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Chhattisgarh: Evangelical Christian arrested for handing out brochures on Gospel
Police arrested and took into custody Umesh Patel in Dhamtari, a city south of Raipur, where he is still held. For Christian leader, the Evangelical did not break any law. However, the Hindu nationalist BJP runs the state. Nationalist extremists benefit from political and police complicity.
Chinese bloggers applaud Wen shoe thrower
In a careful message, prime minister Wen "forgives" the young man from Cambridge. Government sources say that the young man has apologized. But Chinese bloggers are praising the gesture as "freedom of expression," a symbol of what many Chinese would like to do.
16/02/2016 13:53:00 BANGLADESH
Bangladesh, authorities close down book stand for insulting Islam
The stand belongs to Ba-DWIP publisher Prakashan, who was participating in the annual book fair in Dhaka. The publishing house had "Bitarka Islam" (Debate on Islam) on display. The radicals claimed that the text contains disparaging statements against Islam and Muhammad. Writer: "In Bangladesh if someone kills a man he is not punished, but if he says or writes something against Islam yes."
25/09/2015 VATICAN – UNITED STATES
At the UN, pope speaks for environmental protection, against human exclusion
Francis calls on the United Nations assembly to take "concrete steps" to get “effective, practical and immediate access, on the part of all, to essential material and spiritual goods”. He urges an end to abusive and usurious relations with poor countries, and a stop to the persecution of religious minorities.
Netanyahu's speech to Congress: only political propaganda
In his speech to the US Congress, the Israeli prime minister uttered words with little content. His aim was to draw attention on his party ahead of the 17 March elections. Negotiating a deal on the Iranian nuclear programme is the best possible solution. Both Israel and Iran are threatened by the rise of the Islamic State.
Amartya Sen: New Indian government must be secular, not fundamentalist
Speaking at the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), the Nobel Prize winner for economics talked about the upcoming general elections, calling for "party that is pro-market and pro-business to come to power and doesn't prioritise one religion over another". He also urged the media to be more responsive to the "poor and marginalised".
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