Displaying 30+ Stories
Allow Ads

Radical Muslims Pledge $124K Bounty to Kill Pakistani Christian Over Alleged Blasphemy


Islamic extremists issued a bounty for the death of a Pakistani Christian who fled to Thailand following accusations of blasphemy against Islam. 

Faraz Pervaiz, a human rights advocate who opposes the persecution of Christians, received death threats after he spoke out against a mob that looted and destroyed nearly 116 homes and two churches in Pakistan's Lahore city in 2013, according to UCA News.
He sought refuge after radical Muslims found videos and comments about Islam that he and his father shared on social media in 2014. As a result, Pakistan's Tahreek-e-Labbaik political party released a bounty of $62,000 in 2015, which was increased to $124,000 in 2016.

And Pakistani government officials filed a blasphemy case against Pervaiz in 2017.

Last year, the father of three secretly moved his family to an area outside Bangkok, Thailand after a video was posted on social media that alluded to his location. The video, created by a Pakistani Muslim refugee, urged "every Muslim in this world" to go to Bangkok and murder Pervaiz. 

Posters offering a reward to kill Pervaiz have gone up throughout Karachi in Pakistan. They say that he "challenged both the politics and theology of Islam and criticized the Prophet, Muhammad" when he led protests.

Harsh Islamic law in places like Pakistan calls for death for those accused of blasphemy against Islam.

According to Open Doors USA's 2020 World Watch List, Pakistan ranked fifth in a list of countries where Christians suffer the most persecution. 

Click Here Get the App with Special Alerts on Breaking News and Top Stories

What is faith and what does the Bible say about faith? Click here for answers.

Need prayer? We’re available 24/7. Call (800) 700-7000 or request prayer.

Learn why Truth Matters at CBN News.
CBN Partners provide hope to those who are suffering! You can help bring hope today!
Bring Hope

Did you know?

God is everywhere—even in the news. That’s why we view every news story through the lens of faith. We are committed to delivering quality independent Christian journalism you can trust. But it takes a lot of hard work, time, and money to do what we do. Help us continue to be a voice for truth in the media by supporting CBN News for as little as $1.