By Michael Ireland, Chief Correspondent for the ASSIST News Service (www.assistnews.net)
WASHINGTON, D.C. (ANS – Sept.02, 2017) — A petition ‘Defend Dying Christians in Pakistan’ has been launched on the American Centre for Law and Justice (ACLJ) over the atrocities on Christians in Pakistan, according to Daily News and Analysis (www.dnaindia.com) .
The petition has mentioned Pakistan as “one of the most pernicious persecutors of Christians ever” and said Christians are tortured, raped and are being burnt alive in the country.
Pakistani Christians are tortured, raped, and burnt alive. Some, like Christian mother of five, Asia Bibi, are falsely accused of blasphemy and sentenced to execution by hanging because of their faith, the petition said.
The petition has accused the Pakistani Government for turning a blind eye to the plight of dying Christians in the country, despite the increasing extremism.
Despite the increasing extremism, the Pakistani government persistently fails to protect Christians from violence or bring its perpetrators to justice. Even worse, the government of Pakistan itself is one of the world’s worst jihadist persecutors of Christians. Yet it receives the most U.S. foreign aid of any nation, it said.
According to the petition, the Christians are facing human rights abuse as they are facing mob violence, governmental abuse and injustice in the country.
The petition has received the support of around 41,600 people so far.
It also said the ACLJ has mobilized their offices on the ground in Pakistan, at the United Nations (U.N.), and on the Capitol Hill to aggressively fight back.
The American Center for Law & Justice is a politically conservative, Christian-based social activism and watchdog for corruption organization in the United States.
The ACLJ is also defending numerous Christians in Pakistani courts.
Photo captions: 1) Asia Bibi. 2) ACLJ Logo. 3) Michael Ireland.
About the Writer: Michael Ireland is a volunteer internet journalist serving as Chief Correspondent for the ASSIST News Service, as well as an Ordained Minister, and an award-winning local cable-TV program host/producer who has served with ASSIST Ministries and written for ANS since its beginning in 1989. He has reported for ANS from Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Israel, Jordan, China, and Russia. You may follow Michael on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MichaelIrelandMediaMissionary.com and on Twitter at @Michael_ASSIST. Please consider helping Michael cover his expenses in bringing news of the Persecuted Church, by logging-on to: https://actintl.givingfuel.com/ireland-michael
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