There has not been a great deal of attention paid to the suicide bomber who killed at least 75 Christians at a Church in Pakistan. According to a Sept. 22 report on NBC News, the violence happened in a Christian church in Peshawar at the close of the Sunday Mass. The Christian worshippers were leaving the church as the bomber was coming in, and it was at that point that he detonated the explosives. Many of the injured were women and children.
The death count has steadily increased, and this may continue to escalate since there were between 500 and 600 people in the church. Christians make up only 4% of the nation’s population, and they usually try to stay out of the spotlight. It is not uncommon for Christians to be targets of violence in this country whose state religion is Islam.
The disturbing part of this story lies in the limited attention it has received in the media and elsewhere. At least 75 Christians were killed Sunday; it is not yet understood why the world is not raising its voice in protest.