Monday, May 14, 2007

Christians in Pakistan

Actually, this is not terribly surprising ...

Anyone reading Bill Roggio's site has been aware of this for more than six months. Not surprisingly, the Northwest Frontier Province that the Times story references just happens to border Waziristan, the region that the Pakistani government has openly surrendered to Taliban/al-Qaeda control.

Now Mark can pooh-pooh the decision to invade Iraq all he wants, but let us pose the question to him of whether or not he would favor an invasion of Pakistan to thwart the threat to the United States, let alone the Pakistani Christian community? Moreover, if he is so concerned about the plight of the Pakistani Christians, maybe he can explain why pulling out of Iraq and allowing the exact same thing to happen there would be a good thing. I'm not going to even get into his morally grotesque view that the Ba'ath Party and Saddam Hussein's security apparatus are to be regarded only by the extent to which they preserved a museum exhibit of the Iraqi Christian community.

For all his anathema sits about those who take issue with him when it comes to torture, I think I can say without fear of contradiction that the idea that Christian blood is thicker than Muslim is most assuredly not in line with the teaching of Jesus Christ. If Mark wants to argue that we should determine our Middle East policy solely on the basis of how the thugs of the region treat their Christian population, that's fine, but don't pretend to claim the high moral ground while doing so.

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