“The police should side with the Moslems”
This is definitely not a human rights crisis.
If anything, we should support it.
After all, Christianity is basically one and the same with white supremacy.
Christianity was spread to Central Asia by the sword, whereas Islam came bearing gifts of peace!
A crowd vandalized eight churches and several homes following accusations of blasphemy against Islam in Pakistan’s most populated province of Punjab on Wednesday, according to government authorities and residents, stoking tensions between local Muslim and minority Christian communities.
The National Commission for Human Rights said the number of churches burnt “has risen to eight,” in an update on Wednesday, calling the situation “sad and shameful.”
According to a police report obtained by CNN, two Christian men were charged by local police in the town of Jaranwala on the grounds of “desecrating the holy Quran and abusing the Prophet Mohammed.” The report stated that the men had been booked under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws.
Pakistani Christian communities are regularly targeted with the country’s strict blasphemy laws, which activists say have historically been manipulated to persecute minorities and isolate them from public life.
Yasir Talib, who works for the Centre for Social Justice and who was in the town at the time of the incident, said a crowd vandalized and set on fire the home of one Christian man accused of making blasphemous comments against Islam.
Multiple churches including the town’s Catholic Church, the Salvation Army Church and the Pentecostal Church, as well as the local Christian colony, were also vandalized and set on fire, Talib told CNN.
Pakistan’s caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar condemned the violence, writing in a statement on X, formerly known as Twitter, that “stern action would be taken against those who violate law and target minorities.”
Riina Kionka, the EU ambassador to Pakistan, said the reports were “disturbing.”
“The degree to which a society’s minorities feel safe, in Pakistan, in the European Union, around the world, is a measure of respect for the rule of law, for tolerance of diversity, a core EU value,” she posted on X on Wednesday.
Pakistan is among the countries where blasphemy is a crime punishable by the death sentence.
In 2013, more than 100 homes of Christians were set ablaze by outraged Muslims in Lahore’s Badami Bagh community, after police arrested a 20-year-old man accused of speaking against the Prophet Mohammed.
Three years earlier, a mother of five from Punjab was convicted of blasphemy and sentenced to hang, after she was accused of defiling the name of the Prophet Mohammed.
Asia Bibi was freed from death row in 2018, after she won her appeal against the conviction and death sentence.
If you actually are a Christian in a majority Islamic country, you shouldn’t criticize Islam. There is no reason to do that.
But of course, they could just accuse you of that, because in the view of some, being a Christian at all is an insult to the Prophet Muhammed.
It really doesn’t matter either way. What matters is that this multiculturalism thing does not work.
Of course, in Syria and Lebanon, Christians and Moslems have lived mostly (or at least, generally) in peace for over a thousand years. But of course, in those countries, there was still typically a land barrier of some kind – i.e., Christians had villages and Moslems had villages, and they were separated. If they have their own territories, then a Christian is traveling through a Moslem area or vice versa, they will be welcomed as a guest, probably.
It’s this crowding people together that creates problems.
In the infamous Robert Putnam paper – a study on diversity written by a Harvard professor – he determined that diversity within a country/territory works best when people are separated by physical distance, especially by natural barriers such as mountains or rivers. (If you don’t know about that paper, look into it – it’s one of the only studies that the Ivy League has done on diversity, and its conclusions were the same as the Daily Stormer’s).
Of course, Moslems can be a bit different than other groups. The “founder of modern Singapore” (as he was called), Lee Kuan Yew, said that in that city, it was fine to have whites and Asians mixing, but that Moslems would always create problems.
I’ve been in Kazakhstan, and was surprised at how well the majority Asian (Mongoloid) population got along with the minority Russian population. There was some resentment, as they were obviously conquered and forced to use a foreign language, but it was really minimal. Of course, Kazakhs are nominally Moslem, but they aren’t really practicing. Islam never really took with (small-eyed, yellow) Asians (Kazakhs look Chinese, basically).
So there are different cases, with Moslems being the worst in terms of religions, and blacks being the worst in terms of races, that are capable of living among each other.
That said, even in Singapore, the country has become progressively less white. I’ve met several British-Singaporeans of the millennial generation whose parents left and went back to their ancestral homeland. They didn’t leave because the UK has a more comfortable lifestyle than Singapore, or more reasonable tax laws; they left for some racial reason. I suspect that under Chinese rule, the city just became less hospitable, even whilst there is no threat of pogroms from the Chinese. I imagine that simply losing English as the first official language caused the place to be less comfortable.
This is something that should be studied by academics in an open and honest way. Instead, the collective academy (at least in the West) silences anyone who even says that the question – this fundamental question that is shaping the new world – should ever even be asked.
It’s lunacy, quite frankly.
Snake Baker contributed to this article.