Churches attacked and one Christian shot at in wake of Koran Burning protests in Pakistan

Image

Islamabad: September 12, 2010. (PCP) The demonstrators against Pastor Terry Jones on his announcement to observe “Burn a Koran Day” on September 11, 2010, stoned a Church in Daska and three Churches in Narowal district of Punjab province of Pakistan

when Pastor Terry have already called off his “International Burn a Koran Day” There was widespread fear among Pakistani Christians when Dove World Outreach Center, Florida Pastor vowed to burn 200 hundred copies of Holy Koran; The Bishops Conference of Pakistan, NCJP, Bishops of Church of Pakistan, Pakistan Christian Congress and other leaders of Pakistani Christian community held press conferences and protests in major cities of Pakistan to condemn action of Pastor Terry Jones to defile Holy Koran. The Government of Pakistan and Muslim leaders clarified on electronic media that Pakistani Christians are peaceful community and condemning “Burn a Koran Day” to calm down angry Muslims but failed to provide adequate security to Christians in Pakistan. In Karachi, on September 9, 2010, when Christians were holding demonstration under leadership of Bishop Sadiq Daniel against Pastor Terry Jones in front of Karachi Press Club, Asghar Bhatti, a Catholic layman, member of the St. Paul parish was shot at by Islamic militants. In Saidpur, Narowal district, Muslim protestor stoned a Church and tried to set it on fire while same attacks were occurred in two more Churches in this remote district of Punjab, In Hyderabad, police was called to protect Churches from any Muslim demonstrators and situation and grim in rural areas of Sindh. There are rumors that Churches were attacked in Khyber Pukhtukhawa province also which were not confirmed till filing this story.

You May Also Like

Image

Pope Francis, Jane Goodall speak on ‘what it means to be human’ at Vatican health conference

Vatican City: (CNA) Pope Francis and Jane Goodall both offered perspectives on “what it means to be human” on the final day of an onlin

Image

KOSOVO OPENS EMBASSY IN JERUSALEM

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL: (Stefan J Bos for BosNewsLife) Kosovo has become the first Muslim-majority nation to open an embassy in Israel’s capital J

Image

In Christmas message curbed by COVID, pope calls on nations to share vaccines

VATICAN CITY: (Reuters) - Pope Francis in his Christmas message on Friday said political and business leaders must not allow market forces and pate



"Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" By Nazir S Bhatti

On demand of our readers, I have decided to release E-Book version of "Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" on website of PCP which can also be viewed on website of Pakistan Christian Congress www.pakistanchristiancongress.org . You can read chapter wise by clicking tab on left handside of PDF format of E-Book.

nazirbhattipcc@aol.com , pakistanchristianpost@yahoo.com