Pakistan: Violations Against Christians Soar, ‘Killing, Oppression And Humiliation Are More And More Frequently Taking Place’

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By Mohshin Habib, Gatestone Institute – “Rimsha Masih, a young Pakistani Christian girl, who was arrested in August 2012 by Pakistan’s police for alleged blasphemy, has escaped the country with the direct help of Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney and AVAAZ, a civic organization. Local media and her parents said she was as young as 11 at the time of her arrest; medical reports classified her as an ‘uneducated’ 14-year-old with a mental age younger than her years. Accused of burning pages of the holy book for Muslims, the Quran, Masih, under Pakistan’s ‘blasphemy laws,’ faced the death penalty…

Killing, oppression and humiliation are more and more frequently taking place in Pakistan. In addition to the well-known cases of Martha Bibi, Younis Masih, Rifaqaat Masih, Sawan Masih, Samuel Masih [Masih, meaning ‘messiah’, is a very common name among Pakistan’s Christians] and many others are also being subjected to killings…

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