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Operation Nehemiah: News and Prayer Update #39

Country/Region: United Kingdom, Europe, France, Australia, Belgium

Paris Muslims ignore praying in street ban

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French interior minister Claude Guéant says the new law will be followed to the letter
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Hundreds of Muslims took to streets in Paris to pray at the weekend, ignoring a new government ban on outdoor prayer.

 

 

 

UK: Songs of Praise may “explore non-Christian faiths”

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Songs of Praise, the BBC’s flagship religious programme, may feature non-Christian faiths for the first time in its 50-year history.

 

 

 

 

 

Sharia court opens in Belgium

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The Belgian city of Antwerp
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A sharia court has been established in Antwerp, Belgium by a radical Muslim group called Sharia4Belgium.

 

 

 

 

 

Australia: Council backs women-only functions

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Men were banned from attending two council functions in Victoria, Australia, because “it is not appropriate” for men to mix with Muslim women.

 

 

 

 

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  • Pray that the moves by an Islamist group to create a parallel Islamic legal system in Belgium will be reversed.
  • Pray that councils in Australia will not give in to Muslim pressure to implement segregation at public events.
  • Pray that the few programmes on UK television with Christian content, such as Songs of Praise, will continue to focus on Christianity.
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