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Islamist attacks in Spain and Finland are a consequence of soft approach on tackling radicals and jihadists

During a devastating week in Europe two terrorist attacks in Spain involving lorries careening into unsuspecting public and frenzied knife attacks in Finland - a country previously overlooked by Islamists - have taken 14 lives and injured over a hundred more. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4010690/Around-1-500-European-jihadists-return-Mideast-report.html On Thursday 17th August 2017 a van ploughed into pedestrians in a place called La Rambla, Barcelona, killing 13 people and injuring an estimated 100 people. The driver named as Younas Abouyaqoub, a 22 year old Moroccan fled the scene and an international manhunt is in place as i...

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Indian Pastor and team beaten by RSS extremists till bleeding during outreach in Rajasthan

An Indian Pastor was brutally beaten during a Gospel outreach in Dabli Rathan the largest village in Hanumangarh District, Rajasthan on 16th August 2017. During the attack his wife was also slapped and the event organising team were also beaten by members of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) a known Hindu fundamentalist group. Pastor Harjot Sethi and wife Arvinderjot Sethi Today our lead officer in India Pastor Naresh Paul spoke with Pastor Harjot Sethi of Christ Power Ministry Society the main target for the attack. Pastor Harjot described the incident and told BACA that men armed with concealed metal poles and large, thick wooden sti...

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Britain calls on Pakistan to repeal blasphemy laws

While Pakistan celebrated the 70th anniversary of the creation of their nation British politicians urged the President and the Prime Minister to repeal the blasphemy laws of Pakistan that have been a tool for discrimination. 24 British MP's including Jim Shannon of the DUP who is Chairman of both the All Parliamentary Party Group on International Religious Freedom and the APPG for Pakistani Minorities and long term BPCA friend Lord Alton. The blasphmey laws of Pakistan were introduced by the British in 1860 in response to persecution of Muslims by the Hindu Majority during the British Raj.  The laws had a maximum sentence of 6 months ...

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Pakistan's 70th Independence Day anniversary marred by death of Christian prisoner

Pakistani Christians took to the streets to mourn the loss of a Christian man killed whilst in police custody in a Lahore prison on 13th August 2017 - one day before the nations independence day celebrations. Christian activists are declaring independence has created a nation with double standards in politics, law and everyday life - one in which Christians are at best second-class Citizens.   Indaryas Ghulam (RIP) Indaryas Ghulam RIP (38 yrs) a victim of circumstance was sentenced to death by hanging for alleged involvement in the death of two Muslim men who were lynched in the aftermath of the Lahore Twin Church B...

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2 bomb attacks in Baluchistan within 3 days as terrorist death toll increases around Pakistan's 70th independence day celebrations.

Image of vehicles burning in aftermath of Saturday's bomb attack in Quetta. At least 15 people, mostly military men, were martyred and dozens wounded – some of them critically – in a terrorist attack targeting an army truck in a high-security neighbourhood of Quetta, Baluchistan on Saturday night (12th August). Followed by a further bomb attack on Monday (14th August) in a remote district of Baluchistan in south western Pakistan, that killed eight soldiers. Saturday's terrorist attack targeted an army truck in a high-security neighbourhood of Quetta on Saturday night has left the Old Pishin community with 15 casualties, and dozens wo...

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Mother calls for prayers for restoration of reproductive organs of child raped at three years old.

A three year old Pakistani Christian rape victim named Saiba will have to wait till Saiba reaches puberty before she will be assessed for the potential to restore damaged reproductive organs.  Her mother Catherine Bibi is calling for prayers for the complete recovery of her daughter within that period.  On the 24th July 2017, Saiba and her mother Catherine were taken by Mehwish Bhatti lead Pakistan officer of the BPCA to National Hospital Lahore for a medical examination of their health.  The fees for the hospital assessment were paid for a concerned donor from New Zealand.  Saiba was given a psychological assessment and was also che...

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Revenge rape ordered by Pakistani village council

Image of Mukhtar Mai who bravely fought for justice after a similar panchayat decision in 2002 ordered her gang rape. A police search operation is underway to arrest the members of a panchayat (village council) who fled after ordering a man to rape a 16-year-old girl in Multan, Pakistan. At least 20 Muslim men from Multan, Pakistan, have already been arrested for ordering the rape of a teenage girl, in revenge for a rape her brother had allegedly committed. The two families involved in the incident were related and senior members from both families comprised the village council that decided the 16 year old girl should be raped. Ac...

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Christian poisoned to death for seeking freedom from slavery contract

A Christian man who was sold into slavery was left to die from poisoning before his family home.   Police refuse to investigate the death and have reported it as a suicide but family members report a history of mistreatment and have called for a murder inquiry. In June 2015 Javed Masih (28 yrs) of Kamal Pur Panjchak in Faisalabad, needed a loan of 315,000 rupees (£2333) in order for him to buy a home for his family.   To fund the purchase he agreed to a slavery contract with a man named Tajamal Jatt for two years that required him to plough fields, graze cattle, undertake all household chores and minor building repairs. The signed co...

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Muslim victims of bomb attack receive prayer and counselling from BPCA

Our BPCA team visited some of the many Muslim victims of the Ferozepur Bomb attack (click here) whilst they were admitted at Lahore General Hospital on 27th July 2017.  Naveed Aziz, said: "We met 10 patients most of them were in the intensive care unit. We supplied fruit and juices to each patient and prayed with those who allowed us to and were often joined by members of their families. All.the 10 patients we met on this day were Muslims but they appreciated our love and care for them and allowed us to talk with trhem and cousel them. Two of them accepted our gift of a bible and agreed to read them." Later the same day the BPCA team ...

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Latest update on Ferozepur bomb attack: Families visited

Mehwish Bhatti lead officer for the British Pakistani Christian Association has been meeting victims of the Monday afternoon bomb attack on Ferozepur Road in Lahore (click here).  During her many visits she has been sharing condolences with families of those who have been killed and injured from amongst the Christian victims. She will be visiting Muslim victims in hospital from today and will be providing counselling and prayers for any who wish to receive it. Saul Samuel (RIP) The first family Mehwish met was the family of Saul Samuel (11 yrs). Saul was in the vegetable market area at, Kot Lakhpat, Lahore  waiting ...

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