Australia

Christian Pastor May Face Jail After Refusing Order to Apologize to Muslims

June 23, 2005

Source: Herald Sun

http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,15698406%255E2862,00.html

On June 23, 2005 the Herald Sun reported, "A Christian pastor ordered to apologise for vilifying Muslims says he will go to prison rather than say sorry.

In a landmark ruling, Catch the Fire Ministries pastors Danny Nalliah and Daniel Scot were yesterday ordered to publish apology statements in newspapers, their church...

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Religious Hatred Law Under Scrutiny from All Sides

April 25, 2005

Source: Townhall.com/CNSNews.com

http://www.townhall.com/news/politics/200504/FOR20050425a.shtml

On April 25, 2005 CNSNews.com reported, "A self-described witch serving a jail term for child-sex abuse has become the latest person to use Australia's controversial religious hatred law to complain that he is being vilified on the basis of religion.

The new complaint will draw further attention to a law in the state of Victoria that has sparked...

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US Islamic Leader Cautions Australian Muslim Clerics on Language

March 22, 2004

Source: The Australian

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9036225%255E2702,00.html

On March 22, 2004 The Australian reported, "A leading US Islamic leader, visiting Australia to counter extremist views, said yesterday Muslim clerics should use cautious language when speaking of the Israeli-Palestine conflict. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, referring to last month's controversy involving Sydney-based Sheikh Taj Din...

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US Imam Visits Syndey to Promote Community Harmony

March 22, 2004

Source: ABC News

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1070596.htm

On March 22, 2004 ABC News reported, "A leading Islamic cleric will arrive in Sydney today for a visit designed to promote community harmony. New York-based Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf will address several public forums, conferences and religious ceremonies during his two week stay. Justice Minister John Hatzistergos says the State Government hopes Imam Feisal's visit will reduce community suspicion about the...

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Muslim Leader Calls for Jihad Against Israel

February 19, 2004

Source: The Age

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/02/18/1077072711147.html?from=storyrhs

On February 19, 2004 The Age reported, "Australia's most senior Muslim called for a jihad against Israel in a sermon while visiting Lebanon last week, an Arabic-language newspaper has reported. Sheik Taj al-Din al-Hilali, Grand Mufti of Australia and imam of Sydney's Lakemba Mosque, also visited the leader of Hezbollah - banned in Australia as a...

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Witch Sues Christians for Anti-Wiccan Comments

November 21, 2003

Source: Cybercast News Service

http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewForeignBureaus.asp?Page=%5CForeignBureaus%5Carchive%5C200311%5CFOR20031121b.html

On November 21, 2003 Cybercast News Service reported, "Controversial new hate legislation already being applied against two Australian pastors accused of vilifying Islam, is now being used by a witch who objected to warnings made by elected officials about occult activity....

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Muslims Accuse Christian Pastors of Vilifying Islam

September 16, 2003

Source: Cybercast News Service

http://www.crosswalk.com/news/religiontoday/1220233.html

On September 16, 2003 Crosswalk.com posted a Cybercast News Service article that reported: "Two Christian pastors in Australia will appear in court next month to face complaints brought by Muslims who accuse them of vilifying Islam. Their appearance in a legal tribunal in the state of Victoria is the culmination of an 18-month dispute between a Christian group that organized a...

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