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Blast at Pakistan Church Kills More Than 70
CNN ^ | 9/22/13 | Saima Mohsin

Posted on 09/22/2013 6:13:39 AM PDT by marshmallow

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- A blast at a Protestant church in northwest Pakistan killed at least 72 people and wounded more than 120, a local hospital said Sunday.

The attack took place at the All Saints Church of Pakistan, in the violence-plagued city of Peshawar, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) from the country's capital, Islamabad.

Witnesses told CNN affiliate Geo News that at least one suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowded bazaar near the church entrance as crowds of worshipers were leaving a Sunday morning service.

Some of the victims were children, the witnesses said.

The outside of the church was peppered with debris, and crowds of men and rescue officials covered in blood.

Christians make up less than 3% of the population in the South Asian nation of 193 million.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for Sunday's attack.

But Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, of which Peshawar is the capital, is rife with Islamic extremists and has been the site of clashes between Pakistani security forces and militants.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Current Events; Islam; Mainline Protestant
KEYWORDS: blast; christiangenocide; christianpersecution; church; deathtoll; islam; kills; muslimworld; pakistan; pakistanichristians; persecution; peshawar

1 posted on 09/22/2013 6:13:39 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Barbarians.


2 posted on 09/22/2013 6:16:29 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: marshmallow

In areas like this people cant be saved get out!


3 posted on 09/22/2013 6:20:00 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (What you get when you refuse to vet)
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To: marshmallow

It`s a Catholic Church..
Mass is not a “Sunday morning service.”


4 posted on 09/22/2013 6:27:34 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: marshmallow

Savages doing the Devil’s work.


5 posted on 09/22/2013 6:40:21 AM PDT by Cruz ("Wherever there is a jackboot stomping on a human face there will be a well-heeled Western liberal t)
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To: marshmallow

Religion of Peace at it again.


6 posted on 09/22/2013 7:45:52 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: bunkerhill7

“It`s a Catholic Church..
Mass is not a “Sunday morning service.””

It’s CNN reporting. You were expecting journalism?


7 posted on 09/22/2013 7:46:40 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: bunkerhill7; Morgana

The first sentence in the article says it’s a Protestant church.


8 posted on 09/22/2013 7:57:34 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Prioritize!)
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To: Tax-chick

It may well be a protestant church but I find that highly unlikely. Most pakis I’ve ever know from that area who were Christian were Catholics.


9 posted on 09/22/2013 8:04:32 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

http://www.peshawardiocese.org/churchofpk.asp

“Church of Pakistan,” a “united church” formed in 1970 by joining several Protestant denominations, including Anglican, Methodist, and Lutheran.


10 posted on 09/22/2013 8:09:06 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Prioritize!)
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To: marshmallow

Prayers for these people.....true martyrs for their faith.


11 posted on 09/22/2013 8:19:39 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: marshmallow
All Saints Church -- a Protestant Church?

**Suicide bombers entered the church compound from the main gate and blew themselves up in the midst of the people," a statement posted on the diocese website read**

I'm thinking this was probably a Catholic Church.

12 posted on 09/22/2013 8:23:33 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Tax-chick

Either way the Religion of Peace does not discriminate. They kill everybody.


13 posted on 09/22/2013 8:32:57 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: marshmallow

Satanists. RIP.


14 posted on 09/22/2013 8:40:01 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Salvation

Protestant, see #10. I looked up the Bishop quoted in the article.


15 posted on 09/22/2013 8:40:10 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Prioritize!)
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To: Morgana

That is true.


16 posted on 09/22/2013 8:40:38 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Prioritize!)
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To: bunkerhill7
Mass is not a “Sunday morning service.”

I'm curious, why wouldn't that be an accurate description?

(I'm not a Christian, so I'm not overly familiar with services of any variety)

17 posted on 09/22/2013 8:53:09 AM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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Originally an Anglican church now Ecumenical Church Of Pakistan.

http://titusonmission.wordpress.com/2013/03/31/predawn-easter-procession-of-2500-christians-in-peshawar-this-is-our-evangelism/


18 posted on 09/22/2013 9:04:41 AM PDT by bonfire
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To: ScaniaBoy; annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; ...
Another barbaric muslim country heard from in the war against Christians as the leaders of the so-called 'free world' sit silently by or attack Israel for 'abusing' the poor, oppressed falsestinians.

This is a combined potpurri list. Anyone wanting on or off please advise.


19 posted on 09/22/2013 9:20:48 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: MestaMachine

They will learn ... or be taught. Time draws neigh!


20 posted on 09/22/2013 9:22:19 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: marshmallow

courtesy ping.


21 posted on 09/22/2013 9:23:05 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Tax-chick

Why would they bomb “The Church of Pakistan”?????


22 posted on 09/22/2013 9:23:53 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Because it’s a Christian church. All over the world, Moslems attack Christian worship services, no matter what denomination.


23 posted on 09/22/2013 9:26:17 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Prioritize!)
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To: Tax-chick; Salvation

Except in Myanmar, if a muzzie even so much as looks at a Buddhist cross-eyes a Buddhists mob will burn down whole muzzie towns


24 posted on 09/22/2013 9:50:18 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Tax-chick

Sorry you are right- Explosions struck the historic white-stone All Saints Church in the city of Peshawar as hundreds of parishioners, many of them women and children, streamed out of the building.

“I heard two explosions. People started to run. Human remains were strewn all over the church,” said one parishioner, who only gave her first name, Margrette.

Her voice breaking with emotion, she said she had not seen her sister since the explosions ripped through the gate area outside the Anglican church.
-reuters.


25 posted on 09/22/2013 10:04:49 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: marshmallow

I’m sure we will here the outrage at this act against Christians from the White House in..........crickets. Sorry they were only Christians, now if it was 72+ muzzy wuzzies than zero would demanding justice and ordering the flag to half staff for the victims.


26 posted on 09/22/2013 10:12:23 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Morgana; Salvation

Buddhists and Moslems mix it up in Thailand, too.


27 posted on 09/22/2013 1:31:26 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Prioritize!)
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To: bunkerhill7

Seeing “All Saints Church” brings the Catholic Church to mind, but since the article said “Protestant,” the next obvious possibility, there in the former British Empire, is Anglican.


28 posted on 09/22/2013 1:53:08 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Prioritize!)
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To: marshmallow

May God have mercy on them and protect the families that remain.

Lord, grant us peace.


29 posted on 09/22/2013 2:06:00 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Tax-chick

Send in British commandos
coz the Queen of England is
the “Defender of the Faith”.


30 posted on 09/22/2013 2:16:32 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: bunkerhill7

In Queen Victoria’s day they’d have done something. (Maybe something disastrous ... there’s lots of disaster in the history of the Empire.)


31 posted on 09/22/2013 3:19:37 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Prioritize!)
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To: Salvation

Anglicans also have Dioceses, Bishops and “All Saints Churches”

https://www.google.com/search?q=anglican+%22All+Saints+Churches%22&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a


32 posted on 09/25/2013 6:23:02 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("Life is short. It's even shorter if you suggest going out for pizza on your anniversary" Peter Egan)
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