Kresta in the Afternoon – August 17, 2020 – Hour 1

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+  A.o.D. Issues "Clarification" on Fr. Perrone

  • Description: On Wednesday the Archdiocese of Detroit issued a clarification regarding Fr. Eduard Perrone's case, stating it had no involvement in the recent monetary settlement and is awaiting direction from the Vatican. Chris Kolomjec returns with the latest.
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    • Chris Kolomjec
      Chris Kolomjec is the attorney for Fr Eduard Perrone
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+  Christian’s Facebook post leads to blasphemy charges in Pakistan

  • Description: Just days before an annual observance meant to celebrate the contributions of religious minorities in Pakistan, a Christian man was arrested and charged under the country’s blasphemy laws after he posted comments on Facebook disputing an Islamic belief. Sohail Masih was arrested on Aug. 5 after commenting publicly on the Islamic practice of eating sacrificial meat on the feast of Eid al-Adha and was being kept in custody for his own safety. Raymond Ibrahim joins us with a look at this story and the use of blasphemy laws in Pakistan.
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    • Raymond Ibrahim
      Raymond Ibrahim is a widely published author, public speaker, and Middle East and Islam specialist. His books include “Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West" and "The Al Qaeda Reader.” He provides expert testimony for Islam-related lawsuits, and has testified before Congress regarding the conceptual failures that dominate American discourse concerning Islam and the worsening plight of Egypt’s Christian Copts. He was born and raised in the U.S. by Coptic Egyptian parents born and raised in the Middle East and is fluent in English and Arabic. Visit
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