The collection of articles directly relating the work we have done on the ground.
Fifty Christians in Pakistan were enslaved by Muslims, being forced to remain imprisoned making bricks. Within these very brick kilns, Christians have been forced to endure all sorts of inhumanities and atrocities, such as rape and other sadistic tortures. While this violation of human rights goes on, our organization, Rescue Christians, has been working on the ground to liberate these slaves from their bondage and torment.
These fifty Christians were finally rescued by our organization, Rescue Christians. We were determined to save these victims but due to security issues and the government connections of the kiln owner it took us over a year to execute any plan to save these people. The plan was finally executed last week. Our team bought the slaves out, and after their liberation they were driven safely away by truck. During the journey, some of the Christians began to sing Psalm 24 ( in Punjabi language), crying out,
“Who is this King of Glory? The Lord strong and mighty”
This was spontaneous and not prompted by any of our staff on the ground. The released slaves were overjoyed at their newfound freedom and this is largely thanks to you, our supporters, who have provided the resources to make this happen. In the video of the singing, you will also see clips from an older video that we previously made, in which the victims are working in the brick kilns, and then you will see these very people after the rescue mission was done, demonstrating that our team liberated the very people that we were interviewing in the past. You can see the video, with before and after clips:
The fifty Christians made up nine families, all of whom Rescue Christians rescued from a kiln. In fact, it was in this very same kiln that we filmed several slaves, laboring ceaselessly, for our documentary, which you can view here:
We are making a new updated documentary, which will include the rehabilitation of the victims, which is now at early stages. We produced several photos of the rescued families:
These Christians are enslaved by their debtors to whom they own money. The loan givers are so cruel that they act like the unforgiving debtor who, when the one who owed him money said, “Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all”, he “cast him into prison, till he paid the debt.” (Matthew 18:29-30) We have also produced the loan documentations of the slaves, for further clarification:
Because of the Kiln owner connections we decided to buy their freedom, as it was too difficult to arrange an escape for 50 people at one go (which is our usual method). If we took out a small amount of families using an escape method this would compromise the ability to get the rest out in a timely fashion. The average cost per person to release them was $150 per person plus another $30 per person to provide food for a few weeks till they started their new jobs, which we arranged for them prior to their release.
Here is a list of the names of the heads of the households of the victims that we helped:
- Pervaiz Masih
- Shoukat Masih
- Ashiq Masih
- Razia Bibi
- Ditta Masih
- Bashir Masih
- Irfan Masih .
- Siraj Masih .
- Shahzed Masih.
It was nine families, and all in all it was fifty Christians, all of whom were rescued by our team. Fifty slaves, now fifty liberated people, and it is all thanks to you, the reader, who have been supporting us in this great mission. I would encourage you also to watch our documentary on Rescue Christians:
You yourselves can partake in this endeavor, by donating whatever you can to this holy cause. Without donations, we cannot rescue Christians from persecution. So, truly, it depends on the love and charity of you, the readers. Do not forget what St. Paul said:
“Remember them that are in bands, as if you were bound with them; and them that labour, as being yourselves also in the body.” (Hebrews 13:3)
Let us remember the Christians laboring and toiling in slavery, and let our thoughts become actions, actions of charity towards the persecuted.
Watch the testimonials from our massive “Freedom from Slavery” campaign, this is from week 4 of the campaign.
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View our testimonials from our ‘Freedom from Slavery’ campaign back in May 2015.
The testimonial collection from our ‘Freedom from Slavery Campaign’
Early this month, Rescue Christians received information of a new false blasphemy case in Pakistan.
Nadeem James a poor Christian man 28 years old who lives in the small town of Sara-e-Alamgir Gujrat in Pakistan.
Nadeem James is illiterate and works as a tailor, on July 4th was accused of sending the blasphemous contents about Muhammad by text from his telephone.
The Police recognized a legal complaint (FIR) No- 301/16 under section 295-C and 298-A, after his Muslim “friend” Yasir Bashir complained to the police about the text message.
Immediately after the incident was reported in the local media and at the local mosques, the fundamentalist Muslims gathered in the Christian colony known as Father’s Colony to intimidate the Christian community. Father’s Colony has about 50 Christian families living in the village; most of them fled, taking refuge with relatives in nearby villages. Local police tried to protect the Christian community from the Muslim lunatics who desired to burn down the Christian houses like they have done in the past in Badami Bagh and Gojra City.
When the blasphemy charges were instigated against Nadeem all the Christian NGOs only wished to report on the case, however none of them were willing to try and save the man from his fate. Only our team made the effort to save him from jail and torture. It is difficult but not impossible to save victims like these but Rescue Christians is the only organization to have been successful in the past. We have saved Ryan Stanton, Martha Bibi, Tariq Yousaf and many others that were in this dangerous situation. We believe in action and not just words.
One of our connections contacted our team leader and informed him that he had access to the Nadeem James and if our team would like to handle the case to try and save him from the clutches of the Pakistani “injustice system,” we agreed. Immediately after we approved the operation our team started making the relocation plan to get him out of Pakistan.
Meanwhile the Pakistani police intimidated the family of Nadeem James and they arrested both sisters-in-law of Nadeem. They were threatened with prosecution if they did not give up their brother. They were released the next day, they were not named in the FIR. We had already prepared a legal appeal against the forced detention of the woman which turned out not to be necessary. The intimidation of the women worked and caused major issues for Nadeem and our team.
On the 12th of July as our team was finalizing the whole plan the brothers of Nadeem James and a pastor involved in the case contacted our people on the ground and forced them to return the Nadeem as they wished them to hand him over to the police. Initially we resisted but it was apparent that our people would be compromised and they themselves would become the hunted. We were shocked that Nadeem James own kin were willing to betray their own flesh and blood. The Blasphemy charge of 295 C, is the most serious of all blasphemy charges and carries the death sentence and is very difficult to get an acquittal.
We now have also established a serious problem for our organization as we had received information that the police were secretly observing the activity of our team regarding this case. Our lawyer in Pakistan was threatened with arrest for harboring a fugitive and now all our rescue team personnel were in imminent danger. The betrayal of Nadeem by his own family also now seriously compromised our people.
We recorded a short heartbreaking testimony of Nadeem James before we handed him back to his family which you can watch here
We tried by all means not to give up Nadeem but we had no choice without all our people being arrested. We can live to fight another day. We have already started to implement new security arrangements and precautions so we can continue our work on the ground. We will never give up this fight to save our people.
Instead of having Nadeem escape to another country we will now fight the court case to have him released from prison and get these the false charges dismissed in court. We are very confidant that we can achieve this goal. We are close on another case (of blasphemy 295 C) to achieving the same goal, and we will do the same for Nadeem James and provide the resources, which you our readers have donated and continue to do so.
Please also pray for Nadeem James and all our teams on the ground. Nadeem is facing a very tough time and will likely be tortured and beaten in prison. We are all heartbroken that we had to give him up. It is sad that Nadeem James real friends were strangers, yet his own flesh and blood sold him out because of fear. The people we have on the ground in Pakistan are the true heroes, they risk their lives and their freedom each and every day to save their brethren. They are a rare breed and can only be compared to the heroes of World War II, like Raoul Wallenberg, Oscar Schindler and a few others who risked all to save their people from death and false imprisonment.
Testimonials of Christians Slaves in Pakistani Kiln that we have saved. Featuring the heart-wrenching testimonial of Shabana at the end.
Included are testimonials of families including:
Patras, Asma, Rafique, Elizabeth, Rafique, Sajida, Rafique, Perveen, Riasat, Surraiya, Riasat, Bushra, Riaz, Shazia, Riaz, Nusrat, Sajid, Hina, Sajjad, Rehana, Salamat, Mumtaz, Elizabeth, Saleem, Saqib, Shahida, Sarfraz, Yasmeen, Sarwar, Zarina, Shabana, Gama
Watch this heartbreaking video testimony of Samrah Bibi (aka Samrah Badal) who was raped multiple times by four Muslim men.
Here is the story of what happened–how we rescued the family and gained release for the innocent victims. We are also now pursuing justice against the rapists.
On June 25th, 2016 at around 10 AM a heartbreaking incident took place in Lahore, Pakistan. Four Muslim men barged into the home of Samrah Bibi, the wife of Saleem Masih. Samrah was raped multiple times by four local Muslims after incitement because of false charges against her brother Bahadur Masih for kidnapping and adultery. Here are the full details of the case:
Samrah spent the previous night with her husband and mother in the local police station where her older sister Shagufta was being held on false charges of aiding and abetting her brother Bahadur Masih in kidnapping a married woman named Sehar Wasif. Bahadur was a neighbor of Wasif, a victim of severe domestic violence. All Bahadur did was drive Wasif to her parents’ home for her safety. The Muslim husband of Sehar Wasif took revenge by falsely accusing Bahadur of adultery and kidnapping. Bahadur went into hiding after the issuance of the FIR (criminal complaint).
Unfortunately, the Pakistani media falsely reported that Bahadur and Sehar were lovers, further inflaming the situation. As a result, the Muslims of the local community started to intimidate the family of Behadur Masih and threatened to burn them alive. Ultimately, this led to the multiple rape of Samrah.
The husband of Sehar Wasif registered an FIR #-560/16 in the Shad Bagh police station in Lahore, in which one of the sisters of Bahadur Masih was also mentioned as a co-defendant for supposedly aiding and abetting her brother to kidnap Sehar Wasif.
The Lahore police arrested Shagufta Inayat (Bahadur’s sister) and they mistreated her, publicly humiliating her with disgusting insults. While she was in custody they did not use any female police officers, which is the law in Pakistan. The next morning, when Samrah Saleem (another sister of Bahadur) was alone in the house with her five children, four Muslim men barged in when she answered the door. One of the men kept the children in a different room while the other three raped Samrah multiple times.
According to our sources, the Chief Minister of Punjab and his son were protecting the rapists, one of whom was with the Chief Minister’s nephew.
Many NGOs who are supposed to help victims of persecution visited Samrah and her family, but only for photo ops in order to use the pictures to raise money for their organizations. None of them provided any aid or assistance to the persecuted family. As soon as we found out about the case, we immediately provided resources and took aggressive action to help the family gain justice and a safe haven.
We moved the family to a different location which will provide a safe shelter for the next few months. Our legal team also immediately sprang into action. We were able to secure the release of Shagufta Inayat and now she is out of jail. We found Sehar Wasif and brought her to the court to appear before the magistrate in Lahore, where she recorded her statement that Bahadur had not kidnapped her and the reason that she fled from her husband was because he was beating her on a daily basis. The magistrate immediately directed the police to dismiss the case against Bahadur and Shagufta Inayat.
This is Bahadur Masih. Now he only needs to hide from the extremists, but not from the police, as the case against him has been dismissed.
On June 30th, our team took Shagufta out of jail and moved her to the safe location where her family is staying.
Above is a photo of Shagufta Inayat, for whom we also gained release from jail. Next to her is her mother.
Our legal team is now seeking justice against the rapists who attacked Samrah Saleem in the brutal multiple rapes she endured. We will keep you posted on this case as it progresses.
In a few days we will also have the testimony of Shagufta Inayat, who has also told us about her false imprisonment and abuse in the police station.
Our teams on the ground in Pakistan are doing heroic work–and you, our readers and supporters, are providing the vital resources to make it happen.
We are now working on more cases which we will report to you soon. If you would like to partner with us, you now have a unique organization that actually saves your brethren from persecution and eases their burden.