(Voice of the Persecuted) A small child lying lifeless on a beach face down, Christians slaughtered—their body parts strewn by those who attack in the most barbaric, evil way. Millions flee war torn countries and an evil ideology, while governments vie for control. Images of refugees and the internally displaced from Iraq, Syria, Nigeria and beyond have been burned into our memories forever.
It’s more than a movement, revolution, civil war, or extremism joining forces to wreak havoc across the planet.
Often we hear persecution of Christians comes at the hands of radicals or extremists, not by the religion of Islam. Lost in the migrant crisis is the fact Christians are persecuted in Islamic nations, even banned from entering areas and forbidden places of worship. So called political correctness has placed a veil over the fact that Sharia is used as tool for the abuse of Christians, other religious minorities and women—an instigator of persecution.
Islamic countries like Saudi Arabia following strict forms of Sharia law are not experiencing civil war, nor the destruction of their nation. But today, we draw your attention to Pakistan.
Christians in Pakistan have experienced persecution since their birth. It’s a reality of daily life and often worse for those who dare to speak out and seek legal justice.
Pakistan was formed in blood and continues this way, today. Christianity suffers greatly at the hands of the Islamic government with a blatant disregard for the lives of Christians. Pakistan is known for turning a blind eye to everything from bonded labor, rape of Christian women and young girls, forced conversions, forced marriages to mobs taking the law into their own hands even burning alive those falsely accused of blasphemy.
Pakistan lost their bid for a seat on the UN Human rights council. Imagine a country with a record of slavery, murder and religious intolerance judging any type of human rights abuses sitting on the panel. To expect them to call out human rights abuses when they allow, condone and practice such evil would be absurd.
According to Dawn News Agency this is how western countries described Pakistan’s human rights record:
“Western countries also had their qualms. The Nordic countries in particular had concerns about Pakistan’s human rights record — death penalty, the blasphemy issue and persecution of Christians, Ahmadis and Shias. Others were uncomfortable over the strong position Pakistan took on issues like drones and ‘Islamophobia’.”
The US recently released a report that claims Pakistan as one of the top abusers of religious freedom:
Detailing the many abuses of religious freedom in its section on Pakistan, the IRF report states that in 2014:
Government policies did not afford equal protection to members of majority and minority religious groups, and due to discriminatory legislation, minorities often were afraid to profess freely their religious beliefs. Media and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) reported killings of religious minorities by police. . . . The government’s general failure to investigate, arrest, or prosecute those responsible for societal abuses promoted an environment of impunity that fostered intolerance and acts of violence . . . . In numerous cases during the year, authorities failed to protect victims of religiously motivated mob violence. Read more.
Recently rapists were set free after brutally beating and raping 2 Christian sisters. Bribery and fear are often used against witnesses, and manipulation of justice is at levels unimaginable. Even some who claim to help are sometimes rife with corruption and greed.
“Christian girls, who are never removed from the custody of their rapists, are forced to agree to the terms of their marriage rather than see their families killed before them and receive further beatings and degradation.” “How many girls will cry themselves to sleep forever, before international governments intervene?” Read Here.
Taken from our report “The Dark Secrets Of Pakistan & The Attempts To Silence The Truth”:
We followed the death of the Human Rights Activist Sabeen Mahmud. One of the last events she hosted, was on the ‘disappeared’ of Balochistan, those who have been killed by the State. She stood for Freedom of Speech, and encouraged debate. She also helped form a human chain around a Christian church in solidarity with the Christian community after an attack on a church in Peshawar. Sabeen was an avid voice for the Human Rights abuses in Balochistan. This region is steeped in conflict not only from Pakistan, but Afghanistan, and even Iran. A report broke about another Human Rights Activist who spoke about her grief over Mahmud’s murder. She has received death threats, rape threats and threats of charges of Blasphemy. So full of vitriol and hatred are these threats she had to delete her social media accounts. Freedom of the press and freedom of religion in Pakistan are non-existent, at the least, and anyone who dares to speak out is met with immense pressure, prison and even death. World Watch Monitor reported the Press club in Quetta banned 4 Christian journalists for what they call proselytizing….converting Muslims to Infidels. Read More.
For the world to ignore the plight of Pakistani Christians, people who’ve fled death and mutilation for religious freedom and peace, is one of the biggest travesties of justice seen in the world, today. They are swept under a mountain of migrant issues, while countries they escape to, like Thailand and Malaysia only add to their suffering. This is not new, but where are they to go? The UNHCR has been unwilling to find solutions to help and protect Pakistani Christians. At the very least, they could defend them in countries where they issue asylum seeker certificates. Assurances should be made to give them the ability to work and support their families, help to extend their visas and protect them from arrest or worse, deportation. Anything but remain silent and endlessly postpone interviews required for asylum status.
The world is repeating the very thing seen during the Holocaust when it ignored the plight of the Jewish people. Many Christians who dared to help were sacrificed along with them, while the world turned away in silence. It’s shocking the number of today’s college students who are completely ignorant of the Holocaust. It should be a mandatory lesson…we’ve forgotten the words, “Never Again.”
No hope of returning as in war torn countries, no hope of regaining lost lives. Many, often educated are thrust into a life of poverty in hiding with no recourse. One brother injured so badly in an attack suffers constant oral pain and needs of dental surgery. Many of the children are sick, some with pneumonia. Heart patients, diabetics…the list goes on and on. Sadly, the majority of American and Western churches are silent. Nothing…no comfort, no aide, no mention. If every church in America would sponsor only one family every month, all could be cared for. Even $100.00 goes a long way to provide food, medicine and shelter for persecuted Christians in Thailand. If every church prayed for those suffering for Christ, miracles would be witnessed!
The Constitution and flag of Pakistan each are to represent religious minorities such as Christians? We have covered the constitution of Pakistan, but here is the representation of their flag:
The green represents Islam and the majority Muslims in Pakistan and the white stripe represents religious minorities and minority religions. In the centre, the crescent and star symbolizes progress and light respectively. The flag symbolizes Pakistan’s commitment to Islam and the rights of religious minorities. It is based on the original flag of the Muslim League, which itself drew inspiration from the flag of the Sultanate of Delhi, the flag of Ottoman Empire and the Flag of the Mughal Empire.
Pakistan defies their own flag. How can the global community ever trust that they would recognize abuse if they are abusers in their own country?
You can begin to see the dire circumstance our Pakistani brethren face. Not only in Pakistan, but continue to endure in places such as Thailand and Malaysia in the painstaking wait for freedom. Don’t turn away, silence is no longer an option. Write your representatives, write to the UNHCR, or sign a petition.
Use your voice to help Persecuted Christians fleeing extreme persecution, life sentences or death…don’t remain silent. PRAY like never before. Prayer is our greatest tool against evil. If you can help monetarily, please do so below.
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