Urge Early Release of Blasphemy Victims in Pakistan
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Ms Ayesha Babar
Head of Representation, EU Commission UK
Jackie Minor
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Urge Early Release of Blasphemy Victims in Pakistan

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      Jesus World Mission

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Dear Brethren,

We appreciate Eurpoean Union pressing the Pakistani government to raise moratorium to prevent minority victimization allowed by legal loopholes. Please help us and the government of Pakistan in early release of Zaffar Bhatti, Chairman Jesus World Mission and other blasphemy victims in Pakistan. 

When the cleric falsely accusing Rimsha Masih is released, when the militants and extremists are released for lack of evidence, how come we get all witnesses against the poor and helpless? Do we keep innocents in jail to protect them from criminals free outside? Any argument for blasphemy law is rendered none to such effect by Jesus own words:

"Anything you say against The Son of Man shall be forgiven, but anything you say against The Holy Spirit shall never be forgiven." 

Is respect of G-d not more important than man and money?

 

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    • Jerry Miller LIBERTY, NC
      • about 1 year ago

      This is a clear case of Religious persecution and if nations are to exist in peace with one another, we must do it based on civil and human rights or not at all~ That's the lesson of history~

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    • mubshar gill KHUSHāB, PAKISTAN
      • about 1 year ago

      Because I am Christian..

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    • Ehsan Ahmad Khan LAHORE, PAKISTAN
      • about 1 year ago

      Humanity always stands first

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    • David Raj FFC HYDERABAD, INDIA
      • about 1 year ago

      Jesus is god.

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    • Eleonore Villarrubia RICHMOND, LA
      • about 1 year ago

      Blasphemy laws are barbaric.

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