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Submitted by Fazal Habib Curmally (Pakistan), Sep 4, 2007 at 23:56

Dear Susan ,


There may be truth in what you say about history and conversions, I wasn't present there at that time. Were you? So unless you can give me a reference on the subject, My word is as good as yours.

Yes there are some problems in Pakistan occasionally. We don't normally desecrate churches because the prophets of the Jews and the Christians are out Prophets. We have very firm laws in my country about descration of the Quran -e -Karim and Blasphemy. This may not be so in your country. But Blasphemy cuts both sides. Muslims can get hauled up for blaspheming about any of the prophets too and punishments are severe. But a Christian is tried under civil law but a Muslim gets hauled up under Islamic law.

Pakistan makes no claims to being secular the name of my country is the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Have you read the follow ups to the cases you talk about? Normally follow up stories don't make for good news. They are not sensational enough.

We are not perfect in Pakistan but are you perfect in your country? Remeber the Muslims were not resonsible for washing the streets of Jerusalem with blood or the Holocaust in Germany or the the "never again Holocaust" in Bonia or for that matter the Inquisition in Spain.


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