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Faisalabad, Christians and Muslims investigating case of young man charged with blasphemy
An inter-religious committee will examine the case of Imran Masih, arrested and tortured for having burned pages of the Koran and beaten by police. A Catholic priest points out that is a "positive step" to dissolve the tension. Involving Muslim leaders to dismantle the charges against the young man.
Christian families flee Punjab in wake of presumed blasphemy case
Accusations against a social activist for having marked the Koran with ink and chewing gum. Rival politics within the Christian community at root of case. Protests force accused family to flee village.
Paul Bhatti: " joy and satisfaction” for Rimsha Masih’s release (on bail)
The Catholic Pakistani politician praises work of police and government, which led to the release of the mentally disabled child arrested for blasphemy. He thanks APMA lawyers, the ulema and investigators because they have helped to maintain the peace and justice. She will be ruinited soon with her family.
”Blasphemous” Christian freed after a year: he was innocent.
Shahid Masih, 18, was imprisoned in September 2006 accused of having blasphemed Islam. His presumed accomplice, a Muslim released on caution nine months ago, also absolved. The Christian’s mother died from heartbreak following his arrest.
Christians and Muslims against poverty to eliminate injustice and violence
A message from the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue to Muslims for the end of Ramadan proposes a "common code of ethics" to alleviate poverty. May dialogue mobilize the vital forces of those who are on a journey to God. "The poor question us, challenge us, but also invite us to work together for a noble cause: to overcome their poverty."
26/10/2009 INDIA - PAKISTAN
The courage of the Church of Pakistan, against the "Islamization" of society
Vatican figures speaks to AsiaNews about their impressions from a recent trip to Pakistan. Christians are persecuted; the blasphemy law is used to target the faithful and their businesses. But signals of hope are also emerging: the Church is "young, vibrant and courageous."
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