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Pakistan: Christian, Muslim clergy mourn victims of Easter attack

April 06, 2016

Christian and Muslim clergy gathered at the Dominican Peace Center in Lahore to take part in an interfaith vigil in memory of the victims of the Easter Sunday suicide bombing.

Hafiz Muhammad Nauman, a Muslim active in interfaith dialogue in Pakistan, said at the April 2 vigil that “every Muslim who joins a terror group does not belong to our religion anymore. Terrorists are our common enemy; their religion is terrorism, not Islam. When they kill, they don't draw a line between Christian and Muslim victims.”

Although Christians were the target of the attack, the majority of victims were Muslim: 17 of the 76 persons killed in the attack were Christian, according to an AsiaNews report.


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  • Posted by: Thomas429 - Apr. 07, 2016 12:15 AM ET USA

    There needs to be a lot more of this kind of thing. I wish I could take these few clarics at their word. There is taqqiyya after all.