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CP World Report: Presidential Election, Turkey, Syria, Blasphemy Law

By World Report , The Christian Post in partnership with Crossroads, WEA
October 2, 2012|9:31 am

Both American presidential candidates are revving up for the critical first of three presidential debates.
With the election barely a month away, that leaves little time to sway voters.

Meanwhile…. Vice President Joe Biden has been on the campaign trail with a stop in Boca Raton. He addressed a crowd that included seniors and Jewish Voters. His focus: medicare and Israel….

Turkey's prime minister has been re-elected as head of the country's current ruling party.
The justice and development party - known as the AKP - rallied behind Recep Erdogan at a party congress. Erdogan is now serving his third and final term as the party's chief.
But he could still make a bid for the presidency. Under a new law - voters will choose their first elected president in 2014.

The death toll is now over 30-thousand since the Syrian conflict began in March 2011. That's according to the opposition. Fighting is centered around Damascus and Aleppo.

A suspected grenade attack on a church in Nairobi left one child killed and seven wounded. It triggered violence against Somalis in the Kenyan capital when a mob starting hurling rocks at Somalis in one Nairobi community. No one was reported to be injured. The Church blast is being blamed on the militant group Al Shabaab.

In a rare exercise of its anti-blasphemy laws, a Muslim blogger—and cleric-- who tore pages of the Bible while attending protests at the US Embassy in Cairo two weeks ago has been dragged before the Egyptian court . Ahmed Mohammed Abdullah, known as Abu Islam, was shown in two online videos desecrating the Christian Bible and then threatening to urinate on it. Practising "contempt" for a so-called heavenly religion, which includes Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, is punishable by up to five years in jail in Egypt, according to the country's anti-blasphemy laws, although courts hold the majority of their religious contempt cases for those speaking out against Islam.


Gabriel Wilson has decided to channel childhood hurt into a new album: "The McGuire Side". As an adult, he was able to reconnected with his biological father and pieced together his family heritage. He discovered that his grandfather had been a travelling minister, a singer and songwriter, and that his family had deep roots in Southern Gospel music. His album "The McGuire Side"—just released---is sure to inspire. Wilson says it's all about redemption, reconciliation and embracing a lost family heritage.

Miles McPherson, is the Senior Pastor of the Rock Church and Academy in San Diego, California and the founder of Do Something World. Find out more at MilesMcPherson.comFollow Miles on Facebook - FB.com/Pastor.Miles.McPhersonFollow Miles on Twitter - Twitter.com/MilesMcPpherson
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