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(COMPASS DIRECT NEWS, July 29, 2010) via JIHAD WATCH.org ^ | July 30, 2010 4:16 PM | n/a

Posted on 07/31/2010 2:21:57 AM PDT by Cindy

"Pakistan: 5 Christians shot to death coming out of church following threats from "banned" jihadist groups"

SNIPPET: "SUKKUR, Pakistan, July 29 (CDN) -- A dozen masked men shot five Christians to death as they came out of their church building here on July 15, two months after a banned Islamic extremist group sent church leaders a threatening letter, relatives said.

Pastor Aaron John and church members Rohail Bhatti, Salman John, Abid Gill and Shamin Mall of Full Gospel Church were leaving the church building after meeting to discuss security in light of the threats they had received..."

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1 posted on 07/31/2010 2:22:00 AM PDT by Cindy
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NOTE The following text is a quote:

http://www.assistnews.net/Stories/2010/s10070179.htm

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Suspected Islamists Shoot Five Christians to Death in Pakistan
Muslim extremist groups had threatened church for two years

By Dan Wooding
Founder of ASSIST Ministries
SUKKUR, PAKISTAN (ANS) — Compass Direct News (CDN) is reporting that a dozen masked men shot five Christians to death as they came out of their church building in Sukkur, Pakistan, on Thursday, July 15, 2010, two months after a banned Islamic extremist group sent church leaders a threatening letter, relatives have said.

According to the CDN story, Pastor Aaron John and church members Rohail Bhatti, Salman John, Abid Gill and Shamin Mall of the Full Gospel Church were leaving the church building after meeting to discuss security in light of threats they had received, said the pastor’s son, Shahid John.

“As we came out of the church, a group of a dozen armed gunmen came and opened fire at us,” said Shahid John, who survived a bullet in his arm. Besides Shahid John, five others were wounded in the attack.

“In May church leaders received a letter from Islamic extremist group Sip-e-Sahaba (formerly Sipah-e-Sahaba until it was banned) warning the Christians to leave the area, said Kiran Rohail, wife of the slain Rohail Bhatti,” said the CDN story.

“Sip-e-Sahaba and Sunni Tehrik extremist groups are both linked with an area madrassa (Islamic school) whose students had been threatening the church since 2008, Christian sources said. The masked gunmen of July 15 had young physiques like those of students, Christian sources said, and their manner of attack indicated they were trained extremists.

“The madrassa students that have threatened the church since 2008 belong to the Sunni Tehrik extremist group, the sources said. Pastor John and Bhatti had reported the threats of the past two years to police, but officers at the local station did not take them seriously, relatives said.”

CDN stated that Police had also declined to register a First Information Report (FIR) when church leaders reported the threatening letter of May.”

“An independent government source confirmed the shooting deaths of the Christians, adding that local Islamist pressure had prevented media from reporting on it,” the story concluded.

For more information, go to www.compassdirect.org

Dan Wooding, 69, is an award winning British journalist now living in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for 46 years. He is the founder and international director of ASSIST (Aid to Special Saints in Strategic Times) and the ASSIST News Service (ANS). He was, for ten years, a commentator, on the UPI Radio Network in Washington, DC., and now hosts the weekly “Front Page Radio” show on KWVE in Southern California and which is also carried on the Calvary Radio Network throughout the United States. The program is also aired in Great Britain on Calvary Chapel Radio UK. Wooding also a regular contributor to The Weekend Stand on the Crawford Broadcasting Network, and a host for His Channel Live, which is carried via the Internet to some 192 countries. He is the author of some 44 books. Two of the latest include his autobiography, “From Tabloid to Truth”, which is published by Theatron Books. To order a copy, press this link. Wooding, who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, has also recently released his first novel “Red Dagger” which is available here

** You may republish this story with proper attribution.


2 posted on 07/31/2010 2:24:54 AM PDT by Cindy
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3 posted on 07/31/2010 2:30:53 AM PDT by Cindy
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can’t ya feel that moose love


4 posted on 07/31/2010 2:40:17 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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God bless these Martyrs for Christ. May they see the beatific vision and be glad.


5 posted on 07/31/2010 2:57:51 AM PDT by agere_contra (...what if we won't eat the dog food?)
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That’s the upside of dying for the faith (just being there is a dangerous witness). You go to heaven.


6 posted on 07/31/2010 3:02:29 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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Four years ago...


7 posted on 07/31/2010 3:09:44 AM PDT by conservativeimage.com (We are done electing disappointing compromisers.)
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Amen, maybe one day they will see God’s heart in those they slay, probably only at judgement..


8 posted on 07/31/2010 3:20:51 AM PDT by aeonspromise
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To be or not to be– that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles And, by opposing, end them.
9 posted on 07/31/2010 3:49:50 AM PDT by papertyger
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Does anyone imagine that the ultra-secular State Department will take an interest in this case?


10 posted on 07/31/2010 5:25:27 AM PDT by Melchior
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Leftists and muslims are undeniable a force a pure and unrestricted evil. Their insanity, cruelty, and blood-thirst are quickly making this world completely uninhabitable for future generations.


11 posted on 07/31/2010 6:10:10 AM PDT by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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“The madrassa students that have threatened the church since 2008 belong to the Sunni Tehrik extremist group, the sources said. Pastor John and Bhatti had reported the threats of the past two years to police, but officers at the local station did not take them seriously, relatives said.”

Madrassas provide students with free room and board (making them attractive to the Islamic underclass) in exchange for indoctrinating students in Islamic extremism. Most madrassas teach the Quran and nothing else, which means the graduates are not qualified to do anything but be Islamic clerics or jihadis.

Who pays the bills for these madrassas? To a large extent, our friends the Saudis. Take away funding from oil revenues, and Islamic extremism would be greatly reduced in a generation, as kids would need to learn a trade rather than hang out in a madrassa.

12 posted on 07/31/2010 7:30:16 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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Foreign aid also pays for them. For instance Norway spends millions on such madrasas to “make them more moderate” and all that crap. I’m sure other nations do as well.

Islamic extremism cannot be reduced. It is part and parcel of islam. It is the example Mo set and what the koran commands of muslims. As has been shown by engineers and doctors in the west jobs will change nothing. If the muslims can attack decent people they do so, either diretly or through supporting people who do kill. This is islam in a nutshell.


13 posted on 07/31/2010 7:50:10 AM PDT by LastNorwegian
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No one in the 0 administration genuinely cares about the killing of Christians. Once in awhile there is some token lip service. Action (or non-action) speaks louder than words.


14 posted on 07/31/2010 2:58:20 PM PDT by Cindy
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