A Christian couple in Pakistan was murdered on the 4th of November for allegedly desecrating the Qur’an. A mob beat, tortured, and then burned alive Shahzad Masih and his wife Shama Bibi (believed to be four months pregnant) to death. The report is the Pakistani police allegedly stood by and watched the mob kill the couple, but I don’t think that is known for sure, even though there have been reports about such incidents happening before. I ask for prayer for the couple’s family and especially their three children, between 18 months and seven years old. This is a very difficult subject to read about, but it should also be publicized instead of being swept under the carpet, in an effort to show that Christian persecution is very much alive.
“Head of the South Asian Forum of the Evangelical Alliance, Manoj Raithatha, has called on all Christians in the UK [I don’t know if those outside can sign too] to sign a petition, by the British Pakistani Christian Association, calling on the UK government to exert diplomatic pressure on Pakistan.” (http://www.britishpakistanichristians.co.uk/blog/evangelical-christians-call-on-westminster-to-take-action-against-pakistan-for-summary-execution-of-)