Protestant Christian Pastor, Laymen Charged With Blasphemy

Source: CP Asia

By Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post Reporter
October 17, 2013|1:55 pm

A Protestant Christian pastor and two laymen have been accused and charged with blasphemy in Lahore, Pakistan, allegedly for writing derogatory remarks about Islam.

“The complaint was filed by the Muslim Abid Mehmood accusing the three of having written and pronounced derogatory remarks about Islam talking about the text ‘Why have we become Muslims,’ written by Maulana Ameer Hamza one of the most important leaders of the Pakistani extremist organization ‘Jamaat -ud- Dawah,'” Fides News Agency wrote in a report on Thursday.

The pastor, identified as Adnan Masih by Catholic World News, has been charged along with Irfan Masih, his brother, and Mushtaq Masih, the owner of the bookstore in which the alleged blasphemy took place.

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