ECHR Ruling: 

"sharia law is incompatible with democracy and human rights"

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Annual Report 2003 of the European Court of Human Rights

Council of Europe

Country: 
Bangladesh
News Date: 
09/11/2018
Summary: 

Concern is growing among Christians in Bangladesh after the country's PM said she would not tolerate people offending Islam. There's been widespread protests in Pakistan following the release of Christian mother Asia Bibi. She was accused of blasphemy but released on appeal after almost a decade in prison. Speaking about the situation in her own country, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, said: "Anyone who pronounces offensive comments against it [Islam], or against the Prophet Muhammad, will be prosecuted according to the law."

Country: 
Pakistan
News Date: 
12/11/2018
Summary: 

Islamists reportedly attacked travelers in Pakistan who identified themselves as Christians in the wake of the decision by the Supreme Court to rescind the 2010 death sentence against Asia Bibi for alleged blasphemy, CNN reported on Sunday. Breitbart News has long reported that Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy law is disproportionally used  religious minorities, particular

Summary: 

Asia Bibi should be able to come to the UK. It is those who would threaten her who should not be here.

— Douglas Murray (@DouglasKMurray)

Almost nothing is discussed as badly in America or Europe as the subject of immigration. And one reason is that it remains almost impossible to have any sensible or rational public discussion of its consequences. Or rather it is eminently possible to have a discussion about the upsides (“diversity,” talent, etc.) but almost impossible to have any rational discussion about its downsides.

When I wrote , I wanted to highlight the sheer scale of change that immigration brings. Some people might be happy with it, others unhappy: but to pretend that the change doesn’t occur, or won’t occur, or isn’t very interesting so please move along has always seemed an error to me. For instance, as I noted then, an internal document from the Ministry of Defence that leaked a few years back said that Britain would no longer be able to engage militarily in a range of foreign countries because of “domestic” factors. It takes a moment to absorb this. We’re used to wondering about how immigration changes domestic politics. But foreign policy as well?

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Country: 
Slovakia
News Date: 
11/11/2018
Summary: 

Slovakia is the last EU Member State without a single mosque, TRT World reports. Previous attempts to build have been halted by politicians. The country does not recognise Islam as a religion and only have a few thousand Muslim residents. Islam must not be taught in schools and the 5,000 Muslims, mostly European ones, who reside in the country are not officially recognised. They account for only 0.1% of the population.

Country: 
Egypt
News Date: 
11/11/2018
Summary: 
  • Seven pilgrims were shot to death, "just because they were Christian," said Pope Francis after the attack.

  • "The pilgrims were killed in such a savage and sadistic way, as if they were enemy combatants, when they were just simple Christians come to get a blessing from a monastery." — Coptic Bishop Anba Makarios of Minya, Egypt.

ESSAYS ON THE RELIGIONS OF THE HINDUS AND THE MOHAMMEDANS

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THE RISE AND DECLINE OF ISLAM

The progress of Islam was slow until Mohammed cast aside the precepts of toleration and adopted an aggressive, militant policy. Then it became rapid. The motives which animated the armies of Islam were mixed—material and spiritual. Without the truths contained in the system success would have been impossible, but neither without the sword would the religion have been planted in Arabia, nor beyond. The alternatives offered to conquered peoples were Islam, the sword, or tribute. The drawbacks and attractions of the system are examined. The former were not such as to deter men of the world from embracing the faith. The sexual indulgences sanctioned by it are such as to make Islam "the Easy way."

The spread of Islam was stayed whenever military success was checked. The Faith was meant for Arabia and not for the world, hence it is constitutionally incapable of change or development. The degradation of woman hinders the growth of freedom and civilization under it.

Christianity is contrasted in the means used for its propagation, the methods it employed in grappling with and overcoming the evils that it found existing in the world, in the relations it established between the sexes, in its teaching with regard to the respective duties of the civil and spiritual powers, and, above all, in its redeeming character, and then the conclusion come to that Christianity is divine in its origin.

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Country: 
Pakistan
News Date: 
19/02/1995
Summary: 

What is proper punishment for a 14-year-old boy convicted of defiling a mosque with sacrilegious graffiti? Death by hanging, Pakistani law and a judge in the city of Lahore have decided. The harsh penalty meted out this month to young Salamat Masih and another Christian, Rehmat Masih, 40, has beamed a glaring spotlight on Pakistan's anti-blasphemy law, meant to punish insults against Islam and the Prophet Mohammed.

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
07/11/2018
Summary: 

Did the UK government effectively condone the rape of underage girls by grooming gangs?

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
09/11/2018
Summary: 

The British Pakistani Christian Association said UK government is concerned about "unrest among certain sections of the community." A Pakistani Christian woman’s appeal to Britain for asylum has been denied because her arrival in the country may stir civil unrest, HuffPost UK has been told. Asia Bibi, a Christian farm labourer, was released from prison in Pakistan on Wednesday after being acquitted of blasphemy.

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
08/11/2018
Summary: 

Labour activists were condemned for inviting a known 'extremist' preacher to an anti-racism rally. Shakeel Begg, an imam, was listed as a speaker at a Lewisham Labour Against Racism meeting on Tuesday, alongside two Labour MPs, local activists, trade unionists and students.

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