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Religious Minorities and Pakistan's Identity Crisis March 31, 2016
Last Sunday, over 70 people died in a suicide attack in Lahore, Pakistan. Because the assault occurred at an amusement park, the victims were mostly women and children. An offshoot of the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility, and while the attack killed many Muslims, Christians celebrating Easter were the intended target. You’ve probably heard news of this terrible tragedy.  So let’s dive deeper. What are the conditions on the ground for Christians and other religious minorities in Pakistan?  And what’s behind the rising number of attacks by Islamic extremists?

Raza Rumi, Pakistani journalist, analyst, and scholar and a survivor of an assassination attempt