Friday, 12 November 2010

Please offer your Friday prayers for....

  • Catholics in Iraq - following the Cathedral massacre, Catholics have been targeted in their homes by a series of concerted attacks intended to drive them out of the country;
  • Christian mother of five, Asia Bibi, in Pakistan sentenced to death for blasphemy  - the SMH reports that she was "asked to fetch water while out working in the fields.  But a group of Muslim women labourers objected, saying that as a non-Muslim, she should not touch the water bowl.  A few days later the women went to a local cleric and alleged that Ms Bibi made made derogatory remarks about the Prophet Mohammed.";
  • Catholics in Spain who failed in a court case claiming offense of religious sentiments in relation to a violent invasion of Cordoba Cathedral by Muslims during Holy Week;
  • The conversion of Islamic protestors in the UK who disrupted Armstice Day remembrances in central London, burning a model poppy and chanting 'British soldiers burn in hell' during the customary period of silence.  They held banners which read 'Islam will dominate' and 'Our dead are in paradise, your dead are in hell'.
Oh and if you are a Muslim looking for a place to pray in remote Inuvik, Canada (population 4,000 including 80 or so Muslim migrants) you are now in luck, with the importation of a 'little mosque on the tundra'...Up until now the town had been most famous for its Igloo Church, Our Lady of Victory...

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