Human chain formed to protect Christians during Lahore mass


The Muslim and Christian communities came together during Sunday mass in a show of solidarity in Lahore.

Hand in hand as many as 200-300 people formed a human chain outside the St Anthony’s Church adjacent to the District Police Lines at the Empress Road, in a show of solidarity with the victims of the Peshawar church attack two weeks back, which resulted in over a 100 deaths. The twin suicide attack on All Saints church occurred after Sunday mass ended and is believed to be the country’s deadliest attack on Christians.

Standing in the small courtyard of St Anthony’s Church, as Mufti Mohammad Farooq delivered a sermon quoting a few verses of the Holy Quran that preached tolerance and respect for other beliefs, Father Nasir Gulfam stepped right next to him after having conducted a two hour long Sunday service inside the church. The two men stood should to shoulder, hand in hand as part of the human chain that was formed outside the church not just as a show of solidarity but also to send out a message, ‘One Nation, One Blood’.

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  1. These are brave people and regardless of our own feelings about religion in general we should support them.

  2. Heartwarming.This is what religion claims to be but is so often not.We are all human together and alone( I presume) in the vastness of space.The froggy orchestra singing ‘We all stand together ‘ has struck up inside my head.

  3. Wonderfully heartening. If only it were the norm.

    But who knows, perhaps it will catch on; I sincerely hope so.

  4. The crazies are usually most vocal. The sane folk have been pushed against a wall and are being forced into acting. It is a rare good-news story coming from this region of the world.

  5. I’m amazed how few Imams or Islamic clerics stand up to be counted and condemn these terrorists. The amount of hatred for Islam just keeps growing in the wake of all of the terrorism.

  6. In reply to #1 by stuhillman:

    These are brave people and regardless of our own feelings about religion in general we should support them.

    I will never support a people whos doctrine compiles killing me. Get rid of the religion and we’ll talk, sick.

  7. I wonder how the solidarity would have fared, had atheists tried to join them. I guess it’s an improvement.

  8. The telling part is that they need to involve their gods in asserting their human kinship – because they are in a religion infested countryside.

    In democratic secular nations with secular laws, no such assertions are required!

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