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Why the Christian World is Quiet?
|by Suresh Mandan|
It is all right when the Hindus are persecuted in Pakistan or Bangladesh or any other Muslim country, because there is no country or Government which is protective of the Hindus. The Govt of India is a secular Govt. appeasing minorities at the cost of 80% of the majority community, as 20% of the votes make them rule the country.
But why is the Christian world quiet over the persecution of christians in Egypt, Pakistan, Syria, Palestine or any other Islamic country. Why is the Pope quiet when the catholics are harassed, forced to accept Islam as a religion. Why is USA, Australia, Canada the Europe quiet when christians in distress ask them for help and the answer they receive is that they should keep staying whereever they are without making any noise. In Egypt, where the US and other EU countries helped for restoration of democracy?, 550 cases have been documented in the last five years but the speed has increased since the revolution.
Christians often find the government siding with their Muslim abductors. One young mother who recently testified before the Helsinki Commission explained how she was snatched in broad daylight, as her abductor shouted to bystanders while dragging her to a waiting taxi, "No one interfere! She is an enemy of Islam."
Last year the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan said that 1800 Christian and Hindu girls were forcibly converted to Islam. Most recently, the sister of a pastor was "kidnapped, raped and forcibly converted to Islam." She was kidnapped around a month ago by some Muslim men while returning home from college. She was held for days, suffered sexual abuse, threats and violence. In such a state of terror and exhaustion, first she was coerced into converting to Islam, and then marriage. Hindu girls, in the Sindh region are abducted at free will and then raped and converted and got married. Once they are converted, the Police and the Courts do not interfere and that is the end of the story. The recent case of Rimsha, a 14 years old christian girl of slightly unsound mind has been held in custody for burning pages of Holy Koran. Where is the Human Rights Commission which cries hoarse when even a small incident takes and here it appears to be helpless or cowardly watching the drama.
The Palestinian Christian community in the Hamas-run Gaza strip reported that five Christians were abducted and pressured into converting to Islam. Because they made this forced conversion charge known, "members of the Christian community now fear reprisal attacks by Muslim extremists." Some have appealed to the Vatican and Christian groups and churches in the West for help. But the reply was stay as you are and do not make more noise.
The Central Assembly of God Church in Tehran and its summer campsite Christian gatherings and conferences—were closed by authorities of the Islamic Republic, who also posted a large notice on the gates warning of severe consequences should anyone try to enter the premises. And Yet Iran is holding the NAM conference with Govt's of Christian lands sending their delegates.
In Kenya seven Jihadists attacked a Church killing 17 Christians and injuring 60 others when they were in the Congregation. In Kuwait, the construction of a Church was objected to and the Govt. did not consider the plea of construction as a human right adding that in a Muslim country, religion(Islam) comes First and humanity thereafter.
In Nigeria, 65 Christians were killed in a attacks on Churches,43 christians owned farms destroyed and the funerals of killed victims were also attacked.
In Egypt Muslims Taxi and Bus drivers have received fatwas not to carry Coptic christians to their church prayers or congregations.
All this is systematic and wide spread from Pakistan to Morrocco and yet the Christian world is unaffected. Perhaps it believes in not making any noise.
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