This Reuters report, however, never gets around to mentioning who is doing the persecuting.
“Pakistan’s loneliest church celebrates Christmas in Taliban country,” by Mehreen Zahra-Malik for Reuters, December 24:
(Reuters) – This Christmas, pastor Nazir Alam will stoke up a fire, lay a fresh cloth on the altar and welcome parishioners as they arrive at his church in Waziristan, a Pakistani tribal area known as an al-Qaeda haven.
“The lights are all up, and the choir boys are ready. The church is looking its best,” said 60-year-old Alam, a former missionary who has celebrated his last ten Christmases there. “There’s not much left to do but to pray and rejoice.”
Outsiders might see little cause for joy. Pakistan is the sixth most dangerous country in the world for minorities, says London-based watchdog Minority Rights Group International. Christians, Shiite Muslims and Ahmadis are victims of a rising tide of deadly attacks….
As always, the mainstream media notes Islamic jihad violence without stating plainly who commits it. “Christians, Shiite Muslims and Ahmadis are victims of a rising tide of deadly attacks,” but from whom? Reuters doesn’t dare to say.