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Saturday October 29, 2011
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Lebanon Lebanon’s Christian community is beginning to fear for its wellbeing amid signs that pro-democracy revolts could end up giving more power to less tolerant strands of Islam.

Given the growing influence of Islamic movements in post-revolutionary North Africa, they are now beginning to question where their loyalties should lay.

Monday October 17, 2011
ChristianityIslamReligious Persecution:
Iraq In an Iraq torn by national and religious divides, there is no safe haven for Nuria’s family or other Arab families who convert from Islam.

Muslim family members, neighbors or employers who discover they are converts can make their lives unbearable.

Tuesday October 11, 2011
EgyptHate GroupsIslamReligious Persecution:
Egypt Funeral services were held today in Cairo for some of the victims of a military attack against a group of Christian protestors that left 26 dead and hundreds wounded.

In the wake of what could be the worst act of violence against Egyptian Christians in modern history, leaders of the Coptic Orthodox Church have called for three days of fasting and prayer for divine intervention, along with three days of mourning.

Tuesday October 4, 2011
Hate GroupsIranIslamReligious Persecution:
Islam Militants with suspected ties to Iranian security forces have threatened to kill nearly a dozen evangelical Christians who fled Iran unless they “repent” and return to Islam.

At least 11 Iranian Christians received electronic mail messages from ‘The Unknown Soldiers Of The Hidden Imam’ calling on them to either repent or face extra-judicial execution.

Wednesday September 28, 2011
IslamReligious Persecution:
Islam religion of the sword Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani refused to recant his Christian faith today at the fourth and final court hearing in Iran to appeal his death sentence for apostasy (leaving Islam).

A court declared that although Nadarkhani was not a practicing Muslim before his conversion, he was still guilty of apostasy due to his Muslim ancestry.

Thursday September 22, 2011
IslamRNB's Religion News Blog:
Niqab One of the first women to be arrested for breaking France’s burka ban today announced that she was standing for President.

Her campaign will be bankrolled by a number of influential pro-Islam support groups and influential millionaires.

IndiaInterfaithIslam:
India Muslims in Kashmir, in the northwest of the Indian subcontinent, are supporting the re-building of a Christian school that was destroyed by fire during anti-Christian violence one year ago.

On 13 September, 2010, the Tyndale Biscoe School was the target of Muslims protesting a reported desecration of the Quran in the U.S. that marked the ninth anniversary of the 11 September 2001 terror attacks.

Friday September 16, 2011
IslamNetherlandsRNB's Religion News Blog:
niqab Holland is to become the latest European country to ban the burka, despite the fact that fewer than 100 Dutch women are thought to wear the face-covering Islamic dress.

A ‘burqa ban’ formed part of the minority Dutch government’s programme agreed with the populist Freedom Party (PVV) on whose parliamentary support the cabinet relies.

IslamRNB's Religion News Blog:
Islam Praying in the streets of Paris is against the law starting Friday, after the interior minister warned that police will use force if Muslims, and those of any other faith, disobey the new rule to keep the French capital’s public spaces secular.

Thursday September 15, 2011
IslamReligious Persecution:
Sudan Muslim extremists have sent text messages to at least 10 church leaders in Khartoum saying they are planning to target Christian leaders, buildings and institutions.

Church leaders said they fear more persecution as they and their flocks become targets of local Islamists.

Wednesday September 7, 2011
IndonesiaIslamReligious Intolerance:
Indonesia In a test case of religious intolerance in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country, an Indonesian mayor is defying court rulings by pushing for a decree to block Christians from opening churches on streets with Islamic names.

Members of the Taman Yasmin Indonesian Christian Church in the West Java town of Bogor are, after three years, still forced to worship on the sidewalk outside their building, protected by police.

Tuesday August 30, 2011
BangladeshIslam:
Bangladesh Hundreds of Christians this month protested the hitting of two church leaders at a police station in southern Bangladesh after a Christian reported a local ruling party activist had occupied his house.

Monday August 29, 2011
Hate GroupsIslamNigeriaReligious Persecution:
Nigeria Muslim extremists with the alleged help of Nigerian army personnel killed 24 Christians this month in central Nigeria’s Plateau state, area sources said.

Plateau Gov. Jonah Jang called for immediate withdrawal of the Nigerian army because, he said, Muslims in the army have taken sides with Islamist assailants.

Tuesday August 23, 2011
IslamKenya:
headscarves Muslim leaders in Kenya say they will continue to oppose a decision by Roman Catholic bishops, announced on 19 August, that students in Catholic schools may not wear the hijab, or head covering, worn by many devout Muslim girls and women.

The bishops cited long-existing church tradition, discipline and philosophies when announcing the rule.

Monday August 15, 2011
AhmadiyyaHate GroupsIslamRNB's Religion News Blog:
Ahmadiyah attacked by Muslims An Indonesian man wounded when Muslim hate criminals attacked members of his minority Islamic sect was sentenced Monday to six months in jail, more than some of the actual attackers who were caught on video.

It is part of a pattern of abuse against followers of the Ahmadiyya sect.

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