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Christians in fear of Taliban
Christians are increasingly fearful of persecution and martyrdom as Taliban influences increases thorughout Pakistan. Violence gainst Christians has increased considerably in recent weeks near Karachi. As well as physical attacks, there has been threatening grafitti on church walls.
Christians are being urged by radicals either to convert to Islam or pay the jizye tax, required under Sharia from all non-Muslims for protection. Recent violence has seen 3 Christians seriously injured, female Christians beaten in public, houses being ransacked and Bibles being burnt in the streets.
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