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Saudi Christian Convert Acquitted on Theft Charges

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Saudi Arabia – On April 22, a Saudi Christian convert, whose name is withheld for security reasons, was acquitted on theft charges. The Muslim Background Believer was facing charges for attempting to convert Muslims and for financial wrongdoing, the first of which is still ongoing.

The first charge originated in 2020 when he shared in a café his testimony with some close friends. The conversation was overheard and reported, at which time authorities brought the charges against him. The second charge occurred several years prior when he helped his sister and children flee Saudi Arabia, her husband and their families because she had converted to Christianity. Because of his involvement, the family accused him of theft and brought a court case against him.

At the convert’s financial court hearing, a disagreement began between the judge and the two prosecutors, then between the two lawyers. The judge, angry and frustrated by the situation, declared there was no evidence against the man and acquitted him. The judge originally intended to ask the man’s family to swear on the Quran that he stole the money and if the relatives did so then he would have been found guilty and served a prison sentence in lieu of restitution.

The Christian man’s acquittal is an immense success for his immediate family of wife and son but also for the MBB community. Though this good news is not expected to be mirrored in his other cases necessarily, the acquittal of even one charge brought against a convert is an encouragement.
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Sixth-grader shoots classmates in US; 3 people were injured

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Three people, including two students, were shot Thursday at an Idaho middle school, according to officials.

At a press conference, Jefferson County Sheriff Steve Anderson said the suspect is a sixth-grade girl from Idaho Falls who is a student at Rigby Middle School, where the shooting took place. Initial reports had incorrectly identified the suspect as male.

Anderson said the unnamed student allegedly drew a handgun from her backpack and shot three people — one inside and two outside — before a teacher disarmed her.

The suspect is in custody at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and may be charged with attempted murder pending results of the investigation, according to Mark Taylor the county’s prosecuting attorney.

The shooting victims were struck in their extremities and are expected to survive, but may require surgery, officials said

Three ambulances initially responded to Rigby Middle School after authorities learned of the shooting about 9:15 a.m. MT, Idaho Falls Fire Department spokeswoman Kerry Hammon said.

Authorities took the injured to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, where they were listed as stable.

“Today we had the worst nightmare a school district could encounter. We had a school shooting here at Rigby Middle School,” Jefferson School District Superintendent Chad Martin said in a statement. “What we know so far is the shooter has been apprehended. There is no further threat to the students.”

“I am praying for the lives and safety of those involved in today’s tragic events,” Idaho Gov. Brad Little tweeted. “Thank you to our law enforcement agencies and school leaders for their efforts in responding to the incident. I am staying updated on the situation.”

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Nine babies in a single birth, this miracle of the extreme

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Bamako: A mother who miraculously gave birth to nine children in a single delivery to the scientific world Halima Sisse, 25, gave birth to nine children. A native of Mali, an African country, she gave birth to nine babies by caesarean section. Rarely, nine babies are born in a single birth.

Even with so many babies in the womb, it is common for many babies to die before they are fully grown. A scan of Halima’s pregnancy revealed that she had seven babies in her womb. Doctors said special care was needed as this was a rarity. Halima was then flown to Morocco.

However, Halima gave birth to 9 children, including 2 babies who were not even seen on the scans, even when doctors gave birth. Halima gave birth to five girls and four boys, all of whom are healthy, Malian Health Minister Fanta Cibi said.
He added that the girl and children would be returned only after a few weeks.

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