- According to the well-known Conditions of Omar, which are believed to have been promulgated by the second caliph of the same name, churches may not have bells or visible crosses.
- “The attack on Christians was simply because of the pariah status they have in Pakistan…. A consequence of years of hate ideology having been inculcated in the minds of young people in Pakistan, through the use of media and a national curriculum that demonizes minorities.” — A human rights activist, Pakistan.
- “They sent me warnings through friends, telling me to stop talking about Jesus or risk getting killed. They said they knew it was easy to kill Christians because [Christians] don’t have any weapons. They can simply be slaughtered.” — A man in Mali, World Watch Monitor Mali, December 11, 2017.