted of a blasphemy n 2009 the same year as the British Asian Christian Association was formed  (click here).

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Sir David Amess killing was terrorism, police say

By Doug Faulkner & Alex Kleiderman
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IMAGE SOURCE,The killing of Conservative MP Sir David Amess is being treated as a terrorist incident by police.

 

The killing of Conservative MP Sir David Amess is being treated as a terrorist incident by police.

 

Sir David was stabbed multiple times at his constituency surgery in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex on Friday.

The Metropolitan Police said there was a potential link to Islamist extremism. A 25-year-old British man of Somlai heretiage was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder.

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