ASIA/PAKISTAN: Muslims and Christians kidnapped to fund terrorist groups
Karachi (Agenzia Fides) - There is a new, growing business of kidnapping people for extortion, launched by terrorist groups in Pakistan. This is carried out to obtain ransoms and replenish the coffers of terrorist organizations like Al Qaeda. The victims are citizens of all religions, Muslims or leaders of religious minorities, people in sight, foreign citizens (especially Americans), members of wealthy families. This is the alarm launched by Father Mario Rodrigues, national Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Pakistan to Fides. The priest notes "the growth of a phenomenon that has reached alarming dimensions" and calls on "the civil authorities and police to monitor it and take appropriate actions". the rest
Muslim Persecution of Christians
...some of the stories of Christian suffering under Islam that made it to a few non mainstream media last month...