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Published On: Sat, Jun 28th, 2014

Rand Paul: End aid to Pakistan over treatment of women, Christians – notes Asia Bibi

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has called for an end to American foreign aid to Pakistan in the name of both persecuted young women and the persecution of Christians. Speaking before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee, Paul named several examples of women suffering and oppressed due to Sharia Law, particularly Asia Bibi.

Asia Bibi“According to her co-workers, she insulted the Prophet. In our country, we refer to such quibbling as gossip. In Pakistan, if you are a Christian, it can land you on death row,”  Paul noted before calling on the U.S. to not support nations deep in human rights violations.

“Many countries that receive U.S. foreign aid have laws that officially discriminate against Christians. Persecution of women is wrong. Persecution of Christians is wrong. Persecution of women or Christians in the name of religion must be stood up to,” he concluded, adding, “American power, if it is to have value in the world, must be used as a force against persecution. Our aid money, for example, should never go to countries that persecute women or Christians, not one dime.”

Bibi’s case has received mixed coverage, delayed several times by Pakistani court. She is charged for blasphemy was working for a Muslim landowner on a farm. The Muslim women told Asia about Islam, and Bibi responded by telling the Muslim women that Jesus is alive.

“Our Christ sacrificed His life on the cross for our sins…Our Christ is alive,” she said.

She was then punished, charged with blasphemy and sentenced to death.

Breitbart summarized April, reports circulated that up to 700 Christian women were forced to convert to Islam and marry in the country. A report by the Fides agency Solidarity and Peace Movement claimed that same number of women were being forced to convert and marry every year.

The article noted that last September, a “Christian congregation in the city of Peshawar was all but eliminated after a suicide bomb struck their church, killing 75 Christians of the 500-600 estimated to be in attendance for services that day. The incident earned the Pakistani government particular scorn due to the lack of law enforcement or security surrounding the church.”

Check out his statements in the clip below.

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