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Pakistan: Wheelchair-Bound Christian Man Tortured In Front Of Wife Because Of ‘Blasphemous’ Text Message

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By Theodore Shoebat, Frontpage Mag – “On 21st July 2013, a crippled Christian man, Shafaqat Emmanuel, and his wife, Shagufta Kausar, were arrested in Gojra District for allegedly sending blasphemous text messages to local Muslims. Police registered the FIR 407/13 under sections 295-B and 295-C. Complainants Muhmmad Hussain and Anwar Mansoor Goraya, Tehsil Bar Association president, alleged they received the blasphemous text messages from the number registered on Shagufta Kausar’s name.

The Station House Officer (SHO) of Gojra City Police Station, Mr. Muhammad Nasir, said:

‘The police had verified that the SIM used to send the blasphemous text messages was registered in Shagufta’s name whereas her husband admitted to use her phone to send the messages to Hussain’

However, Shagufta told the police that they had lost the cell phone a month earlier. She denied the charges but police started 3rd degree torture on Shafaqat Masih, who is crippled and physically challenged. They tortured him in front of his wife and four children. Police forced him to confess to the charges or implicate others. Otherwise, they would start torturing his wife Shagufta. Then Shafaqat admitted that he had sent the messages, whereas when our lawyers visited Shafaqat Emmanuel, he denied the charges and stated:

“There is no man who can stand to see his wife being tortured by police, so to save my wife, I confessed.”

He further told the our legal team that:

“When we lost the phone and the SIM, I visited the nearby mobile shop many times to block our mobile SIM.”

According to our investigation, police confirmed Shafaqat’s statement with the mobile shop. The shop owner says that he came twice to block his SIM card.

Even after knowing the facts — that the couple had lost their cell phone and SIM card — police still registered an FIR against the crippled man and his uneducated wife.

Shagufta was working in ‘St. John Cathedral School’ as a maid. She was the only working hand in the family, as Shafaqat Emmanuel was in a wheelchair due to a firearm injury that paralyzed his lower body. The couple has four children – Zain (12), Danish (10), Joshua (8), and Sara (6).

According to the police authority, Muslim clerics, local lawyers and a Bar official were so furious that they remained in the police station until the FIR was written. Gojra is a religiously volatile city where a week ago a young Christian man was sentenced to life in prison on the same charges.” Read more.

Flashback: Pakistan: Christian Pastor Telling Christians Not To Participate In Islamic Feast Is Jailed For Blasphemy, Threatened With Death – “A pastor in Pakistan has been denied bail after he was accused of blasphemy and arrested by police, who protected him from a mob of angry Muslims. Karma Patras was originally arrested on Oct. 13, after he held a prayer meeting at a Christian family’s house in Sanghla Hill in central Punjab province, where he was asked about the meaning and relevance of the Muslim feast of sacrifice, Eid-al-Adha… Pastor Patras said that the feast was strictly a Muslim one and was forbidden for Christians. Patras quoted Corinthians 10:28-29, which says: ‘But if anyone says to you, ‘This was offered to idols,’ do not eat it for the sake of the one who told you …’ Muslims were also listening in on his answers …” Read more.

  1. 07/30/2013 at 5:23 PM

    What a horrific story of persecution. Yet we have hope that our Savior, Jesus Christ, is coming back to make all things new. Those who have done this to Shafaqat will one day answer to the Judge over all. They will not be so brave then.


  2. 08/04/2013 at 3:46 PM

    Problem with religion is when they understood it literally.You know Bible is OK with slavery and there are special instruction how to treat you slave and how to sell your daughter.Similar is with Torah “Kill People Who Don’t Listen to Priests,Kill the Entire Town if One Person Worships Another God”
    Good Christian,Jew, or Muslim is a man that doesn’t respect you holy book.I know it sounds bizarre but it is true.

    There is no other savior except us humans. Christians are wanting 2000 year for another savior and Jews for about 5000 years. So relay you should all get of your knees and stand strong on your two strong legs and fight.


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