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Attacks On Christians In Asia

Hundreds of years ago, European colonists entered southeast Asia in search of trade and commerce, but also bringing with them priests and missionaries to spread the words of Jesus Christ. For centuries, Christians enjoyed the protection of colonial guns, but with the advent of independence for Asian nations, the status of Christianity within predominantly Muslim nations has always been open to the prospect of violence. Over the past weekend, there were riots in Pakistan in which Christians were killed and dozens witnessed the burning of their homes.

Police are now investigating whether violence was planned or did it arise from spontaneous anger deriving from rumors that Christians somehow had desecrated a Koran. Perhaps, the Christians of the city of Gojira got caught in the path of Taliban militants fleeing their defeat in the Swat Valley which led to spreading rumors against Christians in order to cover up their tracks. There is no doubt, when in trouble in many Muslim nations, just find some Christians and initiate violence.

A failure of nations such as Pakistan is to have even the semblance of multicultural education that enables Muslims to learn something about their Christian neighbors. In the absence of knowledge, the virulence of ignorance can result in death and destruction.

Iraq Government Seeks To Protect Christians

George Bush has continually projected an image as a president who cares about Christians since he has a direct line to God. Among his legacies as president of the United States is having done more to drive Christians from the Middle East than any single political figure in American history. When United States forces drove Saddam Hussein from power, there were about one million Christians living in Iraq, today the number is less than five hundred thousand. A few days ago, 1,000 Iraq police were sent to the city of Mosul in order to protect Christians against Muslim mobs. “Two (national police) brigades were sent to Christian areas in Mosul and churches were surrounded and put under tight security.”

Over a thousand Christians were forced to flee their homes due to violence which has resulted in the deaths of at least eleven since September 28. On Saturday, homes of Christians were blown up, undoubtedly by Muslim fundamentalists. Members of the Chaldean religion have called on American forces to provide protection, but all signs point to the complete destruction of Christian life in Iraq. Iraq Christians were living in the area hundreds of years prior to the birth of the Muslim religion but due to the success of Bush policies they will soon vanish from the region.