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Leader Of World’s Anglicans Says Christians In Pakistan Are Under Siege From Rising Islamism

For peaceful purposes. An all-too common symptom of a nation infected by the plague of Sharia law is the gross mistreatment of Christians. And women. And Jews. And everyone else

Qur’an Sura 8:55, “Surely the vilest of animals in Allah’s sight are those who disbelieve [non-Muslims] …”

FirstPost – “The spiritual leader of the world’s Anglicans urged Pakistan to treat all people equally on Wednesday during a trip designed to show his support for the embattled Christian community, saying many felt ‘under siege’.

The Archbishop of Canterbury arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday to meet Muslim and Anglican leaders at a time when Christians feel under attack from both authorities and their Muslim neighbours due to Pakistan’s oppressive blasphemy laws.

‘There is a considerable sense of anxiety, of being under siege,’ Justin Welby, a former oil executive, told Reuters outside a church in the eastern city of Lahore.

‘There was a very clear sense that people were nervous about the misuse of the blasphemy law, as a sort of a tool of politics, a way of gaining attention, or as a mob thing,’ he added, flanked by two Pakistani bishops.

He earlier told reporters: ‘Equality under the law is very important.’

Rights activists say a spike in the number of blasphemy cases in Pakistan is evidence of rising intolerance in the mainly Sunni Muslim South Asian state of 180 million people.

Blasphemy carries the death penalty in Pakistan and cases against both religious minorities and Muslims are rising.

Christians and other minorities such as Ahmadis have often been jailed or lynched for blasphemy for allegedly making jokes to neighbours or sending text messages mocking Muslims.

‘I pray for their blessing and for the government to be favourable to seeing that this is not a group that are seeking undue advantage but are only seeking to do good,’ Welby said.

‘The message was really to say to everyone, Christians have been a powerful force for good in this country over a very long time indeed, in schooling, in hospitals.’ Christians make up about four percent of Pakistan’s population and tend to keep a low profile in a country where Sunni Muslim militants frequently bomb targets they see as heretical …” Read more.

Flashback: ‘Equality’ In Islam – “Here is the fabric of Islamic equality – (1) Half of humankind is disqualified from socio-economic or religious equality, dignity or respect – the women who give birth and are mothers, daughters and sisters. (2) No non-Muslim is to be considered anything more than a disease-spreading bacteria or virus – to be cleansed and destroyed. (3) Enslavement of people, including Muslims is to be practiced without hesitation… Once they eliminate non-Muslims, they will turn to the Shia-Sunni conflict (which is on-going as it is), then comes the racial element, with the Islamic leaders seeking to exterminate all cultures, languages and traditions but the ‘pure’ Arabic ones, as literally decreed by Allah, his prophet and Islam. If at all they succeed to this point, then will begin the termination of rival Arab tribes – not surprising, given that Arab-only conflicts like Iraq-Kuwait, Iraq-Saudi Arabia, Hamas-Fatah have wrecked havoc in the last 15 years alone.” Read more.

Flashback: Christians In Pakistan Told To Convert To Islam Or Leave, ‘Otherwise They Will Face Consequences’ – “Last Sunday when Church service was over, more than dozen Muslim criminals gathered in front of Church and started harassing Christian girls who were leaving after services. Ahmed Bhatti and Muslim home owners of area ordered their Christians tenants to convert to Islam otherwise vacate their properties. They have vacated some shops that were run by Christians. One Christian man had his Gospel music on in the shop; they beat him up and kicked him out from that shop on gunpoint. Ahmed Bhatti on his microphone was shouting, ‘I am giving Christians this invitation to convert to Islam otherwise they will face consequences’ while announcement was made gathering of Muslims were raising Islamic Slogans.” Read more.

Flashback: Pakistan: Christians Forced To Flee Into The Wilderness To Escape Islamic Persecution – “In the middle of a forest in the Pakistani capital, a group of Christians has cut down trees to clear land and has begun to build a church out of branches after leaving their neighborhood in fear when one of their own was accused of violating Pakistan’s strict blasphemy laws. The roughly 100 men, women and children who slept overnight on the ground in a clearing just a few miles (kilometers) from the seat of the Pakistani government are fallout from the case of a young Christian girl accused by a neighbor of burning pages from Islam’s holy book, the Quran.” Read more.

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