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Pakistani Christian leader receives threats, told to “stop building churches or we will kill you”
Since February, "unknown extremists" have threatened Javed David, of the ‘Hope for the Light Ministries’. Since 2013, he and his associates have been helping poor Christian communities build places of worship.
Muslims strip Christian woman in Punjab because she "dressed up", shoot at her son
A family in Gojra is attacked by some Muslims because they like to "dress up". The mother is brutally beaten whilst her son is shot at, luckily without consequences. Police and the courts fail to apprehend the offenders. The local priest says that such violence is used to maintain people in "conditions of inferiority".
Punjab: Muslim threats against Christians during Holy Week
In Eidgah Colony, Sarghoda District, fanatics defaced signs and sacred images belonging to the minority. Police refuse to file a report on the incident, tell complainants to leave the station. Human rights activists file a writ before the Lahore High Court for violation of religious freedom.
Two al-Qaeda-linked men arrested in mosque attack
24/10/2005 ISLAM - EGYPT
"Forget violence, foreign to our heritage," say Coptic and Muslim leaders
In a joint statement, the Grand Muftì of Egypt and Pope Shenouda III condemned Saturday's violence outside the Church of St George. Dialogue and understanding are the "weapons to defeat division and rancour".
2005 worst year for religious minorities
The 2005 report of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan is out: those hardest hit by religious intolerance were the Ahmadis, but persecution persisted against Christians too, and arbitrary use of the Blasphemy Law was widespread.
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