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.
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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).
Christian Couple In Pakistan Tortured And Burnt Alive By A Muslim Mob After Being Accused Of BlasphemyNov 5th, 2014 | By Editor2
Yesterday morning (November 4) an angry mob tortured the Christian couple and then threw them in a Brick kiln furnace to be burnt to death following allegations they had burnt the Holy Quran. The atrocity took place in Kot Radha Kishan, a small town about 40 miles from Lahore – the capital of Punjab. The Couple known as Shehzad 32 and his wife Shama, 24, had three children aged between 18 months old to seven years old. According to reports, Shama was pregnant with their fourth.
Families of rape victims in Afghanistan have honor-murdered their daughters for the shame of having been raped. Most recently, in 2014, one ten-year-old victim who was raped by a mullah in a mosque was saved, temporarily, by an Afghan and international woman’s group which has, so far, successfully persuaded her family not to kill her.
Two leading Christian legislators in the European Parliament (EP) have urged the European Union and Pope Francis to help free a Christian mother, whose death sentence for “blasphemy” was upheld by a Pakistani court. Asia Bibi, 50, had appealed before the Lahore High Court against the ruling in which she was found guilty of insulting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, but the court rejected her appeal Thursday, October 19.
An appeals court in Pakistan upheld a death sentence against a devoted Christian mother for “blasphemy” against Islam, sparking calls for prayers amid concerns a Supreme Court case may take years.