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Pakistan: 100 Christians flee homes, live in forest

Catholic World News - August 29, 2012

Following the arrest of a Pakistani Christian girl on blasphemy charges, 100 Christians from her Islamabad neighborhood have left their homes and begun to live in the forest. Some of the Christians had been evicted from their homes by Muslim landlords.

“I don't know whether [the girl] burned pages of some holy book or not, but we all had to abruptly leave our homes to save our lives,” said one woman.

“We are thankful to the Lord for this land although here is no water and food but rest assured the Lord will create water fountains and provide all fruits here for you if you remain patient and suffer these hardships, thanking the Lord,” added Arif Masih, a Protestant pastor.

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