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PAKISTAN : ENRAGED MUSLIM CHOPS OFF CHRISTIAN’S ARM (Death threats force victim into hiding.)
CompassDirect.org ^ | January 21, 2005

Posted on 01/22/2005 1:42:16 AM PST by underlying

Lead story - Friday January 21, 2005

PAKISTAN : ENRAGED MUSLIM CHOPS OFF CHRISTIAN’S ARM

Death threats force victim into hiding.

Masih
Shahbaz Masih
January 21 (Compass)
-- A young Christian shopkeeper in Pakistan’s Punjab province had his arm chopped off by a Muslim customer who became enraged during a disagreement over a TV rental.

Shahbaz Masih, 22, was approached last November 28 by a customer wanting to rent a television set from his video shop in Talwandi, a little village near Chak Jhumra in Faisalabad district. When Masih declined the request, his customer, a 26-year-old butcher named Ahmed Ali, became furious, declaring the Christian had insulted him.

“How dare you, a poor Christian, refuse my request?” he reportedly shouted at Masih before he left the shop. Returning home, Ahmed Ali consulted with his father, Maqsood Ahmed, also a butcher. Shortly afterwards he went back searching for Masih, armed with a butcher’s ax.

Ahmed Ali forced his way into Masih’s house and attacked the shop owner, chopping off his left arm near the elbow. He left the house threatening the victim and his widowed mother, Munawar Bibi, with even more “dire consequences” for the alleged insult he had endured.

Later that same day, Masih was admitted for emergency treatment at the Allied Hospital in Faisalabad. After his discharge from the hospital four days later, the young man was forced to close his shop, take his mother and leave their village to go into hiding.

Suspect Arrested Only After Church Intervention

When Masih’s parish priest in Chak Jhumra reported the incident to Catholic Bishop of Faisalabad Joseph Coutts, the church sent a delegation, including advocate Khalil Tahrir, to seek legal action on the case.

As a result, a First Information Report was filed at the Chak Jhumra police station on November 30, demanding the arrest of Ahmed Ali as the “main accused” and his father as an accomplice in the crime.

Ali was apprehended that day by the Chak Jhumra police, who also recovered the ax used as the crime weapon. Ali was kept in police custody for four days before he was transferred to the Central Jail in Faisalabad.

When police finally located Ali’s father, Ahmed, he promptly obtained pre-arrest bail, with a hearing on his case now set for January 24. According to church sources, local police are under heavy pressure to establish the innocence of both Ahmed and his son.

No date has yet been set for court proceedings against Ali, who remains in prison on four charges of criminal conduct.

Threats Against Victim

Masih
'This is a difficult thing for this young man'
Meanwhile, Masih has been subjected to what the lawyer called “consecutive threats” from Ali and his supporters since the attack. Both he and his mother have been warned repeatedly that they will be killed if they “dare” to appear in court against Ali and his father.

“I hope that justice will be done,” said Tahrir, who is representing Masih without charge in the case. “Shahbaz is the only son of his widowed mother and is very, very poor,” the lawyer told Compass this week.

For the time being, the Faisalabad Catholic diocese has covered Masih’s hospital debts and medications, arranging safe lodging for him and his mother in a hidden location along with a minimal monthly sum for their living expenses.

“This is a very difficult thing for this young man,” commented his parish priest, Fr. Yousaf Riaz, “to face this loss for the rest of his life.” But a prosthesis fitted to Masih’s shoulder would cost approximately $2,000 in Pakistan, where the annual per capita income is less than $600.

Chronic Government Inaction

According to the current U.S. State Department report on religious freedom in Pakistan, “The lack of an adequate government response contribute[s] to an atmosphere of impunity for acts of violence and intimidation against religious minorities.” Christians represent an estimated three to four percent of the predominantly Muslim population.




TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: believers; christians; church; islam; moongod; muslims; nukemecca; pakistan; persecutedchurch; persecution; punjab; punjabi; religionofpeace; rop

1 posted on 01/22/2005 1:42:17 AM PST by underlying
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To: underlying

Effen swine! Story after story after horrendous story. After a while is starts to bias the mind terribly.


2 posted on 01/22/2005 1:48:18 AM PST by Texas_Jarhead (I believe in American Exceptionalism! Do you?)
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To: underlying
Ah. Yes. The "Religion of Peace".

Coming soon to a concessionist euroweasel nation near you! Possible later engagements in Canada.

3 posted on 01/22/2005 1:48:29 AM PST by pillbox_girl
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To: underlying

The necklace provides that extra dramatic effect.


4 posted on 01/22/2005 1:50:37 AM PST by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: underlying

These Allah intoxicated nasties think they were born to rule this planet. Their shabby little cult tells them so.


5 posted on 01/22/2005 1:53:43 AM PST by dennisw (G_D: Against Amelek for all generations.)
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To: Texas_Jarhead
Effen swine! Story after story after horrendous story. After a while is starts to bias the mind terribly.

So frightfully biased and racist for you to say so. These Jihad-bots are merely emulating the life of their great prophet. The Koran demands the Muslim faithful to model themselves after Muhammad. The most perfect man who ever lived. Who is worthy of emulation by all mankind, not just Muslims

Fitzgerald: Islam for Infidels, Part Two ^

 
Posted by dennisw to dennisw
On News/Activism ^ 01/21/2005 7:43:31 PM EST · 24 of 24 ^

Muslims are commanded by Koran to emulate Muhammad's life and model themselves after him.

And the Sira, or life of Muhammad, the man regarded by Muslims as the perfect model, al-insan al-kamil, simply cannot be rewritten to omit those unpleasant parts, in which he, as a successful military leader leading his troops against non-Muslims, behaved in a manner that would cause modern Infidels concern. Muhammad participated in 78 battles, he approved of the beheading of the prisoners taken among the Bani Qurayza, he ordered an attack on inoffensive Jewish farmers of the Khaybar Oasis in order to seize booty, he ordered the assassination of those who offended him, including a woman (Asma bint Marwan), and a 90-year-old man, he married Aisha, a 6-year-old girl, and consummated that marriage when she became 9. His behavior inspired the Ayatollah Khomeini to reduce the marriageable age of girls to nine.

 

6 posted on 01/22/2005 2:09:13 AM PST by dennisw (G_D: Against Amelek for all generations.)
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To: dennisw

racist - I don't F@#$in think so


7 posted on 01/22/2005 2:12:01 AM PST by Texas_Jarhead (I believe in American Exceptionalism! Do you?)
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To: underlying

Reason #1 why I carry a .45, concealed.


8 posted on 01/22/2005 2:37:50 AM PST by 7.62 x 51mm (• veni • vidi • vino • visa • "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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To: expatguy
The necklace provides that extra dramatic effect.

It's not a necklace. It's a rosary. And I'd be wearing it that way too were I in his shoes.

9 posted on 01/22/2005 2:52:04 AM PST by papertyger (Nothing is so "black and white" it can't be made gray...if you "spin" it hard enough.)
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To: dennisw
These Jihad-bots are merely emulating the life of their great prophet. The Koran demands the Muslim faithful to model themselves after Muhammad.

That's not jihad my FRiend. That's "Jim Crow."

10 posted on 01/22/2005 2:56:48 AM PST by papertyger (Nothing is so "black and white" it can't be made gray...if you "spin" it hard enough.)
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To: Texas_Jarhead

When is the human pork that are muzzies going to wake up and realized they are satan's spawn. My mind is horribly biased, muslims are scum and islam is a death cult.


11 posted on 01/22/2005 3:00:47 AM PST by 68 grunt (3/1 India, 3rd, 68-69, 0311)
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To: underlying
Muhammad's Koran-inspired persecution of Christians, Jews and all non-Muslims continues...
12 posted on 01/22/2005 5:14:05 AM PST by underlying
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To: underlying

I am glad W made his speech yesterday. He was putting all these sorts of ass-clowns on notice.

Great speech by W. Becoming greater by the minute.

Pakistan is our enemy.


13 posted on 01/22/2005 5:43:44 AM PST by caddie
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To: caddie

W would be glad to welcome millions of Muslims immigrants to America.


14 posted on 01/22/2005 10:48:11 AM PST by jordan8
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To: underlying; Destro; MarMema; yonif; sukhoi-30mki; Arjun; NYer; Petronski; broadsword; Rokke; ...

Pakistan -- our "ally". More despicable acts from Pakiland. In effect we fund these acts against fellow Christians by giving the Pakis tax-dollars. I say we should take out the Paki's nukes and let India invade.


15 posted on 01/27/2005 5:49:23 PM PST by Cronos (Never forget 9/11)
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To: dennisw
he married Aisha, a 6-year-old girl, and consummated that marriage when she became 9. His behavior inspired the Ayatollah Khomeini to reduce the marriageable age of girls to nine.

THe scumbag "prophet" married her when he was 60. I've always wondered -- mooselimbs revere the number 786 because it reflects Koranic verses, perhaps Johm of Patmos read the number wrong? Instead of 666 it was 786. because the rest of revelations seems to point to a false prophet who resembles mad mo
16 posted on 01/27/2005 5:51:58 PM PST by Cronos (Never forget 9/11)
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To: Texas_Jarhead; dennisw

A mooselimb is a mooselimb -- whether they're Arab, Paki, white, African, Chinese, whatever. We fight the cult not an ethnicity. I've met wonderful Arab Christians and Indian/Paki Christians and Hindus. THey have the same ethnicity but are not muslime wackjobs. Ditto for white scum like that Walker jerk or black nutcases like Farrahkhan


17 posted on 01/27/2005 5:54:07 PM PST by Cronos (Never forget 9/11)
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To: papertyger; NYer

Christians are still being persecuted around the world -- by muzzies in the east and by liberals in the west


18 posted on 01/27/2005 5:56:12 PM PST by Cronos (Never forget 9/11)
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To: Texas_Jarhead
racist - I don't F@#$in think so

I believe dennisw meant that in a sarcastic way.
19 posted on 01/27/2005 5:56:31 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Rap - the other Disco)
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To: Cronos
I didn't say jack about ethnicity. I don't give a shit about ethnicity! If you've got some kind of ethnic chip on your shoulder it ain't my problem so please don't bother me with that crap.
20 posted on 01/27/2005 5:57:03 PM PST by Texas_Jarhead (I believe in American Exceptionalism! Do you?)
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To: Cronos

Sounds like a plan to me. On the other hand, I suppose we shouldn't expect too much from Pakistan or Washington.


21 posted on 01/27/2005 5:57:25 PM PST by Kolokotronis (Nuke the Cube!)
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To: underlying
Welcome to the Religion of Peace
</sarcasm>

22 posted on 01/27/2005 5:58:09 PM PST by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Cronos

7. All Arabic copies of the Koran have the mysterious figure 786 imprinted on them. No Arabic scholar has been able to determine the choice of this particular number as divine. It is an established fact that Muhammad was illiterate therefore it is obvious that he would not be able to differentiate numbers from letters. This "magical" number is none other than the Vedic holy letter "OM" written in Sanskrit. Anyone who knows Sanskrit can try reading the symbol for "OM" backwards in the Arabic way and magically the numbers 786 will appear! Muslims in their ignorance simply do not realise that this special number is nothing more than the holiest of Vedic symbols misread.

There are many such instances where the symbols and rituals of Vedic culture were completely distorted and falsified by Muhammad in his bid to "create" his brand new religion. However in his haste to deceive and because of his ignorance and illiteracy, thousands of Vedic symbols still remain. Although they have been distorted beyond imagination, they still remain as solemn reminders of Arabia's glorious Vedic past. They can never be supressed.
In fact the rise of Islam put a full stop to all the previous knowledge of Arabia. The imperialistic message of Islam diverted all energies into raiding, looting and destruction. The incentive to learn and preserve the Vedic wisdom that had thrived in Arabia for so many centuries, was wiped out by the brutal pressure of Islam. Making easy money through loot and massacre was far more appealing than upholding the tenets of ancient knowledge. Gone were the schools, teachers, libraries, poets, artists, philosophers and scholars that had littered the Vedic landscape of Arabia like stars. Everyone had to become a raider if not from choice then for the sake of surviving the absolute intolerance of dissenters, that Islam preached. Thus was the light of learning extinguished in Arabia. All that remained was the Koran, the Kalma and the murderous hatred of anything Non-Muslim.

In my next article I will explore how the Arabs fought to keep the integrity and pride of their Vedic culture alive in the face of the violent, unjust and murderous destruction caused by the followers of Islam.

http://64.233.161.104/search?q=cache:aKdiTMr3cW0J:avalon.wz.cz/Tajemno,energie/Vedicarabia2.htm+786++koran&hl=en


23 posted on 01/27/2005 5:58:25 PM PST by dennisw (G_D: Against Amelek for all generations.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Yes ... was sarcasm and fun


24 posted on 01/27/2005 5:59:33 PM PST by dennisw (G_D: Against Amelek for all generations.)
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To: Texas_Jarhead

Nope -- I was agreeing with you -- I could make out from your post that you too think that the problem is with the cult alone.


25 posted on 01/27/2005 6:06:38 PM PST by Cronos (Never forget 9/11)
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To: dennisw

interesting


26 posted on 01/27/2005 6:07:50 PM PST by Cronos (Never forget 9/11)
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To: Cronos

The man who did that(chopped of the guy's arm) should get the "chipper" treatment.(like in fargo).


27 posted on 01/27/2005 6:09:17 PM PST by Rca2000 (Helping to swing the swing state of Ohio to "W")
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To: Cronos
Sorry about jumpin down your throat but I am so sick of aholes turning issues is to some kind of racial argument. I actually had a FReeper post some comments about my tag line relating to racial identity. Race, of course, has nothing to do with my tag line.
28 posted on 01/27/2005 6:16:21 PM PST by Texas_Jarhead (I believe in American Exceptionalism! Do you?)
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To: papertyger

It's not jim crow --- they're killing people of every race --- and this guy is their same race. Jim crow was about real racism --- but muslims mean for everyone to be forced into submission to them.


29 posted on 01/27/2005 6:45:56 PM PST by FITZ
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To: Cronos

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Battle_of_Panipat

Anyone interested in History should read this link. This puts everything into context.


30 posted on 01/27/2005 6:50:11 PM PST by Arjun (Skepticism is good. It keeps you alive.)
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To: Texas_Jarhead

Good grief, Tex. Can't you see the sarcasm in his post? He's clearly on your side. Look again.





The enemy is not EVERY Muslim individual.
THE ENEMY IS ISLAM.
THE ENEMY IS THE KORAN.
THE ENEMY IS THE HADITH.
THE ENEMY IS SHARIAH.

These things all call for your forced submission to Islam.
These things call for the destruction of your church.
These things all call for the destruction of the Constitution.
These things all call for the destruction of America.
These things all call for the destruction of democracy and freedom around the globe.

AND THERE IS NO TELLING WHEN THIS EVIL "RELIGION" WILL METASTACIZE IN THE MIND OF ANY ONE OF ITS "MODERATE" FOLLOWERS, TO THE DESTRUCTION OF MORE INNOCENT AMERICANS!

To defend this avowed enemy of America is TREASON!


31 posted on 01/27/2005 9:35:02 PM PST by broadsword (It was far beyond anything seen here before!)
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To: underlying
Sickening.

Will Islam's "contribution" to mankind never cease?

32 posted on 01/27/2005 9:39:53 PM PST by F16Fighter
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To: FITZ
It's not jim crow --- they're killing people of every race --- and this guy is their same race. Jim crow was about real racism --- but muslims mean for everyone to be forced into submission to them.

Fitz, Fitz, Fitz, are you having an anal retentive day? It's my metaphor, go get your own.

This is clearly a case of atavistic bigotry, not a clash of religious sensabilities. Furthermore, it has the defacto color of law, or did you not notice the heroic efforts that had to be employed just to get a pro forma measure of enforcement out of the local cops? This muslim felt perfectly justified in maiming the uppity Christian for the cardinal sin of annoying his august self.

If you can't see the principles of "jim crow" here, you need new glasses, or you're a far less insightful fellow than I've previously given you credit for being.

This is also why dhimmitude is utterly unacceptable. If this is muslim "tolerance" for "people of the book," I'll take Crusade every time, and enjoy it.

33 posted on 01/27/2005 11:44:45 PM PST by papertyger (Nothing is so "black and white" it can't be made gray...if you "spin" it hard enough.)
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To: dennisw

Sorry to bust your bubble, but JESUS CHRIST was the most and ONLY, perfect man who ever lived. (I know, I am just a right-winged, fanatic, racist, blah..blah..blah.. Part of the Christian right).

AND PROUD OF IT!!!!!


34 posted on 01/28/2005 1:56:30 AM PST by Rca2000 (Helping to swing the swing state of Ohio to "W")
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To: underlying

Coming soon to France.


35 posted on 01/28/2005 2:00:04 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: Rca2000

My post was sarcastic but is how Muslims think. They are commanded by Koran and hadith to copy the life Muhammad lived.


36 posted on 01/28/2005 2:14:46 AM PST by dennisw (G_D: Against Amelek for all generations.)
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To: papertyger

I was just commenting that with muslims it's not race that makes them hate --- their religion commands them to bring all people under submission to islam or else slaughter them.


37 posted on 01/28/2005 6:08:57 AM PST by FITZ
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To: Cronos
THe scumbag "prophet" married her when he was 60. I've always wondered -- mooselimbs revere the number 786 because it reflects Koranic verses, perhaps Johm of Patmos read the number wrong? Instead of 666 it was 786. because the rest of revelations seems to point to a false prophet who resembles mad mo

Incorrect. There are 6666 verses in thr Qu'ran.

It's almost as if Satan is bragging about it.

39 posted on 02/05/2005 5:50:54 AM PST by Lazamataz (Proudly Posting Without Reading the Article Since 1999!)
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To: underlying

7th Century, Tribal, Neaderthal Bump.


40 posted on 02/05/2005 5:53:23 AM PST by DoctorMichael (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Lazamataz; Kolokotronis; Destro; NYer; broadsword
There are 6666 verses in thr Qu'ran. It's almost as if Satan is bragging about it.

VEry, very interesting
41 posted on 02/05/2005 6:32:02 AM PST by Cronos (Never forget 9/11)
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To: Cronos
VEry, very interesting

Isn't it, though? How much more blatant can you get than that?

42 posted on 02/05/2005 6:54:24 AM PST by Lazamataz (Proudly Posting Without Reading the Article Since 1999!)
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To: DoctorMichael
When a nation refuses to uphold the rule of law and the safety of its law abiding citizens it's on its way to death.

Apparently, Christians in the UK no longer have religious freedom. The police are refusing to protect Muslims who convert to Christianity and suffer violence. This article, which I excerpt below, is very disturbing. ===============================================

February 05, 2005

Muslim apostates cast out and at risk from faith and family By Anthony Browne

While Christians who turn to Islam are feted, the 200,000 Muslims who turn away are faced with abuse, violence and even murder.

THE first brick was thrown through the sitting room window at one in the morning, waking Nissar Hussein, his wife and five children with a terrifying start. The second brick went through his car window.

It was a shock, but hardly a surprise. The week before, another brick had been thrown through the window as the family were preparing for bed in their Bradford home. The victim of a three-year campaign of religious hatred, Mr Hussein’s car has also been rammed and torched, and the steps to his home have been strewn with rubbish.

He and his family have been regularly jostled, abused, attacked, shouted at to move out of the area, and given death threats in the street. His wife has been held hostage inside their home for two hours by a mob. His car, walls and windows have been daubed in graffiti: “Christian bastard”.

The problem isn’t so much what Mr Hussein, whose parents came from Pakistan, believes, but what he doesn’t believe. Born into Islam, he converted eight years ago to Christianity, and his wife, also from Pakistan, followed suit.

While those who convert to Islam, such as Cat Stevens, Jemima Khan, and the sons of the Frank Dobson, the former Health Secretary, and Lord Birt, the former BBC Director-General, can publicly celebrate their new religion, those whose faith goes in the other direction face persecution. Mr Hussein, a 39-year-old hospital nurse in Bradford, is one of a growing number of former Muslims in Britain who face not just being shunned by family and community, but attacked, kidnapped, and in some cases killed. There is even a secret underground network to support and protect those who leave Islam. One estimate suggests that as many as 15 per cent of Muslims in Western societies have lost their faith, which would mean that in Britain there are about 200,000 apostates.

For police, religious authorities and politicians, it is an issue so sensitive that they are accused by victims of refusing to respond to appeals for help. It is a problem that, with the crisis of identity in Islam since September 11, seems to be getting worse as Muslims feel more threatened.

Muslims who lose their faith face execution or imprisonment, in line with traditional Muslim teaching, in many Islamic countries, including Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Egypt and Yemen. In the Netherlands, the former Muslim MP Ayan Hirsi Ali had to go into hiding after renouncing her faith on television.

*snip*

The police have not charged anyone, but told him to leave the area. “We feel completely isolated, utterly helpless. I have been utterly failed by the authorities. If it was white racists attacking an Asian guy, there would be an absolute outcry,” he said. “They are trying to ethnically cleanse me out of my home. I feel I have to make a stand as an Asian Christian.”

*snip*

Although some are beaten “black and blue” for their faith, others suffer even more. The family of an 18-year-old girl whomYasmin was helping found that she had been hiding a Bible in her room, and visiting church secretly. “I tried to do as much as possible to help her, but they took her to Pakistan ‘on holiday’. Three weeks later, she was drowned — they said that she went out in the middle of the night and slipped in the river, but she just wouldn ’t have done that,” said Yasmin.

Ruth, also of Pakistani origin, found out recently that she had only just escaped being murdered. When she told her family that she had converted, they kept her locked inside the family home all summer.

*snip*

Imams in Britain sometimes call on the apostates to be killed if they criticise their former religion. Anwar Sheikh, a former mosque teacher from Pakistan, became an atheist after coming to Britain, and now lives with a special alarm in his house in Cardiff after criticising Islam in a series of hardline books.

*snip*

“The difficulty in Britain is the growing alienation between the minority Muslim communities and the mainstream Christian one. Christian mission work in inner cities is seen as an assault,” Dr Sookhdeo said. “We are only asking that freedom of religion should be applicable to everyone of every faith.”


43 posted on 02/06/2005 9:43:59 PM PST by JBGUSA (If it's us or them, I choose us.)
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To: DoctorMichael
When a nation refuses to uphold the rule of law and the safety of its law abiding citizens it's on its way to death.

Apparently, Christians in the UK no longer have religious freedom. The police are refusing to protect Muslims who convert to Christianity and suffer violence. This article, which I excerpt below, is very disturbing.

===============================================

February 05, 2005

Muslim apostates cast out and at risk from faith and family By Anthony Browne

While Christians who turn to Islam are feted, the 200,000 Muslims who turn away are faced with abuse, violence and even murder.

THE first brick was thrown through the sitting room window at one in the morning, waking Nissar Hussein, his wife and five children with a terrifying start. The second brick went through his car window.

It was a shock, but hardly a surprise. The week before, another brick had been thrown through the window as the family were preparing for bed in their Bradford home. The victim of a three-year campaign of religious hatred, Mr Hussein’s car has also been rammed and torched, and the steps to his home have been strewn with rubbish.

He and his family have been regularly jostled, abused, attacked, shouted at to move out of the area, and given death threats in the street. His wife has been held hostage inside their home for two hours by a mob. His car, walls and windows have been daubed in graffiti: “Christian bastard”.

The problem isn’t so much what Mr Hussein, whose parents came from Pakistan, believes, but what he doesn’t believe. Born into Islam, he converted eight years ago to Christianity, and his wife, also from Pakistan, followed suit.

While those who convert to Islam, such as Cat Stevens, Jemima Khan, and the sons of the Frank Dobson, the former Health Secretary, and Lord Birt, the former BBC Director-General, can publicly celebrate their new religion, those whose faith goes in the other direction face persecution. Mr Hussein, a 39-year-old hospital nurse in Bradford, is one of a growing number of former Muslims in Britain who face not just being shunned by family and community, but attacked, kidnapped, and in some cases killed. There is even a secret underground network to support and protect those who leave Islam. One estimate suggests that as many as 15 per cent of Muslims in Western societies have lost their faith, which would mean that in Britain there are about 200,000 apostates.

For police, religious authorities and politicians, it is an issue so sensitive that they are accused by victims of refusing to respond to appeals for help. It is a problem that, with the crisis of identity in Islam since September 11, seems to be getting worse as Muslims feel more threatened.

Muslims who lose their faith face execution or imprisonment, in line with traditional Muslim teaching, in many Islamic countries, including Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Egypt and Yemen. In the Netherlands, the former Muslim MP Ayan Hirsi Ali had to go into hiding after renouncing her faith on television.

*snip*

The police have not charged anyone, but told him to leave the area. “We feel completely isolated, utterly helpless. I have been utterly failed by the authorities. If it was white racists attacking an Asian guy, there would be an absolute outcry,” he said. “They are trying to ethnically cleanse me out of my home. I feel I have to make a stand as an Asian Christian.”

*snip*

Although some are beaten “black and blue” for their faith, others suffer even more. The family of an 18-year-old girl whomYasmin was helping found that she had been hiding a Bible in her room, and visiting church secretly. “I tried to do as much as possible to help her, but they took her to Pakistan ‘on holiday’. Three weeks later, she was drowned — they said that she went out in the middle of the night and slipped in the river, but she just wouldn ’t have done that,” said Yasmin.

Ruth, also of Pakistani origin, found out recently that she had only just escaped being murdered. When she told her family that she had converted, they kept her locked inside the family home all summer.

*snip*

Imams in Britain sometimes call on the apostates to be killed if they criticise their former religion. Anwar Sheikh, a former mosque teacher from Pakistan, became an atheist after coming to Britain, and now lives with a special alarm in his house in Cardiff after criticising Islam in a series of hardline books.

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“The difficulty in Britain is the growing alienation between the minority Muslim communities and the mainstream Christian one. Christian mission work in inner cities is seen as an assault,” Dr Sookhdeo said. “We are only asking that freedom of religion should be applicable to everyone of every faith.”


44 posted on 02/06/2005 9:44:59 PM PST by JBGUSA (If it's us or them, I choose us.)
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