Monday, September 3, 2012

Intolerance growing in South Punjab: Report

This is Islam in action.  Steady, unrelenting persecution and harassment of non-Muslims is one way Islam has spread over the centuries.  This could not happen without the collusion and aid of the government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. I call this kind of assault the Islamic boa constrictor.  Every time it's victims are lulled into believing that the Muslims will leave them alone, the Islamic boa tightens down just a little more.   

BTW, it's hard to believe that intolerance could become any worse in Pakistan.  SARC.


Intolerance growing in South Punjab: Report

By Zahid Gishkori

Published: September 3, 2012


South Punjab, perhaps the most impoverished region of the province, has little to offer to its religious minorities.

With growing discrimination and a flawed registration system, members of minority communities in the region have been living in fear of persecution, according to a report by the Minority Rights Commission.

Over 0.25 million non-Muslims live in five districts of south Punjab – Rahim Yar Khan, Muzaffargarh, Multan, Layyah and Khanewal.

As a result of increasing persecution and discrimination, members of the Hindu community in the region are being forced to convert to Islam. Non-Muslim women are also being forced to change their religion and marry Muslim men.

According to the report, this new trend of forced conversions and forced marriages is on the rise in South Punjab, particularly in Rahim Yar Khan and adjacent areas.

Article continues HERE.