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. Aamir Mughal Avatar

    Three months before the partition of the subcontinent, in an interview with Doon Campbell of Reuters, Jinnah firmly stated: "The new state will be a modern democratic state with sovereignty resting in the people and the members of the new nation having equal rights of citizenship regardless of religion, caste or creed." He repeated this on August 11, 1947, whilst addressing the members of his Constituent Assembly, making it doubly clear to them that religion is not the business of the state. He told them: "You are free, free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other places of worship in this state of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed that has nothing to do with the business of the State."

    On August 11, 1947, before the flag of Pakistan had even been unfurled, Jinnah told his people and their future legislators:

    "You are free, free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other places of worship in this state of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed – that has nothing to do with the business of the State.

    Jinnah addressed his Constituent Assembly at Karachi. He told the future legislators :

    ". . . . . . . you will find that in course of time Hindus would cease to be Hindus and Muslims would cease to be Muslims, not in the religious sense because that is the personal faith of each individual, but in the political sense as citizens of the state.

  2. Danial Burki Avatar
    Danial Burki

    Another shameful blot on our national conscience. The perpetrators of this crime must be punished and we should make an example out of them. It is telling that on mere allegations (which are later proven baseless) they kill people, destroy houses and then take over property. And everyone in these mobs, from their leaders (which once included Mufti Naeemi, for which the nation was shedding tears, heh, go figure) down to the footsoldiers, is scum of the earth. The police and the district administration should publicly apologise to the Christian community, and whatever compensation that has been ordered should be doubled. Here's a suggestion, take the money from the fucking Auqaf Department or the Ministry of Religious Affairs. Those mullahs won't die if they don't have their jalebis for a day.

  3. Zakintosh Avatar

    all i could do was to hang my head in shame and pain and write this:

    if the christian community in karachi is planning a rally, protest, seminar, please let us know so that some of us can join in and show our solidarity.

  4. Asim Avatar

    It is sad to hear the loss of human lives and nothing can bring them back.

    May Allah guide parties on both sides and may Allah help the people who suffered, Ameen.

    Dear Bishop Aijaz,

    I fail to understand what is the relation between violence commited at the death of Benazir Bhutto and this incident? Do you think that the same people are behind both of the incidents or both of these violence share the same idealogy?

    or even Shanti Nagar incident, which I think was a Land Mafia issue.

    Dear Bishop please do not call the mask as veil and also it has nothing to do with their cause. All the people in the world who protest consider their cause as noble and this was not the only protest where some protestors had masks on their faces.

    May Allah make Pakistan a land of peace, Ameen.

  5. sam Avatar


  6. dr jawwad khan Avatar
    dr jawwad khan

    who is bishop inayat?

    is he a God sent angel?

  7. Danial Burki Avatar
    Danial Burki

    Don't be a dumbass, look up the definition of bishop and you'll realise that he's the equivalent of any top regional aalim and is thus qualified to speak on behalf of his co-religionists.

  8. William from Kuwait Avatar
    William from Kuwait

    Burning alive children and women along with their houses that's so so sad ….. I think that's the habit of Muslim's in Pakistan. What ever they want and when ever they want they will do with Christians. Look like they're authorized to do any thing any time. No Law and regulations are there to be a human beings.

    Sorry to say that but that's true !!!!!!!!!

  9. albert Avatar

    well said ,but I would like correct it not all the muslims have made it a habit ,but yes few muslims that are a black mark on Islam or like that ,I have read the comments on this blog and majority of Muslims have said whats happened is sad except one ,who calls himself a doctor,people like them condemn if Muslims are killed but does not say a thing when they kill others ,people like him are a black spot on Islam ,I think he is a vet doc and if he treats human maybe he part ices in a country like Saudi where people have no respect to people of other religion. first learn to respect others and people will respect you .(that is in case if u want respect) after reading comments from liberal minded people I feel that there are still hopes for pakistan.Islam fandamentlist and lunatics go F34k ur self.

  10. dr jawwad khan Avatar
    dr jawwad khan


    cut the crap and shut up….

  11. albert Avatar

    I did not mention that muslim are killed is that the reason why u say its a crap ,my friend truth is always bitter ,if u throw stones at people you can not expect them to throw roses ,you kill and have killed innocent people so its time to recieve back the stones that you throwed ,do u understand or just think this is a crap.

    when u can not answer u just say it crap u are very smart.good atleast in this u r smart .

  12. dr jawwad khan Avatar
    dr jawwad khan

    "if u throw stones at people you can not expect them to throw roses"

    roses and stone????

    its between 7(christians) and more than 7millions mulims.

    it is between an angry mob just burn the bouses and between most sophisticated army with high tech weapon and above all a licence to kill….

    roses and stone??

  13. dr jawwad khan Avatar
    dr jawwad khan

    don't behave like albert einstein.

  14. albert Avatar

    wow I should appreciate u r persistence you dont want to agree that muslims have done wrong if it was muslims were victimized you would have made a big issue and can u please tell me where did the army come into picture with hightech weapon ,and u proved u r self u are a vet doc ( I am very apprehensive about wether u are a bucther or a vet doc) cos u have justified the bloody volience and told only seven bouses ,for ur kind information that were not just houses(bouses)people lived there it was there home ,what would u kill u r beloved in the name of god and burnt u r house.I know u will say that u will sacrifice u r beloved for god and all those bullshit ,think as a human not as some bloody Islamic terrorist or a lunatic ,and have some repect for others and mind u r words dont tell "it was just hpouse just 7 people " u Br(butcher). jawwad

  15. albert Avatar

    compared to u I am a albert einstein you Br,jawwad

  16. dr jawwad khan Avatar
    dr jawwad khan

    we have chatted enough …now piss off

  17. dr jawwad khan Avatar
    dr jawwad khan

    comapred to me you are nothing but "jhant ka bal".

  18. dr jawwad khan Avatar
    dr jawwad khan

    albert einstein banay ga tu?????

    albert einstein banadoon tujhay??

    sala bhangi kaheen ka

  19. albert Avatar

    hi butcher jawwad ,thanks for the comment I know u can not say anything concrete to what I have commented and as a lost resort u are scolding ,even I can scold u butif i dont scold u that does not mean that I am incompetent I dont want to get down to a butcher level that is u r level .

    i know u r feeling insecure and that is the reason u are just typing one line answer cos u have nothing else to say, I am very sure that I will get a one line reply for this also where u will scold me and I know butchers language.

    just see u r comments one says crap the other says piss off the other shows the language u were thought when u were a kid ,but no where have u told that this incident was wrong.

    you or just a Islamic lunatic just like u r islamic terrorist how are accept the wrong u need guts which u dont have are u married and if married do u have kids (just for my info) u are nothing but a coward ,just like u r terrorist brothers whom US is F#$king left right and center, actually I feel that US is doing a good thing by wiping out Islamic terrorist.I love them for what they are doing .

    its better u dont comment ,any way what manly u will say ,u will say to piss off and cut the crap .I can understand dont comment.I have a question to the moderate ,from when did animals start using computers and when did our pak became so forward that even butchers are using the net .

  20. Sam Avatar

    Hey Albert and Dr Jawwad,

    You both r doing shittttt here. Nobody comments here becoz of u….. basterd!!!!!!

  21. dr jawwad khan Avatar
    dr jawwad khan


    have a christian cola and chill out.

    now have a look at that albert einstein.

    the whole world hates america while that genius developed a crush on for america….why??

    because both have a common luceferian agenda.

    well!!! mr albert!!

    let me tell you the difference between pakistan and any other country includng america, in pakistan you can openly support the country who is attacking on the pakistani soil, killing innocent people,violating all the international laws including geneva's convention.

    you should thank god that are not in america because saying such things in america against american soverignity will lead you to a torture cell in the prison where ass tearing torture will teach you some valueable lessons of your life.

  22. albert Avatar

    good butcher finally u agreed that americans give some valuab;e lesson,

    it is give lesson to pak and people like u ,bloody learn that valuable lesson from them.

    people like you only bloody islamic terrorist understand the method which america is useing.

    you dont ever compare our pakistan and US ,

    can I know where are u praticing u r butcher thing that you are doing ,I bet you are in saudi or UAE or dubai ,if u love pak then why the hell are you in some other country come and work in paki ,u are just coward .its easy to say that you love pak ,bloody come and help the poor in our country other than working and being a salave in other contry ,do u get it butcher ,coward jawadd

  23. dr jawwad khan Avatar
    dr jawwad khan

    albert take it easy babe!

    some time facts are stranger than the fiction.

    keep licking yankis ass….i am sure it will be good for your mental health.

  24. asim Avatar

    Dr. Jawwad exemplifies the crowd that burnt these houses. so if anyone is wondering why and who did it, they can simply ask Dr. Jawwad who i am sure can respond.

    So Dr. Jawwad, what in your view, is the justification for these murders?

  25. dr jawwad khan Avatar
    dr jawwad khan

    No! there is no justification for burning the house and killing innocent men and women….

    today they kill non muslims and if not bring under justice and tomorrow they will kill muslim.this happends all the time. when people follow any thing blindly.

    the burning and killing should be condemned and we did it.

    but what i hate most is the disgusting and extremely onoxious attitude towards highly revered Quran and Nabi e kareem(saw).

    there was a hue and cry.the whole country mourn that murders. every one was condemning.i saw an unprecedented oplogestic behaviour of people.which we can't see on the messacre of muslim population in any place in the world.

    and guess what no body talked about the real incident…

    yes i condemn the murder of innocent man and women but if you say some thing against my prophet(saww) or tear the pages of Quran e kareem in front of me, i swear by God i shall tear you apart…

  26. albert Avatar

    butcher jawwad khan let me tell you ,even though you think that I am licking yaniss ass its not a problem I am in pakistan and I am doing a bit to my fellow country men ,not like you how is licking what not in saudi because for the money they give ,we dont want pakistanis like you ,who shed crocodile tears and are busy licking others what not for money ,if you are a real patriot then come and help we people or else just shut up and dont shed tears ,u r tears is of no help to us u are licking ,then lick or else they will not give you there half eaten roti to u ,bloody hypocrates

  27. dr jawwad khan Avatar
    dr jawwad khan

    albert!!!! behave

  28. albert Avatar

    I am shit scared please some one save me ,I a peeing in my pants!!!!!! butcher told me to behave.

    did I say something wrong ,where did you do your MBBS from ,Pakistan ? where were you born .pakistan?where are you parents from?pakistan ?where did you born and became big?pakistan? instead of helping u r people here you are licking what not of saudis,why is that ?

    what have you done for our country ?

    butcher just by blogging and shedding crocodile tears will not help our country as long as there are people like u who want to lick others ass for money our country will not improve its,i pray god that people who lick others for money never return to our country .they are not bloody fit to be here ,what do you say u bloody butcher if u get time from licking answer this or else I can understand that u r master are making you lick thiers and u are busy licking for MONEY.


  29. dr jawwad khan Avatar
    dr jawwad khan

    how vulgar!!!no comments

  30. albert Avatar

    it is vulgar? but that is the only language that people like you understand and by the way you are the one who started it ,just see u r comments on September 5, 2009 @ 11:10 pm.

    I just replied in a language that you can understand .

    OK now I will not use vulgar language with u,now please can you be kind enough to tell me what have you done to our country other than blogging.cos i believe in action not in words,words will not feed you ,pakistan as given you so many things what have you done for Pakistan or for its people other than feeling will come back to us I am very sure cos you can not live in their country for ever once u r working visa is over u have to come back here ,so please. tell me what have you done WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR PAKISTAN,WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR PAKISTAN YOUR COUNTRY ,can you answer this ,do you have any reply or do you feel even this is vulgar.

  31. dr jawwad khan Avatar
    dr jawwad khan

    i have sent a great deal of foreign exchange on which every pakistani govt depends. this is a general valueable service which every pakistani expatriot is doing.

    the special service….i can't tell 😉

  32. dr jawwad khan Avatar
    dr jawwad khan

    what is your services beside promoting american attacks on pakistani soil?

  33. albert Avatar

    who told you that I am promoting americans ,I am against who spread hatred among people In the name of religion,

    do you value money more or peoples life ,can your money bring back a person to life ,you are a doctor why can not you help poor in pakistan ,we need doc not there money ,if you want go to saudi some one else will go but who will come to pak,our country as earned a bad reputation ,because of Islam fundamentist terrorism .Pakistan needs doc not there money,

    In saudi there is no form of entertainment for people like you ,you tend to comment on anything and everything cos you people are bored ,if you can not work for Pakistani people its fine we just dont want you and we dont want your sympathy here ,its a issue for us and we will solve it ,we dont want your crocodile tears ,earn money because its important for you than serving a poor pakistanis life ,take it from me if I see your comments where you are sympathizing with us ,no matter whats your comments ,I will make you naked in front of every one ,you bloody hypocrate ,you are commenting for the heck of commenting ,its a bloody entertainment for you ,but its our issue and we are capable of resolving it ,you are serving rich saudi's and you dont want to serve our poor people.that is the plain truth dont give that foreign exchange crap ,its a bullshit .

    asim I think you are a true pakistani please help me keep track of this ,money hugry doc,who is a butcher I my eyes .

  34. dr jawwad khan Avatar
    dr jawwad khan

    what a crap!!!

    don't you have anything positive to write about?

  35. dr jawwad khan Avatar
    dr jawwad khan

    what non sense!!!

    how one can be judged as greedy by just expressing his sentiments over tearing the pages of Quran e kareem?

    after promoting american attacks on pskistani soil you are having a cramps of patriotism??? hummmm

  36. dr jawwad khan Avatar
    dr jawwad khan

    Look pants!!!

    i have no issues with the minorities in pakistan.however i hate any one who hate my religion ,redicule it,insult my beloved revered personalities or try to deride them….

    thats all..

  37. Mohammed Iqbal Avatar
    Mohammed Iqbal

    Dr Jawwad Khan,

    It look like you are such stupid person, what fuck u r doing man! you change the whole topic and discussion. Go and fuck urself

  38. Mohammed Iqbal Avatar
    Mohammed Iqbal

    Muslims that are a black mark on Islam is like Dr Jawwad Khan, He is one stupid in them. I hope you will shut ur mouth Dr Jawwad and even it's not enough for you then it's better for you to kiss my ass!!!!!

  39. dr jawwad khan Avatar
    dr jawwad khan

    bala maseeh urf M.iqbal

    i can not remain silent but sure i can KICK your intervening ass.

  40. albert Avatar

    mohammed iqbal .I am sure tht as long as people like you are there we can save our beloved pakistan with help from you guys

    and we can save our land from Islamic fundamentalist like our dr .jawwad khan who by sending money to there family in pakistan feel that they are doing a lot of help .its just plane simple shove that foreign ,up your …… you know where you dr.if you hate when some body degrades islam then comment on those article ,then why the hell do you comment on our internal matters ,just u were born in pakistan does not make you a true pakistani you dumb head and bloody I asked you a simple question ,which is important serving poor pakitani or serving and licking the foot of other country people because they give money,can you answer this please ,if you can not answer just a NO ,dont want your bull shit crap here ,understood you

  41. dr jawwad khan Avatar
    dr jawwad khan

    what an assumption?

    question is what are the basis of this distrustfulness?

    1) how can simply working abroad indicates the greed of a person?

    2) how can any one knows about some one's personal life and his deeds?i.e giving charities and helping others.

    do not mind but your question doesn't make any sense.every one knows the answer. helping other requires a good deal of money and wealth….i mean how one can help others while he himself need a financial help?

    does my personal life is the the subject of discussion on this forum?….it seems that you are in a rush to make me stand in a accused box…

    grow up…

  42. albert Avatar

    I did not know serving poor sick pakistanis require money ,I thought it requires knowledge and a doc degree and dont tell me the crap that you do charity and all because a greedy person who is licking the boots of others to earn money can not do it,and in case if you are doing it stop it come help the poor people they dont require the money that you earned by licking other peoples boots.

    in the previous comments you have told that you hate any one who hate your religion ,redicule it ,do a favor stop commenting on our nations internal matter its none of your business.

    if you are bored licking the boots of others in their country please log on to google search for holy quran ,shut up and read .our internal matter is a entertainment for you .comment when some one is talking of islam or else shut up and entertain yourself by reading the holy quran ,you dumb ass.

  43. dr jawwad khan Avatar
    dr jawwad khan


    instead of getting furious, i found your post very amusing… :)))

    now i have started enjoying your posts.

  44. Iqbal Asaria Avatar
    Iqbal Asaria

    albert we need people like you to bring a change in our country ,not people like Dr.jawwad khan who are just like dogs that keep barking and seldom bite.

    I was just a silent spectator for your comments ,I liked it and after reading his comments on other issue i thought he is a learned man but now I came to know that he is shameless ,i agree with you that he is entertaining himself by reading our issue ,I agree with you that this people does not have a moral rights to comment on our issue ,I did not know this person is in other country working for others when is service is needed here,I came to know one more thing he is not just a barking Dog which never bites he is a shameless pig,just read the comment he says he is finding your post amusing ,I am ashamed to call him a true muslim.

    there is no point in talking to this barking dog or shall i call him pig.

  45. dr jawwad khan Avatar
    dr jawwad khan

    be careful Albert!

    dr.awab alwi has a zero tolerance for multiple ID's.

  46. Iqbal Asaria Avatar
    Iqbal Asaria

    very good when you can not say anything in defense accuse the other person may Allah(SWA)give him some sense.there is no use arguing with him.

  47. dr jawwad khan Avatar
    dr jawwad khan

    thats right!

    "have a break….have a kit kat" instead of lousy chit chat.

  48. albert Avatar

    Iqbal thank you for your support ,I dont know on what basis this butcher is saying multiple is and shit ,anyways I need your help can you also please a tab on him and see whether he is using our issue as a entertainment ,he is a moral less person ,he does not care about a poor pakistani all he is intrested is sending money which he thinks is a big favour is doing on us.I am very sure that mohammed and you will help me keep track of this greedy bastard.

  49. dr jawwad khan Avatar
    dr jawwad khan


    i think i should not intervene between "ALLAMA IQBAL" and "ALBERT EINSTEIN"…..

    you two look an intelligent couple..and i am sure the kids will be even more intelligent 😉

    have a nice day.

  50. albert Avatar

    you bloody bloody pervert ,you scum on the face of the earth ,you dog ,you shameless pig ,we are not like you sucking foreign dick because of money ,I know from the way you talk that you dont kind licking their boots for money,

    we are not like you ,we are still in pakistan and helping poor people you bloody bastard you will even F#$k a dog given money

    dont we are defiantly not guy as you are ,see they will give you more money if u give your A@# to them ,bloody prove that we are the same and I can prove that you are working in a god damn other country ,you know whats your value ,if you go to work any where to developed country like UK or europe u r they will use u r dgree to wipe there ass,take it from me if u comment on any of the internal matter i will ripe u r a!@ apart ,you bloody dont have a moral right to do so u male Prostit@# ,go earn money and take it with your grave your pervert.I like to ripe A$$ of fake patriot like you .