Now That’s Why Pakistan Is A S**thole Volume 22 – Feuds, grudges and forced conversion edition
If you want to get a glimpse of what it is surely going to be like to be a Christian in some of Britain’s Shariah Zones in the future, just take a look at Pakistan.
There, just being a Christian is dangerous, and don’t even think of being Jewish there, that would be like wearing a t-shirt saying ‘kill me now’.
What a Christian priest called Pakistan’s ‘black law’, which forbids a citizen from making any derogatory statement or even questioning the existence of the Islamic ‘prophet’ Mohammed under threat of death or life imprisonment, appears to be being increasingly used as a weapon in business and communal grudges, with the Christian community of Pakistan being the primary victims.
The Roman Catholic news site Asia News said:
“Karachi ( AsiaNews) – A Pakistani court has indicted three people for proffering death threats against the family of Boota Masih, 58, a Christian man killed in mid-September in an incident involving accusations of blasphemy. Siding with the dead man’s family, activists with Life for All and the Masihi Foundation, along with Church and civil society leaders, have called on the authorities to arrest the murderer and do something to stop the persecution of the Masihs’ who are only guilty of being Christian. Unfortunately, they are up against the usual reticence (if not the connivance) of police and prosecutors in such cases.
Everything began for the Masih family on 16 September when Muhammad Asif killed their main breadwinner after accusing him of blasphemy. The Muslim businessman attacked his victim at the Liaqatabad Gold Market in Karachi in broad daylight. Using a knife, he cut his throat, finishing him off with a dozen stabs, all this in the plain view of other workers and some police officers, who did not intervene and left the murderer all the time he needed to escape unmolested.
The next day, a member of the Liaqatabad Jewellers Association belatedly came to the dead man’s defence, saying that he “had never seen or heard him speaking against anyone, ever.” The victim had worked at the market for 30 years.
For his family, the accusation of blasphemy was but an excuse to kill him, a way to remove a business rival. When they reported the murder, police initially refused to start an investigation.
The story took a turn for the worse when, on 24 October, a group of armed men broke into the Masih home, threatening to kill its members if they did not withdraw their complaint and convert to Islam.
Instead of complying with the threats, the Masihs went to police the next day to file another complaint. Last Sunday, law enforcement authorities took into custody Muhammad Nadeem and two accomplices, for carrying out the punitive raid against the bereaved family. Yesterday, their case went before a judge. Still, the murderer Muhammad Asif is still a fugitive.
Fr Arshad Gill, a priest in Karachi, spoke to AsiaNews about this “sad story” in which the victim is “an innocent man” and his family is told to convert to Islam or die. For him, the case epitomises the situation of Pakistan’s minorities, forced to live “in conditions of profound insecurity” in which events such as this one tend to exacerbate the situation.
This is all due to the “black law”. For years, Pakistan’s Catholic and Protestant Churches have called for its repeal because, among other things, it is increasingly used in personal vendettas.
Found in Article 295, B and C of the Pakistan Penal Code, the “law” punishes with death or life in prison anyone who desecrates the Qur’an or defames the name of the Prophet Muhammad.
However, no political party or government has had the courage to change it. Those who have proposed amendments – Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, a Muslim, and Minorities Minister Shahbaz Bhatti, a Catholic – have been murdered”
Of course the politicians will not tackle this, they are scared of the violence that would ensue should they attempt to inject just the tiniest bit of religious freedom into their benighted nation.
What was that we keep getting told by
Mr Chamberlain, sorry I mean Mr Cameron, that Islam is a religion of peace? I don’t see much peace for Pakistani Christians, all I see is continuing oppression and horror.
Original story from Asia News
Here is an article on Pakistan from the free thinking Muslims at Al Spitoon, it’s called ‘