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A Church under siege – Egyptian Christians and IS

A Church under siege – Egyptian Christians and IS
The Church in Egypt is one of the oldest in the world and is believed to have been founded by St Mark in the first days of the Early Church.1 In addition to its important place in church history as one of the earliest Christian communities that goes all the . . . Read More

Pakistan’s anti-blasphemy laws

Pakistan’s anti-blasphemy laws
What the laws say Chapter XV of Pakistan’s Penal Code, titled “Of Offences Relating to Religion,” contains six sections. Four of them outlaw a number of acts, ranging from tresspassing on places of worship to “malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings,” with penalties ranging from one to 10 years . . . Read More

Understand concept of ‘infidel’ to understand risks of Islamic radicalization

In recent history, genocides have often been accompanied by the preparatory dehumanization of victims. In 1994, in Rwanda, for example, the Hutu interhamwe labelled the Tutsis as “termites” or “cockroaches” before they killed more than one million (mainly) Tutsis. Similarly, before World War II, the Nazi regime in Germany often . . . Read More