Ahmadi and Christian Socio-Political Responses to Pakistan's Blasphemy Laws
This study provides a valuable tool for Christians to understand what it means to be a minority in a hostile culture. By presenting a way forward for the Christian church in Pakistan, this book provides hope amidst the discrimination and persecution.
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By: Qaiser Julius
The roots of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws can be traced back to the British colonial rule in India, but their harsher clauses were added to the Pakistan Penal Code during a wave of intense Islamization in the 1980s. Everyone in Pakistan, even Muslims, are threatened by the misuse of these laws, however a disproportionate number of victims targeted by these laws have come from two minority groups, the Ahmadis and Christians.
Dr Qaiser Julius focuses on how these two groups have been affected by Pakistan’s blasphemy laws, their different reactions to these laws and, more specifically, why they are responding differently despite living under the same circumstances. In this well-structured and understandable study, Julius provides a valuable tool for Christians to understand what it means to be a minority in a hostile culture. This thorough analysis presents a way forward for the Christian church in Pakistan, providing hope amidst the discrimination and persecution.
Published Date: September 2017
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About the Author
Qaiser Julius earned his PhD from Melbourne School of Theology, Melbourne, Australia. He is the director of Open Theological Seminary, Lahore, Pakistan, and the Pakistan country coordinator for Langham Preaching.