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Pakistan shuts down Christian TV stations

October 10, 2016

The government of Pakistan has shut down 11 Christian television stations, citing them for “illegal” broadcasts.

“The proclamation of the good news is now illegal,” Father Mushtaq Anjum, a Pakistani priest involved with the media, told the Fides news service. “Christians have no place in public television channels.” He demanded an explanation for the action against the Christian broadcasters, saying that it appeared to be a clearly “discriminatory law that affects non-Muslims.”

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  • Posted by: R. Spanier (Catholic Canadian) - Oct. 11, 2016 5:26 AM ET USA

    Those poor Muslim people are also negatively affected because they're denied freedom of inquiry by their religion and threatened with execution if they wish to leave it. Where’s mercy for them from Christian leaders who are otherwise quick to make "Islamophobia" accusations? Why their silence when Pakistani Muslims are oppressively being denied freedom; why no calls for intercessory prayer? Please lift up Muslims to God (their Father too), by praying the Rosary and offering Masses for them.