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Award for those who marry and convert indigenous animists to Islam
The state of Kelantan, run by Islamic extremists, will provide money and a free vehicle and house to Muslims who draw the animist Orang Asli to Islam. Many describe the move as a violation of human rights but political leaders said: "It's a only a way of helping young couples."
05/01/2005 EGYPT - ISLAM
Christians jailed since December set free
Coptic Patriarch Shenouda III was in self-imposed exile in a monastery to free them.
Sisters in Islam, Muslim women against religious extremism
Malaysia, Abdullah freezes Islamic bill
Prime Minister Abdullah blocks the implementation of the new Family Law, which had come in for criticism from women's groups, and announces constitutional amendments to demarcate the jurisdiction of civil and Sharia courts.
Muslim students and clerics against civil courts
Following in the footsteps of a group of lawyers "in defence" of Islam, clerics and students have joined the fray to counter the use of the country's civil courts as a "way out" of Islam. Rallies have been held against the case of the convert, Lina Joy.
No more court martial for Protestant clergyman who converted from Islam
Military espionage charges are dropped but apostasy and proselytising still hang over his head. Pastor is still liable for the death penalty.
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