Wednesday, December 28, 2005

News from Pakistan

(Source: Open Doors)

The father of a Pakistani Christian tortured to death by Muslim seminary students in 2004 requested police protection last week after receiving death threats for refusing to drop charges against his son’s attackers. Pervez Masih appealed for protection from radical Muslim clerics at a December 15 hearing. According to Compass Direct, Islamists have stepped up pressure against Masih since the re-arrest last month of Maulvi Ghulam Rasool who was charged with torturing Javed Anjum until he converted to Islam. Members of a radical Islamic group have targeted Masih and his lawyer three times over the past three weeks. On each occasion small crowds of 50 clerics armed with pistols gathered outside the courtroom, yelling that they would not “spare the lives of liars,” and jostling the plaintiff as he exited trial hearings. The court has not yet taken action to ensure the safety of Masih and his lawyer. Read more>>

Please join us in prayer for:

-Masih, for God to provide protection from the Islamic extremists and for justice in his son’s death.

-For the Gospel to reach the Muslim community and for them to fully receive Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.

-For the future of Pakistan’s government, that they can peacefully enact laws that protect Christians and that Godly people are put in positions of authority.

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