Here is an urgent prayer request. 2 pastors were shot dead on July 18th. Pastor Rahid Emmanuel and Sajid Emmanuel were shot to death in broad daylight in front of hundreds of people in the district courts compound in Faisalabad, Pakistan. There were rumors and reports on July 18, 2010, that both of Christian brothers are free to go home from the Police Station, where they had been held since July 4, under blasphemy charges (see below for explanation).. There was no actual evidence of any wrongdoing.
Here is an Explanation of the Blasphemy laws that exist today in Pakistan:
Section 295-C states that “whoever by words, either spoken or written, or by visible representation, or by imputation, innuendo, or insinuation, directly or indirectly, defiles the sacred name of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) shall be punishable with death, or imprisonment for life, and shall be liable to fine.”
Section 295-A of the blasphemy laws prohibits injuring or defiling places of worship and “acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class of citizens.” Section 295-B makes willful desecration of the Quran or a use of its extract in a derogatory manner punishable with life imprisonment.
Please pray for the families of the victims.
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