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Pakistan: 6 years after mob attack, Muslims help rebuild church

May 06, 2016

In 2009, a Muslim mob attacked Christians in Gojra, a city of 143,000 in Pakistan’s Punjab province.

Eight Christians were burned alive, and 40 homes and a church were destroyed, not counting churches burned down in nearby towns.

Six years later, Muslims in the city have helped pay for the rebuilding of a mud church swept away in a monsoon. Father Aftab James Paul “said the condemnable acts of the few should not be blamed on all the followers of a religion, while the message of love must be spread among society,” the Daily Pakistan reported.

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  • Posted by: - May. 06, 2016 5:09 PM ET USA

    Now let's see if they'll release Aisa Bibi too.