School textbooks teach it 'Okay' to kill Christians

Pakistani Christians and other minorities are forced to study the book too. Muslim leaders who authored the book have changed the meaning of the term ‘minority’, giving it a negative connotation.

Pakistan
Oct 22 2013, 3:06 PM
School textbooks teach it 'Okay' to kill Christians

A textbook commonly used in several Pakistan primary schools says that killing Christians was a "goal to be sought" a report published in late September by the Middle East Media Research has said.

Pakistani Christians and other minorities are forced to study the book too. Muslim leaders who authored the book have changed the meaning of the term ‘minority’, giving it a negative connotation.

Several studies published in 2011 had pointed to flaws in the educational system in Pakistan, which showed thousands of non-Muslim students were forced to study Islam and elements of the Muslim religion.

In an interview in 2011, Archbishop Emeritus Lawrence John Saldanha of Lahore had said that Pakistan had become a state exclusively for Muslims; non-Muslims did not enjoy equal rights.

In 2012, the Catholic Church’s National Commission for Justice and Peace published a report denouncing the law passed by the Punjab Parliament that made study of the Koran mandatory.

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