Written with deep respect and prayers for those who suffer for the name of Christ.
A Christian Pakistani woman named Asia Bibi was beaten and arrested in June, 2009. Her crime consisted of stating that Jesus was the resurrected savior, and that Mohammed could not save. She was convicted of blasphemy on Nov 8, 2010 and sentenced to the death penalty. Asia is 37, and has a husband and two young children. She is being kept in prison while her attorney appeals the case. [Note: she is still in prison as of April 2013].
On New Year’s, a bomb went off at a church in Egypt as worshipers were leaving a midnight service. It killed 21 and wounded 79.
Since the overthrow of Hussein, Iraqi Muslim extremists have begun open violent persecution against the church. On Oct 31, 2010, terrorists entered a church with automatic weapons, killing 59 and injuring 80 others. Hundreds of thousands have fled the country. (more…)