Controversial “religious” art exhibition opens at EU Parliament

h_53575398-1Brussels-based newspaper New Europe reports that a controversial exhibition, “The Pillars of Scriptures”, by Danish artist Jens Galschiøt opened at the European Parliament in Brussels on 10 July. The eight sculptures show the darkest and brightest quotes from the Quran, the Bible, and the Torah. Continue reading “Controversial “religious” art exhibition opens at EU Parliament”

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Hatred and violence against Christians: not infrequent, and sometimes with political back-up

gipfelkreuz-schaendung-scharfreiter-100_v-img__16__9__l_-1dc0e8f74459dd04c91a0d45af4972b9069f1135The Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians in Europe recently reported 191 hate crimes against Christians in 16 European countries to the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) for inclusion in its 2016 hate crimes report. Continue reading “Hatred and violence against Christians: not infrequent, and sometimes with political back-up”

Danish dhimmis protect the Quran, but not the Bible…

23denmark-01-master768A man who set fire on a copy of the Quran is the first Danish national charged with blasphemy in 46 years.

The 42-year-old man, who remains unidentified, filmed himself burning the Muslim holy book in his garden in north Jutland in December 2015, and then posted the video on Facebook.

In 1997, a Danish artist burned a copy of the Bible on a news show by a state broadcaster but was not charged.

Some religions enjoy the protections of the law, others not.

Submission

Peter Beerwerth, Vertreter der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in den Palästinensischen Autonomiegebieten, (l-r), Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, Landesbischof der Evangelisch-Lutherischen Kirche in Bayern und Ratsvorsitzender der Evangelischen Kirche in Deutschland, Scheich Omar Awadallah Kiswani, und Kardinal Reinhard Marx, Erzbischof von München und Freising und Präsident der Deutschen Bischofskonferenz, gehen am 20.10.2016 vor dem Felsendom auf dem Tempelberg in Jerusalem entlang. Evangelische und katholische Bischöfe aus Deutschland befinden sich auf einer gemeinsamen Pilgerfahrt ins Heilige Land (bis 22.10.). Foto: Corinna Kern/dpa +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++In Germany there is widespread astonishment about the President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, and his Protestant homologue, Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm. The two dignitaries lead a joint pilgrimage of Catholic and Protestant clergy to the Holy Land in order to manifest the spirit of brotherhood and reconciliation between the two confessions. But what they really have manifested is a spirit of submission. Continue reading “Submission”

Human rights report reveals widespread violent attacks on Christian refugees in Germany

A report just released by the international religious freedom organisation Open Doors reveals a shocking level of attacks on Christian refugees while being housed in German refugee centres. Over the period covered by the research, up to September 2016, a total of 743 cases are documented of Christian refugees who have reported religiously motivated attacks. Continue reading “Human rights report reveals widespread violent attacks on Christian refugees in Germany”