Monday, December 6, 2010

More death threats for Asia Bibi

Asia Bibi faces death threats.
Mission Network News is reporting that Asia Bibi, the Christian Pakistani mother accused of blasphemy in 2009, has received yet another threat to her life, as Islamic groups protest against her and any pardon the Pakistani president might hand down.

Carl Moeller with Open Doors USA said, "The latest tragic development is that a hard-line cleric in Pakistan is actually offering a reward for anyone who will kill Asia Bibi if the government does not put her to death."

The announcement was made by Maulana Yousef Qureshi at a rally in the northwestern town of Peshwar. He told people that his mosque would give $6,000 to the person who would take Asia Bibi's life.

Pray for Asia Bibi and her family, that they will stay strong through the court cases and that she will be protected from these death threats if she is pardoned. Pray for her children to be comforted and her husband encouraged in this situation.

You can read the full report here.

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