Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Dangers of Pakistan: Police Join in the unHoly War Against Christian Minorities

 There are reports from all over surfacing regarding peaceful Christian protests being threatened and in some cases attacked by both police and Imam led mobs in Pakistan over the days since the Badami Bhag incident --from Youhanabad to Jhulem and now in Sahiwal, Pakistan as well, things are looking grim. Please continue to Pray for the Christian community in Pakistan.

ChristiansInPakistan reports:

In line with the recent reports, the Christian protestors received threats from the Muslim community. The Christians protestors chanted slogans such as” ”Repeal Blasphemy law”“Blasphemy law is Black Law” during their protests.

Reacting to which, the Muslim clerics made a proclamation on loudspeakers to gather masses and punish them. Some influential Islamists are said to be pressurizing the Police to file an FIR under section 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code; for calling the blasphemy law a “black law.”

BPCA reports: 

We have received a report which we share prima facie. It was provided by Imran Anjum and is reproduced in verbatim:

Recently Police attacked at Christian village in Sahiwal, Pakistan. The DPO has rushed there to resolve the issue police attacked near the Catholic Chruch and more than 20 policemen involved"

Shamim Mahmood has also informed us of Christians in Jhelum who have been threatened by local Imams, who responded to a protest against the Blasphmey law with a call to attack the Christian community living there. Words of hatred have been preached over the local Mosque PA systems and the Christian community is fearing the worst. Many Christians have already began to flee the city and those that choose to stay are in a state of deep fear and anxiety.

Please pray for the Christians of Pakistan ah are entering a very dark period of their existence in a country that is becoming increasingly conservative and extreme.

All photos courtesy of Christians In Pakistan; taken in Joseph Colony/Badami Bhag, Pakistan.

1 comment:

  1. it is sad that world is letting these atrocities continue. evil only flurishes when good people remain quite.