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Archive for the 'Pakistan' Category

-Recent Attacks on Christians Around the World

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

      (Image by IronRodArt – Royce Bair via Flickr) In America and in the West we live in peace and all religions are tolerated. However there are places in the world where Christians are constantly subjected to persecution, particularly in Muslim dominated areas. At least once a month I try to post about the persecution […]

-Should the USA Support Homosexual Rights in Pakistan?

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

                     (Map by Omer Wazir via Flickr) Recently (June 26) the American embassy in Islamabad,  Pakistan hosted a meeting, attended by more than 75 people, that was meant to show support for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) folks in Pakistan. At the time U.S. deputy ambassador, Richard Hoagland stated: “I want […]

-Pakistan: Political Party Wants The Bible Banned

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Islamabad, Pakistan: A radical Pakistani political party, the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam,  on Friday called for a ban on the Bible in Pakistan. Maulana Abdur Raoof Farooqi, a leader in the party claimed that the Bible: “contains blasphemous passages that are a cause of humiliation for Muslims”. Farooqi said that his party wants the Chief Justice of […]

-Pakistan: Man Exonerated of ‘Blasphemy’ Was Killed Anyway

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

The Pakistani man was accused, jailed, tried, and cleared of the crime of ‘blasphemy’ against the prophet Muhammad. Nevertheless he was killed by Islamist vigilantes anyway. Mohamed Imran was a Shia Muslim which is a minority in Pakistan that many times are subjected to persecution in the country. The nature of his supposed violation was […]

-‘Quran Burning’ Updates

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

(Terry Jones by Getty Images via @daylife) The ‘Quran burning’ story has a life of its own particularly in the Middle East. Now as many as 43 deaths have been attributed to the burning and the ‘blame game’ continues. Here are some updates just from this week: Controversial Quran burning pastor Terry Jones visited Orange […]

-UPDATE: At Least 22 Killed So Far in Quran Burning Protests

Monday, April 4th, 2011

According to reports 2 more died on Sunday in Afghanistan during the continuing protests over the Quran burning in Florida. This brings the total count of deaths to at least 22 along with hundreds of injuries. The most popular prevailing slogans for the protesters were: “Long live the Taliban” and “Death to America” Meanwhile the […]