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By Jawad Mazhar, Worthy News Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan

LAHORE, PAKISTAN (Worthy News) — A loose Pakistan-based umbrella group of factions linked to the militant Taliban organization has threatened to kill or rape all non-Muslims to enslave their children and take away their properties, unless they meet tough conditions.

In a letter, seen by Worthy News Monday, June 15, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) said non-Muslims should “embrace Islam”, or pay an Islamic tax known as 'Jaziva Tax' to Muslim rulers, or leave Pakistan “forever”, if they don't want to be harmed.

“If the infidels rejected this suggestion they, would be killed and they would be responsible for it”, wrote TTP leader Muslim Khan.

And, "The women of these disobedient infidels would be enslaved and raped according to [an Islamic ritual] Mut’a," he said.

Under Mut’a a Muslim man can, in theory, marry a woman for several hours and after having sexual intercourse can divorce again by saying three times "I divorce you". The children conceived would be converted to Islam, enslaved and forced to work for TTP, the group added in the letter.

The letter was received May 27, by residents in the Jafferia Colony neighborhood of Lahore, the capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab.


While TTP mentioned specifically Muslim Shiites for allegedly not observing Islam, the letter was also seen as a direct threat to Christians and other religious minorities in Lahore and elsewhere in the country, where militants have attempted to establish strict Islamic rule.

A 15-member committee representing the complex where the letter was received, including Shiites and Christians, approached local police to intervene, but there was apparently no increased security Monday, June 15.

Police said in a statement they had taken measures “according to resources available” and that special security was provided at ‘houses of worship’ of religious minorities.

The latest letter came amid a government-led military crackdown on Islamic militants.

Just days earlier the TTP threatened Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and other top Pakistan Peoples' Party (PPP) leaders, saying they would face dire consequences if a military offensive is not discontinued immediately.

In a letter to the PPP Information Secretary Fouzia Wahab, the TTP warned that the country's leadership would be targeted if the operation against them is not stopped, Pakistani media reported.

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  • NK
    27 June 2009 at 6:38 am - Reply

    Pray for the Christians in Pakistan.

  • FresnoJoe
    28 July 2009 at 11:37 am - Reply


    "The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth."
    "The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming."
    "The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation."
    "Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken."
    Psalms 37:12-15

    Believe And Live

    "The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand."
    "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him."
    John 3:35-36

    And Be Blessed Beloved
    Love, Joe

  • hassan
    9 August 2009 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    this letter is not for only non-muslims but also minority muslim sects like the shias, ismailis, and ahmedis. just recently several shia activists were hunted down and murdered because they chose to speak out against the killings of minorities including the christians

  • Angela
    14 September 2009 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    We need to find ways to get this stuff (like this) going on in Pakistan aired to US Senators and BBC and American media. I've been watching Worthy News do a real good job of keeping us updated on what's really going on in Pakistan but never see it on secular news. While US Representatives and Senators have been spouting all sorts of things dealing with atrocities in Iran, Iraq, Afganistan and elsewhere there seems (to me) to be a total lack on how dangerous Pakistan has become for Christians, Jews, and even Muslims who do not toe the line. Obviously, the Taliban is not only in one country and this is a serious danger for US and it's allies just on a secular basis alone. I commend Worthy for keeping us informed.

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