PAKISTAN – Pakistan’s Christians Face Uneasy Christmas Holiday
International Christian Concern | Dec. 21, 2018
Pakistan’s Christians are facing an uneasy Christmas holiday this year. Many fear their community will be targeted and attacked by the country’s extremists as they gather for traditional Christmas festivities.
Much of the concern surrounds the fear of backlash following the acquittal of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman formally on death row for allegedly committing blasphemy. On October 31, Bibi was acquitted by Pakistan’s Supreme Court after more than 9 years of controversy.
Following the acquittal, fanatics took to the streets across Pakistan in protest and brought the country to a standstill for three days.