Minorities in Muslim Countries

Islamabad: A statue of Gautham Buddha in Jehanabad in Swat valley in north Pakistan which was dynamited by the Pakistani Taliban in 2007 has been restored. The frieze carved on a granite cliff almost two thousand years ago, was blasted by the Taliban militants dubbing it anti-Islamic. Pakistan authorities requisitioned Italian experts to restore the […]

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Jesuit Father Karl-Edmund Prier was attacked by a suspected militant while he was celebrating Mass An 80-year-old Catholic  priest in Indonesia, who was attacked and wounded in his church by a sword-wielding man, says he has forgiven his attacker. A suspected Muslim extremist called Suliyono attacked Dutch-born Jesuit Father Karl-Edmund Prier during a Mass at St. […]

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Malik Saleem Lateef, a relative of Pakistan’s Nobel Prize-winning scientist, Abdus Salam, and a lawyer, was shot dead on March 30 in the city of Lahore while he was proceeding to the Court complex in the Nankana Sahib town of Pakistani Punjab province, in the outskirts of Lahore. The Al-Alami faction of Islamic State-linked Lashkar […]

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Christians make up 15 percent of Egypt’s population. In many ways, especially in the country’s rural areas, they are treated as second-class citizens. Despite being victims of harassment and violence, Egypt’s Coptic Christians have set a standard of forgiveness that everyone should imitate, the leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the U.K. has said. […]

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