To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE


SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

The ACLJ Urges U.N. Pressure on Pakistan to Change Archaic Blasphemy Laws and Protect Endangered Christians

News Staff : Aug 14, 2018  ACLJ.org

We also highlighted the heartbreaking plight of Asia Bibi, the innocent Christian mother of five sentenced to hang in Pakistan. Pakistan's archaic blasphemy laws embolden these attacks and injustices, giving Islamic extremists the false belief that they have some divine right to harass and assault—even kill—Christians without consequence. If the government won't intervene, the bloodshed will likely continue.

[ACLJ.org] Pakistani Christians often face violent persecution, torture, police abuse, and even murder because of their faith. (Photo: via ACLJ.org)

We refuse to accept this and have taken action to defend these Christians.

We just filed a critical legal submission through our European affiliate, the European Center for Law and Justice (ECLJ), at the U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC). We are urging the worlds' leaders to demand Pakistan stop turning a blind eye and act on its obligations to protect its endangered Christians.

Pakistan's government, under the new leadership, will now not only have an opportunity, but also has the indispensable duty, to protect all Pakistani citizens, despite and even because of their religious beliefs. The ECLJ requests that the HRC urge the Pakistani government to address human rights issues, especially the minorities' right to religious freedom, equal protection of law, and protection from religiously-motivated violence.

Christians in Pakistan are specifically targeted and terrorized, tortured, and killed because of their faith.

Violent radical mobs wage campaigns of terror and violence against innocent Christian families. We told you about a group of Christians working on their church were assaulted and savagely beaten by radicals with clubs.

A Christian family visiting relatives over the Easter holiday were viciously gunned down by assailants on motorcycles. Only one young girl survived. Two years ago a suicide bomber massacred 18 Christians on Easter Sunday.

Not even children are safe. An eighth grade school boy was dragged from his school and murdered by policemen because he was a Christian.

We also highlighted the heartbreaking plight of Asia Bibi, the innocent Christian mother of five sentenced to hang in Pakistan.

Pakistan's archaic blasphemy laws embolden these attacks and injustices, giving Islamic extremists the false belief that they have some divine right to harass and assault—even kill—Christians without consequence. If the government won't intervene, the bloodshed will likely continue.

As our submission pointed out:

The HRC must also raise concerns regarding Pakistan's infamous blasphemy laws with the government. As previously noted by the ECLJ and numerous other organizations, blasphemy laws are broad and easy to misuse. Blasphemy charges often result from personal vendettas. Since Pakistan enacted these laws in the 1980s, over one thousand cases have been registered and over forty people are on death row or serving life sentences. Over fifty people have been killed over blasphemy allegations in mob attacks or attacks by individuals. Additionally, hundreds of people accused of blasphemy are serving or have served prison terms ranging from three to ten years.

This living nightmare for Pakistan's religious minorities must end.

Our submission insisted the international community stand up and put pressure on Pakistan to protect its Christian community as well as demanded it repeal or amend its ambiguous and oppressive blasphemy laws.







SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE

Other Recent Articles from Breaking Christian News

'Let There Be Light': How God Kept Appearing Over and Over during America's Missions to the Moon

'Church of the Astronauts' Still Celebrates Lunar Communion Sunday; and Other 'Faith Facts' Surrounding the Lunar Landing's 50th Anniversary

'The Passing of a Titan': Former Co-Host of '700 Club,' Ben Kinchlow Goes Home to the Lord

Warnings for People and Pets, as Millions from East Coast to Midwest Brace for Deadly, Triple-Digit Heat Indexes

Evangelist Alveda King Says, Shame on 'The Squad': 'Ladies, Use Your Faith, Not Your Hate'

'I Now Cast out all Spirits of Darkness': Congressional Chaplain Launches Spiritual Warfare in US House

God Continues to Move Mightily in Ohio as the Mansfield Mayor Proclaims Global Forgiveness Day

Dutch Sheets: A Salute to America; and Appeal to Heaven

Dr. Corinne: Protect Your Gallbladder and Avoid Painful Stones

Medical Study Proves Validity of Speaking in Tongues: Doctor Confirms Brain Changes

12,000 High Schoolers at Christian Conference Raise $57,000 for Battered Women, Homeless

Pray for Israel as Fires Rage Throughout the Country; Towns Evacuated

New Political Party Formed in Israel to Counter Radical Gay Agenda: "Response to Secularization of Country by Foreign Funded Agencies"

Oregon Enacts Law Requiring Public Schools to Teach Holocaust Education

This Is What Happened When Democrats Tried to Impeach President Trump Last Night

President of National Black Pro-Life Union, a "Woman of Color," Agrees with President Trump: If You Hate America You're Welcome to Go

Pastor Brunson, Formerly Imprisoned for His Faith in Turkey, Attended President Trump's Religious Freedom Summit

HEALTH: New Discovery of Heart Fluid "Rich with Healing Cells" Could Truly Revolutionize Heart Disease Treatment

Astronaut Neil Armstrong Said His Most Significant Steps Weren't on the Moon; They Were Where Jesus Walked

Now Chris Pratt Is a Racist Because He Wore a 'Don't Tread on Me' Shirt?



Search the Articles Archives

Keyword:  
Author:  
Words Posted On:  
Day Month Year



BCN Plus

An BCN Paid Advertisement
An BCN Paid Advertisement
An ElijahList Paid Advertisement

An BCN Paid Advertisement
An BCN Paid Advertisement
BCN Store
Follow BCN on Twitter
Are You Praying for Our Government Leaders?
BCN Staff

Steve Shultz
Steve Shultz, Managing Editor
Founder and Owner


Aimee Herd
Aimee Herd, Editor


Teresa Neumann
Teresa Neumann, Reporter

BCN Plus
Are You Praying for President Trump?
 
 
BCN Contact Info

All articles on this site and emails from BCN are copyrighted property of Breaking Christian News. Permission is given to link to, or share a BCN story if proper attribution is given to both the original writer and summarizer of the story. Breaking Christian News 2005-2019. All Rights Reserved.


Breaking Christian News is a division of Elijah List Publications, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Disclaimer: Articles and links, as well as the source articles linked to; do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Breaking Christian News.

editor@breakingchristiannews.com