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Muslim Persecution of Christians: August, 2012

While many people are regularly persecuted by Islam’s blasphemy law, one particular case made August headlines: a 14-year-old Christian girl in Pakistan, Rimsha Masih, was arrested, accused of burning pages of a Quran. Rioting Muslims destroyed Christian homes and churches, tore Bibles to pieces and broke crosses, while calling for the death penalty against her.

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Saudi Grand Mufti: Replace Female ID Pictures with Fingerprints

According to a September 27 Masrawy report, because the face (and eyes) of a woman is deemed a great temptation for Muslim men — worthy of covering no less than a woman’s vagina, at least according to one Egyptian cleric — the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah Al Sheikh, recently called for replacing the personal photos of female university students that appear on their ID cards with their fingerprints, as that “would be best.”

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Egypt’s Christians: Distraught and Displaced

Last week Reuters reported that “Most Christians living near Egypt’s border with Israel [in the town of Rafah in Sinai] are fleeing their homes after Islamist militants made death threats and gunmen attacked a Coptic-owned shop.”

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‘Sharia-Medicine’

A recent Egyptian TV program showed how Islamic Sharia law’s many prescriptions do not merely clash with modern-day concepts like free speech and religious freedom, but even with medicine and science.

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Egyptian Evangelical Church Attacked with Stones and Gas Bombs

ccording to Al Masry Al Youm, Kasr El-Dobara, the largest evangelical church in the Middle East, located in Egypt, was recently besieged by “unknown people” hurling “stones and gas bombs.

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How Religious Defamation laws would ban Islam

How ‘Religious Defamation’ Laws Would Ban Islam

As the Islamic world, in the guise of the 57-member state Organization of Islamic Cooperation, continues to push for the enforcement of “religious defamation” laws in the international arena—theoretically developed to protect all religions from insult…

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Morsi Threatens Coptic Church with “Retaliatory Measures” if Copts Demonstrate

While Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood president allowed Muslims to “demonstrate” by attacking the U.S. embassy in Cairo—all in the name of a YouTube movie

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The Rape of Christopher Stevens

By obsessing over the 14-minute YouTube Muhammad video and its maker, the mainstream media ultimately exonerates the inexcusable and murderous response of the Islamic world.

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Islam’s Black Flag Flies over Egypt

The United States embassy of Egypt is under siege. According to Fox News, “Mainly ultraconservative Islamist protesters climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Egypt’s capital Tuesday and brought down the flag, replacing it with a black flag with an Islamic inscription to protest a video attacking Islam’s prophet, Muhammad.

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The Tip of the Iceberg of Christian Persecution

Two Christians living in the Islamic world under arrest and awaiting execution—the one charged with apostasy, the other with blasphemy—were just released.

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