Pakistan Christians Begin To Fight Back

Written by Andres Ortiz on March 12, 2013

After a Muslim mob burned dozens of Christian homes in Pakistan, Christians began to take to the streets and protest the country’s obvious favoritism towards radical Islam. The reason behind the mass arson was because the prophet Muhammad was allegedly mocked and blasphemed against by one Christian man. Just one. According to AP, about 50 homes and a small church were engulfed in flames. This terrible event took two days.

The Christians in Pakistan, however, have become sick and tired of a government that is not only dragging their feet to reform apostasy laws, but also favoring Islam. Although Pakistan is vastly Sunni Muslim, there are plenty of other minority religions and they are all beginning to feel the injustice of their theocratic society. Although 160 people were arrested in light of the two-day arson and ransack, Christians are not expecting justice to be done as it is rare to see any real convictions come out of this kind of situation.

On Sunday, over 1,000 people showed up in both Lahore and Karachi. In Lahore, many brought large crucifixes and they eventually blocked the highway demanding the government give them better compensation for their suffering. They are asking for five times what the government is offering to give them. In the demonstration, they uprooted a fence, damaged some vehicles, and burned an electricity generator, said a police official.

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Andres Ortiz is the founder of The Saving, a ministry that plays heavy music with heavier Christian content. His new album "David Star", based on the life of David, comes out March 9th, 2014. Follow @andresaving on twitter.