Three witnesses whose testimony could absolve a 14-year-old Pakistani girl facing life in prison have changed their statements.
It’s the latest twist in the case of Rimsha Masih, a Christian teenager who was charged more than a month ago under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws for allegedly burning pages of Islam’s holy book for cooking fuel. She has denied the charges.
The three witnesses initially told police they saw Khalid Jadoon Chishti, a Muslim cleric, tear pages out of a copy of the Quran and put them with police evidence that led to the charges against Rimsha.
But they recanted those statements on Monday at a bail hearing for the cleric, according to the imam’s lawyer, Wajid Ali Gilani. A fourth witness stood by his initial statement.
The witnesses are a critical part of the police investigation that determined last week that the imam framed the teen. Based on that investigation and a lack of witnesses, her lawyers are now appealing to have the blasphemy charges dismissed.
There are many differences between Christians and Muslims, with one of them be this: If a Christian girl burns pages from the quran, she is persecuted thrown in jail, tortured or kill. It is a violent following with many muslims refusing to accept Christ as their Savior.
If a muslim girl burns pages from the Holy Word of God, the christian will pray for her.
The quran is filled with violent verses such as these: Quran (3:56) – “As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help.”
Yet the Holy Word of God tell us:
Mark 11:25 “And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive your sins.”
The persecution of Christians will get worse for the Bible says so, but in the end the result will be Christ coming in great power and glory.
Matthew 5:10-12 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
Written by: Gloria