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Pakistani Christians Left Fearful, Disillusioned After Muslim Mob Destroys Their Homes


Christian Today – “LAHORE, Pakistan – Christians living in tents here after Muslims destroyed more than 175 homes following a blasphemy accusation are disillusioned that authorities have not compensated them, but for some the greatest pain is what cannot be replaced.

‘I am still unable to recover from the trauma after seeing my house burnt down completely,’ said one elderly woman, Meraj Bibi. ‘It takes ages to build a house and make it into home, but these cruel people shattered our lives within minutes.’

The two streets leading to predominantly Christian Joseph Colony are packed with white and yellow tents, most donated by the Al-Khair Foundation, a British Muslim charity, and the Sindh-based ‘secular’ political party, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).

Christians of Joseph Colony lost their homes after police ordered them to leave the area in anticipation of rioting by local Muslims this month. About 3,000 Muslims gathered outside Joseph Colony on March 9, furious over an alleged remark against Islam by a Christian, Sawan Masih, in an earlier discussion with his Muslim drinking buddy, barber Shahid Imran.

‘They [the police] said that the mobs could harm our daughters, so we should vacate our houses immediately,’ said Monica, mother of a 2-year-old and wife of a sanitation worker. ‘We trusted them and thought that they would protect our belongings, but the next day we saw our homes turn into ashes.’

Another resident, Parveen Bibi, told Morning Star News that she and her family had lived in Joseph Colony for 40 years.

‘My husband and sons are sanitation workers – we keep the city clean, we keep the people’s homes clean, and yet this is how we are acknowledged,’ she said. ‘They even took the jewelry we had collected for our daughter’s wedding. And here we are now, sitting in a tent wondering when we’ll be able to sleep in our homes.’

In spite of Masih’s arrest in the wee morning hours of March 9, the mob robbed and torched more than 175 houses, two church buildings and dozens of shops and vehicles (see Morning Star News, March 11). Masih was arrested under Section 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code, which calls for death or life imprisonment for those accused of blaspheming Muhammad, the prophet of Islam.” Read more.

Flashback: Pakistan: Christians Forced To Flee Into The Wilderness To Escape Islamic Persecution – “In the middle of a forest in the Pakistani capital, a group of Christians has cut down trees to clear land and has begun to build a church out of branches after leaving their neighborhood in fear when one of their own was accused of violating Pakistan’s strict blasphemy laws. The roughly 100 men, women and children who slept overnight on the ground in a clearing just a few miles (kilometers) from the seat of the Pakistani government are fallout from the case of a young Christian girl accused by a neighbor of burning pages from Islam’s holy book, the Quran.” Read more.

  1. 03/25/2013 at 9:47 AM

    The “CULT of Islam” and their “Muslim” followers MUST be STOPPED at ALL COST…WORLDWIDE!

    The leaders of the world ARE in “cahoots” with these fanatics!

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  2. 03/25/2013 at 9:50 AM

    Reblogged this on just2bwise and commented:
    “WHEN” are these atrocities going to come to an end? When are “WE, HE PEOPLE…” of this Earth going to “wake-up” and REVOLT against the oppressors of the world as ONE RACE!!!

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