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Europe Should Learn Ethiopia’s ‘Islam Lesson’

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Yet another Christian church was destroyed by Muslims in Ethiopia—this time by local authorities, writes Raymond Ibrahim in an exclusive article for VIE. Heaven’s Light Church, which served some 100 evangelical Christians, was demolished last November 28.  The church had stood and functioned in the Muslim-majority city of Harar for five years.  In the days preceding the destruction, officials forcibly ... Read More »

Christian Professor Qaiser Ayub Arrested for Blasphemy against Islam in Pakistan, facing execution

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“A 40-year-old Christian man was reportedly arrested for blasphemy in Lahore, Pakistan, and has been charged with insulting the Prophet Mohammad, the same offense that Christian mother-of-five Asia Bibi is facing the death penalty for, reports The Christian Post. Qaiser Ayub, a computer science professor, had been a fugitive for close to three years, Fides News Agency reported. He was charged ... Read More »

Egyptian Atheist Ahmad Harqan: Islam should accept critical thinking and allow different opinions, MEMRI CLIP

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In an October 21 TV interview, Egyptian human rights activist Ahmad Harqan explained why he had become an atheist and said that Islam is a “harsh religion,” which was being implemented by ISIS and Boko Haram. They are doing “what the Prophet Muhammad and his companions did,” said Harqan. According to media reports, Harqan and his pregnant wife survived an ... Read More »

British born, highly educated or isolated Muslims most likely to be Radicalized – Study

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Financially stable British-born Muslims who take their security for granted are most at risk of radicalization by terror groups, according to new research. Socially isolated and depressed Muslims are also identified. (Photo: Reuters) “The University of London study surveyed more than 600 Muslim men and women aged 18 to 45 living in East London and Bradford. The study, published in the ... Read More »

Apostacy: Leaving Islam can be fraught with difficulty

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Despite the well-known Quranic injunction “There is no compulsion in religion”, issues of religious freedom have persisted into the 21st Century, writes the BBC. A recent report by the New York-based Human Rights Watch (co-authored with the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights) throws a spotlight on problems in Egypt. Suppose a Christian woman converts to Islam, for example when she ... Read More »

Lessons Learned from the ‘Brave German Woman’

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Several are the important lessons learned from last year’s “Brave German Woman” incident, writes Middle East Expert Raymond Ibrahim for CBN. Context: On November 10, 2013, a Muslim imam was invited to give the Islamic call to prayer inside the Memorial Church of the Reformation in the city of Speyer, Germany—a church dedicated to honoring Martin Luther and the Protestant ... Read More »

Islam Overtaking Catholicism as Dominant Religion in France

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Meanwhile, the Socialist government in France recently inaugurated a new mega-mosque in Paris as a first step toward “progressively building a French Islam,” Gatestone institute reports. A majority of people in France, according to a new poll, believe that Islam is too influential in French society, and almost half view Muslims as a threat to their national identity. The survey ... Read More »