Another Church has been burnt and destroyed by Pakistani Muslim Extremists. This time in Paracha Colony (Shahdara Town) in the city of Lahore. Extremists entered the Church, destroyed the property, tore pages from Holy Bible, broke the Cross and set the whole Church on fire. You can see in this photo that Muslim extremists are celebrating after destroying the Church, the look of joy in their face is like they have won a war against Christians. Where are Prime Minister, Chief Justice and Army Chief of Pakistan? Where are so called Pakistan Human Rights Activists? those who claim to fight for religious freedom, where are they? Why don’t they give justice to Christians? Wake up world and recognize the persecution and genocide of Pakistani Christians.
Written by Hector Aleem
Today the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan condemned India due to some incidents of forced conversions of Christians and Muslims. Pakistan says that forcing someone to change their religion is a violation of Human Rights but same kind of incidents are also happening in Pakistan in fact they are even worse. Forced conversions and ethnic cleansing of Christians is happening in every Muslim country in which Pakistan is at the top. Pakistan’s level of hypocrisy should be noted, they are doing it and are condemning their neighbor for the same thing. I on behalf of Peace Worldwide condemn India as well as Pakistan and all countries which are forcing their citizens to change their religion. This needs to be stopped.
Muslims are supported by their Muslim religious leaders who are also very active in politics. Same is with Hindus, Buddhists etc. Religious leaders of all religions are very active in politics of their countries but why only Christians are away from it? Why only the Churches are away from politics? Its time for Churches and all Christian religious leaders to participate in politics. They must ensure that Christians inside and outside their countries are protected. Because now, Christians look up to Human Rights Organizations, Intergovernmental Organizations, Churches and Christian leaders. Everyone wants to pray for them but no one wants to help them. Christians all over the world are one body in Christ, when a Christian in Middle East is hurt, Christian from the West should feel the pain. Its time for Christians to Open their eyes as well as hands.
The article posted below is from “Dawn News” a famous newspaper in Pakistan. In Pakistan, it is claimed that Christians are protected and respected which is a lie. They only want to be respected, they don’t want to respect. They cannot even tolerate Churches and Holy Bible in Pakistan. Now the whole world should know what their real face is. You can read the news from “Dawn News” below:
RAWALPINDI, Sept 27: The stage is set for a showdown between the Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa) and some members of a religious minority on Sunday over the illegal occupation of a piece of land near Rawal Lake.
Wasa has long been criticising the head of an international NGO – Peace WorldWide – for allegedly encroaching 150 kanals close to a filtration plant on the pretext of building a church without the approval of the CDA, the agency or any other government department.
Some 500 Wasa employees have been asked to prevent the Christian community members from gathering on the site for prayers on Sunday, officials said on condition of anonymity.
The civic agency has also sent a letter to the United Nations, asking it to take notice of the head of its member NGO, claiming he was illegally occupying public land and inciting the minority members against government servants in the name of religion.
The officials told Dawn that Wasa had decided to confront the Christian community members when they would assemble near Rawal Lake. On the other hand, Peace WorldWide chief Hector Aleem vowed to put up a fight against any hurdles created by the government departments.
“Why the government did not punish people who desecrated the Holy Bible and Cross during a crackdown by the CDA staff on our members at Rawal Lake?
“We want the issue to be settled peacefully, otherwise we would apprise the international community of the issue,” he warned.
He said the occupation of land by the minority members was a reaction to the cold response shown by the police and the government towards the desecration that took place on August 11.
“The CDA’s anti-enforcement squad injured a number of our members and I talked to top police officials in Islamabad but to no avail. The government should punish and sentence those responsible for tearing up the copies of the Holy Bible,” Mr Aleem said.
He said on Sunday when the Christians would gather at Rawal Lake, the employees of Wasa should not disturb them, otherwise they would retaliate with the same force.
Wasa Managing Director Lt-Col (retired) Islamul Haq said the agency had the right to protect its land. However, he added that his department did not want to use force. He said the Punjab government would soon take notice of the illegal occupation.
It is to be mentioned here that some members of the Christian community claim that there was a church near Rawal Lake some 30 years ago but it was demolished by the CDA. Now they have vowed to reconstruct it on the same site.
But, Wasa says that how can a church be constructed at a place where the extension to the Rawal Lake Filtration Plant would be carried out on the orders of the Punjab government.
There is a genocide of Christians in Pakistan and Middle East. No Human Rights Organization, Government or Church is raising voice for these Christians. Isn’t their silence a violation of Human Rights? Even the governments of these Islamic Countries cannot control the extremists.
These days in Pakistan, there is a new law against terrorism everyday but they are not abolishing the blasphemy law. That means the government of Pakistan, Army and all politicians hate Christians from the core of their hearts. Pakistani Army took strong action against terrorism when their children died in a school attack by taliban. But no one cares for Pakistani Christians who are being killed, raped, forcibly converted to Islam since 14 August, 1947. This Country is a curse for Christians.
Written by Liza S.Josephine
“I am sharing the testimony of Hector Aleem, Chairman Peace Worldwide with the world.”
My name is Hector Aleem. I am a missionary and a human rights activist. I did lots of work for Pakistani Christians. There was a church destroyed in Islamabad for which I raised my voice and took the case to the Prime Minister of Pakistan and asked to register case against the culprits who destroyed the church. Instead of lodging the case against the culprits, the government of Pakistan with the help of muslim extremists registered a false blasphemy case against me under section 295-C. and arrested me. They looted my house and destroyed my office and kicked my family out the house.
During my imprisonment, I was not allowed to see my family and after my arrest, I didn’t know that where is my family neither my family knew if I was alive or not. I spent those days in complete solitude and during that period police officers, high officials of prison and the government of Pakistan with Islamic scholars kept on insisting me to embrace islam. They offered me money, high status, luxury cars, peaceful life and women to marry but I always refused. When I refused, I got punished by them and they hung me upside down with hand cuffs and beat me with wooden stick on my feet, hands and other joints. They used to beat me unless I get faint, when I used to regain my consciousnesses they asked me if I still love Jesus Christ? My answer was always the same, “Jesus is my Lord and I will not prefer anyone above my Lord Jesus Christ” then they start beating me again and this continued for four years. I was threatened by them continuously that they would kill my both sons and convert my daughters and wife to islam. In the meanwhile, my family continuously received threat letters and death notes. I was tortured in worst possible way both mentally and physically but I accepted the torture and solitude instead of leaving my faith and Jesus Christ. I got arrested due to my faith and spent four years in prison for the same reason. Jesus Christ, whom I chose not to leave had never left me. He kept me and family safe, I was not able to bear a little pain due to my heart condition but I tolerated much during my time in prison.
I was released and acquitted from the case that has death penalty; no one has ever been acquitted from this case in the history of Pakistan. My life, especially the time of my imprisonment is full of miracles and I have many testimonies. I will keep sharing my testimonies with all of you and I am thankful to God Almighty that He has saved me and gave me new life. Today I am out of that country and living a peaceful life with my family which is a great blessing to me. Be strong in Jesus name. Amen.
This video was made when Hector Aleem Chairman Peace Worldwide was jailed for 4 years just because he raised voice against the destruction of Church. During these 4 years he was tortured in the worst way possible. Pakistani Government does not like anyone who raises voice for Pakistani Christians. Pakistan is No.1 Country in the world in terms of Human Right Violations. Please pray for Christians of Pakistan.
My main charge was blasphemy under section 295 C that has only one punishment which is the death penalty. While I was in prison, many other charges were lodged against me so that I could not come out and start my work that I left (my missionary work and construction of the church).
This incident was on December 21, 2010. It was my hearing date that day. I was brought from prison in front of the judge. My wife and both of my daughters were also there for the hearing; they were covering their faces. I thought that it was a normal hearing. The judge called, and told me that after one hour your case judgment will be announced (not the blasphemy case, the other case) but this was a false case of land grabbing. It was actually a church land where a church was to be built which was already there many years ago but was destroyed by Government of Pakistan. My only fault was to struggle to rebuild that church.
When judge called me after one hour, he awarded me seven years punishment without any proof and evidence. I wasn’t allowed to have a lawyer. And almost $2500 in fines and in case I cannot pay the big amount, I would have to spend 2 more years in prison as a penalty. In short, it was of total nine years imprisonment. I was shocked and very upset, and I thought that it’s totally illegal and baseless. My wife and both daughters started to cry and I was so helpless and didn’t know what to do. After the hearing, I was taken back to the prison. And there I was put into a dirty and isolated cell. That night, I cried a lot and I screamed with pain and the feeling of being deserted. I could not sleep that night, and I prayed all night. I asked God why He has forsaken me and why I am suffering like this. I asked Him that when you know the truth that it was not a land grabbing case but I peacefully struggled for the rebuilding of the destroyed church than why you still let it happen to me? Then I decided that I would go on 10 day fast, I will eat and drink a little after every 24 hour.
When I completed my 10 days fast, that same evening, a prison officer came to my cell and told me that I will be shifted to another cell. He said that you are being shifted to another cell because your sentence has been finished because the High Court Chief Justice took an action against the judge that awarded me a long sentence without any evidence. That judge was removed from the Government Service and he ordered an inquiry against that same judge. “Now your sentence has been removed and your record is clean and you are as innocent as a little child” the officer said. And those false charges (against me in that particular case) have been dropped. I thanked God and it was my great testimony in prison that it never happened that a judge be granted a punishment for awarding illegal punishment. After that I became stronger in God and my faith got stronger than ever. Our God is great and He is good. Satan keeps doing his work and God allows him to do things against us but God does His work in time and his timings are perfect. Amen
The main issue was the destruction and burning of Church and of desecrating Holy Bible and Holy Cross by the CDA (Capital Development Authority) and WASA (Water and Sanitation Agency) officials. False stories were made about Hector Aleem Chairman Peace Worldwide and they also lodged fake cases against him. Like Malala Yousafzai was accused of making false stories after she was attacked by Taliban, same thing happened to Mr. Hector Aleem. An article is being attached here and everyone can read that 500 government employees were prepared to attack the Church and worshipers. These 500 people were in fact terrorists of Sunni-Tehreek (A terrorist organization operating in Pakistan). The real story is only about the Church, Holy Cross and Holy Bible which were burnt and destroyed. And the worshipers who were brutally tortured.
Accusing a person of crimes he never committed and registering false cases is a trick of Pakistani government so that focus from real issues can be diverted. This is a common practice in Pakistan. You can read the whole article here
Mr. Hector Aleem Chairman Peace Worldwide was in jail due to a false blasphemy case and while he was suffering in prison some people and Pakistani organizations tried to defame him without any kind of evidence. When Hector Aleem was arrested, at the very beginning of the trial in January 2009, they started a propaganda that the charges of blasphemy are dropped but the truth is nothing like that ever happened. Blasphemy charges were only dropped in the final decision of the case. To support Muslim Fundamentalists and extremists, the Government of Punjab filed an appeal against the decision of Hector Aleem’s acquittal on government expenses, because they were against his work of human rights, religious freedom and rebuilding of Church. We remind you that no organization hired any lawyer for Mr. Hector Aleem. The only lawyer who was defending his case was Mr. Mir Muhammad Ghufran Khurshid Imtiazi Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan. This lawyer was hired by his own family. This appeal is under process in Lahore High Court Rawalpindi Bench which means the blasphemy charges are still not dropped.
The decision given by the session judge of the trial court and the appeal against this decision are attached for your information.
This is the Decision:
This is the Appeal: