Sunday, 10 January 2010
BEHIND THE SPIN
Hello again folks! I support the work of Barnabas Fund. I believe that you should read this article. Because most folks are being sold the idea that the 'war on terror' involving Iraq; [and by extension] Iran; Afghanistan and Pakistan is for the benefit and security of the West. It also signifies the true value of our 'allies' in Pakistan; Afghanistan and other middle-eastern entities:
CHILD BEATEN FOR CLAIMING TO BE A PAKISTANI CHRISTIAN
"Christians in Pakistan have reported the ordeal of an 11-year-old Christian school girl in the town of Dharema, Punjab province, in October 2009. Nadia Iftikhar was beaten unconscious by the Muslim teacher at her evening coaching school “Bright Future Academy” after she said she was both a Pakistani and a Christian.
Nadia explained the circumstances: “Our teacher was teaching us about the culture of Pakistan and Pakistani people and quoted a sentence from a text book saying ‘We are Pakistani and all of us are Muslims’. At this point I interrupted and said, ‘Madam, I am also a Pakistani, but not a Muslim. Instead I am a Christian.’” Reportedly, the teacher was enraged and began hitting Nadia with a bamboo until, said classmates, the girl briefly lost consciousness. As she beat her young pupil, the teacher is reported to have kept saying that all Pakistanis are Muslims and “You are not a Pakistani but a Christian. Your homeland is somewhere in Europe or America.”
Nadia was taken home and later to the doctor. When interviewed by journalists on 11 October she was bed-ridden and her back was scarred. Nadia’s father, Iftikhar Masih, explained that he could not go to the police about the incident because “I am an impoverished Christian man and am busy working for a daily wage to feed my family.” Being poor and being a Christian are both serious disadvantages for anyone seeking justice from the Pakistani police.
Dr Patrick Sookhdeo, International Director of Barnabas Fund, comments: “Pakistan was created in 1947 as a homeland for South Asian Muslims, but from the very beginning it was recognised that non-Muslims were also part of Pakistan. Even the flag, with its narrow white stripe beside the main green background, depicts a non-Muslim minority alongside a Muslim majority. It is a perpetual struggle for Pakistani Christians to convince the rest of society that they love their homeland, Pakistan, just as much as Pakistani Muslims do. The myth that they are loyal to the West instead of to Pakistan must finally be laid to rest.” [end quote]
Remember that deception is the name of the game in these dark days." Hence - as I always try to do - I urge you to indeed be Bereans; be evangelists; DO NOT BE DECEIVED! and watch that periphery!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... Keith JS ... 10-Jan-2010