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  • November 16th, 2018
    Asia Bibi was acquitted of blasphemy in Pakistan prompting massive demonstrations across the country. She is currently hiding for fear of her life. Her lawyer has had to flee the country. It is hard to imagine a more deserving case for asylum. Yet the government has refused to make this offer amidst security concerns. It is now apparent that British policy is being dictated by Islamist threats. Tim Dieppe investigates why Asia Bibi has not been offered asylum by the British government.
  • November 9th, 2018
    It emerged this week that Empire Cinemas has rejected a short film produced by the Bible Society which highlights the comfort some first world war soldiers found in the Bible. The three-minute film explains that all British soldiers were given a Bible as part of their kit and that this was a source of hope to many. Empire Cinemas explained that they do not take adverts from any religious groups. This is not the first time that Christian films have been blocked by UK cinemas.
  • November 9th, 2018
    The controversy over the testimony of Matthew Grech continues. His testimony of becoming a Christian and leaving the gay lifestyle was initially aired on X Factor Malta, only then to be removed from all of its social media accounts. This week, Carys Moseley interviewed Matthew Grech to hear his view on the whole controversy.
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