Hina Rabbani Khar, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister, here retails comforting fictions that, as common as they are, fly in the face of reality. But given the state of the world today, I am sure her brand of deceptive “dialogue” would be welcome at the upcoming Catholic conference in Worcester, Massachusetts, which barred me from speaking after getting pressured by the mainstream media and Islamic supremacists (sign the petition here).
She was speaking at a book launching ceremony; apparently the book is called “Churches of Pakistan.” I expect it’s a glossy, coffee table book full of attractive photos of churches in Pakistan. I’d be very surprised if it included anything about the reality for churches in Pakistan, or else Hina Rabbani Khar would almost certainly not have appeared at the launch. A few recent examples of the all too common experiences of the churches of Pakistan:
Muslim mob fires on Christians celebrating Christmas — December 29, 2012
Muslims threatened to bomb church school unless it paid them $51,000 — December 14, 2012
600-strong Muslim mob attacks church — October 17, 2012
Muslims beat bishop as he was leaving church — September 29, 2012
Muslims open fire on Catholic cathedral and shoot at nun — September 19, 2012
Armed Muslims attack Christians, collect jizya from Christian merchants — August 31, 2012
But don’t be concerned. Both Islam and Christianity teach peace! To call attention to any of this might harm Catholic/Muslim relations!
“IslamÃ¢â‚¬Å¡ [sic] Christianity stand for peace: FM Khar,” from the Frontier Post, February 2:
ROME (NNI): Foreign Minister was speaking at book launching ceremony of “Churches of Pakistan” in Rome.
Speaking at book launching ceremony of “Churches of Pakistan” in Rome the Foreign Minister said both Pakistan and Italy share the conviction that dialogue fosters tolerance”š mutual understanding and respect for peace and harmony.
She said both Islam and Christianity stand for peace and common brotherhood of all mankind.