“I believe in my religion and in Jesus Christ, who died on the cross for the sins of mankind.” These are words that many Christians have said, or something similar. Even if you haven’t said them, you most certainly believe in your neighbor’s right to say them. But for too many people around the globe, words such as these can be a death sentence. I’ve made it a personal mission of mine in office to stop the United States from funding or being allied with places that persecute Christians.One such case is Pakistan and the story of Asia Bibi, a Christian who was on death row for blasphemy. She says it all began when she drew water from a Muslim villager’s well. A few days after the initial incident, where she made the statement mentioned above, she was confronted by a crowd chanting, “Death! Death to the Christian!” She pleaded for her life. She was pelted with stones, punched in the face, and dragged through the streets. The … [Read more...] about Exclusive – Rand Paul: ‘Not One Penny’ of Aid for Pakistan Until Asia Bibi Is Freed
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Islamists reportedly attacked travelers in Pakistan who identified themselves as Christians in the wake of the decision by the Supreme Court to rescind the 2010 death sentence against Asia Bibi for alleged blasphemy, CNN reported on Sunday. Breitbart News has long reported that Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy law is disproportionally used target religious minorities, particularly Christians.Human rights groups have determined that Muslims often use the law to settle personal disputes and vendettas. Peter Jacob, the executive director for the Center for Social Justice in Lahore, told CNN that half of the individuals accused of blasphemy in Pakistan are non-Muslims, adding that his organization registered cases in which anti-Bibi rioters asked travelers to divulge their religion, and if they revealed they were Christian, “They were taken out of their cars and beaten up.” “The mental and psychological scars” inflicted on the Christian community will endure … [Read more...] about Report: Unable to Reach Asia Bibi, Pakistan’s Islamists Attacking Random Christians
The Dutch embassy in Pakistan temporarily halted visa services on Monday “due to circumstances beyond [their] control” shortly after the attorney representing Christian blasphemy law victim Asia Bibi suggested Bibi and her family were seeking asylum in the European country. Pakistan’s Supreme Court acquitted Bibi of a death sentence for allegedly insulting Muhammad last month, triggering violent riots nationwide led by influential Islamist groups. The Pakistani government responded by brokering a “deal” with the Islamists to allow yet another appeal on Bibi’s case, though the Supreme Court is the nation’s court of last resort, in exchange for a temporary end to protests.Bibi’s family has reportedly begun applying for asylum in the Western world, citing calls by thousands of rioters throughout the nation for Bibi to be hung or handed over for a mob lynching. Bibi’s husband and children have stated they have struggled to purchase … [Read more...] about Netherlands Cuts Pakistan Visa Services amid Islamist Threats over Asia Bibi
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Supported by ByGardiner Harris Nov. 11, 2018 WASHINGTON — In May, just weeks after becoming secretary of state, Mike Pompeo returned to Capitol Hill for defiant and surprisingly heated exchanges about diplomacy with his former Democratic colleagues. “I’ll take a back seat to no one with respect to caring about and protecting the people,” he said of diplomatic security in one blistering answer during a hearing in the House, where he had served for six years as a Republican congressman from Kansas. Before the Senate, he dismissed another question from a Democrat as “bizarre” and “outrageous.” At the time, Mr. Pompeo could afford to dismiss minority Democrats who had little to no sway over the State Department. That will change in January, when Democrats will take over the House and … [Read more...] about Pompeo Faces a World of Challenges. Add House Democrats to the List.
Kathy Gannon, Associated Press Updated 10:01 am CDT, Friday, October 5, 2018 FILE - In this Sunday, June 14, 2015 file photo, a Pakistani police officer stands guard outside a sealed office of international aid group Save the Children, in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan ordered 18 international aid organizations to close, threatening the assistance they provide to some of the country's most vulnerable, international aid workers said Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. less FILE - In this Sunday, June 14, 2015 file photo, a Pakistani police officer stands guard outside a sealed office of international aid group Save the Children, in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan ordered 18 ... more Photo: Anjum Naveed, AP Photo: Anjum Naveed, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Sunday, June 14, 2015 file photo, a Pakistani … [Read more...] about Pakistan orders 18 international aid groups closed