6 Churches Attacked and Burned to the Ground by Angry Muslims

Large mobs of Muslims have attacked at least five churches and burned them to the ground after a Christian cleaner was accused of blasphemy. Muslim leaders in Jaranwalla tehsil of Faisalabad, Pakistan, made announcements in mosques inciting the mob.

Social media show the damages of the churches after Christians fled their homes to avoid the attacks.

The attacks are the result of a complaint to police of a pakistani cleaner or maid who supposedly disrespected the Quran. Making derogatory remarks about the Prophet Muhammad, the Quran, or Islam is punishable by 295 C of the Pakistan Penal Code of which the sentence can be death.

The provincial government said that the “Holy Quran was desecrated and the sentiments of Muslims were hurt.”

This is a common problem in Pakistan. Innocent christians are often accused with bogus charges of blasphemy. BTJ is currently writing a book together with Shagufta Kausar, a pakistani christian cleaner who was accused of sending a blasphemous mobile text to an imam in 2014. Shagufta, an illiterate mother of four, could not read or write, and did not even own a mobile phone, but was still unjustly convicted of sending a blasphemous text and was sentenced to death by hanging.

Shagufta spent eight years on death row in Pakistan.

Unfortunately, Shagufta’s story is not uncommon, but happens over and over again. Pakistan’s current law considers unfavorable comments about Islam, or even questioning the religion itself, blasphemous. In the United Nations, the same blasphemy laws adopted by Pakistan are being framed as ‘hate speech,’ and is being pushed for the international community to adopt.

Shagufta’s story will be published next year.


Dr. Eugene Bach is a known trouble-maker with an active imagination and sinful past. He has a PhD, but is not a real doctor, so please do not call for him during a medical emergency on an airplane when someone is having a heart attack. Eugene started working for Back to Jerusalem in the year 2000 after a backroom deal involving Chinese spies, the NRA, Swiss bankers, and a small group of Apostolic Christians that only baptize in Jesus’ name. He spends most of his time in closed countries attempting to topple governments by proclaiming the name of Jesus and not taking showers. From time-to-time he pretends to be a writer. He is not good at it, but everyone around him tries to humor him.

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