Ed Stetzer & John Stonestreet Call on President Trump to Provide Asylum to Persecuted Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi and Her Family

On Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, reports surfaced that Islamic radicals in Pakistan were “hunting house to house” for Asia Bibi and her family. Bibi has been in hiding since she was acquitted on blasphemy charges, after a 9 year imprisonment and legal battle that left at least two of her supporters dead. She now faces a vigilante campaign for her execution, the execution of her family, her attorney and the three high court judges that rendered the verdict.

On Friday, Australia Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton announced that she might be granted asylum down under, but the United States remains silent.

We call on President Donald Trump to fulfill recent promises made by his administration to persecuted Christians and to grant asylum to Asia Bibi and her family, and to pro-actively work with Pakistani officials to ensure safe transport out of Pakistan to the United States. We ask all concerned Americans to join us in petitioning the President to act now. We will be using the hashtag #AsylumForBibi.

In addition to social media awareness, please consider sending a letter to your congressman, senators, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Our colleague Roberto Rivera has provided the following sample letter that can be used:

As you know, on October 31, a Pakistani woman named Asia Noreen, better known as “Asia Bibi,” was found not guilty of blasphemy, which is punishable by death in Pakistan, by that country’s Supreme Court.

The ruling ended a nine-year legal battle for a woman whose only “offense” was being, along with her family, the only Christians in her village.

While Asia Bibi is no longer in legal jeopardy, she is still in great danger. As you also know, Islamists in Pakistan were outraged by the verdict. Prominent Islamist leaders threatened the Supreme Court with death — no small threat in a country where the two politicians who spoke out on Asia Bibi’s behalf were assassinated.

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Source: Christianity Today

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