Pakistan Christians fleeing to Southeast Asia amid violence

LAHORE, Pakistan, July 13 (News Lens Pakistan) — As violence worsens for Pakistan’s Christians, more than 100,000 of them have fled to U.N. refugee camps in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and the Philippines in the past several years, Lahore Bishop Alexander John Malik told News Lens Pakistan.

Pakistani Christians face discrimination and persecution by the state and fellow citizens. They are routinely accused of blasphemy and attacked or jailed. Their homes and churches are burned down. Christian girls are kidnapped and compelled to convert to Islam, then forcibly married.

  • Brett_McS

    Our company just got an order for designing and supplying locomotive bogies for use in Pakistan. That means I could well be BCF’s temporary Pakistan correspondent sometime mid next year. Looking forward to it! [/sarc]

  • MarthaMGreen


  • African

    And yet America and the West are giving Billions of dollars annually to the islamic Pakistan with no strings attached and no concern for the suffering Christians there and elsewhere in the islamic world. No doubt, America and the West are accessories to the barbaric religious genocide that goes on in the islamic world.