Attacks on Pakistani Sites of Worship Fuel Cultural Violence

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Pakistan (Mission Network News) The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom is taking notice of attacks on places of worship. In countries like Pakistan, worship sites of minority religions are frequently targeted with violence.

Forgotten Missionaries International (FMI) Executive Director Bruce Allen often hears reports from the field of attacks on Pakistani churches.

“We are seeing an increase in illegal land seizures or attempts at illegal land seizures where radical Muslims in a community will try and seize the church property from the Christians, even sometimes while the Christians are in the church worshiping,” Allen says.

When perpetrators successfully carry out their attacks, Christians rarely receive justice due to deep corruption in the police force and the rest of the judicial system.

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