A People Betrayed The Impact of Islamization on the Christian Community in Pakistan
Price: 22.90 AUD
Author: SOOKHDEO (PATRICK).
Publisher Christian Focus Publishing and Isaac Publishing, 2002.
Seller ID 64013
454pp Index Illustrated cover.
In its literal Persian translation Pakistan means 'Land of the Pure'. When Pakistan was created in 1947 there were high hopes for this new nation, there was a clean slate to start from. It was the first nation in modern times to be formed on the basis of religion, but it was founded with solidly secular, western laws and constitution. Pakistan was not a nation that seemed susceptible to the pressure of Islamic fundamentalism. However, as years passed it has become increasingly clear that there is a process of creeping Islamization. This ostensibly secular state has a Mandatory Death Sentence for crimes 'defiling the name of the Prophet Mohammed'. A state formed with the intention for protecting religious minorities from persecution has seen the persecution of its own minorities gradually increase to the point where the Christian community is under great pressure. This book is a thorough analysis of the Christian Community in Pakistan. It reveals a gradual shift in the Pakistani State, and is a clear warning to the West and minorities in other Muslim countries around the world of what can happen when conservative Islamic voices come to the fore.[Publisher]
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