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Wednesday 28th’s twin deadly car bombs in the Christian and Druze suburb of Jaramana in the Syrian capital Damascus appeared to target two communities which so far have not joined the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad's government. State ....
UAE Formally Deports Filipino Pastor    Published in 2003
(Compass) — Following lengthy judicial delays, the United Arab Emirates deported Rev. Fernando P. Alconga to Manila on July 23, more than nine months after he was arrested in Dubai. “We have a smile on our lips and tears on our cheeks, just to be ....
 
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    Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every BEAST criminals (LIKE monsters, go to hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life, of his fellow man. Christian Legislator in Pakistan Stuck with Muslim ID Published in 2012 LAHORE, Pakistan, June 26 (World Watch Monitor) — Pakistan's rigid system of prohibiting Muslims from changing their religion status on their national ID cards nearly cost a Punjab politician his post -- even though he has always been a Christian. Rana Asif Mahmood's political opponents in .... Police in Pakistan Decline to Prosecute Rape/Beating Suspects Published in 2012 LAHORE, Pakistan, June 12 (World Watch Monitor) — Police have refused to arrest Muslims accused of causing the miscarriage of twin girls by beating their mother, even though a judge cancelled the suspects' interim bails, according to the woman's husband. Officers in Punjab Province's Narowal
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    Other Middle East -- Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle, and, over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life)! Syrian Christians targeted for their politics or their faith? Published in 2012. Damascus, November 30 (World Watch Monitor) — Wednesday 28th's twin deadly car bombs in the Christian and Druze suburb of Jaramana in the Syrian capital Damascus appeared to target two communities which so far have not joined the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad's government. State .... UAE Formally Deports Filipino Pastor, in 2003. August 15 (World Watch Monitor) (Compass) Following lengthy judicial delays, the United Arab Emirates deported Rev. Fernando P. Alconga to Manila on July 23, more than nine months after he was arrested in Dubai. "We have a smile on our lips and tears on our cheeks
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    because I have to correct you on the same topic? being a Christian does not mean to be masochistic!
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    AAbuAAbu Antar -- or, do you believe that God can bless the killers of innocent people?
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    -_-
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    Other Latin America --- Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every BEAST criminals (LIKE monsters, go to hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life, of his fellow man. Death Threats, Damages Hit Churches. Published in 2008. August 13 (World Watch Monitor) — QUITO, Ecuador, August 12 (Compass Direct News) Catholic authorities report death threats and several acts of vandalism of church property in response to church opposition to several articles in Ecuador's proposed new constitution. In the port .... Judge Ends Year-long Ordeal for Church. Published in 2008. March 28 (World Watch Monitor) BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, March 28 (Compass Direct News) -- A year-long ordeal for an evangelical Protestant church in Quilmes ended this month when a judge annulled a municipal closure order against the congregation's new -- and until now, unused
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    Abu Antar has posted a comment 1 hour ago "peace on earth and goodwill to all men" <- that Christmas message is in stark contrast to lorenzo damning every nation in christ's name-_- --ANSWER -- VERY NICE?  I do not step on peoples and nations, but only the criminals at the individual level, because my movement is in the Holy Spirit! rather, it may have seemed to some that you have moved against: me, of the accusations unfounded io non calpesto popoli e nazioni, ma, soltanto i criminali a livello individuale, perché, il mio movimento: è nello Spirito Santo! piuttosto, può essere sembrato a qualcuno che tu hai mosso contro: di me delle accuse: infondate
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    Other Asia --- Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every BEAST criminals (LIKE monsters, go to hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life, of his fellow man. Religion an Issue in July Elections Published in 2003 July 14 (World Watch Monitor) — (Compass) — Christians in Cambodia fear the issue of religion may be a key factor in national elections set for July 27. Ken Huff from the evangelistic "Book of Hope" project has claimed the major opposition group, the Sam Rainsy Party (SRP), was .... Christians Face Government Intimidation Published in 2001 July 20 (World Watch Monitor) — (Compass) - Officers from Brunei's Internal Security Department have questioned indigenous church leaders during the last few months about an organized prayer program authorities are concerned is a threat to the stability of the Southeast Asian
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    Lorenzo I've been very nice to you, and you call me an idiot.
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    Other Africa --- Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every BEAST criminals (LIKE monsters, go to hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life, of his fellow man. From Africa to Asia, offended Muslims vent anger on Christian churches Published in 2012 September 26 (World Watch Monitor) — Across much of the Muslim world, more than two weeks of backlash to the internet video "Innocence of the Muslims" has occasionally been directed at Christians, from computer hacks to church burnings.It can be difficult to sort deliberate .... Kidnapped Swiss Christian Freed Amid Mali's Unrest Published in 2012 ISTANBUL, April 27 (World Watch Monitor) — Separatist Islamist rebels released a Swiss Christian woman kidnapped by a private militia on April 15 amid political turmoil in Timbuktu, Mali, according to a Swiss foreign ministry statement. Armed members of the militant Islamic group Ansar
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    Africa -- Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle, and, over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life)! rises on World Watch List of worst persecutors, in 2013. Washington, D.C., January 8 (World Watch Monitor, Africa, where Christianity spread fastest during the past century, now is the region where oppression of Christians is spreading fastest, a new report says. The two-year-old Arab Spring has toppled autocrats across Northern Africa, but it .. Book review: To find true persecution, look overseas, 2012 Colorado Springs, December 21 (World Watch Monitor) By Steve Rabey Jesus warned his followers that they would experience persecution, a prediction that was already coming true before the books of the New Testament were completed. Today, Shortt argues, "the greatest curbs on religious freedoms take
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    North Korea --Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every BEAST criminals (LIKE monsters, go to hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life, of his fellow man. Report Details Targeting of Christians Published in 2008 April 25 (World Watch Monitor) — BANGKOK, April 25 (Compass Direct News) -- Refugee testimonies in a report released this month by a U.S. government body confirm severe persecution of Christians throughout North Korea. In the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom's .... Refugees Facing Crackdown Published in 2007 July 31 (World Watch Monitor) — LOS ANGELES, July 31 (Compass Direct News) -- Douglas Shin is a Korean-American pastor living in Los Angeles who has built "underground railroads" for North Korean refugees since 2000 as leader of the "Exodus 21" movement. Compass Direct News caught ....
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    Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every BEAST criminals (LIKE monsters, go to hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life, of his fellow man. Nigerian church tries to move on after massacre Published in 2012 Okene, September 9 (World Watch Monitor) — The church is still empty. Clothes and bibles remain scattered throughout the sanctuary. Dried blood stains the floor. One month after gunmen opened fire inside Deeper Life Bible Church in Eika-Adagu, a suburb 12 kilometers from the town of .... Gunmen attack Nigerian worship service, kill 19 Published in 2012 Okene, August 7 (World Watch Monitor) — Anti-Christian violence erupted yet again in Nigeria on the night of Monday, July 6. A gang of gunmen, carrying sophisticated arms, surrounded and invaded Deeper Life Church in the town of Okene, in Kogi state, in the southern region of the ....
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    Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle, and, over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life)! Nigerian Christians on frontline vow to stay despite 40 'barbaric' student deaths Published in 2012 Mubi, October 17 (World Watch Monitor) — President Goodluck Jonathan's commiseration visit to relatives on Oct 15th, two weeks after the murder of about 40 students from three higher education institutions in Mubi, in Adamawa state, Northern Nigeria, has failed to elucidate further the .... 'I will never forget that day' Published in 2012 Jos, October 5 (World Watch Monitor) — It has been nearly three months since Hannatu Dantong's husband died. She has been surrounded by his colleagues and family during this time, but still is in a deep state of mourning. "I find the greatest comfort in Psalm 23," Dantong said.
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    Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every BEAST criminals (LIKE monsters, go to hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life, of his fellow man. 10 killed, four churches burned in Nigeria. in 2012. Lagos, December 6 (World Watch Monitor) Ten people were killed and four churches burned in two separate Dec. 1 attacks in northeast Nigeria by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram Islamist group. The victims included nine Christians and one Muslim, who were killed in Kwaple . Nigeria -- twin suicide attacks on Kaduna church, after future Archbishop of Canterbury visits, in 2012. Lagos, November 27 (World Watch Monitor) Amidst continuing attacks on Churches and Christian communities in Northern Nigeria, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair has launched a faith-based programme to promote religious tolerance in the country. Eleven people were
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    Nigeria --- Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle, and, over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life)! Nigeria - 30 Christians killed in eve of New Year massacres Published in 2013 London, January 7 (World Watch Monitor) — Thirty people were killed in two separate attacks carried out by armed men ahead of the New Year, in North-eastern Nigeria. 15 people were killed in a single attack which occurred on Sunday 30th, when armed men stormed a church service in Kyachi .... Gunmen kill 12 Nigerian Christmas-Eve worshipers Published in 2012 Potiskum, December 25 (World Watch Monitor) — UPDATE: In two separate attacks, gunmen shot and killed 12 worshippers who had gathered for Christmas-Eve services. One attack occurred in the northeaster Nigerian state of Yobe. Among the dead was the church's pastor, according to news
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    Synnek1 -- tu sei con me da 5 anni! allora, se puoi esporre una accusa, contro di me? tu puoi farlo: ora!  - you are with me for 5 years! So, if you expose an accusation against me? you can do it, now!
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    Morocco --- Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle, and, over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life)! Convert Serving 15 Years for His Faith Published in 2010 ISTANBUL, September 17 (World Watch Monitor) — Nearly five years into the prison sentence of the only Christian in Morocco serving time for his faith, Moroccan Christians and advocates question the harsh measures of the Muslim state toward a man who dared speak openly about Jesus. By the end .... Morocco Continues to Purge Nation of Foreign Christians Published in 2010 ISTANBUL, July 1 (World Watch Monitor) — Moroccan authorities expelled eight more foreign Christians from the country last weekend, bringing the total of deported Christians since March to 128. Two foreign women married to Moroccan Christians were included
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    Mexico ----- Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every BEAST criminals (LIKE monsters, go to hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life, of his fellow man. Missionary Couple Slain; Peace Pact in Puebla Published in 2012 MEXICO CITY, February 3 (World Watch Monitor) — A married couple who had served for 28 years as Baptist missionaries in Mexico were murdered on Tuesday (Jan. 31) at their home near Monterrey in El Cercado, Santiago, Nuevo Leon. John Casias, 76, and Wanda Casias, 67, were strangled with .... Christians Forced from Village Published in 2011 MEXICO CITY, September 16 (World Watch Monitor) — About 70 Protestant Christians lived in the village of San Rafael Tlanalapan, Puebla state, until Monday (Sept. 12), when they faced a frightening ultimatum -- leave immediately or be "crucified or lynched."
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    666 IMF CIA Synnek1 -- sommo sacerdote voodoo, dai poteri del cazzo! è commovente, il tuo tentativo, di salvare tutte le tue lucertole: e tutti i tuoi alieni nel mondo.. ma, anche la tua ora ,, è stata scritta
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    Mauritania --- Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle, and, over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life)! Christians in Mauritania Tense after Murder of Aid Worker Published in 2009 LOS ANGELES, July 1 (World Watch Monitor) — As funeral services were held in Tennessee for Christian aid worker Christopher Leggett yesterday, tensions remained high for Christians in the capital of Mauritania, where he was slain last week. A Christian worker who works in the capital .... Christians Tense after Murder of Aid Worker Published in 2009 July 1 (World Watch Monitor) — LOS ANGELES, July 1 (Compass Direct News) -- As funeral services were held in Tennessee for Christian aid worker Christopher Leggett yesterday, tensions remained high for Christians in the capital of Mauritania, where he was slain last week.
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    Maldives -- Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every BEAST criminals (LIKE monsters, go to hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life, of his fellow man. Maldives Arrests, Deports Indian Teacher for Owning Bible Published in 2011 NEW DELHI, October 21 (World Watch Monitor) — Police in the island nation of Maldives held a teacher from India for about 15 days before deporting him on Oct. 14 for having a Bible in his house, a source said. Shijo Kokkattu, a 30-year-old Catholic and teacher at the Raafainu School in Raa .... Muslims Force Expat Christian Teacher to Flee Maldives Published in 2010 NEW DELHI, October 5 (World Watch Monitor) — Authorities in the Maldives last week had to transport a Christian teacher from India off one of the Islamic nation's islands after Muslim parents of her students threatened to expel her for "preaching Christianity." On Wednesday night (Sept. 29)
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    il tuo CIA 666 IMF FED ECB 322 NWO .-- è falso! non me!
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    Malaysia -- Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle, and, over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life)! Christians in Malaysia Accept Ruling on Church Raid, 2011.. KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, November 9 (World Watch Monitor) Following controversy over a raid on a church event in which Muslims were present, Christian leaders in Malaysia welcomed a sultan's pronouncement that neither the Christians nor the state officers who disrupted the meeting would be prosecuted. .. Malaysian Christians Seek to End Restrictions on Malay Bibles. 2011. KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 6 (World Watch Monitor) Christian importers of Bibles that Malaysian officials detained are balking at conditions the government has imposed for their release, such as defacement of the sacred books with official stamps. The Home Ministry stamped the words,
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    [Falsus in unum, falsus in omnibus]
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    Laos --- Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every BEAST criminals (LIKE monsters, go to hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life, of his fellow man. Three Lao, Two Thai Christians Arrested in Laos Published in 2012 DUBLIN, June 25 (World Watch Monitor) — Lao officials arrested two Lao and two Thai Christians in Luang Namtha Province earlier this month, seizing them from a private residence in Long district, according to Human Rights Watch for Lao Religious Freedom (HRWLRF). Officials also .... Lao Police Arrest Pastor for Spreading Faith Published in 2012 DUBLIN, June 11 (World Watch Monitor) — A 53-year-old Lao pastor remains behind bars today after Lao police arrested him on Wednesday (June 6) for encouraging others to convert to Christianity, a spokesman from the group Human Rights Watch for Lao Religious Freedom (HRWLRF) confirmed
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    Kenya-- Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle, and, over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life)! Nairobi church stands strong after grenade kills boy, injures others.. in 2012.. Nairobi, October 11 (World Watch Monitor) — "Every week we wondered 'What if it's this week?' Yet every week we turned up for church." Speaking to Open Doors News just after her Oct. 9 return from the funeral of 9-year-old John Ian Maina, Nairobi Sunday School teacher Sally Gatei was . Grenade Attack on Church in Kenya Kills One Published in 2012 NAIROBI, Kenya, April 30 (World Watch Monitor) — A grenade explosion yesterday killed a 27-year-old university student at a church in Nairobi and injured 16 people, sources said. Kelvin Walumba was killed after a man pretending to be a worshipper at God's House of Miracles International Church
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    Israel--- Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every BEAST criminals (LIKE monsters, go to hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life, of his fellow man. Victims of Explosion in Israel Lament Plea Agreement Published in 2012 JERUSALEM, May 31 (World Watch Monitor) — A Messianic Jewish congregation leader whose son was almost killed by a bomb planted by an ultra-right wing Jew said he feels like the Israeli criminal justice system has abandoned him. On Monday (May 28), the Jerusalem District Court approved a .... Messianic Jews Singled Out in Israeli Town Published in 2011 ISTANBUL, September 15 (World Watch Monitor) — Messianic Jews in a suburb west of Jerusalem continue to be harassed for following their faith, this time by someone anonymously placing flyers in public areas singling out members of Messianic congregations. The flyers began appearing two weeks
 
Filipino Pastor’s Departure Stalled    Published in 2003
(Compass) — A Filipino pastor and his family are still awaiting legal permission to leave the United Arab Emirates. Rev. Fernando P. Alconga, 54, told Compass that he hopes the Supreme Court will end eight months of judicial tangles surrounding his ....
(Compass) — A criminal court in the United Arab Emirates has declared Filipino pastor Fernando Alconga guilty of “abusing Islam” and conducting Christian missionary activity. Arrested five months ago for giving a Bible and Christian literature to an ....
Indian Christian Deported    Published in 2003
(Compass) -- A Christian hospital technician from India employed in Qatar for the past 22 years was deported along with his wife and son from Qatar in late January by order of the Interior Ministry. “They are not saying what is the reason,” ....
October Bible Sales Set Record    Published in 2001
(Compass) - Shadowed by threats of a widening war against terrorism, Arab Christian booksellers report record sales of Bibles and Christian books at international book fairs held in Baghdad and Damascus during October. According to representatives ....
(Compass) - \"The way is now clear for establishing the first Christian church in Qatar\" was the bombshell news announced in an exclusive Gulf Times report released December 30 in the capital city of Doha. Qatar’s Minister of Foreign Affairs had 

Pakistan
The case against Rimsha Masih, the teenage Pakistani Christian girl, has today been dropped by the court in the Pakistani capital Islamabad.   Rimsha, who was arrested in August on suspicion of desecrating Islamic texts, was originally charged ....
Rimsha Masih and her family will remain in Pakistan after her legal ordeal is over, one of her lawyers says.   The teen-aged Pakistani girl, whose arrest in August on suspicion of desecrating Islamic texts, is due to appear in an Islamabad ....
Under heavy security, Rimsha Masih, the teen-aged Christian Pakistani girl accused of blasphemy, was whisked out of jail Saturdy to a waiting helicopter that government officials said took her to rejoin her family.The Pakistani news agency Dawn ....
An unexpected twist in the Rimsha Masih blasphemy case appears to have paved the way for her freedom from apparently false charges of desecrating the Quran. The imam who supported her accuser was himself arrested and appeared in court on the same ....
Confident on Wednesday of Rimsha Masih’s release, her lawyer was apprehensive Thursday after a prosecutor hinted strongly at the likelihood of violence if she is freed.   "This girl is guilty,” said Rao Abdur Raheem, a lawyer for the man who ....
Rimsha Masih is likely to be cleared of the blasphemy charge against her, but never will be able to return home, her lawyer says.   Tahir Naveed Chaudhry, who has taken up the defense of the young Christian girl whose case has renewed ....
Can a girl reported to be as young as 11 commit blasphemy? And in Pakistan, where blasphemy is punishable by death, should the law even apply? Last week's arrest of Rimsha Masih, a girl reported to have Down syndrome, is re-igniting Pakistan's ....
Pakistan’s rigid system of prohibiting Muslims from changing their religion status on their national ID cards nearly cost a Punjab politician his post – even though he has always been a Christian.   Rana Asif Mahmood’s political opponents in ....
Police have refused to arrest Muslims accused of causing the miscarriage of twin girls by beating their mother, even though a judge cancelled the suspects’ interim bails, according to the woman’s husband. Officers in Punjab Province’s Narowal ....
Christians in a village in Punjab Province are fighting to save their decades-old graveyard from being converted into farmland by a retired army colonel, sources said.   Because of the military man’s influence, police have refused to address ....
The investigation into the murder of Pakistan’s only cabinet-level Christian, Shahbaz Bhatti, has become mired amid suspicions of a possible cover-up, sources said. Lax investigations, a series of freed suspects and lack of coordination across law ....
Police in Pakistan have charged a young Christian man with “blasphemy” after he had an argument with Muslims over a billiards game in Punjab Province’s Sheikhupura district, his cousin said. Farooqabad Police arrested Sajid Inayat, 20, on Friday ....
A band of Muslims this month severely beat a pregnant Christian woman in Punjab’s Narowal district – causing her to lose female twins to miscarriage – in an effort to pressure her family into dropping charges of raping her 13-year-old niece, the ....
A court acquitted a Christian couple of “blasphemy” charges yesterday, overturning their life sentences, their lawyer said. Chaudhry Naeem Shakir told Compass that Justice Mazhar Ali Akbar Naqvi of the Lahore High Court accepted the couple’s appeal ....
Muhammad Kamran isn’t sure who sent the men to beat him after his Muslim wife told both her family and his that he had become a Christian.  The 34-year-old native of Karachi said his wife’s brothers had begun coming to his office to threaten ....
A Pakistani Christian falsely charged with “blasphemy” after rescuing his 8-year-old nephew from a beating at the hands of Muslim boys has been cleared of the charge. Dildar Masih, a 27-year-old father of two young children, was acquitted on March ....
The mother of a 6-month-old girl has been wrongly jailed for more than a month, as Pakistani authorities have failed to file a charge sheet within the mandatory 14-day period against the young Christian woman falsely accused of “blaspheming” the ....
A young mother has been falsely accused of “blaspheming” Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, because she rebuffed attempts by relatives who had converted to Islam to force her to renounce her Christian faith, family members said. Police in Khichiwala, ....
Authorities do not know who abducted two Christian hospital employees in Karachi last week, but police sources said they suspected the kidnappers had links with banned terrorist organizations. There is a strong possibility that Islamic extremists ....
In a rare triumph of rule of law over mob mentality in Pakistan, police last week resisted intense pressure from violent Muslim protestors and released without charges a Christian woman falsely accused of desecrating the Quran.   Muslim ....
Tensions are still high in a village near here following Muslims’ attempt to seize land from a Christian family by threatening to accuse them of “blasphemy.” What began on Feb. 19 as a quarrel over a pigeon between Christian and Muslim youths at ....
A judge has denied bail to a young Christian man charged with desecrating the Quran under Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy laws despite the lack of evidence against him, sources said.   Police in Shahdara, near Lahore, had arrested ....
A judge this month granted bail to a Christian woman falsely charged with theft in Abbottabad after police failed to produce evidence incriminating her, she said. Salma Emmanuel, 30, was freed on bail on Dec. 8. She and her husband were severely ....
A young man has been charged with desecrating the Quran under Pakistan’s controversial “blasphemy” laws after the Christian had an argument over rent with his Muslim landlord, his attorneys said. Police in Shahdara Town, near Lahore, arrested ....
When Malik Pauloos of Bhakkar district, Punjab Province finally decided to trust a close relative with the secret that he had left Islam for Christianity, there was no question in his relative’s mind that Pauloos’ relationship with the family was ....
In an attempted land-grab in southern Punjab Province, police and cohorts of a retired military official beat two Christian women and shot at Christians who came to help them on Friday (Nov. 25), area Christians told Compass. About eight police ....
A Christian couple is facing false charges of theft after police in Abbottabad severely beat the pregnant woman and her husband for three days when they refused to confess, they told Compass.   Salma Emmanuel was taken to a hospital in ....
Evangelist Shot Dead in Pakistan    Published in 2011
An evangelist was shot dead here on Wednesday (Nov. 16) by an unidentified gunman in what his family believes was a radical Muslim group’s targeting of a Christian. Zahid Jameel, 25, told Compass that his father, Jameel Saawan, and a helper were ....
A female prison officer assigned to provide security for a Christian mother of five who was sentenced to death on “blasphemy” charges beat her earlier this month, sources said.   Sources in Pakistan’s Sheikhupura District Jail said Asia ....
Muslims in Pakistan’s Mian Channu area in southern Punjab Province shot dead an unarmed Christian man and injured 21 others, six of them critically, in an attempted land-grab on Wednesday (Oct. 5). Residents of the area told Compass by phone that ....
A Christian mother of five who was allegedly raped by two Muslims rejoiced after police in Pakistan’s Kasur district arrested a suspect and suspended an officer who had dismissed her complaints, but her solace was short-lived when her father ....
An eighth-grade student in Pakistan has been expelled from school and her family forced to relocate after the Christian girl misspelled an Urdu word, leading to accusations of “blasphemy,” sources said. In the garrison city of Abbottabad, ....
A Christian mother of five was allegedly raped by two Muslim men last week, and area Islamists are threatening to harm her family if charges against the suspects are not dropped, the woman and her husband told Compass.   On Thursday (Sept. ....
A Christian nurse here filed a police report on Saturday (Sept. 3) alleging she was raped by a Muslim colleague who filmed the act in an attempt to blackmail her into renouncing her faith and marrying him, she and hospital sources told Compass. ....
Two Christian men were seriously injured by young Muslim men this month in Karachi when they refused to convert to Islam, a family member told Compass. Liaqat Munawar, a resident of Essa Nagri in Karachi, told Compass by telephone that his brother, ....
Many Christians living in the southern belt of Pakistan’s Punjab Province who lost their houses in last year’s floods remain homeless despite a plan by the Punjab government to allocate land to residents in the area, area Christians said.   ....
In a rare move in Pakistan, a lower court in Punjab Province on Tuesday (Aug. 2) released on bail a young Christian man accused of blaspheming Islam.   The Magisterial Court of Chichawatni, Sahiwal district, granted bail to Babar Masih, who ....
Three Muslims convicted of killing a Christian in Pakistan’s Punjab Province for refusing to convert to Islam last year have been given life sentences, according to attorneys for the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ) in Pakistan.   ....
The often unseen or unrecognized abuses suffered by Christians at Pakistan’s lowest level of society – street sweepers – have come into sharp focus this year. While one Christian sanitation worker in Lahore has been suspended and criminal charges ....
At least 10 Christian families in a village in Pakistan’s Punjab Province have fled their homes after a throng of area Muslims accused a Christian of blaspheming Islam on Friday (June 10).   Yousaf Masih of village No. 68 AR Farmwala, in ....
Sheikhupura police this month tortured a young Christian woman into revealing the whereabouts of the legal team helping her family after an influential Muslim family kidnapped her and her sister, sources said.   Police also helped the Muslim ....
Armed Muslims disrupted the worship service of a church outside Lahore on Sunday (May 29), cursing the congregation, smashing a glass altar and desecrating Bibles and a cross, Christian leaders said.  Police initially tried to protect the ....
An influential Muslim family in a village near Sheikhupura is holding a 17-year-old Christian girl hostage because one of her brothers allegedly eloped with a woman from the Muslim family. The Muslim parents have threatened further retaliation ....
Pakistan’s notorious “blasphemy” laws can put even children at risk, and Christians say the days when they could teach their offspring pat answers to protect them from accusations of disparaging Islam or its prophet seem to have passed. A ....
Police in Chichawatni, Sahiwal district have charged a mentally ill Christian with “injuring religious feelings” under Pakistan’s widely condemned blasphemy laws. Three families related to 25-year-old Babar Masih – the only other Christian families ....
Hundreds of Muslims in Gujranwala on Saturday (April 30) attacked Christians’ homes, a school and a Presbyterian church building after learning that police had released two Christians accused of “blasphemy” – amid reports of another alleged ....
A Christian illegally detained in Faisalabad on false blasphemy charges was freed last night, while two other Christians in Gujranwala arrested on similar charges on Friday (April 15) were also released – until pressure from irate mullahs led police ....
Police in Punjab Province, Pakistan have illegally detained a Christian on a “blasphemy” accusation, even though one officer said he was certain an area Muslim falsely accused 40-year-old Arif Masih because of a property dispute. On April 5 Shahid ....
Two Christians were gunned down and two others are in a serious condition with bullet wounds after Muslim youths attacked them outside a church building in Hyderabad last night, witnesses said.   Residents of Hurr Camp, a colony of ....
A Christian serving a life sentence in Karachi Central Jail on accusations that he had sent text messages blaspheming the prophet of Islam died today amid suspicions that he was murdered.   Qamar David’s life had been threatened since he and ....
A Christian mother of seven here who last August was kidnapped, raped, sold into marriage and threatened with death if she did not convert to Islam was freed this week.   After she refused to convert and accept the marriage, human ....
Christians in south Punjab Province are accusing senior district officials of supporting local Muslims who allegedly demolished 150 Christian graves and desecrated holy relics – and are now threatening Christians seeking legal redress.   In ....
Unidentified gunmen in Islamabad today shot dead Federal Minister for Minority Affairs Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan’s only cabinet-level Christian and an outspoken critic of the country’s widely condemned “blasphemy” laws. Suspected Islamic extremists ....
The Christian family of 24-year-old Imran Masih in Pakistan’s Punjab Province was in anguish. The previous week, on Feb. 7, Masih was found dead at his Muslim employer’s farmhouse. The employer, influential landowner Chaudhry Maqsood Cheema, ....
A mother of five sentenced to death on “blasphemy” charges has lived in constant fear since the killing of Punjab Gov. Salman Taseer, her husband told Compass as he came out of Sheikhupura District Jail after meeting with her last week.   ....
Pakistani police are threatening the father of an 18-year-old Christian man whom officers raped, killed and threw into a sewer last week, according to area Christians.   Christian residents of Akhter Colony, Karachi who pulled the body of ....
A Muslim who allegedly confessed to sexually assaulting five Christian girls raped a 10-year-old Catholic girl in Punjab Province last month, according to her family. Tarkhani police have charged 25-year-old Muhammad Aftab, also known as Chandu, ....
Christian leaders in Punjab Province’s Nankana Sahib district said they were apprehensive after a police inspector’s warning on Friday (Jan. 7) that “they would be responsible for anything that went wrong in the villages” if they continued preaching ....
Pakistan’s blasphemy laws led to the murder of two Christians and a death penalty sentence for a Christian mother of five in 2010, topping Compass’ top 10 news stories. Following this blend of state and societal violence to Christians was a spike in ....
The case of Asia Noreen, the first Christian woman sentenced to death in Pakistan on blasphemy charges, suffered a major setback when her most vocal supporter, the governor of Punjab Province, was gunned down by one of his police bodyguards ....
Ashiq Masih, with his stooped posture, frail body and dull yellow eyes, stands in a small compartment in the Sheikhupura District Jail with his three daughters – Sidra, Eesha and Eeshum. The girls are weeping silently.   On the other side of ....
Attorneys for a Christian mother of five sentenced to death by hanging for allegedly speaking ill of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, have filed an appeal of the verdict, they said.   Bowing to pressure from Muslim extremists in Pakistan, ....
Muslim extremists in Islamabad on Monday (Nov. 1) beat with bricks and hockey sticks a Christian clergyman who is the subject of a fatwa demanding his death.   The Rev. Dr. Suleman Nasri Khan, a former fighter in Afghanistan before his ....
A Muslim land owner in Pakistan this month subjected a 25-year-old Christian to burns and a series of humiliations, including falsely charging him with having sex with his own niece, because the Christian refused to work for him without pay. Fayaz ....
An 80-year-old Christian in southern Punjab Province said Muslims beat him and his 75-year-old wife, breaking his arms and legs and her skull, because he refused a prostitute they had offered him. From his hospital bed in Vehari, Emmanuel Masih ....
A young Christian has been jailed for nearly eight months and his family was attacked after a Muslim friend framed him for murder, he said. Yassir Masih, 18, has been locked up at Sheikhupura District Jail since his arrest in late February. In an ....
Islamic extremists killed a Christian lawyer, his wife and their five children in northwestern Pakistan this week for mounting a legal challenge against a Muslim who was charging a Christian exorbitant interest, local sources said.   Police ....
A mob of Muslim extremists on Thursday (Sept. 23) shot at and beat dozens of Christians, including one cleared of “blasphemy” charges, in Punjab Province’s Gujrat district, Christian leaders said. The attack on Tariq Gill, exonerated of charges of ....
Muslims led by a hard-line cleric on Friday (Aug. 27) resumed building on a Christian cemetery in Mandi Bhawaldin, desecrating more graves in spite of a local government order to halt construction, according to the All Pakistan Minorities Alliance ....