Islamophobes! Don’t they know this is unnecessary, insulting, and humiliating because Islam is so tolerant? In all seriousness, though, it is long overdue, and every country that calls itself “free” should have taken on this cause long ago.
However, in today’s U.N., whether a resolution that is not watered down to the point of being meaningless can be passed remains to be seen, let alone a resolution leading to substantive action. “Pakistan: Italy to press UN for religious minority protection,” from AdnKronos International, September 13:
Rome, 13 Sept. (AKI) – Italy will present a resolution to the United Nations that protects the rights of Pakistan’s religious minorities, Italian foreign minister Franco Frattini said in Rome on Monday. He made the announcement following a meeting with Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan’s minister of minority rights, who is a Catholic.
“The subject of religious minorities is extremely important,” he said. “We can’t forget that in Pakistan over the last few months there have been murders of Christians that have shocked Europeans, including in Italians [sic].”
Two people, including a policeman, were injured late Sunday during a bomb blast at a Christian church near Mardan in the northwest province of Khyber Pakhtunkh, Dawn News reported.
Sectarian assaults have especially targeted Pakistan’s minority Shia Muslims. Earlier this month more than 70 people were killed during a suicide bombing in the western city of Quetta at a Shia rally.
Of the 95 percent of Pakistanis that are Muslim, 75 percent are Sunni and 20 percent Shia.
Frattini also said he will travel to the Pakistani capital of Islamabad next month to discuss millions of euros in aid Italy has pledged to give the south Asian country following deadly flooding….
Are any steps being taken to ensure aid makes it to religious minorities who have been denied access by Muslims?