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PAKISTAN: Blasphemy convict hopeful for justice

IMG_20151207_105220The Christian man, Sajjad Masih Gill, 31, was accused of sending blasphemous texts and sentenced to life imprisonment and fined Rs.200,000/- (About $2,000 US) for blasphemy on 13 July 2013 in Gojra.

(LAHORE)  The appeal of Sajjad Masih Gill, a Christian man sentenced to life imprisonment for alleged blasphemy, has been admitted for notice.  Sajjad’s family and lawyers have high hopes that he will be acquitted.

The Vatican numbers game

 

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How Rome Didn’t Decline and Fall (Yet)
The Vatican Occupation of America
(A Tragi-Comedy In Three Acts)

William Annett Global News Centre

(DAYTONA BEACH)     Question: (From the inquisitive student in the back row) “How can the Vatican, which has no defense or military budget of $750 billion (as in the United States), with no army, navy or air force – except for a platoon or so of those Swiss guards with the funny hats and carrying pike poles, manage to control, dictate to and obtain absolute fealty from (including the payment of enormous amounts of money under “concordats”) literally every legitimate (about 178 of them)  “free world” government, not to mention 1.2 billion people around the globe?”

Nepal: Investigate the police attacks on human rights defenders Kamala Hemchuri, Durga Sob and Ganesh BK

nepalThe government is planning to introduce a new constitution by the second week of August. Dalit rights defenders, who are united under the Joint Dalit Political Struggle Committee, held a series of protests demanding proportionate representation in the central and provincial governments and legislature organs, as the preliminary draft of the new constitution restricted their representation.

William Nicholas Gomes, Global News Centre Human Rights Ambassador

(LONDON)  Human Rights Ambassador William Gomes expresses grave concern over a crackdown against peaceful protest.  One incident resulted in the injury of a number of protesters, including human rights defenders Kamala Hemchuri, Durga Sob and Ganesh BK.

What has changed in England?

rev. Kevin Annett

rev. Kevin Annett

(Lessons from My Ancestor Peter Annett, and Stanstead Prison)

William Annett Global News Centre

(DAYTONA BEACH)   On December 19, 1761, author and publicist Peter Annett was arrested on a charge of blasphemy and sedition for questioning scripture and the authority of  the Church through nine editions of his news sheet The Free Enquirer (Oct. 17 – Dec. 12, 1761). He was prosecuted in London by the Attorney General and sentenced by the Court of King’s Bench to imprisonment at hard labor in Newgate prison, and ordered to stand twice in the pillory, once at the Royal Exchange and once at Charing Cross, despite his advanced age.

The danger of redefining “anti-semitism” to mean criticism of Israel

israel-flagJudaism is a religion of universal values. Israel is a sovereign state. It has violated international law by occupying the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The boycott movement is a nonviolent effort to show opposition to this occupation, similar, its advocates argue, to the movement of sanctions against South Africa to show opposition to apartheid.

Allan Brownfeld Global News Centre

(WASHINGTON DC)     The following letter, which I wrote concerning the redefinition of the term “anti-Semitism,” and the use of this term to characterize criticism of Israel, appears in today’s (June 16, 2015) Washington Post.

In the June 13 news article “In Israel, concerns rising over boycott movement,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu referred to the movement to boycott Israel or disinvest from those doing business in the occupied territories as “anti-Semitic.” Similarly, Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who recently presided over a meeting that raised more than $20 million to fight this movement, referred to it as “anti-Semitic.” Whether one agrees with this movement or not, and many Jews are leading participants, the fact is that it is in no way “anti-Semitic.”

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