Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Islamic extremism on the rise, warns leading Pakistani bishop

Catholic World News - November 08, 2011

A year after the Christian woman Asia Bibi was sentenced to death on blasphemy charges, the president of Pakistan’s Episcopal Conference is warning that Islamic extremism in on the rise.

“A year after that tragic verdict, the conditions of religious minorities have not changed for the better, and indeed the country is plagued by serious political, economic, social, moral, religious problems,” said Bishop Joseph Coutts of Faisalabad. “The phenomenon of Islamic extremism has grown, with groups who wish to openly impose the Islamic law and establish a theocracy.”

“These extremist groups have a strong influence on courts: the case of indirect pressure on judges and witnesses, that condition the judgments and the application of the law, leaving many people, often members of minorities, without justice,” he added.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our September expenses ($21,710 to go):
$35,000.00 $13,289.73
62% 38%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Music to Our Spiritual Ears September 12
Senator Cruz undermined the cause of persecuted Christians September 12
Addressing the Root Cause of Clerical Homosexual Behavior and Pederasty September 12
The Mystery of Music, Part I September 12
Successful societies are (always) rooted in the family September 11

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days