The general plight of Christian community is not good in Pakistan who face social, acute discrimination as well. Many surveys that have taken place indicate that the Christians in Pakistan are often denied access to education and good jobs. They are doing menial labour in the country and are seen collecting garbage, doing labour work or cleaning the streets. After the incident, the United States has expressed its concern about the continuing sectarian violence in Pakistan among Sunnis, Shias, Christians, and members of many other communities in Pakistan.
According to Wikipedia, the conflict between Muslims and Christians dates back as early as seventh century, where Arab Muslim armies invaded predominantly Christian lands. Later, from the 11th century onwards, followers of the two religions battled for the possession of the Holy Land. The first of the Christian crusades started when Byzantine emperor Alexios I appealed to Pope Urban II for mercenaries to help him resist Muslim advances into territory of the Byzantine Empire. Pope Urban II in turn urged all Christians to take up arms and capture Jerusalem. For numerous years, war and violence were committed in the name of religion.
Likewise, in Nigeria too, Muslim militants are targeting Christians. Reports state that in 2004, at least 57,000 people fled after sectarian violence between Christians and Muslims in northern and central Nigeria according to officials. It is said that more than 30,000 Christians were displaced from Kano city alone.
In Kenya too, the latest attack on a mall by Muslim terrorists selectively on non-Muslims indicates the return of sectarian violence with religious overtones.