2010-07-24 18:35:53

Pakistani Christians Stay Strong Under Blasphemy Law

(24 July 10 - RV) International religious organizations are calling for a repeal of Pakistan’s blasphemy law following the murder of two Christian brothers in Faisalabad earlier this week.
Pakistan's controversial blasphemy law, which provides for a mandatory death sentence or life imprisonment even in cases of unintentional blasphemy offences, is often misused against Christians and others to settle property and personal disputes.
The latest killings triggered a fresh wave of violence and unrest as church leaders prepare to observe the one year anniversary of the killing of eight Christians in nearby Gojra.
John Pontifex is the Head of Press and Information for Aid to the Church in Need UK. He has recently returned from Pakistan, and told us that despite the hardships, the Christian faith remains strong: RealAudioMP3

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