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Pakistani Church leaders fear reprisals after Christmas-eve protests against blasphemy law

Catholic World News - December 23, 2010

Church leaders in Pakistan are calling for the postponement of demonstrations against the country’s blasphemy laws, scheduled for December 24 and 31, for fear of a violent backlash by Islamic militants.

Catholic and Protestant leaders joined in suggesting that the demonstrations, if they took place on those dates, could cause attacks on Christian houses of worship on Christmas and New Year’s days.

The Church leaders emphasized that they were not opposed to public efforts to repeal the blasphemy laws, but suggested that demonstrations might be moved to different dates.

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  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Dec. 24, 2010 12:00 PM ET USA

    What would it be like to live in fear of one's life as our brethren do elsewhere? We take for granted our freedom to worship without harassment.

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