• PERSIAN GULF \ Aug 31, 2002
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    "We have watched with growing alarm as the US government has become increasingly unilateral in its approach to foreign affairs, and has failed to heed the advice and counsel of friends and allies.
    We call upon our governments to pursue these diplomatic means in active cooperation with the United Nations and to stop the apparent rush to war. "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God." (Matthew 5:9)

    By United Methodist News Service, Aug 30

    Christian leaders urge U.S. to ?stop rush to war? with Iraq
  • PERSIAN GULF \ Aug 10, 2002
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    One newspaper said the international media had concentrated only on Muslim fundamentalism, forgetting that Christian fundamentalism was just as dangerous

    By Magdi Abdelhadi, BBC Arab affairs editor, Aug 8, 2002

  • PERSIAN GULF \ Mar 21, 2002
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    Religious police in Saudi Arabia are accused of preventing schoolgirls from fleeing a burning building, because they were not dressed according to Islamic code.

    by CNSNews, March. 18,2002
    Religious Police Accused In Saudi Arabia Scandal
  • PERSIAN GULF \ Feb 15, 2002
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    The Saudi Embassy has mailed out more than 5,000 padded envelopes -- bulky with videos and books about Islam -- to schools in the US
    FBI Receives Calls Asking Whether the Padded Envelopes Are Safe to Open

    By Emily Wax and Ian Shapira,Washington Post, Jan 30, 2002

    Saudi Mailings Alarm Schools
  • PERSIAN GULF \ Jan 14, 2002
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    ``We find ourselves before two ways: violent imposition of our views and aims, or dialogue about finding means of peaceful coexistence with those who disagree with us,'' Bartholomew told a seminar in the capital, Tehran.

    By ALI AKBAR DAREINI, Associated Press

  • PERSIAN GULF \ Jan 11, 2002
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    Pilot sues U.S. over requirement to wear robe while serving in Saudi Arabia. She is also not allowed to drive.

    Jan Cienski, National Post, January 09, 2002

  • PERSIAN GULF \ Jan 02, 2002
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    The Saudi Ministry of Interior arrested the men after receiving reports in June of their participation in Christian gatherings that included Saudi converts to Christianity.

    By Art Moore, WorldNetDaily.com, Dec 29, 2001

  • PERSIAN GULF \ Nov 28, 2001
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    The official conversion of Italy's ambassador was made on the eve of the Islamic holy fasting month of Ramadan, which began on November 16 in Saudi Arabia.

    November 26, 2002, Yahoo News, By Luke Baker

    Rome's Envoy to Saudi Arabia Converts to Islam
  • PERSIAN GULF \ Aug 16, 2001
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    An interesting and surprising point of view from an Iranian paper on the Taliban arresting of Christian missionaries

    Tehran Times (Tehran)
  • PERSIAN GULF \ Jul 20, 2001
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    Christian hospital worker in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia was arrested by the Police for holding Bible Study meetings in his home. His computer was also taken. Fellow Christians are concerned that the personal files on his computer may have contained the names and addresses of other Christians

    Christian News Today