Sunday, September 22, 2013
All deaths at the hands of jihadis, thanks to the billions of dollars flowing from Saudi Arabia to the terrorists, whether they be Al Qaeda, Taliban, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab, what-have-you. Without tonnes of money from the oil rich sheikhdoms, the Muslim terrorist groups around the world would have dwindled down and died long, long, long, long ago. The number of dead Christians in Pakistan will go well over 100 as many of the injured will succumb to their wounds ... but the press never re-visits the scene of the crime to tell you those "stale" stories.
A blast at a Protestant church in northwest Pakistan killed 77 people and wounded more than 120, a local official said.
The attack took place at the All Saints Church of Pakistan, in the violence-plagued city of Peshawar, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) from the country's capital, Islamabad.
Two attackers struck right as services concluded, according to the Peshawar Diocese. "Suicide bombers entered the church compound from the main gate and blew themselves up in the midst of the people," a statement posted on the diocese website read.
Choir members and children attending Sunday school are among the dead, they said.
The outside of the church was peppered with debris, and crowds of men and rescue officials covered in blood.
The Rev Humphrey S. Peters, Bishop of Peshawar, expressed condolences and called for prayers, but also struck a defiant tone. In a statement, Peters condemned the local government, calling the attack a "total failure" of official efforts to protect minorities.
Christians make up less than 3% of the population in the South Asian nation of 193 million.
In deadliest attack on Pakistani Christians, Taliban kill 70 in historic Peshawar church. Two Taliban suicide bombers struck a historic church here on Sunday, killing at least 70 people, including women and children, in the deadliest attack on the minority Christian community in Pakistan's history.
Over 120 were injured in the attack on the historic All Saints Church at Kohati Gate area of Peshawar. The bombers set off their explosive vests as people were emerging from Sunday mass, said city commissioner Sahibzada Muhammad Anis. ....