Wednesday, October 10, 2012

New twist in blasphemy case against Pakistani girl with Downs Syndrome

Rimsha Masih (ASSIST News)
PAKISTAN - The court case for Rimsha Masih, a Pakistani Christian teen accused of blasphemy against Islam, has been postponed until October 17. Meanwhile, the case has taken another unexpected turn as three witnesses whose testimony could absolve Rimsha have changed their statements

The three had earlier testified that the mosque leader, Khalid Jadoon Chishti, had planted fabricated evidence on Rimsha. However, they have since claimed they made the accusations under police duress. 

Please pray that Rimsha and her family will rest in the safety of the Lord who works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed (Psalm 103:6). Ask the Lord to grant widsom to those defending her. 

Pray this case will result in positive changes to the legal system in Pakistan and the repeal of the blasphemy law. Pray that Christians in Pakistan will not give in to fear, but will look to the Lord for their strength. (Source: Asia News, Voice of the Martyrs).