Monday, June 13, 2011

Thank You For Your Support

Dear brothers and sisters due to your prayers, financial and moral support. Mr. Hector Aleem chairman Peace Worldwide has been acquitted from blasphemy case. Honorable Additional Session judge Rawalpindi Mr. Sarfaraz Akhtar announced that Hector Aleem is acquitted and ordered the higher authorities of police to take severe action against the Investigation Officer sub Inspector Zafar Iqbal regarding the false case against Mr. Hector Aleem.

Once again thanks for your support. Please continue your prayers for Mr. Hector Aleem because still he is behind the bars due to other false cases.
Hector Aleem has done a lot for Human Rights, religious freedom and minority rights. Extremists and fundamentalists disliked his peaceful struggle for oppressed minorities. They registered many false cases against him.
I request again that everyone keep Hector Aleem in your prayers

Peace Worldwide

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Campaign to Ban Holy Bible in Pakistan 2

Islamabad:  A hardline Pakistani political party today demanded a ban on the Bible and set a 30-day deadline for the Supreme Court to take action in this regard.

Maulana Abdur Raoof Farooqi, a leader of a faction of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam led by Samiul Haq, claimed the Bible "contains blasphemous passages that are a cause of humiliation for Muslims".

He said his party wants the Chief Justice of Pakistan to take suo motu notice of this issue, said a report on the website of The Express Tribune.

If the Chief Justice does not accept their request within a month, Farooqi said he would present the issue to an independent tribunal that may comprise judges from the Federal Shariah Court.

Farooqui said he wants the matter to be resolved judicially so that Christians have the right to defend their position. He said that if this petition to the apex court was unsuccessful, "pages from the Bible will be burned all over the world."

Pakistan People's Party legislator Pervez Rafique, a member of the central organising committee of the All Pakistan Minorities Alliance, said the apex court should not take any action of the JUI-S' request to ban the Bible.

"We totally condemn this demand from their party. It is against religious freedom and violates the right to practice our religion as granted by the UN Charter," said Rafique.

"How can they ban the Bible that is followed throughout the world?" he added. 

Peace Worldwide on the other hand is waiting for the chief Justice to reject the petition to ban the Holy Bible from Pakistan. This is a clear violation of religious freedom and we are also waiting for the leaders of Pakistan to stop this discriminating Campaign. Calling Holy Bible blasphemous is also a blasphemy against The Word of God known as Holy Bible. We are all just waiting for the Supreme Court to take severe action on JUI.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Campaign to Ban Holy Bible in Pakistan

Karachi (Agenzia Fides) - The radical Islamic party Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam has filed an appeal to the Supreme Court of Pakistan and has launched a campaign asking to ban the circulation of the Bible, described as a "pornographic " and "blasphemous book". This is a new attack against the Christian community in Pakistan, frightened by the attacks and threats suffered after the death of Bin Laden, already under attack due to the damaging effects of the blasphemy law, with the consequence of death penalty to those who insult the Holy Quran or the Prophet Muhammad. The radical group Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, with its headquarters in Karachi, launched the campaign at a public conference. According to the group's leader, Abdul Rauf Farooqi, some passages of the Bible describe characters that Muslims regard as prophets as being "vicious and immoral".
"It is a move that could fuel religious hatred against Christians. It is a threat to peaceful coexistence, an attack on the heart of our faith", says a bewildered Fr. Saleh Diego to Fides, who presides over the "Justice and Peace Commission" in the Archdiocese of Karachi. "As Christians we are already very weak and subject to pressures for the unjust blasphemy law. These radical groups want to delete us entirely. Sure, they are only minority groups, and we hope for the rise of voices of moderate Muslim leaders to stop this campaign of hatred " he remarks.

"Our response as Christians in Pakistan, already seen as targets, can be only to confirm the urgency of dialogue and respect for all religious symbols and sacred books of all religions. But we expect that, at an international level, a stronger and more determined answer might emerge, in order to sustain us", concludes Father Diego, calling for a mobilization of Christians and international institutions to stop the campaign against the Bible. (PA) (Agenzia Fides 03/06/2011)