The downtrodden and despised of the Islamic world
More on such stories. Imagine how frequent such accounts would be if Pakistan actually had a sizable Christian minority, such as the Copts of Egypt, who, most recently, were surrounded and attacked by 20,000 Muslims for, well, for being Christian.
“Islam, or else,” by Jamie Dean for World Magazine, January 30:
Pakistan: Christians in Pakistan face an upswing in violence from militant Muslims.
A Christian worship service in Pakistan’s Muslim-dominated city of Karachi turned frightening when unidentified men burst into Christ Awami Church on New Year’s Day, demanding that worship stop. The congregation resisted, and the assailants retaliated: Church members say the men desecrated Bibles and a cross on the wall, destroyed hymnals, smashed windows, and dumped garbage on the church grounds.
The attack wasn’t isolated. Christians at two other Protestant churches in the city reported assaults during the same week: Church-goers in the Zia neighborhood said attackers broke the church door, shattered windows, and threw garbage into the church.
Congregants in the Golimar community said a group of men threatened them during a Sunday night meeting, but local police intervened.