This is the bland headline that the vile, anti-Christian, anti-semitic, anti-British Bolshevik Broadcasting Corporation uses to describe the murder of a group of Pakistani Christians who were burned alive by a hate-filled mob of Muslim extremists.
Why do I object to the report?
1. The first word. Why Pakistan rather than Pakistani? Does the Bolshevik Broadcasting Corporation consider that these people are not 'real' Pakistani citizens for daring to be Christian?
2. The word 'die'. People 'die' in their sleep; people 'die' in accidents. This was no accident. These people were murdered in cold blood, and an honest report would say so.
3. The word 'unrest'. What exactly is that word supposed to mean? There is unrest in every British town centre when the pubs close. It hardly describes the sort of savage lynch-mob who carried out these murders.
4. The word 'militants'. Arthur Scargill was a militant. Whatever else you say about him, he did not burn people alive in their own homes. There is a difference between militancy and terrorism.
I pray for all who are persecuted for following Jesus, wherever they are in the world.
"All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved" (NIV Mark 13:13). Jesus said, "My kingdom is not of this world" (NIV, John 18:36). There are times when Christians must endure persecution, because Jesus himself suffered persecution. The rewards we must seek will be delivered in the next world, not this one.