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27 Aug 2009 description
report Operation Blessing

By: Heather Murphy

GOJRA, Pakistan - When an angry mob suddenly attacked a neighborhood of homes with torches and gas, most of the residents ran for the fields. Many left warm dinners on their kitchen tables. Some didn't even have time to put on their shoes before they started running.

The attack that July night was part of a wave of violence against a Christian community in Northern Pakistan. Christian books were burned, people were assaulted and many homes were destroyed.

80-year-old Munchi Masih couldn't run from the mob.

13 Aug 2009 description
report Operation Blessing

By: Kate Coppin

GOJRA, Pakistan - After an outbreak of violence against a Christian community in Gojra in the Toba Tek Singh district of northern Pakistan earlier this month, Operation Blessing is partnering with the American Center of Law and Justice (ACLJ) to provide emergency relief to 60 families displaced by the attacks.

14 people were killed and more than 300 people have been left homeless after their homes were set on fire by Muslim extremists in what many are calling the worst case of violence against Christians in Pakistan's history.