PAKISTAN. As the headline says: Asia has left Pakistan! Asia and her husband are said to have landed in Canada and reunited with her daughters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHudSZUfb0o
PAKISTAN. Asia Bibi got international attention when her death sentence for blasphemy was about to get dismissed, but what happened afterwards? The very first thing was the the demonstrations for her death immediately turned to riots which lasted for three days. By now the situation is calm, perhaps because Pir Afzal Qadri and Khadim Hussain … Continue reading The latest about Asia Bibi
The violence Christians are suffering in Nigeria have gathered attention due to the massacre in Christchurch as many questioned the medias hypocrisy. Even local media in Nigeria seldom report on the attacks. 6 000 persons were killed during 2018 and there wasn't any distress, no "thoughts and prayers" nor aany candlelit demonstrations in the west. … Continue reading Persecution of Christians – week 11
Asia Bibi hasn't been able to leave Pakistan after all and a friend say that she is becoming increasingly frightened and frustrated with her uncertain future. Asia has been moved with her husband to a secret place in Karachi and is locked in a room all the time. The door only opens at meal time, … Continue reading Persecution of Christians – week 7
Kuwaiti Islamic cleric Othman al-Khamis has issued another statement in his weekly fatwa session by encouraging his followers to kill apostates. He has a long history of inciting hate towards Christians. The law in Kuwait technically prohibits defamation of the Abrahamic faiths, but as Islam is the state religion and there are only 267 Christian … Continue reading Persecution of Christians – week 5
PAKISTAN. The aquittal of Asia Bibi was upheld by the Pakistani Supreme Court. This means that she will be removed from the "exit control list" and are free to leave. It's said that Asia watched the announcement on TV at the secret location in Islamabad where she have been hiding with military guard. It's reported … Continue reading Asia Bibi free to Leave Pakistan
THE VATICAN. On January 6, Epiphany, Pope Francis gave a mass to 60,000 people in St Peter’s Basilica. He used the sermon, one of the most important ones of the year, to push immigration. Not that he would take in any immigrants into the Vatican, except for a few symbolic Muslims, but that everybody else … Continue reading The Pope Push Immigration
The World Watch List 2019 were released this week. It shows that 245 million Christians are persecuted in the world, which makes them the biggest group that are victims of persecution. Asia is the worst place to be Christian and one in three live under high persecution. You find links to articles that break down … Continue reading Persecution of Christians – week 3
The United Kingdom have plan to deport Asher Samson, 41, who came to the country from Pakistan to study to be a pastor. He later applied for asylum because he was beaten and repeatedly threatened with execution by Islamic extremists at home. He has said that he fear for his life. Also, the UK have … Continue reading Persecution of Christians – week 52
During five days the Christians in the Indian province of Telangana were attacked at three different occasions. Hindu radicals physically attacked them (and some ended up in the hospital), burned Bibles and damaged a car. They didn't dare to report it to the police, but managed to have their christmas event after changing places at last … Continue reading Persecution of Christians – week 51
Asia Bibi is still in Pakistan and haven't been able to meet two of her children in order to keep them protected. But they talk on the phone every day. The family have had to change home four times since the aquittal and family friend Joseph says: She is an incredible woman! She has kept … Continue reading Persecution of Christians – week 48
UK. This is a quote from the House of Lords where Sayeeda Warsi said: There have been press reports that Asia Bibi, if granted asylum in the United Kingdom, would potentially not be safe from some communities here… As someone who is deeply connected to British Muslim communities, I assure her that they are fully … Continue reading UK Muslims Supports Asia Bibi?
Many countries are offering Asia Bibi asylum, but she is still hiding somewhere in Pakistan. Nuri Kino writes that he has talked to a deacon in Pakistan who is exhausted by all the hate against Christians. He fears that violence will erupt and start a genocide. His assessment is that it could boil over any … Continue reading Persecution of Christians – week 46
CANADA. Justin Trudeau revealed yesterday that his government were discussing granting Asia Bibi asylum with Pakistan. Asia and her family have been flown to a safe place in Pakistan.
UK. Several countries have offered asylum to Asia Bibi and her family, but not the United Kingdom. They are not welcome there. Wilson Chowdhry, chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association, said: I’ve been lead to believe that the UK government had concerns that her moving to the UK would cause security concerns and unrest among … Continue reading Asia not Welcome in the UK
PAKISTAN. The news spread that Asia Bibi had managed to leave Pakistan on Wednesday night, but that isn't true. She is still in Pakistan. Or is she? The Foreign Office spokespersons held a press briefing this morning and said that Asia is safe on a secret location in Pakistan. After that the Information Minister spoke and … Continue reading Has Asia Left Pakistan?
PAKISTAN. After 3 422 days in prison, many of them isolated in a windowless room, Asia Bibis death sentence is reversed and she is free. So what happened next? As soon as the verdict had fallen the protests started and they continued for several days. The men screamed that she should be hanged and there … Continue reading Protests over Asia Bibis Aquittal
PAKISTAN. Her death sentence for blasphemy was overturned by the supreme court this morning. Asia is free to leave! This is a message of hope for all persecuted Christians in the world and everybody in Pakistan working for human rights. At least two countries in the west have offered her and her family refuge. The … Continue reading Asia Bibi is Free!
Asia Bibis verdict have not been announced yet, even though the Pakistani Supreme Court generally do it the same day. A Christian lawyer from American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) claim that the reason has to do with security. Protestant pastor Nguyen Trung Ton are serving a 12-year prison sentence in Vietnam for trying … Continue reading Persecution of Christians – week 43