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የግብጽ እባብ | በረሃ ላይ አዲስ ቤተክርስቲያን ሠሩ፡ ክርስቲያኖች በብዛት በሚኖሩበት ሠፈር አራት አብያተክርስቲያናትን ዘጉ

Posted by addisethiopia on January 17, 2019

በልደት ዋዜማ ቤተክርስቲያን ይከፍታሉ፤ በጥምቀት ዋዜማ ቤተክርስቲያን ይዘጋሉ!

ባለፈው የገና ዕለት በብዙ ሺህ የሚቆጠሩ ሙስሊሞች በፖሊሶች እየተደገፉ የኮፕት አብያተክርስትያናት ፊት ሆነው ክርስቲያኖችን ሲሳደቡና እነርሱን እንደሚያጠፏቸውም በጩኸት ሲዝቱባቸው ነበር።

አሁን ክርስቲያኖች በብዛት በሚኖሩባቸው የተለያዩ የግብጽ መንደራት የሚገኙትን አራት አብያተክርስቲያናት እንዲዘጉ የግብጽ መንግስት ትዕዛዝ አስተላለፈ። ይህ ውሳኔ ያደፋፈራቸው ሙስሊሞቹና ፖሊሶቻቸውም ቀሳውስቱንና መነኮሳቱን ጠፍረው በማሠር በከብት ማመላለሻ መኪናዎች ወዳልታወቀ ቦታ ወስደዋቸዋል።

አዎ! የእባብን ሥራ እያየን ነው? የግብጹ ፕሬዚደንት ከሁለት ሳምንታት በፊት አዲስ ካቴድራል በርሃ ላይ መርቀው ከፈተው ነበር። ባለፈው ጊዜ ልብ ያላልነው ነገር፦ እዚህ በረሃ ላይ፡ አንደኛ፤ ክርስቲያኖች አይኖሩም፣ ሁለተኛ፤ እዚህ አንጋፋ ካቴድራል አጠገብ በይበልጥ አንጋፋ የሆነ አዲስ መስጊድ በዚያው ዕለት በፕሬዚደንቱ ተመርቆ ነበር። አሁን ክርስቲያኖች በብዛት በሚኖሩባቸው ሠፈሮች የሚገኙትን አብያተክርስቲያናት ዘግተዋ፤ ክርስቶስንና ተከታዮቹን ለማዋራድም ቀሳውስቱን ጠፍረው በማሠር በከብቶች ማመላለሻ የጭነት መኪናዎች ላይ ወርወረዋቸዋል።

እነዚህ እርኩስ የዲያብሎስ ልጆች፣ የእነዚህ እባቦች ምላሳቸው ካልተቆረጠ በቀር መናደፉቸውን አያቆሙም፤ ቅዱስ ገብርኤል ምላቻቸውን በሰይፉ ፈጥኖ ይቁረጥባቸው!

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New Revelation: The Obama Administration Facilitated Christian Genocide in Nigeria

Posted by addisethiopia on December 29, 2018

SIMILAR THING IS GOING ON IN ETIHOPIA

On March 23, 2015, President Obama himself took the unusual step of releasing a video message directly to Nigerians all but telling them how to vote. In that video, Obama urged Nigerians to open the ‘next chapter’ by their votes.” — Goodluck Jonathan, former president of Nigeria, in his new book, My Transition Hours.”Christianity is on the brink of extinction in Nigeria.” — Bosun Emmanuel, the secretary of the National Christian Elders Forum,June 23, 2018.

“Hundreds of indigenous Numan Christians in Adamawa state were attacked and killed by jihadist Fulani herdsmen. When they tried to defend themselves the Buhari govt. sent in the Airforce to bomb hundreds of them and protect the Fulani aggressors.” — Femi Fani-Kayode, Nigerian lawyer, author and former Minister of Aviation, Daily Post, December 6, 2017.

In March 2014, after the United States Institute for Peace invited the governors of Nigeria’s northern states for a conference in the U.S., the State Department blocked the visa of the region’s only Christian governor, Jonah David Jang, an ordained minister.

In a bombshell revelation, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s former president (2010-2015), has accused the Obama administration of meddling with his nation’s politics in order to replace him with its current president, Muhammadu Buhari — whom many blame for facilitating the persecution of Christians. In his new book, My Transition Hours, Jonathan writes:

“On March 23, 2015, President Obama himself took the unusual step of releasing a video message directly to Nigerians all but telling them how to vote… In that video, Obama urged Nigerians to open the ‘next chapter’ by their votes. Those who understood subliminal language deciphered that he was prodding the electorate to vote for the [Muslim-led] opposition to form a new government.”

A 2011 ABC News report provides context:

The current wave of [Muslim] riots was triggered by the Independent National Election Commission’s (INEC) announcement on Monday [April 18, 2011] that the incumbent President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, won in the initial round of ballot counts. That there were riots in the largely Muslim inhabited northern states where the defeat of the Muslim candidate Muhammadu Buhari was intolerable, was unsurprising. Northerners [Muslims] felt they were entitled to the presidency for the declared winner, President Jonathan, [who] assumed leadership after the Muslim president, Umaru Yar’Adua died in office last year and radical groups in the north [Boko Haram] had seen his [Jonathan’s] ascent as a temporary matter to be corrected at this year’s election. Now they are angry despite experts and observersconcurring that this is the fairest and most independent election in recent Nigerian history.

That the Obama administration may have imposed its will on a foreign country’s politics and elections is hardly unprecedented. Recall the administration’s partiality for the Muslim Brotherhood during and after 2012 presidential elections in Egypt; or its unsuccessful efforts to oust Israeli prime minister Netanyahu with U.S. taxpayers’ money; or its efforts — with an admittedly unverified “dossier” (here, here and here) — to prevent then-presidential candidate Donald J. Trump from being elected, or by discussing an “insurance policy” in the event that Trump won. Moreover, texts by Peter Strzok revealed that Obama “wants to know everything we’re doing.”

So in Nigeria, the Obama administration, it seems, sought to right the apparently intolerable wrong of having a duly elected Christian president in a more than 50% Christian nation.

Two questions arise: 1) Is there any outside evidence to corroborate Jonathan’s allegations against the Obama administration? 2) Is Buhari truly facilitating the jihad on his Christian countrymen?

The Obama Administration’s Pro-Islamic/Anti-Christian Policy

Former Nigerian President Jonathan’s newly published accusations appear to correspond with the former U.S. administration’s policy concerning Muslims and Christians in Nigeria.

To begin with, the Obama administration insisted that violence and bloodshed in Nigeria — almost all of which was committed by Muslims against Christians — had nothing to do with religion. This despite the fact that Boko Haram — which was engaging in ISIS type of atrocities: slaughter, kidnap, rape, plunder, slavery, torture before ISIS was even born — presented its terrorism as a jihad. In one instance it even called on President Jonathan to “repent and forsake Christianity” and convert to Islam as the price for peace. The Obama administration, however, refused to designate Boko Haram as a foreign terrorist organization until November 2013 — years after increasing pressure from lawmakers, human rights activists, and lobbyists.

For instance, after a Nigerian church was destroyed in an Easter Day 2012 bombing that left 39 worshippers dead — one of many such deadly church bombings over the years in Nigeria — Obama’s Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Johnnie Carson, said, “I want to take this opportunity to stress one key point and that is that religion is not driving extremist violence” in Nigeria.

Instead, “inequality” and “poverty” — to quote Bill Clinton — are “what’s fueling all this stuff” (a reference to the jihadi massacre of thousands of Christians).

Apparently to prove that it believed what it was saying, the Obama administration even agreed to allocate $600 million in a USAID initiative to ascertain the “true causes” of unrest and violence in Nigeria, which supposedly lay in the socio-economic, never the religious, realm.

Also telling is that, although the Obama administration offered only generic regrets whenever Christians were slaughtered by the dozens — without acknowledging the religious identity of persecutor or victim — it loudly protested whenever Islamic terrorists were targeted. When, for instance, Nigerian forces under Jonathan’s presidency killed 30 Boko Haram terrorists in an offensive in May 2013, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (who is also mentioned in unflattering terms in Jonathan’s memoirs) “issued a strongly worded statement” to Jonathan, reported Reuters: “We are … deeply concerned by credible allegations that Nigerian security forces are committing gross human rights violations,” Kerry warned the Nigerian president.

In March 2014, after the United States Institute for Peace invited the governors of Nigeria’s northern states for a conference in the U.S., the State Department blocked the visa of the region’s only Christian governor, Jonah David Jang, an ordained minister. According to human rights lawyer Emmanuel Ogebe:

“After the [Christian governor] told them that they were ignoring the 12 Shariah states who institutionalized persecution … he suddenly developed visa problems… The question remains – why is the U.S. downplaying or denying the attacks against Christians?”

More recently, Ogebe, of the U.S. Nigeria Law Group based in Washington, told Gatestone in an interview that the Obama administration “State Department actually said they preferred a ‘Muslim majority’ country to explain why Obama chose to visit Senegal instead of Nigeria. Ironically, Jonathan sided with the US on Israel in the UN while Buhari voted against the US/Israel in the UN.”

Muhammadu Buhari’s Role in the Jihad on Christians

Indicators that Muhammadu Buhari — whom the Obama administration helped make president of Nigeria, according to Jonathan — is empowering the genocide of Christians follow.

After Goodluck Jonathan became president, thousands of Christians living near Muslim centers in Nigeria were killed. Since getting what they want — a Muslim president, Muhammadu Buhari, in 2015 — Muslims have attacked Christians in ways that are being characterized as a “pure genocide.”

As the Christian Association of Nigeria, an umbrella group of various Christian denominations, said in a recent statement:

“There is no doubt that the sole purpose of these attacks is aimed at ethnic cleansing, land grabbing and forceful ejection of the Christian natives from their ancestral land and heritage.”

To begin with, significantly more Christians have been massacred under Muhammadu Buhari than his Christian predecessor — mostly by Muslim Fulani herdsmen, who regularly launch raids on Christian villages. In just the first six months of this year, 6,000 Christians were slaughtered in the name of jihad. It took three times as long for the Fulani to kill only 1,484 Christians under Jonathan’s presidency.

Any number of prominent Nigerians have accused Buhari of turning a blind eye to Fulani atrocities. He “is himself from the jihadists’ Fulani tribe,” Ogebe told Gatestone.

According to Rev. Musa Asake, the General Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria:

“Under President Buhari, the murderous Fulani herdsmen enjoyed unprecedented protection and favoritism… Rather than arrest and prosecute the Fulani herdsmen, security forces usually manned by Muslims from the North offer them protection as they unleash terror with impunity on the Nigerian people.”

Similarly, according to prominent Nigerian lawyer, author and former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode:

“… the Muslim president [Buhari] has only awarded the murderers with impunity rather than justice and has staffed his government with Islamic officials, while doing essentially nothing to give the nation’s Christians, who make up half the population, due representation.”

Like the Obama administration, Buhari also attributes Fulani persecution of Christians to “poverty, injustice and the lack of job opportunities.” As the Christian Association of Nigeria retorts, however:

“How can it be a [secular or economic] clash when one group [Muslims] is persistently attacking, killing, maiming, destroying, and the other group [Christians] is persistently being killed, maimed and their places of worship destroyed?”

The National Christian Elders Forum is more direct concerning the source of violence:

“JIHAD has been launched in Nigeria by the Islamists of northern Nigeria led by the Fulani ethnic group. This Jihad is based on the Doctrine of Hate taught in Mosques and Islamic Madrasas in northern Nigeria as well as the supremacist ideology of the Fulani. Using both conventional (violent) Jihad, and stealth (civilization) Jihad, the Islamists of northern Nigeria seem determined to turn Nigeria into an Islamic Sultanate and replace Liberal Democracy with Sharia as the National Ideology. … We want a Nigeria, where citizens are treated equally before the law at all levels….”

The Buhari government has even been accused of participating in the jihad. For example, one especially savage Fulani “attack razed several [Christian] villages in the southern part of the state [leaving 100 dead], and a military jet bombed a Lutheran church and other targets,” says one report, before adding: “Some people suspect the jets were deployed in collaboration with the terrorists because their bombs hit villagers.”

Fani-Kyode has been even more direct in his accusation against Buhari:

“Hundreds of indigenous Numan Christians in Adamawa state were attacked and killed by jihadist Fulani herdsmen. When they tried to defend themselves the Buhari govt. sent in the Airforce to bomb hundreds of them and protect the Fulani aggressors. Is this fair? WORLD TAKE NOTE!”

It is also worth noting that, although Christians were only recently the majority of Nigeria’s population, the ongoing genocide against them has caused their population to drop — to the point that Christianity in Nigeria “is on the brink of extinction,” warns Bosun Emmanuel, the secretary of the National Christian Elders Forum. Last summer he said that Muhammadu Buhari “is openly pursuing an anti-Christian agenda that has resulted in countless murders of Christians all over the nation and destruction of vulnerable Christian communities.” Accordingly, “the Church has been weakened and unable to stand before its enemies. Realistically speaking, Christianity is on the brink of extinction in Nigeria. The ascendancy of Sharia ideology in Nigeria rings the death toll for the Nigerian Church.”

Source

David Axelrod’s Political Consulting Firm Far More Involved in Nigeria Election than Previously Disclosed

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እሳተ ገሞራ | በክርስቲያኖች ላይ የዘመተችው ሙስሊሟ ኢንዶኔዥያ መለኮታዊ ማስጠንቀቂያ ተሰጣት

Posted by addisethiopia on December 23, 2018

በሙስሊሞች ቁጥር ብዛት በዓለም የመጀሪያውን ቦታ የያዘቸው ኢንዶኔዥያ በክርስቶስ ተከታዮች ላይ ከፍተኛ በደል በመፈጸም ላይ ትገኛለች። ባለፈው ዓመት በዋና ከተማዋ ጃካርታ አንድ ክርስቲያን ጠቅላይ ገዢ ወይም ከንቲባ ሊሆን አይችልም በማለት ሙስሊሞቹ አምጸው ክርስቲያኑን ፖለቲከኛ እንደወነጀሉትና ከስልጣኑ እንዳስወረዱት የሚታወስ ነው። በዛሬዋ ኢንዶኔዥያ፤ ዓብያተክርስቲያናት ማሠራት ልክ እንደ ሳውዲ አረቢያ እና ግብጽ ከባድ እየሆነ መጥቷል። ቪዲዮው ላይ እንደሚታየው ያሉትም ዓብያተክርስቲያናት በመሀመድ አርበኞች በመፈራረስ ላይ ናቸው። ለከርስቲያኖች ያላቸውን ጥላቻ እንመልከት!

ከሦስት ቀናት በፊት ክርስቲያኑ ቄስ የተቀበሩበት መቃብር ላይ የተተከለውን የእንጨት መስቀል ሙስሊሞች “ይህች የእስላም አገር ናት” በማለት ሰባብረውታል። ለሙታን እንኳን ተገቢውን ክብር አለመስጠታቸው በኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ላይ ምን ያህል ጥላቻ እንዳላቸው ነው የሚያሳየው።

እግዚአብሔር አምላክ ግን “በቃ!” የሚልበት ዘመን ላይ ደርሰናል፤ የሚፈጸሙብንን ግፎች ዝም ብሎ አያልፍም።

በገና በዓል አካባቢ ኢንዶኔዥያ በተፈጥሮ አደጋ ብዙ ጊዜ ትናወጣለች፤ ዛሬም እሳተ ገሞራው ፈነዳ፤ ባሕሩም ኃይለኛ ሞገድ ሠራ በመስቀሉ ጠላቶች ላይ ከፍተኛ ቁጣ መጣ!

[የማቴዎስ ወንጌል ምዕራፍ ፳፯፥፶፡፶፩]

ኢየሱስም ሁለተኛ በታላቅ ድምፅ ጮኾ ነፍሱን ተወ።

እነሆም፥ የቤተ መቅደስ መጋረጃ ከላይ እስከ ታች ከሁለት ተቀደደ፥

ምድርም ተናወጠች፥ ዓለቶችም ተሰነጠቁ

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የግብጽ ቤተክርስቲያንን እንዲጠብቅ የተላከው ሙስሊም ፖሊስ ክርስቲያኖቹን ገደለ

Posted by addisethiopia on December 19, 2018

ከካይሮ በስተደቡብ፡ በሚኒያ አውራጃ ለተገደሉት ክርስቲያን አባትና ልጅ የተዘጋጀው ሌላ እንባ አስወራጅ የቀብር ስነሥርዓት

በግብጽ መንግስት አበረታችነት በየሳምንቱ ተመሳሳይ በደል እና ግድያ በኮፕት ወገኖቻችን ላይ ይካሄዳል፤ የመሀመዳውያኑ ወዳጅ የሆነው ሉሲፈራውያኑ ዓለም ፊቱን አዙሯል፣ ሜዲያዎች የፌንጣ ድምጽ እንኳን አያሰሙም፣ ክርስቲያን ነን የሚሉት የቡና፣ ጥምባሆና፣ ጫት ሱስ ባሪያዎች ከእምነት ወንድሞቻቸው እና እህቶቻቸው ጋር አብረው እንደመቆም ለደመነፍስ አጥፊዎቹ መሀመዳውያን ጠበቃ ሆነው ሲሟገቱላቸው ይሰማሉ። እስኪ መቼ ነው የኢትዮጵያ ሜዲያ “ግብጻውያን ክርስቲያኖች በሙስሊሞች ተገደሉ!„ “ቱርክ በሶርያ እና አረመን ክርስቲያኖች ላይ ጭፍጨፋ አካሄደች” የሚሉ ርዕሶችን የያዘ ዜና አቅርቦ የሚያውቀው? ለሶርያ እና ለምያንማር ሙስሊሞች ግን ተቆርቆሪዎች ሆነው በተገኘው አጋጣሚ ሁሉ በሰፊው ሲለፍፉ ይሰማሉ። ግብዞች!

ለእነዚህ አረመኔ የዲያብሎስ ልጆች መልሱን መስጠት የምትችለው ኢትዮጵያ ብቻ ነበረች። የቀደሙት አባቶቻችን፦ “ዋ! ክርስቲያን ወንድሞቻችንና እህቶቻችንን ትነኩ እና ወዮላችሁ አባይን እንገድበዋለን፣ በአጻፋውም ኢትዮጵያ ያሉትን ሙስሊሞች እንበድላቸዋልን” በማለት መሀመዳውያኑን ሲያስፈራሯቸው ክርስቲያኖች ሰላም ያገኙ ነበር፣ አብያተክርስቲያናት ወዲያው እንዲሰሩ ይፈቀድላቸው ነበር።

የአሁኖቹ መሪዎቻችን ግን አላስፈላጊ ለግብጻውያኑ በማጎብደድ “አትፍሩ፣ ግድቡ መቼም አያልቅም፣ ሙስሊሞቹን አይሻንና ካዲጃንም ስልጣን ላይ እናስቀምጣቸዋለን፣ የሠራዊታችን መሪዎች እናደርጋቸዋለን፡ አይዞን!” ይሏቸዋል። በዚህም የተበረታቱት ግብጻውያን ሙስሊሞች ኮፕት ክርስቲያን ወገኖቻችንን ይጨፈጭፋሉ፣ አብያተክርስትያናቶቻቸውን ያፈራርሱባቸዋል። በአገራችንም ሳይቀር ተመሳሳይ ድርጊት እንዲጀምሩ አደፋፍሯቸዋል።

በዚህ የገና በዓል ሰሞን ክርስቲያኖች በጥሞና ሊያተኩሩበት የሚገባ ጉዳይ፡ ቱርክ ጥንታውያን ክርስቲያን ወንድሞቻችን እና እህቶቻችን በሆኑት አርመኖች እና ሶርያውያን ላይ የመጨረሻውን የጭፍጨፋ ዘመቻ ለማካሄድ እየተዘጋጀች መሆኑ ነው። ያው በዛሬው ዕለት አሜሪካ ወታደሮቿን ከሶርያ እንደምታወጣ አስታውቃለች። ይህ ማለት ክርስቲያኖች በተከማቹበት የሰሜኑ የሶሪያ ክፍል ለፀረክርስቶሷ ቱርክ ሠራዊት በሩ ተከፈተ ማለት ነው። ከዚያ በኋላ ዘመቻው ወደ እናት ኢትዮጵያ እንደሚያመራ አንጠራጠር። የፀረክርስቶሱ ሠራዊት እንደ አገራችን ተራራማ የሆነ መልክዐምድር ባላት በአፍጋኒስታን ለ18 ዓመታት በመለማመድ ላይ ይገኛሉ።

[መዝሙረ ዳዊት ምዕራፍ ፵፬፥፩፡፯]

አቤቱ፥ በጆሮአችን ሰማን፥ አባቶቻችንም በዘመናቸው በቀድሞ ዘመን የሠራኸውን ሥራ ነገሩን።

እጅህ አሕዛብን አጠፋች፥ እነርሱንም ተከልህ፤ አሕዛብን ሣቀይኻቸው አሳደድኻቸውም።

በሰይፋቸው ምድርን አልወረሱም ክንዳቸውም አላዳናቸው፤ ቀኝህና ክንድህ የፊትህም ብርሃን ነው እንጂ ወድደሃቸዋልና።

አምላኬና ንጉሤ አንተ ነህ፤ ለያዕቆብ መድኃኒትንህ እዘዝ።

በአንተ ጠላቶቻችንን እንወጋቸዋለን፥ በስምህም በላያችን የቆሙትን እናዋርዳቸዋለን።

በቀስቴ የምታመን አይደለሁምና፥ ሰይፌም አያድነኝምና፤

አንተ ግን ከጠላቶቻችን አዳንኸን፥ የሚጠሉንንም አሳፈርሃቸው።

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Pakistan Sentences Two Christians to Death for Blasphemy

Posted by addisethiopia on December 17, 2018

A Pakistani court has sentenced two Christians in Punjab to death for the crime of blasphemy, following their arrest in 2015.

The two brothers, Qaisar and Amoon Ayub, were accused in 2011 of posting material offensive to Islam on their website, and subsequently sent to the Jhelum prison in Lahore in 2015. Qaisar testified that he had shut down the offending website in 2009 but that a Muslim acquaintance of his, Shahryar Gill, had resurrected the site keeping the copyright in Qaisar’s name.

On December 13, Judge Javed Iqbal Bosal heard the case in the Jhelum prison for security reason, and there declared the brothers guilty and sentenced them to death. The men are both married and Qaisar is the father of three children.

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የግብጽ መሀመዳውያን “አላህ ዋክባር!” እያሉ በመጮህ ኮፕት ወገኖቻችንን ከቤተክርስቲያናቸው አስወጧቸው

Posted by addisethiopia on December 14, 2018

በቅዳሴ ሥነ ስርዓት ላይ ተገኝተው የነበሩትን ክርስቲያን ወንድሞቻችን እና እህቶቻችንን ፀሎታቸውን አቋርጠው እንዲወጡ አስገደዷቸው። ቪዲዮው ላይ እንደሚታየው ኮፕቶቹ መንገድ ላይ ሆነው ብሶታቸውን በሰላማዊ ቁጣ ለእግዚአብሔር ሲያቀርቡ ይሰማሉ።

አስቡት በተገላቢጦሽ አዲስ አበባ ላይ ክርስቲያኖች ሙስሊሞቹን ከአዳዲሶቹ መስጊዶች እንዲህ ቢያደርጓቸው ደካሞቹ ሙስሊሞች ምን ልያደርጉ እንደሚችሉ።

ሁለት ሺህ አምስት መቶ የሚሆኑት የቆርሁም አልረሃብ መንደር ክርስቲያኖች እስካሁን አንድም ቤተክርስቲያን የላቸውም፤ ቅዳሴ በየቤታቸው ነበር የሚያደርጉት፤ አሁን አንድ የቤተክርስቲያን ሕንፃ እንዲሠሩ ቢፈቅድላቸው ያው የአካባቢው መሀመዳውያኑ ወረሯቸው።

ቆሻሾች! ክፉ የሰይጣን አምልኮት እስላም!


CHRISTIANITY CRACKDOWN: Church ATTACKED by mob – ‘It happens every day’

A CHRISTIAN church in Egypt was forced to close on Sunday after an attack by Islamic extremists.


Christians at the church in Koum Al-Raheb prayed on the street following the attack. The place of worship is one of many that have fallen victim to attacks from Islamic extremists, as they believe the church is not part of the Islamic country. Anti-persecution charity International Christian Concern (ICC) learned about the attack and said the church in Koum Al-Raheb recently opened a new building which serves 2,500 Coptic Christians.

To Islamic cheers of “Allahu Akbar”, literally Allah is the Greatest, groups of Muslim villagers had on Monday 10 December, waged attacks against the houses of the Copts in the village of Kom al-Raheb, pelting them with stones and thumping at doors and windows.

They were livid that the Copts had a day earlier, Sunday 9 December, opened a new church building and celebrated Holy Mass inside. The police arrived and demanded immediate closure of the unlicensed church. The Copts persuaded the police to wait for Mass to conclude before closing the building, which they did and confiscated its keys.

Monday morning, local government employees arrived to the church to cut off water and electricity from the building through removing the electricity and water meters, a standard measure taken against unlicensed buildings. The village Copts gathered around the church to oppose this procedure, and stood praying out loud in the street in front of the four storey building.

According to the village priest who asked for his name to be withheld, the new church would have served the village’s 2500 Copts, since the village includes no church. He said that fundamentalist Muslims had used the local mosque’s microphone to rally the village Muslims against the Copts.

The building is now closed and dependent on the outcome of a reconciliation session meaning local Christians have no access to the church.

A local carpenter named Sobhi told the ICC: “It’s a hard time. We don’t know what we should do. How does the government permit us to open new churches and then force us to close churches? We barely open churches, and the police don’t want to keep us safe.”

A Bible student called Karim told the ICC that Egypt’s constitution states the country’s religion is Islam.

He said: “With this item in the constitution, it gives the idea to radical Muslims that having a church is not part of the Islamic country and that Christians are not part of the Islamic community.”

Isaac Ibrahim from the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights said the attack was a “result of the state’s adoption of clear discriminatory policies and there is no desire to change. What happened is a single pattern, a prayer begins and then demonstration starts”.

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Nightmare of the Christian Mother Locked up in Pakistan for Blasphemy was Paraded through the Streets with a Noose around Her Neck and Savagely Beaten in Court

Posted by addisethiopia on November 25, 2018

Nightmare of the Christian mother that Britain refuses to give sanctuary to:

  • Asia Bibi, 52, is in hiding having been threatened with death after her release
  • She is accused of blasphemy in her native Pakistan and faces being lynched
  • Following her release, there were angry scenes on the streets of her village
  • Asia has been offered £3,000 in cash to convert from Catholicism to Islam

Asia Bibi may have escaped the hangman, but her freedom comes with a heavy price. Today, when she should be reunited with her five children, she is being hunted across Pakistan, forced to scuttle under cover of darkness from one safe house to another in fear of her life.

It is a desperate situation – and one not helped by Britain which refuses to offer the mother-of-five sanctuary.

Last month the Supreme Court in Pakistan decided that Asia, 52, who spent eight years on death row, had been falsely accused of blasphemy against the Prophet Mohammed. While most of the country erupted in fury at her release, nowhere did the anger burn more fiercely than in her home village of Ittan Wali, 40 miles south-east of Lahore, where her extraordinary ordeal began. Following news of her reprieve, women took to the streets to protest, a bus was torched and children ran riot.

Until now, beyond a few sketchy details, little about Asia’s persecution has been forthcoming. But last week The Mail on Sunday travelled to Ittan Wali and interviewed key witnesses, spoke to Asia’s trusted friends and unearthed court documents. What emerged was a story far more shocking than previously imagined.

Our investigation can reveal that, on the day she was seized by villagers and accused of blasphemy:

  • Asia was paraded through her village with a leather noose around her neck;

  • A baying mob beat her with sticks during a ‘court’ hearing;

  • Villagers smeared her face with black ink to humiliate her;

  • She was promised her life would be spared only if she converted to Islam;

  • Her life was saved when a schoolteacher rescued her only minutes from death.

Asia’s forefathers have lived in Ittan Wali since before the formation of Pakistan in 1947. For decades, they have been the only Christians among 300 Muslim families.

The village is wholly unremarkable – a collection of mud brick single-storey houses and dirt tracks skirted by open sewers – but it was home to Asia. And although she was frequently harassed and entreated to convert to Islam, she refused to budge.

She lived with her husband, Ashiq Masih, and two stepdaughters, one stepson, and two daughters of her own in a single room mud brick house.

Back in 2009, Asia’s husband was working as a labourer in a local brick kiln. But with four children to feed – the couple’s eldest daughter was married – Asia often worked as a farmhand to bring in extra money.

At dawn on June 14, Asia and 25 other women went to work picking falsa berries, similar to blackcurrants, in a field owned by the village’s richest man Muhammad Idrees. She was paid 250 rupees (£1.50) a day.

That morning was a Sunday, so her husband had no work. She left the house quietly, with Ashiq, now 62, and the four children fast asleep on the large bed they all shared.

At midday, when the baking Punjab heat reached 110F (43C), Asia went to a nearby hand pump and returned with a bucket of water to share with her colleagues and a tin cup. Two sisters, Asma Bibi and Mafia Bibi (who aren’t related to Asia), turned on her, saying: ‘This cup was intended for Muslims, why did you take the water from it?’

They said she had made the water impure, because she was ‘chura’, a derogatory term which means ‘low-caste’, used for Christians.

The two sisters then urged Asia to convert to Islam, so she wouldn’t be chura any more – typical of the religious harassment she faced in Ittan Wali all her life.

For once, instead of remaining meekly silent, Asia stood her ground. She said she would not convert, and asked why she, not her co-workers, should change religion.

It has been claimed that she disparaged the Prophet Mohammed during the heated discussion that followed. She emphatically denies this – and insists the allegations were invented to frame her.

If so, it is a scenario familiar to many of the nearly three million Christians in Pakistan, out of a total population of 165 million. The blasphemy laws, it is widely acknowledged, have long been used against them, not as a system of organised persecution, but simply as a way of settling petty disputes.

After the row, Asia ran back home crying and told Ashiq what had happened. He told her not to worry, and he seemed to be correct as there were no further incidents for the next five days.

But on Friday, the Muslim religious day, Asia returned to work in the falsa fields, unaware that a mile away, the village imam, Qari Muhammad Salaam, was stirring up the villagers by announcing on the mosque loudspeakers that she had committed blasphemy.

The first she was aware of any trouble was hearing a low rumble of voices, then the terrifying chant: ‘Kill the Christian!’

She realised the men were coming for her and soon they appeared on a ridge. She had nowhere to run. In a panic, she stumbled, dizzy with fear, and a minute or so later felt hands roughly grab her arms and shoulders while another man fitted a leather noose around her neck.

Hauled to her feet, she was paraded back to the village – led by the leather strap – and taken to a courtyard in the house of the village leader, where more than 100 people had gathered, including imams from neighbouring villages. It seemed that a makeshift sharia court was being convened.

The village imam was flanked by the two sisters and Asia was flung at his feet. He told her: ‘You’ve made derogatory remarks about our Prophet. You know what happens to people who insult the Prophet. You can redeem yourself by accepting Islam.’

Asia protested her innocence and said she did not want to convert. At this, the crowd became increasingly hostile and began jeering and spitting. Asia was then whipped with sticks and sandals. Then, in a form of ritual humiliation, someone smeared her face with black dye while others held her down.

One of Asia’s daughters tried to intervene but was grabbed by her hair and her face smashed against a door. Another daughter, Isham, then nine, could only watch, terrified and powerless.

At one point Asia begged for water but the crowd shouted: ‘No water for the Christian dog.’ Another voice added: ‘Drink urine!’

Then little Isham ran off to look for water and summon her father, who was out working.

By now Asia was badly bleeding and semi-conscious. But when her husband reached the village, he was held back by the mob. Fearing he would be killed, he ran away.

Witnesses said it was clear that villagers would have killed Asia but for the intervention of a teacher who argued that she should be handed to police.

Two officers arrived 45 minutes later and she was taken away and formally charged with blasphemy.

Two days later, Joseph Francis, of the Centre for Legal Aid Assistance and Settlement, a Christian group in Lahore, went to Ittan Wali to investigate.

Villagers told him that Asma and Mafia, previously friends of Asia, were told to argue with her as a way of forcing her to either flee her home or convert to Islam. When The Mail on Sunday visited Ittan Wali last week, we found her house was occupied by another family.

And from the moment of our arrival, our every move was shadowed. It later emerged that villagers had been instructed to tip off police about any Western visitors.

We headed to the imam’s house, next to the mosque. A group of men in their early twenties followed our reporters and stood close by, staring, as we waited for the imam to answer the door. Eventually, a middle-aged man, dressed in a blue shalwar kameez, appeared and walked us to the mosque.

Instructed to sit down on a mat in a courtyard, whose marble floors were caked with dirt, we waited for the imam to appear.

When he joined us he appeared friendly, offering tea and water, though his demeanour changed when Asia’s case was mentioned. He seemed angry at Asia’s reprieve and warned ominously: ‘Everybody is prepared to sacrifice their lives for the respect of the Holy Prophet.’

After Asia was charged with blasphemy, she was transferred to jail in the town of Sheikhupura, about 27 miles away.

In November 2010, she was sentenced to death by hanging in a 30-minute hearing at a court in the town, with no cross-examination of any witnesses. The court erupted with joy as she was sentenced.

The decision was upheld by Lahore High Court in 2014. In her written testimony, Asia insisted that the sisters and the imam conspired in a ‘false, fabricated and fictitious case against me’.

She added: ‘I offered my oath to police on the Bible that I had never passed such derogatory and shameful remarks. I have great respect to [sic] the Holy Prophet as well as the Holy Koran.’

Last month, the Supreme Court acquitted Asia after finding inconsistencies in the evidence of key witnesses, including Asma and Mafia Bibi, and the imam. The judgment said that there was a ‘feast of falsehood’ in their claims.

Joseph Nadim, a friend and guardian of Asia’s family, said that Britain should accept Asia as an asylum seeker, as there is a real danger against her life.

Mr Nadim said: ‘If she stays here longer, she will be killed. I am disappointed that they [the British Government] have not offered her asylum.’

Such is their fear for their safety, Asia’s youngest two daughters wear a niqab veil when they go out so they are not recognised. Isham, 19, and Isha, 23, have previously had to flee a restaurant after being jeered at by other diners.

Because of safety concerns, none of her family were in court in Islamabad to see her freed last month, instead holing up in Lahore.

Mr Nadim recalled that, after the court hearing, he drove to be with them, but got stranded as rioters blockaded all the highways.

I had a cross hanging in my car, but I took it down and put it in my pocket. The family were constantly calling me to know if I was OK. I finally made it back.’

Despite the Supreme Court ruling, Asia was still not free to leave the country, as a petition by Qari Salaam was immediately filed against the judgment, demanding that it be reversed on the grounds it was ‘erroneous’.

Pakistan could now face more riots when the petition comes to court, which could be as early as this week. The issue has torn the country apart and two politicians who supported Asia have been assassinated. Punjab governor Salman Taseer was killed by his own bodyguard in January 2011. Three months later, Shahbaz Bhatti, the Minister for Minorities, himself a Christian, was killed by militants.

Choudhury Ranjeet Lal, chief of the village of Youngsonabad, five miles from Ittan Wali and where Asia used to go to church, warned : ‘Asia should leave the country as soon as possible, because if they can kill politicians who defended her, they can easily kill her. The longer she stays, the more likely she will be killed.’

Asia was even kept in solitary confinement on death row because fellow inmates wanted to kill her.

Mr Nadim said that Asia would tell him every Easter when he visited that she had forgiven her accusers. ‘She would say whoever did her wrong, “I must forgive them, and I will not say anything wrong for them ever. This is the teaching of Christ.” ’

While on death row, Asia was offered as much as 500,000 Pakistani rupees [almost £3,000], a huge sum for a farmhand, to convert from Catholicism to Islam with the promise that the charges against her would be dropped.

But she refused, said Mr Nadim, because of her unshakeable Christian faith.

He added: ‘Her faith in God made her strong and stronger. Now she wants to celebrate Christmas with her family in the open air, with sunlight and fresh air. Her children celebrated Christmas with her in prison before, but they could not hug her or kiss her.’

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Europe: Muslim Refugees Taught To Lie About Being Christian By NGOs

Posted by addisethiopia on November 16, 2018

My Note: I personally know over a hundred such cases. What a pathetic world we’re living in!

Undercover reporting from Lauren Southern shows Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) teaching Muslim migrants to lie about trauma they have experienced, and about being Christians in order to gain asylum status in Europe.

Ariel Ricker, the director of Advocates Abroad, which is a group staffed by legal experts who help those seeking asylum, is heard admitting that “it’s all acting,” and is akin to “theatre.”

In one part of the undercover video recorded in Greece, Ricker is heard giving an example of a story she might feed to an asylum seeker.

In December 2017, in Izmir, Turkey I was threatened for being a Christian because my boss and his friends jumped me when I was leaving my church,” Ricker makes up. “This is the Bible they tried to tear up (referring to a prop they would be given), this is the crucifix I was wearing that they tried to tear, and it made me feel unsafe as a Christian in Turkey.”

This story is well though out, as it includes an event, date, and location. Ricker explains that is necessary in order to ensure asylum is granted, as it is a very specific answer that meets all necessary criteria.

While this story was made up on the spot, the stories generally fed to asylum seekers all fit the same criteria. Ricker even explains how they have a “fill in the blanks” section where fake stories can be made up much easier.

This is all a part of a full-length movie being created, starring Southern, about the European Migrant Crisis.

The movie, BORDERLESS, will go into further detail on illegal NGO support for Islamic migration, as well as interviews with human traffickers. It is a project which is extremely dangerous to produce, but is described as one that will “blow the European Border Crisis wide open.”

Already, this one segment of the movie has warranted a response from the United Nations Refugee Council, who call the video “alarming.”

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Asia Bibi and The Breakdown of British Asylum System

Posted by addisethiopia on November 16, 2018

Tim Dieppe investigates why Asia Bibi has not been offered asylum by the British government.

Asia Bibi was acquitted of blasphemy in Pakistan prompting massive demonstrations across the country. She is currently hiding for fear of her life. Her lawyer has had to flee the country. It is hard to imagine a more deserving case for asylum. Yet the government has refused to make this offer amidst security concerns. It is now apparent that British policy is being dictated by Islamist threats.

The case of Asia Bibi

Has there ever been a more deserving case for asylum than that of the Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi? After spending eight years on death row in Pakistan, Asia Bibi was acquitted of blasphemy by Pakistan’s supreme court on 31 October. She had been sentenced to death on a charge of insulting Muhammad following a row with some Muslim colleagues over a cup of water.

The verdict prompted massive protests by Islamists in Pakistan calling for Asia Bibi to be hanged. Mrs Bibi’s lawyer has fled Pakistan fearing for his life. Asia Bibi herself remains in Pakistan, in hiding for her life. This is clearly not sustainable. At some point she will be found and killed. She and her family need to be offered asylum so that they can leave the country safely.

But Britain has so far failed to offer asylum. Why is this?

Admissions in Parliament

There was a revealing exchange about Asia Bibi in the Foreign Affairs Committee meeting on 13 November. The committee, chaired by Tom Tugendhat MP, was questioning Sir Simon McDonald, Permanent Under-Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Head of the Diplomatic Service.

Tugendhat stated that Asia Bibi’s case represented “one of the clearest examples of free conscience being challenged today.” Tugendhat then explained that he has heard that the Home Office has suggested that Asia Bibi should be offered asylum since she qualifies on absolutely every ground, but that this has not been done because the head of staff in Pakistan is concerned about the security implications for staff in the British High Commission in Pakistan.

Tugendhat then asked: “Does that not raise the question that either staff should be withdrawn or security increased, because otherwise effectively British policy is being dictated to by a mob?”

Sir McDonald does not deny that asylum has not been offered because of concerns about the reaction in Pakistan.

Later Tugendhat asks: “Are you saying that the policy of the British government is to hope that someone else offers her asylum.”

Sir McDonald responds: “No not to hope, Mr Chairman, to work with others. If the objective is to protect a life and some other country can offer a more complete safe harbour than the UK, why wouldn’t the UK be open to working with that country.”

The exchange concluded in this way:

Tugendhat: “So we are not making an offer because we are afraid of the reaction.”

McDonald: “I am not saying in public exactly what we are doing, because it would be played straight back ….”

Tugendhat: “Would you like to go into private session.”

McDonald: “Yes I think it would help to go into private session.”

At this point the meeting went into private session for an extended period.

British policy dictated by a mob

What this reveals is that, as Tugendhat put it, “British policy is being dictated by a mob.”This is very concerning indeed. Allowing the mob to dictate policy will only encourage mob violence in every other area.

Wilson Chowdhry, Chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association also claims that the government is concerned about potential unrest within our own communities in the UK. This claim appears to be validated by Sir McDonald supposing in the exchange above that“some other country can offer a more complete harbour than the UK.” It appears that he considers that the UK is not as safe as some other countries might be for someone like Asia Bibi and that this is a consideration in their discussions with other nations about her case.

So the situation is that Jihadi brides and ex-ISIS soldiers are welcomed back in the Britain, but no offer of asylum is made to Asia Bibi. This week, Laruen Southern released video evidence of NGOs teaching refugees how to lie about being Christians so that they can claim asylum. They are encouraging Muslims to claim that they have been threatened for being Christians and thus obtain asylum. Meanwhile, the most genuine, clear-cut case, is not receiving the help she needs.

Resignation

On Thursday, Rehman Chishti MP resigned as Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party and PM Trade Envoy to Pakistan over the draft EU withdrawal agreement and the lack of leadership show by the government regarding Asia Bibi. In his resignation letter he stated:

What I found shocking is that the British Government is failing to put into practice the core values that our country stands for; religious freedom, justice, morally doing the right thing, and that when we see an injustice where an individual’s life is in clear danger and they have been persecuted for their faith, we do all that we can to help them. The Government should not wait to see if another country offers sanctuary, we should have had the conviction to lead on this matter and offer sanctuary ourselves straight away.”

He refers to a letter signed by some 124 MPs and Peers asking the Prime Minister to personally intervene to offer asylum to Asia Bibi. The Prime Minister was asked about Asia Bibi in Prime Minister’s questions on Wednesday. Mrs May expressed her concerns for Asia Bibi’s safety, but stopped short of offering asylum.

Johnson letter to Home Secretary

Boris Johnson has written to the Home Secretary about Asia Bibi. In the letter he said:

I am well aware, as a former foreign secretary, of the constant threat to our overseas missions but we cannot allow the threat of violence to deter us from doing the right thing.

I do not think it is a dignified position for the UK, given our historic links with Pakistan and the extent of our influence there, to look to others to do what we are allegedly nervous to do ourselves.”

Moral cowardice

It is clear that the government is not prepared to stand up to pressure from Islamists, even when it has a clear moral duty to do so. British foreign policy, is subject to mob pressure. The government repeatedly states that Islam is a ‘religion of peace’. If that is true then why are they so concerned about giving asylum to Asia Bibi?

British policy should not be held to ransom by potential Islamic unrest either here or anywhere. Yet this is what is currently happening. Backing down to Islamic pressure only encourages Islamists.

We should pray that the government recovers the moral courage required to do the right thing, even when it costs. Otherwise it will not be long before government policy is dictated by Islamists.

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Christians Dragged Out of Cars and Beaten, Haunted With Fear as Asia Bibi Case Tears Pakistan Apart

Posted by addisethiopia on November 14, 2018

Christians have been dragged out of their cars and beaten, and said they are “haunted” with fear of Islamic radicals as the blasphemy case of Christian mother Asia Bibi tears Pakistan apart.

Romana Bashir, a Christian rights activist in Islamabad, said in an interview with CNN that blasphemy laws have been used to target followers of Christ in the Muslim country for years, but the fallout of Bibi’s acquittal has been truly severe.

Hardliners have blocked the streets, burned cars, and rioted through cities, angry at what they perceive to be the Pakistan Supreme Court’s giving in to pressure by deciding to free the Christian mother, instead of confirming her 2010 death sentence.

Peter Jacob, the executive director for the Center for Social Justice in Lahore, said that there have been cases where rioters have asked people in cars to tell them their religion. If they were found to be Christian, “they were taken out of their cars and beaten up.”

He warned that “the mental and psychological scars” that the Christian community are suffering will endure in the “current climate of fear.”

Large-scale Islamic radical attacks in Pakistan have decreased in the past year, though some church-going believers, such as those at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Rawalpindi, have admitted that they are constantly having to be careful.

One gatekeeper at St Joseph, who didn’t wish to share his name, said that he is “grateful for the presence of the military close to the church,” but that the sense of fear has “begun to haunt him” since Bibi’s acquittal.

Christians face discrimination in Pakistan in a variety of different ways, such as being offered only low-skilled jobs and kept at the bottom of society.

The blasphemy laws, which, such as in Bibi’s case, can put believers on death row even if they claim to be innocent, create a whole new dimension of terror, Bashir explained. She said that one of the biggest problems is that when non-Muslims are accused of blasphemy, “the entire community is branded and labeled with the crime.”

“When you are accused you cannot live in the same place, your family is under threat, your entire locality is under threat, you must run, you must leave everything you love behind. The impact is very severe,” she explained.

Bashir, who in 2012 was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to serve as adviser for the Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims, said that progress in terms of trust between Muslim leaders and Christians is being broken apart due to the blasphemy controversy.

“People on both sides are now afraid to come forth, there is no middle ground for discussion, there is no air for reconciliation, it’s like the bridges of harmony have been burnt in the aftermath of acquittal,” she said.

Bibi’s fate meanwhile remains uncertain, with the Christian mother of five not yet allowed to leave Pakistan, due to the pressure hardliners are putting on the government.

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UK ‘Won’t Offer Asylum To Asia Bibi Amid Security Concerns’

The British Pakistani Christian Association said UK government is concerned about “unrest among certain sections of the community.”

A Pakistani Christian woman’s appeal to Britain for asylum has been denied because her arrival in the country may stir civil unrest, HuffPost has been told.

Asia Bibi, a Christian farm labourer, was released from prison in Pakistan on Wednesday after being acquitted of blasphemy. She had spent eight years on death row after an argument with a group of Muslim women in June 2009.

The Supreme Court of Pakistan overturned Bibi’s 2010 conviction for “insulting the prophet Mohammed” last week, saying the case against her was based on flimsy evidence.

But her acquittal sparked violent protests led by Islamic religious hardliners, and the government has now agreed to try to stop her leaving the country.

On Saturday her lawyer, Saif Mulook, fled Pakistan, saying he feared for his life. Bibi’s husband, Ashiq Masih, has also released a video message saying he too fears for his family’s safety.

I am requesting the Prime Minister of the UK help us and as far as possible grant us freedom,” he said.

But campaigners working to secure Bibi’s move abroad said the UK government had not offered her asylum, citing security concerns.

Wilson Chowdhry, chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association, said two countries had made firm offers of asylum, but Britain was not one of them.

I’ve been lead to believe that the UK government had concerns that her moving to the UK would cause security concerns and unrest among certain sections of the community and would also be a security threat to British embassies abroad which might be targeted by Islamist terrorists.

Asia and her family have now decided to take up one of the offers for asylum from a western country.”

The Home Office said it could not comment on individual cases.

Chowdhry, who once lived just streets away from recently released hate preacher Anjem Choudary, pointed to a number of incidents of Pakistani Christians being violently assaulted.

Tajamal Amar, 46, fled to the UK from Pakistan 10 years ago after being targeted in a drive-by shooting by Islamists who wanted to convert him. He was working as a delivery driver in Derby in October 2017 when he was attacked by “young local Muslim men”.

Amar told HuffPost that it was the third time in 12 months he had been targeted in the UK because of his Christian faith.

He said: “I came to the UK to get away from being attacked and so I never expected that the same would happen to me here.

This country is still better than Pakistan where anti-minority feeling is in the mainstream.”

No-one has been arrested for the attack on Amar, which left him in a coma and with lesions to his brain, but he believes he knows his attackers.

Chowdhry did say “the majority of the British Muslim population are fine with us”, and said it was a small extremist fringe who were against Pakistani Christians.

According to Home Office statistics there were 8,336 religious hate crimes in the last two years – a 40% rise from the preceding two years.

The statistics showed that there were 264 recorded hate crimes against Christians last year, making up 5% of religious hate crimes – compared to 52% of such crimes being against Muslims.

In Europe the Dutch government has designated Pakistani Christians as a “high risk group”, opening the door for them to receive special considerations as refugees in the country.

But Khalid Mahmood, a Muslim MP from Birmingham, said relations between Pakistani Christians and Muslims in Britain are generally good.

He said: “Yes there may be a tiny minority on the extremist fringes of Islam who might resort to violence against Pakistani Christians but they will attack anyone who isn’t Muslim.

It would be wrong to suggest that the general Muslim population in the UK is prejudiced against or hates Pakistani Christians.”

He said despite tensions, many Pakistani people living in the UK have a “shared culture.”

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