The Coptic Orthodox Church proclaimed the 21 men to be martyrs.
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Although President Obama praised nation last year as ‘a majority-Muslim country that represents tolerance and peace,’ there are signs of a growing Islamization in the Asian country’s politics.
NEWS ANALYSIS: In statements reminiscent of President Eisenhower’s warning about combining military and industrial interests, the Holy Father has repeatedly drawn attention to those who profit from conflict.
“Our Lord created this world for nations, not just for one nation; for religions, not just one religion; and for sects, not just for one sect,” said Egypt's President Fatah El-Sissi.
The Pakistani mother had been on death row for nearly five years, due to an accusation, which she denied, that she insulted Islam’s prophet Muhammad during an argument.
The illiterate couple used as a sleeping mat an advertisement awning that bore college slogans that allegedly included Arabic inscriptions from the Quran. A local barber and two clerics accused the couple of committing blasphemy, and a mob gathered in an attempt to lynch them.
The husband and wife were killed and their bodies burned by a mob after they were accused of desecrating the Quran.
On May 24, Humayun Faisal Masih was burning newspapers in Sanda, a Christian district in Lahore. Muslim onlookers accused him of blasphemy, alleging that some of the pages contained verses of the Quran.
Another day, another faux crisis.