In this issue: Obama attack on religious freedom rebuffed by High Court / Former congressman jailed for Sudan contacts / New York Times op-ed says Boko Haram “not a problem” / More die in Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria / Wealthiest Christian in Egypt charged with blasphemy / Pakistan Muslim men attack children at a church
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BLASPHEMY COMES TO EGYPT – It is common in many majority Muslim nations for Christians to be unfairly accused of blasphemy and jailed. Many Christians including Asia Bibi are rotting in Pakistani jails because of blasphemy charges, but this had not been the case in Egypt until the “Arab Spring.” An Egyptian liberal secular leader, Naguib Sawiris, also one of Egypt’s richest men, is to be put on trial for insulting religion over cartoons he Twitted showing Mickey and Minnie Mouse in Muslim clothing. Sawiris is one of the very few Christians in Egypt with money; most are poor and repressed. Read more
MORE DEAD IN NIGERIA –On January 6th gunmen of the Boko Haram attacked Christ Apostolic Church in Yola, Adamawa State capital, killing 12 worshipers. Christians fled their homes in the night to seek refuge at the General Jalo Army Barracks. On January 7th two Christian college students were murdered in Maiduguri. On the 8th two more Christians were murdered in the same town. On the 10th three Christians were hacked to death in Dalman. Also on the 10th seven Christians were killed including a seven year old boy in Potiskum. On the 11th four Christians were killed when their bus was machine gunned by Boko Haram gunmen in the same town. Meanwhile an op-ed in the New York Times stated that the Boko Haram in Nigeria “was not a problem.”
CHILDREN ATTACKED AT CHURCH SERVICE – Men praying in a mosque stopped and attacked children at the Philadelphia Pentecostal Church in New Mianwali Colony, Pakistan because they could hear them singing carols. The children were preparing for the Sunday service. Four men, one of them with an axe, barged into the church, slapped the children, wrecked the furniture and kicked the altar. Read more
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