The Persecution of Pakistan’s Christians


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Elvis Steven says that Christians frequently are afraid to contact the police about crimes because some police accept bribes from Islamists or are sympathetic to their cause. Other times they are just indifferent to the plight of Christians. Such was true when a group of Muslim youths shot and killed two Christians outside The Salvation Army church in Hyderabad, Sindh Province on March 21, 2011.

Young Muslim men had gathered outside the church hall where The Salvation Army was celebrating its 30th anniversary. They were playing loud music and verbally abusing the Christian women coming to the worship service. Some of the Christian men came outside and asked the young men to have respect for the church service and the women. Steven says that this “infuriated” the Muslims who left, but returned with weapons and “opened fire on the Christian worshipers” when they were leaving after the service. Younis Masih, 47, and Jameel Masih, 22, were killed instantly. Siddique Masih, 45, and a 20 year-old identified as only “Waseem” were seriously injured.

Jameel’s mother, Surraya Bibi, said that the attitude of the local police had exacerbated the Christians’ sorrow. “The police acted as if it was not important,” she exclaimed. The police refused to file a report on the case until the Christians blocked the main road of Hyderabad with the bodies of the two men for several hours.

Another tragic murder in Karachi involved the police. The body of Waqas Masih, a 16 year-old Christian boy from the Aktar Colony, Mahmoodabad neighborhood of Karachi, was retrieved from a drain canal in Kashmir Colony on July 9, 2011. He had been shot in the heart and sexually assaulted. The Pakistan Christian Post reported that Waqas was the victim of a group of Muslim men, including a police constable, Mohammad Amir Butt, that had been abducting and forcibly sodomizing young Christian boys for years, modeling the despicable sexual slavery of young boys practiced by Muslim men in Afghanistan, “Bacha Bazi.” The Post revealed that because of the complicity of police in the widespread sexual abuse, the Mahmoodabad Police Station registers such crimes as this reported by Christians, but later forces them to withdraw the cases or to compromise with the Muslim perpetrators. According to The News International, residents said that “Waqas’s body was the fifth abused corpse to be retrieved from the Kashir Colony Nullah in recent times.”

Christians, marginalized by the Muslim majority and lacking in representation within their own government, are powerless to defend themselves against these attacks. They are easy targets for those who do not see them as equal human beings, deserving of the same rights as Muslims. Elvis Stevens says that southern Pakistan’s Christians seem to be neglected and abandoned even by Christian mission and relief groups working in Pakistan. Most international ministries and human rights organizations have focused on northern Pakistan, perhaps believing that southern Pakistan’s Christians were not suffering as much as Christians in the north of the country. That is no longer true, if it ever was. The Christians of Karachi desperately need assistance in the face of this Talibanization of southern Pakistan.

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  • RonaldCarnine

    Wherever Islam becomes the majority, everyone else becomes objects of persecution. In the US the Obama administration encourages Muslims and basically ignores Christians or by presidential fiat passes laws that they know will not be acceptable to Christians. In the US, Muslim immigration and a higher birth rate ensure that Muslims will be the majority in 20-50 years. Christian families have approximately 2 children per family. The rate of birth in Muslim families is 4 children. So, Islam's boast that they will destroy the USA from within is no idle threat. Without lifting a finger, Islam will reign supreme and the USA will become a Muslim country. Then we will see the same behavior that takes place in every other country with an Islamic majority; namely Christians and others will be treated as third class citizens (behind Muslim women) or killed. Homosexuals will be slaughtered and Sharia law will, bit by bit, become the law of the land. I am old enough that I will probably not live long enough to see it happen, but it will happen just the same.

    • Jay

      Pakistan is Indian land. Selfish Indian Muslims wanted to grab land so they can have their own state where they were in the majority and did not have to share political power with the filthy kuffars. Now you see what happens when they get the opportunity. Hindus who are the original inhabitants of the Indian land that was partitioned to create East (now Bangladesh) and West Pakistan (now just Pakistan) since forever used to be a significant size, at least 25%. Now today they number 1% in Pakistan. This is religious cleansing on a massive scale right under the UN noses and the Western world's with no one saying anything. They learned nothing from the ethnic cleansing of WW2. The big mistake was partitioning India in the first place. Should have never have happened. So many died. Should have instead died to keep the country whole. Partition only left the non-Muslims vulnerable to state persecution of the Islamic state. Meanwhile the Muslim population within India has grown, and they are given minority privileges, their haj trip is even paid for, and Hindu temple donations are stolen by the Indian government (of course that is not what they call it) and given to the running of mosques. If partition was to happen, the second mistake was to not do a complete transfer of the populations – all Muslims without exception to go to the Indian land given to create their Islamic state, and all non-Muslims in that land to come to India for safety. Muslims are already calling for parition of Britain. They want several states with Muslim majorities to be Emirates. Hope partition does not happen but if it does in the West in Britain or elsewhere, make sure partition is complete and all Muslims go to the land partitioned just for them. Otherwise any left behind, will just increase in population, and your problems will begin all over again, with them causing the same problems once their population is big enough, and then they will ask for partition again. Don't think so? Already happened in India. Indian Muslims extremists (instigated and supported by Pakistan) asking once again for another Muslim state to be carved out of India. That Pakistan AND Bangladesh was created for them does not matter to them. In the end they want all of India under Muslim control.

  • human

    Islam is a cancer its annihilation is the answer.

    • Ahmed

      Good, don't come to my shop, your money is not KOSHER.

      • Sane

        Why do you want a shop? Is it sharia compliant?

  • geula

    who is defending and protecting Christians? the Vatican?European Christians? US Christians? Well, Westerners?

    • Linda Rivera

      NO ONE.

      • WilliamJamesWard

        Exactly right Linda………….the Muslims must pay for their actions………….William

  • Linda Rivera

    The horrifying, satanic atrocities and severe persecution of Christians, Hindus and Sikhs in Pakistan and Bangladesh by merciless Muslims is so dreadful that everyone of these precious non-Muslims need to be rescued immediately. Instead of rescuing the terrified non-Muslim innocents, massive numbers of Muslims are imported into Europe, Britain, America and other Western countries. The UN and Western leaders have NO mercy for non-Muslims.

    gatestoneinstitute: It was revealed that “Christians are being refused refugee status [in the U.S.] and face persecution and many times certain death for their religious beliefs under [Islamic] Sharia [law], while whole Muslim communities are entering the U.S. by the tens of thousands per month despite the fact that they face no religious persecution.” http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/2676/muslim-per

    Christians and Jews are hated by American and European leaders. US/EU leaders REJECT God, the Bible, Judaism and Christianity. They IDENTIFY WITH ISLAM and Islam's god.

    • JoJoJams

      Dude, then why the hell do these very same governments bend over backwards to accomodate the muslim hoards? Seriously! You need to get a friggin clue and open your eyes objectively, instead of through the prism of your hate-filled heart! Even your choice of name shows your OWN hatred and bigotry towards christianity! But your'e too consumed by hate to even acknowledge this!

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

        Wee wee, I understand you're cranky from spending the day away from your darling goats.

        But after yesterdays meltdown you really need to learn to unwind! Really, don't you have your flask with you today?

        And you aren't atheist any more than I'm a rocket scientist. Atheists don't lose their temper when somemone jokes about taking some of your sexier goats.

      • RoguePatriot6

        Your kidding right?
        I don't know what time your living in man, but this government that we are looking at now, does everything it can to SILENCE or CENSOR Christians? The ACLU and all those with a simular mindset are doing all they can to remove every shred of Christianity from public site and depending on who might be "offended", they are even considering trying to censor some scriptures.

        • Jesusinator

          Quit crying. christians can't always have things ran their way. It's just annoying.

          • RoguePatriot6

            I'll stop crying when atheists and all others alike quit crying "oh, woe is me the victim of intolerance", LOL What a laugh, coming from the true icons of intolerance and hatred in alot of cases.
            So, if I'm to quit "crying" then it's only fair that we should hear no more of "those crosses are offending me…wahhhhh!!!", "that nativity scene is forcing Christianity down my throat…..wahhhh", "I don't believe in God, therefore, I don't think that His name should be in the Pledge of Allegiance….waahhhh, and further more I'm going prohibit you from saying it, so there….waahhh"……eventhough He's referenced in just about every state constitution in the union. If Christians are truly annoying then people like you are 10 times as annoying.

          • RoguePatriot6

            Oh, I forgot, atheists never complain or get butt hurt over anything. That's why a group of them are trying to get crosses taken down from the roadside in Utah. A simply cross marking a memorial site of people who died in auto accidents is disturbing to them. LOL!!! Yea, real easy going bunch.

          • Jesusinator

            Never said they didn't. I bet you would b itch if you saw these.http://www.wpix.com/news/wpix-atheists-billboards-brooklyn-newjersey-story,0,407673.story

          • RoguePatriot6

            No, actually I'd probably just chalk it up to liberal/Godless non-sense and drive on.

          • Jesusinator

            Sure. As you sit in your and cry,You may think that I should be content with my beliefs and allow others to believe what they want. I'm sorry, but I refuse. Genocides isn't the only atrocity committed by religious people. They influence public policy. They push legislation to ban gay marriage. They terrorize people to the point of suicide, and feel righteous for doing god's work. They defend our wars as an act of a nation ordained by their god, engraving bible verses on their automatic weapons. They tout themselves as the authority of what is good and condemn all else as evil. They get away with all of this because they're the majority

          • RoguePatriot6

            "Sure. As you sit in your and cry,"
            Give me an honest answer, is this what you really believe or what you fanticize? Seriously?
            "You may think that I should be content with my beliefs and allow others to believe what they want. I'm sorry, but I refuse."
            Believe whatever you want, dude. I never tried to stop you. It's funny that people like you often complain that you wish Christians would do the same and now you complain that you yourself are not content to do that. I myself, never terrorized anyone, period or drove anyone to committ suicide. Wow, and you accuse Christians of whining and complaining. I can't speak for all but I personally don't hold anyone accoutable for suicide except the person who did it. You know, that corny, personal responsibilty thing. Christians are the cause for suicide?, if anything many of us try to talk others out of it because of our faith. Believe it or not, if it wasn't God, you wouldn't even have the basic knowledge of right and wrong.

          • Jesusinator

            You cry on the inside and know it. You terrorize me when you reply to me.I never said christians are the solecause of sucideGod has nothing to do with morals

          • RoguePatriot6

            In light of what Jesus sacrificed and others who followed to spread the message to a truly sick world, one couldn't help but be saddened by the attitudes and lies that people spread about Him and others who died horrible deaths to spread the message. I, however, am not ruled by it. I use it to speak out against lies that people like you continue to wallow in and try to influence others to folow in our misery.
            And how can I truly terrorize you, talking about a person, who you know for a fact never existed? Remember, your stance and disbelief?

          • Jesusinator

            What proof do you have? All other religions believe just as much in their god as you do yours. The musliums die horrible deaths evertyime they put a vest on to spread their hate and desire for being the top dog. When christians did it they did not have bombs. They used swords to wipe out entire colonies who did not convert.
            While most christians today are decent people when you bring up their past or the bad christians who kill today they always have some lame a$$ BS excuse. But when other religions do it they act horrifed.

          • RoguePatriot6

            "What proof do you have? All other religions believe just as much in their god as you do yours. The musliums die horrible deaths evertyime they put a vest on to spread their hate and desire for being the top dog. When christians did it they did not have bombs. They used swords to wipe out entire colonies who did not convert." Inspite of what Jesus taught not in compliance with it. Muslims did exactly what Muhammad told them to do.
            "While most christians today are decent people when you bring up their past or the bad christians who kill today they always have some lame a$$ BS excuse."
            My past? I don't have to give you any excuse, man, I wasn't alive when any of that went on in case that slipped your mind. I just think you need to be aware of all the facts before you say some of the absurd things that you post. And what would you care anyway, all it is just a whole lot of fuss over a fictional character, right? What's it to you?

          • Jesusinator

            Not your personal past. I am reminded of famous quote.“Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it.”Edumund Burke

          • RoguePatriot6

            I laugh because that's true in more ways than I think you're willing to realize.

          • Jesusinator

            But the christian nationalist narrative has a fatal flaw: it is based on revisionist history that does not stand up under scrutiny. The bad news is that to true believers, it does not have to stand up to the facts of history to be a powerful and animating part of the once and future Christian nation. Indeed, through a growing cottage industry of christian revisionist books and lectures now dominating the curricula of home schools and many private christian academies, hristian nationalism becomes a central feature of the political identity of children growing up in the movement. The contest for control of the narrative of American history is well underway.

          • RoguePatriot6

            What are you talking about? I was referring to the events in the bible, man, it's part of history too, whether the majority of people dis-regard it or not. The people of Israel, many times, did things to shoot themselves in the foot right before they suffered many years enslaved by their enemies.

          • Sane

            It does stand up to scrutiny.
            It is you who revises history right down to Hitler bing a Christian.

          • Jesusinator

            Thats funny. The only people who believe christian revionist history are christians. I suppose the rest of the world is wrong to

  • Linda Rivera

    Many millions of Islam's foot soldiers have been deliberately imported by Western leaders into our countries. The Muslim goal is well known by our leaders: Islamic conquest of our countries and the imposition of savage Islamic sharia law, in accordance with the teachings of the Koran war book.

    In England, Muslim gangs specifically target white, British female children who are raped by the Muslims, sexually enslaved and forced into prostitution.

    PROTECT INNOCENT NON-MUSLIMS! Stop importing Muslims into our countries!

    • Jay

      The have targeted Sikh and Hindu girls since the 1990s for conversion and exploitation. It is not only non-Muslim white girls. It is plight of any non-Muslim girl of any race in England.

      UK Sikhs protest against police failure to probe 'sex attack' By ANI | ANI – Wed 30 May, 2012 http://in.news.yahoo.com/uk-sikhs-protest-against

  • Linda Rivera

    DEATH SENTENCE FOR ALL KIDNAPPERS!

  • WilliamJamesWard

    We all wait about for evil to die but the truth is it needs a hand in doing so. War is terrible but
    when we go to war with Islam it is more like preventive medicine. The traitors in our Government
    are bringing this on to us and should be held accountable with charges of treason and subversion,
    Americans must take action to protect what is theirs and absolutely oppose the invading Islamist
    hordes of Obama. Let deportation be the least onerous act by American patriots towards the colonizers……….William

    • Jay

      Free speech is key. Why do you think the OIC is fighting against it? Islam cannot withstand criticism. It will crumble under the spot light. End blasphemy laws in the Western world, and start a movement to whole heartedly support free speech and hold those who use violence to suppress free speech accountable. If the Western world did this there would be so much progress. Holding Islam to criticism and to Universal standards of Human Rights (not their lame Cairo version).

      • WilliamJamesWard

        The OIC has a mission to enslave the World, in controlling the mind it is necessary to
        destroy free speech and hence our Constitution. Obama is out to do this and his
        criminal administration, hopefully they will be deposed by the voters in November
        and beginning in January restoration from the damage by a thorough cleansing of
        government of all agents of subversion and removal of anti-American influence with
        the restoration of The Committee on anti-American activities….Sen. Joe McCarthy
        was a patriot and destroyed because of it. We will see a new day and new struggles.
        William

  • john in cheshire

    Read Ahmed Rashid's books Jihad and Taliban and you will understand why Pakistan is an enemy state. It embodies everything that is repugnant to us Christians and Jews. The country has no saving graces and why we continue to give its odious people our taxpayers money is bewildering to me.

    • WilliamJamesWard

      Knowing that America has odious leadership should help in understanding…………William

      • Jay

        Republicans and Democrats alike have supported Muslim extremists. Reagan supported the mujahedeen against the Godless Soviets. the Bush family is very mush involved as oil men with the Saudis. Both parties have made political alliances with Muslims.

    • Jay

      You can thank Britain for Pakistan's existence:

      "….[Turkey] had lost her leadership of Islam and Islam might now look to leadership to the Muslims of Russia. This would be a most dangerous attraction. There was therefore much to be said for the introduction of a new Muslim power supported by the science of Britain … It seemed to some of us very necessary to place Islam between Russian communism and Hindustan.
      - Sir Francis Tucker, General Officer-Commanding of the British Indian Eastern Command. http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/GC23Df04….

      US President FDR was against the partition of India. India should have been unpartitioned and the Western world should have supported the Hindus over the Muslims. Muslims would never have become as strong as they are today without Western political support and money.

      • WilliamJamesWard

        The World is in a mess and will continue to be so until honest leadership can rise to
        power and control. We will hope for a better day, America has taken on the most
        false individual in the History of the World for leader, the pied piper Obama will lead
        many to destruction but not everyone. Show time is just around the corner, National
        elections are a last call for a new beginning and restoration, it may very well be
        a last chance……………………….William

  • Jay

    Unlike Jews and Christians atheists are not dhimmis. Atheists, polytheists and idolators are not allowed the tolerance of the Islamic state. For them it is conversion or death and death could be commuted to enslavement. When the Arab Muslims first encountered Zoroastrians of Iran and later Hindus of Afghanistan and India, they did not allow them to be dhimmis. Eventually after much massacre and destruction of temples, and enslavement of them, they were allowed to also be dhimmis with all the discrimination that entailed, but was better than being dead or sold as a slave in Arab markets. (read Bernard Lewis "The Multiple Identities of the Middle East." (Remember the Middle East is NOT Afghanistan, or the Indian subcontinent (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, but since the muslims went conquering there, there is reference to them from time to time). The Hindu Kush in Afghanistan means Hindu slaughter where many Hindus died on trek to the Middle East slave markets. The Afghans have forgotten much of the Hindu and Buddhist heritage. Atheists were not given the same permission to be dhimmis.