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The Editor, 21/08/2012
Pakistan: Disabled Girl Accused Of Blasphemy
Police in Vietnam raid Christian-run leper colony; residents “terrorised”
Police in Vietnam raided a Christian-run leper colony, replacing Christian symbols with a picture of Ho Chi Minh, who established Communism in the country.
Officers entered the village, which has around 160 residents including leper patients and volunteer helpers, in Gia Kai province, and ordered them to remove the church bell and knock down the bell tower.
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Pakistani police are investigating whether a Muslim cleric who allegedly tried to frame a Christian girl for blasphemy should be charged with insulting Islam himself and potentially face life in prison, a police officer said Monday.
Khalid Chisti was arrested Saturday after a member of his mosque accused him of stashing pages of a Koran in Rimsha Masih’s bag to make it seem like she burned the Islamic holy book. He allegedly planted the evidence to push Christians out of his neighbourhood in Islamabad. He has denied the allegations.
Record number of people fleeing Syria, UN reportsThousands of refugees pouring into neighbouring countries with over 100,000 seeking asylum in August.
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A London showing for 'opinion formers' of a Channel 4 documentary on history of Islam has had to be cancelled due to threats to the presenter, historian Tom Holland of physical violence.
American killed as US consulates stormed over 'Mohamed film'
Protesters angered over a film that ridiculed Islam's Prophet Mohamed fired gunshots and burned down the US consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing one American, witnesses and the State Department said. In Egypt, protesters scaled the walls of the US Embassy in Cairo, and tore and replaced the American flag with an Islamic banner.
Yesterday's attacks were the first such assaults on US diplomatic facilities in either country, at a time when both Libya and Egypt are struggling to overcome the turmoil following the ouster of their longtime leaders, Moammar Gadhafi and Hosni Mubarak, in uprisings last year.
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