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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 recent bomb attack on Ferozepur Road in Lahore.  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 for a rickshaw. Saul was go...

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Lahore: Ferozepur Road bomb attack leaves at least 26 dead!

A motorcycle bomb attack at Kot Lakhpat, Lahore at 4.30pm (12.30 pm GMT) today has killed at least 26 people. The blast has left a further 54 people injured after the bomb exploded near a police station within a major market. Senior police officer Haider Ashraf gave a press statement today in which he said that 'a suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted officers guarding a demolition site at Kot Lakhpat's vegetable market'. Many policemen are counted among the wounded after the powerful blast tore through people along Ferozepur Road, a main thoroughfare that traverses through Lahore.  Local hospitals have been put ...

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Stand up for Maherwar Ishaq campaign initiated by Canadian citizen gains momentum!

A rally movement calling for justice for a young woman and her mother who fled a blasphemy allegation in Pakistan is gaining momentum. Peace activists of all faiths are uniting in solidarity behind her appeal for asylum in Canada and will be holding a rally supporting protection for the vulnerable young woman who narrowly evaded detainment in Thailand's brutal Immigration Detention Centre, only to be re-persecuted when an official from the Pakistani Embassy in Thailand trapped her in a disused apartment in what we believe was an attempt to commit a sexual assault. An audio recording of the incident can be heard (here)  This mirrors an inci...

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MP calls for government debate on apostasy hatred

A statement or a government debate about what is being done to tackle crimes motivated by anti-apostasy was called for by MP Martyn Day in UK Parliament on 20th May 2017. in his question, Mr Day asked: "Many individuals who convert their religion or renounce faith altogether can be ostracized by sections of their community and even from family members, making them more vulnerable to hate crime. Can we therefore have a statement or a debate in government time, regarding what is being done to tackle anti-apostasy." In what was an extremely positive response Andrea Leadsom, Leader of the House. said: "Well of course...

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More migrant clashes with police on Lesbos Island leaves Christian asylum seekers terrified

British Pakistani Christian has learned from Pak-Christian asylum seekers at Lesbos Island's infamous Moira Camp.  We have been advised that clashes have broken out for the second time in eight days.   Greek Authorities arrested 35 migrants on Tuesday for public disturbance offences during the riots police were forced to use tear gas against protesters who were throwing large stones at them. Rioters who were entirely made up of Muslim also set fire to tents inside and outside the perimeter of the camp.  There are very few Christians seeking asylum residing at Moria Camp.  Most of the early Christians fled the Island as s...

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Another 16 year old has been accused of blasphemy in Pakistan!

A 16 year old boy named Shahzad has been arrested under the blasphemy laws of Pakistan for disrespecting the Islamic prophet Muhammed which automatically generates a death sentence Yesterday Shahzad's family had to flee a potential a mob lynching after hate speech was preached from a local mosque calling for the death of Shahzad and his family. His family are now unable to trace Shahzad and his brother Shafqat has advised that the police station were Shahzad is being held is refusing to confirm he is there and will not permit the family access to the vulnerable youth. Please sign our petition (click here) Shahza...

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Pastor shot dead outside church in India - hundreds protest on National Highway

The pastor of a church in Ludhiana was shot dead by two motorcycle-borne assailants outside 'The Temple of God Church' at Salem Tabri locality at around 8.45pm (Indian time) on Saturday night.     Witnesses have said that two armed youth with their faces covered shot at Pastor Sultan from close range. Pastor Sultan received a bullet wound to his head and two more penetrated his chest.   The attack was captured on CCTV cameras installed at the church however the footage was to dark to identify the attackers. Two local boys who witnessed the crime informed family members of the Pastor and other parishioners of t...

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Pakistani Christian winner of a Yoni Jesner Award acknowledged at a Central London ceremony

Image courtesy of Blake EzraOn Tuesday 11th July 2017 spectators at the Yoni Jesner Awards experienced the growing inclusivity of the awards, as one of the first non-Jewish speakers in the history of the event spoke at their 7th Award ceremony. Hannah Chowdhry, a Pakistani Christian student at Kantor King Solomon High School was chosen with fellow student Samuel Feldman to represent the school at the awards, by describing their volunteering experience. This Award honours the efforts of students who complete regular voluntary work. It introduces Jewish young people to community involvement thus making a difference to people's lives. It teaches resp...

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The Victim Mentality - Why our attitude should be different

Moved by the inappropriate behaviour of some Christians in Pakistan, Brother Leighton Medley, Lead Outreach Officer for the British Pakistani Christian Association, has chosen to counter the demand of a truly misguided set of people in calling for the arrest and sentencing under the evil blasphemy laws of Pakistan, of Barrister Zafar Ullah.  Brother Leighton was concerned how victim mentality has consumed many Pakistani Christians and has made them susceptible to the cultural norms in Pakistan including giving credence to the demonic blasphemy laws.   Barrister Zafar Ullah's comment A letter by Joint Christian Action Co...

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Brother Leighton's response to JCAC blasphemy charges against Barrister Zafar Ullah

The Victim Mentality Why our attitude should be different Yesterday, I was reading an article from Al Khaber news, that a barrister by the name of Zafar Ullah during a press conference in Islamabad, was trying to compare the persecution faced by Jesus, to that of his ally and friend, the current Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif. Understandably so, Christians may be upset by this kind of statement, due to the fact that they are a persecuted minority in their own country, paying particular notice to the controversial blasphemy law in Pakistan, of which many Christians have fallen victim to and no doubt will do so in the future. But upon hearing the reaction ...

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