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  • Group Frees Pakistan Christian Slaves From Brick Kiln

    05/25/2014 11:30:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Bos News Life ^ | May 24, 2014 | Stefan J. Bos
    ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN -- Five Christian families have been freed after being held for more than two decades as slaves in a Muslim-run brick kiln in eastern Pakistan, Christian officials involved in the rescue operation told BosNewsLife. The Centre for Legal Aid Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS), a major advocacy and aid group, said it provided two vehicles for the May 6 raids at the brick kiln in the industrial city Wazirabad in Punjab province. Nasir Saeed, a CLAAS director, told BosNewsLife that "a total of eight" Christians were found working as slaves in the area, representing five families.
  • Pakistan's Christians fear for their lives

    09/27/2013 2:24:36 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | September 27, 2013 | Dean Nelson
    It was at 11.44am that time stood still at All Saints' Church. The clock on the wall is frozen at the very minute seven-year-old Shyam Emmanuel lost his parents. In that same moment, seven children were sent to their deaths along with 78 adults who had congregated outside the gleaming white walls of Peshawar's main Christian place of worship.
  • Dozens killed as suicide bombers attack Christian worshipers in Pakistan

    09/22/2013 8:03:51 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    WaPo ^ | Sunday, September 22, 6:52 AM | Tim Craig and Haq Nawaz Khan
    Two suicide bombers blew themselves up outside a Christian church in northwest Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least 72 people and wounding scores of others as they left services. The blast took place outside All Saints Church, which dates to the mid-1800s and is the oldest Christian church in Peshawar. Sunday’s attack occurred around 11 a.m., as more than 600 worshippers were leaving church grounds. According to security officials, the twin bombers detonated near the gate of the church, sending body parts and debris through the air. Sunday’s bombing may be the worst attack against Christians worshippers in Pakistan since...
  • Blast at Pakistan Church Kills More Than 70

    09/22/2013 6:13:39 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/22/13 | Saima Mohsin
    Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- A blast at a Protestant church in northwest Pakistan killed at least 72 people and wounded more than 120, a local hospital said Sunday. The attack took place at the All Saints Church of Pakistan, in the violence-plagued city of Peshawar, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) from the country's capital, Islamabad. Witnesses told CNN affiliate Geo News that at least one suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowded bazaar near the church entrance as crowds of worshipers were leaving a Sunday morning service. Some of the victims were children, the witnesses said. The outside of...
  • Suicide bomb attack kills 52 at Pakistan (Christian) church

    09/22/2013 3:43:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 22, 2013
    A suicide bomb attack on a historic church in northwestern Pakistan killed at least 52 people and wounded over 100 Sunday, officials said, in one of the worst assaults on the country's Christian minority in years. The bombing underlines the threat posed by Islamic extremists as the government seeks a peace deal with domestic Taliban militants. It occurred as worshipers were coming out of the church in Peshawar city after services ...
  • Calls for Attacks on Christians Emanate From Mosque Loudspeakers in Pakistan Villages

    05/22/2013 9:47:54 AM PDT · by TXZionista · 4 replies
    LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A Muslim political candidate suspected of murdering a Christian has instigated calls from mosque loudspeakers for attacks on Christians, whom he blames for his May 11 election loss. Tensions were high in Punjab Province’s Okara district after provincial assembly seat candidate Mehr Abdul Sattar, sought by police in connection with a 2008 murder, on May 13 arranged for mosque calls for violence against Christian villages.
  • Christian Girl Raped, Tortured for 10 days 'Converted' to Islam

    12/06/2012 5:48:01 AM PST · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | December 05, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    The end justifies the means under Islam, eh? Pakistani Christian Girl Raped and Tortured for Eleven Days ICC (thanks to The Religion of Peace.com) A Pakistani Christian girl forced to convert to Islam and raped ICC Note: A fourteen year old Christian Pakistani girl was kidnapped, forced to convert to Islam, raped and tortured. When her father reported her missing, the police wouldn't help him. Finally, he recovered her himself, but not before the local mosque announced that she was now a Muslim and could not live as a Christian without facing dire consequences. The eight Christian families in the...
  • Pakistani Church Burned By Islamic extremists

    09/23/2012 12:41:32 PM PDT · by Cronos · 6 replies
    Continental News ^ | Sep 23, 2012
    Islamic extremists have attacked an Anglican Church in Mardan Pakistan and an adjoining school. Some believe the stimulus was the government announced day of protest against an anti-Islam film. The attack occurred on Sept. 21. According to a news release from the British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA), protesters set the church and school on fire and looted the premises, taking everything from computers to chairs and whatever else seemed valuable from the school. The BPCA said that Muslims desecrated Bibles and religious artefacts, especially many of which were used in ceremonies within the Anglican church. Many were brought out into...
  • 50 NGOs urge Pakistan to free Christian mother from execution on charge of Blasphemy

    03/15/2012 5:41:49 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 4 replies
    UN Watch ^ | March 13, 2012
    Since June 2009, Pakistani citizen Asia Bibi, mother of five little children, has been imprisoned in appalling and intolerable conditions in Sheikhupura prison in Punjab province. Her crime: being a Christian who drank a glass of water from a well belonging to her Muslim friends. Sentenced to death for blasphemy, Asia Bibi continues to proclaim her innocence from the bottom of her windowless cell, where she can touch both walls by stretching out her two arms. Asia Bibi has appealed her death sentence, but her trial will not take place for another two years. We refuse to accept that this...
  • Pakistan's only Christian minister assassinated over blasphemy row

    03/02/2011 5:24:33 AM PST · by opentalk · 11 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | March 2, 2011 | Telegraph UK
    Pakistan's only Christian minister Shahbaz Bhatti was shot dead today after pushing for the reform of harsh blasphemy laws that impose the death penalty for insulting Islam.The assassination comes just a fortnight after Mr Bhatti, Minister for Minorities, said he was prepared to die for his beliefs following a series of death threats. ...Earlier this year, Punjab province Gov. Salman Taseer was killed by a bodyguard who said he was angry that the politician opposed the blasphemy laws.
  • Pakistani Muslims Beat and Severely Burn Christian for Evangelising- to Christia

    12/14/2010 9:36:05 AM PST · by truthandlife · 27 replies
    CDN ^ | 12/14/10
    An evangelist is still recovering from burns after six young Muslim men beat him with clubs and belts and set him on fire last month in a village near this Punjab Province city, the Christian told Compass. Area Christians said they found the Rev. Wilson Augustine, 26, of Village No. 44-SB, unconscious with burns on his head, hand and arm on Nov. 22 near the bus stop of Village No. 101-NB on the outskirts of Sargodha. Christian elders Austin Masih and Nadeem Samuel of nearby villages said that Augustine, who was ordained in a small Presbyterian church in Village No....
  • CHRISTIAN WOMAN KIDNAPPED IN PAKISTAN ESCAPES

    06/01/2010 2:41:31 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 818+ views
    ASSIST NEWS SERVICE ^ | May 31, 2010 | by Dan Wooding
    Note: Photo included. NOTE The following text is a quote: Monday, May 31, 2010 Christian Woman Kidnapped in Pakistan Escapes Impoverished father had received ultimatum from employer who loaned him money By Dan Wooding Founder of ASSIST Ministries RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN (ANS) -- Compass Direct News (CDN) is reporting that a Christian woman who was kidnapped, forced to marry a Muslim farmer and told to convert to Islam amid a dispute over a loan said today (Monday, May 31, 2010) she has returned home after weeks of “captivity and torture.” Sania James (Photo: Compass) Sania James, 33, was kidnapped April 5...
  • Punjab: Christian couple touches Qur‘an with dirty hands, gets 25 years in prison

    04/25/2010 8:28:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies · 1,049+ views
    Asia News ^ | 04/24/2010 | Fareed Khan
    Islamabad (AsiaNews) – A court in Kasur district, Punjab, convicted a Christian couple, Munir Masih and Ruqqiya Bibi, to 25 years in prison. According to the Centre for Legal Aid Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS), judge Ajmal Hussein convicted the couple for touching the Qur‘an without washing their hands. Munir Masih and Ruqqiya Bibi were released on bail last January, but were re-arrested after the judge ruled against them. The husband was locked up in Kasur’s district prison; the wife was sent to the women’s prison in Multan. Both have started serving 25 years behind bars. CLAAS, an association that fights...
  • Pakistani Christian woman sent to jail with young son for committing 'blasphemy'

    04/05/2010 7:16:45 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 612+ views
    ASSIST NEWS SERVICE ^ | April 2, 2010 | Dan Wooding
    Note: The following text is a quote: Friday, April 2, 2010 Pakistani Christian woman sent to jail with young son for committing ‘blasphemy’ By Dan Wooding Founder of ASSIST Ministries GUJRANWALA, PAKISTAN (ANS) -- In what many Pakistan Christians sees as yet another abuse of the country's controversial blasphemy laws, Rubina Amjad, a Pakistan Christian mother of three has been charged under Pakistan’s disputed blasphemy laws and sent to jail with her young son, ANS has learned. Mr. Nasir Saeed, Director of Centre for Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS), UK told our ANS correspondent that Rubina, a resident of...
  • Pakistani Christian dies after being burned alive (Religion of Peace Alert!)

    03/26/2010 8:24:34 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies · 591+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | March 23, 2010
    The silence from Pakistani authorities is deafening. An update on this story. "Punjab: Christian burned alive dies, Christian community calls for justice," by Fareed Khan for Asia News, March 23: Islamabad (AsiaNews) - Arshed Masih died last night in hospital from the serious injuries - burns covering 80% of his body - which the 38 year old Pakistani Christian suffered when he was set on fire because he refused to convert to Islam. The funeral of man, who died after three days of agony, should take place in the late afternoon, but the family has asked that "before an autopsy...
  • Pakistani Christian burned alive dies, Christian community calls for justice

    03/24/2010 12:14:24 PM PDT · by lizol · 8 replies · 426+ views
    Spero News ^ | Wednesday, March 24, 2010
    Pakistani Christian burned alive dies, Christian community calls for justice Arshed Masih, a 38 year-old Pakistani Christian, died yesterday evening at 7.45 from his very serious injuries. The family requests that an autopsy is performed before the funeral. Christian associations and human rights activists demonstrate outside the hospital. Catholic leaders: the federal and provincial government do not punish the guilty. Wednesday, March 24, 2010 Arshed Masih died last night in hospital from the serious injuries - burns covering 80% of his body – which the 38 year old Pakistani Christian suffered when he was set on fire because he refused...
  • News Alert: Pakistan Christian "Burned", Wife "Raped", For Refusing Islam

    03/22/2010 1:25:27 AM PDT · by Cindy · 14 replies · 768+ views
    BOSNEWSLIFE.com ^ | Saturday, March 20, 2010 (12:06 pm) | By BosNewsLife Asia Service reporting from Pakistan
    Note: Photo of burn victim in his current condition included. RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- SNIPPET: "Their three children -- ranging in age from 7 to 12-- were reportedly forced to witness the attacks against their parents. "Both [Masih] and wife were rushed to the Holy Family Hospital and are under treatment," the hospital said." SNIPPET: "Local police officials said they were "aware" of the attacks carried out by Muslim leaders and apparently at least some officers and added that an investigation was underway. No arrests were reported yet late Saturday, March 19."
  • After surviving attack, Pakistani Christian fears his family wants to kill him

    02/27/2010 5:48:00 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies · 437+ views
    MNN ^ | 2/26/2010
    After refusing bribes to convert to Islam, Pakistani Christian Riaz Masih, 26, sustained a beating from his four older brothers earlier this month. Masih's parents, who were Christians, died when he was a boy. After their deaths, a Muslim cleric, Moulvi Peer Akram-Ullah, raised him and his siblings. One by one, the cleric bribed the children to convert to Islam and recant their Christian faith. Since then, Akram-Ullah continued to coerce Masih. Akram-Ullah and Masih's brothers offered him "1 million rupees (US$11,790), a spacious residence, and a woman of his choice to marry," He declined, however, and his brothers proceeded...
  • Karachi, a Christian sentenced to life imprisonment for blasphemy

    02/27/2010 5:40:16 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies · 482+ views
    AsiaNews ^ | 02/27/2010 | Fareed Khan
    Qamar David, a Christian... was sentenced to life imprisonment. The basis of the ruling, issued on Feb. 25, the fact that the man "hurt the religious feelings" of Muslims... Additional District and Sessions Judge found Qamar David guilty of using blasphemous remarks about the Islamic Prophet and Quran... a Pakistani Christian from Lahore was sentenced to life imprisonment for blasphemy against the Prophet Mohammed... During that time both Mr David and his lawyer, Parvez Choudhry, were regularly subjected to assassination attempts and threats of violence from abusive mobs. “This alarming verdict is yet further illustration of the urgent need for...
  • Obama's Muslim Religion of Peace in Pakistan Axed Christians

    12/31/2009 11:50:51 AM PST · by freedomyes · 3 replies · 312+ views
    faithfreedom.org ^ | Dec 31 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    “Officers at the Saddr police station refused to register a case against the Muslim assailants, sources said. “The evangelists said a Muslim cleric instigated the Muslim villagers, who were armed with clubs, spades and axes” per The Christian Messenger dated December 29, 2009.
  • Family flees 'horrific' abuse

    12/29/2009 5:56:13 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 8 replies · 457+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | Dec. 29, 2009 | Tom Godfrey
    A seven-year-old Pakistani girl and her family have been given asylum in Canada after reports the child was raped and left to die when her Christian father refused to convert to Islam. The identities of Baby Neeha and her family are being protected by immigration officials, said human rights lawyer Chantal Desloges and One Free World International, a church that was instrumental in getting the family here. The family arrived in Canada on Dec. 12 after a three-year battle by organizers to spirit them out of danger in Pakistan. They are living in the Mississauga area and will be visited...
  • Pakistan Christians Celebrate Christmas In Fear [No Protests From UN, EU, HRC, Obama?]

    12/24/2009 12:16:03 PM PST · by Steelfish · 5 replies · 291+ views
    APReport ^ | December 24, 2009
    Pakistan Christians celebrate Christmas in Fear Past attack, threats leave minority group feeling especially vulnerable [Pic in URL]A Pakistani Christian child on Thursday arranges statues to celebrate Christmas in Islamabad. GOJRA, Pakistan - No Christmas decorations brighten the tent camp sheltering Christians left homeless by the worst violence against minorities in Pakistan this year. Instead, there is a pervasive sense of fear. The Christians have received cell phone text messages warning them to expect a "special Christmas present," they say, and are terrified of their tents being torched or their church services being bombed. "Last year I celebrated Christmas full...
  • Christian held for blasphemy ‘commits suicide’

    Christian held for blasphemy ‘commits suicide’ LAHORE: Fanish Masih, a Christian youth who was imprisoned in Sialkot for allegedly desecrating the holy Quran last Saturday, committed suicide on Tuesday, police said. However, rights activists and the victim’s family believe he was tortured to death.
  • Pakistani Christians Under Attack--How Islamist blasphemy laws imperil small Christian population

    08/21/2009 4:55:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies · 446+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | August 21, 2009 | Faith J. H. McDonnell
    Pakistani Christians Under Attack By: Faith J. H. McDonnell FrontPageMagazine.com | Friday, August 21, 2009 We’ve seen it before. Perhaps the most dramatic examples in recent history of that particular insanity prevalent in Islamism were the Danish cartoon “protests.” Global riots, mayhem, and murder – because of some splotches of ink on paper.   Currently, false blasphemy accusations led to open season on Christians in Pakistan’s Punjab Province. Korian, home to about 100 families, was destroyed on the night of July 30 because Islamists accused a Christian family of desecrating the Koran. Two days later, the same unfounded rumor resulted in...
  • Pakistani Christians: Police did not Stop Carnage

    08/03/2009 4:05:03 PM PDT · by Islaminaction · 187+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | August 3rd, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    In this update to the "Pakistan:Christian Village Torched, 6 Dead" story we learn that the local police did not lift a finger to help the Christians. So where is the outrage by the US government that pumps endless money into our so called "ally' Pakistan? What a waste of money, let them fend for themselves.
  • Christian Family Burned to Death in Pakistan After Koran is 'Defiled'

    08/03/2009 11:38:52 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 22 replies · 997+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 8/3/2009 | Staff
    Paramilitary troops patrolled the streets of a town in eastern Pakistan yesterday after Muslim radicals burned to death eight members of a Christian family, raising fears of violence spreading to other areas. Hundreds of armed supporters of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, an outlawed Islamic militant group, burned dozens of Christian homes in Gojra over the weekend after allegations that a copy of the Koran had been defiled. The mob opened fire indiscriminately, threw gas bombs and looted houses as thousands of frightened Christians ran for safety. “They were shouting anti-Christian slogans and attacked our houses,” Rafiq Masih, a resident of the predominantly Christian...
  • Muslims burn 6 Christians to death after false allegations

    08/03/2009 9:57:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies · 878+ views
    cna ^ | August 2, 2009
    Lahore, Pakistan, Aug 2, 2009 / 11:31 am (CNA).- Religious extremists struck again in Pakistan on Saturday when a violent mob of Muslims looted and burned a Christian neighborhood, killing six Christians by burning them to death. The attacks took place in reaction to a rumor that the Koran was desecrated in a nearby village.The violence, which took place in the central Punjab town of Gorja City, occurred early on Saturday when a throng of Muslims surged into the Christian quarter, setting all 40 of the Christian houses and two churches aflame.As the crowd of Muslims approached Gojra City, Christians...
  • Eight Christians Burnt To Death In Pakistan After Koran Is ‘Defiled’ [O & Mrs Clinton Response?]

    08/02/2009 9:57:30 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies · 983+ views
    London Times ^ | August 02, 2009
    August 3, 2009 Eight Christians burnt to death in Pakistan after Koran is ‘defiled’ Militants attacked dozens of Christian homes in Gojra Zahid Hussain in Islamabad Paramilitary troops patrolled the streets of a town in eastern Pakistan yesterday after Muslim radicals burnt to death eight members of a Christian family, raising fears of violence spreading to other areas. Hundreds of armed supporters of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, an outlawed Islamic militant group, set alight dozens of Christian homes in Gojra town at the weekend after allegations that a copy of the Koran had been defiled. The mob opened fire indiscriminately, threw petrol bombs...
  • Eight Pakistani Christians burned to death as Muslims torched 50 houses

    08/02/2009 5:22:59 PM PDT · by Cindy · 21 replies · 1,031+ views
    ASSIST NEWS SERVICE ^ | August 1, 2009 | By Dan Wooding and Sheraz Khurram Khan
    Note: The following text is a quote: Saturday, August 1, 2009 Eight Pakistani Christians burned to death as Muslims torched 50 houses -- Local Christians have refused to bury dead until Punjab Chief Minister visits them -- Pakistan Provincial Law Minister blames violence and killings on Police apathy By Dan Wooding and Sheraz Khurram Khan Special to ASSIST News Service GOJRA, PAKISTAN (ANS) -- In a fresh incident of violence by hardline Muslims against Pakistani Christians at least eight Christians have been burned alive and many others injured as a Muslim mob estimated to be over 1500 in number set...
  • Pakistan Christians die in unrest....

    08/02/2009 12:28:10 PM PDT · by TaraP · 5 replies · 299+ views
    Eight Christians have been killed in religious unrest in Pakistan's central Punjab, after days of tension sparked by the rumoured desecration of a Koran. The four women, a man and a child died as Muslim militants set fire to Christian houses in the town of Gojra. Two men died later of gunshot wounds. TV footage showed burning houses and streets strewn with debris as people fired at each other from rooftops. In May 2007, Christians in the north-west of the country sought government protection following threats of bomb attacks if they did not become Muslims Officials said the rumours which...
  • 6 Pakistani Christians die in riots with Muslims

    08/01/2009 9:49:24 AM PDT · by Bushwacker777 · 3 replies · 490+ views
    Deseret News ^ | August 1 | Munir Ahmed and Asif Shahzad
    "ISLAMABAD — Days of rioting between Christians and Muslims in eastern Pakistan following allegations that a Quran was defiled escalated Saturday, leaving six Christians dead, including a child, authorities said. Members of a banned Muslim organization began torching Christian homes in the Punjabi city of Gorja on Thursday after accusing them of desecrating pages from Islam's holy book, Federal Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti said. "There is no truth in the allegation," he told The Associated Press, adding that he had himself visited Gojra on Friday and asked police to provide protection to Christians who were facing threats. He accused...
  • Six Christians burnt alive in Pakistan violence

    08/01/2009 8:30:44 AM PDT · by Qaz_W · 12 replies · 877+ views
    Reuters ^ | Aug 1, 2009 | Zeeshen Haider
    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Six Christians, including four women, were burned alive in clashes with majority Muslims in a town in central Pakistan on Saturday, officials said. Tension has been running high between the two communities in Gojra town in central Punjab province over allegations that Christians had desecrated a Koran. Clashes erupted early on Saturday, with an exchange of fire from the members of the two communities. .......... Shahbaz Bhatti, minister for minorities, said a mob "misled by religious extremists," attacked a Christian neighborhood and torched dozens of houses. "We have received six bodies of people who died of burn...
  • Pakistan - ICC Report: “Muslim Mob Burns Down 100 Christian Homes in Pakistan”

    07/01/2009 6:10:34 PM PDT · by FromLori · 13 replies · 542+ views
    ICC Report ^ | 7/1/09
    Pakistan) ICC Report: “Muslim Mob Burns Down 100 Christian Homes in Pakistan” – ICC reports: “This morning 100 Christian houses and churches were set on fire by local Muslims in the city of Kasur South, east of Lahore, Pakistan” – “The riots were incited by broadcasts from local mosques” – “This incident is similar to a February 1997 attack when thousands of Christian houses and churches were burned and hundreds of Christians were injured” – “So far 9 burned women and 4 children have been transferred to Lahore for further medical treatment” – “All of them have been injured by...
  • Muslim Mob Burns Down 100 Christian Homes in Pakistan; Mob Throws Acid on Women and Children

    07/01/2009 12:48:17 PM PDT · by Stoat · 36 replies · 1,662+ views
    Muslim Mob Burns Down 100 Christian Homes in PakistanJuly 1, 2009, 02:01:44 PMCountry:PakistanMuslim Mob Burns Down 100 Christian Homes in PakistanRiot Incited via Mosque Loudspeakers; Mob Throws Acid on Women and Children07/01/09 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) - This morning 100 Christian houses and churches were set on fire by local Muslims in the city of Kasur South, east ofLahore, Pakistan. The riots were incited by broadcasts from local mosques. This incident issimilar to a February 1997 attack when thousands of Christian houses and churches wereburned and hundreds of Christians were injured.ICC partners received the news this morning and went...
  • Pakistan: Christians ready to die for their faith

    06/14/2009 8:08:12 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 18 replies · 850+ views
    Spero News ^ | 6/14/09 | Spero News
    An 11-year-old boy was shot in the head while attending church near Karachi. Christians live in dread of the Taliban, which is demanding conversion to Islam or death. ‘I am sorry I could not speak to you then because we were just about to begin the funeral service for Irfan, an 11 year-old boy who was shot in the head. He passed away yesterday. ‘ That was the opening line of the e-mail from Fr Mario Rodriguez, National Director for the Pontifical Mission Societies in Pakistan. Several hours later, Fr Mario was able to give a few more details as...
  • Taliban shoots 11 year-old Christian boy in head

    06/14/2009 11:23:56 PM PDT · by Cindy · 30 replies · 1,455+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: June 14, 2009 Taliban shoots 11 year-old Christian boy in head Meanwhile, the Pakistani embassy in D.C. considers such stories "exaggerated." "Pakistan: Christians ready to die for their faith," from Spero News, June 14: An 11-year-old boy was shot in the head while attending church near Karachi. Christians live in dread of the Taliban, which is demanding conversion to Islam or death. ‘I am sorry I could not speak to you then because we were just about to begin the funeral service for Irfan, an 11 year-old boy who was shot in the...
  • Christian Murdered for Drinking Tea from a Muslim Cup

    06/14/2009 4:23:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 46 replies · 2,987+ views
    DFW Catholic ^ | 6/13/2009
    WASHINGTON, DC (MetroCatholic) - International Christian Concern (www.persecution.org) has learned that radical Muslims running a tea stall beat a Christian man to death for using a cup designated for Muslims on May 9. The young man, Ishtiaq Masih, had ordered tea at a roadside stall in Machharkay village, Punjab, Pakistan, after his bus made a rest stop. When Ishtiaq went to pay for his tea, the owner noticed that he was wearing a necklace with a cross and grabbed him, calling for his employees to bring anything available to beat him for violating a sign posted on the stall warning...
  • Christian Man Raped, Murdered for Refusing to Convert to Islam, Family Says

    06/13/2009 4:37:50 PM PDT · by Westlander · 22 replies · 817+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6-13-2009 | Fox News
    A young Christian man was raped and brutally murdered in Pakistan for refusing to convert to Islam, and police are doing nothing about it, the victim's brother and minister told FOXNews.com. Pakistani police reportedly found the body of Tariq "Litto" Mashi Ghauri — a 28-year-old university student in Sargodha, Pakistan — lying dead in a canal outside a rural village in Punjab Province on May 15. He had been raped and stabbed at least five times.
  • Christian Man Raped, Murdered for Refusing to Convert to Islam

    06/13/2009 7:47:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies · 1,783+ views
    FOX News ^ | June 13, 2009 | By Nora Zimmett
    A young Christian man was raped and brutally murdered in Pakistan for refusing to convert to Islam, and police are doing nothing about it, the victim's brother and minister told FOXNews.com. Pakistani police reportedly found the body of Tariq "Litto" Mashi Ghauri — a 28-year-old university student in Sargodha, Pakistan — lying dead in a canal outside a rural village in Punjab Province on May 15. He had been raped and stabbed at least five times. "They have sexually abuse him, torture him with a knife on his testicle and genitals," Ghauri's brother, 24-year-old Salman Nabil Ghauri, said. "They have...
  • Christian Man Raped and Murdered for Refusing Islam

    06/09/2009 8:29:00 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 16 replies · 1,279+ views
    AINA ^ | 08Jun09 | Christian Man Raped and Murdered for Refusing Islam
    WASHINGTON -- International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that a young Christian man from Pakistan was caught in a compromising situation with the daughter of a radical Muslim family but refused to convert to Islam despite her insistence and the threats of her three brothers. On May 15, the young man's father found his dead body near a canal in a rural Punjab village, after he had been missing for three days.
  • Two Pakistani Christians injured in April 22 firing die

    04/29/2009 7:32:49 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 312+ views
    ASSIST NEWS SERVICE ^ | Wednesday, April 29, 2009 | By Dan Wooding and Sheraz Khurram Khan
    Note: Photos included. Wednesday, April 29, 2009 Two Pakistani Christians injured in April 22 firing die Fundamentalist Islamists torched houses, desecrated Bibles and manhandled Christians By Dan Wooding and Sheraz Khurram Khan Special to ASSIST News Service KARACHI, PAKISTAN (ANS) -- Two Christian teenager boys, who had received gunshot wounds from police’s alleged firing on April 22 amid protest of Christians against chalking of church wall with slogans commending Taliban have died from their injuries, ANS has learnt. The deceased have been identified as Imran Masih, 13 and Intikhab Masih, 18. Former Member of Provincial Assembly Sindh, Michael Javaid told...
  • Pakistan: 11-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Attacked During Taliban Assault on Christian Compound

    04/29/2009 7:02:30 PM PDT · by Liam2007 · 11 replies · 605+ views
    Irfan Masih, the 11-year-old boy wounded on 22 April during a Taliban attack against Christians in Tiasar Town near Karachi, has died. In critical conditions from the start, the boy slipped away after five, agonisingly long days. Fr Emmanuel Yousaf Mani, the director of the National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP), led a delegation to the site of the attack. The group, made up of clergymen and lay people, visited the wounded in hospital and then met leaders of the Muttahida Quami Movement(MQM), the only Pakistani party that is opposed to the introduction of Sharia in the Swat Valley....
  • Taliban Excecutes 2 Christians

    04/25/2009 12:23:24 PM PDT · by docbnj · 17 replies · 810+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 25 Apr 2009 | anonymous
    Taliban Islamic radicals have attacked a community of Christians, executing two of them following a rally that protested Muslim graffiti in their neighborhood that ordered them to accept Islam or die, according to an international Christian organization. The attack in Pakistan follows only by days an expansion of the territory occupied by the Islamic Taliban members. The report from International Christian Concern said it happened in Taseer Town in Karachi. The organization, which reaches out to persecuted Christians around the world, said it was told by Asif Stephen, a Christian politician, that the Christians protesting the Islamic slogans say: "We...
  • Taliban executes 2 Christians

    04/25/2009 4:11:23 AM PDT · by Man50D · 39 replies · 1,439+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | April 25, 2009
    Taliban Islamic radicals have attacked a community of Christians, executing two of them following a rally that protested Muslim graffiti in their neighborhood that ordered them to accept Islam or die, according to an international Christian organization. The attack in Pakistan follows only by days an expansion of the territory occupied by the Islamic Taliban members. The report from International Christian Concern said it happened in Taseer Town in Karachi. The organization, which reaches out to persecuted Christians around the world, said it was told by Asif Stephen, a Christian politician, that the Christians protesting the Islamic slogans say: "We...
  • Pakistan: Muslim men who gang-raped a 13 year-old Christian girl are declared "innocent"

    04/11/2009 9:20:18 PM PDT · by Cindy · 26 replies · 1,222+ views
    Pakistan: Muslim men who gang-raped a 13 year-old Christian girl are declared "innocent" "[D]espite eye witness accounts and medical evidence indicating their guilt." Considering that according to sharia, Christian testimony is worth half that of Muslim testimony, obviously such eye-witness accounts must have fallen on deaf ears. "Pakistan: Suspects in rape of Christian girl cleared," from Compass Direct News, April 10: Police in Muslim-majority nation suspected of corruption. ISTANBUL, April 10 (Compass Direct News) – Police have declared three Pakistani men innocent of raping a 13-year-old Christian girl despite eye witness accounts and medical evidence indicating their guilt. At a...
  • Pakistani Christian man murdered

    04/05/2009 11:21:21 PM PDT · by Cindy · 20 replies · 1,007+ views
    ASSIST NEWS SERVICE ^ | April 4, 2009 | By Dan Wooding and Sheraz Khurram Khan
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.assistnews.net/Stories/2009/s09040033.htm Saturday, April 4, 2009 Pakistani Christian man murdered By Dan Wooding and Sheraz Khurram Khan Special to ASSIST News Service FAISALABAD, PAKISTAN (ANS) -- ANS has learned that a Pakistani Christian man was murdered on the night of March 31, 2009 in Samundri, located in the Faisalabad district of Punjab province, when he went to his brother’s house to get medicine for himself. The family of Rashid Masih were worried about him when he did not return despite passage of several hours. Rashid’s family looked for him everywhere in Sumandri but could...
  • Christian milkman murdered by Muslim employers

    02/19/2009 3:10:26 AM PST · by Cindy · 14 replies · 896+ views
    CHRISTIAN TODAY.com ^ | Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 10:34 (GMT) | by Daniel Blake
    SNIPPET: "With the need to support his family becoming more urgent, Ashraf returned on 1 February and again demanded his wages. The three Muslims reportedly responded angrily to Ashraf's request, saying, “You are Esai [a derogatory term for Christians] and you demanded your pay from Muslims, what courage you have. We will finish you right now. Then go to your Esa [Christ], He will give you everything.” The three men then killed Ashraf and fled the scene."
  • Islamists attack two Churches in Pakistan

    01/04/2009 2:59:17 PM PST · by Cindy · 8 replies · 631+ views
    ASSIST NEWS SERVICE ^ | Sunday, January 4, 2009 | Dan Wooding and Sheraz Khurram Khan
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.assistnews.net/Stories/2009/s09010020.htm Sunday, January 4, 2009 Islamists attack two Churches in Pakistan By Dan Wooding and Sheraz Khurram Khan Special report KARACHI, PAKISTAN (ANS) -- Islamist fundamentalists in the Pakistani city of Karachi in the Pakistani province of Sindh attacked two churches on the eve of New Year. Unidentified militants forcibly entered in Christ Awami Church located in Rasool Shah Colony on New Year night. They told the congregants to stop worshiping in the church, and when they put up resistance, the militants desecrated Bibles, a cross on the wall, as well as hymn...
  • Islamic Threats in Church: Bible Burned, Appeal to Conversion

    12/19/2008 10:44:39 AM PST · by Islaminaction · 26 replies · 844+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | Dec. 19Th 2008 | Christopher Logan
    December 17, suspects burned a bible and other sacred texts, leaving a letter threatening Christians that they will "burn in the fire of hell" if they do not convert to Islam.
  • Officials Allow Muslims to Demolish 30 Christian Homes for Stable

    12/20/2008 10:45:51 PM PST · by Cindy · 12 replies · 788+ views
    ASSIST NEWS SERVICE ^ | Friday, December 19, 2008 | Jeremy Reynalds, Correspondent for ASSIST NEWS SERVICE
    WASHINGTON D.C. (ANS) -- A human rights group is reporting that a powerful Muslim village elder and his nephews evicted about 30 impoverished Christian families from their homes in order to make way for a stable for their livestock. In a news release, the Washington-DC based International Christian Concern (ICC) said that while the stable will keep the Muslims' animals warm and dry, these 30 Christian families are now homeless in their village of Kotla Punjubaig in Sheikhupura district near Lahore, Pakistan. In an interview with ICC, a local Christian elder of Kotla Punjubaig, Boota Masih, said, “This land was...