In Pakistan, it’s not popular to defend the downtrodden, if those downtrodden are not Muslim. But the global “human rights community” yawns and looks the other way, so as not to appear “Islamophobic.”
“Pakistan human rights lawyer who defends Christians goes into hiding after death threats,” by Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today, July 8, 2016:
A leading Christian human rights lawyer in Pakistan has gone into hiding after receiving death threats because of the help he has given to victims of the country’s blasphemy laws and other abuses.
Sardar Mushtaq Gill was worried in particular about the risks to his family caused by his work for the persecuted and oppressed minorities of Pakistan, Christians in Pakistan reports.
He has sought safety as the trial approaches in the case of the notorious brick kiln murders, when a couple were burned alive in a kiln after being accused of blasphemy.
Gill had been working to protect and secure the future of the heirs of the couple, Shahzad Masih, aged 32, and his wife Shama, aged 30.
They were accused of blasphemy, had their legs broken and were burned alive two years ago after they asked the kiln owner to pay some money they were owed.
Gill, director of the Legal Evangelical Association Development, has handed the kiln case to the Farrukh Saif Foundation, which helps victims of discrimination in Pakistan. Gill repeatedly requested protection from the authorities but fled after none was forthcoming.
According to a report on the association’s website, Gill “was striving for justice for the legal heirs of Christian couple who was burned alive after a false allegation of blasphemy”….