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Bin Laden’s death, a “strong symbolic message” in the fight against terrorism, Mgr Saldanha sa
For the archbishop emeritus of Lahore, it is “too soon” to understand what repercussions Bin Laden’s disappearance will have on the country’s Christian minority. However, security is being tightened around churches and Catholic Schools. Extremist groups pray for Osama, martyr and “hero of Islam”. PM Gilani calls for help in the fight against terrorism, the country’s “number one” problem.
Christians are an “easy target” for reprisal after Bin Laden’s death, says Mgr Saldanha
The archbishop emeritus of Lahore calls for greater protection for his community, fearing attacks by fundamentalist groups. Christian institutions, schools and organisations are closed for fear of violence. Extremist groups reject claims that the al-Qaeda leader is dead. A former Pakistani intelligence chief calls the operation an election stunt by Barack Obama. Two more christians are victims of violence.
Islamabad expels six foreign Save the Children aid workers
For the Pakistani government, they helped US spies find the hiding place of al Qaeda's founder, thus facilitating his killing. For the NGO, which denies any involvement with the US operation, the decision remains unmotivated. A doctor sentenced to 33 years in prison is thought to have had links with the charity.
04/03/2009 ISLAM - PALESTINE
Islamic countries reject al Qaeda, but also American policy
A survey has been published by the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, on the occasion of Secretary Clinton's visit to the West Bank. Approval of Osama bin Laden is down; attacks against civilians are rejected, and American policy is seen as being too close to Israel.
12/01/2007 PAKISTAN - US
Pakistan: “US hasn't shared information on al Qaeda leaders”
John Negroponte, U.S. intelligence chief, said yesterday that al Qaeda leaders are holed up in Pakistan. Islamabad said United States had not given it any information about this and remarks his genuine commitment to fight terrorism.
28/01/2015 INDIA - UNITED STATES
Christian leader thanks to Obama for defending freedom of religion
During his official visit to India, the US president spoke out in defence of freedom of worship, citing Article 25 of the Indian Constitution. Sajan K George welcomed the words of the US leader in a nation "where violence against minorities, especially Christians, is commonplace." Hindu extremist movements support the government, a "stain" on the country's secular credentials.
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