Excerpted From Breitbart: Some house churches are being ordered to be shut down in Pakistan while mobs are calling for the lynching of two blasphemy law victims, including a 16-year-old, as tensions against the Christian minority in the predominantly Muslim country has intensified in recent weeks.
Muslims extremists are calling for the death sentence to be imposed against Christians Asia Bibi, 46, and Nabeel Masih, 16.
Pakistan Christian Post notes:
Communities of Christians up and down the country have been warned that if Nabeel and and Asia are not hanged for their crimes, then Muslims will attack Christian communities to kill as many as they can for retribution. Extra security teams are being posted at churches and despite the threats church attendances seem to have grown, as Christians seek hope for their situation through God.
Meanwhile, the government of Bahawalpur, one of the most populous cities of U.S. ally Pakistan located in Punjab province, has banned Christians from gathering in houses to offer their worship or prayers.
The local government “issued orders that Christians can offer Sunday Prayers in Church Buildings only not in houses,” reports Pakistan Christian Post, adding, “There are only four Church Buildings in city of Bahawalpur which belong to Catholic Church of Pakistan and Church of Pakistan which were built before independence of Pakistan in 1947 or before 1971.” Keep reading