Pakistan: Muslims, incited by mosque broadcasts, burn down 100 Christian homes and churches
And the world yawns. I have many times reversed the situation in headlines to stories like these — i.e., “Christian mob burns down 100 Muslim homes.” Can you imagine the international outcry, the “Islamophobia” studies launched, the hand-wringing at the UN, if a Christian mob (chanting “Deus vult” or “Christ is risen” or some such) began setting fire to Muslim homes and mosques? Yet when Muslim mobs go wild and attack Christians, as they do so often in Pakistan, Egypt, and Nigeria, the international media goes dark, Ban Ki-Moon sees nothing worth remarking upon, Barack Obama sends more money to the government of the perpetrators, and life goes on as usual.
“Muslim Mob Burns Down 100 Christian Homes in Pakistan,” from International Christian Concern, July 1 (thanks to Jeffrey Imm):
07/01/09 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – This morning 100 Christian houses and churches were set on fire by local Muslims in the city of Kasur South, east of Lahore, Pakistan. The riots were incited by broadcasts from local mosques. This incident is similar to a February 1997 attack when thousands of Christian houses and churches were burned and hundreds of Christians were injured.
ICC partners received the news this morning and went immediately to the scene to help injured Christians transferred to Lahore, renting two mini vans for this purpose. So far 9 burned women and 4 children have been transferred to Lahore for further medical treatment. All of them have been injured by throwing acid on them. Local police have arrived on the scene but the situation is out of control as thousands of Muslims have gathered for this purpose.
More details to follow. Please call the Pakistani embassy in your country to ask them to protect the Christians in Kasur South.Pakistan Embassies:
USA: (202) 243-6500
Canada: (613) 238-7881