Punjabi Muslims burn alive Christian women, kid
At least nine Christians were burned alive in Pakistan Saturday, according to Pakistan Christian Post, and the pogroms saw young Christians girls raped by Punjabi Muslim zealots and their houses looted before being torched.
The Christians like other religious minorities, both religious and national minorities, are sitting ducks in Pakistan that was formed by the British on the basis of hate while they were leaving the Indian subcontinent divided in August 1947.
The Muslims are now the rampage targeting Christians.
Six Christians were burned alive in Pakistan yesterday when hundreds of Muslims attacked and looted their homes, sparked by rumours that pages from the Qur'an had been desecrated.
The dead, including four women and a child, were killed when Christian homes were torched by hundreds of supporters of a banned Muslim organisation in the Punjabi village of Gojra, in eastern Pakistan.
The Christians are labeled as the dirty ones or bhangees in Pakistan and Muslims don't eat in the same plate with them.
Forced conversions of Christians are routine and a black lack law called blasphemy law is used to inflict extreme miseries on Christians in Pakistan.
Muslims in Punjab town of Kasur went on a rampage burning more than 100 Christian homes.
Christians are forced to eke out a slave like existence in Pakistan. Their women are routinely kidnapped, raped and forced to convert into Islam and married to Muslim men against their wishes.
Fearing persecution, Christians have stopped using their religious names and in stead have adopted Muslim names.
A key Baluch organization in Washington-DC has condemned Islamabad for the killing of Christians as if the South Asian country created by the British was still in the dark ages.
"It is for this reason the Baluch do not want to have any truck with Pakistan. The country has enslaved not only the Baluch, but also the religious minorities like Christians and Qadianis," Mohammed Ali Baloch and Rasheed Baloch, two presiding council members of the American Friends of Baluchistan said Saturday.
The AFB leaders said under the Bush-Cheney megalomaniac rule that ended earlier this year, a secular Arab nation, Iraq, was targeted while it is now clear before the entire world the military that needs to be civilized and cut down ot size is the Pakistan army.
They said just like the Christians, the secular Baluch people who are opposed to the jihadist army of Pakistan are also being burned alive and called upon the world Christians to support the Baluch liberation struggle.
Four Baloch prisoners have been burned alive in hot coal tar by the Pakistan army during military operations in annexed and occupied Balochistan, according to the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC).
Last week the AHRC received confirmation that Pakistani soldiers arrested four people on April 5 2008, in the Dera Bugti district of Balochistan, and subjected them to torture. They were asked to identify local supporters of the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA). After failing to get any names from them, the victims were immersed in scolding hot coal tar. Three of the men were literally boiled and burned to death. A fourth died later from his injuries.
The AFB leaders said many Westerners do not understand this hatred is part of Pakistan's founding ideology. The AFB leaders said the illegitimate state of Pakistan was surviving because of massive funding from Christian taxpayers in the United States and asked Washington DC to stop all funding to Pakistan until it ends Christian killings and begins talks on Baluchistan's independence.
"We stand with our Christian brothers and sisters in their of need," the Baluch leaders said.
Pakistan’s former Federal Minister for Human Rights and United Nations Expert Advisor on Human Rights at Geneva, Ansar Burney said
he received horrible reports that some of the Christian girls were also raped in district Toba Tek Singh in Pakistan.
Pakistani policemen supported the killer and rapists, the human rights activist alleged.
“The Ansar Burney Trust noted with pain and grief that there was no such incident of blasphemy as some of the ‘Taliban’ minded fundamentalist claimed earlier and just on the false and fabricated rumor, Muslim mobs attacked Christians Colony.” Ansar Burney added. Burney said that the houses of Christians in Toba Tek Singh were looted and torched, not only that but the mob also pushed some of the Christians in their burning houses where these innocents burnt alive.
Several people were killed in the shootings and dozens injured. Burney, who is a United Nations expert advisor, said that presently he is in Geneva to attend United Nations Session but he is also in touch with the representatives of the Ansar Burney Trust who are gathering reports from the affected area at Punjab in Pakistan.
All the houses of minority community Christians torched in a village Korian in district Toba Tek Singh in Punjab (Pakistan).
"The young girls of the Christians were raped and their houses looted before torching," Burney said.
The Ansar Burney Trust noted that there was no such incident of Blasphemy but on the false rumor people attacked Christians Colony. “Police [not only] failed to provide safety and security and instead of providing security to Christians, police reportedly supported the Muslims group who were burning, looting and molesting the girls.” Ansar Burney further added.
GOJRA, Pakistan (AP)- Almas Hameed grabbed his 7-year-old daughter and stumbled out of their smoke-filled home as she pleaded in vain to bring her pet parrots. His wife, father and two other children did not survive.
Outside, hundreds of enraged Muslims called the victims "dogs" as they fired guns and burned house after house in the Christian neighborhood of this eastern Pakistani city. The weekend rampage left eight Christians dead. All but one were relatives of Hameed.
PRESS CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON DC Pakistan Independence Day: Time of Mourning for Christians
Media Contact : 267-471-6246 & 301-957-0008
The plight of the Christians in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the world's second largest Muslim nation, is little known to the outside world. It is said the civility of a nation can be judged by the way it treats its minorities. Christians in Pakistan are sitting ducks facing barbarism, the recent massacre in Punjab showed.
The bestiality shown towards the Christians in the Punjab town of has few parallels in recent years.
Nazir Bhatti, president of the Pakistan Christian Congress and publisher of Pakistan Christian Post, who has been actively involved with securing the rights of the persecuted Christians in Pakistan will address a Press Conference on Monday, August 10, at 2 pm at the Zenger Room of the National Press Club in Washington DC.
The address is 529 14th Street, NW Washington, DC 20045 [Near the Metro Station]
Mr. Bhatti will be joined in the press conference by the American Friends of Baluchistan, an organization that believes in the independence of Baluchistan. The Baluch promise a secular state, after balkanization of Pakistan, where protecting the rights of all national minorities will be the first priority of a democratic government with little tolerance for bigotry.