Malaysian Church Attacked Amid Allah Dispute

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia January 27, 2014 (AP)

A Malaysian church was attacked with firebombs early Monday, police said, sparking concerns of escalating tensions amid a dispute over the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslims.

Penang state police chief Abdul Rahim Hanafi said two men on a motorcycle threw Molotov cocktails into the compound of The Assumption Church. No one was injured.  read more »

Egypt: National Council for Human Rights says Muslim Brotherhood burned churches, Christian homes

Robert Spencer January 25, 2014


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The Brotherhood denies any involvement in the burning of churches, but the evidence is clear: Muslim Brotherhood supporters blamed Christians for the popular uprising that toppled the Morsi government, and terrorized them accordingly.
“NCHR: MB smuggled arms, took part in setting fire on churches,” from Egypt’s State Information Service, January 23 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):  read more »

India celebrates 65 anniversry of Republic Day-

Here is the full text of the President’s speech:
A-Destiny has given us another opportunity to recover what we have lost; we will have no one to blame but ourselves if we falter.

B-lift the nation above and across the abyss; and back on to the road of prosperity
C- The politics of divide and rule has extracted a heavy price on our subcontinent. If we do not work together, nothing ever will work.
D- Rabindranath Tagore said, free from fear; when it has the liberty to roam into spheres unknown; in search of wisdom; and when the people have the fundamental right to propose as well as oppose.  read more »

Catholic Nun Mercina attacked in Parur,Kerala

North Parur
Today(Friday) morning 6.15 . Sr. Mersina from sisters of Sacred Bhavan(Pratheeksha Bhavan) was accosted by a biker while she was on her way to attend holy Mass ,in the cover of darkness.The bike bound attacker abused and dragged the nun for a distance and after a while she collapsed and fell on the road.
Hearing, loud cries of the nun other sisters and bystanders came to her rescue.
Kottappuram Bishop Dr. joseph Karikasseri and memebers of Christian organisations visited the injured nun  read more »

Graham Staines' death is warning against Hindutva fundamentalism

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/For-Christian-leader,-Graham-Staines%27-d... 01/24/2014 17:52
INDIA
For Christian leader, Graham Staines' death is warning against Hindu fundamentalism
by Nirmala Carvalho
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the murder of the Australian missionary and his two sons, killed by Hindu radicals. The president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) reflects on the next general election. The nationalist party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which supports radical groups, is also vying for power.  read more »

Unrest in Kieve orthodox priests tries to restore peace

Orthodox priests tries to stop a clash between protesters and the police in the center of Kiev, Ukraine. Anti-government street protests in Kiev turned deadly overnight, as opposition organizers announced that three demonstrators had been killed, one from a fall and two shot by police.  read more »

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