Source: Il Sussidiario
August 31, 2014
“The root of the attacks against Christians in Iraq, Pakistan, Syria and Nigeria is the same, and what they have in common is the ideological matrix that is using religion to impose its own view on everyone. These persecutions are stronger where there is political instability.” Paul Jacob Bhatti, president of the Shahbaz Memorial trust, a foundation in honor of his brother killed in Pakistan by Islamic fundamentalists on March 2, 2011, highlighted this in a talk he gave at the Meeting di Rimini called “Witness to Freedom”. The following is from questions that followed the talk.