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Barnabas weekly newsletter 24 October 2011

Country/Region: United Kingdom, Middle East and North Africa, Europe, Pakistan, South and East Asia, United States, Egypt, Iraq, Sudan, Africa, Canada

Barnabas director Patrick Sookhdeo launches new website

Dr Patrick Sookhdeo, International Director of Barnabas Aid, is today launching his new website, featuring articles, interviews and an in-depth biography.

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Latest international news

Egyptian military accused of lying over denial of anti-Christian violence

The Egyptian military has been accused of lying about its role in the violence that left at least 25 people dead last week after generals denied firing on Christian protestors and running over them in armoured vehicles.

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The Egyptian military has denied rolling over Christian protestors

Christians given land in northern Iraq for church and other facilities

Christians in the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan have been given two acres of land worth $2 million to build a multi-purpose centre that will include a church, seminary, medical clinic and school.

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Map showing the location of Iraq
 
Christian girl escapes Muslim rapists after eight-month ordeal in Pakistan

A 12-year-old Christian girl in Pakistan has escaped from her captors after being abducted, raped, and forcibly married to one of her Muslim assailants in an eight-month ordeal.

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Amber and her family are now in hiding
 
Sudan to become official “Muslim state” in ominous move for Christians

Sudan’s president has confirmed plans to adopt an entirely Islamic constitution and strengthen sharia law, raising the threat level for Christians and other non-Muslims in the country.

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President of Sudan,
Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir
Tour of Chinese Bibles exhibit slammed as government propaganda

An exhibition tour of Chinese Bibles in the United States has been denounced as a “political propaganda show” to cover up the Chinese government’s persecution of Christians in the country.

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A Chinese Bible
CC BY-SA 2.0 / Wesley Fryer

Latest Operation Nehemiah news
USA: School district fined $75,000 for denying teacher leave for Mecca pilgrimage

A Muslim woman in Chicago has won her legal battle against a school district after being denied unpaid leave to go on a pilgrimage to Mecca during the school year.

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Islamist group launch campaign in Canada

A British-based group linked to Islamism has launched a campaign to establish a presence in Canada.

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The iERA has planned conferences
in two Canadian cities
British TV producers take “Christ out of Christmas” in children’s show

The relatives of Thomas the Tank Engine’s author have accused a television company of political correctness against Christian beliefs after it removed references to Christmas in a recent episode.

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A Thomas the Tank Engine episode has had references to Christmas replaced
CC BY-SA 2.0 / Paul Anderson

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