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Manchester blast 19 killed and 50 injured in suspected bomb attack

19 people have been killed and at least a further 50 people have been left seriously injured after a suspected terrorist blast wreaked havoc at a Ariana Grande Concert at Manchester Arena. A large bang was heard at 10:30 at the concert hall with a capacity of 18,000 and video images show the quick exit of panicked people from the event, which had just come to an end. Emergency services responded immediately and are still at the scene providing trauma and casualty assistance.  Greater Manchester police have declared the incident a terrorist attack. Ambulances have been taking injured people to 5 hospitals across Manchester.&nb...

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69 Year old Mukhtar Masih's bail for blasphemy charges approved!

A 69 year old man accused of blasphemy in January this year has successfully gained bail from the Gujaranwala District Court for an allegation of blasphemy that dates back to January this year. Mukhtar Masih, initially came into the care of the British Pakistani Christian Association and we paid for a solicitor and provided a safe house for the family (click here).  However, after a series of court delays due to the non-appearance of the Judiciary and court staff the family requested help with finding a Christian Lawyer.  We put them in touch with another Christian charity called 'The Voice Society' who took them into care in April and took over the legal ba...

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Islamic Centre with Prince Charles patronage allows Islamist to speak on his view of Moderate Islam

People of good conscience gathered outside the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies at 2pm, 18th May 2017 to vent their frustration at an invite for the Indonesian vice-president Jusuf Kalla to deliver a lecture on 'Moderate Islam'.The protest against Islamic extremism comes just a day after Prince Charles  delivered a speech at the inauguration of the new home for the centre, appealing for better 'cultural connectivity' in society and praising the centre's goals of 'dialogue, understanding and connection'. The peaceful demonstration which consisted of Indonesian Christians and Buddhists was jointly organised by the British Pakistani Chris...

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Terrorist who attempted to kill Christians at a Church on Easter has been pardoned for being too brainy for prison.

A medical student who openly confessed to having joined IS in Syria after being thwarted by Pakistani security during an attempted suicide attack on a church on Easter Day, has been set free. In a public statement on Samaa TV Major General Asif Ghafoor said that Noreen Laghari was not a terrorist but was about to become one when she was saved by security forces (click here).  During his press conference  the spokesperson for Pakistan's armed forces said that she had been saved well before her kam umar (immature) mind was brainwashed by militants. "So should we treat Noreen like a terrorist or release her so that she...

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Protest against increasing Islamism of Indonesia sparked by lecture on Moderate Islam at Oxford

Image of Ahok imprisoned for a false blasphemy in Indonesia. A peaceful demonstration is to be held coinciding with the visit of Vice President Jusuf Kalla as a visiting lecturer on the topic 'Moderate Islam: The Indonesian Experience',  to Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.  OCIS is a 'Recognised Independent Centre' of the University of Oxford. Time:          2pmDate:          Thursday 18th May 2015Location:    Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Marston Rd, Oxford, OX3 0EE Please bring a 'Red and White' flag, a poster expressing your grievance/protest in rega...

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Kidnapped and tortured ex-slave set free after payment of ransom.

In a race against time to save the life of an ex-brick kiln slave Salim Masih, British Pakistani Christian Association hired Advocate Niaz Amir to help free him from the former slavemaster who had had him kidnapped and tortured for leaving his brick kiln without permission. Salim Masih states he left the kin after working for an agreed period of a year which was the time required to satisfy off his debt. However Slave Master Sheikh Mustafa alleges Salim Masih still owes him money (click here). On wednesday (10th May) BPCA's officers Rajal Dawood and Ambar Saroya took Salma Bibi and her children into one of our safe houses.  Salma was ...

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Thanks to your donations Sarafina now has a retirement visa for Thailand

In our last e-newsletter we informed you about Sarafina a grandmother who has been seeking asylum in Thailand (click here). We initiated an appeal to obtain a retirement visa for her which allows her to remain in Thailand without fear of arrest as she awaits a decision on her application for asylum via the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). British Pakistani Christian Association offered £200 towards the cost of Sarafina's visa from unrestricted funds and were  assisted later by another donor who covered the remainder of the cost at a further £300. Sarafina, said: "I am so grateful to all the donors that helped me get this visa. Withou...

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BPCA asylum school Achievement Awards

Outstanding Children from the Pakistani Christian asylum community in Thailand were given certificates for excellence at the British Pakistani Christian Association School at Delight Condo. The children were assessed on their quality of submitted work throughout the year, their attitude to learning, their desire to learn above and beyond their lessons, punctuality and behaviour. Assessments were made by their regular teachers all of whom are former teachers from schools in Pakistan, now seeking asylum in Thailand.  Kathriya Louis lead officer for the BPCA in Thailand presented certificates and sweets to the winners of the certifi...

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Hospital in Lahore forces minority paramedics to recite Quranic verses to retain employment.

BPCA reporter Shamim Masih before Mian Mir Hospital Paramedic staff at a Government run hospital in Lahore have been forced to recite Quranic verses daily or face losing their employment. The strict religious policy has also been thrust upon non-Muslims to the chagrin of a large number of Christian employees.  Any employee who fails to attend the Islamic recitations has been marked as absent resulting in loss of a days earning despite attendance on the shift. The Government Mian Mir Hospital which is named after a Muslim saint has 130 beds and is run by the City District Government of Lahore.  The hospital is situated in the...

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Pakistan's Police refuse to emancipate Christian ex-brick kiln slave kidnapped and tortured

L-R BPCA officer Rajal Dawood, Salma and her three children and BPCA  officer Ambar Saroya A 35 year old Christian former slave has been kidnapped and tortured by his ex-master who is seeking a large ransom for lost revenue despite the family alleging they paid off the loan they borrowed. Salim Masih took a loan of 10,000 rupees (£120) from Sheikh Mustafa over a year ago and agreed that he and his wife Salam (28 years) would work at Mr Mustafa's brick kilns at Phatak gunje khudiya, Kasur for the duration of one year at an agreed rate.  After having worked for the year  it was agreed that their loan would ...

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