By Theodore Shoebat
Muslims in Pakistan have taken 20,000 Christian families, and have forced all of them into a major, and quite underground, life of Islamic slavery. The Muslims have put them to work making bricks in brick kiln, under horrid conditions completely void of the comforts of modern convenience.
Christian slaves “sometimes have to go for days without food”, they cannot attend church services, and they cannot live in freedom. They are forever living in bondage, perpetually yoked under the Muslim slave master, continuously tormented, tortured, and forced under the fetters of sadistic devils.
One Christian family, Anwar Bashir, his wife, and their four children, were amongst those forced into slavery in Pakistan. They tried to escape, but were caught by their slaveowner, Haji Nawaz, who punished them by cruelly beating them and then sold them to a Muslim man named Tanveer, who forced them to labor in a brick kiln in the most grueling of toils. Anwar Bashir recounted the experience:
We tried to escape from our working place twice, but were unluckily caught. The in charge of the kiln beat and punished us. He didn’t allow us to attend the church. Haji Nawaz sold his kiln to Tanveer along with his laborers including me and my wife in 2011. Tanveer took us to Kasur. During our work, my sister died. Tanveer didn’t allow us to attend her funeral and abused us very much. We worked there like slaves.
Rescue Christians managed to take photographs of kiln where slavery of Christians is taking place:
Christians have been made into slaves by Muslims, just as the children of Israel were made slaves by the pagan Egyptians:
Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses. But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel. And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour: And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour. (Exodus 1:11-14)
Who then is the Moses of the enslaved Christians, commissioned by God bring them into liberty? Rescue Christians is now working on Operation Freedom From Slavery, and we have already rescued two families from slavery.
Just a number of weeks ago, Rescue Christians was very successful in bringing Anwar Bashir, his wife, Rehana Bibi, and their four children out of this horrific bondage. The mission was dangerous and clandestine. Our team told Anwar and his family to meet them on a certain road near the kiln where one of our contacts would pick them up in a car and drive to freedom. Anwar recounted the risky moment in which he and his wife were finally rescued:
Two weeks before the Rescue Christians team met us, we told them our woeful story and requested them to help us and bring us out from slavery. They promised us positively, and contacted us on June 29th and promised to solve our problem and told us to come on the main Kasur road, and we will pick us up from there. We left the kiln early in the morning to reach the main Kasur road, where some boys were playing cricket (as Muslim Ramadan started). We became scared of them and returned. We telephoned Shazad, a member of Rescue Christians, that some boys were playing cricket on the main road and that it could compromise our plan, and to please don’t come. Shahzad again contacted us on the telephone to leave the kiln at the time of the fasting break of the Muslims. At the time of the fasting break I, along with my family, came to the main road from where Shahzad rescued us and took us to a safe place.
Here is a video interview our team conducted of Anwar and his family recounting their experience in slavery, and how they were rescued by Rescue Christians:
Our Pakistani contact wrote an entire report describing the mission and the current situation of the enslavement of Christians in Pakistan:
Recent Rescue Christians has started its new campaign “Freedom from Slavery”. Christians in the Islamic world are mostly poor and vulnerable. And these vulnerable Christians are usually trapped by kilns, farms and factory owners who give loans to the needy communities for occasions such as sickness, births and deaths. And when they are unable to pay the interest or loan they are forced or bound to work at their work places.
Pakistan is where 20,000 families are living in slavery, and major numbers of families are forced to work at the Kilns in Punjab Pakistan. Rescue Christians has started helping and rescuing such families. And recent we have rescued two families from the kilns.
One of them is Anwar Bashir and his family , here is there story.
Anwar Bashir Masih and his wife Rehana Bibi along with four children SAVED by RESCUE CHRISTIANS.
Anwar Bashir was working in the Kiln as slave at Kasur-Punjab Pakistan from last several years, He was the resident of Mana wala Sailkot.
Anwar Bashir, started working in the Kiln, In 2004. His father was caught up with tuberculosis and he was in desperate need of money for the treatment of his father. His friend took him to Haji Nawaz, a landlord and owner of Kiln, who gave him 75,000 rupees (Rs) on interests plus offered him a job at his Kiln.
Anwar started work at the Kiln on 200 Rs a day, after a month when he went to the Incharge of the Kiln for salary the incharge asked him for the interest money for the Loan which is 7500, however his salary 6,000!
Anwar went to Haji Nawaz and told him the whole story; Anwar was expecting that Haji will listen to his prayer. But Haji said the same in an abusive language, and threw him out of the house. He again went to the incharge and requested him some money for the bread and butter of his family, they give him 2000 more which they added in his previous loan.
This was the trick of incharge and Kiln owner to make him as their slave and they become successful. This is a painted formula of Kiln and farm owners to make poor vulnerable people as their slaves.
People like Anwar were forced to work without pay, under threat of violence and they are unable to walk away and live a life without the permission of their masters.
This is the real face of slavery, Sometimes the master pays a few grains of wheat and rice to keep the slaves alive, or uses a bogus payment that the slave holder reclaims at the end of the month. But the end result is what slavery is today and has always been —- one person controlling another and then forcing them to work.
This is real slavery. People held against their will, forced to work and paid nothing!!! There are 20,000 Pakistani Christian families living as slaves in Kilns in different parts of Pakistan.
When Anwar was unable to pay the loan his wife was forced to work on the kiln. However their loan was increasing every month as they were unable to pay the interest of the money. Till 2011 until Haji Nawaz sold his Kiln both Husband and wife worked there and the loan reached up to 250,000. Twice they managed to escaped but were caught and tortured and even his wife was tortured in public. Haji Nawaz sold his kiln and labor to another Kiln owner who shifted the Anwar family to Kasur city .
Anwar and his family were never allowed to attend church. Even he was not allowed to attend the funeral of his real sister.
Two week ago the Rescue Christians team met with Anwar and he request us to help him to get out of the Hell and slavery.
Our team promised him that we will come back for them with a plan. On the 29th of June our team informed them to get ready and we will pick you from the main Kasur Road walking distance to the Kiln where he work and live.
Before sunrise Anwar called our team and told them that due to there being dozens of boys playing cricket that there is no chance of our escape. Our team gave him new instruction that right at the time of Muslim fast break we will pick you up. That was the time when everyone leaves the kiln and goes to mosque. Right at Fast break time Anwar and his family reached the road and within no time our team picked them and moves the Vehicle to the Highway to transfer them to distance city in Pakistan.
We have already rescued two Christian families out of slavery. We have thousands more to rescue. Will you help us.