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By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
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Fear of racism allegations linked to silence of sexual abuse, trafficking of 1400 children by Muslims

The sexual abuse and the trafficking of  at least 1400 children went unreported in the United Kingdom due to fears of being branded racist for identifying the perpetrators as Muslim men. “Children as young More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
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Teen Christian girl in Pakistan kidnapped and raped, family threatened not to complain

The rape of a teen Christian girl in Pakistan has created outraged and increased tensions between Muslims, Christians and those calling for protection of religious minorities. Only one of the rapists has been jailed, More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, June 28th, 2014
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Rand Paul: End aid to Pakistan over treatment of women, Christians – notes Asia Bibi

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has called for an end to American foreign aid to Pakistan in the name of both persecuted young women and the persecution of Christians. Speaking before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee, More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 27th, 2014
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Another ‘brain-eating amoeba’ death reported in Pakistan, 3rd of the year in Karachi

For the third time in a month, a man from Pakistan’s largest city has succumbed to the “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri. According to a Samaa TV report, the 32-year-old man died at a private More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, June 26th, 2014
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Equatorial Guinea reports fifth polio case of the year; additional cases reported in Nigeria, Pakistan

Three new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) were reported during the past week, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) today. Image/Chris Zahniser, B.S.N., R.N., M.P.H. One additional case was reported More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 20th, 2014
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Pakistan, Afghanistan account for nine new polio cases in past week

New cases of wild poliovirus 1 (WPV-1) in two of the world’s endemic countries, Pakistan and Afghanistan, has put the total polio cases for the year over the century mark during the past week, according to More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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Pakistan reports second ‘brain-eating amoeba’ death of 2014

For the second time in two weeks and the second time this year, Pakistani health officials are reporting a “brain-eating amoeba” death in a Karachi-area resident. Pakistan map Photo/CIA Pakistani news More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 2nd, 2014
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Bowe Bergdahl free as Obama administration attacked by GOP for freeing ‘hard core terrorists’

Many in Washington on unahppy and concerned over the prisoner sway for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Saturday. Bergdahl has been held by Taliban for five years and was freed in exchange for five militants from the US More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, May 30th, 2014
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Pakistan reports Naegleria fowleri death in Karachi man

Pakistan, which recorded an outbreak of the “brain-eating” amoeba, Naegleria fowleri in 2012, which killed 10 people,  has recorded it’s first case and fatality in 2014 in a man from Karachi, More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, May 29th, 2014
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Farzana Parveen, pregnant Pakistani woman, stoned to death for refusing arranged marriage

A pregnant Pakistani woman was stoned and killed for refusing an arranged marriage, and marrying a man she loved instead. photo Applysense Farzana Parveen, 25, died from head trauma Tuesday after her family, led More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
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Pakistan: Asia Bibi case delayed for fifth time, court seeks to pardon TV staff

The Christian woman in Pakistan accused of blasphemy, sentenced to death, has had her appeal hearing delayed for a fifth time. Pakistan Christian Post reports Wednesday that Bibi’s appeal hearing “will More...

By Laura Jones On Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
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Asia Bibi appeal hearing set for late May, she’s been jailed since 2009

The Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death under the country’s blasphemy law may finally get an appeals hearing after several delays, according to a new report on Monday. Asia Bibi, who allegedly spoke More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
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Haroon, 22-year-old Christian, murdered for not converting to Islam

A Christian man in Pakistan was murdered on Wednesday for not converting to Islam. The man worked at an Islamic center sweeping the floors, where he was mocked for his beliefs before being shot and killed, according More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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Equatorial Guinea reports third polio case of 2014, linked to Cameroon outbreak

A new wild poliovirus 1 (WPV1) case was reported this week from Bata district, Litoral province, Equatorial Guinea with onset of paralysis on 16 March. According to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, this More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, April 11th, 2014
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Pakistan: Girl has feet set afire for having typhoid

An 11-year-old Pakistani girl from the city of  Cheechawatni in Pakistan’s Punjab province certainly didn’t receive the best in modern medicine earlier this week, which resulted in the child now requiring More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, April 11th, 2014
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Mass polio vaccinations begin in Middle East, Equatorial Guinea reports second polio case

A mass vaccination campaign for polio commenced this week with a goal to reach 20 million children in Syria, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt by the weekend, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative Wednesday. This More...

By Laura Jones On Monday, April 7th, 2014
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Christian couple receives death penalty in Pakistan for insulting Mohammed in text message

A Christian couple has been sentenced to death in Pakistan after being accused of sending a text message to a local Muslim leader insulting the prophet Mohammed, their lawyer and prosecutors say. The couple has More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, April 5th, 2014
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Mohammad Musa, Pakistani 9-month-old arrested, charged for attempted murder

A Pakistani baby was arrested for attempted murder and subsequently released on bail. On April 4, Yahoo! News reported that 9-month-old Mohammad Musa was booked along with his family for “throwing rocks More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
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Syria reports first polio case of 2014

The polio outbreak in the Middle East continues with two new cases of wild poliovirus-1 (WPV-1) reported, one from late 2013 and the first case of 2014, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) More...

By Laura Jones On Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
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Blasphemy hearing for jailed Christian in Pakistan, Asia Bibi, delayed

An appeal hearing for a Pakistani woman sentenced to death for blasphemy against Muslim beliefs has been postponed. Asia Bibi sits in a Pakistan prison, on death row, accused of breaking the country’s blasphemy More...

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