Helpless Christians Slaughtered at Church
Side note - The U.S. keeps importing Muslims into the nation out of "fairness".
I have three words about immigration: "Fuck that shit."
A Muslim suicide attack on a historic Christian church in northwestern Pakistan killed at least 81 people on Sunday in one of the deadliest attacks on the Christian minority in Pakistan in years.
The attack occurred as worshipers left the All Saints Church in the old quarter of the regional capital, Peshawar, after a service on Sunday morning. Up to 600 worshipers had attended the service and were leaving to receive free food being distributed on the lawn outside when two explosions ripped through the crowd
Dozens of people were killed and more than 100 wounded, said Akhtar Ali Shah, the home secretary of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.
The death toll continued to rise as rescue workers sifted through the damaged church property, said Hamid Ullah, a rescue worker with Al Khidmat Foundation, a rescue service operated by the Jamaat-e-Islami political party. He said his team had recovered 75 bodies reports the New York Times.
Muslim Attack at Pakistan Church
The Religion of Peace strikes again and again. There is no freedom of religion or freedom of thought under Islam.
|The Religion of Peace Strikes Again.|
The dead included women, children and two Muslim police officers who had been posted outside the church. Witness reported scenes of mayhem as rescue workers ferried victims from the church, which witnesses said was scattered with body parts, shrapnel and bloodied clothing.
On Sunday afternoon, the bodies of 45 victims were placed in coffins and moved to the nearby Saint John’s Church, the oldest church in the city.
The coffins were placed next to one another in the church playground as dozens of grieving relatives and mourners gathered around. The mood was somber and angry.
A large contingent of police officers was deployed outside the church, and mourners were allowed to enter the compound after a thorough security check. Ambulances were allowed to enter the compound one by one as dead bodies were then placed in vehicles to take them to the morgue.
The police said it was not clear whether the attack was the work of a lone attacker or of two suicide bombers. Muhammad Ilyas, a senior officer in Peshawar, said it was more likely that a lone suicide bomber had first thrown a hand grenade before detonating his explosives.
“As soon as the service finished and the food was being distributed, all of a sudden we heard one explosion, followed by another,” said Azim Ghori, a witness.
In March, a Muslim mob swarmed through a Christian neighborhood in the eastern city of Lahore, burning two churches and more than 100 houses. Christians also frequently find themselves accused of blasphemy under Pakistan’s strict blasphemy laws.
The attacks are mostly orchestrated by Sunni extremist militant groups, although some have also been claimed by the Pakistani Taliban.
The All Saints Church is one of the oldest in Peshawar and was built during the British colonial era. It is at Kohati Gate in the city’s old quarter, where numerous militant attacks have occurred in recent years, mostly targeting Muslims.
“People are dying every day,” said Mian Iftikhar Hussain, a former provincial minister, as he visited the church and tried to comfort grieving protesters. “The government seems to be absent. The chief minister and other ministers should visit the church.”
Pakistanis help victims of a Muslim suicide attack at a church
in Peshawar, Pakistan, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.
|A Christian woman mourns the death of her relatives at the site of a Muslim suicide |
attack at a church in Peshawar September 22, 2013.
(Reuters / Fayaz Aziz)
|A Muslim suicide attack at a church in Peshawar September 22, 2013.|