Pakistani Christian Slams Kathy Griffin, Claims Stunt Mocked Christians Beheaded for Faith

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by Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  June 2, 2017   

"Not only did you insult me, but you insulted every person, every Christian who has ever been beheaded for their faith"

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DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) - A Pakistani Christian is blasting Kathy Griffin for holding up a fake, bloodied head of President Donald Trump, accusing Griffin of mocking Middle-East Christians beheaded for their faith.

"Now when you depicted that head of President Trump being held up, beheaded, you insulted me," said Hadassah Shabnam Lal, a fourth-generation Christian from Pakistan. "Not only did you insult me, but you insulted every person, every Christian who has ever been beheaded for their faith!"

"Shame on you! Shame on you, Kathy Griffin!" she said. 


"As a Christian from Pakistan," she continued, "I am very, very grieved in spirit. I wept before I went to bed last night. I was like, my father brought us here to America as Christians so that we could have opportunity. You may have grown up in your life free, but you know what? Over there, the people don't have that. You don't seem to understand it!"

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21 Coptic Christians were beheaded by ISIS in 2015

"And you have totally, totally dishonored Christians that have been beheaded for their faith," she added. "I am appalled."

She notes that children as young as 12 have been beheaded, and that 90,000 Christians have been martyred worldwide, reminding Griffin that only last year, 12 Christian men had their heads cut off for refusing to renounce their faith.

She went on to read a poem "in honor of my brothers who are Christians that were martyred and beheaded," breaking down in tears in the middle of her recitation. 

Titled "An Ode to My Brothers," she began, "Their blood runs free. The real men are on their knees, a position of humility to Yahweh, you see. They were sons, fathers, husbands and brothers."

The world looks on in sadness as we watch the utter madness.
Their blood runs free, a symbol of Christianity, you see,
through the rivers and the seas,
until their souls are avenged by Him Who sees.

The spirit bears witness, water mixed with blood.
They died a martyr's death, beheaded for their faith in Messiah.
Their souls live on forever until the day of vengeance, you see.

Barbarians are marching. But there is One Who is watching.
On a white horse He is coming to avenge the death of His saints.
Until then let us all be praying, warring and hoping
and saying, "O Lord, come quickly."

After reading through the poem, she addressed Griffin directly: "No apology is going to make up for what you did."

Last week Church Militant reported on the deaths of 30 Egyptian Coptic Christians on a pilgrimage to a monastery. Many of them were children, forced to exit the bus and asked one by one to renounce Christ as Lord. Each child refused, and was shot in the head by ISIS gunmen.
 

 

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