By Marielena Montesino de Stuart
You may have missed my March 4 commentary on my companion blog, Marielena Speaks… (as part of a week-in-review-post) regarding the plight of Christians in Pakistan– and what they suffer when they leave as refugees. I invite you to read it below, in light of the savage terrorist attacks that took place yesterday (Easter Sunday) during a gathering of Christians in Lahore.
The Plight of Christian Refugees from Pakistan
There is no doubt that the persecution of Christians has intensified all over the world.
Pakistanis who convert to Christianity suffer terrible persecution inside their country. Their only chance of survival is to flee. Many of these Pakistani Christians seek refuge in Thailand where they wait as UN-registered asylum seekers to be processed by the UNHCR (the UN High Commissioner for Refugees)– but the UN can take years to process their documents. In the meantime they suffer inhumane treatment inside Thailand.
Except from an article published on 4 August, 2015 on Fox News titled “Pakistani Christian refugees face ordeal in Thailand” — regarding the suffering of Pakistani Christians inside Thailand’s camps:
“…horrendous conditions including cramped cells, inadequate nutrition and children being incarcerated with adults. In the central jail, the men are bound in shackles and forced to stand in the hot sun. In the IDC, up to 200 people can be packed in a room meant for 100 leaving very little space to properly sleep. Many have since been released for up to a year until they get a proper visa, otherwise they face being put back in the IDC or being deported back to Pakistan.”
It appears that the United Nations does not place sufficient importance on the processing of Christian refugees– compared to the quick actions they have taken in Europe on behalf of Muslim refugees fleeing war-torn areas in the Middle East.
[UPDATE: One of the Muslim terrorists from last week’s attacks in Brussels entered Europe as a “refugee”].
Again, the United Nations– which is supposed to practice “social justice”– seems to apply their justice on a selective basis.
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Please read this important report from BBC News in London: “The Christians held in Thailand after fleeing Pakistan.”
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