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Sep-25-2012 11:47printcomments

Pakistani Bishop Pleads With International Community to Help Rebuild Church in Mardan

Where's the media outrage?

Bishop Peter Mujeed
Photo by Shamim Masih for Salem-News.com

(ISLAMABAD, Pakistan) - Angry Muslims attacked the Church in Mardan near Peshawar following noon prayers last Friday in settling of scores for the anti-Mohammed film that has stirred riots and protests throughout Pakistan.

Talking on the telephone, Bishop Peter Mujeed said, thousands of people on 21st September broke into a church compound, burnt the church, school books, Bibles, (Bible is not an ordinary book) New Testaments and even copies of the Jesus Film were trashed and burned. The mob destroyed 27 homes in the church compound including the houses of two priests and the school head teacher, he added.

Displaced families are living with their friends and relatives now and need your help to restore them, according to Bishop Peter Majeed.

The extremists tried to set the pastor's son (Zeeshan) afire. Items of value to the militants--computers, office equipment, and chairs were stolen and the buildings were set ablaze.

Innocent Pakistani Christians had nothing to do with the production or promotion of the anti-Mohammed film. Most know little about it, yet they are paying the price simply for being Christian in a nation dominated by Islamic extremists--a country where government officials and moderate Muslims are fearful to talk about protecting minority’s rights on their behalf, he claimed.

The Diocese of Peshawar, where the attack took place, provides education and health services to the local community – Muslim and Christian alike – and provided substantial support to victims of floods and a major earthquake in recent years, regardless of their religious affiliation.

Where's the media outrage? When a Quran is burned or a film considered blasphemous appears on You Tube, Muslims respond with global riots and protests. But When Christian holy books are destroyed, or a church is burned, there is silence. Where is the Chief Justice of Pakistan?

In the case of Rinkal Kumari, who was brought to the apex Court, and were assured by the Chief Justice, but in the end the girl was handed over to her so-called husband, said Rameesh Lal (member legislative assembly)

Bishop Peter Mujeed (the church pastor) asks Christians around the world to pray for God’s protection for Pakistani believers. He also requests help to rebuild their church building as early as possible.




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Mike October 16, 2012 5:26 am (Pacific time)

God is powerful and we believe the revenge is in Him and that's the best part of Christian beliefe that our God is alive, he sees and feel the hardships and oppression of His children and He fights for our enemy and not us who fight for them. God bless you Christian brothers and sisters.


Mike October 16, 2012 5:31 am (Pacific time)

God is powerful and we believe the revenge is in Him and that's the best part of Christian beliefe that our God is alive, he sees and feel the hardships and oppression of His children and He fights for our enemy and not us who fight for them. God bless you Christian brothers and sisters.


Z T Minhas September 29, 2012 2:27 am (Pacific time)

Whatever one can say about European Christians, and a lot can be said about them. Nothing can be said about Christians in India or Pakistan. They are the descendents of untouchables who took to the love of Jesus. I am not agreeing with the Christian doctrines that they hold. However in terms of any harm they have caused to society, they have done nothing.


jinelia September 27, 2012 4:00 am (Pacific time)

you hav written an excellent artical about mardn chrch burning wll pray for u

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