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Pakistan’s Muslims attack Christian community

More than 3,000 Muslims rampaged through Joseph Colony, a Christian area of the eastern city of Lahore

Pakistan’s Muslims attack Christian community
Pakistani police officials examine the burnt out houses of members of the Christian community attacked by Muslim demonstrators during a protest over alleged blasphemous remarks by a Christian in a Christian neighborhood in Badami Bagh area of Lahore on March 9, 2013. Thousands of angry protestors on March 9 set ablaze more than 100 houses of Pakistani Christians over a blasphemy row in the eastern city of Lahore, officials said. Over 3,000 Muslim protestors turned violent over derogatory remarks allegedly made by a young Christian, Sawan Masih, 28 against Prophet Muhammad in a Christian neighboorhood in Badami Bagh area. (AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistan’s Muslims attack Christian community
Pakistani Christian's react as they sit outside burnt out home torched by Muslim demonstrators in Lahore on March 10, 2013. Christians demonstrated around Pakistan to protest after a Muslim mob torched more than 100 Christian homes following allegations of blasphemy. More than 3,000 Muslims rampaged through Joseph Colony, a Christian area of the eastern city of Lahore, on March 9 after allegations that a Christian had made derogatory remarks about the Prophet Mohammed three days earlier. (AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistan’s Muslims attack Christian community
Pakistani Christains react after Muslim demonstrators destroyed the homes of members of the Christian community during a protest over alleged blasphemous remarks by a Christian in a Christian neighborhood in Badami Bagh area of Lahore on March 9, 2013. Thousands of angry protestors on March 9 set ablaze more than 100 houses of Pakistani Christians over a blasphemy row in the eastern city of Lahore, officials said. Over 3,000 Muslim protestors turned violent over derogatory remarks allegedly made by a young Christian, Sawan Masih, 28 against Prophet Muhammad in a Christian neighboorhood in Badami Bagh area. (AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistan’s Muslims attack Christian community
An angry Pakistani Muslim demonstrator runs past burning Christian's belongings during a protest over a blasphemy row in a Christian neighborhood in Badami Bagh area of Lahore on March 9, 2013. Thousands of angry protestors on March 9 set ablaze more than 100 houses of Pakistani Christians over a blasphemy row in the eastern city of Lahore, officials said. Over 3,000 Muslim protestors turned violent over derogatory remarks allegedly made by a young Christian, Sawan Masih, 28 against Prophet Muhammad in a Christian neighboorhood in Badami Bagh area. (AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistan’s Muslims attack Christian community
Pakistani Christians shout slogans during a protest against the attack on the homes of members of the Christian community by Muslim demonstrators, in Karachi on March 9, 2013. Thousands of angry protestors on March 9 set ablaze more than 100 houses of Pakistani Christians over a blasphemy row in the eastern city of Lahore, officials said. Over 3,000 Muslim protestors turned violent over derogatory remarks allegedly made by a young Christian, Sawan Masih, 28 against Prophet Muhammad in a Christian neighboorhood in Badami Bagh area. (AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistan’s Muslims attack Christian community
Pakistani Christians carry a placard during a protest against the attack on the homes of members of the Christian community by Muslim demonstrators, in Karachi on March 9, 2013. Thousands of angry protestors on March 9 set ablaze more than 100 houses of Pakistani Christians over a blasphemy row in the eastern city of Lahore, officials said. Over 3,000 Muslim protestors turned violent over derogatory remarks allegedly made by a young Christian, Sawan Masih, 28 against Prophet Muhammad in a Christian neighboorhood in Badami Bagh area. (AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistan’s Muslims attack Christian community
Pakistani Christians shout slogans during a protest against the attack on the homes of members of the Christian community by Muslim demonstrators, in Quetta on March 10, 2013. A drunken row between two friends was the trigger for blasphemy allegations that prompted a mob of angry Pakistani Muslim protesters to burn more than 100 Christian homes, police and witnesses said. More than 3,000 Muslims rampaged through Joseph Colony, a Christian area of the eastern city of Lahore, on March 9 after allegations that a Christian had made derogatory remarks about the Prophet Mohammed three days earlier. (AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistan’s Muslims attack Christian community
Pakistani policemen detain Christian demonstrators during a protest against the attack on the homes of members of the Christian community by Muslim demonstrators in Lahore on March 10, 2013. Christians demonstrated around Pakistan on March 10 to protest after a Muslim mob torched more than 100 Christian homes following allegations of blasphemy. More than 3,000 Muslims rampaged through Joseph Colony, a Christian area of the eastern city of Lahore, on March 9 after allegations that a Christian had made derogatory remarks about the Prophet Mohammed three days earlier. (AFP/Getty Images)