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The Targeting of "Minority" Others In Pakistan Taliban

An excerpt from "the targeting of ' Minority' others in Pakistan" A copy of the letter obtained by International Christian Concern (ICC) in October 2009 warned “Christians to convert to Islam, pay Jizya tax (an Islamic tax imposed on religious minorities) or leave the country. If Christians refuse[d] to accept the choices given to them, ICC has learned that ... members of the Taliban”, who sent these “threatening letters in Sargodha, Pakistan, ... explain[ed] that they ‘would be killed, their property and homes would be burnt to ashes and their women would be treated as sex slaves. And they themselves would be responsible for this’&rdqu...

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Muslim Blasphemy victim shot in Adalia Jail - fears grow over safety for Zafar Bhatti a Christian victim of the same laws incarcerated in the same jail!

Rawalpindi: (Shamim Masih) – Asghar Ali victim of blasphemy case was shot by the police constable within the premises of Central Jail Adayla Rawalpindi this morning. According to reports, Asghar Ali s/o Hakam Dad, A Muslim by faith and victim of the notorious blasphemy laws (Section 295-C) of Pakistan, case FIR No. 665/10 PS Sadiqabad, was being confined in Adalia Jail, Rawapindi.  Today he was  shot by a police constable named Yousaf, who was appointed for his security. He was immediately taken to hospital and is in critical condition. Mr Ali was sentenced to death in January.  Today's shooting incident occurred within the confines of...

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The Targeting of "Minority" Others In Pakistan

Image via charismanews The extent of the targeting of Christians, noted Gregory in a 2008 report, “is instructive because it shows that violence against Christians is widespread across the whole of Pakistan, from Muree in the North to Karachi in the South and from Lahore in the East to Peshawar in the West. It shows that violence is rural and urban, including in the capital; and that it involves ad hoc apparently spontaneous acts of violence, as well as organised violence and violence in which government authorities, local and national, collude either directly or by omission. It evidences a complex and multi-dimensional pattern of persecution, intimidation and ...

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Church leader calls on UN to “recognise genocide against Christians”

ACN News: Friday, 19th September 2014 – IRAQ/UN With pictures of the UN meeting © Aid to the Church in Need  By John Newton and Oliver Maksan THE leaders of Iraq’s Christians have called on the United Nations to urgently address the growing refugee crisis before a freezing winter forces displaced Christians to leave the country. “We Christians in Iraq have a future if the international community gives us immediate assistance. Don’t forget us,” Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako told a conference at the UN in Geneva. The patriarch told the delegates that “People are disappointed how little help has been received t...

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Professor of Islam killed for calling of emancipation of women!

By Mustaq Gill, Lahore: A professor of Islam known for his liberal religious views, was gunned down in Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of Karachi.  The incident took place on Thursday 18th September 2014, after a Madrassah issued a Fatwa (Islamic Decree) relating to alleged blasphemy and apostasy against him. Dr.Auj had issued controversial fatwas (religious decrees) declaring that a Muslim woman could marry a non-Muslim man, and that women need not remove lipstick or nail polish before saying their prayers. Due to such views he was accused of apostasy and blasphemy. Dr.Auj was fighting a legal case against the originator of a widely-circulated text message, that label...

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Rapture rupture

The immensely popular Left Behind novel and movie series, along with non-fiction books advocating the 'blessed hope' of the rapture are believed by many evangelicals to be the only truly biblical understanding of the end times. Tim LaHaye, co-author of the Left Behind series and leading spokesman for the 'pre-trib' movement touts a much-imitated chart of fifteen allegedly irrefutable proofs for that position. Here, in thorough but readable fashion, theologian Nathanael Lewis refutes each and every one.                                                ...

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Mammoth Steppes Festival

Image of Ilford Mammoth at Natural History Museum. BPCA is co-hosting a celebration of the mammoth remains uncovered in our local borough of Redbridge in 1864.  Whether you believe in seven literal days for creation or seven periods of time, it is impossible to discount the existence of mammoths.   The BPCA does not believe that there is a conflict between science and God and we would argue that the the natural orderliness and laws within God's creation, underpins scientific enterprise i.e. nature has to be regular for us to learn from scientific testing.   The event will be a wonderful opportunity for outreach as visitors are expected to come fro...

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Pakistani Christians demand right to travel to Israel

By Nasir Bhatti Pakistan Christian Post Karachi: September 15, 2014. (PCP) The Secretary General of Gods People Fellowship of Pakistan GPFP, Mr. Ashraf P Butt have stressed upon government of Islamic Republic of Pakistan to award special permissions to millions of Pakistani Christians, a biggest religious minority of state, to pilgrimage and to perform their religious rituals in Holy land of Israel on their Pakistani Passports. The Pakistani Passport restricts visitation of Israel to their citizens as Islamic Republic of Pakistan have no diplomatic ties with Israel. Mr. Butt also demand government of Pakistan to establish diplomatic ties with Israel as many othe...

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Hindu convert accused of blasphemy for converting to Christianity not Islam

Government Excellence High School A Christian convert from Hinduism and his Hindu co-worker  were arrested in Lahore for allegedly burning a Koran and a chart of Koranic verses. The legal defence lawyer has argued that the victim has been the target of an attack, as a consequence of fear amongst Muslim's, of the growing conversion rates of Hindu's to Christianity, in Pakistan. Javed Masih, A Christian and his colleague Anand Lal, a hindu were arrested after senior headmaster Abdul Ghafoor Shah, of Government Excellence High School, filed a report about charred Koranic verses at the institution.  Though the two men were not named on the FIR, they were p...

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Pakistan floods devastate several Christian villages - Emergency aid required immediately.

By Shamim Masih BPCA correspondent in Islamabad Incessant rains have killed hundreds of people and damaged thousands of houses throughout Pakistan.  Over 500 roads have been submerged and the last body count, which is by no means accurate, suggest at least 340 people have been killed. Since 9th September persistent rains and the release of water from dams in India have brought great suffering on Christian communities.  I visited three local flood ravaged areas to assess the needs of innocent victims, left destitute. Many Christian slum areas have been completely washed out.  In the main, Christians reside in the flood plains where land is ch...

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