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India, Pakistan, and Islam

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Submitted by Don (Pakistan), Sep 15, 2007 at 01:16

India is beginning to wake up to the Islamic threat to their country (after several bombings over the Kashmir issue and other issues), and where there are Islamic strongholds the Indians are rising up against them and the government is implementing policies that are an attempt to control the Muslim terrorism, violence, and riots.

Here in Pakistan the Pakistanis are infuriated with these Indian policies and their so-called "bigotry" and "Islamophobia," and are calling on human rights groups to straighten out the Indians and force them to open up employment in certain sectors to Muslims, housing, etc, etc. They're demanding all cooperation with India - what little their is - be suspended. Columnists are bashing India's policies towards its Muslim population on a nearly daily basis here.

Yet, all the while, Christians here (3% of the population) are colonized into Christian villages, bonded into slave-labor in brick kilns, it's the little Christian boys and girls who are being used and abused for labor and virtually stolen from their villages and shipped into factories to work 12-16 hours a day stitching cheap clothing or sporting equipment, and not allowed into public schools. Entire colonies are threatened with death and burning of villages on a regular basis, the Muslims sometimes making good on their threats without any legal recourse for the Christians.

Christians don't have a voice here legally - literally defenseless in a court of law where only the word of a Muslim is good under oath. Christians are charged with blasphemy against the prophet (almost always bogus charges), jailed, and their children taken to the factories or kilns as virtual slaves while their parents languish in the jails for years wihtout ever being heard.

A Muslim can legally kill a Christian if his defense is that the Christian either prothicized to him or insulted Islam. Christians cannot have a government job, and when a person is hired they are assumed to be Muslim and charged with fraud if they aren't and took a government job. And Pakistan wants human rights groups to come to the aid of Indian's muslims...the hyprocricy is astounding. But, of course, this is Islam for you.

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