The carnage at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi rather overshadowed the carnage in Pakistan that happened at the same time. You should read this poignant but enraging report.
It was at 11.44am that time stood still at All Saints’ Church. The clock on the wall is frozen at the very minute seven-year-old Shyam Emmanuel lost his parents. In that same moment, seven children were sent to their deaths along with 78 adults who had congregated outside the gleaming white walls of Peshawar’s main Christian place of worship. The carnage inflicted here was dealt by two young men, dressed in security uniforms, who, under instruction from the Taliban, detonated suicide vests and turned a warm community celebration into the biggest massacre of Christians in Pakistan’s history.
We hear a LOT from the media about ISLAMOPHOBIA but the truth is that Christians around the world are being targeted, murdered, hunted down, BY Islamists. On that ground alone, some may think ISLAMOPHOBIA is a logical reaction.