The Pakistani Taliban are claiming responsibility for a suicide bombing at a park in Lahore which as of this writing has claimed 69 lives. A majority of the dead are women and children.
At the time of the attack, there were Easter celebrations going on in the park.
Although Pakistan the second most populous Muslim country in the world (behind only Indonesia) there is a Christian community which publicly observes Easter. There are more than 2.5 million Christians in Pakistan’s comprising 1.6% of the country’s population.
While Christians in Iraq and Syria are facing genocide, this attack in Pakistan demonstrates that Christians in other parts of the Middle East are also vulnerable to Islamic extremism.
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