Over the past decade several actors on the UN scene have been passing resolutions against "Defamation of Religion." These resolutions condemn anything which offends "religious sensibilities" as racism and hate-speech. Unfortunately the resolutions provide support for blasphemy and similar laws, like the ones which have been used to brutally suppress dissent and religious minorities in Pakistan, Egypt, Iran and elsewhere.
It was a Gandhi Jayanthi celebration on 2nd October in New Public School in Chintamani, Kolar District. The school is being run by a believer, Smt. Ambujakshi. She had also invited some Pastors, evangelists and other Christians for the programme. After the celebrations were over, they were thanking God for His Grace and gift of a man like Gandhiji for this great country. Smt. Ambuhakshi requested some of the invitees also to speak in the thanks-giving, and when Pastor Muthu was speaking, suddenly about 40 Bajrang Dal activists barged inside the school campus and brutally attacked them and began beating them up very selectively. Pastor Muthu, Pastor Kenny, Pastor Fernandes and his pregnant wife Mrs Kezia Fernandez were the victims of their senseless attack. They are all pastors of Living Gospel Prayer Fellowship,Ramamurthi Nagar, Bangalore. Pastor Fernandes was badly hurt in one of his ears and his pregnant wife was pushed down and kicked in the stomach.
Youth leader Rahul Gandhi has said that he felt there was not much difference between the banned outfit Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) as both were “fanatical” and held “fundamentalist” views.
When a reporter told him he had made a controversial statement equating the two groups on Tuesday in Tikamgarh, the young MP said he failed to see any controversy in it.
After dropping in on a Sunday service to speak with Dr. Jeffress, Islamic leaders were surprised by the warm welcome they received from he and the congregation of First Baptist Dallas. In this live FOX 4 interview, Dr. Jeffress gives a brief recap of the meeting, and affirms his previously stated beliefs about the Islamic faith.