May God Grant Eternal Light to This Holy Martyr

May God Grant Eternal Light to This Holy Martyr August 24, 2012

11 year old boy tortured to death for being a Christian:

Human rights campaigners condemned the killing of Samuel Yaqoob whose burned and tortured body body was discovered on Eid, the celebration which marks the end of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan.

His lips and nose had been sliced off, his stomach removed and there was evidence that his legs had been mutilated too.

Cue Manning’s Corollary advocates: Something something Fred Phelps something something. Cuz Phelps is so totally mainstream. No difference between Christians and the Islamosphere. If you’ve seen one Abrahamic religion, you’ve seen ’em all.

Meanwhile, one Tallahassee, Florida per year of Samuel Yaqoobs suffer similar fates for the crime of being Christian. Fortunately, they are just Christian, so no big deal.

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  • Irenist

    It’s worth noting that this happened in Pakistan, the country that has arrested that 11 year old girl with Down’s for allegedly burning a Quran. And they have a popular t.v. imam whose many viewers slaughtered a bunch of Amhmadis (Muslims of a certain Pakistani sect considered heretical by most other Muslims) not that long ago.

    Pakistan is also the country whose military intelligence service, the ISI, has been sponsoring the Taliban for decades. Oh, and their military, whose version of West Point is in Abbottabad, may have been complicit in sheltering bin Laden. And they have nukes.

    By all means, let’s spend all our foreign policy energy worrying about…China. Why is that again?

  • This is heartbreakingly sad. I think of the Christians in Sria as well. God have mercy.

  • john

    May God Grant him Eternal Light and life indeed. And may the haerts of all people be turne to the Light of Christ.
    By the way I live in Tallahassee…I’m starting to worry that you know something that I don’t…you’ve mentoned us twice now at least…

  • JoFro

    I have never understood why exactly America harps on and on about Iran and China but is allied to Saudi Arabia and Pakistan – two countries, where most of the local population is actually worse than Iran and China. How on earth can Pakistan still be an ally? They’ve funded the Taliban, they funded other terror networks, their people are busy in the involvement of terror-related activities far beyond their homelands and they are still allies?

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      • Thomas R

        In Pakistan? I kind of don’t think so.

    • We harp on Iran because it is millennialist and historically has tended to be competent militarily. We harp on China because it’s big and has a noxious government and that’s a bad combination in an economy that is scheduled to overtake us in a few years.

      Pakistan has gotten a pass for positional reasons. We’ve been saying nice doggie while we hope to teach it not to bite and because having them as an open enemy makes things worse. Saudi Arabia is largely our friend because of oil, though the current monarch’s democratization initiatives give some hope that things may be getting a bit better.