And no doubt found weapons caches similar to what you might find in an Iraqi mosque. After all, both religions inspire violence equally, don’t they, and Pakistani Christians feel under siege as much as Iraqi Muslims, don’t they?
From Zenit, with thanks to Daryl:
KARACHI, Pakistan, JULY 5, 2005 (Zenit) – Archdiocese of Karachi Protests. The Archdiocese of Karachi condemned the media accusations against a bookstore run by the Daughters of St. Paul.
The accusations in the press appeared to trigger a police raid of the bookstore in Saddar, near Karachi, on June 13. Police seized the store’s merchandise on the pretext that it was blasphemous.
A shop salesman was held for questioning for more than 24 hours, while the women religious were intimidated, reported AsiaNews.it.
The raid came after an article appeared in a national Urdu daily and after accusations by Muslim extremists.
On June 12, the Nawa-I-Waqt newspaper denounced the sale in open markets by Christians of audio and video tapes. The article claimed that some CDs amounted to character assassination of Islamic religious figures.
The daily also reported the reactions of Muslim clerics, who issued an edict and called for the opening of a blasphemy case.