Friday, February 27, 2009

Pakistan Govt. Sells out Christian Minority

Christians in Pakistan have expressed concern over plans to implement Sharia law in the Malakand region.

The move was part of a package to secure a cease-fire with pro-Taliban groups in the region that includes the Swat Valley, but it has caused unease among the region’s Christian groups. Their concerns have been echoed by human rights groups. The concession by the federal government was agreed last week in an attempt to broker a truce with pro-Taliban groups in the region, but Christians say that the introduction of the Islamic legal system renders constitutional and juridical law redundant.

From Religious Intelligence News.

For more on the Pakistan Government's deal with the Swat Taliban, go here and here.

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