Monday, May 29, 2006

Soldiers of the Pure will sell you a Christian slave

As if minorities in Pakistan didn't have enough to worry about already, now a banned militant organisation, Jamaat-ul-Dawa aka Lashkar-e-Taiba (Soldiers of the Pure), has added to their woes by selling Christian boys in a market in Quetta. As this story in the UK's Sunday Times documents, 6 Christian boys were rescued by missionaries from the market and returned to their homes in Punjab.

Jamaat-ul-Dawa gained popular support when it rushed to the aid of earthquake victims last October, but the organisation is really a reincarnation of the ultra-violent jihadi outfit, Lashkar-e-Taiba, as both organisations were founded by Hafiz Sayeed and headquartered in Muridke, a town near Lahore.

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