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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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Bizzare arrest of 55 Christians and three Muslims creates tension in Saddar Faisalabad!

Image of an imaginary graveyard. The Station House Officer (SHO) of Police Station (Saddar) of Samandari in Faisalabad district has registered a blasphemy case against 55 Christians and three Muslims on the charges of desecration of a Muslim graveyard, despite there being no physical evidence or other support for the allegations. In fact there is no proof of the Muslim graveyard ever having existed! After a complaint was received from a local cleric in Chak No 306 of Samandari, who alleged that the Christian community had occupied a piece of land that had once been a graveyard the unnamed SHO, registered a criminal case under Pakistan's ‘Blasphemy Laws’....

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Judge gives ultimatum to both legal teams involved in Asia Bibi's Appeal trial

Please sign our petion for Asia Bibi (here) LAHORE: Today the appeal case of Asia Bibi was adjourned a fifth time  The new date fixed for the appeal to be heard is October 16th 2014. The Court via Judge Anwar Ul Haq has given a strict ultimatum to lawyers of both sides to submit their final arguments on this date.   Advocate Sardar Mushtaq Gill, Human Rights Defender and Chief of LEAD, who has recently pledged to do all he can to help free Asia Bibi, was present at the court along with his team and leading counsel of the appeal case S.K.Choudary. Mushtaq Gill said; "It is a great travesty that Asia Bibi's case has been adjourned ...

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The targeting of minority 'Others' in Pakistan "1971 massacre of Bangla-speaking Muslims"

An excerpt from the targeting of minority 'Others' in Pakistan In April 2012, Nitin Pai, founder of the New Delhi-based think tank Takshashila Institution, expressed concern over the ‘systematic’ killing of Pakistan’s minorities, saying: ‘[The attacks] are called sectarian violence, gang warfare, ethnic cleansing, kill-and-dump or counter-insurgency. It is perhaps because there are individual names for these crimes that we are missing the possibility that they might amount to a bigger one – genocide’. Similar concerns have been raised by others in Pakistan and abroad, particularly by the Shi’ite Hazara community. It should b...

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The targeting of minority 'Others' in Pakistan "Governement"

According to Genocide Watch in 2012, “the Pakistani government has carried out a cultural onslaught in the region targeting educated professionals such as Baloch historians, healthcare professionals and journalists ... The inability of the Pakistan government to reign in its military and protect its people is a big human rights concern ... In light of these violations, Genocide Watch concludes Pakistan remains at a risk [stage] level of 7 because of these indicators”.cvi Gregory Stanton defines stage 7 ‘Extermination/Current Massacres’ as follows: “Extermination begins, and quickly becomes the mass killing legally called ‘[physical...

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The Targeting of "Minority" Others In Pakistan Mufti Khalid Shah

An Excerpt from the Targeting of minority "Others' in Pakistan Minority political rights were also under threat in the province. In July 2007, APMA said that 18% of eligible voters belonging to minorities [inclusive of Christian minorities] were left out of the new voters’ list in North West Frontier Province”.cxxxvii In late 2006, a self-proclaimed religious leader, Mufti Khalid Shah, “issued a fatwa (religious edict or opinion) printed and circulated in the NWFP province. Declaring a ‘war on the UN and its bodies, NGO’s pursuing Jewish ideology and criminality and other different Christian organisations’, he announced that &ls...

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Indian Muslim's Condemn ISIS

Indian Muslims condemn the brutal atrocities by ISIS against Minorities in Iraq and Syria; denounce religious intolerance, persecution and violence in the name of Islam    Indian Muslims are shocked and pained by the brutality and atrocities being perpetrated by the ISIS (Islamic State of Syria and Iraq) against Christians, Shias, Kurds, Yazidis and other minorities in the regions now under their control. We strongly condemn such barbarism which is against the teachings of Islam. We express our heart-felt sympathies and solidarity with the survivors of those whose near and dear ones have been mercilessly butchered, and the tens of thousands of Iraq's min...

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Praying for the persecuted!

Over 600 Christians met and prayed for the persecuted church of Iraq.  Wilson carried the cross a recognised symbol of our faith. A one hour prayer vigil was held at Parliament Square yesterday.  At least 600 Christians came together to share a time of corporate prayer over the terrible situation faced by minorities in Iraq. Wearing red to symbolise the blood of martyrs they came without banners. The event which grew through a facebook campaign led by a group called "Prayer 7:14", brought Christians of all diversities to a designated meeting point known for it's political influence.  The Houses of Parliament a hub for British politics was the focus o...

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