Posts Tagged ‘ Pakistan ’

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

Sep 2nd, 2016 | By
Soldiers arrive after suicide bombers attacked a Christian neighbourhood. Photograph: Fayaz Aziz/Reuters

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
People protesting honor killings

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
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“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


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

May 3rd, 2016 | By
Chairman of USCIRF Dr. Robert P. George

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.


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.


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.


Christians Face Death In Muslim-Dominated Pakistan

Dec 1st, 2015 | By
Pakistan’s Land of the Pure Limits Religious Liberty

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.


Persecuted Pakistani Christian Meets American Brethren

Nov 10th, 2015 | By
A Pakistani church after an attack.

By Andrew Herrod: “We witness our Christian faith and proclaim the word of God in the land where Islamic fundamentalists and extremists are in power,” stated recently a Pakistani Christian to a Washington, DC, area Christian gathering.   Speaking anonymously for fear of reprisals back home, “Thomas” expressed with somewhat rudimentary English stark views about Islam

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Court In Pakistan Acquits Muslims Accused Of Raping Two Christian Girls

Nov 5th, 2015 | By

Two Muslim men who raped two Christian sisters in Pakistan last year have been acquitted after Islamists pressured a key witness not to testify and a prosecutor failed to show up in court, family and legal sources said.


Christian In Pakistan Killed, Wife Shot By Muslim Relatives, Attorney Says

Sep 3rd, 2015 | By
Pakistan’s Land of the Pure Limits Religious Liberty

Islamist groups are threatening the family and attorney of a young Christian man shot dead by Muslim in-laws who also wounded his wife over her decision to marry him and leave Islam, the attorney said. Aleem Masih, 28, married Nadia, 23, last year after she put her faith in Christ.