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Christian Pakistan leader killed over blasphemy law
The only Christian in Pakistan's government was assassinated March 2 after pushing for reform of harsh laws that mandate death for people who leave or "insult" Islam.
Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan's minister for minorities, had declared he was prepared to die for his convictions after Salman Taseer, governor of the country's Punjab province, was killed Jan. 5 by a bodyguard who said he was angry that the politician opposed Pakistan's blasphemy laws.
Bhatti was on his way to work in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, when unidentified gunmen sprayed his car with bullets, according to news reports. A radical Islamic group associated with the Taliban terrorist movement reportedly claimed responsibility for the assassination in a note left at the scene....
Shahbaz Bhatti was a Roman Catholic, which the journalist here neglected to mention. So while I applaud Bhatti's support for religious liberty & condemn such assassinations, I cannot, as one who believes in justification by faith alone, call him a brother in Christ unless someone can show me he did not believe his church's teachings on this matter.
This brother in CHRIST has brought great honour to JESUS the Son of God. He has put my Christian walk to shame. Clothe him in You righteousness oh LORD! Pray for Christians in Pakistan brothers and sisters.
"The only Christian in Pakistan's government was assassinated March 2 after pushing for reform of harsh laws that mandate death...."
This high level Christian in Pakistan's government highlights the murderous evil of the Islamic religion in the world. But it also highlights the persecutions which take place the world over upon Christians.
OUR western politicians and bureaucrats will of course do nothing about it. After all we see persecution of Christians in our own countries and this is escalating. And the politicians etc don't pay any attention to that either. They talk about anti-discrimination but only in politically correct terms. Votes after all are more important than Christians.
This is sadly why we really lost the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan we didn't insist that something like our Bill of Rights were included in their constitutions.
Both these men were martyrs a more tolerant society, in an Islamic country, that may be an impossibility, An interesting commentary by Daniel Pipes, Dr. Pipes' views on Islamic Terrorism and Turkey (Excellent article even though eight years old!)