Will AP correct damaging false report about “forced conversions” of Christians in Gaza? | The Electronic Intifada

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  • Palestinian Christians take part in the Holy Fire procession on the eve of Orthodox Easter in Gaza City.

Two days ago the Associated Press published a story that seemed tailor made to go viral, especially on Islamophobic websites and other media only too eager to present Muslims in a negative light.

It carries the headline: “Gaza Christians protest ‘forcible conversions’”:

The story is not true.

Voluntary conversions and no coercion

Given the highly sensitive nature of these issues, it was very important that the matter be investigated independently.

The highly respected Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) said in a statement that it had pursued “the different declarations and allegations regarding this incident that may affect the Palestinian social fabric.”

via Will AP correct damaging false report about “forced conversions” of Christians in Gaza? | The Electronic Intifada.

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About Karl Dallas

Former BBC and IRN presenter, presenter of jazz, classical, movie and talk shows on Bradford Community Broadcasting, editor and presenter of VideoCaroline, "the best TV over the Seven Seas".
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