Pakistani Christian official assassinated

Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan’s Ministry of Minority Affairs, was assassinated for opposing that country’s anti-blasphemy law, which is being used to persecute his fellow Christians.  He was the second official to be killed for taking this position.  At the link, see also the video in which he confesses his Christian faith and says that he is willing to die for it.

via Pakistan’s Only Christian Official Killed Over Blasphemy Law Opposition » First Thoughts | A First Things Blog.

HT:  tODD

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • Jonathan

    Message received, loud and clear. Christians there ought to shake the dust off the sandals and get out of the country.

  • Jonathan

    Message received, loud and clear. Christians there ought to shake the dust off the sandals and get out of the country.

  • http://www.newreformationpress.com Patrick Kyle

    Are we really shocked?

  • http://www.newreformationpress.com Patrick Kyle

    Are we really shocked?

  • steve

    Sadly, we helped finance this crisis on tax day as well as at the pump. The radicalization of Pakistan’s government was occurring at the very same time the US and Saudis began pumping billions into that country. But, hey, at least they’re not Commies.

  • steve

    Sadly, we helped finance this crisis on tax day as well as at the pump. The radicalization of Pakistan’s government was occurring at the very same time the US and Saudis began pumping billions into that country. But, hey, at least they’re not Commies.


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