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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Authorities issue warnings that Pakistan’s Christian community will be next target of ISIS -

Pakistani Christians might be next target of the ultra-extremist group ISIS.
According to a report by Gatestone Institute, Pakistan’s Christian community which is already facing persecution at various social levels might be next target of ISIS. The report claims that the Government of Pakistan and the military authorities have already signalled that the terror group might attack Pakistan’s churches, Christian schools, hospitals and other Missionary institutions.
Representative of some of the prominent military officials along with the Ministry of Interior have in fact issued warnings to the Christian clerics that the anticipated campaign against Christians will first be initiated in the country’s northwest region of Khyber Paktunkhwa. KPK is the most vulnerable area of Pakistan lying alongside the Pushtun-dominated Afghanistan and FATA which is hub of Pakistan’s Tehrik-e-Taliban.
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While keeping in line with these itchy warnings, some disintegrated factions that were formerly under the banner of the Pakistani Taliban will be launching these predicted attacks against Christian communities in Pakistan. As it has been already known, that some of the factions of extremist groups in Pakistan had already pledged an alliance with the world’s most extremist terror group ISIS. What is more, Islamic State (ISIS) has already created inroads in Pakistan since on several occasions pamphlets and the terror group’s manifestoes were distributed in KPK including the provincial capitol Peshawar.
This looming anti-Christian campaign could be a pungent response to the efficacy
of the ongoing military offensive in North and South Waziristan, where hideouts of the jihadists are being targeted. A Pakistani Christian cleric (his name is withheld for security reasons) is of the same opinion. He says, “The anti-Christian strategy by Islamic terrorists might be a response to the effectiveness of the Pakistani Army’s ongoing offensive.”
At the same time, after these warning were being whispered to the Pakistani Christian clerics, another Christian cleric remarked that Pakistan’s military leaders should be complimented greatly for execution and so far progress of the in progress campaign to restrain the Pakistani Taliban and several other minute jihadi outfits in North Waziristan.
Pakistani officials have warned Christian clerics not to move far from their churches. One Christian cleric was warned to avoid taking his morning or evening walks. Further more, Christian priests have been cautioned not to agree to hold prayer meetings outside their churches pr attend meetings organised by parties outside of their knowledge.