Persecution
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Lawyer: Asia Bibi needs Western visa

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/20/18, 10:43 am

A lawyer for Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of charges of blasphemy against Islam last month, said she would like to leave Pakistan for any Western country willing to accept her and her family. During a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany, on Tuesday, Saiful Malook said the 54-year-old mother of five cannot depart Pakistan without a visa from another country: “So far, no government has come forward in such an open and free manner.”

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Chosen and hated

Society | Anti-semitism is an ancient disease that won’t go away
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 11/20/18, 09:46 am

I don’t understand anti-Semitism, and don’t believe I’m afflicted with it. That’s no credit to me, any more than I should pat myself on the back for not having cancer. Anti-Semitism is a cancer, an inexplicable blot on human consciousness. It’s different from every other prejudice—none are as deeply rooted or pervasive. Many decent, talented individuals harbor the disease, including personal acquaintances. For example:

• Someone I know subscribes to online newsletters that regularly report the supposed nefarious doings of “Zionist agents.”

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‘Nobody can hurt me’

Persecution | Asia Bibi makes a brave stand while free nations sit silent
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/20/18, 12:32 am

On the night before her final hearing before Pakistan’s Supreme Court, Asia Bibi had a dream. “I saw in a dream that all the doors of the prison are open,” she described, “and I’m worrying that if the jail superintendent comes she will be very furious.”

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