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Conspiracy against Hector Aleem

The article below was posted by Pakistan Observer (A Pakistani Newspaper) when Hector Aleem Chairman Peace Worldwide was in jail. If you read the full article, you can see that its against Hector Aleem. The article says that local Christians of Islamabad/Rawalpindi didn’t support Hector Aleem, the fact is that they came to support him but they were threatened and jailed especially Christian women and children by Pakistani Government which is why Hector Aleem asked them to stop supporting him for their own safety. The other thing you can read in the article is that Pakistanis like those who hide the discrimination against Christians (which is very common and extreme) in front of international community but do not like those who clearly shows the facts to the world. Basharat Masih they are talking about in this article is the one who was involved in trapping Hector Aleem in a false blasphemy case who was later released from prison by the government and then he started working for Shahbaz Bhatti as a security guard and after the death of Shahbaz Bhatti, Basharat continued to work for his brother Paul Bhatti. This shows the conspiracy of Pakistani government against Hector Aleem.

Liza Josephine
Chief Coordinator
Peace Worldwide

This is the article:

MYSTERY BEHIND SHAHBAZ BHATTI MURDER

Afshain Afzal

Sunday, March 06, 2011 – The cold blooded murder of Shahbaz Bhatti is one of the most tragic incidents in the history of Pakistan. Indeed it is an irreparable loss to the whole country. Like majority of Christians he was true Pakistani, a loyal citizen and follower of Hazrat Eassa Alhe Salam (Jesus Christ). The timings of this tragic incident were so selected and coordinated by the enemies of Pakistan to give a maximum fatal below to the unity of Christian community and salvation of Pakistan. Shahbaz Bhatti was born September 9, 1968. His father, Jacob Bhatti belonged to village of Kushpur and was an honest and patriotic person. His father entered in the field of education as a teacher and also remained as Chairman of the board of the Churches of Kushpur. In the Autumn of 2010 he was hospitalized inIslamabad and died on January 10, 201 due to cardiac arrest. Shahbaz Bhatti, after completing his studies, entered in the field of politics by joining Pakistan People’s Party. He was chairman of the APMA (All Pakistan Minorities Alliance), a representative organization of all religious minorities of the country including Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, Parsis and others. Presently, he was appointed as Federal Minister for Minorities.Shahbaz Bhatti was true follower of Jesus Christ and always worked for marginalized communities and religious minorities in Pakistan.

The assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti would remain a mystery for quite some time as anybody can be behind his killing. As usual the credit of killing has been put on the credit of Taliban, who took responsibility via a fictitious website but it can be western and eastern intelligence agencies behind to deteriorate law and order situation in Pakistan, it can be Christian rivals who are deadly against his popularity among Christian as well as Muslim or it can also be some Pakistani on the instigation of foreign enemy power. If we recall, it was September, 2010, when certain Christian leaders issued statements that Shahbaz Bhatti, Federal Minister for Minorities is not representatives of 20 million Pakistani Christians because they never elected him by their votes but a tool of ruling Pakistan Peoples Party PPP which selected him as Member National Assembly and then imposed him on religious communities as Federal Minister for Minorities to speak his masters voice instead to present true situation of oppressed and persecuted Christians in Pakistan and abroad. They claimed that “Federal Minister for Minorities was visitingVatican and Italy on directions of President of Pakistan to mislead international community on discrimination of religious minorities in flood relief”

One of the main reasons of the killing of Shahbaz Bhatti was, thus, his meeting with Holy Father Pope Benedict, Archbishop Mamberti, Cardinal Tauran and Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini which was not liked by many Christian opponents. In fact certain Christian national and international organizations wanted Shahbaz Bhatti to carryout propaganda against the Pakistani Muslim community that they are bent upon eleminitating minorities in Pakistan, esecially the Chiristian but this never happened. The fact cannot be denied that certain Christians organizations were deadly against Shahbaz Bhatti and were posioning the Christian community against him. Such people had prepared a long list of allegations on Shahbaz Bhatti, which he committed during his meetings with Holy Pope and Italian Foreign Minister in Vatican and Italy respectively; 1) He told them that the Muslim, who burnt alive seven Christians in Gojra and destroyed dozens of homes were not masked but committed crime in broad day light in presence of security agencies and police, 2) He told them that the Muslim mob which destroyed 75 homes of Christians in village Korian were locals and gathered on call by Imam from village Mosque, 3) He told them that the Muslim who burnt Christian homes in village Bahimnwali were not masked but gathered on call from local Mosque on loudspeaker, 4) He told them that gunning down of two Christians in District Court of Faisalabad took place in presence of hundreds of people 5) He told them that the Muslims who were nominated in First Information Reports (FIR) in relevant Police Stations were not prosecuted or sentenced because they are members of political party in allience with government in federation.

Another crime alledged by Shahbaz Bhatti’s co-religiosts rivals is that Shahabaz Bhatti negated allegations regardining denial of aid to Christians and Ahamadi community flood victims in Punjab during his meetings in Vatican and Italy. Shahbaz Bhatti is also accused of failing to get culprits of a teenage Christian housemaid Shazia who was killed in Lahore and punished doctor who was alledgly raped Christian student nurse in JPMC,Karachi. Apart from the fact that Shahabaz acted above religious discriminations in the greater intersets of the country, let us find out why Shahbaz Bhatti adopted such course of action.

As an example, there is a famous case registered against Hector Aleem inIslamabad’s Chack Shahzad Police Station, which is still in progress in the court. Beside a number of criminal cases registered against Aleem, he was also involved in the breach of Blasphemy Law. Only God knows what is the whole truth but on ground evidences reflect that a Blasphemous SMS from Bashrat Masih‘s number was sent to trap him. What can be the reason that despite pressure from foreign countries majority of Christians from Rawalpindi/Islamabad disassociated themselves from the issue. Although, Aleem is a very influential person and has contacts abroad as well as with personnel in embassies of US, India, Germany, Canada, France in Pakistan etc but he could not attain local support including that of Shahbaz Bhatti. In the instant case, the foreign powers, who pretend to be friends of minorities, did not support Aleem so it could not attract the headline of media and propaganda theme of various organizations and websites.

One wonders why Christian media, their Websites and organizations did not bother to even mention his name of Hector Aleem in campaign against Blasphemy Law? Many Christians claims that they cannot be a supporter of a cheat and a blasphemer. “Why it is so?” is a million dollars question. Shahbaz Bhatti knew very well about western conspirators who are using certain elements including Christian and so called moderate Muslims as tools to weaken Pakistan. The fact cannot be denied that the characters and loyalties of Christians in Pakistan are beyond any doubt.

There are, of course, some black sheep in the Christian community but they can be counted on fingers and even among them most are the one who are being instigated by foreign agencies. It is on recorded that some of the foreigners in Pakistan had have been engaged in activities in which Christians and other minorities were instigated to work against the state of Pakistan and fight for their separate entity. My personal observation as well as the view of all those to whom I contacted is that Christians in Pakistan are not less loyal and patriotic than any other faith or citizens of Pakistan. It is true that Christian community as a whole require government consideration for the immediate resolution of their grievances but due to foreign interference as their spokesperson they mistrusted by some elements. Shahbaz Bhatti, as a Minister of Minorities Affairs, has sacrificed his life for the cause of minorities and acted as a bridge between minorities and majority. It is high time that our minorities, especially Christians that they should trust their government and state officials. One wonders if instead of looking for foreign interference they should associate themselves with other Pakistan, irrespective of their religious background, their grievances and social discrimination would be removed.

Source: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=79492


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Open Your Eyes

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.


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Hector Aleem vowed to put up a fight against any hurdles

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:

Wasa, minority members head for showdown: Land grab near lake

Published Sep 28, 2008 12:00am

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.

SOURCE: http://www.dawn.com/news/323207/wasa-minority-members-head-for-showdown-land-grab-near-lake


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Hector Aleem, the victorious prisoner

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.


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Tribute to Hector Aleem

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.


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UN chief Ban Ki-moon says human rights ‘under attack’ everywhere

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned Wednesday that human rights were “under attack” throughout the world as he opened the General Assembly debate.

“From barrel bombs to beheadings, from the deliberate starvation of civilians to the assault on hospitals, UN shelters and aid convoys, human rights and the rule of law are under attack,” the UN chief told the 193-nation Assembly.

Ban cited the “new depths of barbarity” carried out by extremists in Syria and Iraq and drew up a long list of world crises: the war in Gaza, fighting in Ukraine, South Sudan and Central African Republic.

“It has been a terrible year for the principles enshrined in the United Nations charter” that puts peace and security at the center of its mission, said Ban.

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Speech of Hector Aleem for minority rights

Hector Aleem’s speech in “National Conference on the protection of Minorities in Pakistan: Issues, Challenges and way forward.” with MNA Mr. Akram Gill and Senator Ms. Roshan Baruja etc.
Those who claim that 5% quota of government jobs for minorities was announced by a Christian Federal Minister during the tenure of PPP (2008-2013), following is the proof that Hector Aleem demanded for the 5% quota of government jobs for minorities during the Musharraf tenure and before that. This is the result of his struggle. Following is the link of the report on the conference in which the entire speech of Hector Aleem can be read (see page 17 and 18 of this report).
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Published by Peace Worldwide