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Monday, August 29, 2011

Hapless condition of Christians and Jews in Afghanistan.

By Jawad Mazhar
Special Correspondent for ANS, reporting from Pakistan

JALALABAD, AFGHANISTAN (ANS) -- Christians and Jews from many nations, including Pakistan, USA, UK, and other NATO allies, irrespective of their denomination, are seen as infidels by AL-Qaeda and its allied insurgent bodies, including all groups of Taliban.

ANS learned through the firsthand accounts of some of the victims after visiting Afghanistan that Christians and Jews residing in Afghanistan are viewed as agents of US government agencies, particularly FBI or CIA, and therefore they are tortured and interrogated in an inhumane manner, and finally slaughtered with a sharp-edged dagger or with the iron wire from the tires of motorcycles or cars.

ANS also learned that another method of torture adapted by the Al-Qaeda and Taliban in Afghanistan is to compel trussed-up helpless Christians and Jews to sit on an iron chair while three or four candles burning beneath the  chair roast their buttocks and flesh.

This is carried out to force them to confess crimes they haven’t committed and disclose, under duress, that they were agents of the FBI or CIA.

A Christian in Afghanistan told ANS, on condition of anonymity, that in some cases allegations of suicide bombings and other untoward incidents were also leveled against Christians or Jews, and they were thrown into prison on suspicion of their involvement.

ANS was also told by local residents of Jalalabad’s Ghamrook village, in the Afghani province of Nangharhar, that Al-Qaeda and Taliban are once again accumulating their power.

The two groups like to shoot videos of the horrible murders, slaughters, and suicide attacks on Christians, Jews and NATO forces and then broadcast them through the internet or air them by other means.

Jawad Mazhar is a Pakistani journalist specializing in writing about Christian persecution. He was born on November 28, 1976 at Sargodha's village Chak and raised in Sargodha, a city in Pakistan’s Punjab province. He earned his Bachelors Degree from Allama Iqbal Open University majoring in computer sciences and has taught at various educational institutes in his country. He is also involved with “Rays of Development,” an organization working for minority rights in Pakistan. He says, “My aim is to help eradicate Christian persecution through my writing as I bring the plight of these brave people under the spotlight of the whole world.”

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