» 05/29/2012, 00.00
Punjab: Protestant pastor who cites Qur'an in sermon is accused of blasphemy
Local Christians save Rev Irfan Gill after his life was threatened. He could still face the law under the 'black law'. Village imam wants him to retract and apologise in public. Many Protestant ministers are reckless, says Catholic priest; they "put the lives of innocent people in danger."
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Pakistani Imam call for Asia Bibi’s execution after the lynching of Mardan student
Islamic leaders want the hanging of a Christian mother as a deterrent to mass violence. They believe the behavior of students who killed and tortured one of their colleagues for alleged blasphemy is justifiable. Commission for Justice and Peace: "Universities should teach critical thinking, the virtues of tolerance, coexistence and acceptance."
Two Muslims accused of blasphemy murdered in two days
The first victim is an imam accused of burning some pages of the Qur'an. The other is a man accused of uttering blasphemous words during an altercation with a lorry driver and was murdered near a courthouse.
All Pakistan Minorities Alliance ready to adopt 500 quake orphans
The group has set up a tent-school where children can play and "come out of their mental shock". It asks people to pray for the victims, "but also for us". Reconstruction will be long.
Punjab: young Christian dies under torture in police custody with 22 broken bones
Irfan Masih was arrested on 8 June suspected of a murder he did not commit. For days, he was subjected to abuse in order to extort a confession. He died on Sunday from the serious injuries he suffered. "So what if he died? So many die anyway every day," a police officer said. Human rights activists call for justice, whilst the victim's family is in hiding for fear of reprisals.
Boy wounded in Taliban attack near Karachi dies
Irfan Masih, 11, succumbed to gunshot wounds he suffered to the head. Five other people were also injured in the attack during which Islamists set fire on Christian homes and Bibles. Activists complain about police inaction.
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