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Barnabas weekly newsletter 27 May 2011

Country/Region: United Kingdom, United States, South and East Asia, Middle East and North Africa, Europe, Pakistan, China, Iran, India

Latest international news
Iraqi Christian killed after $100,000 ransom demand not met

A 29-year-old Iraqi Christian was kidnapped and brutally murdered after his family failed to pay the $100,000 ransom demanded by his abductors.

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Ashur Yacob Issa's decapitated body
was found dumped
Photo: ankawa.com used with permission
Egyptian Christians come under fire while protesting about earlier attacks

One Christian was killed and scores were injured when Muslims attacked a peaceful demonstration against repeated assaults on the Christian community.

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The state television building in Cairo where Christians came under fire while protesting
(Kodak Agfa ) / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Fears for Christians in North Sudan ahead of South's independence

The kidnap and detention of a Darfuri woman accused of "Christianising" children in displaced persons' camps has raised concerns about the threat to Christians in North Sudan as the South looks forward to independence.

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President of Sudan,
Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir
Christians denied burial rights by Muslims in Kyrgyzstan

A grieving family in Kyrgyzstan were forced to dig up and rebury the body of their Christian relative after being threatened by local Muslims in another dispute over burial rights in the country.

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A Christian cemetery in Kyrgyzstan

Analysis
The Arab revolutions: which way now?

What does the future hold for Christians in the Arab world as revolts shake the region?

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A demonstration in central Tunis
during the Tunisian revolution
CC BY 2.0 by cjb22

Latest Operation Nehemiah news
Muslims push for sharia in Australia

Australia's top Muslim body has called on the federal government to permit Islamic law, especially in divorce cases.

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Parliament House, Canberra
© By A.Aruninta CC-BY-SA-3.0
Christian doctor who talked about God fights for his job

A family doctor fears losing his job after he was reprimanded by the General Medical Council for talking to a patient about God.

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Non-Muslim shop worker threatened for refusing to wear veil

A 31-year-old Asian woman who works in a pharmacy in Tower Hamlets, London, has received death threats for refusing to wear a veil.

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Brick Lane, a street in Tower Hamlets,
the proposed site for "Islamic gates"
© Copyright Slbs / CC BY-SA 2.0
Muslims push for sharia in Australia

Australia's top Muslim body has called on the federal government to permit Islamic law, especially in divorce cases.

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Rt Hon Michael Gove MP
By Paul clarke / CC BY 3.0

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