Forced Conversion

In America when a person calls another a Judas, that person is considered a once trusted person who has betrayed that trust. The term comes from the Apostle Judas Iscariot that betrayed Jesus the Son of God to the greedy for power running the Jewish Sanhedrin. (Just for clarification – this is NOT a blame-the-Jews moment but rather a blame those greedy for power moment.)

Christian Pakistanis are desperate to find a political leader that works to increase the civil rights of Christians and take a stand against the Muslim vicious persecution of Christians. You would think Christian Pakistanis would find trusted leadership among their better-off fellow Christians, right? Shamim Masih writes about the reality that way too many Christians in leadership positions and Ministry/Clergy positions are more concerned about protecting their privileged station in Pakistan rather than looking out for the interests of the poorer Christians experiencing the havoc of Islamic Supremacism that denigrates Christian Pakistanis.

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JRH 11/20/15

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Forced Conversion

Fighting with Words against Judas Iscariots of Today

By Shamim Masih

Sent 11/20/2015 2:10 AM

ISLAMABAD: A few days back, I saw a tent outside the National Press Club, Islamabad. There a Christian couple with children has converted to Islam and was looking for financial help. The newly converted Muslim family has posted a written request that asked help from the President of Pakistan, Prime Minister of Pakistan, Chief Justice of Pakistan and Malik Riaz (a real estate tycoon [Express Tribune]). This is not the first time that such an incident happened, earlier many families have displaced the same banners and many of my colleagues are a witness to it.

Though the data is not available, but I guess around 95% Pakistani Christians are living under or below the poverty line and situations much

worse in remote areas as Christians are living in bounded slavery. Long ago before Indo-Pak partition, when missionaries came here and preached Christianity, a majority from poor class converted to Christianity. Certainly it happened due to the love and economic support by the missionaries. Missionaries established educational institutions and health care centers in this region.

When Pakistan came into being in 1947, history is witness to it that there were some Christians sitting on the top most positions in different sectors. But as soon as the real ideology was grabbed by Liaqat Ali Khan [Wikipedia] after the death [Dawn and Hamari Web] of the founder of the nation – Mohammad Ali Jinnah – Pakistan became the Islamic Republic [Friday Times] of Pakistan in 1956 [Calgary Centre for Global Community]. On 12 March, 1949, the second constituent assembly of Pakistan passed the objective resolution [Speech of Liaquat Ali Khan on the Objectives Resolution March 9 1949Scribd.] which was proposed by the first Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan, proclaiming that the future constitution of Pakistan would not be modeled entirely on a European pattern, but on the ideology and democratic faith of Islam. The promulgation of the constitution in 1956 led to Pakistan declaring itself an Islamic Republic (official name) with the adoption of parliamentary democratic system of government. The resignation letter [Wikipedia and] of Jogendra Nath Mandal [The News on Sunday] in October 1950 clearly showed the hypocrisy of the Muslim leadership.

Missionaries established educational institutions to educate children from the lower class and hospitals for public care but after the mass exodus of missionaries from Pakistan, the sitting Christian leadership didn’t follow the same rules. Later when Zulifqar Ali Bhutto became the prime minister of Pakistan, he nationalized Christian institutions thus this chapter was closed. Since then neither clergy nor political leadership ever planned for the economic development of the Christians. Instead clergy remain busy in selling church properties and political leadership remains disloyal with the community [Christian Times and]. In the first week of November 2015, in the village of Punjab province, Chack number 228, (around 50 km away from the Faisalabad) an eight year old Christian girl was beaten [Breitbart] and locked in her school washroom by her head teacher for daring to use toilet meant for Muslim girls only.

In the recent few weeks dozens of Christian girls were kidnapped/rapped and forced to conversion [Pakistan Christian Post, and]. The head teacher in a village 30 kilometer away from the Punjab capital was brutally beaten up due to his faith by his subordinate. Still Pakistani leadership says that there is no discrimination and minorities are enjoying full rights in Pakistan. This is all due to the poor performance of the Christian leadership; and Pakistani Christians are still facing many problems. But the [Christian] clergy is busy in making money.

Secondly since the government of Pakistan has adopted joint electoral system for minorities of the country the local community is divided into different groups – a divide and rule policy being adopted. The PML-N present ruling party, in Punjab has not been able to provide protection to Christians, instead the rulers’ attitude towards Christian is discriminatory. Since the twin churches bomb blast in Youhanabad [HERE and HERE], many Christians are still in the prisons [Pakistan2days]. Dozens of the families are suffering due to the arrests of their family heads. [The is the case even] Though the government has not been able to prove its allegations against them and therefore inmates and their families are suffering. In this incident, one Christian parliamentarian has reportedly betrayed the community and had shown his loyalty with his party. The same has been happening for the last decade.

Christians of Pakistan need better leadership and unity at the local level. There are people with potential to do something but they don’t have resources. But there are people, with no vision but resources, they are wasting them and have set their priorities. Education, economic uplift programs need to adopted. And to discourage the hypocrites and self-centered personals.

There are also some so-called leaders among Pakistani Christians that mislead the world and present a cool and calm situation in Pakistan for Pakistani Christians. Most recently one religious leader and so-called political leader has attended and presented a report and denied any oppression or persecution of religious minorities by the government and local people [Pakistan Christian Post]. This type of people are betrayers and have sold out our nation, they do not want anyone to expose them. These are the Judas Iscariots of today and we need to stand against them. But I believe that youngsters of [our] nation have realized [that many Christian leaders are corrupt] and will reject them and will stand with truth and right.

The European Union has taken in millions refugees from Syria, Egypt and other countries of the Middle East. Now extremists among those refugees are reportedly involved in creating disturbance in the EU [Express and WSJ] and UK. The EU and UNHCR are very open about [Muslim] refugees from the Middle East. Yet these EU countries always discourage Pakistani Christians. And [these EU leaders are] taking measures against Christian asylum seekers from Pakistan. As a Pakistani Christian, I urge Pakistani Christians to stand together and join hands together against the crooked and self-centered so-called [Christian] leadership.

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Be Blessed,

Shamim Masih

Correspondent, Pakistan Today – (About Pakistan Today), Blogger and Human Rights Activist


Edited by John R. Houk

Text or links enclosed with brackets are by the Editor.

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The Christian Way to deal with Sin in the Camp

John R. Houk

© November 13, 2015

The Old Covenant is the blessings and curses of the Law of Moses. The penalty for the curse for breaking God’s directive was a justice that Christians and Westerners would be horrified to see executed in this day and age.

Classic Sin in the Camp Solution

4 So about three thousand men went up there from the people, but they fled before the men of Ai. 5 And the men of Ai struck down about thirty-six men, for they chased them from before the gate as far as Shebarim, and struck them down on the descent; therefore the hearts of the people melted and became like water.

6 Then Joshua tore his clothes, and fell to the earth on his face before the ark of the Lord until evening, he and the elders of Israel; and they put dust on their heads.

10 So the Lord said to Joshua: “Get up! Why do you lie thus on your face?11 Israel has sinned, and they have also transgressed My covenant which I commanded them. For they have even taken some of the accursed things, and have both stolen and deceived; and they have also put it among their own stuff. 12 Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies, but turned their backs before their enemies, because they have become doomed to destruction. Neither will I be with you anymore, unless you destroy the accursed from among you.

20 And Achan answered Joshua and said, “Indeed I have sinned against the LordGod of Israel, and this is what I have done: 21 When I saw among the spoils a beautiful Babylonian garment, two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold weighing fifty shekels, I coveted them and took them. And there they are, hidden in the earth in the midst of my tent, with the silver under it.”

22 So Joshua sent messengers, and they ran to the tent; and there it was, hidden in his tent, with the silver under it. 23 And they took them from the midst of the tent, brought them to Joshua and to all the children of Israel, and laid them out before the Lord. 24 Then Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, the silver, the garment, the wedge of gold, his sons, his daughters, his oxen, his donkeys, his sheep, his tent, and all that he had, and they brought them to the Valley of Achor. 25 And Joshua said, “Why have you troubled us? The Lord will trouble you this day.” So all Israel stoned him with stones; and they burned them with fire after they had stoned them with stones. (Joshua 7: 4-6; 10-12; 20-25 NKJVAll of Joshua 7)

The difficulty of sin seems to have caught up with falsely imprisoned Pastor Saeed Abedini who currently is incarcerated in an Iranian jail subject to abuse and persecution for being a Christian. The sin is not given in specifics but in generalities described as marital problems with Saeed’s wife Naghmeh. Mrs. Abedini has let the cat of the bag that Pastor Saeed has been dealing with porn addiction which has caused unspecified emotional and abuse issues in the marriage.

Since the cat is out of the bag Naghmeh has announced she is suspending her public efforts in trying to get her husband Saeed Abedini released from an Iranian jail. I suspect she doesn’t want to deal with humiliating media questions that journalists will now be more interested in personal info on the Abedini marriage more than on freeing Saeed.

The secular media is quite unforgiving when they smell a Christian public figure has personal issues that Christianity views as immoral. Such media trolls have a tendency write anything that places Christianity in a bad light. Why? When Christianity is denigrated publicly the theme is pushed that Christian morality is antiquated and time to be placed in the history books as not essential in a lifestyle of living.

If Christianity is outdated than the concept of a Creator God is then erroneous. Thus moral stands against baby-killing in womb is outdated. The practice of homosexuality labeled as an abomination by God Almighty is okay the Almighty does not exist. Ungodly sexual practices (e.g. adultery, pornography, bestiality, polygamy, prostitution, pre-marital sex, man-boy sex and on and on) can be equated with the norm as long as a greater quantity of people begins to view the practices as not socially denigrating to societal norms.

When a devoted Christian slips into errors that non-practicing Christians and non-Christians are easily susceptible to, then those that condemn Christian/Biblical morality partake into a feeling of self-justification in their own choices.

New Covenant Good News to the curse of the Law

5 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.

8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us. (1 John 1: 5-10 NKJV)

Here’s some Good News for Christians. Don’t listen to people more interested in self-justification rather than in a Redeemer that justifies those who breaks God’s holiness with His own Blood because that which is unredeemed no not what they do. So what about those who have embraced Redemption and should know better?

More Good News: Redemption makes the old twisted nature into a new creation with the stamp of Jesus Christ certifying the newness of life. But, there is more Redemption yet to come. A Redemption accepting humanity has not yet received full Redemption. Neither our human biological flesh nor our human soul in which sensory knowledge still reigns supreme are Redeemed. The union of the new creation spirit-man with the Holy Spirit of God in Christ is the down payment promise that the whole man (and woman) will be Redeemed.

From Suffering to Glory

18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; 21 because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.22 For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. 23 Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. 24 For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees?25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance. (Romans 8: 18-25 NKJV)

Assurance of the Resurrection

5 For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven, 3 if indeed, having been clothed, we shall not be found naked.4 For we who are in this tent groan, being burdened, not because we want to be unclothed, but further clothed, that mortality may be swallowed up by life.5 Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.

14 For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; 15 and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.

16 Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. (2 Corinthians 5: 1-5, 14-19 NKJV)

Ephesians 1:13-14

13 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who[a] is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.

Ephesians 4:22-24

22 that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, 23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness. (Ephesians 1: 13-14; 4: 22-24 NKJV)

When is that Promise to be realized? At the Second Coming of Christ when He returns as King of kings and Lord of lords to restore the whole of humanity and the whole earth to unfettered communion with God Almighty. Knowledge of God’s Will become as instinctive as human thought is in the present.

So what does that mean for Pastor Saeed and Naghmeh Abedini? It means nothing for the nosy particularly for nosy judgmental Christians who need to be just as concerned about the beam in their own eye rather than the speck of wood not clearly seen by the human eye in another. It means everything for the Abedini family of which repentance and restoration is always available to Believers in the Redemptive Blood of Jesus the Son of God and Savior. The process is between the Abedinis and God with the guidance of the man (or woman) of God in which has the spiritual responsibility of oversight by the Anointing of the Holy Spirit.

I am not a part of that process and those reading this probably not a part that process either.

I still pray for Pastor Saeed Abedini’s protection from Christian-hating Muslim Iranians and deliverance back home to the USA – the land of the free and home of the brave.

JRH 11/13/15

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Pastor Abedini’s Wife Cites Stress in Suspending Public Efforts for Husband’s Freedom


November 13, 2015

CBN News

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Naghmeh Abedini is pulling back her public fight to see her husband Pastor Saeed Abedini freed from an Iranian prison.

Christianity Today reports the emotional stress of the effort, along with “abuse” issues in her marriage before and since Saeed’s imprisonment, have taken a toll. CBN News contacted the American Center for Law and Justice, which represents the Abedini family, for a response.

“In recent days, Naghmeh — Pastor Saeed’s wife — has revealed that she is dealing with some very serious personal issues inside her family. She has asked for privacy and prayer. We are respecting her request. The ACLJ will not have any comment on the personal issues that she is addressing,” the ACLJ told CBN News.

The CT article is based mostly on two emails Abedini sent to supporters revealing the problems. In those emails she listed marital problems, including “physical, emotional, psychological and sexual abuse [through Saeed’s addiction to pornography].”

The ACLJ gave CBN News the following statement from Naghmeh Abedini:

“I regret having sent the emails. I was under great psychological and emotional distress. I am now taking time off to heal and to rest and to spend much needed time with my kids. I would appreciate for those who care about Saeed and our family to give us time for rest and healing and to respect our privacy.”

Meanwhile, The ACLJ told CBN News it remains committed to seeing Saeed’s freedom.

“What we are focused on is this: bringing home an American pastor who has been wrongly imprisoned in Iran because of his faith. We know that Pastor Saeed remains in grave danger in prison where he continues to be beaten and psychologically abused by Iranian guards and remains in need of medical care,” the ACLJ said.

“We continue to pray for Naghmeh, Pastor Saeed, and their family. We will continue our work — in this country and abroad — to secure the freedom of this U.S. citizen,” the ACLJ statement concluded.

Naghmeh also asked for prayer to continue for Saeed and their family. CT reported she pointed out that Saeed still shares his faith in Jesus while imprisoned — and that she calls her husband a “treasure.”

“But that does not mean he has not been battling with his own demons which I am believing that he can be freed of,” CT quoted from Naghmeh’s writings.

“I will continue to pray for my husband’s release and advocate for him as he suffers in an Iranian prison for his Christian faith. I would also ask others to join me in continuing to pray for his release,” Naghmeh said in her statement to CBN News.

Saeed Abedini has spent more than three years in an Iranian prison simply for his Christian faith. He is still being mistreated, beaten and denied medical care.

Despite Naghmeh’s revelations, several groups that have stood with the family said they will continue to speak out on her husband’s behalf.

“Regardless of any struggles that Pastor Saeed may be experiencing it doesn’t change the fact that the faith community needs to be a powerful and passionate voice calling for his immediate release and standing with our persecuted brothers and sisters,” said Rev. Patrick Mahoney, who leads the Christian Defense Coalition.

Mahoney has led several prayer vigils across the country and met with political leaders to try and secure Pastor Abedini’s release.

Rev. Rob Schenck, president of the National Clergy Council, has also been actively involved in Pastor’s Abedini’s case.

“It’s hard to imagine the pressures that souls like Nagmeh and Saeed Abedini endure,” Schenck said in a statement released by his office. He reminded people who’ve prayed for the Abedini family that “they are not super heroes, just regular people facing the same problems we all do, only under extreme circumstances.”

Mahoney and Schenck will hold a press conference later on Friday to show their continued support for Pastor Abedini.

“God calls us to stand on principle and justice not personalities,” Mahoney said.

Meanwhile, reaction to Naghmeh Abedini’s personal family trauma on social media has been mixed.

Robin G., writing on CBN News’ Facebook page, said, “Something about his just doesn’t feel right in my spirit.”

Jan H. wrote, “I’m sad that she didn’t keep this private. What is the point in exposing this to the whole world?”

Jenny J. said, “This is absolutely heart breaking. I am shocked.”

Nadege S. added, “It is easy to accuse a man who is locked up thousands of miles away in a dungeon.”

Meanwhile, another poster, Teresa C., warned people not to judge the Abedini’s writing: “We don’t know the whole story and it is not for us to know.”

The emotional and psychological trauma of enduring a hostage or kidnapping situation can be extremely difficult for families and loved ones involved.

“There’s a lot of studies that have shown that families incur post-traumatic stress at the same rate that hostages do,” Chris Voss, founder and CEO of The Black Swan Group, a company that solves business negotiations with hostage negotiation strategies said. “The reality is that this is the family’s darkest hour.”

Voss is a 24-year veteran of the FBI’s negotiation team and was the lead international kidnapping negotiator for the agency.

Voss spoke with CBN News’ George Thomas about the pressures that prolonged, illegal imprisonment can put on families. Click below to watch the interview.

CBN Video: Fmr. Hostage Negotiator Discusses Abedini Imprisonment


“When someone is a hostage, the fear and trauma is overwhelming and unending they don’t know when it is going to end and it is a really horrifying experience for families,” Voss told CBN News from his office in California. “Families are held hostage as much as the hostages are.”

In a Washington Post, editorial Naghmeh Abedini wrote about the emotional toll the ordeal was taking on her family.

“The continued imprisonment of Saeed has taken a very emotional and tragic toll on our family,” Naghmeh said. “My kids have had to grow up without a father. Saeed has missed so many birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions.”

Abedini said since the US and Western countries signed a nuclear deal with Iran, her husband’s physical condition has gotten worse.

“Saeed was being beaten and interrogated by Iranian guards in prison,” Abedini wrote in the Washington Post. “During that encounter, guards interrogated Saeed and used a stun gun on him. Although there was no detailed information provided, Saeed was told he would face additional new charges, possibly extending his eight-year prison sentence.”

Voss says in such cases where a hostage victim endures great physical and psychological torture at the hands of their captors, families back home also feel the pain.

“What we have a tendency to do as human beings is that we imagine it in a very horrific fashion so the people that love him [Pastor Abedini] and the people that care about him are really putting themselves through hell trying to get him out, thinking about what he must be going through. It is truly the families [sic] darkest hour,” Voss said.

CBN News will continue to update


The Christian Way to deal with Sin in the Camp

John R. Houk

© November 13, 2015


Pastor Abedini’s Wife Cites Stress in Suspending Public Efforts for Husband’s Freedom


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EU Care for Pakistani Christians

Peter van Dalen

It will CU-SGP representative Van Dalen no surprise when the Pakistani government changes the law on blasphemy. “Something is changing,” he said Wednesday evening just before returning from Pakistan.

The blasphemy laws are widely misused to fight out disputes between neighbors or financial issues, says Van Dalen. “Malicious neighbors see Christians soon something of blasphemy. There is also a victim of Asia Bibi.”

Van Dalen could hear all conversations consent resonate with a ruling by Pakistan’s Supreme Court last week. “It called for changes in the blasphemy law, in part because Christian minorities were often victims of. By this statement we found everywhere an open ear. A minister even promised our request on the agenda of the Cabinet.”

But a remark in a judgment of a supreme court still does not lead directly to reform?

“Not in itself. Nevertheless, we noticed that it was taken. I think there is a change to. Something is changing. Of course, Pakistan is particularly sensitive in the wallet. Early next year we talk in Parliament about the position of Pakistan as a privileged partner. Then I insist again on reform.”

You have also met the man of Asia Bibi. There were more alarming reports about her health. How is she?

“She’s doing well. She has learned to read and will read daily in her Bible. She also enjoys certain freedom of movement. ” — Van Dalen (CU-SGP): Asia Bibi read daily in her Bible – Google Translation: Dutch to English; By Evert van Vlastuin; Reformatorisch Dagblad (About from Dutch WikipediaGoogle Translation); 11/5/2015 16:06,Updated 11/5/15 16:24

Me thinks MEP Van Dalen from the Netherlands is a bit too optimistic about change in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. It should be noted that the EU nations seem more accepting of Muslim immigrants than persecuted Christian refugees from Muslim dominated nations. Nonetheless it is my feeling that such promising words from a European Parliament delegation to Pakistan undoubtedly produces hope in the hearts of Pakistani persecuted Christians. I just pray it is not false hope.

JRH 11/6/15

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EU Care for Pakistani Christians

EU delegation visit to Pak

 EU delegation – Shamim Masih 2nd from Left


By Shamim Masih

Sent: 11/5/2015 2:52 AM

ISLAMABAD: European Parliament delegation urged Pakistan to bring reforms in blasphemy law and ensure the safety of the minority rights in Pakistan. European parliamentarians are aware and care for Pakistani Christians, said Peter van Dalen, a lead delegate.

EU Delegation & Listeners of Peter van Dalen Address

According to the details, European Parliament mission led by Mr. Peter van Dalen (Netherlands), Mr. Arne Gericke (Germany) and Mr. Marek Jurek (Poland) visited Pakistan between 2 -5 November, 2015. The mission aims at a fact finding on blasphemy laws in Pakistan and their application. The delegation met high interlocutors from the government and representatives of the civil society. During the meeting with advisor to the Prime Minister Sartaj Aziz [See Also HERE], EU delegation demanded to carry out thorough review of the blasphemy law and its current application, in particular section 295-B & C of the penal code.

Peter Van Dalen, a lead delegate said that the EU believes that there is now momentum for Pakistan to start closing the dark chapter of its blasphemy legislation. By doing so, Pakistan would apply its founding principles, as well as its international obligations under for example the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the conditions attached to GSP+ trade benefits [See Also HERE] granted by the EU.

Shamim Masih 1st right & Peter van Dalen 2nd Right – visiting H-9

The EU parliament delegation has handed over the handout to the high officials including Sartaj Aziz and other high officials and demanded the safety of the minority rights. It said “the legislation which is supposed to protect and safeguard instead has drenched large parts of Pakistan’s society in fear. During the recent decade the security situation has gone to worse in Pakistan. Especially minorities of the country feel insecure in Pakistan thus Pakistan stands in the top ten source countries of people seeking asylum in the EU.” The EU parliamentarians said that the blasphemy law direct or indirectly affect them as well.

Later the delegation visited H-9 slum area and met with displaced people of Rimsha case (a Christian minor girl accused of blasphemy in Islamabad). The delegation ensured the slum settlers that the EU will support the slums of the capital as well the people persecuted in Pakistan. Peter Van Dalen also prayed for the safety of the community and a better future.

EU Delegation & Shamim Masih Visiting H-9 Slums circa Youhanabad

The sources confirm that the delegation visited Youhanabad and met with the victims of the incident. The Punjab government has arrested many Christians after the twin church blast in Youhanabad accusing them of lynching two suspects involved in bomb blasts [See Also HERE]. Joseph Francis, Director CLAAS, briefed them on the present situation of the case and also shared his concern in this regard. The EU delegation showed their greater sympathy to the victims and affectees of the incident. Later the delegation met with Asia Bibi’s family in Lahore.

Be Blessed,

Shamim Masih

Correspondent, Pakistan Today – (About Pakistan Today), Blogger and Human Rights Activist


Edited by John R. Houk

Text enclosed by brackets and all links are by the Editor.

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Yesterday I posted “Profiling Harper-Mercer via Media Sources” in regard to the massacre perpetrated in Rosewood Oregon. Today I found a WND article that looks into the depraved mind of a psycho-killing and Christian hating murderer.

JRH 10/3/15

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Dating website shutters public access to killer’s profile


October 2, 2015


Photos from Christopher Harper Mercer’s MySpace page

The Oregon gunman who lined up his victims and asked specifically which ones were Christians before shooting them execution style had a special interest in “magick” and “spiritualism” and had joined a dating website called “Spiritual Passion.”

On the site, Christopher Harper Mercer, 26, who killed nine people and injured seven at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg before he was shot and killed by police, describes his politics as “Republican” and his interests as “killing zombies,” meditation, the occult and punk-rock music.

He also made clear that he had a disdain for organized religion. Using the handle “IronCross45,” Mercer describes himself as a “not religious,” man who lives with his parents. He belonged to a group on the site who shared common interests in “magick and the occult.” Under the category of “Religious Views,” Mercer wrote that he is not religious but is “spiritual” and was interested in “pagan” and “wiccan.”

He listed “vampire, piercings, psychic, tattoos” under the category of “Individuality.”

By midday Friday the dating site had removed Mercer’s page and blocked public access to his account but WND captured a screen shot (see below).

Mercer’s tactics, searching for Christians and killing them, bore a remarkable similarity to the Columbine High School incident where the shooters also targeted Christians, including Rachel Scott, who was the first to be killed for her faith that fateful day on April 20, 1999.

“It is astounding and inspiring to consider the number of young people who died as Christian martyrs in this horrific mass murder, a shooting spree that involved the specific targeting of Christians,” Carl Gallups, a Baptist pastor in Florida, author and former police officer who hosts a national radio show, told WND.

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Gallups’ latest book, “Be Thou Prepared: Equipping the Church for Persecution and Times of Trouble,” addresses the growing persecution of Christians in America. “They could not have known when they got up that morning they would be called upon to deny Jesus Christ, or die,” Gallups said of the courageous Christians in Oregon.

“Many are asking, ‘how could this happen in America?’ Sadly, the answer appears to be that not only ‘can’ it happen in America, but also, it will probably continue to happen with increasing frequency as the spiritual makeup of our nation continues to decay,” Gallups continued. “In the wake of this tragedy, the people of God will have even more opportunities to be the “salt and the light” and to demonstrate the love of Jesus.”

Only two ‘friends’ on Myspace

Blogger and author Pamela Geller noted that on Mercer’s Myspace page he had only two friends, “a girl and a jihadi.” The male friend is Mahmoud Ali Ehsani.

“He has just two friends — a girl and a jihadi,” Geller writes. “Check out the terror sympathizer’s page — ‘kill the jews.’ “The media has avoided mentioning this at all.”

Mercer said on the dating site he wanted a girlfriend and described his personality as a “loner, shy at first, but warm up quickly, side kick, better in small groups, geek, nerd, intellectual, punk, introvert.” He also idolized other mass shooters and terrorists. A Myspace account linked to Mercer’s email address shows pictures of him in black ski mask and full military dress holding a rifle and also images of Irish Republican Army logos. He also had an affinity for other mass killers.

In a blog, Harper-Mercer especially admired the Roanoke TV-interview shooter, Vester Flanagan, the Daily Beast reported. People “like him have nothing left to live for,” Mercer wrote on Aug. 31. “On an interesting note, I have noticed that so many people like him are all alone and unknown, yet when they spill a little blood, the whole world knows who they are… A man who was known by no one, is now known by everyone. His face splashed across every screen, his name across the lips of every person on the planet, all in the course of one day. Seems the more people you kill, the more you’re in the limelight.” Mercer reportedly told his victims, “Oh, you’re a Christian? Well you’re about to see God.”

A well-defined pattern

Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Michael Welner, MD, told Fox News the pattern is familiar of someone who recognizes from watching others that they have an opportunity to be made “larger than life.”

“This converges with someone who recognizes he’s a failure as a man,” Welner said, “and that he can go overnight from a nobody to a celebrity. “He admired that he could get the attention from killing alone. And by saying something as callous as ‘pray, because you’re about to be meet your maker’ or whatever he said,” Welner added. “He admired that he could get the attention from killing alone. Hey, what can I do that’s outrageous, and where can I target where people are defenseless and wont’ stop me from killing as many people as I can get away with.”

Welner said these types of killers, like Mercer and Dylan Roof, the Charleston, South Carolina, church shooter, are not necessarily ingrained racists.

“No, it starts with a desire to kill because one recognizes one will be larger than life,” he said. On the dating site Mercer said he was an Internet junkie and fantasized about “killing zombies.” Gary Evans, 62, who was married to Harper-Mercer’s aunt, told The Daily Beast in a phone interview that when Harper-Mercer came into the world, his birth father was not in the picture. “They were separated when I first met them, and I don’t believe they ever were married,” Evans said. The father is Caucasian, Evans said, while Harper-Mercer’s mother, Laurel Harper, is black.


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Khana Dak

Shamim Masih writes about the exploitation and deprivation of Pakistani Christians in a slum colony just outside of Islamabad. The Christians in Pakistan may not be having their heads chopped off en masse as in the terrorist pseudo-nation calling itself the Islamic State but their lives are lived in oppression just as the dhimmitude (See Also HERE) Pact of Omar (Umar) etched in the Islamic stone of Sharia Law.

VIDEO: The Dhimmi Contract


Published by lnfideI

Published on Jul 13, 2009

*** [Blog Editor: Youtube video description translated to English from Dutch]


There is no official Islamic “dhimmitude” in Pakistan or in most of the Muslim dominated nations; however the treatment of non-Muslims is still in the dhimmitude Muslim mentality in Islamic culture. ERGO the Christians Shamim are advocating for are essentially treated as dhimmis by Pakistan Sunni Muslims.

JRH 9/24/15


Khana Dak

By Shamim Masih

Sent: 9/24/2015 1:28 AM

Khana Dak Christians

Islamabad: Christians of Khana Dak celebrated Independence Day across the Korang Nala, where, they have no access to a road. The local government has turned a cold face towards this community. Residents raised small funds, which are awfully short of the total budget. On the 69th Independence Day celebration of Pakistan, I was invited to join the celebration at Khana Dak, (a Christian colony with more than 70 houses). There, Rah-e-Nijat Ministry arranged singing and a debate competition for young church members with the local priest. We drove through the pasture. The event was good and we all enjoyed it, at the end youngsters were encouraged [by] distributing shields to the winners.

But I noticed the disheveled existence of the local community in the area. This community lives across the Korang Nala, or Korang River, (Korang River is the outlet stream of Rawal Dame. This stream crosses Islamabad Express Highway from Korang Town and Judicial Colony). This river strikes this colony every year and destroys what meager housing the poor have which includes the elimination of food supplies, crops, and form animals. The recent and last year, I met with victims of the massive deluge but these Christians received no help from the authorities. They have been affected by the flood every year and yet no disaster recovery plan or infrastructure has been put in place to enhance their safety or security. Another difficulty they face [is] that the owner of the nearby colony (Qutbal Town) has banned their way to a road. Last year, there was a flood all around [Khana Dak] but there was no passage to this colony.

This year, the residents have been able to negotiate with the owner of the town and got the passage towards the road side. But there is a problem to construct the bridge on the Korang Nala. The local government should construct a bridge on the nala but the Capital Development Authority (CDA) does not fulfill its responsibility. The families have been working together to arrange funds. In the meantime, they raised funds for two big pipes. But this is woefully short of the level they need. There is an urgent call for support to the downtrodden families.

During the last year, when government agencies and charities have set up temporary shelter in the form of tents and providing food, clean water and medical aid in the flood affected areas, poor Christians of this area as well as Layyah, Sharoon Colony and Gilgit were overlooked and forgotten. Christian communities have survived quite miraculously and remain unscathed. Victims had lost most of their possessions which had been washed away with their homes or irretrievably ruined by water damage and bruising carriage via the water surge.

Presently, Rah-e-Nijat Ministry® is raising funds for the construction of the bridge; sources said that the total cost of the project is more than 2.5 million Pak rupees. Please help them by giving financially, that they might continue the work. I hope hearts are stirred to offer help to these victims, as I believe one day we all have to answer to our maker.

Be Blessed,

Shamim Masih

For donations [to the project] and any further [information] you can contact Shamim at, or Safdar Saleem at:

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*** Youtube video description:


Dutch translation [Google Translate to English]:


* Dhimmis at all times should be aware that they are inferior to Muslims and to behave accordingly.


* Dhimmis owe a special tax. Which must be personally handed, with the dhimmis ritual will be humbled (for example by saving them in the face). Pays a dhimmi not, you lose the right to protection and can do every Muslim to him what he wants.


* Muslims dhimmis can prescribe what clothes to wear so that their submission is emphasized.


* Dhimmis may not have cars or other motor vehicles, most bikes. They should always give priority to Muslims.


* When a Muslim wishes to sit in public places, a dhimmi must release his chair.


* Dhimmis may no finer or higher inhabit houses than the Muslims in their environment.


* Dhimmis may only perform a menial job or heavy work.


* It is dhimmis not allowed to build new churches or synagogues, or repair dilapidated churches or synagogues.


* Dhimmis are free to practice their religion, but allowing to not only reveal a stir. It is forbidden to display publicly in prayer or singing too loudly. It is also forbidden to wear religious symbols, or attach it to the outside of a building.


* Dhimmis cannot criticize Islam, the Koran and Muhammad, this is punishable by death or long imprisonment.


* Dhimmis cannot prevent their relatives are Muslim.


* It is not allowed Muslims to convert to Christianity or Judaism.


* It is male dhimmis forbidden to marry Muslim women, a Muslim man can marry a dhimmi woman of course.


* The testimony of a Muslim always counts more than that of a dhimmi. An oath or declaration of a dhimmi in a case against a Muslim has no legal validity.


* Dhimmis should never, ever carry a weapon and can therefore do no service to the police or the army.


* The insult or offend Muslims with dhimmis is strictly prohibited, the converse is not a problem. A dhimmi who reproves a Muslim inflicts injury is heavy, the opposite case is a modest fine enough. If a Muslim kills a dhimmi and therefore no acceptable reason can argue he should pay blood money. On the killing of a Muslim with a dhimmi is of course the death penalty.


* If a dhimmi converts to Islam and later rejects it, he will be put to death.


* It is not allowed in many cases dhimmi children to attend university education.

Valiant Pakistan Christian needs YOUR HELP

Shamim Masih and wife Namja

John R. Houk

© September 21, 2015

You may have seen Shamim Masih’s name on many a guest post on my blogs. Shamim is from Pakistan with, in my opinion, an unfortunate circumstance. He is a Christian in a Muslim majority nation that claims the odd duality of being a secular republic and an Islamic republic.

The Western Union link to send funds to Shamim is this: Send Money Online (You may need to include Shamim’s phone number for identification purposes: +92-300-642-4560).

Pakistan became an independent nation in 1947 when the former British raj divided India along the lines of religion; viz. a West and East Pakistan as Muslim and the majority of the Indian subcontinent as Hindu. In both sides of the partition there were and still are minorities smaller than the Muslim majority and Hindu majority.

The person credited for pushing the partition of India was Mohammed (alternate spelling include Muhammad) Ali Jinnah who viewed that an independent India would marginalize the significant sized Muslim minority on the subcontinent. Jinnah promised a secular republic that all people no matter their religious faith would have political equal rights, but the emphasis would be Islamic. The problem for Pakistan is that Jinnah died a little over a year after Pakistan independence in 1947.

Some people of note wonder how successful Jinnah would have been to institute the vision he proclaimed for Pakistan if he had lived longer. To make things short in regard to Pakistan’s current political status, Pakistan quickly devolved into an Islamic Supremacist nation in which political rights and privileges became dominated by the Sunni-Islam majority. Roughly this translates that all the minorities of Pakistan (including Shia-Muslims and Ahmadi-Muslims) were treated with disdain and persecution. This disdain was institutionalized by the Sunni leaders that dominated the Pakistani government.

Just as a short aside, India has developed a more democratic representative government than Pakistan. The Indian governing elites have had a better history in at least attempting political equality between Hindus vs. the minorities. BUT there has been a history of strife between the Hindu majority and India’s minorities and even within Hinduism due to that religion’s caste system.

We don’t hear much about Pakistan in the American press except once in a while in terms of cooperating and/or hindering the war being prosecuted in Afghanistan due to Islamic terrorism perpetrated on September 11, 2001. Islamic terrorists under the guise of al Qaeda attacked American soil that resulted in nearly 3,000 immediate deaths which grows even in this present day as the past rescue effort has had continuous effects. BUT the American press should pay more attention on how Pakistan’s Sunni leaders and populace has made that nation one of the most dangerous for minorities to live in for the entire world:

IN ITS latest global report, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) described Pakistan as presenting one of the “worst situation(s) in the world” in respect of liberty of thought. It cited the authorities’ “grossly indequate [sic]” response to attacks on Shia processions and mosques which had cost hundreds of lives; the fact that the Ahmadis, who follow a religious teacher of the 19th century, are denied the right to call themselves Muslims, deprived of many other civil rights, and virtually disenfranchised; forced conversions and kidnappings affecting both Christians and Hindus; and above all a blasphemy law with a very low threshold of proof, which can easily be invoked in the course of petty quarrels unrelated to religion.

Over the past month, the news about religion in Pakistan has become worse, whether this is measured by the behaviour of officialdom or the horrors suffered by ordinary folk at the hands of terrorists or fanatics. READ ENTIRETY (How to stop going from bad to worse; By B.C.; The EconomistErasmus; 3/27/15 15:09)

Shamim Masih (far right) with Katchi Abadi slum Christians

Shamim Masih is a Christian Human Rights activists who is also a journalist by profession. In the last few years he has been a voice crying in the wilderness trying to expose this blatant inhumanity that effects Pakistani Christians. Here is just a small example of the risks a Christian faces in Pakistan:

It all started with the promise of what seemed to be an innocent shopping trip with a friend. But when the 12-year-old Christian girl traveled into the town of Lahore with her friend one day last January, she had no idea that everything in her world was about to go terribly wrong.

She was kidnapped by the friend’s uncle and driven more than 120 miles away, where she was subsequently raped and forced to sign papers consenting to marriage to the man. And when she refused to give in to his demands that she convert from Christianity to Islam, she was severely beaten.

The nightmare continued for the next eight months, as the girl was repeatedly raped and beaten until she finally converted. Fortunately, she eventually managed to escape from her abductor and contacted her parents to tell them of her whereabouts.

But the family’s troubles were far from over. When the kidnapping was investigated, it was revealed that, although the girl’s father had reported her missing eight months before, the police had never looked into her disappearance. And when Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, a militant Islamic group, contacted the authorities about the young girl, they produced a marriage certificate claiming that she was married to one of their members — despite the fact that the legal age for marriage in Pakistan is 16. To make matters worse, the authorities suggested to the girl’s family that if the girl was not turned over to her “legal” husband, charges would be filed against them.

The State of Christian Persecution in Pakistan

· The abduction, forced marriage, and conversion of Christian girls by Muslims has become a disturbing trend in Pakistan; in fact, it is estimated that as many as 700 girls are abused in this manner each year. In most of these cases, the authorities rarely take action and the girls are never returned to their families. If the girls are raped and become pregnant, it is nearly impossible for the courts to release them from their captors.

· If a girl does manage to leave her Muslim family and attempts to return to Christianity, she is considered an apostate and is liable to be killed, despite the fact that she was forcibly converted.

· According to Jonathan Racho with International Christian Concern, “Rape has been used as a weapon of persecution against Christian girls in Pakistan, where Christians are treated as third-class citizens. In the Muslim majority country, Christian girls are particularly vulnerable to these types of crimes because Muslim authorities are reluctant to protect them when their rights are being violated by Muslims.”

· Nazir Bhatti, president of the Pakistan Christian Congress, has stated that over 99.9 percent of rape cases involving Christian women go unreported.

… (Persecution In Pakistan; Christian Freedom International)

Shamim has been reporting on these kind of incidents for quite some time. In case you haven’t figured it out, this means Shamim Masih risks his life every time his name is on something in print.

Easter Packages for prisoners outside Adayla Jail April 2015

Shamim, as far as I am aware of, is not an ordained minister, BUT he often does the work of a minister by visiting the Christian imprisoned, Christian victims of violent Muslims and I have viewed pictures of him involved in ministry to Pakistani Christian children.

Rape Victims – Sehrish (18yrs) & Farzana (14yrs) with Shamim 12-2014

Shamim Masih with Christian Students

I want to emphasize the work of Shamim because is a guy VERY WORTHY of financial support. I’ll be honest to my fellow Americans. Supporting Shamim is not going to be a tax deduction unless you find a 501(c)(3) organization in the USA willing to send funds to this valiant Christian in Pakistan.

Pakistan Christmas with Shamim Masih ministering

The best way to support Shamim Masih directly is through Western Union which will exchange your American dollars into Pakistani rupees. Shamim merely has to go to the nearest Western Union agent to where he lives. The Western Union link to send funds to Shamim is this: Send Money Online (You may need to include Shamim’s phone number for identification purposes: +92-300-642-4560).

If you live outside of the USA Western Union is quite international. Find the link for your language and Western Union will exchange your currency into Pakistan Rupees as well. Go to Western Union HERE and you can choose the nation you are from and the language will change accordingly and currency you can use.

Western Union

You should also be aware Shamim Masih is a family probably the same as you and I. He has children. Children need to go to school to receive an education. According to Wikipedia here is the Pakistan official stance on education for children:

… Article 25-A of Constitution of Pakistan obligates the state to provide free and compulsory quality education to children of the age group 3 to 16 years. “The State shall provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age of five to sixteen years in such a manner as may be determined by law”.[3]

The education system in Pakistan is generally divided into six levels: Primary education (for the age from 2.5 to 5 years); primary (grades one through five); middle (grades six through eight); high (grades nine and ten, leading to the Secondary School Certificate or SSC); intermediate (grades eleven and twelve, leading to a Higher Secondary (School) Certificate or HSC); and university programs leading to undergraduate and graduate degrees.[4] (Education in Pakistan; Wikipedia; Last Modified – 9/11/15 18:35)

Public Education in Pakistan is based on the Islamic Supremacist model:

Islamic extremism in Pakistan has its roots in the country’s educational system. As long as religious hatred is taught in school text books, discrimination and intolerance towards minorities will continue to thrive among young people.

Schools are at the heart of the problem but at the same time, they are the key to defeating terrorism and religious extremism in Pakistan. Many are adamant about this: experts, educators, bishops, civil society organisations, politicians and scholars alike. “For as long as the jihad begins in the classroom and religious hatred is fostered through state school text books, it will not be easy to imagine this country as one that exudes tolerance, a peace-building country that strives for harmony,” Professor James Paul Anjum explained to Vatican Insider. Mr. Anjum is a Christian and President of the Pakistan Minorities Teachers’ Association (PMTA). (The christians minorities in Pakistan: the problem in the education system; Written by Early Christians;; 7/28/15 00:00)

Christian children that are brave enough to attend Pakistan’s public schools will face discrimination and derision from the Sunni Muslims. Their texts books will about how peaceful Muhammad was even though he slaughtered Jews and Christians as he pillaged his way to dominate the Arabian Peninsula. While you listen and read this as a Christian student you probably will learn that Jesus not only never died on the Cross but also was not the Son of God. So you can guess the level of education for Christian children is much diminished unless you pay for that education.

… In Pakistan it is very common for Christians to be relegated to work in the least desirable fields. Among many jobs the most common are cleaning people’s private residences and collecting and disposing of garbage. There are several reasons this is so but one of the most obvious reasons is that the Christian community in Pakistan cannot afford to educate itself. Education is expensive and the Christian community lacks the resources to pay for a proper education. The inability to access a better education causes Christians to hand down these bad jobs to their children and perpetuate a negative cycle. (Need for Education in the Christian Community of Pakistan; Christians in Pakistan)

A few days ago I received this email from my valiant Christian friend Shamim Masih:

This is the actual situation, I am suffering with: Today the school management sent back to home my children due the non-payment of school fee for the last three months.

I queried Shamim what kind of tuition he was looking at for his children in terms of U.S. dollars. Shamim emailed back $300.

Surely there ten Americans willing to donate $30 or thirty Americans willing to donate $10. Even if Shamim receives an excess of his children’s educational needs, he is truly a workman worthy of your support. You may even wish to send a monthly support for Shamim and his family’s needs especially as long as the Lord is providing protection in an Islamic Supremacist nation.

The Western Union link to send funds to Shamim is this: Send Money Online (You may need to include Shamim’s phone number for identification purposes: +92-300-642-4560).

Western Union - Moving Money

JRH 9/21/15

Christian Flock is Abandoned

Shamim asks:

Australia, Canada and many other countries have granted immigration to thousands of Afghan and Hazara people in the recent years. But Christians are rejected when they are also facing the same situation in Pakistan. Why?

“Why?” indeed! Obama and European nations have been placing Muslim immigrants displaced by wars and terrorism seeming on a quota basis, AND YET nearly ZERO Christians affected under the same circumstance are a part of any immigration quotas.

JRH 9/13/15

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Christian Flock is Abandoned

By Shamim Masih

Sent: 9/11/2015 9:23 PM

ISLAMABAD: There is news of Muslim mass immigration to Europe, America, Britain and other countries. Germany, America and Britain offered a big number of them [refuge] in their countries. Even Pope Francis called on [Catholics] Sunday that every European Church Parish and religious community to take in one refugee family in a gesture of solidarity, which he said would start in the tiny Vatican state where he lives.

It sounds good that Christian majority countries are offering mass immigration on humanity bases to Muslim migrants due to the cruelty by their own Muslim fellows. Thousands of the Syrian Muslims are travelling to Europe and the States. War has forced half of Syrians from their homes. The long insurgency in the country has been worsened by a sense of deprivation among the locals, and an inclusive political system is unable to achieve sustainable peace and stability.

“Wars, conflict and persecution have forced more people than at any other time since records began to flee their homes and seek refuge and safety elsewhere,” the United Nations said in June.

But one should think before offering them a space. Will the EU remain the same after these immigrants [arrive]? [The Muslim refugees have a] different culture, different approach/mindset and religion. If a top ISIS leader removes his beard and comes with this flock as an immigrant with the same mindset, what will the EU do? There are reports that Muslims immigrants denied taking food boxes printed [with the] “cross” sign on it. And one must think about it, are they refugees or this is invasion? This influx of migrants can pose a threat to Europe’s Christian universal values. And this has already proved [so] and the West is presently facing [a] threat as well. As again now they are entering with cries of “Allahu Akbar.” They want to take over.”

Gulf States such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain have been criticized for resettling no Syrian refugees despite similarities of language, religion and culture. Saudi official say they are deliberately ignoring refugees, to allow the spread of Islam to flood the West. “We are ignoring the issue as a strategic maneuver. If these refugees go and settle in the West then they will take the beacon of light i.e. Islam, with them,” an official from the Saudi government said. [Blog Editor: I found this exact quote at the Khabaristan Times. I wish Shamim would have included the next line which adds even more of diabolic context from the Saudi government official: “What we are doing is waiting for them to set up camp so that they can show these infidel nations how to save themselves from kufr”. The word “kufr” in English is also often translated kafir which in English means infidel.

“…kufr literally means covering or concealing something, and in a religious context, it refers to hiding or denying religious truth. More specifically, the term indicates disbelief in Allah and His Messenger, Muhammad. Considered the opposite of iman, which means faith, kufr is considered a grave sin in Islam, punishable in the hereafter by hellfire.

In Islam, one who commits kufr, which means disbelief, is known as a kafir, or a disbeliever. Although the strict definition is argued among Islamic scholars, most Muslims agree that all non-Muslims are kafirs, or kuffar. The Ahl al-Kitab, a term which means “People of the Book,” refers to non-Muslim followers of faiths that have a revealed scripture. … And although they follow a revealed scripture, the Qur’an states that all non-believers of Islam will go to hell. (What Is Kufr in Islam? By Anthon Jackson; Opposing Views)]


We have also seen a criticism on this immigration; even a Hungarian Bishop has said that Pop Francis is wrong on the migrant crisis and the wave of Muslim migrants currently sweeping Europe actually represents an “invasion”. Bishop: ‘Pope Francis is wrong, Migrants are Invasion’ Breitbart, September 8, 2015. Yet it is said “the frustration for those of us who have been calling for compassion for Syrian victims for many months is that the Christian community is yet again left at the bottom of the heap… Britain should make Syrian Christians a priority….” [The Telegraph 9/5/15]

US President Obama directs [his] administration to accept at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in the next fiscal year. The US didn’t do it when people from Sudan and Congo, where Christians were displaced after the Islamists massacred 5 million of them and displaced hundreds of thousands. Why are now feeling compelled to do it with Muslims from the Middle East? Is it because they more valuable human being in the eyes of President Obama than the Christians from Sudan and Congo? Does it mean that Obama is having the same family background?

Being a Christian and a journalist by profession, I have solidarity with victims of migration too, but we Pakistani Christians have been facing discrimination and have been persecuted from decades [and yet] neither the EU nor the US stand for us. We are also have been ignored by local and international media as well. Thus I can say Pakistani Christians are being internationally discriminated [against]. Most recently, there are reports that more than 200 Pakistani Christians, including women and children, were arrested in Thailand by Thai police. Thousands of Pakistanis are seeking asylum in Thailand, Sri Lanka and Malaysia but the international community is not paying [attention] to them. Other than the major [deadly] incidents [that have] happened and the discriminatory laws, we face discrimination on a daily basis [from Sunni Muslims].

Europe and America simply deny visas to Pakistani Christians on the basis of religion fearing that he/she might go for asylum there. Sources confirmed that visa counselors are simply instructed to do so. Australia, Canada and many other countries have granted immigration to thousands of Afghan and Hazara people in the recent years. But Christians are rejected when they are also facing the same situation in Pakistan. Why?

For Americans especially, I have discovered the best way to donate to Shamim Masih is via Western Union sending money with this LINK to a Western Union agent in Islamabad. Include Shamim’s phone – +92-300-642-4560

Be Blessed,

Shamim Masih


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