Egypt: 100 arrested in riot over Facebook comments “insulting” to Islam

A hundred people were arrested for assault and rioting Wednesday evening after a large group of Islamists attacked Coptic Christian houses and a church in the village of Deir El-Bersha in the Minya governorate, Agenzia Fides reports. The rioting was triggered by Facebook comments made by a young Coptic man that were considered insulting to Islam and the prophet Muhammed.

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Christian teacher in Egypt charged with insulting Islam after posting comments on Facebook

A Christian teacher in Egypt reportedly faces charges of defaming Islam because of comments he made in response to a Facebook post earlier this month, Morning Star News reports. Youssef Hany from the city of Ismailia is understood to have been arrested on November 11 and charged under Article 98(f) of Egypt’s penal code, which prohibits insulting Islam, Christianity, or Judaism - religions described by the law as “heavenly.”

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14 Baptists murdered by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in ongoing slaughter of Christians in Nigeria

Muslim Fulani herdsmen continue to murder Christian Nigerians and, on July 29, fourteen Baptist Christians were killed in Agbadu-Daruwana in central Nigeria’s Kogi state, Morning Star News reports. “Please pray for God’s intervention against antichrist in the land,” leaders of the All Africa Baptist Fellowship have implored in a Facebook post.

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Christians in Pakistan denied food during coronavirus lockdown

Christians in Pakistan have been denied food by authorities since the country’s COVID-19 lockdown began on March 21, Arutz Sheva 7 reports. In four incidents recorded this month by International Christian Concern (ICC) and Jihad Watch, Christians were told food aid was for Muslims only.

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New Pakistani social media law could make already infamous 'blasphemy laws' more powerful

Pakistan introduced a new law on Jan. 28 requiring social media outlets to remove 'unwanted or slanderous' content within 24 hours, and Christians fear it could extend the reach of blasphemy laws that already carry a heavy penalty.

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Christian Rohingya refugees persecuted by Muslim Rohingya refugees in camp

One Rohingya Christian is missing and 12--several of whom are children--are seriously injured after Muslims of the famously persecuted ethnic group from Myanmar assaulted the small Christian enclave within the refugee community in Bangladesh.

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Wang Yi, Chinese pastor, locked up for 9 years for publishing manifesto against Xi Jinping's 'sinicization' plan

Chinese pastor Wang Yi was sentenced to 9 years of prison on December 30th, following a year of detention in an unknown location in which he was deprived a lawyer by President Xi Jinping's Chinese Communist Party.

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Undercover cops raid Christian wedding in Pakistan

Four policemen disguised as civilians attacked a Christian wedding in Punjab province, Pakistan, damaging homes, hurling abusive slurs at women guests, and registering a case against the Christians involved.

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