PLEASE PRAY: Christian couple in prison for almost seven years [#PakistanPersecution #ChristianPersecution] 06/09
Christians often get accused of blasphemy in Pakistan, and the story of Shafqat Emmanuel and his wife follows familiar trends.
According to Bruce Allen of Forgotten Missionaries International (FMI), the couple was accused of:
“Sending a text message by phone that insulted the Prophet Muhammad and insulted the Quran. These crimes, if convicted, do demand the death penalty in Pakistan. All that, trial, conviction, and sentencing, has already taken place. The couple’s been in prison now for [almost seven] years. They’ve been appealing, and there’s been delay after delay. The appeal was set to be heard on June 3, Just a few days ago. but again, it got delayed to June 22.”
An imam in Pakistan claims to have gotten this text while in prayers, and an attorney claims to have received similar messages while talking with the imam about the issue.
ACCUSED OF BLASPHEMY: Christian couple in prison for almost seven years [#PakistanPersecution #ChristianPersecution] 06/09
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