Yousaf al Salafi, the Pakistan commander of the Islamic State has confessed during interrogations that he has been receiving funding from sources inside the United States. The terrorist commander was arrested in December and admitted that he was getting money to run his group from American sources. Al Salafi has been recruiting terrorists to fight in Syria.
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Protests across Pakistan against a French satire magazine’s cartoons of Islam’s prophet Muhammad led to hundreds of Muslims in a terrorist-infested northwestern province on Monday stormed a Christian school
Rights activists say there has been “a dramatic increase” in the number of Christian girls and women facing “brutal assaults” in Pakistan, with local police often refusing to intervene.
The “cancer of Christian persecution is metastasizing” in an “epidemic” that is “spreading at an unprecedented rate in modern times,” stated Open Doors USA president David Curry at a January 7 briefing in Washington, DC’s National Press Club. Approximately 100 million Christians are persecuted worldwide, making them one of the most persecuted religious groups in the world
Christians were among those grieving as officials confirmed that Taliban militants stormed an army-run school in the northwestern city of Peshawar killing at least 145 people, most of them children. “We grieve with our dear friends, mums and dads and brothers and sisters,” said Sardar Mushtaq Gill, national director of advocacy group Legal Evangelical Association Development (LEAD). “Its absolutely horrific,” he told BosNewsLife.
In the span of one month, a Christian blogger who hid for more than three years on a blasphemy charge was arrested; a Christian mother of five sentenced to death for allegedly speaking ill of Muhammad filed her appeal with the Supreme Court; and a mob tortured and killed a Christian couple accused of desecrating the Koran.
The European Parliament (EP) on Thursday, November 26, urged Pakistan to withdraw blasphemy laws after a Christian mother of five lost her appeal against the death penalty.
Police here tortured a Christian to death on Saturday (Nov. 22) while the father of five was in custody on drug and alcohol charges fabricated without evidence, relatives said. Four policemen led by Assistant Sub-Inspector Muhammad Rauf raided the home of Allah Rakha Shahzad, 35, on Friday night (Nov. 21) alleging that he was involved in selling alcohol and drugs, said Rafaqat Gill, brother-in-law to the deceased. Police took Shahzad, known as Mithu, from his Green Town residence in Lahore.
A Pakistani policeman used an axe to kill a suspect arrested on blasphemy allegations, a day after a mob murdered a Christian man and his pregnant wife for the same alleged crime, BosNewsLife learned Friday, November 7. Pakistan received billions of dollars a year in aid from the United States
Angry Muslims burned to death a married Christian couple in an industrial kiln in Pakistan, Tuesday, November 4, for allegedly setting fire to several verses of the Koran, a human rights official told BosNewsLife. Shahbaz Maseeh, 26, and his wife Shama Bibi, 24, were attacked by colleagues at the brick factory where they worked in Punjab province, confirmed Mushtaq Gill, chief advocate at Christian rights group Evangelical Association Development (LEAD).