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A father (Shabir Masih [56 yrs] ) who has waited almost a year for justice for his son and wife who were shot dead by neighbours for being Christian has spoken out about the judicial decision that has resulted in death sentences for the murderers.  Devastating death of a mother and her married son leave a family grieving Yasmeen Bibi (55 yrs) and her son Usman Masih (26 yrs) were brutally shot dead by Muslim man named Hassan Shakoor Butt and his friends during an altercation.  The argument stemmed from a perceived ritual impurity brought about by sewage water that…

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British Asian Christian Association have won a hearing at the Sessions Court of Lahore, resulting in the arrest of known gunmen who shot at an innocent Christian community, severely injuring several people. The landmark case will see these gunmen tried at an Anti-Terrorism Court under Pakistan’s Anti-Terrorism Act where the perpetrators could face a life or even death sentence. A Christian man returning home from work accidently spotted a drug deal near his home.  When the Muslim drug dealer noticed Asghar Masih (46 yrs) eavesdropping he first tried to scare his from the area, by shouting insults.  When he saw…

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A Christian sewer worker fell unconscious after entering a known dangerous sewer with high toxicity, after being threatened with the sack when he initially refused. Two Christian friends concerned about the unconscious man lost their lives trying to rescue him from the known death trap. Company regulations were broken: One of the rescuers and a survivor had been on suspension due to previous unauthorised absence after already contracting illness while working in the drains.  One of the dead men was not permitted to work in a main drain because he is on a self employment contract and was not a…

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A gun attack on a Christian community in Lahore has left several people injured and receiving medical attention.  Fear has gripped the Christian enclave of Shamsabad, Sherakot who fear further attacks. The attack began after a dispute between a Christian man named Asghar Masih (46 Yrs) and a local drug lord named Dilshad Dogar.  On 5th August at about 6pm Mr Masih was returning home from work and noticed some drug dealing near his property.  He glanced at the dealer for a little bit too long and Mr Dogar , who was with a group of associates, shouted out at…

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A Danish Christian newspaper was shown the realities of the blasphemy laws of Pakistan, when interviewing Juliet Chowdhry from British Asian Christian Association,  at the launch of a Danish translation of Asia Bibi’s memoirs. Asia Bibi was wrongfully arrested and convicted of a blasphemy n 2009 the same year as the British Asian Christian Association was formed  (click here). The Danish article can be read (here) but requires a subscription, and opens by describing the some of the awful torture Asia Bibi suffered, through an extract from the memoirs. “My wrists are burning and I am having a hard time…

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Image of Nabeel Masih on rear passenger seat travelling to Pattoki District Court on 25th September 2021. We have regularly informed you about the case of Nabeel Masih who was only 16 years old, when he was accused of blasphemy after someone shared an image of the Kabba (Muslim holy shrine in Mecca) with a pigs head on it, on his Facebook page. Nabeel Masih was entirely innocent but in the furore that arose after Muslim friends accused him of shaming Islam resulted in him almost being lynched, his father being beaten up and almost killed by Police officers during…

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Please sign our petition calling for protection of Christian girls and women (click here) On 27th July, Chashman Kanwal (14 yrs)  was kidnapped sometime after being dropped at 8am  at Government Higher Secondary School in Faisalabad.   Here parents only realised when she did not return home from school and the immediately contacted the school who were unaware of her whereabouts. Later they visited Faisalabad Police Station, though an First Information Report (FIR) was only registered the following day (28th July)  for a missing person (FIR 622/21). Her father Gulzar Masih was contacted by the police on 29th July and during…

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Early Origins of Homeless support: Many of you will be aware that our ‘Meals for the Homeless’ project in Ilford began in January 2021 and as we reach the anniversary of the service, we undertook a review of what was good and bad about our service. We began our project after many years of interaction with the homeless.  Through street barbecues organised to promote awareness of crime and to help towards crime reduction, Queens Jubilee events, Redbridge Carnival stalls and leading Redbridge Easter Parade, we became aware of the homeless.  However after a series of outreach events through collaborations with…

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A Muslim-led anti-Taliban rally outside 10 Downing Street was attended by diverse people from a multitude of faiths and no faith on Saturday, 18th September 2021. Please sign our petition (click here) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZlWUs09dLo The event was organised by the Muslim Education Centre of Oxford headed by Imam Dr Taj Hargey. He said: “In common with many British Muslims, MECO (Muslim Educational Centre of Oxford) – a progressive and forward-looking community organisation – is horrified by the undemocratic seizure of power by religious militants in Afghanistan. “Like the majority of right-minded UK Muslims, we fiercely oppose the Taliban’s cruel suppression of…

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An anti-Taliban oppression protest has been arranged for Saturday, by the Muslim Education Council of Oxford led by the courageous and much loved Imam Dr Taj Hargey a long-term friend of the British Asian Christian Association, who has collaborated with us on many of our protests. Hannah Chowdhry (17 yrs) a spokesperson for the British Asian Christian Association, will be speaking at the event and will be desire for women in Afghanistan to share the same freedoms as women her in the UK.  She will also be calling for protection of the thousands of Christians of Afghanistan who live in…

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