Category Archives: Pakistan – Islamic Failed State

At Least 133 Killed, Including Candidate, In Separate Election-Related Bombings In Pakistan

At least 133 people have been killed, including a parliamentary candidate, and more than 230 wounded in two separate election-related bombings in Pakistan on July 13, authorities say, amid growing tensions over the return and arrest of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who is facing corruption charges.

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Blasphemy Laws in Pakistan

…Extremist Muslims in Pakistan have been successful in achieving their objectives. according to the U.S. Department of State’s 2017 Report on International Religious Freedom:

“The [Pakistani] courts continued to enforce blasphemy laws, the punishment for which ranges from life in prison to the death sentence for a range of charges, including ‘defiling the Prophet Muhammad.'”

According to reports from civil society organizations, in 2017, there were at least 50 individuals imprisoned on blasphemy charges, at least 17 of whom had received death sentences, In addition, the report added, the police registered at least 17 new cases under the blasphemy laws against still other individuals.

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Stab victim Khadija Siddiqi: ‘My case is a fight for all Pakistani women’

A student who was stabbed 23 times in daylight in one of Pakistan’s busiest streets has accused the country’s justice system of misogyny after her attacker, having been found guilty of attempted murder, was sensationally acquitted last week.

Khadija Siddiqi was ambushed as she collected her six-year-old sister from school two years ago. She was repeatedly slashed across the throat and abdomen by fellow student Shah Hussain in an attack she said was motivated by revenge after she had spurned his advances. She escaped with her life only after her driver managed to drag Hussain off her. Her attacker was sentenced to seven years in prison – the minimum for attempted murder. But in an extraordinary turn, last week he was acquitted by the high court following claims by his lawyers that it had been Siddiqi who had pursued him, based on a letter she had written when she was 17, and that she had wanted the case to become “high profile”.

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Man’s father & 4 brothers accused him of violating Islamic values then removed his eyes to punish him

A man has been blinded by his own father and siblings for allegedly wanting to marry a girl he fell in love with in southwestern Pakistan.

Abdul Baqi, 22, thought his family would help him get married. Instead, his father and four brothers accused him of violating Islamic values and removed his eyes to punish him.

The incident occurred May 13. His brothers and father locked his mother and sisters in a room and took Baqi to the corner of the house, where they tied his hands and legs and started beating him with batons.

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Man, 22, has his eyes gouged out with a spoon by his father and brothers because he wanted to marry a girl of his choice in Pakistan

A man had his eyes gouged out with a spoon in a horrific attack by his father and brothers – because he wanted to marry a girl of his choice.

Abdul Baqi, 22, from Nasirabad village in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, had asked his family to take an engagement proposal to his girlfriend.

But the request enraged his 70-year-old father Dost Muhammmad and four brothers – Abdul Ghani, Abdul Sattar, Abdul Rehman and Abdul Karim – who then held him in a room and gouged his eyes of their sockets.

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Hundreds of dead newborn girls have been found dumped in garbage piles in Pakistan over the last year

Hundreds of dead newborn girls have been found dumped in garbage piles in Pakistan over the last year amid a cultural preference for boys, it has emerged.

A total of 345 babies have been found dead in refuse heaps in Karachi, Pakistan’s most populous city, since the beginning of 2017 with 99 per cent of them found to be girls, according to local reports.

In one horrifying case, a four-day-old was found dead with her throat slit. Another newborn was left on the steps of a mosque only to be stoned to death when a cleric assumed it was an ‘illegitimate baby’, a charity reported.

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Christian family-of-four are shot dead in Pakistan by armed men on a motorcycle a day after Easter

Four members of a Christian family were gunned down in southwestern Pakistan on Monday in the latest attack on the minority community.

The family were travelling in a rickshaw when armed men on a motorcycle intercepted them and opened fire in Quetta city, the capital of Baluchistan province.

A woman was rushed to hospital. Her father and three cousins were killed.

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‘University Of Jihad’ Gets Public Funds Even As Pakistan Fights Extremism

Pakistan’s so-called university of jihad is led by a man who proclaims himself “the father of the Taliban,” and counts some of the world’s most notorious terrorists among its alumni.

It also receives millions of dollars in aid from the government of the restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province along the Pakistan-Afghan border, even as Islamabad carries out a national program to tackle extremism.

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Uproar in Pakistan over ‘torture and sexual abuse’ of Christian youths

On Friday, Sajid Masih, a 24-year-old blasphemy suspect, leapt from the fourth floor of the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Punjab headquarters in Lahore and severely injured himself. In a video statement, Sajid alleged that he jumped because the FIA officials tortured him and ordered him to “sexually assault” Patras Masih, his cousin and the main accused in an online blasphemy case.

“They asked me to abuse myself, but I refused to do so. Later, they asked me to sexually assault my cousin, but I remained silent and jumped from the building,” he said.

Following Sajid’s accusations, FIA Director General Bashir Ahmed Memon ordered an official inquiry.

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Pakistani court wants names, ages & family info of those who left Islam

A Pakistani court has ordered the citizen database to hand over a list of an estimated 10,000 people believed to have requested a change of religion. The petition is the latest move by mainstream Muslims to criminalize Qadianism.

On Monday, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui, of the Islamabad High Court (IHC), ordered Pakistan’s Citizen Authority (NADRA) provide information on residents who reportedly changed their religion from Islam to Qadianism. Qadiani, or Ahmadi Muslims are believers of a minority Islamic sect considered heretical by other, mainstream, Muslims.

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Christian man accused of blasphemy, jumps off FIA building in Pakistan

A Christian man accused of blasphemy in Pakistan reportedly jumped off the fourth floor of the building of an investigation agency in Lahore, according to officials.

Sajjad Masih, 28, who has been in critical condition at Mayo Hospital, said the FIA had called him to their headquarters at Regal Chowk to record statement. He said the officials allegedly tortured him and snatched his mobile phone.

“They asked me to abuse myself, but I refused to do so. Later, they asked me to sexually assault my cousin, but I remained silent and jumped from the building,” he said.

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