Pakistan religious leaders debate blasphemy law

Pakistan An unexpected twist in the Rimsha Masih blasphemy case appears to have paved the way for her freedom from apparently false charges of desecrating the Quran.

In the meantime, the case has triggered a debate on how Pakistan’s strict blasphemy laws are being used to settle personal scores and vendettas. [Read more...]

Denmark convicts Muslim terrorists of bomb plot against cartoonist

Mhammad cartoon A Danish court has found four Muslim terrorists guilty for planning a bomb attack on a newspaper for its publication of satirical cartoons of Muhammad.

At a prayer service in Denmark before their arrest, the men were heard on a surveillance tape saying “when you meet the infidels, cut their throats.” [Read more...]

Nigeria: Muslim extremists have killed more Christians than officials know

Islam terrorism In Nigeria’s Plateau state, Christian leaders said more Christians have died at the hands of Muslim extremists than the 35 that the military reported thus far in May.

The Nigerian president took pointed criticism for the government’s handling of Muslim extremist violence against Christians. [Read more...]

Belgium court charges six people in deadly exorcism of Muslim woman

Latifa Hachmi A court in Brussels opened the trial of six people charged in connection with the 2004 murder of a young Muslim woman in a deadly act of exorcism, a practice of evicting demons or other spiritual entities from a person believed to be possessed.

The woman was reportedly deceived into believing that she could not have children because she was possessed and that she had to undergo a practice of exorcism. [Read more...]

Malaysian Newspaper Apologizes for Changing Anti-Scientology Speech Into Anti-Islam Speech

Nick Xenophon Malaysian newspaper New Straits Times changed an anti-Scientology speech by Australian Senator Nick Xenophon into an anti-Islam speech by switching the terms.

Amid concerns for his safety, the senator says the paper’s apology is too little, too late. [Read more...]

Bible School, Church Buildings Attacked in Sudan

Sudan Christians faced increased hostilities in Sudan over the past few weeks, culminating in an attack on a Christian compound in Khartoum by a throng of Muslim extremists armed with clubs, iron rods, a bulldozer and fire.

Breaking down the compound wall with a bulldozer, the assailants set fire to the Gerief West Bible School and the Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church (SPEC) building; they also damaged three other places of worship and other buildings in the same compound. [Read more...]