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The only Christian in Pakistan's government was assassinated March 2 after pushing for reform of harsh laws that mandate death for people who leave or "insult" Islam.

Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan's minister for minorities, had declared he was prepared to die for his convictions after Salman Taseer, governor of the country's Punjab province, was killed Jan. 5 by a bodyguard who said he was angry that the politician opposed Pakistan's blasphemy laws.

Bhatti was on his way to work in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, when unidentified gunmen sprayed his car with bullets, according to news reports. A radical Islamic group associated with the Taliban terrorist movement reportedly claimed responsibility for the assassination in a note left at the scene. ...

read more: http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?id=34752&ref=BPNews-RSSFeed0302


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Let us pray for Pakistan and to see openness to the Gospel and for the Church to preserver under this suffering and persecution.

We have it so easy here in the west in many ways. But we have our own battles: Lust, Money, Pleasure, Riches.


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