International Christian Concern | Nov. 20, 2018
Police in Pakistan have warned Christians that terrorists are planning an attack on their community following the Asia Bibi acquittal. According to Agenzia Fides, the Lahore Police Inspectorate warned Christians to be vigilant, claiming that terrorist groups such as Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan and Jamaat-ul-Ahrar have made plans for attack.
Pakistani Christians have remained uneasy since the Supreme Court announced the acquittal of Asia Bibi on October 31. Bibi, a Christian woman who had been on death row since 2010 after being convicted of blasphemy, continues to be one of the most contentious religious issues in Pakistan.
Following her acquittal, Muslim hardliners took to the streets in protest for three days bringing the country to a standstill. Many Christians feared their community would become a target of the hardliners’ rage.