Muslims Form Human Chain To Protect Christians


THE Muslim and Christian communities in Pakistan came together during Sunday mass in a show of solidarity in Lahore.

Hand in hand as many as 200-300 people formed a human chain outside the St Anthony’s Church adjacent to the District Police Lines at the Empress Road, in a show of solidarity with the victims of the Peshawar church attack two weeks back, which resulted in over a 100 deaths. The twin suicide attack on All Saints church occurred after Sunday mass ended and is believed to be the country’s deadliest attack on Christians.

Standing in the small courtyard of St Anthony’s Church, as Mufti Mohammad Farooq delivered a sermon quoting a few verses of the Holy Quran that preached tolerance and respect for other beliefs, Father Nasir Gulfam stepped right next to him after having conducted a two hour long Sunday service inside the church. The two men stood should to shoulder, hand in hand as part of the human chain that was formed outside the church not just as a show of solidarity but also to send out a message, ‘One Nation, One Blood’.

As part of an attempt to sensitize the public at large, the human chain was the second such event after a similar had been organized in Karachi last week outside the St Patrick’s Cathedral by an organization called Pakistan For All – a collective of citizens concerned about the growing attacks on minorities.

“Well the terrorists showed us what they do on Sundays. Here we are showing them what we do on Sundays. We unite,” said Mohammad Jibran Nasir, the organizer who made the calls for the event on social media.


3 thoughts on “Muslims Form Human Chain To Protect Christians

    • Yes Dom: still here.
      And yes, it does look good. I particularly noted the ‘personalisation’ of muslimS protecting christianS ~ people, not institutions.

      But I have this somewhat cynical instinct that worries about even this fine gesture confirming the ‘class-system’ mentality the world is slipping (being herded) into yet again ~ and even more dangerously than ever due to modern communications systems.
      ….the sort of thing I was trying to put into words back in the thread about ‘individuality’.
      Not that I can think of a solution for what bugs me, because what bugs me isn’t restricted to single issues like religions or other ‘classes’ that lose sight of the people within them.

      This morning’s police raids on bikies is a good case in point.
      Up until last week the Crimes Act Vic.) allowed pursuit ~ including the forcible entry of properties ~ under certain conditions all of which related to the ‘reasonable suspicion’ that an individual had committed a breach of a (specified) law.

      New legislation pushed through by increasingly fascist State governments now allows all sorts of violent activities by a gang (of coppers) in attacking another gang: bikies currently, but the law will extend to any class against whom various impersonal so-called ‘authorities’ take exception. (See the conceptualisation and evolution of Gitmo, for example.)

      If the nazis had stuck to killing jewish murderers and bank-robbers, etc., nobody would’ve cared. But when jews as a class became the target Auschwitz became a foregone conclusion.

      Incidentally, did you know the British were the originators of what we know as ‘concentration camps’? They set them up in South Africa to serve the same sort of ‘class’ reasons.

      Young kids today are going to grow into a horror-world on every level.


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