Pamphlet Urges Pakistani Muslims
to Kill Westerners and Christians

International Christian Concern
2020 Pennsylvania Ave. NW #941
Washington, DC 20006
(301) 989-1708
An inflammatory pamphlet being distributed in Pakistan by Islamic 
fundamentalists calls on Muslims to kill Westerners and Christians 
wherever and whenever they may be found. The pamphlet, which 
is printed in Urdu and Arabic, was distributed on January 9, 2003 
in Bulochistan and North West Frontier Province (NWFP), as well 
as in some other major cities. Pictured on the pamphlet is a 
monogram of Mecca surrounded by swords. Government 
authorities have reportedly collected a number of the pamphlets 
and have started an investigation.

The main purpose of the pamphlet is to encourage armed jihad 
among Pakistani Muslims, stating that: "The non-believers have 
made the lives of Muslims miserable leaving them with no option 
except jihad." The pamphlet also expresses extreme anti-Western 
sentiment, saying: "It is the supreme duty of the Muslims to trace 
out Americans, Israelis, Russians, Indians and Westerners, whether 
they are army men or not, and kill them, whether they are in the 
city, air, sea or desert." Muslims are also instructed not to work 
with Christians or make a contract with them because they are the 
enemies of Islam.

Not surprisingly, the majority of the inflammatory pamphlets were 
distributed in the two provinces controlled by the MMA, an 
Islamic party that supports the imposition of sharia law and has 
been known to shelter Taliban and Al-Qaeda members. The MMA 
also recently blamed the death of three Christian young women on 
the Christian community and called for the release of an Islamic 
cleric who was arrested for inciting violence in a Christmas Day 
attack near Daska in Punjab Province. 

There has been a significant rise in Islamic militancy in Pakistan 
since US-led forces attacked and brought down the fundamentalist 
Taliban regime in Afghanistan. Pakistani clerics have also 
increasingly called for revenge against the West. Pakistani 
Christians have felt the brunt of much of this anger, as they are 
associated with the West because of their religious affiliation. 
International Christian Concern calls upon the Pakistani and US 
governments to do all that they can to protect Pakistani Christians, 
as well as foreign citizens in Pakistan. The Pakistani Embassy may 
be reached at 202-939-6200. The Department of State Public 
Affairs Office can be reached at 202-647-6575.

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