Bishop Ijaz Inayat Questions the Gojra Killings

I share with you an email sent by Bishop Ijaz Inayat from the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Karachi where he talks about the killing of seven Christians in Gojram Please circulate widely so that people who matter must not pay only lip service every time but come down with a heavy hand on the culprits and prevent such incidents from happening. Compensations alone though cannot compensate for the fear and terror created in the hearts of our Christian and non-Muslim brothers and sisters.

gojra christians for peaceIn reference to the news, “Seven burnt alive in Gojra” printed in Dawn of 2nd July 2009.

According to Print, Electronic media and versions from the eyewitnesses there were veiled persons in the mob that attacked “Christian Town”, Gojra yesterday burning alive persons and creation tension both for public and the Government.

The Police, Administration and the people say they could not be handled. The vital question is, who were they and why they needed to hide their faces while they were protesting the desecration of the “Holy Quran”, thought to be noble cause by the Muslims.

Before coming to the answer of the question it is good to relate this incident with those happening previously which started with the burning of “Shanti Nagar” in February 2009 and later consumed the trust of the people living in Sangla Hill, Bhamniwala, Korian and latest victims were the poor innocent Christians of Gojra.

Situations were created, exploited and used by certain people yet to be identified by the Government Agencies who agitate the innocent Muslims by spreading rumors about the desecration of Quran. By closely observing the happenings this hidden element mingles with the protesters, hide themselves behind veils and uses every aggressive action to take the situation away from the hands of police, administration and the local elders.

The use of chemicals in Shanti Nagar, Sangla Hill, burning of vehicles in Karachi and trains at the death of Benazir Bhutto and now Gojra raises a serious question as to what is the link in all these activities of damaging the society and image of Pakistan.

The second vital question is as to why the police and the Agencies allow the situation to simmer in spite of a very large history of such incidents in Pakistan.

The Law Minister of Punjab and other High Officials have commented that no desecration of Quran took place in “Korian” which led to the burning in both the places.

When is the Nation, Islamic leadership and the Government going to take note of such form of terrorism? How long will it take the Government to establish its writ and would be satisfied by compensating the victims? Is compensation enough to uproot extremism in its present from in order to create a peaceful society that respects the basic human values and rights of its citizens?

I personally ask the Federal Minorities Minister Mr. Shahbaz Bhatti and the Punjab Minorities Minister Mr. Kamran Michael to resign in order to open the eyes of the Government to this bitter reality.

Bishop Ijaz Inayat

Bishop House, Holy Trinity Cathedral
Abdullah Haroon Road, Karachi



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60 responses to “Bishop Ijaz Inayat Questions the Gojra Killings”

  1. dr jawwad khan Avatar
    dr jawwad khan

    its not my fault albert!

    i found you two guys talking in a same tune, supporting and admiring each other…like a cute couple.


    shadi par mujhay bulana mat bhoolna.


  2. albert Avatar

    so if a guy or a gal is supporting you means that you the person is the same?

    by the way I am married and I am happy .you seem to be frustrated like a street dog which is hungry for S#x , leaving in that country,you do one thing make love to the money you are earning ,

    and if at all I am marring why will I call a greedy bastard like you.even Iqdal supported me by spiting on you and u shameless beggar you did not notice I guess or I think you are used to you mean to say that even he is me.

  3. Iqbal Asaria Avatar
    Iqbal Asaria

    you were bit rude in replying to this person but any ways he deserved it ,dr.jawwad khan please do a favor dont tell anyone that you are a pakistani let alone a pakistani i am not sure that you are a human or not you value money more than serving the poor,I believe that you read the holy quran ,what as been written in the quran,do you know Zakah are you aware of that,

    when you die and go in front of Allah what will you say him ,will you say that I was sheding tears for my brothers ,instead of serving them i was serving the people how were paying me more ,come on dr.jawwad khan you u r self know that you are doing nothing for people of u r country apart for blogging ,people need doc and educated class here if you can not serve our people and if you have finacial commitment do it but please dont make our issues your time pass.

    I promise you albert that when ever he comments on our issue i will let the world know ,how coward he is and where he is working and that he prefers to serve the rich rather than our poor pakistani brother ,I really doubt he is not even a true muslim ,just by being born to muslim parents does not make one a muslim ,a person will become a true muslim when he follows the holy quran and this person is a Zionistby heart.he is in saudi and look at the language that he uses ,people like him are bringing bad name to Islam.

  4. Iqbal Asaria Avatar
    Iqbal Asaria

    albert this is for you ,according to quran It is an obligation on Muslims to pay

    2.5% of the wealth which they have had for a full lunar year, 2.5% of goods used for trade.i try to follow this and at times i am successful,and I am in pakistan not in saudi

  5. Mohammed Iqbal Avatar
    Mohammed Iqbal

    Dr Jawwad Khan,

    That true money is not everything Dr Jawwad khan and just keep in mind this urdu sentence " Paisay tu randiyaan bhi boht kaamma leti hain" so now can decide where u are! I suggest u change ur mind and be a social person. Anyway I know what r u doing hell there in Suadi and what's ur Kafeel is going to do with u that's enough for u.

  6. albert Avatar

    now u butcher say i am using another id,just because mohammed iqbal supported me.Dont insult randiyaan by comparing them to this greedy pervert man,randiyaan will be loyal to the with customers for some time because they have taken money,they wil not be like this person who earns in one place and sheds tears on other place when he can change by being here .

    its our misfortune taht we have to leave them to enter our country after they are thrown out of the country when there work is over just like old randiyaan ,when they become old who will go to them ,they will be out of work.this is the best language that i can use .

  7. dr jawwad khan Avatar
    dr jawwad khan

    so long morons!

    time to leave Allama iqbal and albert einstein expressing their hate for "zalim samaj"!!!!!


    please carry on your sweet love chat!!!

    but please be care ful!

    AIDS aik mohlik marz hay!!!!


    take care Assholes!


  8. albert Avatar

    just show this comments even to a dumb fellow he will say how is a ass hole,you are just talking a language that you where thought as a kid so its not your fault.I will scold you later but just answer the question which is important to you money or serving the poor ,iqdal asari as told some good things about the distribution of wealth i am sure your are not doing that and you say your self that you are a muslim shame on you.

    mohammed as advised you in a good language which you dont understand instead of answering the issue you are just diverting the topic by first telling that i used multiple id and the by using language that your were thought as a small kid,as mohammed said money is not everything and become a social person ,just try to become that and if i see your name on any of the comment here I will make you nanga in bazzar in front of everyone (naked in fornt of everone )got it you greedy bastard and so called muslim

  9. dr jawwad khan Avatar
    dr jawwad khan

    interesting article in todays daily ummat:

  10. C Sedlec manager Avatar
    C Sedlec manager

    Dear all, I am a manager of Information Center in Kutna Hora Sedlec and with the full authority given to me by the owner of the Bone church I have to confirm, that the bones have nothing to do with muslims. The bones come from 3500 sqm large cemetery, they were exhumed before the abolition of the cemetery and placed with piety inside the chapel. There is enough independent scientific evidence about that. Only the fact non Christians could never be buried on Christian cemetery neither inside any church in those times gives enough support. Trust this helps.