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ACLJ Urges U.N. to Protect Nigeria’s Christians

Aug. 14The ACLJ Urges the U.N. to Protect...

Christians in Nigeria are living in danger every minute because of their faith. The constant threat of abduction, torture, and murder by radical Muslim terrorist groups hangs over them daily. The ACLJ has just taken action, demanding the worlds’ leaders intervene to end this nightmare for Nigeria’s Christians. We’ve just delivered a critical...More

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Christian Mom Sentenced to Death for her Faith

Asia Bibi

On October 16, 2014, an appeals court in Lahore Pakistan has upheld the death sentence for a Christian woman, Asia Bibi, who was falsely convicted of "blasphemy" (speaking against the prophet Muhammad) in 2010. As the lone Christian household in her town, she was targeted for being a Christian when an argument broke...More

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Defend Dying Christians in Pakistan

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Pakistan is one of the most pernicious persecutors of Christians ever.

Pakistani Christians are tortured, raped, and burned alive. Some – like Christian mother of five Asia Bibi – are falsely accused of blasphemy and sentenced to execution by hanging because of their faith.

Others face mob violence and governmental abuse and injustice.

Despite the increasing extremism, the Pakistani government persistently fails to protect Christians from violence or bring its perpetrators to justice. Even worse the government of Pakistan itself is one of the world’s worst jihadist persecutors of Christians. Yet it receives the most U.S. foreign aid of any nation.

This deadly barbarism – this monumental injustice – must end.

We’ve mobilized our offices on the ground in Pakistan, at the U.N., and on Capitol Hill to aggressively fight back. We are directly defending numerous Christians in Pakistani courts.

Save the lives of persecuted Christians before it’s too late. Take action with us.

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AUG // 2018

The ACLJ Urges U.N. Pressure on Pakistan to Change Archaic Blasphemy...

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Aug 13, 2018

Pakistani Christians often face violent persecution, torture, police abuse, and even murder because of their faith. We refuse to accept this and have taken action to defend these Christians. We just filed a...

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Demanding Help and Protection for Persecuted and Dying Christians in...

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May 21, 2018

It's horrifying. Pakistani Christians are terrorized, tortured, murdered – even sentenced to death – simply because of their faith. The Pakistani government seems unable or unwilling to protect its Christian...

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Violent Muslim Mob Attacks Christians for Hanging a Church’s Palm...

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Mar 29, 2018

Last week, we were reminded again about the dangers faced by Pakistani Christians even in the most mundane daily activities. This time, a pastor hung a banner advertising his church’s Palm Sunday service. That...

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Pakistan is one of the most pernicious persecutors of Christians in the world. Mob violence, burning alive, rape, false accusations of blasphemy, unjust death penalties, delayed justice, coerced conversions to Islam, police torture, and population displacement are just a few of the pervasive forms of persecution and discrimination Pakistan inflicts on Christians. Despite growing extremism, the Pakistani government fails to protect its religious minorities from violence or bring perpetrators to justice.

When the Pakistani government isn’t directing the persecution, it is willfully ignoring a whole host of injustices inflicted by jihadists against Christians.

Some of Pakistan’s worst persecution is waged through its blasphemy laws aimed at Christians and other religious minorities. An example of Pakistan’s brutal injustice toward religious minorities can be seen in its handling of the 2013 mob attack on the Christian neighborhood called Joseph Colony where a mob of Muslims burned and vandalized about 200 Christian homes after a false allegation of blasphemy against one Christian was made. While the Muslim attackers were let go scot free, the Christian man originally accused of blasphemy was sentenced to death.

About 40 people are currently on death row or serving life sentences under Pakistan’s extreme and barbaric blasphemy laws that, among other things, provide the mandatory death penalty for defaming the Prophet Muhammad’s name.

One example, Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of five, has been on death row for almost eight years. In 2009, Asia was accused of blaspheming the Prophet Muhammad’s name – an accusation levied against her for offering a Muslim coworker a drink of water (because, as a Christian, she is considered “unclean”). A trial court sentenced her to death in 2010. An intermediate appellate court, upheld her conviction after four years. Asia is still waiting for the Supreme Court to hear her appeal.

In addition to these outrageous, and even deadly outcomes, Christians and other minorities are daily persecuted and humiliated through hundreds of incidents of sectarian violence resulting in thousands of casualties.

Even though the United States gives Pakistan the most foreign aid of any nation, the conditions for Christians in Pakistan remain barbaric. The list of brutal injustices goes on and on. These horrific incidents are happening each and every day.

We’ve mobilized our offices on the ground in Pakistan, at the U.N., and on Capitol Hill to aggressively fight back. We are directly defending numerous Christians in Pakistani courts.

Our international affiliate, European Centre for Law and Justice’s office, the Organization for Legal Aid (OLA), has mobilized to defend the rights of a 3-year-old girl named Sahiba – the daughter of a Christian woman – who was brutally raped by a Muslim man.

In addition, we’ve secured a number of victories for persecuted Christians in Pakistan. We achieved justice for an elderly Christian woman, Bashiran Bibi, who was assaulted by an influential Muslim man for refusing to clean his house. In yet another case, we successfully defended a little Christian girl, pressing criminal charges against a Muslim family for stripping and brutalizing eight-year-old Parwasha.

This deadly barbarism – this monumental injustice – must end.

As we battle in Pakistan’s courts and at the U.N., dying Christians in Pakistan need your voice. Save the lives of persecuted Christians before it’s too late. Take action with us.

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