The name of this 25 years old Christian girl is Asma Yaqoob aka Maria, she was being forced to become a Muslim but she did not convert. After that a local Muslim cleric asked everyone to punish her for not accepting Islam. Then some men broke into her house, dragged her out and a Muslim man named Rizwan Gujjar put acid on her face. Now she is admitted in Mayo Hospital Lahore and is in a critical situation. As usual, Government, Judiciary and Media of Pakistan are silent on this. Pakistani Christians have no one in Pakistan and even the Western Countries ignore them. I said this before and I will say it again that this is a planned genocide of Christians and the world does not care. I appeal everyone to please pray for Asma. And I urge Western Countries to wake up and pay attention to Pakistani Christians.
Pakistan has proved itself to be the most terrorist country again. This time the target was a Christian tv channel called “Gawahi TV” in Karachi city. Muslim extremists burnt the office of channel, they also burnt Holy Bible, Cross and other Christian books. The burning and destruction of Holy Books and Worship places of religious minorities is a common practice in Pakistan. This Christian channel has been receiving threats, the channel management asked for police protection but who can protect you when your country is against you?. These days Pakistan is criticizing India for discrimination against religious minorities but whats happening to Christians inside Pakistan is worse than any other country. There has been no news on Pakistani tv channels and newspapers on this incident because Pakistani print and electronic media is biased and extremist. There has been no condemnation by Pakistani politicians and government officials, because they are all terrorists. Pakistan is the epicenter of terrorism. I request you all to condemn this horrific act by Pakistan and please pray for this Christian channel.
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.
This is the article:
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.
We strongly condemn forced conversion of religious minorities in India. This is against religious freedom, no one should be compelled by any means to change their religion. India is the world’s biggest democracy and is trying to be a permanent member of UN Security Council. That is why they should resolve this issue as soon as possible and must punish all those who are involved in this serious crime.
Written by Hector Aleem
Now days everyone is talking about cartoons against Islam and mohammad. Muslim countries especially Pakistan are holding rallies and protest against the cartoons by burning the flags of France and pictures of cartoonists. They are also talking about a law that United Nations should have which can protect muslim rights and no one in this world could ever be able to say anything against Islam or mohammad. On the other hand, muslim countries don’t allow anyone in their countries to wear clothes of their own choice, non-muslims in Saudi Arabia aren’t allowed to go to mecca because it’s their holy place. Non-muslims cannot have nationalities of muslim countries and no one is allowed to debate or discuss Islam. Christians who are the native people of those Islamic countries cannot have freedom of speech and freedom of religion in Islamic countries but muslims who are only immigrants in Europe and USA ask for their freedom of speech and freedom of religion. They don’t care that there are other people and religions in the world e.g. Christians, Buddhists, Hindus and atheists who don’t accept mohammad as their prophet and Koran as a holy book, there are contradictions among different denominations of islam who don’t accept other denomination as a muslim which makes them a minority, how can a minority impose its religion on majority? Christians are being forcefully converted to islam and they have to hear debates and insulting words against Holy Bible, Christianity and Jesus Christ in Islamic countries every day.
When muslims say that there should be a law which can protect muslims and their prophet and the violators should be punished, this means that they want to impose sharia all over the world. United Nations doesn’t recognise any religion but still when they go there, they start with the name of Allah. By doing so, they are violating the charter of United Nations. They want to impose blasphemy law only for islam through United Nations all over the world. They want to ignore all nations of the world and ask for a law that respects them, their religion and prophet. They want a license to kill in the name of religion which they are already doing; we all know that from which religion do Boko Haram, ISIS, Al Qaida, Taliban and other terrorist organisations belong. I have seen muslims disrespecting cross, churches, holy signs of Christians, tearing and burning the pages of Holy Bible and spitting on holy signs and books of Christians. Instead, there should be a law against muslims that controls them not to disrespect anyone else’s religion. The United Nations charter says that everyone should keep their religion to themselves and do not hurt others by imposing any religion and insult other’s religion and this is the best thing anyone can do.
In the end I would like to mention mohammad ghouri, ahmed shah abdali, mehmood ghaznavi and mohammad bin qasim who were robbers came from Afghanistan and Arab to rob Hindu temples and eradicate peaceful nations like Buddhist, Christians and Hindus living there and they did it. I don’t know about other muslim countries but there roads, places and missiles in the name of these terrorists and they are mentioned in their syllabus as Islamic heroes in Pakistan. By looking at their history and so called heroes, who can say that they are peaceful or they can respect other religions.
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
Over the centuries people from different cultures & regions have always given more importance to the prevalent religion in that particular region at that particular time.
Christianity which has its roots in the Middle-East and South Asia was peacefully preached & practiced in Europe while Islam which too has its origins in the Middle-East found a permanent foothold in Asia & Africa. To openly claim that ones religion is superior to the other is in itself an act of blasphemy.
Muslims live in North America, Europe, Australia and other non-Muslim countries, but never have the education system in these countries ever tried to impose an alien religious subject on their children, nor have the Muslim children ever been brainwashed into believing that their religion is inferior to those of other religions. As a matter of fact all children in non-muslim countries are taught the importance of national unity, patriotism, love for humanity & economic development of their respective countries.
In Pakistan, since the last 67 years special emphasis is given to Islamayat (Islamic studies) in all educational institutions from primary to under-graduate level. Diverse subject such as Mathematics, Science, Geography, History and even language subjects such as Urdu, Punjabi and Sindhi have Islamic concoction in them. Alternative subjects such as Civics & Ethics are given little or no importance and even in these subjects, 75% teaching of Islam is present. This is well and okay if all the students in Pakistan come from Islamic backgrounds – What happens to children from Christian backgrounds? What alternative subjects are taught to them that do not include Islam? I am afraid the answer to the above two questions is not positively reassuring.
Islamic Studies is taught to Christian children from Kindergarten level and when these children reach the upper primary level, they are reasonably brainwashed by then into believing that Islam is the only superior religion and that their belief in Christ or Christianity is wrong-the Holy Bible unlike the Holy Quran has been amended and due to this fact it is no longer accurate and an inferior religion. Teachers also coax these Christian children (05 years old and above) to renounce Christianity & embrace Islam to redeem themselves from sin and promises of a place in paradise. Our Christian children when at home pose serious & misinterpreted questions to their parents about the activities that took place in their respective school and begin to question their faith creating an atmosphere or uncertainty, alienation & inferiority complex which later in life causes entrenched doubts about their religious convictions and even a switch to Islam, based on the earlier misinterpreted version imparted by their Islamic Studies teachers. It is no secret that these Islamic Studies teachers are in fact aggressively promoting Islam with the tacit approval of their respective educational hierarchy, which is turn are taking their instructions from the Government. Is this approach correct?
Let’s take another example. There was a hue & cry in France about the issue of Muslim female students not allowed to wear the scarf while in School. The Government of France made it amply clear that all students in France must follow rules & regulations and that the dress code did not include religious insignia or restrictions. The point is that Muslim prefers to adhere to their religious values in non-muslim countries but force Islamic value to non-Muslims in their own countries. Why the double standard? Can Pakistani Government justifiably prove that Islam is in fact more superior to other religion? Pakistani print and electronic media always claim that the Holy Quran explicitly forbids Muslims from discriminating against other religions. Why then the unnecessary discrimination? Pakistani Government boast about the rising number of converts to Islam but in reality, other religions are not allowed to flourish, instead other religions are demonized here. Pakistani government never provides a level playing field and usually resorts to unethical & provocative methods to inflict physiological torture on Christians.
Religion can never be forced onto others, Christians in Pakistan are guaranteed religious freedom both by the Constitution of Pakistan as well as the United Nations (Pakistan is a veteran member of the United Nations) but this guarantee only exists on paper – the reverse is actually applicable.
To compound problems Islamic studies is taught in the Arabic language – once again an alien and irrelevant language both for Muslim & Christian students alike, whom face extreme difficulty in comprehending this language. Then there are a few schools that teach Civics or Ethics instead of Islamic Studies but it becomes difficult for children whom are studying these particular subjects to successfully pass their examinations. This is another hand twisting methods adopted by the educators into compelling students from opting out of Civics/Ethics in favor of Islamic Studies.
Interestingly enough Christian students, who complete Islamic Studies examinations, are given good grades, even though they may not have made a serious attempt to pass.
I strongly urge the Government of Pakistan both at Federal & Provincial level to cease teaching Islamic Studies to Christians; instead appoint teachers from Christian background to teach Holy Bible to Christian students. This will improve the unemployment situation for the Christians, create an atmosphere of tolerance & brotherhood and will give Christians a sense of security- sorely missing in Pakistan.
Pakistani Christians applaud the Government into allowing Aga Khan Board to be established; similarly I recommend that a Christian Board too be created to facilitate children from Christian background.
Forcibly eradicating other religious values & beliefs will only create an atmosphere of distrust, contempt, intolerance, discrimination & loss of self-esteem, a situation currently in existence in Pakistan. Wake up Government of Pakistan before it is too late.