Another Christian to Face Blasphemy Charges


Shamim writes of a former Christian gal (Naseem Bibi) who converted to Islam who accused some Christians of blasphemy by belittling or insulting Islam. I am uncertain of the meaning of the word “attack” used by Shamim. Is Shamim writing about a physical assault, a verbal assault or both?

If it was only a verbal assault, then I can’t blame the Christians. The Christians of Pakistan have suffered so horrendously under Islamic Supremacist persecution that has ended rapes, forced marriage, maiming and death. I might tread a little softer since the rule of law does little to protect Christians and yet hunts them down with only a mere accusation blaspheming Islam. Muslims are clueless that their religion’s tenets are a huge insult to Christians since it denies the centrality of Christ’s death, burial and Resurrection AND that Jesus is the Son of God. The Quran stipulates these concepts which be blasphemous or heretical in Christianity.

Another thing to think about as you read Shamim’s report is that he sent it to me on what we Americans most often call 9-11 (meaning September 11, 2001), the day Muslim terrorists representing Usama bin Laden’s al Qaeda organization murdered around 3,000 Americans for not be Muslim and for being American. That is the kind of culture Shamim Masih lives in dwelling in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

JRH 9/12/15

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Another Christian to Face Blasphemy Charges

By Shamim Masih

September 11, 2015 11:33 AM

ISLAMABAD: Another Christian was booked in a blasphemy case in the capital. According to the details, on December 07, 2014, a FIR was registered against 11 people accusing [them of] blasphemy including three females and a pastor. Naseem Bibi, reportedly married to a Muslim guy and converted to Islam in 1995, and had three children. She complained that Pastor Karamat Masih 45, Shafique Masih nick named Noora 32, Yousaf Masih 60, Parveen Bibi (widow), Bavi Bibi, Nasreen Bibi wife of Yousaf Masih, Shahid Masih 35, Parveez Masih, Tariq Matto, Nabeela Bibi, and Judge Masih went to her home and attacked her. A report said that more than 50 people attacked her house and gave insulting remarks about Islam. She reported that they also insulted the Quran. Thus a First Investigation Report (FIR) 888/14 was registered against the 11 nominated and a few unknown people under PP 295-B, 354, 452, 148, 149 in PS Margalla, Islamabad. Four of them, Yousaf, Shafique, Shahid and Tariq were sent to prison and later released on bail.

A Few days back she reportedly submitted another application at the police station that one of the unknown people is identified as Imran Manwar should be included in FIR and be investigated under the blasphemy act. She also claimed that said guy repeatedly used bad language against Islam and provoked other people insulting Islam.

The said FIR was registered in response of the FIR No. 887/14 under PP 506, 341, 148 and 149 against the same lady, when she reportedly attacked a few of the these people. Earlier the same lady had accused 7 Christians of the slums to murdering her husband. But the court had ordered to release the accused after a few years and discharged the case declaring them innocent. The outskirts of the capital is under threat to be demolished.

During the recent months, Christian slum settlers are warned to clear the area under the umbrella of taking strict security measures.

For Americans especially, I have discovered the best way to donate to Shamim Masih is via Western Union sending money with this LINK to a Western Union agent in Islamabad. Include Shamim’s phone – +92-300-642-4560

Be Blessed,

Shamim Masih

Correspondent,

Pakistan Today, (About Pakistan Today)

Blogger and Human Rights Activist

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18 Christians booked in blasphemy Case before Christmas


Blasphemy Law Persecutes Christians

 
Muslims continue to use Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law as a legal weapon against the Christian minority.
 
Please support Shamim Masih’s bravery as a Christians Rights Activist and journalist this Christmas season. Even just being a Christian in Pakistan is a dangerous proposition:
 
For Americans especially, I have discovered the best way to donate to Shamim Masih is via Western Union sending this LINK to a Western Union agent in Islamabad. Include Shamim’s phone – +92-300-642-4560
 
 
JRH 12/19/14

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18 Christians booked in blasphemy Case before Christmas
 
By Shamim Masih
Sent: 12/18/2014 4:23 AM
 
ISLAMABAD: Christmas is unique festival for all the Christians around the world. People started its celebration with the start of the month of December. This year in the capital city of Pakistan, 18 Christians including two pastors and three women booked in a blasphemy case.
 
According to the details, before Christmas 2014 celebration, Christians of the capital city are under persecution. On December 07, FIR was registered accusing 11 people of committing blasphemy including three females of the same area. Naseem Bibi, who was Christian and converted to Islam in 1995, she married a Muslim man and had three children. She complained that Pastor Karamat Masih 45, Shafique Masih nick name Noora 32, Yousaf Masih 60, Parveen Bibi (widow), Bavi Bibi, Nasreen Bibi wife of Yousaf Masih, Shahid Masih 35, Parveez Masih, Tariq Matto, Nabeela Bibi, and Judge Masih reportedly went to her home and attacked her. She said in her application that there were 50 more people, they all came to her house and gave insulted remarks about Islam. She said that they also insulted the Quran. Thus a First Investigation Report (FIR) 888/14 was registered against these people under PP 295-B, 354, 452, 148, 149 in PS Margalla, Islamabad. Four of them, Yousaf, Shafique, Shahid and Tariq were sent to prison.
 
This is also to mention that Yousaf and Nasreen Bibi planned their daughter’s wedding before Christmas. The nominated Nasreen Bibi is reportedly suffering with severe disease and was admitted in the hospital. They said the FIR was registered in response of the FIR No. 887/14 under PP 506, 341, 148 and 149 against the same lady, when she reportedly attacked a few of the these people. This is also to mention that the same lady had accused 7 Christians of the slums murdering her husband. Finally the court discharged the case.
 
Earlier on November 20, a FIR was registered against a few Christians of slum area including one Pastor. Another blasphemy case against 8 Christians of the capital was registered on November 20. Christians of the slum area are alleged to disgrace the holy verses of the Quran. The outskirts of the capital is under threat again.
 
According to the police, Naheed Ahamd complained in the Police Station that he found half burnt pages of the Quran near PTV-2 building in Sector H-9, Islamabad. He also mentioned that [the] names of Ps. Arif, Peera, Ch. David, Victor, Shamshad etc. were also found attached with these verses. Police registered First Investigation Report (FIR) no. 596/14 under section 295-B, 6/7ATA against the offender and started the investigations.
 
It is also to mention that residents of the said sector were displaced from Rawal Dam and sector G-12 Islamabad. Many displaced families of the famous Rimsha case (a minor Christian girl accused of burning the holy verses [See HERE and HERE) were settled there since then. Federal Government and Capital Development Authority (CDA) have promised to grant them a piece of land. But since then they are not been provided a place to live in. During the past months, Christian slum settlers are warned to clear the area under the umbrella of taking strict security measures.
 
Sharing Life Ministries Pakistan (SLMP) team visited both victims of the blasphemy accused to provide them some counseling, advice and prayer.  Blasphemy law is frequently used for vested interest against Christians and other minorities in the country. There is strong vice around the world to bring reforms in this law to avoid the bloodletting of Christians and other people of the country. Earlier a Christian couple was burnt in Kot Radh Kishan.
 
Be Blessed,
 
Shamim Masih
 
Diplomatic Correspondent, Foreign Policy, Diplomacy, UN, F & S, MOST, CADD & Human Rights Activist
 
Daily Khabrian – in Urdu (PakBiz.com description – in English) & Channel – 5 (A project of Khabrian Group of papers)
 
For Americans especially, I have discovered the best way to donate to Shamim Masih is via Western Union sending this LINK to a Western Union agent in Islamabad. Include Shamim’s phone – +92-300-642-4560
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