“Why are the Americans fighting us here,” British journalist Carlotta Gall recounted Afghans asking, “when the real cause of the problem is across the border” in Pakistan. Gall discussed this vital question examined in her newly published book, The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014
Posts Tagged ‘ Pakistan ’
LAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)– Two young children in Pakistan were mourning their Christian father Saturday, April 19, after he was reportedly shot dead by a Muslim guard for refusing to convert to Islam. Sunny Masih, 24, was attacked while working as a cleaner at a branch of Bank Islami in Lahore.
“Pakistan is considered one of the toughest and most hostile countries for minorities. Religious extremism, hatred, and religious intolerance continues to grow and exacerbate the misery of young Christian girls.
“Religious freedom should be recognised as a fundamental right as Pakistan is a signatory of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, but it is hardly applied in practice.”
A senior advocacy official remained concern Saturday, April 12, that a Pakistani appeals court will confirm the death sentence of Christian woman Asia Bibi, who has been charged with blasphemy against Islam. “Given the recent decisions made against people charged under the blasphemy law, it is not looking likely that the judgment against Asia will be favorable,” said Nasir Saeed, a director of the Center for Legal Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS), which supports the Christian.
Supported by US tax dollars in Pakistan think of yourself in a filthy and dismal room, with sadistically smiling Muslims looking at you, thinking of the evils they are about to inflict upon you as your wife is tripped naked and marched in the streets to chants of “infidel.” This is the reality for Christians in Pakistan
A Pakistani court sentenced an impoverished Christian couple to death for “blasphemy against Islam” on Friday, April 4, just days after another Christian was told he would be executed on similar charges, an advocacy official involved in the case told BosNewsLife
The fate of a Christian woman who was sentenced to death for blasphemy remained unclear Wednesday, March 19, after a high court postponed an appeals hearing.
Asia Bibi was to appear Monday, March 17, in front of the Lahore High Court in Pakistan’s Punjab province, but the case was adjourned when one of the two judges failed to appear, trial observers said.
On January 21, 2014, three members of a polio vaccination team, including two women, were shot dead in the streets of Karachi, while another anti-polio health worker was killed in Mansehra district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. According to a January 22 Pakistani media report, “Following the attack[s], health workers halted polio vaccination drives across Pakistan, where efforts to eradicate this crippling disease are being obstructed by the local Taliban militants and hardline clerics, who declare it a Western conspiracy to make children infertile and is against the tenets of Islam.”
The elder brother of an assassinated Christian government minister has fled Pakistan and arrived in Italy after death threats from Islamic militants, a well-informed official told BosNewsLife Sunday, February 9.
Dr. Paul Bhatti, a former Pakistani Minister of National Harmony and Minority Affairs, was reportedly told by terrorist organisations Fidayaan-e-Mohammad, Tehrik-e-Taliban Punjab and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi not to continue the murder case of his brother Shahbaz Bhatti against the militants.
Christians are the most persecuted group in the world. Last year Egypt saw its greatest level of attacks on Christians; more Christians were killed in Syria’s civil war than anywhere else; and an Islamist rebel take-over in the Central African Republic brought new atrocities to the historically unstable country