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West Failed to Recognize Christian Persecution: Pakistan Church-Bombing Victim

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 16:42 (IST)

Western countries have failed to show hospitality to the persecuted Pakistani Christians, slammed a 2013-church-bombing victim who flew to Australia for treatment of her wounds which she suffered during the blast.

In September 2013, a 17-year-old Kashmala Munawar was among those who suffered serious injuries caused by a twin suicide bombing at the Anglican All Saints Church in Peshawar, Pakistan. The explosion left 80 killed and hundreds wounded.

The explosion had shattered Munawar's left leg, leaving her right leg to me surgically removed, according to World Watch Monitor.

In 2014, Munawar flew to Melbourne with the help of the Australian Association of Pakistani Christians (AAPC) to get her treatment. The Children First Foundation (CFF) helped her learn to walk once again.

However, three years later she noted that when the persecuted Pakistanis flew to the west to receive treatment and humanitarian help, they were simply not recognized. The westerners ignored hospitality and asked the patients to move to a different city, and the cycle is repeated over and over again.

Christians in Peshawar still live in fear of attacks by their Muslim fellow citizens. Munawar said the police too don't do anything to protect them, instead, they falsely charge Pakistani Christians with blasphemy allegations.