Monday, April 27, 2009

“You infidels have to convert to Islam or die"

Jihad Watch

Islamic Tolerance Alert. But why didn't they demand the jizya? And why are these fanatical adherents of Islam and proponents of the imposition of Islamic law so thoroughly clueless about what we are constantly told is the true, peaceful nature of Islam? Why are Islam's foremost Misunderstanders almost invariably the most devout and dedicated believers? And why won't the mainstream media even allow such questions to be discussed?

Final thought: just imagine what might happen if these people take control in Islamabad and gain control of the Pakistani nuclear arsenal.

A update on this story. "Taliban Attack, Kill Christians in Pakistan Town," by Ethan Cole for the Christian Post, April 26 (thanks to Sr. Soph):

Masked Taliban militants attacked and killed at least one Christian and injured dozens of others this past week in a Christian colony in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, according to local media.

Irfan Masih, 11, was shot execution style by the Taliban and died in the hospital, the government of Sindh province confirmed, according to Pakistan Christian Post on Friday. Meanwhile, Imran Masih and Qadoos Masih, who were also shot, are in critical condition in the hospital.

More than 100 Taliban militants with machine guns had reportedly attacked the Christian colony in Taiser town on April 21. A few days prior to the attack, the group had chalked threats on local churches and on Christian homes in the town, insisting that Christian residents convert to Islam. Residents of Taiser are overwhelmingly Muslim.

When the Christians saw the threats, they organized a demonstration to call on authorities to protect their community. The police, however, refused to send officers or guards for the church.

Hmmm. Why not?

A few days later, the Taliban came to Taiser and dragged Christians out of their homes at gunpoint. According to Pakistan Christian Post, the gunmen shouted, “You infidels have to convert to Islam or die. Why did you clean off the warnings we chalked on your church and the doors of your houses? How dare you stage a procession against the Taliban?”

In total, three churches were burned down along with dozens of Christian owned shops.

Dr. Nazir Bhatti, president of the Pakistan Christian Congress, said an attacked [sic] by the Taliban had been feared for months but no preventative action was taken.

He said the attack on Christians is “a warning bell” for the Sindh government and warned that the Taliban is planning to expand Shariah, or Islamic law, in Karachi. The Christian colony, he added, was the “first victim” of the group’s goal....

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