British man sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan

A Pakistani court has passed the death sentence on a British national with mental health problems Pakistan’s tough blasphemy laws have attracted criticism from rights groups, who say they are frequently abused to settle personal scores Photo: AP By AFP 1:13PM GMT 24 Jan 2014 A court in Pakistan has sentenced a British man to death…

Christian teacher to be tried in Egypt for insulting Islam

  Egypt’s prosecutors on Tuesday referred a Christian schoolteacher to trial on charges of insulting Islam, judicial sources said. Dimiana Abdel-Nour, who was arrested on Wednesday, was accused by her Muslim students’ parents of insulting Islam and comparing it to Christianity by saying that the late Coptic Pope Shenouda was better than the Prophet Mohammad.…

The photos Saudi Arabia doesn’t want seen – and proof Islam’s most holy relics are being demolished in Mecca

Archaeologists fear billion-pound development has led to destruction of key historical sites Jerome Taylor Friday, 15 March 2013 The authorities in Saudi Arabia have begun dismantling some of the oldest sections of Islam’s most important mosque as part of a highly controversial multi-billion expansion. Photographs obtained by The Independent reveal how workers with drills and…

Egypt bans YouTube over Innocence of Muslims video

Published: 9 February, 2013, 20:01 Edited: 9 February, 2013, 20:01   An Egyptian court has ruled to ban video sharing portal YouTube for one month among the other websites hosting the controversial film trailer that mocked Islam and Prophet Mohammed. ­Egypt’s administrative court on Saturday ordered the authorities to block access to YouTube and other…

Under the hood of recent DDoS Attack on U.S. Banks

Author : Wang Wei on 1/10/2013 02:48:00 AM Incapsula security study reveals how a simple neglect in managing the administrative password of a small UK site was quickly exploited by Botnet shepherds operating obscurely out of Turkey to hurl large amounts of traffic at American banks. . . If you’ve been following the news, you are probably…

Egyptian Christians sentenced to death for Islam film

A Cairo court on Wednesday sentenced to death seven Egyptian Christians tried in absentia for participating in an anti-Islam video that was released on the Internet in September and prompted violent protests in Muslim countries. “The seven accused persons were convicted of insulting the Islamic religion through participating in producing and offering a movie that…

Anti-Islam film prompts Saudi call for net censorship body

Saudi Arabia has called for a new international body to censor the internet, in the wake of the anti-Islam YouTube clip that recently sparked violence in the Middle East. The US consulate in Benghazi in flames after the attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens Photo: REUTERS/Esam Al-Fetori By Christopher Williams, Technology Correspondent 3:45PM BST 11…

Christian Copt to face trial in Egypt for blasphemy

Posted 2012/09/24 at 6:09 pm EDT CAIRO, Sep. 24, 2012 (Reuters) — An Egyptian Copt arrested on suspicion of posting an anti-Islam video online that ignited Muslim protests around the world will stand trial next Wednesday on charges of insulting religions, the state news agency MENA said on Monday. Computer science graduate Alber Saber, 27,…

French magazine publishes naked Prophet Mohammed cartoons

By Agence France-Presse Wednesday, September 19, 2012 4:41 EDT Topics: charlie hebdo ♦ laurent fabius ♦ Prophet Mohammed cartoons A French satirical magazine published nude cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed Wednesday, a move that could further inflame tensions after violent protests in the Muslim world over an anti-Islam film. The cover of Charlie Hebdo shows…

Was the bloody attack on U.S. diplomats preventable? Libyan security official claims he warned Americans about possible hostilities in the country THREE DAYS before assault

Jamal Mabrouk serves with the February 17th  Brigade The Brigade is a Libyan militia affiliated  with the country’s military Mabrouk claims he met with U.S. diplomats to  tell them about the deteriorating security situation By Snejana Farberov PUBLISHED:11:00 EST, 16  September 2012| UPDATED:11:49 EST, 16 September 2012 A member of a Libyan security force said…

U.S. intelligence agencies didn’t issue high alert about Mideast unrest threat : They had 3 days

By Mark HosenballPosted 2012/09/13 at 9:02 pm EDT WASHINGTON, Sep. 13, 2012 (Reuters) — Although U.S. authorities believe anti-American violence that erupted on Tuesday in Libya and Egypt was triggered by an Arabic talk-show broadcast three days earlier, U.S. officials said high-alert warnings were not issued to American outposts in the region about the possibility…

Identity of anti-Muslim filmmaker called into question: Update: Film’s consultant confirms “Sam Bacile” is not real

Identity of anti-Muslim filmmaker called into question By Stephen C. Webster Wednesday, September 12, 2012 14:12 EDT Update (below): Film’s consultant confirms “Sam Bacile” is not real A man who claimed he’s the creator of an anti-Muslim film that’s sparked violent protests in Libya and Egypt may not be who he says he is. The…

Christian girl with Down’s Syndrome arrested for blasphemy in Pakistan

By Agence France-Presse Sunday, August 19, 2012 11:09 EDT ISLAMABAD — A Christian girl with Down’s Syndrome has been arrested on blasphemy charges in Pakistan, accused of burning pages inscribed with verses from the Koran, police and activists said on Sunday. Police arrested Rimsha, who is recognised by a single name, on Thursday after she…