Posts Tagged ‘ Pakistan ’

Muslims Wants ‘Blasphemers’ Prosecuted … Worldwide!

Apr 20th, 2017 | By

For years, Islamic nations have successfully pressed the United Nations to pass non-binding resolutions condemning “defamation of religion.” In nations such as Pakistan, the penalty for “blasphemy” against Islam or its prophet is death. While the sentence has not been imposed in recent years, some people who have been accused of blasphemy have been murdered

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Christian Man Burned To Death In Pakistan

Apr 20th, 2017 | By

By BosNewsLife Asia Service ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)– A Christian man has been burned to death in north-eastern Pakistan amid growing violence against minority Christians in the Islamic Asian nation, rights activists confirmed. The Centre for Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS), a Christian charity, told BosNewsLife that 45-year-old Ameen Masih “was locked in his house”

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Pakistan University Mob Kills Fellow Student Over Blasphemy Allegations

Apr 14th, 2017 | By

An angry mob killed a fellow student at a Pakistani university campus Thursday on accusations that he’d posted blasphemous content online. It was the latest in a series of vigilante attacks over the increasingly contentious issue in the predominantly Muslim country. Witnesses and local media reported angry students associated with the ruling right-wing political parties

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New Book Cries in the Wilderness for Pakistan’s Religious Reform

Apr 11th, 2017 | By

Former Pakistani parliamentarian Farahnaz Ispahani provides an observant overview of how recurring drives for Islamic theocracy dashed any founding vision of Pakistan as a secular state, to the detriment alike of Pakistan’s Muslim-majority and non-Muslim minorities.

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Court Likely to Hear Asia Bibi’s Appeal Before March

Feb 7th, 2017 | By

First Minister at the Pakistan High Commission has said that the Supreme Court of Pakistan will likely hear Asia Bibi’s case before the end of March 2017. This assurance came prior to protests lead by British Pakistani Christian Association, a Christian charity organization, that urged the UK to intervene for the release of Bibi. Asia

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Pakistan Won’t Free Jailed Man Who Helped U.S. Find bin Laden

Jan 20th, 2017 | By

Pakistan’s law minister told legislators that a jailed Pakistani doctor who is believed to have helped the CIA hunt down al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden will not be released or handed to the United States. Dr. Shakil Afridi was arrested by Pakistani officials after U.S. forces killed bin Laden in May 2011. Pakistan accused

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Christian Girl Kidnapped and Raped After Family Refuses to Convert to Islam

Oct 7th, 2016 | By

On September 15, six Muslim men and one woman broke into the home of Fiaz Masih, a Christian man, in Pakistan. The intruders were armed with guns, metal poles and sticks. The intruders tied up and blindfolded the entire family, beat them with their weapons. The men took two of the children, Arif, 20-year-old boy

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Taliban-Linked Jamaat-ur-Ahrar claims suicide bomb attack on Christian Colony

Sep 2nd, 2016 | By

Radical Islamic militants, who were heavily armed, invaded a Christian colony in Peshawar, Pakistan and opened fire that left one person dead and many others injured before the men were gunned down by security forces. The group, Jamaat-ur-Ahrar, a Pakistani Taliban-linked group, claimed responsibility for the attack. At 6 am this morning, Friday September 2,

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Honor Killing in Pakistan Leaves Sisters Dead

Aug 4th, 2016 | By

Two murders this week have caused a stir in Pakistan. On July 29, Kosar and Gulzar Bibi, sisters ages 22 and 28, were shot by their brother, 35 year-old Nasir Hussain, the night before their weddings. Reports said that Hussain objected to his sisters marrying men they had chosen themselves, and he wanted them to

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Pakistani liberal to American panel “You are going to get me killed”

Jun 3rd, 2016 | By

“You are going to get me killed…I have got my flight back home,” stated Pakistani religious freedom advocate Arafat Mazhar to an audience questioner at Georgetown University. His jarring response emphasized that the conference’s examination of Islamic blasphemy norms in Pakistan no mere academic matter but rather lethal threats to freedom of speech and religion using blasphemy laws

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