Iraq's Christians Attacked Again, This Time in Their Own Homes


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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Baghdad (AP) - Baghdad's Christians came under attack again Wednesday when a coordinated series of roadside bombs blew up in predominantly Christian neighborhoods, killing five people. The blasts came less than two weeks after insurgents besieged a church and killed 56 Christians in an assault that drew international condemnation.
Police said at least 11 roadside bombs went off within an hour in three predominantly Christian areas of central Baghdad. Four of the blasts hit houses belonging to Christians, and two mortar rounds also struck Christian enclaves of the predominantly Sunni neighborhood of Dora in south Baghdad. Two bombs planted in deserted Christian homes in western Baghdad destroyed two houses.
It was the third attack targeting Christians since the church siege on Oct. 31. Late Tuesday, a series of bombs hit three empty houses belonging to Christians in western Baghdad but no one was hurt. Last week, an al-Qaida-linked group claimed responsibility for the church attack and threatened more violence against Iraq's Christian community.
The threat left many Christians in the country wondering whether it was time to flee their homeland.

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International People's on Human Rights chief Prof. Richard denied entry in India-Protests in San Fransico


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Protests were witnessed in front of the Indian consulate in San Francisco, US, protesting the denial of entry in India to Prof Richard Shapiro, chair of the anthropology department at California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.Shapiro's wife Angana Chatterji, who is a well-known activist, is a citizen of India and a permanent resident of the US.
She is also the co-convener of the International People's Tribunal on Human Rights and Justice in Kashmir.

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Islamic TV banned in Britain for condoning marital rape

London, Nov 10 (IANS)

Britain's television watchdog has censured a Muslim religious channel accusing its presenters of condoning marital rape and calling women who visit mosques wearing perfume as ''prostitutes''.The Islam Channel, which broadcasts on Sky, breached the broadcasting code in five programmes between May 2008 and October 2009, the tv monitoring body Ofcom said, according to the Daily Mail.

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Handshake with Michelle Obama was forced: Indonesian minister

London, Nov 10 (IANS)

An Indonesian minister, who was criticised by Muslims for shaking hands with the US First Lady Michelle Obama, said on Twitter that the skin-to-skin contact was forced.

Information Minister Tifatul Sembiring was among the dignitaries of the host country to greet US President Barack Obama and his wife as they arrived in Jakarta Tuesday.

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