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Posted: 9/9/2010 2:31:39 AM EDT
Way before 2010

Desecration at the church of St. Paul in the village ‘Chak 77-RB’, ‘Lohekay’, about 30 kilometers from Faisalabad: on December 17, suspects burned a bible and other sacred texts, leaving a letter threatening Christians that they will "burn in the fire of hell" if they do not convert to Islam.

Pervez Masih tells AsiaNews that on that day, he and others were whitewashing and decorating the little church for Christmas. They stopped at noon for lunch, leaving the church open. When they returned, they found the bible and other sacred texts reduced to ashes, and a handwritten letter telling them to convert to Islam if they wanted to "live in peace" and avoid hell. In Pakistan, there is significant controversy over the law on blasphemy, condemning even to death those who offend the sacred book of Islam, the Qur'an. But nothing is done against blasphemous acts toward the books of other religions.

Fr. Yagoob Yousaf arrived in the village that same evening, having been told about the sacrilege. He celebrated Mass in the church (in the photo), and in the homily, he condemned the sacrilege and the threats, and told the faithful to remain calm and peaceful and not to be afraid, because the police have promised the highest vigilance. He said that Christ preached love and peace, and the government would see to guaranteeing security for the Christians for the Holy Nativity. In recent years, at Christmas, there have been attacks against Catholic and Protestant churches. Often the Christmas celebrations have taken place under police protection.

He observes that "this is a high holy season for all Christians and they are preparing themselves for Christmas but such type of incidents are creating fear and is a move to disturb Christians in the season of Advent."

Most of the people in the village are Muslim, and there are between 50 and 70 Christian families. The church is used by Catholics and Protestants, without conflict. When they became aware of the sacrilege, many Muslims went to the church together with the Christians. Now the police are investigating the "suspects" for the crime of blasphemy.


Link Posted: 9/9/2010 2:32:55 AM EDT
Heh.

These guys don't even buy their own Religious texts to burn, they go right out and steal them first.

Link Posted: 9/9/2010 2:35:53 AM EDT
This will undermine the Muslim message of peace and may cause acts of violence against Muslims and endanger the security of Islamic nations if they don't cease this and offer many obsequious apologies at once.


Oh whoops, I inverted the roles for a second there.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 2:37:57 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Frost7:
This will undermine the Muslim message of peace and may cause acts of violence against Muslims and endanger the security of Islamic nations if they don't cease this and offer many obsequious apologies at once.


Oh whoops, I inverted the roles for a second there.


That made me chuckle.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 2:39:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thermocafe:
Way before 2010

Desecration at the church of St. Paul in the village ‘Chak 77-RB’, ‘Lohekay’, about 30 kilometers from Faisalabad: on December 17, suspects burned a bible and other sacred texts, leaving a letter threatening Christians that they will "burn in the fire of hell" if they do not convert to Islam.

Pervez Masih tells AsiaNews that on that day, he and others were whitewashing and decorating the little church for Christmas. They stopped at noon for lunch, leaving the church open. When they returned, they found the bible and other sacred texts reduced to ashes, and a handwritten letter telling them to convert to Islam if they wanted to "live in peace" and avoid hell. In Pakistan, there is significant controversy over the law on blasphemy, condemning even to death those who offend the sacred book of Islam, the Qur'an. But nothing is done against blasphemous acts toward the books of other religions.

Fr. Yagoob Yousaf arrived in the village that same evening, having been told about the sacrilege. He celebrated Mass in the church (in the photo), and in the homily, he condemned the sacrilege and the threats, and told the faithful to remain calm and peaceful and not to be afraid, because the police have promised the highest vigilance. He said that Christ preached love and peace, and the government would see to guaranteeing security for the Christians for the Holy Nativity. In recent years, at Christmas, there have been attacks against Catholic and Protestant churches. Often the Christmas celebrations have taken place under police protection.

He observes that "this is a high holy season for all Christians and they are preparing themselves for Christmas but such type of incidents are creating fear and is a move to disturb Christians in the season of Advent."

Most of the people in the village are Muslim, and there are between 50 and 70 Christian families. The church is used by Catholics and Protestants, without conflict. When they became aware of the sacrilege, many Muslims went to the church together with the Christians. Now the police are investigating the "suspects" for the crime of blasphemy.



This will be ignored.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 2:39:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 2:40:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Frost7:
This will undermine the Muslim message of peace and may cause acts of violence against Muslims and endanger the security of Islamic nations if they don't cease this and offer many obsequious apologies at once.


Oh whoops, I inverted the roles for a second there.

I read your first sentence and thought; "Yea right–– "


I read the second,and thought; "That's more like it––"
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 2:42:49 AM EDT
ummmm.....and so it begins?
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 2:43:47 AM EDT


How fortunate for us that Pakistan doesn't have access to nuclear weapons.

Link Posted: 9/9/2010 2:55:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TacticalMOLONLABE:

Originally Posted By thermocafe:
Way before 2010

Desecration at the church of St. Paul in the village ‘Chak 77-RB’, ‘Lohekay’, about 30 kilometers from Faisalabad: on December 17, suspects burned a bible and other sacred texts, leaving a letter threatening Christians that they will "burn in the fire of hell" if they do not convert to Islam.

Pervez Masih tells AsiaNews that on that day, he and others were whitewashing and decorating the little church for Christmas. They stopped at noon for lunch, leaving the church open. When they returned, they found the bible and other sacred texts reduced to ashes, and a handwritten letter telling them to convert to Islam if they wanted to "live in peace" and avoid hell. In Pakistan, there is significant controversy over the law on blasphemy, condemning even to death those who offend the sacred book of Islam, the Qur'an. But nothing is done against blasphemous acts toward the books of other religions.

Fr. Yagoob Yousaf arrived in the village that same evening, having been told about the sacrilege. He celebrated Mass in the church (in the photo), and in the homily, he condemned the sacrilege and the threats, and told the faithful to remain calm and peaceful and not to be afraid, because the police have promised the highest vigilance. He said that Christ preached love and peace, and the government would see to guaranteeing security for the Christians for the Holy Nativity. In recent years, at Christmas, there have been attacks against Catholic and Protestant churches. Often the Christmas celebrations have taken place under police protection.

He observes that "this is a high holy season for all Christians and they are preparing themselves for Christmas but such type of incidents are creating fear and is a move to disturb Christians in the season of Advent."

Most of the people in the village are Muslim, and there are between 50 and 70 Christian families. The church is used by Catholics and Protestants, without conflict. When they became aware of the sacrilege, many Muslims went to the church together with the Christians. Now the police are investigating the "suspects" for the crime of blasphemy.



This will be ignored.


Overall, but how many of those who went with them will actually do anything to restrain their most exuberant fellow religionists? Most likely they are friends of one or more Christians who are hoping that they will give up their faith and avoid the killing that they know is coming.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 2:57:54 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Frost7:
This will undermine the Muslim message of peace and may cause acts of violence against Muslims and endanger the security of Islamic nations if they don't cease this and offer many obsequious apologies at once.


Oh whoops, I inverted the roles for a second there.


Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:07:06 AM EDT
I really don't care if they burn a Bible, and I really wouldn't care if Pakistan burned.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:11:39 AM EDT

So, do we want to burn the Koran? Or rip on assholes who burn Bibles?

Oh yeah, this is GD, so the obvious answer is - both.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:20:47 AM EDT
Oh No!

Where is the talking head news idiots and morons in Washington warning them not to do it saying, "burning the Bible could endanger the lives of
Muslims here in the states?
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:25:11 AM EDT
Watch out, Christians are liable to , umm, well, have a bake sale and feed the sick and needy.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:27:55 AM EDT
<––––––––my surprised face
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:31:52 AM EDT
Coming up next....... Administration officials are worried about the reaction of the Christian Street......
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:32:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By edman99:
Oh No!

Where is the talking head news idiots and morons in Washington warning them not to do it saying, "burning the Bible could endanger the lives of
Muslims here in the states?


Because Christians don't behead people for burning the bible.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:57:22 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Mach:
Originally Posted By edman99:
Oh No!

Where is the talking head news idiots and morons in Washington warning them not to do it saying, "burning the Bible could endanger the lives of
Muslims here in the states?


Because Christians don't behead people for burning the bible.


Time to bring back the Inquisition and ye good Ole Medieval justice system.




Oh snap, we in the West outgrew that centuries ago,the little ole muslims haven't grown up yet to the 21 century.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:00:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
Watch out, Christians are liable to , umm, well, have a bake sale and feed the sick and needy.

Bundt cake WMD FTW!
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:06:58 AM EDT
That's odd. They've forgone the usual practice of blowing themselves up in a crowd of random strangers.

Wonder if they would be more hygienic after finding out about quran toilet paper?
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:10:27 AM EDT
iM SO ANGRY ABOUT THIS I THINK I WONT GIVE A SHIT ABOUT PAKISTAN,
OH YEAH THATS RIGHT, I NEVER DID

Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:10:32 AM EDT
We should drop a nuke on them for this outrage! Kill those who insult Christianity!

Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:17:23 AM EDT
Originally Posted By thermocafe:
Way before 2010

Desecration at the church of St. Paul in the village ‘Chak 77-RB’, ‘Lohekay’, about 30 kilometers from Faisalabad: on December 17, suspects burned a bible and other sacred texts, leaving a letter threatening Christians that they will "burn in the fire of hell" if they do not convert to Islam.

Pervez Masih tells AsiaNews that on that day, he and others were whitewashing and decorating the little church for Christmas. They stopped at noon for lunch, leaving the church open. When they returned, they found the bible and other sacred texts reduced to ashes, and a handwritten letter telling them to convert to Islam if they wanted to "live in peace" and avoid hell. In Pakistan, there is significant controversy over the law on blasphemy, condemning even to death those who offend the sacred book of Islam, the Qur'an. But nothing is done against blasphemous acts toward the books of other religions.

Fr. Yagoob Yousaf arrived in the village that same evening, having been told about the sacrilege. He celebrated Mass in the church (in the photo), and in the homily, he condemned the sacrilege and the threats, and told the faithful to remain calm and peaceful and not to be afraid, because the police have promised the highest vigilance. He said that Christ preached love and peace, and the government would see to guaranteeing security for the Christians for the Holy Nativity. In recent years, at Christmas, there have been attacks against Catholic and Protestant churches. Often the Christmas celebrations have taken place under police protection.

He observes that "this is a high holy season for all Christians and they are preparing themselves for Christmas but such type of incidents are creating fear and is a move to disturb Christians in the season of Advent."

Most of the people in the village are Muslim, and there are between 50 and 70 Christian families. The church is used by Catholics and Protestants, without conflict. When they became aware of the sacrilege, many Muslims went to the church together with the Christians. Now the police are investigating the "suspects" for the crime of blasphemy.




Would love to hear how this turns out....
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:28:07 AM EDT
Silly ROP, Eli is coming for you.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 6:33:31 AM EDT
just another day in Dar al-Islam
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 6:37:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2010 6:37:55 AM EDT by thebeekeeper1]
Rule One of the Conduct Code.
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