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The attack on Peshawar church could be a game-changer -by Nasir Saeed

Pakistani Christians continue to protest against and condemn the killings of dozens of innocent Christians in Peshawar on 22nd September. But as they mourn, it is hardly comprehensible that there are reports that the organs of the victims were stripped from their bodies and trafficked on the black market. These horrendous reports have only served to rub salt on the wounds of Pakistan’s grieving and oppressed Christian minority.

If these reports are true, they raise several questions that the Pakistani government must seek to address with the utmost seriousness and urgency – particularly the rumour that government officials are involved. The strength of the reports – the Asian Human Rights Commission is among the organisations calling for action – means that they must be probed at the highest level and then, depending on the findings, stringent policies put into place to stop heinous crimes such as these from ever happening again.

The Christian community, their churches and villages have been under attack for several decades and the Pakistani government has hardly paid any attention. Their cries have fallen on the deaf ears of the ruling class. But the protests, prayers and vigils for justice have been carried out with renewed vigor and desperation since Peshawar and it would show the Pakistani government in the worst light if it continued to ignore their cries.

There have been protests outside the United Nations when the Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was giving a speech; in Britain, people gathered outside 10 Downing Street to make their views known; and other protests have been held outside Pakistani embassies and high commissions across Europe.

And there are more planned, including one on October 23 in front of the White House when Sharif will meet President Obama, to talk about very important issues like energy, trade and economic development, regional stability, and countering violent extremism.

The other major protest has been organised for October 28 in front of the European Union, which is expected to approve Pakistan’s GSP plus scheme by the end of the year.

If the EU delegation to Pakistan and the EU human rights committee is aware of the deteriorating human rights situation in Pakistan and the mistreatment of minorities there, then Pakistan will not just be embarrassed but could lose millions of dollars in investment and trade deals and all the struggles over the past few years to get the trade relations to where they are will have been wasted. I don’t want this to happen, but at the same time the treatment of Christians and other minorities in Pakistan has reached such unacceptable and inhumane levels that the very moral fabric of our nation must be questioned.

Tough tonic may be the only way to snap the government into taking the action it ought to, to protect all its citizens and the people who have a right to share this land as Pakistanis – not to mention the people who voted them into power. What right has the government to allow violence, extremism and murder to spread like wildfire across our communities, from the built-up urban suburbs, to the dusty villages in the border lands? It is taking root everywhere and more people will die if it is not nipped in the bud.

The Pakistani government should take this matter seriously and connect with influential Christian representatives in Pakistan, Europe and America. In the latter two, the ambassadors and the high commissioners should make contact with the Pakistani Christian community representatives, listen to their concerns, and give them the assurances they are looking for.

It is not that the demands of Christians are so unreasonable or cannot be met. It is not unreasonable to ask that an extremely unjust, one-sided and abused set of blasphemy laws are amended to remove the capacity for misuse and exploitation, and it is not unreasonable to demand that those who attack churches and Christian settlements with the intention to kill are punished most severely. Their attacks and acts of murder are not lawful heroic deeds; they are evil pure and simple.

The prime minster or chief minsters like Shahbaz Shariff must show their concern by meeting with suffering Christians to hear their stories and their complaints, and to reassure them that they are working to address them.

It would have been hugely beneficial and sent a powerful message if the prime minister spent even a few minutes with Pakistani Christians during his seven day stay in America, but unfortunately he did not bother. He could also have seen Pakistani Christians living in the UK, as the PML (N) have a minority wing in the UK. Sadly he missed both opportunities and as they say, actions speak louder than words. In this case, his inaction spoke volumes of how little Christians mean to him or his government – and this just days after the worst attack on them in our nation’s history, a tragic event that made international headlines around the world.

The Pakistani President, Prime Minister and many other party and religious leaders all condemned it, that is true, but they need to do more than condemn it with their mouths. Pakistani rulers need to change with the times.

Pakistani Christians are living throughout the world and are a part of the world’s largest religion, Christianity. Many heads of state, including President Obama, and Queen Elizabeth II are all adherents of Christianity. The Archbishop of Canterbury and Pope Francis are two of the most respectable personalities in the world, even regarded by Muslim heads of state, and the Archbishop has asked that the victims of the Peshawar bombing be considered martyrs.

We know Christians in Pakistan are poor and voiceless but it shouldn’t be assumed that the rest of the world has closed its eyes. The fact that world leaders like Obama, Ban ki Moon, and Catherine Ashton have condemned this atrocity highlights that their eyes are very much open to what is going on.

Recently during the Conservative’s annual Party Conference in Manchester, in the UK, ex-defence minister Dr Liam Fox pointed out that countries like Pakistan receive millions of pounds from the British taxpayer every year and yet Christian communities in the country are facing increasing hostility. He said that it shouldn’t be taken lightly. This warning adds to his previous comments that Pakistan is the most dangerous country on the earth.

His strong words seem to have encouraged Pakistani Christians in the UK and they held a protest in front of the conference centre on October 2 where many parliamentarians, Tory councillors and party supporters sympathised with them.

There are millions of Pakistani Muslims living in the USA and Europe, and hundreds and thousands more living in the UK, where interestingly the UK government has vowed to protect the Muslims and their community centres. Shouldn’t Pakistan take a leaf out of their book in how to treat minorities with respect and humanity?

We saw that after Lee Rigby’s murder some extremists tried to take advantage of these incidents, but the government did not let them succeed, and those who attacked mosques and community centres were punished.

Although Pakistani Muslims condemned the attack in Peshawar, I fail to understand whether it was because of fear of backlash, they were grieved or because they are embarrassed because it hasn’t just damaged their struggles for promoting a better image of Pakistan overseas, but also the image of Islam.

Every time Christian churches or their villages are attacked, it is condemned widely. Several references are quoted from the Quran and Hadiths about the protection of minorities and treatment to them in Islamic countries but practically nothing changes.

Such incidents in Pakistan not only cause embarrassment but can endanger the nation’s future. I saw an article in the UK’s Guardian newspaper about Christians’ demands for a separate state where they can have freedom, full rights and live their lives according to their religion. These were the reasons for the divide with India. There are many enemies of Pakistan and we should not let them succeed this time. The attack on Peshawar could be a gamer-changer but the question is, for better or for worse?

About the Author:

Nasir Saeed is an Human Rights Defender and works with The Centre for Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS) and can be reached at

Source: Asian Human Rights Commission

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not unreasonable to expect that they could pick up the offense quickly enough to start for TCU in its home opener against Samford4 Joseph Noteboom – Tayo Fabuluje missed several spring practices with a high ankle sprain and redshirt freshman Joseph Noteboom took advantage of increased repsThe youngster surprised Gary Patterson and the offensive coaches with his play and Patterson named him the starter at right tackle Sure Fabuluje or another player could still seize that starting spot but Frog fans must be encouraged by the play of Noteboom at a position where TCU was terrible last season“Joseph Noteboomis now the starter at right tackle and Big V is the starting left tackle” Patterson told the media on March 30 “Joey Huntdoes a great job calling things We’re getting better at all the things I don’t think there is going to be any doubt that we’re going to be better along the offensive line”The Frogs must still improve their run blocking Because they are bigger along the offensive line players must commit to playing lower and using their legs to drive back defenders while run blocking5 David Porter – Porter missed several spring practices while nursing an injury but he makes the potential breakout players list because of the potential he showed in the latter stages of the 2013 seasonPorter was second on the team in receiving yards and he boasted an impressive 16 yards per catch He is now playing in an offensive system very similar to the one in which he played while at DeSoto High School The spread scheme enables the shifty Porter to work more in space and he proved to be an electric playmaker in 2013Porter will likely play in the slot in the new offense which means he will have ample opportunities to catch the ball off quick slants and screen passesSonny Cumbie and Kliff Kingsbury made Jakeem Grant and Bradley Marquez household names amongst Big 12 fans last season and Cumbie surely hopes Porter can have similar success Grant and Marquez caught 65 and 49 passes last season respectively and both averaged over 12 yards per catch The Frogs must develop playmakers like Grant and Marquez Porter is the answerMoving from breakout players to position battles…No battle will grab headlines more than the quarterback battle this summer and fall Let’s take a look at the strengths of eachBoykin- Patterson says Boykin’s best asset is his ability to extend plays with his feetMatthews- Matthews is a good leader in the huddle and he’s a smart player as long as he can avoid egregious turnovers that blunt momentumMuehlstein- Like Boykin he can extend plays with his feet but he also plays with great confidence He amassed over 5000 total yards last year at DecaturSawyer- Sawyer may have the strongest arm of the group and he is mature beyond his yearsGiven that no receiver has locked down a starting role all four starting spots are up for grabs and no clear frontrunners have emerged Given the complexity of that position battle Along the offensive line the Frogs must find two tackles who can protect the quarterbacks Quarterbacks needed a bubble boy suit to stay safe behind the offensive line in 2013The aforementioned Joseph Noteboom and Halipoulivaati Vaitai are currently the starters but TCU has several other capable candidates for that spotAviante Collins struggled in 2013 and if he does not grab a starting spot the Frogs may opt to redshirt the rising junior Tayo Fabuluje has started for TCU before and he may have been the starter after this spring if not for a high ankle sprain The key for Fabuluje is to play low enough to maintain leverage on shorter defensive ends Fabuluje is 6’8 and his high stance can take away some of his lower body strength When he plays with good leverage he has the talent to start for any team in the Big 12Incoming freshman Austin Schlottmann from Brenham Texas could also crack into the rotation Schlottmann can play any position along the offensive line and he did not allow a sack during his senior season in high school Schlottmann was the hidden gem of the Frogs 2014 classOn the defensive side of the ball the Frogs must develop a fourth linebacker Mallett and Dawson are the best at the position currently followed by Jonathan Anderson Patterson noted during the last week of spring practice that rising sophomores Sammy Douglass and Paul Whitmill must improve Neither saw significant playing time as freshmen and they must hold off incoming freshmen Vin Ascolese and Ty Summers if they hope to crack the linebacker rotationOne positive for the Frogs is that their linebackers coach returns for the first time in three seasons DeMontie Cross enters his second season in Fort Worth and all the linebackers will benefit from not having to learn new techniquesLastly let’s take a look at the top ten players for TCU While the list is certainly debatable it takes into account the play of each player during spring practice1 Devonte Fields – When Fields is healthy and focused he is undeniably the best player on TCU’s team He has the most potential and he is the most talented Can he regain his All-American form2 Chucky Hunter – He is one of the most likable players on TCU’s roster He’s also one of the most dominant on the field Patterson believes that the combination of Hunter and Pierson will be one of the most dominant DT duos in the Big 12 No offensive guard is going to move the 320 pound Hunter3 Trevone Boykin – Who knows whether he will play receiver or quarterback but he is one of the most athletic players on the field His ability to transition from quarterback to wide receiver last year was impressive How many players can return punts catch 26 passes throw for 1000 yards and run for 313 yards as well4 Chris Hackett – Hackett was second on TCU with 88 tackles last year and he also intercepted three passes He has a knack for not just making the flashy plays but he is as consistent as they come5 BJ Catalon – He led TCU with 569 yards rushing last year and he amassed those numbers behind a porous offensive line If the offensive line can create more holes then Catalon could see his numbers explode6 Davion Pierson – Pierson is a perfect complement to Hunter Both can clog holes take up blocks and also make plays in opponents’ backfields Pierson is often overlooked but he is one of TCU’s most promising players He was the number one defensive tackle in Oklahoma coming out of high school7 David Porter – Porter is the leading returning receiver for TCU and he has the ability to make defenders miss tackles in the open field Expect his numbers to rise significantly in the new Meacham/Cumbie offense8 Paul Dawson – After fans labeled him a disappointment his first two years in Fort Worth Dawson proved them wrong by leading the Frogs in tackles in 2013 Ten of his 91 tackles were tackles for loss9 Sam Carter – For many it seems like Sam Carter is on the ten year plan at TCU He came to TCU as a quarterback He’s been through the wars and he’s a good leader for Gary Patterson’s defense The 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