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July 2007

Christians threatened in Pakistan
 

Anonymous letters demanding that Christians close their churches and convert to Islam were delivered in May to churches and Christian homes in the towns of Charsadda and Mardan in Pakistan. Some of the letters threatened bombings or executions if the Christians did not comply with the warnings within 10 days.

Christians throughout Pakistan responded to the threats by observing ten days of fasting and prayer, beginning on 17 May, the date that the ultimatum ended. However, as yet there have been no reports that the threats have been carried out.

In Peshawar, two Taliban-style militants put a gun to the head of a junior staff member at the Pakistan Bible Institute and accused him of converting Muslims. The men were disturbed and fled before saying or doing anything further.
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