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HASSAN: Christians are brutally persecuted in Pakistan — they need our help

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29.12.2018

It is necessary to take stock of the plight of Pakistani Christians this year. Members of the 1.5% Christian minority in Pakistan start life at a disadvantage. They are called “Choorhas,” a pejorative term that means “washroom cleaners.” That reflects their social status. Plenty of other ethnic or cultural minorities around the world face this sort of discrimination. However, for Pakistani Christians their image is the least of their problems. Their suffering is worse than comparable minorities in other countries. Much, much worse.

The whole world now knows the case of Asia Bibi, the Christian woman only recently released after eight years on death row for allegedly insulting Islam. She was cleared but has to live in hiding with her family, following threats on her life from vengeful Islamist groups.

However, this is just one case of many, and the........

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