Cousin of Christian Accused of Blasphemy in Pakistan Injured While Fleeing Interrogators

Investigators ordered him to sodomize relative, he says.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A young Christian man in Pakistan is in critical condition after jumping from a fourth-floor window when interrogators tried to force him to sodomize his cousin, a suspect in a blasphemy case, sources said. Sajid Masih, 24, was summoned for questioning in Lahore on Friday (Feb. 23) by the Federal […]

Christian in Pakistan Arrested for ‘Blasphemy’ to Appease Islamist Throng, Sources Say

Hundreds of villagers flee.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Hundreds of Christian families fled their homes in a village near Lahore, Pakistan yesterday after Muslim protestors called for the death of a young Christian accused of blasphemy, sources said. Patras Masih, an 18-year-old resident of Dher village in Shahdara Town area of Lahore, was taken into police custody late Monday […]

Muslim Student Accused of Killing Christian in Pakistan Released on Bail

Move suggests suspect could be acquitted, advocates fear.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A Muslim high school student accused of killing a Christian in Pakistan has been freed on bail due to gaps in police investigations, sources said. Sharoon Masih, 17, died on Aug. 27, 2017 after Ahmed Raza beat him for drinking water from a glass used by all students in a […]

Suicide Attack on Church in Pakistan Darkens Christmas Celebrations

At least nine killed, more than 50 wounded, sources say.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Terror struck Christians in Pakistan’s Balochistan Province today as four terrorists allegedly linked with the Islamic State (IS) attacked a church, killing at least nine worshippers and injuring more than 50 others. Police and church officials told Morning Star News that four suicide attackers stormed the Bethel Memorial Methodist Church […]

Government of Pakistan Bows to Islamists on ‘Blasphemy’ Suspects, Critics Say

Last chance for saving Aasiya Noreen (Asia Bibi) put in jeopardy.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – The Pakistan government’s surrender to demands of an Islamic extremist group jeopardizes the last chances for Christian mother Aasiya Noreen (Asia Bibi) to overturn her death sentence for “blasphemy,” sources said. The government’s inability to withstand the violent protests and demands of the upstart, Muslim extremist Tehreek-e-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah […]

Police in Pakistan Beat Christian Boy to Death, Father Says

Muslim classmate tried bullying 14-year-old into renouncing his faith, he says.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Police in Pakistan beat a 14-year-old Christian boy to death on Monday (Oct. 9) because he had gotten into a fight with a Muslim classmate who tried to bully him into renouncing his faith, sources said. Mushtaq Masih, father of Arsalan Masih, said that his son was a student at […]

Christian Father of Two in Pakistan Sentenced to Death for ‘Blaspheming’ Prophet of Islam

Muslim accuser had personal conflict with him, attorney says.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A Christian father of two in Pakistan has been sentenced to death for blaspheming Islam’s prophet in a phone text even though he is illiterate, sources said. Nadeem James, 27, was charged in July 2016 in Gujrat District after a friend, Yasir Bashir, complained to police that he received a […]

Christian High School Student Killed in Pakistan

Muslim classmates apparently covering up religious motive.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – The father of a 17-year-old Christian who was killed in a school in Pakistan by at least one Muslim classmate said the attack was religiously motivated, a charge that police dispute. Ilyasab Masih told Morning Star News by phone from his home in Chak 461 village, Vehari District in Punjab […]

Another Teenage Christian in Pakistan Beaten, Accused of Blasphemy

Muslim mob continues thrashing him at police check-post.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A Muslim mob in rural Punjab Province, Pakistan stormed a police station to continue beating a 16-year-old Christian boy accused of blaspheming the Koran, sources said. Asif Masih, illiterate and mildly mentally challenged according to his father, was so badly beaten by the mob in Punjab Province’s Gujranwala District on […]

Judge in Pakistan Urges Parliament to Prosecute Blasphemy Cases under Terrorism Laws

Constitutionality questioned.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – In an expanded order to remove “blasphemous” content from social media in Pakistan, a high court judge included a recommendation that Parliament include terrorism charges against those accused of blasphemy. Last Saturday’s (Aug. 12) recommendation by Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court is unlikely to result in […]