Posts Tagged ‘ Pakistan ’

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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Official Religious Freedom Report Lists U.S. “allies” as Most Repressive

May 3rd, 2016 | By

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) publicly released its 2016 Annual Report citing allies such as Saudi Arabia and Pakistan as repressing religious freedom as well as North Korea and Vietnam. The commission wants to list both Iraq and Syria which the Obama Administration has resisted.

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Dozens Of Christians Killed In Pakistan Easter Bombing

Mar 28th, 2016 | By

At least 63 people were killed and more than 300 others injured when a suicide bomber linked to an Islamic terror group blew himself up in a children’s park in Lahore, the capital of Pakistan’s Punjab province, where Christians celebrated Easter, officials and Christians said.

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Muslim Jihadist Attacks Polio Vaccination Center, Killing 15

Jan 14th, 2016 | By

Hours after the attack, Ahmad Marwat, who described himself as a spokesman for Jundullah, or Army of God, a little-known militant group, claimed responsibility for the assault, without explaining why the center was targeted. He warned of more attacks on polio teams in the future.

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Christians Face Death In Muslim-Dominated Pakistan

Dec 1st, 2015 | By

A young Christian man who was sentenced to life imprisonment in Pakistan on charges of “blasphemy against Islam” has appealed for prayers, ahead of the first hearing in his appeal case against the ruling. Sajjad Masih Gill, 31, spent four years behind bars in Pakistan’s Punjab province on what he views as false accusations.

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