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Pakistan: rape and torture are penalty for Christians' failure to renounce faith

Catholic World News - March 22, 2010

In a brutal display of Islamic extremism, a Pakistani Christian who refused to renounce his faith was set on fire by Muslim militants. When police arrived on the scene, rather than helping the man, they raped his wife while the couple's children watched the atrocities.

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  • Posted by: Thomas429 - Mar. 27, 2010 12:08 AM ET USA

    This is especially appalling when one considers the Holy Father finds time to be critical of predjudice shown to Muslims by Europeans and Americans. Yes, I understand the concept of "do unto others as you would have done to you". I try to practice it. But it is hard to expect us not to fail against the background of what is obviously a core belief of the Muslim faith. Their actions seem to justify this conclusion

  • Posted by: voxfem - Mar. 22, 2010 8:33 PM ET USA

    This is appalling! Where is the outrage from amnesty groups and the international community? Where are the 'moderate' Muslims who believe in peace and tolerance? Where is the Catholic Church in the US to support our brothers and sisters in Pakistan? Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, protect this family and others like them.

  • Posted by: Skip - Mar. 22, 2010 5:50 PM ET USA

    Dear God! Where is the outrage? He is a martyr.

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