Tag : blasphemy
Pakistan title : Christian Father of Two in Pakistan Sentenced to Death for ‘Blaspheming’ Prophet of Islam
summary : Septmeber 18, 2017: A Christian father of two in Pakistan has been sentenced to death for blaspheming Islam's prophet in a phone text even though he is illiterate, sources said.
date : Sep 18, 2017 11:54 AM EDT
Pakistan title : Christian Man Sentenced to Death in Pakistan After Sending Muslim Friend 'Blasphemous' Poem
summary : September 15, 2017: A Pakistani Christian man accused of "insulting Islam" after sending a Muslim friend a poem on WhatsApp has been sentenced to death, a high court ruled on Thursday.
date : Sep 15, 2017 09:32 AM EDT
Pakistan title : Muslims Beat Mentally-Challenged Christian Boy, Force Him to 'Confess' Blaspheming Quran
summary : August 22, 2017: A Muslim mob in rural Punjab Province, Pakistan stormed a police station to continue beating a 16-year-old boy accused of blaspheming the Koran, sources said.
date : Aug 22, 2017 09:43 AM EDT
Pakistan Christians title : Judge in Pakistan Urges Parliament to Prosecute Blasphemy Cases under Terrorism Laws
summary : August 18, 2017: In an expanded order to remove "blasphemous" content from social media in Pakistan, a high court judge included a recommendation that Parliament include terrorism charges against those accused of blasphemy.
date : Aug 18, 2017 11:45 AM EDT
Pakistan Blasphemy Law - Christian Mother Asia Bibi title : Pakistan: Christian Teen Missing After Muslims Accuse Him of Blaspheming Muhammad
summary : July 17, 2017: A member of an Islamic extremist group in Pakistan has accused a Christian minor of blasphemy after the boy had an argument with a Muslim, sources said.
date : Jul 17, 2017 11:27 AM EDT
The Kaaba title : 16-Year-Old Pakistani Christian Boy Accused of Blasphemy for Facebook Post Refused Bail for Second Time
summary : A 16-year-old Christian boy in Pakistan who was accused of blasphemy for sharing a post on Facebook was denied bail for the second time.
date : May 18, 2017 05:32 PM EDT
Pakistan title : Muslim Hospital Superintendent Forces Christian Staff to Recite Koran, Punishes Those Who Refuse
summary : The Muslim superintendent of a hospital in Pakistan has been accused of forcing his Christian staff to memorize Quranic verses -- and carrying out harsh punishments on those who refuse to comply.
date : May 15, 2017 11:36 AM EDT
Basuki Tjahaja Purnama or Ahok title : Jakarta's Ahok Serves Prison Sentence with Bible as His Only Companion
summary : As outgoing Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known by his Chinese nickname Ahok, serves his two-year jail sentence, the Bible is his only companion.
date : May 12, 2017 06:16 PM EDT
Ahok title : Franklin Graham: Jakarta's Christian Governor Ahok Imprisonment 'Miscarriage of Justice', Proof 'Islam Wants Domination' in Indonesia
summary : Franklin Graham has said that the imprisonment of the Christian governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama - better known by his nickname Ahok, is a "total miscarriage of justice" and evidence that "Islam wants domination".
date : May 10, 2017 11:13 AM EDT
Stephen Fry title : Stephen Fry Blasphemy Investigation Dropped as Police Did Not Find Enough People Offended by Comments
summary : After facing a blasphemy investigation for referring to God as “capricious” and “stupid,” British comedian Stephen Fry is off the hook as Irish police dropped the probe.
date : May 09, 2017 01:41 PM EDT
Muslim title : Blasphemy Isn't Just a Problem in the Muslim World
summary : Active blasphemy laws also exist in many Western, secular nations. According to the Pew Research Center, nearly one-fifth of European countries and a third of countries in the Americas, notably Canada, have laws against blasphemy.
date : May 03, 2017 08:51 AM EDT
Marvel Comics title : Muslim Artist Inserts Secret Anti-Christian References in 'X-Men Gold' Comic, Marvel Responds
summary : Marvel comics have come under fire after it was discovered that an Indonesian artist inserted 'secret, coded anti-Christian and anti-Jewish messages' in a recent issue to protest the Christian governor of Jakarta.
date : Apr 10, 2017 10:38 AM EDT
Muslims Praying title : Christian, 70, Charged with Blasphemy in Pakistan as 106 Muslims Are Acquitted in 2013 Attack
summary : A 70-year-old Christian in Pakistan was jailed on blasphemy charges on the same day 106 Muslims accused in a 2013 attack on a Christian colony were acquitted.
date : Feb 06, 2017 01:03 PM EST
Man Using Facebook title : ‘Blasphemous’ Facebook Post Lands Algerian Christian in Prison for One Year
summary : An Algerian Christian man was sentenced to one year in prison for allegedly insulting Islam and the prophet Muhammad.
date : Jan 14, 2017 11:09 PM EST
Indonesia title : Muslims Force Christians to End Christmas Celebration in Indonesia
summary : The War on Christmas continues to rage on, most recently in Indonesia, where an Islamist group forced a church to end their Christmas celebrations.
date : Dec 15, 2016 12:28 PM EST
Basuki Tjahaja Purnama title : Christian Governor of Jakarta Denies Insulting Islam in Indonesia, Faces Prison: Trial Update
summary : Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, the Christian governor of Jakarta in Indonesia, denied insulting Islam in the first day of a trial in which he is blamed of blasphemy. As a non-Muslim governor of the capital of Indonesia, Purnama was accused of misusing a Qur'anic verse to gain votes during his pre-election campaign -- a verse that suggests Muslims should not be ruled by non-Muslims. His case is being perceived as a test of religious liberty in Indonesia, which is about 87 percent Islamic and home to 12.7 percent of the world's Muslims.
date : Dec 13, 2016 03:12 PM EST
Indonesia Protest Against Gov. Ahok title : Indonesia Faces Defining Moment in 'Blasphemy' Protests against Christian Governor Ahok
summary : Having concluded their investigations, Indonesian police have now named Jakarta's ethnic Chinese Christian Gov. Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama a suspect in a blasphemy case. The case that has produced virulent protests will now to go trial.
date : Dec 01, 2016 03:54 PM EST
Shahzad Masih and Wife Shama title : 13 Muslim Extremists Convicted of Burning Christian Couple to Death
summary : After two years, justice was finally served for a Pakistani Christian couple burned to death as 13 Muslim extremists were convicted and sentenced for the crime. The Pakistan anti-terrorism court sentenced five men—Mehdi Khan, Riaz Kambo, Irfan Shakoor, Muhammad Hanif, and religious leader Hafiz Ishtiaq—to death and imposed penalties of Rs200,000. The other eight were sentenced to two years in prison for their involvement in the crime.
date : Nov 26, 2016 08:06 AM EST
Jakarta title : Indonesia to Pursue Blasphemy Case Against Capital's Christian Governor as Tension Simmers
summary : Indonesian police said on Wednesday they will investigate a blasphemy complaint by Muslim groups against the Christian governor of Jakarta, amid simmering religious and ethnic tension in the world's largest Muslim-majority country.
date : Nov 16, 2016 08:53 AM EST
Christians in Nigeria title : Five Muslim Men Released From Prison After Lynching Elderly Christian Woman Over False Blasphemy Charge
summary : Five Muslim men accused of murdering a pastor's elderly wife because she allegedly blasphemed the prophet Muhammad have been released, sparking outrage among the local Christian community.
date : Nov 08, 2016 03:16 PM EST
Slimane Bouhafs title : Algerian Protesters Call for Release of Christian Human Rights Activist Jailed for Insulting Islam on Facebook
summary : Crowds gathered in the Algerian city of Tizi Ouzou on Oct. 29 to call on authorities to release Slimane Bouhafs, a Christian human rights activist who was jailed in July for allegedly insulting Islam and Muhammad.
date : Nov 06, 2016 06:23 PM EST
Pakistan title : 9 Y/O Pakistani Boy Facing Death Penalty After Muslim Accused Him of Burning Quran Released From Prison
summary : A 9-year-old Christian boy facing the death penalty after being accused of burning the Quran has been released from prison thanks to the efforts of politicians and humanitarian groups.
date : Oct 28, 2016 11:53 AM EDT
Asia Bibi title : Pakistan Supreme Court Delays Ruling on Asia Bibi Case as Islamist Pressures Mount
summary : As Islamist groups warned of reprisals for a possible acquittal in Pakistan's highest profile blasphemy case, the country's Supreme Court today delayed ruling on an appeal against the death sentence given to Christian mother of five Aasiya Noreen.
date : Oct 13, 2016 11:51 AM EDT
Asia Bibi title : Asia Bibi Blasphemy Case: Rights Groups Urge 24/7 Prayer As Christian Mother Faces Last Chance to Overturn Death Sentence
summary : A Christian charity is urging believers worldwide to unite in prayer for Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian mother who has suffered in prison since she was arrested in 2010, as she faces her final chance to overturn the decision which sentenced her to death under the country's blasphemy laws.
date : Oct 06, 2016 01:10 PM EDT
Blasphemy title : 16 Y/O Christian Boy Facing Death Penalty After 'Blaspheming' Islam with Facebook Post, Family Forced to Flee
summary : A 16-year-old Christian boy in Pakistan is facing the death penalty after after a photo of the Kaaba in Mecca, one of the holiest sites in Islam, appeared on his Facebook profile.
date : Sep 29, 2016 04:40 PM EDT
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