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Monday, March 07, 2011

Shahbaz Bhatti

The only Christian in Pakistan's cabinet was assassinated last week for publicly opposing the unjust laws and threats of violence of radical Islam.

The last time a Christian Pakistani statesman was killed, Islamic groups praised the murder. This time they did not, so that is some progress. But not much. They still defend the killing of Salman Taseer two months ago for openly condemning Pakistan's "blasphemy" law. Shahbaz Bhatti was more careful in his criticism. Apparently not careful enough for the thugs whose bloodshed disgraces Pakistan. Will they be punished for their crimes?



May God have mercy on the soul of Shahbaz Bhatti, and comfort his family in this time of grief.

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Wisdom 3:1-9

1 But the souls of the just are in the hand of God, and the torment of death shall not touch them.

2 In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die: and their departure was taken for misery:

3 And their going away from us, for utter destruction: but they are in peace.

4 And though in the sight of men they suffered torments, their hope is full of immortality.

5 Afflicted in few things, in many they shall be well rewarded: because God hath tried them, and found them worthy of himself.

6 As gold in the furnace he hath proved them, and as a victim of a holocaust he hath received them, and in time there shall be respect had to them.

7 The just shall shine, and shall run to and fro like sparks among the reeds.

8 They shall judge nations, and rule over people, and their Lord shall reign for ever.

9 They that trust in him, shall understand the truth: and they that are faithful in love shall rest in him: for grace and peace is to his elect.

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