Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Pakistani Taliban Kills Three Foreign Christian Aid Workers

"Authorities on Wednesday (Aug. 25) recovered the bodies of three Christian relief workers who had been kidnapped and killed by members of the Pakistani Taliban in the flood-ravaged country, area officials said." Read the full story by Compass Direct here.

Evangelist Purchases Freedom for Modern-Day Slave Children

Evangelist Bruce Ladebu buys children, sometime whole families, for anywhere between $200 and $1,000, and gives them their freedom. 5 year olds are rescued from making bricks 15 hours a day, and then given food (even their first popsicle), a family, shelter, schooling, and lots of Christian love. Click here for the full article and video. The author doesn't mention the country where this is from, but it sure looks like Pakistan.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Pastor accused of blasphemy and killed

Islamists killed a pastor and another Christian accused of blasphemy as they left court in Faisalabad, Pakistan on 19th July, Monday. The attackers have escaped.

The charges of blasphemy were based on hand-written and photo-copied pamphlets with remarks about the prophet Muhammad that the Muslims consider offensive. The two victims names and phone numbers were found written on the pamphlets. Sources told that during 19th July court hearing, witnesses indicated that the handwriting on the pamphlets didn’t match the victims' handwriting. The attackers killed them anyways. Source: Christ Gateway Ministries Pakistan.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Free mp3: Pakistan Christians Sing for Joy

Despite persecution, Christ has given Pakistani believers the ultimate joy. The Holy Spirit moves in even the poorest churches. This mp3 is from a Pentecostal church service in a Christian village outside of Gujranwala. Click here to listen.

Monday, March 1, 2010

150 Armed Muslims Raid 2 Churches and Colony

KARACHI, Pakistan

About 150 armed Muslims raided a Christian colony in the Pahar Ganj area of Karachi, Pakistan on February 21st. They shot at houses, beat Christians, vandalized vehicles and destroyed shops. Four motorcycles were burned. Two auto rickshaws and several shops were destroyed during the two-hour attack.

St. Jude’s High School, run by the Catholic Church, remained closed the day following the attack and only opened on 23rd February.

St. Mary's Church of Pakistan and the Interdenominational Calvary Church were also damaged. Local Christians retaliated by pelting the Muslims with stones until rangers brought the situation under control.

“Seeing [the mob] approaching the church, I closed the main gate,” told a local Christian. “But they jumped over the gate, entered the compound and opened fire on the church. I tried to stop them but they kept beating me with sticks and weapons.”

The attack is said to have begun as a scuffle between a Muslim fruit vendor and local Christians.

“A Christian boy picked up plums from a fruit vendor’s cart. The Muslim injured him with an iron weight and was stopped by some Christian men nearby. Later he returned with the mob,” Aashiq Pervaiz, president of the Calvary Church told.

The raid is the first of its kind this year.

More than 200 Christians and Muslims packed Calvary Church on Feb. 22 to discuss their options.

Source: Christ Gateway Ministries Pakistan.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Thousands Mourn Tortured Young Man

Thousands mourned the September 15th death of the 20-year old Christian man, who was accused of blasphemy and tortured by Muslim extremists while in prison. The crowd has been blurred for their security.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Christian Village Attacked Near Sialkot, Man Tortured

About 40 Christian-owned houses and churches were burned in Jaithikey, a village in the district of Sialkot, on Friday morning, September 11, 2009. Reports about how the incident started vary. Some reports claim that a Christian girl had been accused of burning pages of the Quran, which then was snatched by a young Christian man of 20. Thousands of Muslims allegedly attacked the village. All the Christian residents fled the village and saved their lives. Police are investigating the area, while Muslim extremists are continuing to protest against the Christians.

Police then arrested the young Christian man, and held him in prison. Then on September 15, the man was found hanged, with signs of torture on his body. According to a member of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, this was a "torture killing."