Worse attack on Christians


Sadiq Masih muslim attack injuries (Asia Bibi's dad)

  Parveen Bibi & Zulifqar (son)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sadiq Masih                                                                                  

Narveen Bibi & Zulifqar

 

While Asia Bibi experienced yet another hearing delay by the Pakistan court system she may have heard the tragic news that her father, mother and brother were attacked. The attack resulted in Asia’s mother Parveen and her brother Zulifqar being murdered. Shamim Masih has the report.

 

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Worse attack on Christians

 

By Shamim Masih

Sent: 3/22/2014 8:47 AM

 

ISLAMABAD: Asia Bibi was due to appear in Lahore High Court (LHC) on March 17, 2014, and went to Lahore for the case hearing. LHC deferred her case again, but there I came to know that farm laborers were attacked in District Kasur near Lahore. Sadiq Masih ([Asia Bibi’s] father) was brutally injured, while his wife (Parveen Bibi) and his son Zulifqar were killed on the spot.

 

I went there with Sohail Johnson chief of Sharing Life Ministry (SLMP) and came to know that on March 16, 2014, Baber Baig along with his companion entered the victims’ house forcibly. They broke into the house and opened fire on Zulifqar and Parveen Bibi who died on the spot while Sadiq got injured. The survivors include Nargis, Ulfit, Waqar and Patris out of seven members of the family.

 

Sadiq and his wife Parveen reportedly were pursuing the case of his son Youhana murdered on February 19, 2013, FIR 67/13 by the same accused [Baber Baig] and were cautioned not to peruse [Blog Editor: Shamim might mean ‘pursue’] the case. As soon as the Baber Baig was released on bail, they forced the complainant to stop pursuing the case against them. But they didn’t and [so] they killed [Parveen and Zulifqar] in revenge.  The accused [Baber Baig and probably other thugs] are the [perpetrators of] record in the history [tracked by] police. And [so] another FIR 302, 324 and 34/14 Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) was registered against the same culprits.

 

The SLMP team went there to take care of the matter. The SLMP provides the legal assistance and medical care to the injured of the family. The injured Sadiq Masih (head of the family) was admitted to the hospital for his medical treatment. Sohail Johnson said that it is a common practice, especially in rural areas, that majority Muslim landlords think about Christians as a commodity not human beings. They believe that Christians should follow their orders as they are slaves. [Blog Editor: Can you say, ‘dhimmitude’?] We are working to change the mindset of this feudal system, he added.

 

Christians in Pakistan live in fear of retaliatory attacks from the Muslim extremists enraged by the blasphemy accusations. Christians are being targeted because of ethnic prejudice.

 

Be Blessed,

Shamim Masih

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Edited by John R. Houk

Brackets indicate additions and links by the Editor.

 

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The Other Side of Grief


Asia Bibi MOTHER OF FIVE WITH TWO OF HER CHILDREN

Shamim Masih reports an update of Asia Bibi arrested for blasphemy in 2009 and sentenced to death by hanging in 2010 and has languished in jail awaiting the noose or release to this present day in 2014.

 

Here is a telling video posted on 2/25/12:

 

VIDEO: PAKISTAN’S BLASPHEMY LAW: ETHNIC CLEANSING OF CHRISTIANS

 

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The Other Side of Grief

Asia’s appeal deferred again

 

By Shamim Masih

Sent: 3/21/2014 2:24 PM

 

ISLAMABAD: After three years, Asia’s children would be hoping to see the[r mother at home as her case was fixed for a hearing before a division bench. Asia Bibi’s appeal was taken up at the Lahore High Court (LHC) praying that the conviction for blasphemy was inconsistent with the evidence. The court may reduce her sentence, if it does not grant an acquittal altogether. Judges are reluctant to use their powers to take up Asia’s case on a priority basis due to its controversial [nature within Muslim Pakistan]. Asia Bibi was charged for insulting Muhammad and then sentenced to death. My heart aches and aches and I found myself crying almost the entire time, even though I never had a chance to know her. The Centre for Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement CLAAS claimed to provide legal aid and assistance to [family] members of Asia Bibi.

 

Beside the truth that the LHC deferred the way it has [cancelled hearings in the past]. In addition we should instead look into the subject of publishing the particular request [Blog Editor: maybe for acquittal] prior to the courtroom [appearance] in addition to publically introducing the court date. [Blog Editor: I rearranged the word order. Hopefully I guessed correctly the point Shamim was making.]

 

I think; we should be profoundly concerned about the security of Asia Bibi and her family instead taking credit. I wrote and went to Lahore for the proceeding of the case because after three years this case is [looked at] again. As I was on the way [to the hearing] I came to know that [the case] was deferred [again] so I went to see her family. There I met her husband Aashiq Masih, who was disheartened. Earlier we planned to follow the case secretly but observing the law and order situation in the country, we didn’t take up an application. We know that Asia’s case is sensitive in this situation [within Pakistan and] we are not worthy to take credits [for reporting]. Asia, 45, has been in the jail since June, 2009. Yasin Badar, advocate CLAAS stated that judges must be under some pressure because there was no other reason why the hearing could be cancelled twice. He said the judge hearing her appeal went on a leave on the last hearing.

 

It is very obvious that judges are under pressure, since Governor Salaman Taseer and Federal Minister Shahbaz Bhatti were assassinated. There is no other reason [judges continuously cancelling court dates]. Talking on the phone Joseph Francis chief of CLAAS claimed that he is supporting Asia’s family. While Aashiq Masih (Asia’s husband) denies [the validity of Josef Francis’] statement. Bibi’s husband said CLAAS has never helped his family in this regard since she was arrested. CLAAS accumulates funds in her name but not [actually] working for Asia.

 

CLAAS has reportedly conned the Sawan case [Blog Editor: Sawan Masih blasphemy case initial report. Sawan update 2/22/14 – Sawan claims blasphemy charged fabricated for land grab] as well. There are several loopholes in the prosecution’s case, including her extrajudicial confession, inconsistencies in the testimony of prosecution witness and procedural lapses, said her attorney. In this situation if the case is taken up sensibly it will win acquittal.

 

Be Blessed,

Shamim Masih

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Edited by John R. Houk

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Christians Persecuted in Pakistan – Shamim Masih Reports


Pakistan Injustice - Blasphemy Law

John R. Houk

© March 11, 2014

 

This news on the persecution of Pakistani-Christians is a bit of an update from the post “High-handed Leadership”. There are tidbits of new information in the whole article; however the portion I placed in bold print is information not found in “High-handed Leadership”.

 

Friends there is persecution of Christians in Muslim dominated nations. In the West only now there has been a trickle of information coming to our ears of places like the Coptics in Egypt and other Eastern Rite Churches in Syria and Iraq. BUT STILL we hear little about the persecution that has been ongoing for decades now of Pakistani-Christians.

 

One case that has gained notoriety in the USA the incarceration of Asia (also Aasia) Bibi for the accusation of breaking Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law in June 2009. Asia Bibi has languished in jail to this day in 2014 and has faced a death sentence for a conviction. Here is a good excerpt of her so-called nefarious crime:

 

I, Asia Bibi, have been sentenced to death because I was thirsty. I’m a prisoner because I used the same cup as those Muslim women, because water served by a Christian woman was regarded as unclean by my stupid fellow fruit-pickers.

 

Picking fruit with a group of Muslim women, Bibi was ordered to fetch water for them – and drank a bit of it herself in the stifling heat. A Muslim woman rebuked her for doing so, saying to the other women: “Listen, all of you, this Christian has dirtied the water in the well by drinking from our cup and dipping it back several times. Now the water is unclean and we can’t drink it! Because of her!”

 

Bibi stood up to her, responding: “I think Jesus would see it differently from Mohammed.” That drove the Muslim women into a fury, and they started yelling at Bibi: “How dare you think for the Prophet, you filthy animal!” That’s right, you’re just a filthy Christian! You’ve contaminated our water and now you dare speak for the Prophet! Stupid bitch, your Jesus didn’t even have a proper father, he was a bastard, don’t you know that. You should convert to Islam to redeem yourself for your filthy religion.”

 

The embattled woman stood her ground, responding: “I’m not going to convert. I believe in my religion and in Jesus Christ, who died on the cross for the sins of mankind. What did your Prophet Mohammed ever do to save mankind? And why should it be me that converts instead of you?”

 

Several days later, she was arrested for blasphemy as an enraged mob beat her and screamed, “Death! Death to the Christian!” She has been in prison ever since, awaiting execution for her “crime.” (The Hypocrisy of the Western Christian Response to Muslim Persecution of Christians; By ROBERT SPENCER; PJ Media; 1/6/14)

 

Can you imagine the hysteria in 21st century USA if a Black person was beat up for drinking out of a White’s only water fountain? That kind of junk was the height of prejudicial discrimination in the American post-Civil War South that – Thank God – the Civil Rights movement ended that. Asia Bibi has been in the slammer in Pakistan since 2009 living on thin ice wondering if an execution or a pardon will come her way. You have to realize though, the American media has forgotten Asia Bibi. You only hear of Asia these days via Christian anti-persecution organizations and the less read media sources such as PJ Media which I excerpted above. (Voice of the Martyrs’ Persecution Blog seems to be following Asia Bibi. As of this writing the latest update there in 2/12/14. If click HERE you can go to a VOM link that is tagged Asia Bibi.)

 

The next most notable case making headlines in the USA was the Blasphemy charge against a young Pakistani girl named Rimsha Masih (Shamim Masih was involved in reporting this case).

 

In 2012, Rimsha Masih, a young Christian girl, was arrested for alleged blasphemy in Islamabad.

 

The case provoked international concern because of her age, estimated at 14, and because she was variously described as “uneducated” or suffering from Down’s syndrome.

 

The charges against here were eventually thrown out and last June she fled to Canada with her family. (British man sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan; By AFP; Engineering Evil cross posted from The Telegraph; 1/24/14)

 

Rimsha and family fled to Canada to escape Islamic Supremacist retribution. The village she lived at in Pakistan is a typical occurrence in Pakistan that almost never receives media attention in the USA; viz. Rimsha’s Christian home town fled to wherever they could hide in Pakistan for being a community that had a person accused of blaspheming living there.

 

Release partners say that Christians forced to flee from their homes during the Rimsha Masih (also known as Rimsha Misrik) blasphemy row are still homeless – and increasingly desperate.

 

Between 800 and 1,000 families from Mehrabad are still living in tents or makeshift shelters in a forest area near Islamabad, more than a year after fleeing their homes. They lack even basic services such as water and fear officials may soon move them on.

 

Release sources say the Christians still fear retaliatory attacks from Islamist extremists enraged by the blasphemy accusations made against Rimsha, a teenager with learning difficulties, in August 2012. (PAKISTAN – CHRISTIANS IN RIMSHA’S VILLAGE STILL HOMELESS AND FEARFUL; Release – voice of persecuted Christians; 11/20/13)

 

Shamim Masih tackles the extreme injustice Pakistani-Christians face on a daily basis. Shamim shares the Good News of Jesus Christ, acts in a ministry basis in charity work, he is a journalist AND importantly Shamim has stepped into the hazardous role of being a Christian activist in the Sharia Law ruled Pakistan.

 

Below Shamim’s article is some information on how you can support the work that Shamim does which is risky business. Please consider sending him some money to help pay the bills while he does the work that even many Missionaries from the USA are loathe to do.

 

JRH 3/11/14

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No More Worship Place for Pagan

Under Construction Church Bulldozed

 

By Shamim Masih

Sent 3/10/2014 12:30 AM

 

ISLAMABAD: Islamic invaders are so strong in Pakistan that they sometime challenge the government; Lal Masjid operation is one of the big examples in the Capital.  Since General Zia brought in rules and regulations which were supposed to bring Pakistani law more in tune with the Sharia, or at least the Sharia as interpreted by him and his cohorts; these laws, which included the infamous blasphemy law, had a long term impact on Pakistan’s minorities. Since then there has been a steady rise in incidents involving attacks on Christians. Persecution and attacks on religious minorities on a regular basis is being reported. Christians of Chak ¾ -L, Okara Pakistan had started construction of Church on the land donated by Akber Masih (Christian resident) of the area. They had hardly constructed walls and at the main gate they placed the sign of CROSS. As soon as soon as the Muslims saw the cross, Islamic invaders came and bulldozed the under construction church. They used a tractor to pull down the boards that held sacred Bible verses. Human rights activists intervene and lodged an FIR with police under section 295-A and 506 – B against the culprits.

 

Sohail Johnson, chairman Sharing Life Ministries Pakistan talking on the phone said that the invaders backing up the local politician have not been arrested so far. He reported that Mehr Abdul Sittar, ex-candidate for provisional assembly from Pakistan People’s Party – PPP has a strong hold in the area and protecting the accused. He said that Saif Ullah Doger, DCO has assured to arrest culprits and to bring them before the court but nothing is being done so far. Instead officials threaten the local Christians. He urged the local government to take strict action against them; he demands the officials to take concrete steps to ensure protection of minorities in the country.

 

Meanwhile Dr. Nazir S Bhatti, president PCC sent a team of his group to look into the matter. The PCC team reached there and will report to him the progress made and necessary action taken. PCC chief said that Pakistan is going through a crucial time; in this situation such hate crimes weaken the foundations of Unity, faith and deplane; the core values of the founding father.  

 

Be Blessed,

Shamim Masih

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Christians Persecuted in Pakistan – Shamim Masih Reports

John R. Houk

© March 11, 2014

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No More Worship Place for Pagan

 

Edited by John R. Houk

 

© Shamim Masih

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Sentenced to die


blasphemy-law Pakistan

Mehwish Aleem has sent a link about Christians facing death sentences in Pakistan. One of the people written about in the link has been a cellmate with Mehwish’s father Hector Aleem who has been stuck in jail even though the blasphemy charges against him have been dropped.

 

JRH 2/6/12

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Sent to all Members of Free Hector Aleem

Sent: February 3, 2012 at 2:08am

From Mehwish Aleem

 

Hector Aleem‘s cell mate Sufi M. Ishaq received death sentence in blasphemy case.

All cases heard under the blasph­emy laws are based on eviden­ce that is by no means incont­rovert­ible.

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Sentenced to die

 

By Editorial

Published: February 2, 2012

The Express Tribune

Part of International Herald Tribune

 

Even though scores of people have been handed down a verdict of the death penalty for violating the country’s blasphemy laws, not a single person has been executed by the state for the offense yet. This is because almost all cases heard under the blasphemy laws are based on evidence that is by no means incontrovertible, usually target the weak in society and almost always have an ulterior motive. Such seems to be the case with Sufi Mohammad Ishaq, a cleric living in the US who returned to Punjab in 2009. He was made the custodian of a shrine and was apparently very popular among his followers. It was this popularity that led him to be convicted, as some felt that his disciples bowing down before him, constituted an offense under the blasphemy laws. As with many blasphemy cases, this appears to be a dispute over property. Other clerics in the area were angry that this man, who had just come back from the US was given custody of a shrine. Registering a blasphemy case against him was perhaps the easiest way to wrest control of the shrine. The judge may already have signed the man’s death warrant. Just being accused or convicted of blasphemy is enough for vigilante mobs or rogue policemen to take matters into their own hands.

 

Even now, Aasia bibi, the poor Christian woman accused of blasphemy, is languishing in jail and forced to cook her own food in the fear that prison cooks may poison her. This is why simply reforming the laws will not work. As long as a society is prepared to use violence against those accused of blasphemy even when it hasn’t been proven, such laws can create serious problems. They provide mobs with the legal rationale to attack the most vulnerable among us, to steal their property and, ultimately, to kill them. The police are often, at worst, active participants and at best, disinterested bystanders. All the odds are already stacked against those wrongly accused of blasphemy. The blasphemy laws only make it harder for them.

 

Published in The Express Tribune, February 2nd, 2012.

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Keep Public Pressure on to Support Asia Bibi


 

Asia Bibi

 

John R. Houk

© October 27, 2011

 

Asia Bibi has been imprisoned for her faith in Christ in the Islamic nation of Pakistan. Her crime is leaving Islam and converting to Christianity complicated by drinking water from a Muslim well. Her punishment for such a heinous crime in a Muslim nation is capital punishment.

 

The last that I had read about Asia’s plight as a Christian is that she has been tortured in a notorious Pakistani prison in which people charged with blasphemy mysteriously end up dead prior to the completion of trial options.

 

Two Recent Articles on Asia Bibi Torture:

 

http://tinyurl.com/6fwyaym

 

http://tinyurl.com/42zl4lp  

 

Jason Campbell believes that Asia Bibi is a heroic figure on the scale of civil rights icon Rosa Parks. Parks was arrested for refusing to sit at the back of a public bus.

 

I am not sure Asia will have the same effect as Rosa because Rosa lived in a society in which the rule of law out values cultural prejudice. The Civil Rights Movement became codified into law with the backing of the Office of POTUS and SCOTUS. Civil Rights will only work if civil disobedient Christians in Muslim nations have the rule of law override Islamic Sharia Law and end the use of Islamic Supremacism to the detriment of non-Muslims.

 

Nevertheless, Campbell’s article does relate the kind of prejudice that Christians experience not only Pakistan but in the entire Muslim world.

 

JRH 10/27/11

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Asia Bibi: The Rosa Parks of the Islamic World

 

By Jason Campbell

October 25, 2011

Christian Action Network

 

Rosa Parks is an iconic figure in the history of America and the struggles for civil rights around the world. Everyone remembers how she protested segregation by defiantly refusing to sit in the back of the bus and was arrested. She may not have known it, but the world changed the second the handcuffs were put on her wrists. To be called the “next Rosa Parks” is a compliment of the highest order, and a mother in Pakistan named Asia Bibi is well-deserving of it.

 

On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks’ actions led to riots and an “awakening” across America. The civil rights movement took on a new life. On November 13, 1956, less than a year later, the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed racial segregation of buses. The U.S. Congress has since called her “the first lady of civil rights” and a statue was erected in her honor in the Capitol’s National Statuary Hall.

 

Today, a Christian convert from Islam in Pakistan named Asia Bibi has been given the death sentence for daring to talk about her change in faith. She knew the consequences of her actions and now, the world is watching as she prosecuted under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws, a modern equivalent of the discriminatory and oppressive laws that put those handcuffs on Rosa Parks.

 

Asia Bibi is the mother of four daughters, one of which is disabled. She has been physically attacked, arrested, sentenced, and has become a lonely outcast from Pakistani society. Preachers of hate openly call for her death should she be released.

 

From the day she converted, Asia Bibi was discriminated against. She couldn’t drink from the same water as her Muslim co-workers. They repeatedly urged her to revert back to Islam. In a heated discussion, Bibi explained why she chose to believe in the salvation of Jesus Christ instead of following Mohammed, enraging her co-workers who attacked her. She was reported to the police and arrested under the blasphemy laws of Pakistan.

 

She has been in jail, away from her four daughters, for a year and a half, simply for trying to exercise free speech, freedom of religion and freedom of thought. But, as the world changed when the handcuffs were slapped onto Rosa Parks, a similar “awakening” is happening because of Asia Bibi. She has become a hero to millions of persecuted Christians around the world and opened the eyes of Christians living in freedom.

 

Unfortunately, there is no way to know if Bibi’s fate will be the same as Parks’.

 

That is why the Christian Action Network is committing itself to rallying its supporters to try to save her life. We are in contact with other Christian organizations in the U.K., Italy, the Netherlands and even Pakistan.

 

“This could become a momentous time in the history of civil rights. This isn’t a partisan, religious or ethnic issue. This is a cause that everyone should support and if we save her life, it could set off a chain reaction in the Islamic world that will go down in the history books,” said Martin Mawyer, President of CAN.

 

CAN is urging members of Congress to pass legislation supporting Asia Bibi and demanding the repeal of such blasphemy laws. To sign our proposed Congressional Resolution, click here. We have to do everything we can to have Asia Bibi pardoned and escape safely, as there will be hordes of Islamic extremists hoping to take her life the second she is released.

 

Like Rosa Parks, Asia Bibi has never yieled (sic) in spirit, courage or faith, even in the face of serious persecution. Please stand with us in support of Asia Bibi, the Rosa Parks of the Islamic world.

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Keep Public Pressure on to Support Asia Bibi

John R. Houk

© October 27, 2011

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Taseer Assassination Sign of Unrestrained Sharia


Salman Taseer - Punjab Guv

John R. Houk

© January 7, 2011

 

The Aleems are beginning to feel the pressure of being hunted Christians in the Muslim State of Pakistan. You can feel the anguish and despair from Mehwish Aleem who sent out a plea to the members of the Facebook Cause members of Free Hector Aleem.

 

Mehwish writes about the assassination of a Muslim Governor by his own “elite” security guard. The governor’s name is Salman Taseer. According to Mehwish, Taseer was the governor of the largest province in Pakistan. Mehwish notes that Taseer had been the most supportive Muslim leader trying to prevent the execution of the Pakistan Christian gal Asia Bibi. Bibi’s blasphemy charge was insulting Islam by drawing water from a Muslim well. Hector and Asia’s plight as persecuted Christians in Pakistan is one of the best examples that Islamic Sharia Law is absolutely intolerant of simple instances of Free Speech and Religious Freedom. I find it unbelievable that a number of European nations (like the United Kingdom) have allowed the incorporation of Sharia Law in the name of Multicultural Diversity. Thank God Americans are beginning to realize the absurdity of Sharia Law in this great land of Liberty. The voters of Oklahoma overwhelming passed legislation part of which is aimed to prevent any toehold of Sharia Law; unfortunately a moronic Federal Judge has suspended the implication of a law that nearly 2/3 of the voting citizens passed.

 

JRH 1/7/11

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Salman Taseer Shot Dead by his own Guard, please pray for Hector Aleem

 

Sent to: Members in Free Hector Aleem

Sent: Jan 5, 2011 at 7:09 AM

Bulletin from the cause: Free Hector Aleem

Sent by Mehwish Yaqoob Aleem

Post by Mehwish Aleem

 

Dear Group members

 

Today the Governor of Punjab was shot dead by his own security guard. The guard belonged to an Elite Force, The Elite Force is a special force assigned for the safety of people. As he was the Governor of the biggest province of Pakistan and obviously a special person the Elite Force was assigned to guard him, but the security guard shot him with 27 bullets and Salman died.

 

Salman Taseer was the same person who was struggling for Asia Bibi’s release. This is Pakistan. If the Governor isn’t safe here then a normal person cannot be. Elite Force is the same force who is assigned to bring daddy from jail to court and this is the so-called security for daddy.

 

How can I think that my father is safe in the hands of Islamists and extremists? The government cannot save their own Governor then how can a normal Human Rights Activist survive here? Do you think it is justice? The killer of Salman is very proud of killing him and he was smiling at the time of his arrest.

 

Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri - Pak Assassin

[The face of an Islamic assassin]

 

The Islamists and extremists are happy and they are giving sweets to each other because they think that it’s a good thing. What kind of people are they? They are happy on someone’s death? Salman was continuously saying in his statements that he was receiving threats but nobody paid any attention. In the same way I am telling everybody again and again that our and my daddy’s lives are in danger, but I think people will [only] believe [our pleas] when some proud Muslim will be more proud after killing us. TIME TO THINK but I know it’s only another update or mail for you which will be deleted without reading.

 

Mehwish

 

Call to Action

Spread the word. Every invitation counts

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Taseer Assassination Sign of Unrestrained Sharia

John R. Houk

© January 7, 2011

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Salman Taseer Shot Dead by his own Guard, please pray for Hector Aleem

 

Mehwish’s words were edited for clarity. Words or phrases in brackets were added and not a part of the original text.

Persecuted Christians in Muslim Pakistan


Behead Insulters of Islam

John R. Houk

© December 6, 2010

 

The Peace Worldwide (PWW) blog sent an email encouraging people to sign up for the cause of supporting Hector Aleem in his legal fight against an Islamic Supremacist system of justice inherent in Pakistan’s rule of law which condemns as blasphemy anything perceived as an insult (small or great) to Allah, Islam or Mohammed the founder of the theopolitical cult.

 

PWW provides a series of web addresses to peruse that will lead to the support of Hector Aleem. The first link is what caught my attention. That link is to a PWW post about another Christian being persecuted for her faith in Pakistan – Asia Bibi. You see Bibi is accused of blasphemy because she is a Christian gal taking water from a Muslim well. Gasp! Somehow that was perceived as blasphemy by the ever so tolerant religion of peace known as Islam but really is more an intolerant supremacist religion that has the corruptible characteristics of its founder Mohammed.

 

I am going to first post the email info about Hector Aleem’s support because I am very involved in following Hector with prayers for his release. Then I will post the PWW link about Asia Bibi.

 

JRH 12/6/10

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Hector Aleem Support Info

 

* Please donate for Hector’s legal fund (and to purchase clothes, hygienic supplies, etc for him and his family:
http://tinyurl.com/hectoraleem

 

* Please also Join this Cause on Facebook and invite your friends to help Free Hector Aleem:    http://www.causes.com/causes/524518?recruiter_id=95361826

 

* Sign the petition to release Hector Aleem from imprisonment and ensure his safety:

http://www.petitiononline.com/HAleem/

 

* Visit his family’s blog, which was set up to raise awareness on his case:

http://www.hectoraleem.blogspot.com/

 

* Join Free Hector Aleem group on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=298776303670

 

* Follow Hector Aleem’s updates on Twitter: http://twitter.com/HectorAleem

 

* Follow Hector Aleem’s updates on Digg: http://digg.com/users/hectoraleem

 

* Join the official Facebook page of Peace Worldwide: http://www.facebook.com/pages/PeaceWorldwide/114073251961375

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Islamic cleric in Pakistan offers $5,800 reward to anyone who kills Christian woman accused of blasphemy

 

Posted by Posted by Peace Worldwide

December 3, 2010 8:04 AM

Peace Worldwide

 

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – A hardline, pro-Taliban Pakistani Muslim cleric Friday offered a reward for anyone who kills a Christian woman sentenced to death by a court on charges of insulting Islam.

 

The sentence against Asia Bibi has renewed debate about Pakistan’s blasphemy law which critics say is used to persecute religious minorities, fan religious extremism and settle personal scores. Non-Muslim minorities account roughly 4 percent of Pakistan’s about 170 million population.

 

Maulana Yousef Qureshi, the imam of a major mosque in the northwestern city of Peshawar, offered a $5,800 (3,700 pounds) reward and warned the government against any move to abolish or change the blasphemy law.

 

“We will strongly resist any attempt to repeal laws which provide protection to the sanctity of Holy Prophet Mohammad,” Qureshi told a rally of hardline Islamists.

 

“Anyone who kills Asia will be given 500,000 rupees in reward from Masjid Mohabat Khan,” he said referring to his mosque.

 

While Qureshi is not believed to have a wide following, comments by clerics can provoke a violent response and complicate government efforts to combat religious extremism and militancy.

 

Qureshi, cleric who has been leading congregation at the 17th century Mohabat Khan mosque for decades, later told Reuters he was determined to see her killed.

 

“We expect her to be hanged and if she is not hanged then we will ask mujahideen and Taliban to kill her.”…

 

Everyone Please pray for Asia Bibi, also do not forget Hector Aleem Chairman of Peace Worldwide who is in jail due to same charges. Hector Aleem is not convicted, please pray for his release.

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Persecuted Christians in Muslim Pakistan

John R. Houk

© December 6, 2010

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Islamic cleric in Pakistan offers $5,800 reward to anyone who kills Christian woman accused of blasphemy

Kafir Drinking Muslim Water Receives Death Sentence


Asia Bibi

John R. Houk

© November 18, 2010

 

I first wrote about Asia Bibi in a post about persecuted Pakistani Christians that are the victims of Islamic Sharia Law HERE. Asia Bibi was charged in Pakistan for the religion of peace’s maxim of blasphemy. The Quran and Hadith spell out the penalty for blaspheming in Islam is capital punishment, i.e. DEATH. Blasphemy is usually related to insulting Islam, Mohammed or the Islamic deity Allah. What I did not know was the reason for Asia Bibi’s blasphemy charge.

 

Bibi blasphemy is based on her being directed to fetch water by a village elder from a well. How in the world did Bibi become charged for blasphemy for merely getting water out of a well? She drew water from a Muslim well. GASP! How dare a 45 year old Christian Pakistani mother get charged for blasphemy for going to a Muslim well? The MUSLIMS were offended and stated that they could no longer draw water from a well contaminated by Christian hands. The act of drawing water from a Muslim well then offended Islam because Bibi was a Christian.

 

I found out today that Bibi was actually convicted for this capital crime of drawing water from a Muslim well. It would be bad enough to go to a Muslim managed prison for this idiotic verdict, but the penalty goes beyond prison. Bibi was sentenced to death on Monday for drinking water!

 

The information is from Pirate’s Cove that Pope Benedict XVI has appealed for the life of Asia Bibi. Here is the story.

 

JRH 11/18/10

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RoP Plans To Execute Christian For Drawing Water From A Muslim Well

 

Posted by William Teach

November 18, 2010 – 3:35 pm

Pirate’s Cove

 

What was all that we heard about Islam being tolerant and peaceful? The Pope is appealing for the victims life

 

Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday made an appeal for a Pakistani Christian mother of five who has been sentenced to death for blasphemy after she collected water from a well to be drunk by Muslims.

 

“I today express my spiritual closeness to Asia Bibi and her family while asking that, as soon as possible, she may be restored to complete freedom,” said the pontiff at the end of his weekly general audience at the Vatican.

 

(45 year old Asia) Bibi was charged with insulting Prophet Mohammed, after she was sent by the wife of a village chief in her village in eastern Punjab province to fetch water. Muslim clerics reported her to police after villagers claimed it was sacrilegious to drink water collected by a non-Muslim, Bibi’s husband was quoted as saying.

 

Following a year-long trial, Bibi was sentenced to death Monday by a court in Nankana, about 75 km from Lahore. Her family announced it would appeal the sentence.

 

Liberal apologists to attempt to find some sort of similar action by Christians in 3..2..1….

 

Meanwhile, a father of 6 will face a judge on November 21st in Afghanistan for converting to Islam from Christianity, a capital crime…oh, sorry, had that conversion part backwards.

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Kafir Drinking Muslim Water Receives Death Sentence

John R. Houk

© November 18, 2010

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RoP Plans To Execute Christian For Drawing Water From A Muslim Well

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