|Pakistani Christians warned to "convert or die"|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Thursday, 23 August 2007 06:14|
|Christians living in Pakistan have received threatening letters from Islamic groups, calling on them to abandon Christianity and embrace Islam or be killed. The unsigned letters threatened Christian communities in Peshawar with suicide bombings if they would not become Muslims by a certain date. |
Quote: ""Through this open letter you are openly invited to convert to Islam and quit Christianity, the religion of infidels," the letter said. Readers could "ensure your place in heaven" by adopting Islam. "We will wipe out your slum on next Friday, August, 10th, 2007. And you, yourself would be responsible for the destruction of your men and material. Get ready! This is not a mere threat, our suicide bombers are ready to wipe out your name and signs from the face of earth. Consider it be the Knock of Death," it said.
The date passed without incident, but Christians are still living in fear of attacks. It is thought the letters were a response to US Presidential candidate Tom Tancredo's comments that he would bomb Mecca and Medina in retaliation to a terrorist attack on the United States. The government of Pakistan has been engaged in a battle with Islamic terror since it was discovered that Muslims involved in the September 11th terrorist attacks were being trained in Pakistani camps. President Pervez Musharraf shut down many Islamic madrassas, where clerics would encourage their followers to take up jihad against the West. Last month Muslims took control of Pakistan's Red Mosque, resulting in a long siege during which many people were killed. Unfortunately the United Kingdom may not be far behind Pakistan in falling to Islamic terrorism, for terrorist organizations like Hamas seem able to operate here with relative impunity.
Quote: "The Centre's report explains why Hamas uses Great Britain to publish and disseminate its ideas, noting that it stems from a combination of reasons: "The British government's policy of enabling Hamas, and extremist Islamic elements in general, relatively free rein in its publications; the presence of a support base of Arab/Moslem supporters in Britain; and the technical abilities to produce high-standard publications and disseminate them internationally."
I think this country needs to get back to calling a spade a spade. The British government and the mainstream media have catered to Islamic terrorism for too long. Now I'm not bigoted against Muslims, I believe if we need to preach Jesus Christ to anyone, it's the Muslims. But I think that we need to start looking at things from a Biblical point of view. All murder is wrong, whether it is carried out by a Muslim militant, an Iraqi insurgent, a Chechen separatist, a Palestinian freedom fighter, a dissident Republican, or a Loyalist not signed up to the peace process. Unfortunately the mainstream media leads us to believe people have a right to murder others if they live in a certain country or adhere to a certain ideology. We have so many names for sin. Why should it matter who they are or what they believe? For God will make no distinction in the judgement.