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Hindu communities in Pakistan are under constant attack


[PCP] Global Minorities Alliance, which fights for the rights of persecuted minority communities the world over, has documented that the discrimination facing communities does not just come in the form of violence on the streets, but also comes through institutional and systematic discrimination in the law courts and in the police stations.  “Subsequent Governments have…

Protesters chant slogan as they react to a rumour that a member of the Hindu community had desecrated the Koran, in Larkana, southern Pakistan's Sindh province, March 16, 2014.

Hindu temple set on fire in Pakistan over blasphemy


[Reuters] Hundreds of angry Muslims attacked a Hindu temple and set it on fire in southern Pakistan overnight following a rumour that a member of the Hindu community had desecrated the Koran, police and community leaders said on Sunday. The incident took place just before midnight on Saturday after locals in Larkana district alleged that Sangeet…

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Hindu in Pakistan suffer acid attack for celebrating Holi


Three Hindus were injured in an acid attack during a religious festival in Pakistan’s southern port city Karachi on Monday, according to police. “People were throwing colors on each other at a ceremony to celebrate [Hindu religious festival] Holi in Model Colony area, when one of the participants threw acid-mixed color on the crowd and sped away,” said Pir Mohammad…

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India: Madarsa Cleric Son rapes a 6 year old girl


[India TV] Kanpur: A heinous crime has been reported by a six-year-old girl, a resident of Kanpur’s Naubasta area,  where she has accused a 14-year-old boy of raping her.  The parents of the boy are teachers in a madarsa and reside on the ground floor of where the madarsa is. On Tuesday when the girl went…

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Mother claims Muslim husband is ‘grooming their children for jihad’


[Metro News] A mother of seven has asked a high court judge to intervene after claiming her estranged husband was trying to ‘radicalize’ two of their sons. The Londoner has accused her Libyan-born spouse of ‘negatively influencing’ the elder boy, aged 12, with ‘radical fundamentalist thought, associated with terrorism’. She claims both he and his 11-year-old…

French President Francois Hollande speaks and greets French troops at Mpoko international airport in Bangui (Stringer . Reuters, / March 11, 2014)

Militant Islamist website calls for attacks on France and Hollande


[Chicago Tribune] A militant Islamist website has created a series of posters calling for attacks on France and for the assassination of President Francois Hollande in reprisal for the country’s policies in Mali and the Central African Republic, the SITE monitoring service said late on Monday. In addition to assisting Mali in its war against Islamists,…

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Pakistan: 1600 Women killed in name of Honor Killing


[PPI] KARACHI- At least 1601 women were killed in Pakistan in the name of honor or for other reasons in 2013. According to data provided by the Madadgar National Helpline Founder Zia Ahmed Awan, at least 370 women were raped while 185 incidents of gang-rape were reported across the country. He said that 2133 women were…

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Radical Muslim group aims to convert’ UK schools to strict Islam


[Source] Birmingham City Council is investigating allegations that a group of radical Muslims is trying to oust head teachers and secretly turn schools into Muslim academies based on Salafi Islam principles, British media reported. A letter passed to Birmingham City Council outlines a plan dubbed ‘Operation Trojan Horse,’ aimed at taking over at least four…

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India: Muslim Leaders were responsible for Muzaffarnagar riots in U.P


[Press Trust of India]  BSP MP Kadir Rana, two party MLAs and former Uttar Pradesh minister Saeed-uz-Zama of Congress are among the 10 persons charge sheeted by the SIT probing the Muzaffarnagar riots for provoking communal tension with inflammatory speeches during a Muslim community panchayat. What Really Happened In Muzaffarnagar Riots? The charge sheet was filed…

Hafiz Saeed's Jamaat-ud-Dawa is the parent body of banned terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba that carried out the 2008 Mumbai attacks in which 166 people were killed.

Pakistan: Muslim father donates 3 sons to Hafiz Saeed for JIHAD


[PTI]  A Pakistani man has handed over his three young sons to Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed for jihad. Abu Haider, a Jamaat-ud-Dawa activist, handed over his three sons to Saeed at a workers’ convention yesterday in Nankana Sahib, about 80 kilometres from Lahore. “I hand over my three young sons to you for jihad (holy war). They will be now…