Hand in hand as many as 200-300 people formed a human chain outside the St Anthony’s Church adjacent to the District Police Lines at the Empress Road, in a show of solidarity with the victims of the Peshawar church attack two weeks back, which resulted in over a 100 deaths. The twin suicide attack on All Saints church occurred after Sunday mass ended and is believed to be the country’s deadliest attack on Christians.

I wonder how many Christians in the United States would be willing to do this to protect Muslims praying inside of a mosque? Whether it was out of the kindness of their Christian hearts or sheer patriotism and respect for the Constitution which guarantees freedom of religion. It’s doubtful that it would be 200-300 people, if any, considering the current sentiment most Americans have towards Muslims in general.

h/t Express Tribune

Posted by James Poling

A socialist, tinkerer, thinker, question asker and all around curiosity seeker. If you'd like to reach me you can use the contact link above or email me at jamespoling [at] gmail [dot] com.

8 Comments

  1. Again, if that is your thing; praying to some diety and what not, then more power to ya. I commend these people for having the courage to stand up and say, ‘yes, we find this ok because it is what they believe’. While I am an affirmed atheist I will as well stand up for a persons right to believe what they want because I have no right to tell someone else that they don’t believe the right thing, that is what we have repugnancons for.

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    1. Again, maddening. It blows my mind how many intolerant “christians” there are in this country. I have no idea how they manage to reconcile their beliefs with their actions.

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  2. “I wonder how many Christians in the United States would be willing to do this to protect Muslims praying inside of a mosque?”

    I’d be one. I can’t answer for anybody else. When we refuse to stand up for the rights of others, we’re helping erode our own rights. I have Muslim family members and friends. Their freedom to practice their religion is just as important as is mine.

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    1. I’m sure there are quite a few people that would. What’s sad though, if I’m taking into account the entire middle of the country, do I even think it would be a majority of Christians who would do something like this? Not if their current actions/rhetoric are indication that’s for sure.

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      1. You speak the truth. I’m in the Deep South, and I would likely be fighting friends and neighbors by acting to protect their right to practice their religion. I hear it daily in person and on blogs that I read and comment.

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        1. Yeah, I have family in the Midwest and I imagine the sentiments are largely the same. Sad really.

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  3. Reblogged this on The Mind of Brosephus and commented:
    This is what the First Amendment looks like in action, not burning down a mosque in Tennessee or protesting one elsewhere. It looks bad when others can put our First Amendment into practice much better than we do here, especially when their country’s laws offer no such protection.

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  4. Reblogged this on The Emergency Manager and commented:
    This only goes to show that together we can work against the fanatics who attempt to impose their will on the majority.

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