[Anglican Mainstream] 20 Feb 2009--What is reality like for Christian believers in Pakistan, or Northern Nigeria or Indonesia? Only recently 400 Christians were killed in Jos, Northern Nigeria by hired mercenaries brought in from outside. In early December muslim militants from Pakistan killed over 100 people in Bombay. Christian Sunday school teachers were imprisoned and put on trial in Indonesia.
Patrick Sookhdeo has been alerting the worldwide Christian community to these and other realities. He has come to the conclusion that even though there are many wonderful well-meaning people who are Muslim, and of course we respect such people, when there is a Muslim majority in a country, some, and worryingly an increasing number in some parts of the world who are committed to be faithful Muslims find justification in the Koran and Islamic traditions for the use of force, threats of violence and violence as part of their "missionary" strategy to bring the rest of the world under Islam.