Persecution of Christians is intensifying in Pakistan. There seems to be no end to the reports of Muslim on Christian violence. Christians are being driven from their homes, while Islamic legislation that would subject males to a death sentence for conversion to Christianity is gaining acceptance. Pakistan's Christians which comprise only three percent of a population of 160 million may be facing nothing less than elimination and extermination.
I recently received a desperate email from a man who claimed to be a Christian convert in Pakistan. He is desperate to find safety and security from muslims that are aware of his conversion and seek to kill him. He also desires true Christian fellowship. I have decided to publish his emails in the hopes that it will raise our awareness of the dire circumstances that Christians are facing all over the world, and in the hopes that we can assist him. I will let you be the judge as to the authenticity. His emails follow. I have excised his name and address for security Read More...
From Gulf Daily News PESHAWAR: Christians in northwest Pakistan have received threatening letters warning them to shut their churches and convert to Islam, officials said yesterday.
Copies of the handwritten letter were delivered to two churches and several Christians' homes in Charsadda, a northwestern Pakistan town where the federal interior minister last month escaped a suicide attack that killed 28 people.
Christians have alerted police to the letters and security has been stepped up at churches, said police.
Police are investigating who sent the unsigned notes, which gave the Christians 10 days Read More...
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Islamic groups impose tax on Christian “subjects”
Islamic militias in Baghdad and Mosul order Christians to pay the jizya, a poll tax which dates back to the period of the Ottoman Empire, which guaranteed non Muslims the right to practise their religion as well as Muslim protection; the groups are ordered “not to reveal their activities” to Iraqi authorities while all contributions are given in alms to the Mosques.
Baghdad (AsiaNews) – “Non Muslim subjects must pay a contribution to the jihad if they wish to be allowed to live and practise their faith in Iraq”. These orders are being imposed on the Christians of Mosul and Baghdad by Islamic militias. Besides these threats of extortion, thousands of non Muslims are also being forced to leave their homes by letters assigning their house to Muslim citizens. The initiative is part of the general campaign to Islamafy the entire country, which begun with the imposition of the veil on all women. The website Ankawa.com was the first to carry news of this latest development; the website has eye witness accounts of Iraqi refugees in Erbil, in the semi autonomous region of Kurdistan.
Journal Chretian is reporting:
Beginning in November of last year, 13-year-old Victor Udo Usen, a member of the Christ Apostolic Church in this northern Nigeria city, went missing.
On February 20, news that young Victor was spotted in a Muslim neighbor’s house jolted his family. A young Christian girl had raced to the Usens’ home in the Mabera area of Sokoto city with the news.
Victor’s mother, Esther Udo Usen, told Compass that she ran to the house where her son had been seen. She met him, however, even as he was making frantic efforts to escape from the house where he has been held incommunicado for six months.
“I quickly held his hands and dragged him along with me towards our house,” she said. “But within a twinkle of an eye, I heard shouts of ‘Allahu Akbar ! Allahu Akbar ! Allahu Akbar [God is great] !’ I was shocked as I saw a large number of Muslims rushing towards us.” Read More...