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February 25 2006 By virtueonline BARNABAS FUND LAUNCHES RIGHT TO JUSTICE CAMPAIGN

The Right to Justice campaign has a twofold aim: Firstly, inform the elected representatives of governments in as many Western countries as possible of the widespread religious discrimination and injustices daily suffered by Christian minorities in many countries across the world. Secondly, ask these governments to put pressure on the leaders of those countries where such discrimination and injustices occur to try to bring about an end to the sufferings of the Christian minority.

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February 24 2006 By virtueonline NIGERIA: Hard-pressed Nigerian Christians retaliate over anti-Christian violence

In a phonecall to Barnabas Fund on 7th February the Bishop of Peshawar, Pakistan reported that two church-run schools at Mardan and at Bannu had been attacked the day before by Muslims protesting about the Danish cartoons, which were republished this year in various other European countries and Jordan. Bishop Mano Rumalshah was thankful that police intervened promptly and helped to evacuate the frightened children, and that no one was seriously injured.

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February 21 2006 By virtueonline Islamic scholars call for new law in cartoon protest

Protest marches continued during the week in many countries. Reports said police in Islamabad fired tear gas to disperse a crowd of 6000.

Last week, the Pope spoke of a 60-year-old priest from Rome, Fr Andrea Santoro, reportedly killed by a 16-year-old boy while praying in his parish church in Trabzon, Turkey. Many now think he should be made a saint. His death had been seen as linked to the protests.

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February 20 2006 By virtueonline Special treatment or just common courtesy?

However, he may soon find his hopes for the protection of Muhammad are fulfilled in the wake of the international response to the Danish cartoons of the Islamic prophet, a response which appears to have been not only orchestrated but deliberately aggravated.

The worldwide responses to the cartoons have raised two questions.

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February 17 2006 By virtueonline IRAQI CHURCHES BOMBED: LINK WITH DANISH CARTOONS?

A similar incident of near-simultaneous explosions at Iraqi churches happened on Sunday 1st August 2004 during the time of the evening service. Four churches in Baghdad and one in Mosul were bombed on that occasion, with some 15 fatalities.

LINKS WITH DANISH CARTOONS?

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February 12 2006 By virtueonline FIRST-PERSON: Why I won't see Brokeback Mountain

They suggested that my viewing the movie would be beneficial in responding to the reporter's questions. I told them and the reporter that my going to see Brokeback Mountain would be similar to asking a former alcoholic to go to a liquor store to buy his neighbor a toddy for the body.

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February 10 2006 By virtueonline Islam's Uncertain Future

[b]You distinguish between two kinds of Shari'ah, or Islamic law, as understood and implemented by Muslims worldwide. What are they? [/b]

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February 08 2006 By virtueonline Cartoons and Islamic Imperialism - By Daniel Pipes

Germany's Die Welt newspaper hinted at this issue in an editorial: "The protests from Muslims would be taken more seriously if they were less hypocritical. When Syrian television showed drama documentaries in prime time depicting rabbis as cannibals, the imams were quiet." Nor, by the way, have imams protested the stomping on the Christian cross embedded in the Danish flag.

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February 07 2006 By virtueonline First they came for Israel, then they came for America...

First they came for Israel, and we didn't speak up because we weren't Jews. Then they came for Lebanon's Christians, and we didn't speak up because we weren't Maronites. Then they came for America, and we didn't speak up because we weren't Americans. Then they came for Sudan's blacks, and we didn't speak up because we weren't Sudanese blacks. Then they came for us, and by that time there was no one left to speak up for us.

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February 03 2006 By virtueonline NBC Offends Christians Again

To read the complete story, visit CNSNews at the following link:

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/viewstory.asp?Page=%5CCulture%5Carchive%5C200602%5CCUL20060202b.html

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