Italy arrests suspects in IS plot to attack Israeli embassy, VaticanPolice make four arrests after intercepting communications between jihadist group and Moroccan-born manBY TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF AND AGENCIES April 28, 2016, 7:29 pm 1
In an image released April 28, 2016, by Italian police, kickboxer Abderrahim Moutaharrik is seen wearing boxing gloves, shorts, a keffiyeh and a black shirt styled after the IS flag. (Italian Police)In an image released April 28, 2016, by Italian police, kickboxer Abderrahim Moutaharrik is seen wearing boxing gloves, shorts, a keffiyeh and a black shirt styled after the IS flag. (Italian Police)NEWSROOM
Security officers and Hindu extremists stormed a place of worship in Satna, arresting 10 people including the pastor and the groom's parents. He is accused of having converted the pair illegally to Christianity and celebrating a marriage between minors. Christian leaders: "This is abuse of anti-conversion laws".
Satna (AsiaNews) - The Madhya Pradesh police raided a Christian church, interrupting the wedding that was taking place and accusing the couple of being converted by force and against the law. The incident occurred yesterday in Satna: accompanied by activists of the Bajrang Dal, youth wing of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP, Hindu ultranationalists), Kolgawan police officers (town just outside Satna) arrested 10 persons, including the pastor and parents of the groom.
Msgr. Gallela Prasad is the bishop of Cuddapah and was returning from Kadapa district, where he celebrated Mass. The car IN which was traveling was stopped by unknown persons, who blindfolded him and beat up the driver and prelate all night. The Telugu Federation of Churches filed a complaint and asked the authorities to register the case to "ensure the safety of Christians."
Secunderabad (AsiaNews) - The Christian community of Andhra Pradesh is again under attack. This time, one of the local Church leaders has been targeted: Msgr. Gallela Prasad, bishop of the diocese of Cuddapah. The bishop was attacked by unknown assailants as he returned from Karunagari (in Kadapa district), where he celebrated Mass. The Federation of Churches Telugu (FTC), the apex body of various Christian denominations in the United Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, strongly condemned "the cruel aggression" against the Catholic bishop.
Muslims in Switzerland are demanding that the white cross be removed from the Swiss national flag because as a Christian symbol it “no longer corresponds to today’s multicultural Switzerland.”The Muslim group behind this idiotic demand known as the “Secondos,” began a nationwide campaign in October to urge Swiss citizens to change the flag to something that is “less offensive” to Muslims.Gatestone Institute reports: The proposal to change the Swiss flag has been met with outrage across the political spectrum and is sure to fuel anti-immigrant sentiments in Switzerland.