Asia Bibi, Ashaq Masih – husband & Children
John R. Houk
© October 26, 2014
Asia Bibi is a Pakistani Christian. She has been in a Pakistan slammer since 2009. Why? A bunch of religious racist Muslim ladies were upset Asia drew water out of a well designated for Muslims. A common practice among the Muslim populace of Pakistan is to exact personal revenge and steal Christian property by leveling the accusation against a Christian for breaking Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law. The Muslim gals at the well were so enraged a Christian used a Muslim well and touched the utensils used to draw water that a couple of them (appropriately the name of one of the Muslim gals is Mafia) shouted Asia Bibi muttered blasphemous comments against the antichrist prophet known as Mohammed (or Muhammad or whatever). Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law (See Also HERE) says that is a good enough reason for a capital crime.
Asia denies the accusation, BUT if she did – SO WHAT! I bad mouth that antichrist prophet all the time. I am a Christian and quite frankly I find it quite annoying that Mo established a bloody religion in which Jew-hatred and Christian-hatred are actually encoded in Islamic holy writings – especially the Quran considered by Muslims to be the direct words from the demon Allah.
Christian’s in Muslim dominated nations have had to face the Islamic assault on Jesus Christ’s divinity and divine origins for over a thousand years. When the Muslims conquered the Christian majority Middle East and North Africa their lives as oppressed people became so horrendous that after a few hundred years of human demoralization the Christian majority slowly converted to Islam to leave denigration behind.
Pakistani Christians like Asia Bibi face this human denigration which often ends with the Muslim ultimatum: convert or die. Asia Bibi has been sentenced to death. To get out of the death sentence she simply has to deny her Savior Jesus Christ and embrace Islam.
Bravely, Asia Bibi has chosen Christ for life in eternity rather than a future lake of fire for denying her Savior. Asia’s only hope to escape a demonic death sentence in this life is if Western nations – ESPECIALLY THE USA – step in notifying Pakistan there will be consequences if it allows the execution of Asia Bibi.
A huge amount of Pakistan’s military budget is supplied by the United States of America. David French writing an article for the ACLJ about Asia Bibi’s plight indeed shows how the U.S. government under the Obama Administration can indeed exact consequences on Pakistan for allowing death sentences under Free Speech issues.
We Christians know President Barack Hussein Obama has gone out of his way to schmooze with Islamic nations and even Radical Muslim organizations that support this Islamic Supremacist ideology of executing people for using Mo and Islam’s name in vain. I mean dear God in Heaven he has had Jew-hating and Christian-hating Muslim Brotherhood and Salafists come to the White House to listen to their opinion.
We Christians know the Democratic Party that endorses the murder of unborn children as a form of birth control and has forced Americans via the Courts to submit to a homosexual agenda even though both the Old and New Testament make no bones that such a lifestyle is an abomination in the eyes of God. (** Just to note that neither I nor the Christian Scriptures endorse the execution of abortionists and homosexuals as say Sharia-minded Muslims would.)
So what can Christians do to bring pressure on the U.S. government to actually address an injustice being exacted on the Christian minority of Pakistan?
ONE: On November 4th flood to the polls to vote Republican or at least a Conservative candidate representing any other political party. BUT NOT VOTING for one single Democrat or Independent supporting ungodly issues the Democrats support.
TWO: Flood your Senator and Representative in Congress to place political pressure on Pakistan to save Asia Bibi and other Christians under the same idiocy of Islamic Supremacist death sentences for expressing Free Speech and Religious Freedom issues. AND I DO MEAN FLOOD!
A good way to begin that flood is to sign every petition you can find (even if it is a fund raising tool) in which the petition is actually delivered to persons or a person with political influence.
Here’s the ACLJ link for an Asia Bibi petition: Save Christian Mom Asia Bibi from Execution Petition
Below is the David French ACLJ article encouraging the U.S. government to influence Pakistan with the sophisticated military toys we send (or not) to them.
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Top U.S. Aid Recipient Is Set to Hang a Christian Woman for Blasphemy
By David French
October 22, 2014
American Center for Law and Justice
Pakistan is a perennial recipient of billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars. It’s an occasional ally/frequent enemy, sometimes actively conspiring against U.S. interests, sometimes actually firing on U.S. troops (incidents so notorious they now have their own Wikipedia page), and — of course — it’s the home of increasingly virulent jihadist extremism. And, no, this extremism isn’t confined to the fringes of Pakistani society but is sometimes even manifested in its appellate courts.
Last week, a Pakistani court of appeals upheld Asia Bibi’s death sentence for blasphemy. She’s a Christian and a mother of five.
Death. For allegedly saying bad things about Mohammed.
Not that it matters (one should be able to freely insult the prophet of Islam without fear of death), but there’s evidence that even the inherently illegitimate blasphemy charge is trumped-up nonsense. Here’s Asia Bibi describing the incident in her own words. The story begins with Bibi taking a drink of water, then offering the cup to her Muslim neighbors:
Then I start to hear muttering. I pay no attention and fill the cup again, this time holding it out to a woman next to me who looks like she’s in pain. She smiles and reaches out . . . At exactly the moment Musarat pokes her ferrety nose out from the bush, her eyes full of hate: “Don’t drink that water, it’s haram!”
Musarat addresses all the pickers, who have suddenly stopped work at the sound of the word “haram,” the Islamic term for anything forbidden by God.
“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!”
It’s so unfair that for once I decide to defend myself and stand up to the old witch.
“I think Jesus would see if differently from Mohammed.”
Musarat is furious. “How dare you think for the Prophet, you filthy animal!”
The story then moves into the familiar demand for conversion:
“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.”
Musarat comes over as though she’s going to hit me and yells: “You should convert to Islam to redeem yourself for your filthy religion.”
I feel a pain deep inside. We Christians have always stayed silent: We’ve been taught since we were babies never to say anything, to keep quiet because we’re a minority. But I’m stubborn too and now I want to react, I want to defend my faith. I take a deep breath and fill my lungs with courage.
“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?”
Bibi’s act of defiance is rewarded with physical assault, an assault that days later grows more sinister:
Five days later, I went to work fruit picking in another field. I’ve almost filled my bowl when I hear what sounds like a rioting crowd. I step back from my bush, wondering what’s going on, and in the distance I see dozens of men and women striding along towards our field, waving their arms in the air.
I catch the cruel eyes of Musarat. Her expression is self-righteous and full of scorn. I shiver as I suddenly realize that she hasn’t let it go. I can tell she’s out for revenge. The excited crowd are closer now; they are coming into the field and now they’re standing in front of me, threatening and shouting.
“Filthy bitch! We’re taking you back to the village! You insulted our Prophet! You’ll pay for that with your life!”
They all start yelling:
“Death! Death to the Christian!”
The angry crowd is pressing closer and closer around me. I’m half lying on the ground when two men grab me by the arms to drag me away. I call out in a desperate, feeble voice:
“I haven’t done anything! Let me go, please! I haven’t done anything wrong!”
When a young mullah intervenes, he is explicit: Convert or die.
“If you don’t want to die,” says the young mullah, “you must convert to Islam. Are you willing to redeem yourself by becoming a good Muslim?”
Sobbing, I reply:
“No, I don’t want to change my religion. But please believe me, I didn’t do what these women say, I didn’t insult your religion. Please have mercy on me.”
I put my hands together and plead with him. But he is unmoved.
“You’re lying! Everyone says you committed this blasphemy and that’s proof enough. Christians must comply with the law of Pakistan, which forbids any derogatory remarks about the holy Prophet. Since you won’t convert and the Prophet cannot defend himself, we shall avenge him.”
This is a nation with a nuclear arsenal, that flies dozens of F-16s supplied by the United States, and is an alleged partner in our war on terror. But it’s a nation that sentences mothers to death simply because they’re Christians who refuse to deny Christ — even in the face of an angry, violent mob.
Bibi is appealing to Pakistan’s highest court, a process that could take years. In the meantime, how many more billions of American dollars will subsidize this savagery? I fully recognize there are good and noble members of Pakistani society — our European Centre for Law and Justice has an affiliate in Pakistan that is staffed with courageous lawyers who’ve saved many Christian lives — but it’s past time for our government to insist that our alleged allies behave in a manner that not only advances U.S. interests but also protects the most basic of human rights of Pakistan’s persecuted Christian minority.
We simply cannot tolerate jihadist extremism. Yet we do, again and again — even subsidizing and arming it. And how are we rewarded for this appeasement and forbearance?
With more sharia; with more jihad.
And with more Christian mothers facing the hangman’s noose.
This article is crossposted on National Review.
U.S. Govt. Can Save Asia Bibi’s Life in Pakistan
John R. Houk
© October 26, 2014
Top U.S. Aid Recipient Is Set to Hang a Christian Woman for Blasphemy
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