Dear iPeace members,
Many of you have been receiving updates
from one of our own members about the murder of Christians accused, but
found innocent, of blasphemy charges. There is more.
A day or two
later, the unrelenting radicals attacked homes in the Christian
community where these victims lived, killing 5 more people.
is also where our fellow member lives and and is involved with Hope
Development Organization, which maintains a peace school in the
Two nights ago, the radicals attacked again, but were
rebuffed by the police, but as of today reports are that more radicals
are gathering for yet another attack:
come from Jhang and they are in Makhanwaa and they can attack today or
tomorrow, daud nagar from street 1 to 6 with weapons and they want fire
police is crazy they start giving favor to Musims because they are also
muslims. This happen before in Gogra where where they when they burn
more then 100 people alive. On motorway they caught too many weapons
coming to Faisalabad"
[the police are not stopping the weapons from coming through]
Our fellow iPeace member, is my 'adopted' son. He, his wife, and their three children are currently in mortal danger.
Are you prepared to just sit back and let them die? I am not.
am asking each of you personally...Muslim, Christian, Jew, Hindu,
atheist...to join me in doing something to keep this from happening.
If you have political connections, use them.
you live in a country that has relations with Pakistan, please put
pressure on them to put pressure on the government and police to keep
the Christian communities safe.
If you live in the US, I urge you
to contact the State Department, CNN, MSNBC, FOX News, The New York
Times and any other media you can think of to alert the world.
If you live in the UK, please contact the BBC.
may be too late for money to help, but I am asking each of you to go to
to Hope Development's website and make a contribution of any amount
that can be used to help the community now and as it recovers. http://hopedevelopmentpk.org
But, money alone is not enough. This is a life and death situation and it is urgent.
ask that each of you look into your hearts. If we are, each of us,
really sincere about peace, we must help my son and his family to have
I beg you to take action. Do not let our friend, my son,
and his family and friends become the next victims of this terrible
Please. Do it now.
In peace and love,
Dame Susan Connors
member's name has been omitted from the original posting to protect his
identity should you re-post this message. Thank you for using caution.