The living hell of Christians in Pakistan

Oct 2, 2021 by

by Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack, TCW:

THE Pakistani prime minister, Imran Khan, is positioning himself as spokesman for those condemning the supposed rise of ‘Islamophobia’ in the West. In a recent UN speech he called for a global dialogue to counter Islamophobia. He has also repeatedly emphasised that no one must be allowed to create any connection between Islam and terrorism.

Imran proclaims that there is no such thing as radical Islam, there is only Islam which is rooted in compassion and tolerance. In an emotional address to the Pakistani parliament on the fall of Afghanistan, he praised the Taliban for having ‘broken the shackles of slavery’.

Meanwhile, persecution of Christians in Pakistan grows apace. In this year’s report of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, Pakistan was once again recommended to be designated a ‘Country of Particular Concern’ due to its treatment of Christians and other religious minorities. The Christian support organisation Open Doors 2021 World Watch ranks Pakistan as fifth-worst of the 50 countries where it is most difficult to be a Christian.

Persecution of Christians in Pakistan in the first quarter of this year has included false blasphemy accusations, abductions, forced conversions, forced marriages, physical violence, religiously motivated murders and general intimidation. Despite this, Pir Noor-ul-Haq Qadri, Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, claimed on September 27 that all religious minorities enjoyed total freedom of religion in Pakistan.

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