“Now I know that the Lord will help his anointed; he will answer him from his holy heaven with mighty victories by his right hand.”
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Assassination of a Christian Cabinet Member in PAKISTAN
Compass Direct News Service (CDNS) reports about the assassination of Mr Shahbaz Bhatti, Minister for Minority Affairs and Human Rights in Pakistan on the 2nd of March, carried out by suspected Islamic extremists from Pakistan’s Taliban and al Qaeda. Shahbaz Bhatti was Pakistan’s only cabinet-level Christian and was an outspoken critic of the country’s widely condemned “blasphemy” laws, due to which he received many death threats by Islamic Militant Organizations and had requested higher levels of security which apparently was not provided. The murder of Shahbaz Bhatti comes two months after Punjab Gov. Salman Taseer was killed by his bodyguard for supporting Asia Noreen (also known as Asia Bibi), the first Christian woman sentenced to death in Pakistan on blasphemy charges. According to Compass Direct in a recent interview with the BBC, Bhatti had said he was “ready to die for a cause” as a Christian. “I am living for my community and suffering people, and I will die to defend their rights,” he said. “These threats and warnings cannot change my opinion and principles.”
Attacks against Christians in EGYPT
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 Source: Comas Direct News Service, available at: http://www.compassdirect.org/english/country/pakistan/69255/
 Source: Comas Direct News Service,, available at: http://www.compassdirect.org/english/country/egypt/69546/
 Source: Voice of the Martyrs, Canada, available at: http://www.persecution.net/pnp.htm#1103104