» 04/15/2011, 00.00
Multan: threats against Christian nurse for condemning Qur‘an burning and church attacks
Waris Masih and his family have been forced to flee their home. He strongly condemned attacks against both Islam and Christianity. By contrast, for his Muslim colleagues, burning churches and Bibles is legitimate. Pakistani clergyman urges the West to think about the consequences of its actions. Seven incidents of anti-Christian violence follow the burning of a copy of the Qur‘an.
Punjab: “dangerous” to say Jesus is son of God
Some Muslim extremists warned the Christian community: affirming the divine nature of Christ hurts the feelings of the Muslim community so prayers to the “supposed” son of God should cease immediately.
Christian farm workers abducted by Muslim landowners for money in Faisalabad
The Masih brothers worked on land owned by the Dogar family. The latter are Muslim and some of its members used to get drunk and beat the tenants. When Asif and Khadim decided to quit, they were abducted. Nothing has been known about their fate since September. The authorities have not investigated the matter because one of the Dogars is a policeman.
Punjab: Muslim threats against Christians during Holy Week
In Eidgah Colony, Sarghoda District, fanatics defaced signs and sacred images belonging to the minority. Police refuse to file a report on the incident, tell complainants to leave the station. Human rights activists file a writ before the Lahore High Court for violation of religious freedom.
Punjab: Christians remember Salman Taseer and his courageous stance against blasphemy
Lahore priest slams murderer's hero status. In fighting against the 'black law', Punjab governor gave his life for Asia Bibi and minorities. The fate of his son, seized by an extremist group in August 2011, is still uncertain.
Ten-year-old Christian girl raped by 60-year-old Muslim merchant in Faisalabad
She was raped in the man's home, where had been taken with a ruse. After he sexually assaulted her, he left her on the floor, unconscious. After arrest, he is waiting for trial. The girl's father is already receiving threats and pressures but wants justice. Vicar general complains that the rich and powerful think they can get away with it.
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