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The two faces of religious persecution in Pakistan

By?Dawood Ahmed?| 7th August, 2012

It?s a horrible time to be a Christian, Hindu, an Ahmadi or any other minority group in Pakistan.

For starters, let?s recount a few reported incidents of persecution carried out to ?safeguard Islam? these past few days:?minarets destroyed?at Ahmadi mosques, mentally unstable man?burnt alive?for blasphemy, Ahmadi leader?gunned down.
Not only is such persecution in contravention of many of Pakistan?s international human rights law obligations but it could not exist without the socially sanctioned public hypocrisy that breathes life into it.