Pakistani Christians Endorse Trump

Children wave signs supporting Donald Trump for president during a meeting in which the United Pakistani Christian Community endorsed the Republican nominee. (Photo by Michael Shain via Times Ledger)

Children wave signs supporting Donald Trump for president during a meeting in which the United Pakistani Christian Community endorsed the Republican nominee. (Photo by Michael Shain via Times Ledger)

A group of Pakistani Christians expressed their support for presidential candidate Donald Trump at a recent gathering of local Republican candidates, held in the Bellerose Jewish Center in Queens, reports Patrick Donachie in Times Ledger.

Christians are one of the largest religious minorities in the majority-Muslim Pakistan, totaling about 1.6 percent of the population, primarily a mix of Roman Catholic and Protestant. According to Tariq Rehmat, the United Pakistani Christian Community leader, the Pakistani Christian population is often allied with Republicans and said Trump would protect their religious liberty.

In the last year Christian churches in Pakistan were bombed in the predominantly Muslim country.

“We are supporting Trump because we need America back,” Rehmat said. “Without Trump we are considered third-class citizens.”

Go to Times Ledger to read why Michael Faulkner, a 2017 candidate for mayor on the GOP line, said this gathering “could take place only in New York.” And read what others at the meeting had to say about the Trump campaign and its support of  “Christian values.”

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