A Christian man named Arif Yousaf Masih was arrested in Pakistan and put through horrific torture. They beat his hands until his fingers became swollen and they beat him over his head. The officer in charge, Rana Gulzar, told the Christian man to convert to Islam, and Arif said:
I have faith on my Lord Jesus and I will never change my faith. I will never be Muslim!
Arif also said:
My life is for Jesus, if they kill me and cut me into pieces even then my life is only for Jesus.
This is the sublime faith of the saints! This is the faith that wins victories, that conquers the sword, and places the marks of Christ on the body, that brings one to the Cross of the Holy One! Our organization, Rescue Christians, thanks to your charitable donations, rescued Arif and his wife. We did a short documentary on Arif, his rescue and his story:
The Pakistani government is on the side of the Muslims, and does not help the Christians. Nor is it taking any significant measures to end this persecution. Pakistan is suffering much destruction from heavy flooding. The government of Pakistan is offering help to its citizens who have become homeless because of the floods, but only to the Muslim ones, not to the Christians. Thousands of homes were destroyed by flooding this summer in the Kasur region of Pakistan, and some of those homes belonged to more than 60 Christian families. The Muslim victims of the flood were given temporary shelter, purified water and food by the Pakistani government and Muslim charities, but the Christians were given nothing.Wilson Chowdhry, president of the British Pakistani Christian Association, said:
It is not unusual for the government to overlook helping the Christian communities.
Not only this; it gets worse. Muslims charities are offering help to the Christians but give them conditions that they must fulfill before receiving aid: they must convert to Islam, or remain homeless. If they don’t want to convert, the Christians were told: “Become our bonded servants.”
Some of the Christians accepted the offer, as Chowdhry said, “several families have already now signed contracts, which have now made them slaves for their Muslim landlords.”
Not only is the Pakistani government allowing this exploitation, they are also aiding Islamic jihadists and terrorists. The Pakistani government seems to be facilitating the establishment of the terrorist group, Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ). The leader of the group, Ahmed Ludhianvi, and other leaders of the group, are even receiving protection from the police.
The same police system is torturing Christians and trying to force to convert them to Islam. In Pakistan, the whole system is against the Christians. We cannot rely on the government to help them, not the Pakistani nor the American. It is the Church’s duty to help her persecuted brethren. Please help us save more Christians like Arif. Please make a donation to help rescue Christian lives.