Culture Faith Islam Terrorism

Pakistan’s Christians Under Siege

It was a busy weekend for the terrorist monsters in the Islamic world. In Kenya, a massive attack on a mall in the capital city of Nairobi shocked the world as gunmen, armed to the teeth, overtook a peaceful shopping mall. In Peshawar, Pakistan another sinister attack took place.

On Sunday, the Lord’s Day, as several hundred worshipers gathered at All Saints Church in the city of Peshawar in Pakistan, several suicide bombers walked in a blew themselves up among the mass of people. The attack killed at least 81 people, including women and children, while wounding more than 120 other people.

In an interview with CNN, “The Rev Humphrey S. Peters, Bishop of Peshawar, expressed condolences and called for prayers, but he also struck a defiant tone. In a statement, Peters condemned the local government, calling the attack a “total failure” of official efforts to protect minorities.” In a nation of almost 200 million people Christians make up only 3% of the population, and live under constant threat of attack by the majority Sunni Muslim population.

An offshoot of the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility, but the main Pakistani Taliban group, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, refused to accept responsibility claiming that the attack was an attempt to sabotage peace talks between the Taliban and the Pakistani government.

Christians protestThe cowards who took responsibility didn’t even have the guts to take full responsibility – they instead chose to blame the United States. “Until and unless drone strikes are stopped, we will continue to strike wherever we will find an opportunity against non-Muslims,” said the spokesman for the Taliban splinter-group.

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed his outrage at the attack by saying the Islam prohibits the targeting of innocents and that the attackers actually have “no religion.” He also offered his condolences to the families and loved ones of those hurt by the blast at the church.

While the Prime Ministers words may be spoken from the heart the truth is that Christians all over the world are suffering at the hands of devoutly religious Muslims. From Nigeria, to Iran, to Indonesia, to Pakistan, Iraq and the Sudan. Millions of Christians face persecution, harassment and death every day and almost all of that pain happens in the Islamic world.

Something must be done… but who will do it?

 

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About the author

Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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