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Valentine's Day: a ban for Muslims, divisions among Christians
Media regulators ban Valentine Day promotion on all channels. Pauline Books and Media are not selling Valentine Day-related greeting cards, which have been replaced by digital cards. The "Catholic Church will not celebrate the day because this year it falls Ash Wednesday."
19/05/2010 PAKISTAN – ISLAM
Facebook blocked by blasphemy regulations
A judge blocks the social networking website until 31 May because some users organised a competition for Muhammad caricatures. Under Pakistani law, blasphemy can include the death penalty. Account creators say extremists cannot “take away our freedom of speech”.
Punjab, anti-Christian violence: nurses sequestered, families evicted from home
A Muslim colleague steals mobile phone and cash, then accuses two nurses of theft. The women, held in solitary confinement for nine hours, were subjected to physical violence. Muslims raid homes of two families in Gujrat. The episode ordered by a former lawmaker who wants to take possession of the land. Muslim doctors refuse treatment to Christian policeman.
02/10/2006 PAKISTAN - VATICAN
Muslims in Pakistan: "We respect pope; his speech was used"
When interviewed, Muslim clerics and scholars accused the media and "forces against peace" of using the pope's words to sow seeds of hatred among Christians and Muslims. There were calls to dialogue and great appreciation for the explanation of Benedict XVI and his meeting with Muslim ambassadors.
Christmas reconversions, police in Uttar Pradesh "will stop Hindu radicals"
Security force would take "strict actions" against the organisers. The paramilitary group Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) planned to convert 4,000 Christian and 1,000 Muslim families next 25th December.
Censorship accompanies rapid internet growth in Arab states
There are 26 million users who welcome the internet as a means of freedom of thought and information. But censorship is blocking entire websites and tens of millions of blogs, often banning everything that smacks of dissent from the powers that be. Despite widespread interest, the Internet industry is not drawing enough investors.
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