A Pakistani Christian man was tortured with heated iron rods after befriending a Muslim woman, according to local news reports. Images allegedly show Ansar Masih’s charred body after the reported attack in Sheikhupura, eastern Pakistan, on April 1.
A BOY of 14 had his eyes gouged out with an ice pick and penis hacked off with a dagger in a savage “honour” attack.
The horrifying attack took place on February 27 but it has only now come to light after his family held a demo claiming the accused were backed by an influential politician in Lahore, Pakistan.
MARDAN: A journalism student was lynched at Abdul Wali Khan University (AWKU), Mardan in broad daylight on Thursday after being accused of blasphemy.
The deceased was identified as Mashal Khan, a resident of Swabi and a student at AWKU’s Journalism and Mass Communication department.
A friend of the deceased student told The Express Tribune that a mob attacked him before shooting him in the head and chest. He added that the mob then continued to beat his body with sticks.
NEW DELHI: 42 Christians in Lahore, who are accused of murder, were told by a public prosecutor he “can guarantee their acquittal” if they renounce Christianity and convert to Islam, reported The Express Tribune, a Pakistani newspaper, today.
The 42 people, belonging to Pakistan’s minority Christian community, have been charged with lynching two men after March 2015’s suicide blasts that targeted Sunday Mass in two churches in Youhanabad in Lahore. Many in Youhanabad’s mostly Christian community believed the two men were involved in the planning of the bombings.
How the first modern Islamic state became a source of Islamic terror
Pakistan was meant to be a model, an example for other nations to emulate. It was founded after World War II, as the sun was setting on the British Empire and India was preparing for independence. India’s Muslims, though glad to see the end of the Raj, were apprehensive about becoming a minority in a Hindu-majority land.
They envisioned instead what might be called a “two-state solution”: the establishment of a homeland for the subcontinent’s Muslims in areas where Muslims were in the majority. Their new nation was to be free, pluralist and tolerant. “We are starting with this fundamental principle,” Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the Quaid-e-Azam (Great Leader) declared in 1947, “that we are all citizens and equal citizens of one State.”
Deoband: Residents of this historic town have filed an FIR against the Pakistani fugitive Tarek Fatah for hurting the sentiments of Muslims.
The complainants have submitted examples of Tarek Fatah’s insulting and spurious remarks in support of their allegations.
‘Luckily I escaped’: Man accused of role in deadly Pakistan mosque attack tells of his return to Canada
TORONTO — Rashid Ahmed answered the phone at his suburban home in Mississauga this week, which would not be unusual except for the fact that he is being investigated by Pakistani police over a deadly sectarian clash two months ago.
“Luckily I escaped,” he said in an interview during which he acknowledged that Pakistani police had named him “as a terrorist” over the Dec. 12 incident at a mosque in Pakistan’s Chakwal district.
Evidently he resides in Iqra Khalid’s riding, how convenient.
Remind me again why it’s a good idea to import people from sectarian violence ridden Muslim failed states?
ISLAMIC State have killed 72 people and wounded 150 in a suicide bombing at a Sufi Muslim shrine in Pakistan, with the death toll expected to rise.
Sindh Police said a suicide bomber attacked a crowd at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar’s shrine in Jamshoro killing 72 people.
It is believed the attacker made his way onto the site through the shrine’s golden gate before detonating the bomb near a window.
Amaq, Islamic State’s news agency, said ISIS have claimed responsibility for the bombing.
A 12-year-old girl died after being drugged, raped and drowned in a canal, her family claim as they accuse police in Pakistan of failing to investigate her death.
Police ruled the child, named in reports as Tania, committed suicide, according to Christian news websites.
Reports from Pakistan say the youngster died on January 23, when her body was found in the Upper Chenab Canal in the east of the country.
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say Muslim clerics attacked a rally calling for the release of five anti-Taliban activists and bloggers who went missing earlier this month.
Police official Niaz Kundi says the clerics hurled bricks at the rally in the southern city of Karachi on Thursday without wounding anyone, and were later dispersed by police.
The clerics accuse the activists of posting blasphemous content online.
AN ACTIVIST whose father was assassinated in 2011 for supposedly insulting Islam fears for his life after a hardline religious group issued a fatwa demanding his execution and police launched an investigation into blasphemy allegations against him.
Every year in Pakistan, hundreds of people – mostly Hindus – are forced to convert to Islam. To address this problem, the Sindh province recently passed a bill that criminalises forced religious conversions. But it’s been labelled “anti-Islam” by hardline Islamists, who want lawmakers to amend it.
So much for that no compulsion BS.
A Christmas message calling for prayers for those charged under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws has led to death threats against the son of a provincial governor killed five years ago for criticizing the same laws.
The case highlights the continuing influence in Pakistan of Muslim hardliners who praise violence in the name of defending Islam, despite a government vow to crack down on religious extremism.
The hardliners have called for mass protests if police do not charge activist Shaan Taseer with blasphemy against Islam – a crime punishable by death.
Deaf and mute 36-year-old groom grins as he marries girl, 13, so her father can take the disabled man’s sister as a second wife in Pakistan
Sattar Khan, DW’s Islamabad correspondent, confirmed that a “shrine” was under construction near the capital to “honor” Mumtaz Qadri, who was hanged in February for murdering Salman Taseer, a governor of Pakistan’s eastern Punjab province.
Qadri’s supporters and commoners have already started visiting the under-construction shrine, which is being supervised by the “Mumtaz Qadri Shaheed Foundation,” according to Pakistan’s “Dawn” newspaper.
“The shrine is attracting the attention of people from all over the country. Qadri’s supporters have pumped millions of rupees into the construction of this shrine. Some Muslim clerics are openly glorifying Taseer’s murderer,” Sattar Khan said.