Sep 14, 2012 by Vanessa Mathews Hanna
Recent events in Pakistan have left the minority Christian population vulnerable to attacks, looting, and burning. The Christian Reformed World Relief Committee, now known as World Renew, is responding by providing support and living supplies to those displaced by violence.
The situation began on August 16, 2012 when an eleven-year old Christian girl with special needs was arrested under Pakistan’s Blasphemy law.
Rimsha Masih had been preparing a fire near her home in the slums using papers she collected from the garbage. A neighbour claimed that the burning pages were from a religious Islamic book. He raised an alarm and soon an angry mob attacked Rimsha and her family. Police rescued them from the crowd and placed the girl under arrest.