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Pakistani bishop warns of prospect of dhimmitude

June 16, 2010

Bishop Joseph Coutts of Faisalabad, Pakistan’s third largest city, told Aid to the Church in Need that the nation’s Christians are facing the prospect of dhimmitude. Citing the laws against blasphemy and the desecration of the Qu’ran-- under which those who accidentally drop the book face the prospect of imprisoment-- Bishp Coutts said that

there are these Islamic groups who would like to see Pakistan become a purely Islamic state. If Pakistan becomes a purely Islamic state with all Islamic laws, which we don’t have now-- we only have some Islamic laws-- if we have all the Islamic laws, then it means that as non-Muslims we would be something like second class citizens. Islam has a special term for that: “dhimmi” they call them. We will not be the same. We would not have equality as the constitution talks about. We would have freedom, but it would be a limited freedom. That’s what I mean by the threat.


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  • Posted by: extremeCatholic - Jun. 18, 2010 9:03 PM ET USA

    I spoke to Queen Elizabeth, and no, you cannot reapply for status as a colony of the British Empire. Conversion to Islam, death, or slavery awaits you.

  • Posted by: wojo425627 - Jun. 16, 2010 3:00 PM ET USA

    This is something most people don't seem to know about, that all non muslims will be deprived of most rights and treated as inferiors. If you are not killed or driven out of a country you will be an inferior being.