Monday, April 09, 2007

Christians in Pakistan Celebrate Easter amid Blasphemy Fears

I read this whole article twice. The charge is just that two kids had a fight, the Muslim one beat the Christian one, during the beating, the Christian one damaged the Koranic verses wrapped around the Muslim's wrist. So, for this blasphemy the kid and his family are going to be killed? What is wrong with the Religion of Peace?

Christian Today – Christian News > Christians in Pakistan Celebrate Easter amid Blasphemy Fears: "A blasphemy charge was made on April 1 accusing an 11-year-old Christian boy and four other Christians, including his relatives, of blasphemy by desecrating a sacred band with inscriptions from the Koran worn by a Muslim boy, who worked for a rival television cable operator to one of the Christians. Christians there are calling it a trumped up claim.

'We Christians are worried. We are appealing to the government to ensure the safety of Christians and to drop the false blasphemy charge,' Victor Azariah, general secretary of the National Council of Churches of Pakistan told Ecumenical News International.

According to the National Council of Churches in Pakistan, a grouping of four of the country’s Protestant churches, said there was tension and that violence had been meted out to Christians in the Toba Tek Singh district of Punjab province following the charge."

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