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Archive for November, 2007

Mob Demands Death for Teddy Bear Teacher

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Following services on Friday, thousands of Sudanese gathered in the streets of Khartoum and called for Gillian Gibbons to be put to death for insulting Islam. Gibbons is the British school teacher who allowed her students to name a teddy bear Muhammad. She was sentenced to serve 15 days in prison and to be deported […]

*Update: Teddy Bear Teacher Convicted and Sentenced

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Gillian Gibbons, a British teacher serving in Sudan, was sentenced today to serve 15 days in jail and deportation from the country. The teacher had allowed her students to name a teddy bear Muhammad and had initially faced 40 lashes, 6 months in prison and a fine for blasphemy against Islam. Comments: Fortunately cooler heads […]

Uproar Over a Teddy Bear Named Muhammad?

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

A British teacher serving in Sudan is facing 40 lashes, 6 months in prison, and a fine for allowing her students to name a teddy bear ‘Muhammad’.  Gillian Gibbons is charged with blasphemy and misconduct against the Islamic faith. Gibbons had allowed the students to vote on a name for the teddy bear and Muhammad […]

Hamas Vows to ‘Dialogue’ with Rifles and Rockets

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Thousands of Hamas supporters filled the streets in Gaza protesting the US sponsored Mideast peace conference in Annapolis. Hamas leaders vowed to intensify their attacks on Israel and responded to the peace conference with the following slogan: “The only dialogue with the enemy will be with rifles and rockets.” Hamas, who is listed as a […]

Christian Leaders Respond to Muslim Scholars

Monday, November 26th, 2007

More than 100 prominent Christian leaders responded to an open letter signed by 138 Muslim scholars and leaders calling for peace and cooperation between Christians and Muslims. The response letter was issued by the Yale Center for Faith and Culture. Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners; Rick Warren, founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church; John […]

Christian Woman in Egypt Jailed Because Her Father Was Once Muslim

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

A Christian woman in Egypt was recently sentenced to 3 years in prison for the terrible crime of having a father who became a Muslim for a short time. This sounds incredible to Western ears, but ones official religion in Egypt is determined by the religions of ones father. Shadia Nagui Ibrahim was found guilty […]

Life Getting Better in Baghdad?

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

The ‘milblogs’ have been writing about this for some time, I even saw a picture recently of some Iraqi Muslims helping some Christians put the cross back up on a church in Baghdad but lost the link. Now this week, even the NY Times has a front page story about how life is getting better […]

Quiz: Select the US Presidential Candidate Best for You

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Take this easy 11 question quiz and find out which Presidential candidate best represents your current views and concerns. The ‘Select a Candidate Quiz’ ranks all the Candidates, both Republican and Democrat, according to your reactions to key issues. Comments: This is just for fun, but it does serve to inform voters about the actual […]

Movie: Jesus Goes to India -The Early Years?

Monday, November 19th, 2007

Leave it to Hollywood to try and fill in those troublesome early years that the gospels to not speak about. the ‘Aquarian Gospel‘ is coming sometime to a theater near you. All the Bible says about the formative years of Jesus is: ‘The boy grew in wisdom and stature’. The film purposes that as a […]

EU: Resolution Against Persecution of Christians

Sunday, November 18th, 2007

The European Parliament overwhelmingly passed a resolution condemning persecution against Christians. The resolution urged: “the governments of the countries concerned to improve the security situation of the Christian communities”. and also “stresses therefore that the public authorities have a duty to protect all religious communities, including Christian communities, from discrimination and repression”. The resolution pointed […]