Asia Bibi has been on death row in Pakistan for four years now. The Christian mother of five daughters worked as a day labourer on a field. When she was told to get water for the workers, the Muslim women refused to drink it. Since a Christian woman had touched the jar, the water had become impure. Rumours were spread. Asia Bibi was said to have insulted “Prophet” Mohammed. By an angry Muslim crowd she was dragged to the mosque where she was told to renounce her Christian faith. When she refused, she was first beaten, then committed to local police, and later sentenced to death for blasphemy.
On December 7th, Sabatina James, a Pakistani convert to Christianity, organised a rally and a candlelight vigil for Aisa Bibi and all persecuted Christians in the world in the German City of Stuttgart. Again some angry Muslims tried to disturb the vigil, but after smashing a glass on the ground, they had to draw back, since the protesters were simply too many. This clearly shows what it takes to stop the persecution of Christians – more of us!
Now, Christmas is getting closer, and many Christians in Syria, Egypt and other Muslim countries fear for their lives. Maybe this video can encourage some people to finally stand up against this.
Article and video concept by Carpe Diem