Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Pakistan: A Christian Minority Persecuted and Poverty Stricken

Pakistan has a population of c 177 million. The country is 95% Moslem. There are approximately 2.8 million Christians living in the country. Of these, approximately half are Roman Catholic and half Protestant. Minority religions in Pakistan, like Christianity, are marginalized. Christians are discriminated against in education and employment. There has been an increase in illiteracy levels among Christians.The nationalisation of Christian schools in 1972 smashed the Christian education system. Thousands of Christians in towns and villages are often poorly educated and have no choice but to accept menial jobs.

The so-called blasphemy laws forbid anyone from disrespecting the Moslem religion.Insulting the Koran or the prophet Mohammed, can result in imprisonment or execution in Pakistan. Increasingly extremists are using these laws as a pretext to attack Christians, often in the most violent of ways. Christians are seeking the amendment of the law 295 b and c, in order for people to live in dignity and respect.

Click here. Scroll to the bottom of the page. This details persecution against Christians in the month of July 2010. Each article is a shocker. Sadly the world is largely unaware of the plight of the Christians.

Christian Persecution in Pakistan, Part 1

Christian Persecution in Pakistan, Part 2

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