Femicide: Evil perpetrated against girls by women (typically through abortion and infanticide.)

The statistics are sickening. The UN reports approximately 200 million girls in the world today are ‘missing’. India and China are said to eliminate more female infants than the number of girls born in the US each year.

Lianyungang in China has the worst infant gender ratio on record with 163 boys born for every 100 girls. Taiwan, South Korea and Pakistan are also countries in which unwanted female babies are aborted, killed or abandoned.

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Events in Pakistan and elsewhere, show Catholic martyrdom not relegated to ancient history

Faisalabad (Agenzia Fides) – The local Catholic Church calls her “a martyr of the faith”: Mariah Manisha was a Catholic girl from Faisalabd who was killed a week ago by a Muslim man who had kidnapped her and intended to marry her. Fr. Zafal Iqbal, a Catholic priest from Khushpur, where the 18-year-old Mariah’s family live, reports to Fides that “the girl resisted, she did not want to convert to Islam and she did not marry the man, who killed her for this. She is a martyr”.

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Diplomatic impunity: Gay Pride event at U.S. embassy in Pakistan causes uproar

“The US embassy, by holding such a controversial gathering, has violated the rules and laws of land,” Ameer Munawar Hassan, the leader of conservative religious party Jamaat-I-Islami, told Pakistan’s The Nation newspaper.

“So the government should act accordingly.”

The US embassy in Islamabad held a gay event last week under the title “Pride Celebration”.

During the event, US deputy ambassador to Pakistan voiced his country’s support for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in Pakistan.

“I want to be clear: the US embassy is here to support you and stand by your side every step of the way,” Charge d’Affaires Richard Hoagland told the event, according to a release by the embassy website.

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Editor’s note: A simple case of diplomatic impunity … with Hillary Clinton’s fingerprints all over!

Pakistan arrests those who cooperated with the infidels (us) to get bin Laden.

While it is understandable that Pakistan would be angry that some of its citizens had co-operated with a foreign power, the Pakistani government may soon have cause to regret these arrests. How can Pakistan argue that it is doing its best to co-operate with the United States while arresting some of the few Pakistanis who were able to help America find its most wanted man? The arrests of these five men, after the conspicuous failure to find and neutralize bin Laden, says much about Pakistan’s commitment to the Western campaign against terrorism.

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Blatant violations of human rights, freedom of conscience and religion in Pakistan

Catholic woman kidnapped, forced to convert to Islam, and worse…

Pakistan ‘in hands of Taliban’, Caritas priest warns

“Pakistan is now in the hands of the Taliban. They have become even stronger, even after the death of Bin Laden. And enjoy the consensus of large segments of the population: the ordinary citizen, the average Muslim Pakistani, is very angry with the government, the United States and NATO, and this is why they look favorably on the actions of the Taliban groups,” Father Mendes, who comes from Faisalabad, told Fides.

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Missing Hamza bin Laden may have turned in his father, Osama.

Separately, ABC News reports that one of bin Laden’s wives, who was captured in the U.S. raid, has told Pakistani investigators that one of the terror leader’s sons escaped and is missing. Pakistani officials are said to have done a head count, and to believe it’s true, though U.S. officials say they’re confident no one escaped during or after the raid.

“Out of 21, one person is not accounted for,” a Pakistani intelligence official told ABC. “I believe that’s the son.”

Pakistani investigators are probing whether the son could be 22-year-old Hamza bin Laden, known as “The Crown Prince of Terror.” Hamza was credited with writing a poem praising the 2005 London bombings, and was accused by Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto of attempting to assassinate her. Bhutto was killed by Islamic extremists in 2007.

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Pakistani truce gave Taliban, even bin Laden, a form of amnesty

(Five years ago…)

Osama bin Laden, America’s most wanted man, will not face capture in Pakistan if he agrees to lead a “peaceful life,” Pakistani officials tell ABC News.

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Efforts to catch bin Laden were being thwarted by corrupt Pakistani spies.

In December 2009, the government of Tajikistan warned the United States that efforts to catch bin Laden were being thwarted by corrupt Pakistani spies.

According to a US diplomatic dispatch, General Abdullo Sadulloevich Nazarov, a senior Tajik counterterrorism official, told the Americans that “many” inside Pakistan knew where bin Laden was.

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No U.S. thanks extended to Pakistan

The U.S. acted alone in Monday’s helicopter raid, did not inform Pakistan until it was over and pointedly did not thank Pakistan at the end of a wildly successful operation. All this suggests more strain ahead in a relationship that was already suffering because of U.S. accusations that the Pakistanis are supporting Afghan militants and Pakistani anger over American drone attacks and spy activity.

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U.S. Military Special Forces Kill Osama bin Laden. Body In Custody. DNA confirmed.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan and his body has been recovered by U.S. authorities, U.S. officials said Sunday night.

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Christian and Muslim pilgrims gather together in Mariamabad, Pakistan – Mary’s city.

Mariamabad is about 80 km (50 miles) from Lahore, Punjab province. For more than a century it has been a Christian village.

When drought threatened crops in the area, local Catholics pleaded with Mary that she may intervene, and she did. Eventually, a Belgian Capuchin, Father Frank, who was later martyred, built a replica of Our Lady of Lourdes grotto and a church. It is now a National Marian Shrine.

Ever since, Mariamabad has been a magnet for thousands of pilgrims, including Muslims, who come to honour Mary. In more recent years, the number of young people coming has increased many arriving on foot or on their bicycles.

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Editor’s note: This article dates back to 2004. Conditions in Pakistan have deteriorated somewhat, since then. All the more reason for prayer.

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Pakistan’s true Christian martyr

Shahbaz Batti did not die for his country as much as he died for his faith. He was a public servant, leader of a political party, member of parliament and cabinet minister. He was killed because he dared to be all those things while being a Catholic. Now he has another title, of greater value than all the others: martyr.

The blood of the martyrs, the early Church fathers said, is the seed of the Church. Perhaps that will one day be true in Pakistan. For now, the blood of the martyrs cries out to heaven.

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The War Against the Christians: The most important story not being told.

Imagine if Muslims in Europe were being arrested for nothing more than peacefully practicing their religion. Imagine if Muslims in South America were being sentenced to death for “insulting” Jesus. Imagine if mosques were being bombed and burned by terrorists in a growing list of Christian-majority countries.

Now here’s what you don’t need to imagine because it is all too real: In recent days, Christian churches have been bombed in Egypt, Iraq, Nigeria, and the Philippines. In Indonesia a mob of 1,000 Muslims burned down two Christian churches because, according to one commentator, local Islamic authorities determined there were “too many faithful and too many prayers.” In Iran, scores of Christians have been arrested. In Pakistan, a Christian woman received the death penalty for the “crime” of insulting Islam; the governor of Punjab promised to pardon her — and was then assassinated for the “crime” of blasphemy.

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Out of every ten people, seven can not live their faith in full freedom.

The most persecuted religion is Christianity, with at least 200 million people suffering from discrimination. This was revealed by the report on religious freedom in the world that is published every two years by the Catholic organization “Aid to the Church in Need.”

In 21 of the 194 countries studied, there is hardly any religious freedom. The report notes that there are two types of religious persecution: one by policy and one by members of other religions.

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