PETITION CALLING FOR THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE AND SAFEKEEPING OF RIMSHA MISRAK


(From International Christian Concern – ICC)
Dear Friend,

On August 16th, 14-year old Rimsha Misrak was torn away from her family and placed behind bars. The next day an angry mob gathered near her home in Islamabad, Pakistan, demanding that little Rimsha be burned alive. Her crime? Allegedly burning pages with bits of the Quran written on them.

Rimsha is a Christian, and today she is sitting in a Pakistani jail awaiting trial on the charge of blasphemy. The charge carries a potential death sentence, and even though it’s unlikely she will be sentenced to death, her life is still in danger. In July a man accused of blasphemy in Pakistan was drug from his prison cell by an angry Muslim mob and beaten to death before his body was set on fire.

Rimsha’s family has gone into protective custody and hundreds of other Christian families from her community in Islamabad have fled for their lives. All too often in Pakistan charges of blasphemy are used to settle personal scores or target Christians who have somehow offended their Islamic neighbors. One Christian women and mother of five, Asia Bibi, is currently sitting on death row in Pakistan after being convicted on trumped up charges of blasphemy.

Rimsha needs your help. Join ICC today in calling for the Pakistani government to immediately release and ensure the safety of young Rimsha. Sign our petition to add your voice and help free this innocent girl from her unlawful imprisonment.

Follow the instructions below and have your signatures back to us by September 10.

Here’s How You Can Help (Note:

#1 Pray: The first thing you can do to help is stop right now and ask the Lord to intervene on behalf of Rimsha.

#3 Electronically sign the petition.

#4 Print out the petition and take it to your friends and church and have everyone you know sign it. Send the signatures back to us so we can compile the responses.

Feel free to print out extra signature pages for large numbers of sign ups. When you have collected all your signatures, please mail the signature pages to:

ICC
PO Box 8056
Silver Spring, MD 20907

or fax them to us at (301) 585-5918.

Please get them back to us by September 10.

#6 Forward this email to all your email contacts and ask them to do the same.

Sincerely in Christ,
Jeff King
President, ICC
International Christian Concern

P.O. Box 8056
Silver Spring, MD 20907
Phone: (800) ICC-5441
Fax: (301) 585-5918

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2 Responses to PETITION CALLING FOR THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE AND SAFEKEEPING OF RIMSHA MISRAK

  1. Ronel says:

    Has Rimsha Misrak been released yet?

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