by Ben Callen | Top Right News
As Christians prepare to gather loved ones to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, there was a savage reminder of how Muslim terrorists are intent on targeting Christian gatherings with violence.
And as they have so often demonstrated, they don’t care about the sanctity of people praying in a church.
ISIS has been calling for Christmas-linked attacks in recent weeks. the failed New York City suicide bombing attempt was so inspired. Sadly, they didn’t fail just one hour ago…with tragic results.
From NY Post:
Two suicide bombers attacked a church in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Sunday, killing eight people and wounding 42 others, officials said.
Sarfaraz Bugti, home minister for the southwestern Baluchistan province, said hundreds of worshippers were attending services at the church ahead of Christmas. He said the attackers clashed with security forces, with one assailant killed at the entrance while the other made it inside.
Normally, about 250 people attend a service, but because it was close to Christmas, there were around 400.
Each attacker was carrying about 33 pounds of explosive as well as grenades, according to civil defense official Aslam Tareen. They also were armed with guns.
The bombing took place right in the middle of the service.
Hospital officials said two women were among the dead while another five women and two children were among the wounded.
A young girl in a white dress sobbed as she recounted the attack to Geo television, saying many people around her were wounded.
Aqil Anjum, who was shot in his right arm, told The Associated Press he heard a blast in the middle of the service, followed by heavy gunfire. “It was chaos. Bullets were hitting people inside the closed hall.”
If it hadn’t been for the heroic security at the door, there would have been more killed.
Baluchistan police chief Moazzam Ansari praised the response of security forces guarding the church, saying the attacker who made it inside was wounded and unable to reach the main building. “Otherwise the loss of lives could have been much higher,” he told reporters.
There were four attackers in total, according to the police.
They are still looking for two people who got away, according to the police chief.
Here is some stunning video of the destruction they wrought on this holy place:
More than 30 people injured and at least eight dead after two suicide bombers entered a church in Pakistan pic.twitter.com/BfHXgvMdOi
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) December 17, 2017
— Naila Inayat (@nailainayat) December 17, 2017
Inayat added how hypocritical it was of Muslims to criticize the U.S. and Israel for its “treatment of Muslims” when Muslims can pray safely in Western countries…but Jews and Christians can NEVER feel safe praying in Muslim nations.
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