The persecution of Christians in Muslim nations has become a sport, almost to the point of requiring its own amphitheatre. As this activity is becoming epidemic, the world just turns its head, caring little for those Christians who are suffering at the hands of their tormenters, most of whom are Muslim.
Speaking of the world's indifference to the plight of persecuted Christians, Obama's Justice Department refuses to call out one of the hugest persecutors for its crime.
Read from CNS News:
State Department Rejects Recommendation to Cite Pakistan for Abuse of Religious Freedom
(CNSNews.com) - "The U.S. State Department has rejected recommendations by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) to name Pakistan a 'Country of Particular Concern” -- despite the fact that Pakistan is responsible for 'systematic, egregious and ongoing violations of religious belief and freedom,' according to the commission's 2011 report to Congress and to the State Department.
In fact, the report paints Pakistan as a nation where blasphemy against Islam is a state crime, underage Christian girls are raped with impunity and religious extremism has led in the last year to assassinations, suicide bombings, attacks on mosques and churches and other attacks by armed extremist Muslims against religious minorities.
'The forces that threaten Pakistani and U.S. security interests are largely motivated by a violent extremist ideology that rejects international human rights standards, including freedom of religion or belief,' the USCIRF report states.
'In light of these particularly severe violations, USCIRF again recommends in 2011 that Pakistan be designated a country of particular concern, or CPC,' the commission wrote. 'Since 2002, USCIRF has recommended Pakistan be named a CPC, but the U.S. State Department has not followed that recommendation.'
The commission is an official U.S. government body charged with monitoring religious freedom around the globe.
The report noted that while new Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari 'has taken some positive actions to promote religious tolerance and remedy abuses,' the Pakistani government 'has failed to reverse the erosion in the social and legal status of religious minorities.'
About 97 percent of all Pakistanis are Muslims. Sunni Muslims constitute 77 percent of the population and Shi’a adherents make up an additional 20 percent. Christians, Hindus, and members of other religions each account for about 1 percent of the population.
In fact, religiously-linked violence -- especially violent attacks against religious minorities who are opposed by extremist Islamic groups -- has reached unprecedented levels.
'Armed extremists, some with ties to violent extremist groups or the Pakistani Taliban, intensified their attacks, including bombings, against Barelvi Sufis, Shi‘a Muslims, Ahmadis and Christians. Sectarian or religiously motivated violence reached beyond Pakistan‘s tribal northwest, targeting groups in major urban centers,' the report said.
In addition, Pakistani law makes blasphemy against Islam a state crime.
'Blasphemy laws are used against members of religious minority communities and dissenters within the majority Muslim community, and frequently result in imprisonment on account of religion or belief and/or vigilante violence,' the commission reported.
The controversial law, Section 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code, introduced in 1986 by then-President Mohammed Zia, states that 'whoever by words, either spoken or written, or by visible representation or by any imputation, innuendo, or insinuation, directly or indirectly, defiles the sacred name of the Prophet Muhammad shall be punished with death or imprisoned for life and shall be liable to fine.'
The law extends to Muslims and non-Muslims alike, but it has been indiscriminately used against members of religious minorities.
'Three individuals had death sentences imposed or upheld against them during the reporting period (2010-2011),' the USCIRF report noted."
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How's that kissing up to Muslims working out for you, Mr. President? They hate you more than ever for ordering the killing of their hero, and all the details carried out for a proper Muslim burial for the monster are not impressing them either.