YouTube videos about Muhammad: haram. Murdering nuns: halal. “Outrage over Anti-Islam Film Worries Christians in Pakistan,” from International Christian Concern, September 19 (thanks to Benedict):
Washington, D.C. September 19 (International Christian Concern) ““ Unidentified gunmen opened fire on a Catholic Cathedral in Hyderabad, Pakistan on Sunday, local activists told ICC. Violent protestors angered by an anti-Islamic film released in the US have killed at least 28 people throughout the region, including 14 foreigners in Kabul yesterday. Christians in Pakistan””often associated with the West because of their beliefs””fear being the targets of future attacks.
Several armed men on motorbikes shot at Christian and Hindu demonstrators outside St. Francis Xavier Catholic Cathedral in Hyderabad on September 16. Religious minorities had gathered at the cathedral to condemn a film, titled “˜Innocence of Muslims,” which portrays the Muslim prophet Mohammed in a demeaning way. According to Amanat Masih, a human rights activist, the gunmen”s target may have been a foreign nun working at a nearby hospital.
“When Mother Christina, who is in charge of Lady Gram Hospital, reached the gate of the Cathedral, a few men on motorbikes opened fire on the church,” said Masih. “Mother Christina”s driver received two bullets in his legs, but Mother Christina was not hurt.”
Aamir Ashiq, Mother Christina”s driver, said the men wore “green clothes” on their heads and carried green flags. Ashiq was immediately admitted to a hospital for medical treatment.