The bloody horror of jihad ......hundreds of Christians flee as their homes burn when thousands of Muslims go on a jihad because of a false charge of blasphemy (and even if it wasn't false .......) Here in the States, media and cultural elites crow "conspiracy nut" when we warn against the Islamic supremacists in America seeking to impose the most brutal and extreme ideology on the face of the earth. Jihad? What Jihad? Jihad is getting to the gym every day. As for the dead and the dying under the sharia, they look their contemptuous noses down on the bodies -- they couldn't be bothered with the reality. Reality is so very mundane.
Wilson Chowdhry, Chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association, writes me this, "We have set up a disaster recovery fund and our officer on the ground is on his way to visit. Please pray for Shamim Mahmood. It would seem over 200 homes have been razed to the ground and we will provide an accurate account for you tomorrow." Here is the rest of his letter:
I have sad news today, hundreds of Pakistani Christians have been forced to flee their homes while they have been set ablaze by a mob of 3000 zealots (British Pakistani Christian News)
Mob member burns Christian Property (Photo from CNN)
In yet another case of blasphemy allegations being used as a pretext to attack whole Christian communities, a mob of two to three thousand burned close to a hundred Christian houses in the Badami Bagh district in northern Lahore earlier today.
Christian district Joseph colony on fire (Photo from Pakistan Today)
........ Reports vary as to how many homes were affected, with official sources saying twenty five, but other reports saying close to a hundred, and some activists reported two small churches, 18 Christian-owned shops and 160 Christian homes caught up in the burning. The car of a Christian pastor who arrived on a fact-finding mission was also burned, although he managed to flee. There are currently no reports of Christians being injured, although a number of police were lightly injured by the stone throwing mob. The mob dispersed only after a local Islamic cleric promised action would be taken against the 'blasphemer'.
The BPCA Successfully launched their 500 page Genocide report on Pakistan: http://britishpakistanichristian.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/launch-of-bpcas-minority-others.htmlMP Andrew Stephenson sponsored a launch of our report in the House of Commons that was televised on GEO TV Pakistan: http://britishpakistanichristian.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/academics-share-concerns-of-ongoing.html
Young concerned future academics of UCL were presented the first copy of our new report on Pakistan. They also heard a full account of the torrid situation faced by Christians in Pakistan. http://britishpakistanichristian.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/academics-receive-500-page-report-on.html