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Pakistan: Muslim threaten family of Christian "9 year old" child raped by a Muslim


Gulfam, a nine year old Catholic girl, was raped by a Muslim man in the district of Samundari Tehsil, in the district of Faisalabad, Pakistan. The child is in a state of shock and suffering both physical and psychological trauma.

Reports came from sources within the Church, expressing its deep concern at the conditions of the poorest Christian families: the victims of discrimination, violence and abuse. ?The incident is terrifying. I met the victims and I expressed my regret to them. I believe we must consider a pastoral and legal strategy, in an effort to stem the phenomenon of the abuse of Christian girls,? said Bishop Joseph Coutts of Faisalabad in an interview.

Gulfam (?like a flower?) is 9 years old (her surname is not revealed out of respect for the family) and is enrolled in the third grade. She lives in village in the district of Tehsil Samundari. On December 10 she returned from school to bake chapatti bread with her sister-in-law. She went with her with her 7-year-old cousin to collect firewood in a nearby sugarcane field. After a short time, the cousin came home and reported that Gulfam had been dragged away by a man. When relatives arrived at the scene, they caught the rapist red-handed, who then immediately fled.

Gulfam's mother took the half-naked girl home. Then the parents went to the police to report the rape, who then arrested the suspect. But the family is terrified because the village is mainly Muslim. The relatives of the rapist have already tried to intimidate Gulfam's family withdraw the charges. The girl said when she refused the rapist's offer of money, he then taped her mouth and assaulted her. The assailant reportedly told his victim ?not to worry because he had done the same service to other young Christian girls.?

?It is shameful. Such incidents occur frequently. Christian girls are considered goods to be damaged at leisure. Abusing them is a right. According to the community's mentality it is not even a crime. Muslims regard them as spoils of war,? local sources report.

Gulfam is now under the care of some Catholic women religious. The same sisters tearfully described their outrage and pain for little Gulfam and for other Christian girls abused by wealthy Muslims.

Other similar cases include the October 2010 rapes of Lubna Masih and Kiran Nayyaz. According to the Centre for Legal Aid Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS) abductions and sexual violence against Christian and Hindu girls are increasing in Pakistan. These often also involve forced conversion and marriage. Most cases go unpunished.

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Christian woman shot dead in Baghdad


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BAGHDAD - Gunmen broke into the home of a Christian woman in central Baghdad on Monday, shot her dead and made off with a number of her possessions, an Iraqi interior ministry official said.

Rafah Toma, who lived alone in Al-Wahda neighbourhood, is the latest victim of a string of attacks on Christians in Iraq, with the official saying she was likely targeted because of her religion.

On Thursday, at least two Christians were killed and 16 others wounded in a wave of bomb attacks on Christian targets in Baghdad.

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On October 31, militants stormed Our Lady of Salvation church in central Baghdad, leaving 44 worshippers, two priests and seven security force personnel dead, in an attack claimed by Al-Qaeda's local affiliate, the Islamic State of Iraq.

The group said it carried out the attack because two women who allegedly converted to Islam were being held hostage by Egypt's Coptic Church, and threatened Christians in the region, including in Egypt.

Ten days after the church massacre, a string of bomb and mortar attacks targeting the homes of Christians in Baghdad killed six people and wounded 33.

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who was approved by parliament for a second term along with a national unity cabinet on December 21 after more than nine months of political deadlock, has cited security as one of his priorities.

Maliki has condemned as an "awful crime" the bombing of a church in the Egyptian city of Alexandria early on Saturday which killed 21 people and wounded 79.

There has been no early claim of responsibility for the bombing.
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Father Christmas banned at children's centre after Muslim family complained

Father Christmas has been banned from visiting a children's nursery after a Muslim family complained.
For the last four years, Dennis Jackson has donned a beard and red-and-white costume to hand out presents at the St Peter's Head Start Programme in Minnesota.
But this year he was told he wasn't welcome after objections from a Somali family.
'It kind of burnt me up,' Mr Jackson said, after being banned by officials at the Head Start Programme.
They had told him 'it was against some people?s wishes' for him to make the half-hour appearances for two classes, for about three dozen children all aged three and four.
According to the regional coordinator for the Minnesota Valley Action Council, Chris Marben, at least one Muslim family complained of his visit.
When asked about banishing Father Christmas, Mrs Marben said: 'We have Somali families in the programme. We're respecting the wishes of families in the program.'
She added: ?Part of our challenge in Head Start is providing an environment where young children from many different cultures can all feel comfortable.'
Mrs Marden didn?t say how many objections were made, but said that program parents are surveyed annually to gauge their feelings toward holiday observances in classes.
She indicated that more than one objection would be sufficient to waive an observance.
Mr Jackson said he has played Father Christmas with children from other cultures before and they were fully comfortable with him - it?s just, in his opinion, some parents who are being unreasonable.
'They?re not respecting the majority,' he said. 'My feeling is [objecting parents] can take their kids out of class for half an hour and let the other kids enjoy it. They should sacrifice, not rule.'

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Pakistani Christians Convert to Islam for Safety...



Azra Mustafa, a 45-year-old housekeeper in Lahore, Pakistan, recently converted to Islam from Christianity, partly out of fear for her family's safety. She and her children, above, receive lessons at home on Arabic and the Qur?an from a teacher. [PHOTO]


LAHORE, PAKISTAN?Dog-eared and tattered, the blue book is an inch thick and sits on a dented metal table in the corner office of Jamia Naeemia, an Islamic school tucked in a scattering of cement-walled homes and roadside shops.

Many believe the book offers the promise of safety and perhaps even a better chance at prosperity.

The book is a registry used to document religious converts to Islam and officials at Jamia Naeemia say business is brisk nowadays.

At least 20 to 25 former Christians adopt Islam each week by pledging an oath and signing a green and white document in which they accept Islam as ?the most beautiful religion? and promise to ?remain in the religion of Islam for the rest of my life, acknowledging that blessings are only from God.?

Human rights advocates say it?s no surprise some of Pakistan?s 3 million Christians are adopting Islam. These are vexing and dangerous days for the country?s religious minorities.

Last autumn, politician Salman Taseer, the governor of Punjab, Pakistan?s most prosperous province, began to campaign on behalf of a Christian woman named Asia Bibi, who had been sentenced to death for blasphemy. On Jan. 4, with debate over the future of Pakistan?s blasphemy law at a fever pitch, Taseer was gunned down by one of his personal security guards.

Public reaction to Taseer?s assassination was stunning.

Pakistan?s lawyers, praised just three years ago for saving this country?s independent judiciary, showered Taseer?s assassin with rose petals on his way into court. A rally to celebrate his death attracted 40,000 in Karachi and thousands more posted tributes to the killer on their Facebook accounts.

?To be honest, I felt good when I heard he was dead; we got rid of him,? said Raghib Naeemia, an iman at Jamia Naeemia. ?It?s very clear in the Holy Qur?an that if you say something nasty and harsh about the Holy Prophet, then you become a maloun (cursed) person. And we are supposed to round up those people and kill them very harshly.?

While Taseer was among several high-profile politicians who have argued the blasphemy law should be amended, human rights workers say the real issue is how often the law is misused.

An allegation of blasphemy shouted in the streets can, in an instant, whip a crowd into a frenzy and lead to assaults and dubious arrests.

In one recent example, a Shiite Muslim doctor last month was confronted in his Hyderabad office by a pharmaceutical salesman. After telling the supplier he wasn?t interested in buying anything, the salesman persisted, according to local news reports. The doctor tossed the salesman?s business card in a trash bin.

But because the salesman?s name was Muhammad ? the same as the Muslim prophet ? he complained to religious leaders that tossing his card the garbage was blasphemy.

The doctor was dragged out of his office and beaten by a mob. Then he was arrested by police and charged with blasphemy.

?No one feels safe right now,? said Nadeem Anthony, a Christian and a member of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. ?People are scared.

If you want something from your neighbour or you are angry at him, you say blasphemy and that?s it.?

In the most famous case, the one that has transfixed the nation and led to Taseer?s killing, centres on Bibi, a resident of the Punjabi village of Ittanwali, west of Lahore.

While working in the fields last June, she was sent to fetch water. When some of the other woman refused to drink it because it had been carried by a Christian, a spat ensued about the merits of both religions. The other women later went to a cleric and complained that Bibi has blasphemed the name of the Prophet Muhammad.

A complaint was filed and Bibi was charged, convicted, and given a death sentence.

The spirit of McCarthyism hangs in the air like the clouds of dust that swirl though this historic city?s poor neighbourhoods.

In Lahore last week, a Christian woman got into a heated argument with her sister-in-law, a Muslim. The Muslim woman went outside their home and cried out that her relative had blasphemed against Islam. A group of protesters stormed into the home and beat the woman. One of the ringleaders later bragged that his own wife had hit the woman the hardest.

?Her hand is so swollen that she hasn?t been able to make rotis,? he told the Express Tribune newspaper.

The Christian woman and her husband are now in hiding, the paper reported.

One of the results of this wave of anti-Christian activity unfolded on a sunny afternoon this week. Azra Mustafa, a 45-year-old housemaid, shuffled into the Jamia Naeemia and asked to speak to an imam. A recent convert to Islam, the housemaid and mother of six needed to get the proper documents to prove to her neighbours that she was no longer a Christian.

?It feels great,? she said. ?I moved to a Muslim neighbourhood and now I feel like we are one family.?

Each day, Mustafa, whose husband remains Christian and now lives separately from his wife and children, wakes up to attend 5 a.m. prayers before she leaves for work four hours later. By the time she returns home at 7 p.m. from a job that pays her 2,500 rupees ($28) a month, darkness has fallen over her one-room home. After dinner, a teacher comes to her home to give Mustafa and her children 90-minute lessons on Arabic and the Qur?an.

Asked if she felt safer in the wake of her conversion, Mustafa replied, ?of course.?

Mustafa sat patiently as the seminary?s staff and students hustled about, preparing to attend a rally scheduled for later that afternoon ? a protest that featured at least 3,000 people who at one point chanted ?death to Christians and the friends of Christians? as they marched through the heart of Lahore.

As Mustafa gathered her papers together and prepared to leave, Parvaiz Masih, a 23-year-old auto rickshaw diver, walked into the office. He hoped to convert that afternoon, and had already told friends he would now be known as Muhammad Parvaiz.

?I?ve been thinking about it for two or three years,? he said, wrapped in a heavy blue shawl. ?About four days ago, I decided to do it.?

A group of a dozen young men studied Parvaiz and a visitor asked if Taseer?s murder and other publicized clashes involving Christians had played a role in his decision. Parvaiz shrugged meekly and wouldn?t answer.

It wasn?t long before another Christian, 26-year-old Naseer, entered Jamia Naeemia. With a crowd of men looking on, she, too, was hesitant to elaborate on why she wanted to follow Islam, but nodded when she was asked whether she believed she would be safer as a Muslim.

Adjusting a pin on the saffron-coloured dupatta that covered her face, Naseer said she had slipped away from her parents? home earlier in the day to make her way to the seminary. When another visitor asked again whether her personal safety played a role in her decision, Nasreen flashed a look of anger and snapped, ?there?s no question.?

It was clear why Naseer and others were hesitant to speak more freely about their concerns over safety. An iman for the madrassa said he would not proceed if someone gave safety as a reason for their conversion.

Peter Jacob, executive director of an advocacy organization funded by the Catholic Church, said an average of 400 Christians annually converted to Islam between 2005 and 2010. In 2011, he expects that number to swell. ?It?s going to be very different in these hostile conditions,? Jacob said. ?People have no faith in the police or justice system and the kind of fear that exists now was never there before.?

It isn?t only Christians in Pakistan who are feeling uncertain nowadays.

The blasphemy law is playing a role even in battles between Muslims, who make up about 97 per cent of Pakistan?s 180 million people.

Zafar Hilali, a former Pakistani ambassador and foreign secretary, insists the venom over blasphemy has more to do with Pakistan?s class divide than religion.

?The poor are becoming increasingly desperate and don?t know what to do; some religious leaders that are using that,? Hilali said, adding that the instability adds to their influence and political sway.


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A shocking video just released out of the UK. A documentary film maker interviews a young British schoolgirl about intimidation and threats from Pakistani men.

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Col. West's straightforward assessment: "This is not a perversion. They are doing exactly what this book (i.e., the Qur'an) says."

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Franklin Graham: World?s Christians in Grave Danger

The Muslim Brotherhood, with the complicity of the Obama administration, has infiltrated the U.S. government at the highest levels and is influencing American policy that leaves the world?s Christians in grave danger, warns internationally known evangelist Franklin Graham

?The Muslim Brotherhood is very strong and active here in our country,? Graham tells Newsmax. ?We have these people advising our military and State Department. We?ve brought in Muslims to tell us how to make policy toward Muslim countries.

?It?s like a farmer asking a fox, ?How do I protect my hen house??"

That same Muslim Brotherhood is fomenting much of the rebellion and the deteriorating social order roiling the Middle East, forcing millions of Christians to flee for their lives, says Graham, son of beloved evangelist Dr. Billy Graham, and founder of The Samaritan?s Purse international charity.

?Under [Egypt?s Hosni] Mubarek and [Jordan?s] King Hussein and other moderate leaders, Christians had been protected,? Graham says. 11 million Christians live in Egypt and I ear for them, because if the Muslim Brotherhood comes to power, you?re going to see a great exodus of Christians. Same thing in Tunisia and Lebanon. I fear for the church because the Muslim Brotherhood is going to be a very terrible thing.?



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A new report from the Roman Catholic aid agency Aid to the Church in Need supports Graham?s contention that the persecution of Christians world­wide has worsened exponentially in the past few years.

According to the report, Christians face increased suffering in 22 countries around the world, with Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon, Pakistan, and Nigeria being among the worst countries to be a Christian in today.

The persecution has gotten markedly worse over the past two years according to the organization.

?The proportion of countries with a worsening track-record of anti-Christian violence and intimidation would be higher were it not for the fact that in many cases the situation could scarce­ly have been worse in the first place? the report?s authors wrote.

More than 75 percent of religious persecution in the world is currently being carried out against Christians, the report concludes.

The Vatican formed a special committee late last year to address the flight of Christians and the rise of militant Islam in the Middle East. In his New Year?s message, Pope Benedict XVI said Christians suffer more than any other religious group because of their faith

Asked if President Barack Obama was doing enough to protect Christians at home and abroad, Graham says, ?No. If anything it?s the opposite.?

?Muslims are protected more in this country than Christians,? he says. ?The president has made many statements but he doesn?t back them up. We have to do more to protect the Christians in the Muslim world. Their lives are in danger.?

In recent weeks, Obama administration officials have stepped up the defense of their inclusive stance toward Muslims in their ranks. Deputy national security advisor, Denis McDonough, said last week that President Obama is actually trying to prevent terrorism by "dispelling the myths that have developed over the years, including misperceptions about our fellow Americans who are Muslim."

"When it comes to preventing violent extremism and terrorism in the United States, Muslim Americans are not part of the problem, you're part of the solution," McDonough said at an interfaith forum in Sterling, Va.

Graham, however says what Obama is really doing is "giving Islam a pass" rather than speaking openly about the "horrific" treatment women and minorities receive.

"We certainly love the Muslim people," Graham said in an earlier interview with Newsmax. "But that is not the faith of this country. And that is not the religion that built this nation. The people of the Christian faith and the Jewish faith are the ones who built America, and it is not Islam."


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Ethiopian Christians flee after church burnings. 69 churches burnt down.

Evangelical churches and homes have been burnt down by mobs of Muslims in the southwestern Jimma region of Ethiopia. The attacks have left at least one person dead and 7,000 displaced. ?This is a strategically planned attack by an extremist Islamic group.?

?It is a miracle that we are standing here talking,? says Wolde Giorgis, a primary school teacher and devout Christian, standing in front of the burnt remainders of what used to be the largest Pentecostal church of Asendabo, a town in the southwest of Ethiopia that is predominantly Muslim.

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A video exclusive from CBN correspondent Dale Hurd vividly illustrates the cultural clash that is occurring throughout Europe between those who want to preserve a Constitutional form of governance and those who want to replace it with Sharia Law.



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11 children killed in Brazil school shooting


A gunman roamed the halls of an elementary school in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday and killed 11 children, lining them up against a wall and shooting them in the head at point-blank range as he shouted, "I'm going to kill you all!"

It was the worst school shooting in Brazil ? and would have been deadlier if the gunman had not been shot in the legs by a police officer, who said the man then fell down some stairs and shot himself in the head

Images taken with a cell phone posted on YouTube showed students fleeing wildly, screaming for help, many with white and blue school shirts soaked in blood.

The gunman a 23 year-old former student of the school Wellington Oliveira. A police officer responding to the shootings, shot him in the legs. The gunman then killed himself on stairs outside of the classroom.

The Brazilian media is reporting that the gunman was a Muslim, and that his prime motivation for the shootings was his Islamic beliefs.


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Imam's Call to Add Crescent Moon Symbol to Russian Emblem Met With Alarm

Was it a call to bring the revolts and violence of the ?Arab Spring? now sweeping the Middle East to Russia?

That is the question that swirled throughout Moscow when a top imam called for the addition of the Islamic crescent moon symbol to the Russian emblem.
The surprise call by Talgat Tadzhuddin during an interview with a leading Russian newspaper was met with alarm because the imam heads the Central Spiritual Association of Muslims of Russia, a major regional Islamic association.
As quickly as the word of the proposal became public it ignited a wave of condemnation.

?According to this logic,? Georgiy Vilinbakhov, head of Russia?s Heraldry Service argued, ?we must change the name of Russia, put a green stripe on or flag and move the capital city from Moscow to somewhere on the border between Europe and Asia.?



The fears of renewed tension between the state and the Islamist were exacerbated because Moscow had just seen serious clashes between Islamic and Russian youths.

Moreover, Russia has been involved in a number of disputes along its southern tier that pit predominately Muslim populations seeking autonomy and Islamic governance against Russian troops.

In Chechnya, for example, Russia has fought two brutal wars and been the subject of major terror attacks by Islamic separatists from the region. The two most significant were the 2004 attack on a school in Beslan that left more than 300 dead and the 2002 siege at a Nord Ost theater by 50 Chechen soldiers that left at least 170 dead.

Both attacks left relations with Russia?s Islamic community in a fragile state.
In his interview, Tadzhuddin said, ?We are asking for one of the heads (of the Russian state emblem, a double-headed eagle) to be topped with a crescent moon and the other to be topped with a Russian Orthodox cross. All the crowns on the coat of arms -- two on the heads of eagles and one above the middle -- are topped by crosses. But Russia has 20 million Muslims. That is 18 percent of the population.?

Tadzhuddin also said that he had presented a sketch of the proposed change to both Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. The Kremlin has not commented on the issue.
In the days since the proposal was made public there have been no public protests or support for the changes anywhere in Russia. And other major Muslim groups inside Russia quickly rejected the proposed changes to the emblem, which was adopted in 1472 under the reign of Ivan III after his marriage to a Byzantine princess. It was replaced when communists took over in 1917 and reestablished in 1993 after the fall of the Soviet Union.

Muhammedgali Khuzin, head of the executive committee of the Russian Association of Islamic Consensus, a much larger Muslim organization, said the proposal would hurt cultural harmony, unleash xenophobia and be generally counterproductive.
He also intimated that any changes to the Russian emblem were bound to create conflict.

The Russian Orthodox Church also rejected the idea, but suggested that flags of predominately Muslim areas might choose to add the crescent to their regional flags.
Experts in the U.S. and in Russia agree that there is little likelihood that the proposal was meant to spread conflict.

Eric McGlinchey, an expert on Central Asia and professor at George Mason University, said that the fact that Tadzhuddin was able to meet with Putin and Medvedev made it unlikely that there was more to the proposal than ?an effort to recognize cultural diversity in Russia.?

?The Central Spiritual Association of Muslims of Russia has a long history of being close to the state. It was closely affiliated with he old Soviet regime and, while not exactly a state organ, it has close ties to the government,? he said. ?It is not a call for revolt.?

?I don?t think that Putin and Medvedev would meet with someone who was likely to call for Islamic turmoil in their borders,? he added.

Peter Byrne, a journalist who has worked extensively throughout Russia, said simply, ?It is not an issue here.?

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Default Re: Wake up America

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