Hindu, Sikh and Muslim Leaders Join Christians in Condemning Attacks on Churches

November 15, 2005

Source: WorldNetDaily/Assist News Service

On November 15, 2005 Assist News Service reported, "Christian schools throughout Pakistan will go on strike Nov. 17 to protest the attacks on Christians in Sangla Hill, Punjab, this past weekend. Christian Solidarity Worldwide, or CSW, says Hindu, Sikh and Muslim leaders have joined church leaders in condemning the outbreak of violence, and the All Pakistan Minorities Alliance, or APMA, has declared seven days of mourning. Church leaders are calling on the Pakistani authorities to bring the main instigators of the violence to justice. CSW says: 'In Pakistan's worst outbreak of anti-Christian violence since gunmen attacked a church on Christmas Day 2002, a mob destroyed the Roman Catholic, Salvation Army and United Presbyterian churches in Basti Asyia, Sangla Hill village, accusing a Christian man of desecrating the Quran.' The mob, estimated to number between 1,000 and 2,000, struck at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, destroying the three churches as well as a convent, St. Anthony's School, a girls' hostel and a Catholic priest's home."