Posts Tagged ‘ Pakistan ’

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.


The (Non)Free Exercise of Religion

Aug 14th, 2015 | By
Pakistan Christians march in protest against religious persecution.

Pakistan must break the vicious cycles of impunity and lawlessness by arresting, prosecuting, and jailing all perpetrators of violence against religious communities and their advocates. It must hold police officers accountable for turning a blind eye to attacks or refusing to file police reports when the victims are members of religious minorities


Pakistan’s Land of the Pure Limits Religious Liberty

Aug 8th, 2015 | By
Pakistan’s Land of the Pure Limits Religious Liberty

Panel experts discuss Pakistan continued slide to an Islamist State based on total intolerance. “Pakistan’s zealous enforcement” of blasphemy laws, Lantos-Swett observed, “is in stark and embarrassing contrast to the pronounced lack of zeal in bringing to justice” those who kill in Islam’s name.


‘Pakistani Jihad – ISIS Spreads Terror Tentacles In A Dozen Indian States’

Aug 3rd, 2015 | By
Kashmiri terrorists plan on murdering Indians.

“India is a large country of 1.23 billion people, which means that it will be always difficult for intelligence agencies to be present everywhere. While the actual figures of Indian Muslims joining ISIS may not be known, it seems that the number of Indian Muslims attracted to the jihadi call of ISIS could be between a few score and 300. Indian Muslims who joined ISIS followed several paths: Four individuals flew directly from Mumbai to Iraq; one Kashmiri youth based in Australia went directly to Syria via Turkey; some youths from Tamil Nadu based in Singapore travelled to Syria; Indian youths from the UAE and other Middle Eastern countries joined ISIS.


Supreme Court Of Pakistan Agrees To Hear Appeal Of Christian Mother On Death Row

Jul 23rd, 2015 | By
Asia Bibi.

Pakistan’s Supreme Court today agreed to review the case of a Christian mother sentenced to death on a blasphemy charge, temporarily suspending her execution. Aasiya Noreen, commonly known as Asia Bibi, is the first woman to be sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan. The three-judge bench of the Supreme Court at the Lahore Registry admitted for hearing her petition challenging the sentence.


Pakistan Brothers Remain Detained For Blasphemy

Jul 22nd, 2015 | By
Pakistani Christians march to protest recent attacks on Christian institutions.

Two Christian brothers remain detained on charges of blasphemy against Islam after one of them was accused of having “disrespectful material” on his website, a senior rights official confirmed to BosNewsLife Monday, July 20. “A case has been registered against Qaisar and Amoon Ayub of Lahore relating to accusations dating back to 2011,” said Nasir Saeed, a director of the Pakistan-based advocacy ‘Centre for Legal Aid Assistance and Settlement’ (CLAAS).


Christian Woman Faces Death For Allegedly Drinking From Muslim Water Cup

Jul 1st, 2015 | By
Asia Bibi.

Asia Bibi, a Pakistani woman who has been sentenced to death for “blasphemy” for drinking from a Muslim water cup, appears to be bleeding to death in prison. She was found last week vomiting blood, suffering chest pains and having trouble eating.


Eight Of Ten Men Secretly Acquitted In Attack On Pakistani School Girl

Jun 8th, 2015 | By
Malala Yousafzi fights for education rights for Muslim girls.

The BBC reports that eight out of ten men who tried to kill Malala Yousafzai in 2012 have been secretly acquitted by the Pakistani government. In April, Pakistani officials stated that 10 Taliban terrorists had been found guilty and received 25-year sentences.