Monday, March 11, 2013

Growing Epidemic of Muslim Persecution of Christians

Looking over the news of the day, I notice a good number of stories relate to persecution of Christians by Muslims. It’s quite incredible and shocking how much death, destruction and persecution is spawned daily In the Name of Allah. Western society likes to give everyone the benefit of the doubt—it’s the practical application of I Cor. 13—and generally is reluctant to brand Islam as a violent religion but let’s keep our eyes open, continue with the debate and not fool ourselves!

The greatest outrage today appears to be the devastating torching of 170 Christian homes by a Muslim mob in Pakistan. Note that this frenzy was triggered by alleged insults to Mohammed, which only proves that anti-blasphemy laws, for which Islamic organizations worldwide are agitating, will change nothing. In fact we see that anti-blasphemy laws are often excuses to attack other religious groups.

Hundreds of Christians clashed with police across Pakistan on Sunday, a day after a Muslim mob burned dozens of homes owned by members of the minority religious group in retaliation for alleged insults against Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.

Christians are often the target of Pakistan’s harsh blasphemy laws, which rights activists say are frequently used to persecute religious minorities or settle personal disputes. Politicians have been reluctant to reform the laws for fear of being attacked by religious radicals, as has happened in the past.

Other related stories and commentary online today:


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