Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wednesday's Voice - Pakistan

Update: Christian exonerated of blasphemy charges in Pakistan

Rubina Bibi (25), a Pakistani Christian woman who has been imprisoned since March for blasphemy was recently acquitted. Rubina was accused of blasphemy by a local Muslim shopkeeper following a dispute they had over a food product she had purchased and tried to return. Rubina was arrested and imprisoned in the Gujranwala jail along with her 18-month-old son, Joshua. On August 11, a judge dropped the charges against her and she was released. Had she been convicted, she would have faced the mandatory death penalty. Her accuser had reportedly offered to settle the matter out of court if she agreed to convert to Islam. Rubina, her husband and their three children have since relocated to an unknown location for their safety. (Source: Centre for Legal Aid Assistance and Settlement)

Thank the Lord that Rubina has been acquitted!

Pray that her family will continue to trust the Lord in all things.

Pray that persecutors in Pakistan will know Christ's love, forgiveness and blessing through the lives of Christians (Romans 12:14, 21).

6 comments:

Seams Inspired said...

All to often, these incidents are overlooked. I appreciate you bringing to attention. Thanks for sharing. Happy iFellowship Day! :o)
Larri at Seams Inspired

Cherie said...

I love that you are bringing much needed light to the persecuted in our world.

I just started a 10 week journey through some of the worst countries of persecution. I post on Thursdays if you care to join me!

cfoxes33 said...

What a great story. Came over from iFellowship.

Penny said...

This makes me so very thankful for where I live!!! Even though sometimes I wonder why God has me here - after reading this I am thankful for my freedoms!

I'm your newest follower from iFellowship! I've picked up your button - you'll find it on my blog on the Blogging Friends Page.

If you have a chance - come see me over at Living Above Ministries.

Angel said...

Wow, that is horrible. So glad she and her son got released. Just popped in from ifellowship. I am now following you and will be back soon. Come by and say hi if you get a chance.

Love and Blessings to you!!

Amy Sullivan said...

Thank you so much for sharing this story. Sometimes we are so busy with our lives that we forget the amazing freedom we have to worship God.

Thanks for telling Rubina's story.

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