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  • USA: two pastors arrested over Capitol riots

    Premier Radio

    James Varnell Cusick Jr., 72, and his son Casey Cusick, 35, both pastors at the Global Outreach Ministries church at Melbourne, Florida have been arrested in connection with the Capitol riots on 6 January.

    They face charges including: disorderly or disruptive conduct in a restricted building; and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. David Lesperance, a 68-year-old congregant of their church, faces similar charges. Bodycam footage and CCTV images showing the three men inside the Capitol have been presented as evidence.

  • Pakistan: Christian forcibly converted to work as cook

    Christian Post

    A Muslim couple in Pakistan’s Punjab province have forcibly converted a 13-year-old Christian girl to Islam, so that she could work as a cook and touch utensils and food. Now they are refusing to allow her to return home to her parents unless they pay a ransom.

    The Muslim man, a medical doctor named Altaf, told the parents of Neha, the Christian teenager, that she had embraced Islam and she was being kept as their servant. Neha’s parents are poor and had hoped that she would earn some extra money working for Altaf.