Pakistani Christian in hiding in Thailand over blasphemy charge calls on Trump, UN to help

It doesn’t matter where you try to hide. Once you are believed to have insulted Islam or Muhammad, some Muslims will try to act as judge, jury and executioner. Many Muslim mobs in Pakistan have driven Christians out of their villages after they were accused of blasphemy — often falsely.

Faraz Pervaiz is one such Christian; he was accused of blasphemy and fled Pakistan for his life, along with his family. He is now in Thailand, but his new location “was revealed in social media.”  Faraz Pervaiz and his father are being hunted for posting criticism of “the Pakistani government and Islamic teachings” online.

While Christians are being victimized and murdered in Pakistan, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan aims to expand Islamic blasphemy laws beyond his country’s borders. Khan stated that “few in the West understand the pain caused to Muslims” when Islam is blasphemed, and he vowed to take the issue of blasphemy to the United Nations.

Pakistan’s blasphemy laws have already gone beyond its borders. Twitter is now enforcing Pakistan’s blasphemy law in Western countries, while Canada and Britain are cracking down on speech that is offensive to Islam and deemed to be hateful or “Islamophobic,” i.e., speech that exposes such issues as female genital mutilation (FGM), jihad terror, honor killings, Muslim rape gangs, the inferior status of women, and the like. In other words, the truth about Islam.

With increased Muslim migration into the West, the Sharia that torments Christians such as Faraz Pervaiz and many others is making its way into Western countries.

“Pakistani Christian refugee in hiding over blasphemy charge calls on Trump, UN to help,” by Samuel Smith, Christian Post.

A Pakistani Christian refugee accused of blasphemy is facing renewed death threats after his location in Thailand was revealed on social media this month. But he and his family continue to face hurdles in their years-long effort for resettlement with no end in sight.

Faraz Pervaiz is again calling on the United Nations, the United States and other foreign countries for help after the address of his family’s Bangkok apartment was posted online July 11, stirring up more death threats and real fear that he could be killed.

The same Muslim nationalist organization that rioted over the acquittal of Christian mother Asia Bibi last year, Tehreek-e-Labbaik, placed a bounty on Pervaiz’s head over a year ago to the tune of about 10 million rupees (about $62,000). The incentive for Pervaiz to be killed was raised in January when a radical cleric who sympathizes with the Taliban placed a bounty of 20 million rupees (about $124,000) on his head.

Pervaiz fled Pakistan in 2014 after Muslim radicals became enraged by videos he and his father posted online criticizing the Pakistani government and Islamic teachings. At the time, he said, there was an increase in disappearances of bloggers critical of the Pakistani government and also an increase in blasphemy charges against such bloggers.

In Pakistan, blasphemy is a crime that is punishable by death or life in prison. Pakistan imprisons more people for blasphemy than all other countries in the world combined, according to Lisa Curtis, director for South and Central Asia at the U.S. National Security Council.

After fleeing the country and facing relative freedom to live out his faith in Bangkok, Pervaiz said that Muslim cleric Abdul Aziz, a known Taliban sympathizer who runs the Lal Masjid mosque in Islamabad, accused him of blasphemy.

Pervaiz said that his name and face were posted on wanted flyers hung up throughout Pakistan. ….

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