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Among a sea of states hostile to religious minorities, Pakistan stands out as one of the most inhospitable countries for those not sharing the majority belief. Christians are regularly harassed, beaten, and even killed by mob violence.

8/13/2015 Islamabad (The Economist) – Few pessimists in 1947 would have guessed that a country premised on an ideal of pan-Islamic unity—and led to independence by the likes of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, a modern-minded lawyer whose family hailed from a minority Shia tradition—would eventually descend into bloody sectarianism. Horribly enough, in the tail end of the 68-year period since Jinnah won the fight for Pakistan, nearly 2,500 members of the founding father’s have been murdered, in a series of more than 400 separate incidents since 2001. Activists campaigning against the killings have taken to calling them a “Shia genocide”, drawing special attention to the plight of the ethnic-Hazara Shias in the southern city of Quetta. More than 95% of all Pakistanis are Muslim, 80% or more being Sunni and somewhere between 10% and 20% Shia. Other religious minorities in Pakistan, including Ahmadis and Christians, have also suffered persecution and slaughter at the hands of extremists from the Sunni majority.

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