Christian Minorities: Our Trust Betrayed
Huffington Post - over 3 years
On Sunday, suicide bombers targeted worshippers leaving their church in Peshawar and killed at least 60, including women and children and two Muslim policemen guarding the church. A couple of weeks ago, the sleepy village of Ma'loulah in Syria was attacked by a gang of armed terrorists. Several of its inhabitants were killed, its historic monasteries and churches were pillaged, and the crosses were removed. In a world full of violence, why is this news?
The bombed church is a historic structure attesting to the long and peaceful relationships between Muslims and Christians in Pakistan which predates even the establishment of that country. Ma'loulah is one of the last places on earth that speak Aramaic, the language of Jesus. Its interfaith population has lived for over a thousand years peacefully together. These terrorists whether in Peshawar or Ma'loulah have committed atrocious crimes under the color of our religion. We Muslims cannot stand in silent witness of their acts.
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