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Christians hail dissolution of Egyptian parliament

Election irregularities cited in election that ushered in Islamist majority By Wayne King — Compass Direct News   Christians in Egypt welcomed yesterday’s court decision to dissolve the Islamist-controlled parliament due to election irregularities.    The decision offered hope for Christians, many of whom were convinced the country was about […]

“Terror” campaign to intimidate Christian voters in Egyptian elections
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“Terror” campaign to intimidate Christian voters in Egyptian elections

Originally published in barnabasaid Egyptian Christians are said to be victims of a “terror and intimidation” campaign intended to prevent them from voting for the Muslim Brotherhood’s rival in the presidential run-off. Many Christians voted for the secular former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq in the first round of the country’s […]

Death penalty for blasphemy in Kuwait
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Death penalty for blasphemy in Kuwait

Originaly published in Barnabas Aid Kuwait’s Islamist-dominated parliament has passed a bill that would make insulting key Islamic figures and the Quran punishable by death. The amendment, intended to strengthen the country’s existing blasphemy legislation, gained overwhelming support in the second – and final – vote on 3 May. It […]

Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani’s attorney to be jailed
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Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani’s attorney to be jailed

Originally published in Worthy News Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani’s Iranian attorney has been convicted of defending the rights of religious prisoners in the Islamic state and may soon begin serving a lengthy sentence. Mohammad Ali Dadkhah was sentenced to nine years in prison and banned from practicing law for another 10. […]

Christians in Syria in danger, misunderstood
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Christians in Syria in danger, misunderstood

[notice]Christians in Syria are under attack by Islamists and many have fled as the complex and bloody conflict between rebels and the Assad regime continues. In this special report by the World Evangelical Alliance Religious Liberty Commission (WEA-RLC) , researcher Fernando Perez sheds some light on the difficulties faced by […]