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Pakistan Judge: Death to Christians


Shagufta and Shafqat photo courtesy Rescue Christians

Pakistan's archaeic 295 Blasphemy Law has claimed two more victims. They're Shafqat Emmanuel and his wife Shagufta Kauser.

Last July, the couple was arrested for allegedly sending blasphemous text messages against Mohammed to a local imam in Gojra. Probelm is they lost their cell phone several days earlier and had reported that to the manager at the local phone store. Also, Shafqat is crippled and bound to a wheelchair. Shagufta is illiterate.

Despite a lack of evidence, a judge recently sentenced them to death. The couple has four children who they've not seen since the arrest nine months ago:

  • 12-year-old Zain
  • 10-year-old Danish
  • 8-year-old Joshua
  • 6-year-old Sara

Keith Davies of Rescue Christians says the judge admitted privately that he'd be killed if he did not order the execution of Shafqat and Shagufta. The Christian couple has appealed their case.

Watch my full interview with Davies here:

Also, President of International Christian Concern, Jeff King asks Christians to pray for the couple and he urges Americans to contact their representatives in the U.S. Congress to demand that pressure be put on the Pakistani government to bring about justice in this case.

Like most of these blasphemy cases, these are false allegations; there is no evidence against them.

This poor, innocent Pakistani couple deserves to be freed from prison and reunited with their precious, heartbroken children.

Watch my full interview with Jeff King, and then please pray for this couple and their children!

Print     Email to a Friend    posted on Friday, April 11, 2014 9:04 AM



Comments on this post

# RE: Pakistan Judge: Death to Christians

There are so many instances of evil done of in the name of Islam it can't be long now before the real God judges this hateful world and returns to take His Kingdom. If only man would turn to Jesus and learn love instead of greed, power, money etc. This family need our prayers. Pakistan,,,, stop this evil, If Muhammed is who you say he is, he can look after himself and needs no murderers to do his dirty work for him. I know many Pakistanis, and they are saddened by this type of thing...
Left by Concerned1 on Apr 15, 2014 3:08 AM

# RE: Pakistan Judge: Death to Christians

People are often jailed here for "hate crimes."
Well, what is Muslims hatred of Christians and non- Muslims, if it isn't
Hate crimes ? Why are Muslims any more special than anybody else, that they
can commit these crimes while America looks the other way, yet routinely jails our own for the same offenses?
Left by keatron on Apr 18, 2014 2:03 PM