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Pakistanis United in Wake of Church Attack


Sunday’s attack on All Saint’s Church in Peshawar is not just another attack against Pakistan’s Christian minority.

Yes, it seems that church attacks occur frequently in the Muslim-dominated nation. But this one is different. It was the worst attack against Christians since the founding of the nation in 1947.

More than 80 people—mostly women and children were killed.

But because Muslims are joining with Christians in protest, perhaps the Pakistani government will finally get serious about combatting Islamic terrorism. Perhaps it’s no accident that the double-suicide bombing occurred shortly after the release from prison of a top Pakistani Taliban commander. Can you negotiate with those who are committed to destroying a democratic way of life?

Christians and many Muslims have united to stage protests against the militant Islamists and their acts of terrorism.

Perhaps Pakistanis will finally realize they are not an exclusive Muslim nation--Christians and Hindus are also citizens who deserve equal rights. At least for now, they are acting as one nation growing tired of the violence, finally demanding that their government respond responsibly to bring it all to an end.

Watch my full interview with Javed Rauf, manager of Jesus Christ Television in Lahore.

He gives a perspective you’ll unlikely hear elsewhere in the American media.

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# RE: Pakistanis United in Wake of Church Attack

May the Good and Merciful Lord bless our brothers and sisters in Pakistan and the Muslims and Hindus also. Let the people continue to rise up and fight for justice. Change the hearts of the terrorists God so they too can share in Your mercy and love! Amen
Left by Bybee on Sep 23, 2013 4:22 PM

# RE: Pakistanis United in Wake of Church Attack

Lord Jesus, please be the God of all comfort, as You say You are, to our brothers and sisters in Pakistan, especially to those who lost their loved ones. Please give them the ability to grieve with Your great hope, which does not disappoint. Give them Your version of justice, not only in the next life, but very soon in this life as well. Have mercy on those who planned this horrible crime. Show them Your overwhelming grace, as You have shown me, for we all know we would be the same kind of people if You had not saved us. Make this tragedy work out for Your good in an unstoppable, reformative, and lasting revival where You save more souls in Pakistan than have been saved since Christ's birth. Keep Pakistan on the hearts and minds of other Believers around the world, making us pray and believe on behalf of our brothers and sisters there. We confess that only You can and will do all these things, and we ask in faith. In Jesus' name, amen.
Left by tabbycase on Sep 23, 2013 9:22 PM

# RE: Pakistanis United in Wake of Church Attack

Psalms 34:7&22 The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. 22. The Lord redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of that trust in him shall be desolate. I will remember the Pakistanis in my prayers.
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# RE: Pakistanis United in Wake of Church Attack

People let your peace loving dove way's go and stand in for your brothern, yeah in these bad times you talk of God's love and goodness and being Christ like andact so sanctomolisily well go over there and trade places, you will not liar yeah your a liar, and the bible says were all liars will go
Left by brother david on Sep 24, 2013 2:35 AM

# RE: Pakistanis United in Wake of Church Attack

May the Lord hear the cry of these innocent souls. It gives comfort to hear that many justice loving Muslims are joining the protest. Let them do something to stop the persecution of Christians in this land. Many are being persecuted through the blasphemy law of that land.
Left by Anbuson on Sep 24, 2013 6:49 AM

# RE: Pakistanis United in Wake of Church Attack

After Sept.11,time seems to be running out.And so certain painful questions must be confrontd.Can the world truly continue to tolerate medieval minds with access to 21st century military hardware?Is there really room in the family of world faiths for a religious vision that is terrorist-prone,modernity-proof,plagued by fanaticism and susceptible to the hellish clarion call of jihad?
Left by Raymond on Sep 24, 2013 1:15 PM