"Anti-Christian violence in Pakistan is being inflamed by conservative Muslim groups," said political analyst Hassan Askari. "The Taliban and their supporters who are insisting on sharia (law) are also eager to eradicate all non-Muslims from Pakistan. Conservative Muslims also equate Christians with American, and so believe killing them is justified."
On Thursday, Pakistan's prime minister said his government would review the country's blasphemy laws, which allow the death penalty to be imposed on anyone convicted of insulting Islam, the Prophet Muhammad or the Qur'an.
The blasphemy law was instituted under the regime of Gen. Zia ul-Haq in the 1980s. Since 1986, more than 100 cases have been registered against Christians, who make up only 1.6 per cent of the 173 million people who live in Pakistan.
Why not just pray that all the violence ends....not just the violence against Christians.
Answer by anetrnlov at 5:23 PM on Aug. 8, 2009
I will totally pray for them!
Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 5:29 PM on Aug. 8, 2009
Answer by Petie at 7:18 PM on Aug. 8, 2009
Answer by teamquinn at 12:41 AM on Aug. 9, 2009