Nothing could have hurt the interests and interfaith bridges of the minority Christians in Muslim majority countries more than this new guise of a 'drone. It is ironic that a country built on humanitarian values accrued from the American civil war has plummeted to a low, which does not respect human life, beliefs and values so long as it is invisible to its domestic audience; to the contrary, a country that fails to rein in its own radicals in the name of human rights. The US represents a country high on global domination, be it policy, military strategy, economics, society and religion. It is this ultimate objective that puts its diversity together and helps selective exploitation. It couldnt care less, if churches in the Muslim Crescent are burnt, ransacked, or foreigners are killed in Afghanistan, as a reaction to a heinous crime committed by Terry Jones, who is leading a small cult, rather than representing a religion that professes love and peace as its main teachings. The power juggernaut that the US has become, its global policy of dominance has resulted in making all corners of the world restive. The US that was, has since departed from its policy of pluralism and egalitarianism to liberalism that exploits its own interests. It is a pity that a country that once stood and fought a civil war for human dignity and that is built around diversity, is now responsible for kindling hatred built around apathy of other denominations/religions, particularly Catholicism, Protestantism and Islam. Like the main US power houses that behold power and influence, its evolving religious values also represent these aspirations in tandem. Unlike the European Nationalism of the 19th or 20th century, the nation-state of the USA has since been overtaken by its jingo-liberalism wherein a coterie of very strong individuals and corporate exercise the ultimate in policymaking. Consequently, this liberalism has also encouraged to minimise the hold that the mainstream Catholic and Protestant churches have over the society, thereby encouraging the mushrooming of nuclear churches that abhor Canonical Laws and charter their own interpretations and prophesies. By default or otherwise, the USA implements its policy on two opposites i.e. the strength of diversity within and a knack to stir a hornets nest abroad to keep the world destabilised. A large portion of the growing evangelical churches in the USA centre on individuals with cultish outlook; the Modernist evangelicals, a small minority with low levels of church attendance, and much more diversity in their beliefs intensified by the rise of electronic media to claim instant notoriety. Despite the fact that this mushrooming appears a reaction to the exclusion of religion in state policy drifting towards secularism, much of the foreign policy and global dominance policy of the past 50 years alludes to the support the state gets from this lobby. These religionists believe that that America is indeed a millennial nation and perceive it as the harbinger of the perfect 1,000-year reign of God. For them, the 21st century is the beginning and coincides with the US global ambitions. Unfortunately, this penchant is more incendiary than creative, that make these hate-spewing and cultish denominations like the Dove World Outreach Centre a cause of public and international concern. As Dr Frank K. Flinn writes that this millennialism has contributed untold variety to the lively experiment of religion in America.Without a doubt, the American preachers continue to espouse a healthy-minded apocalyptic faith with a paranoid style in politics. In his opinion, it is most distressing that the present day apocalypticism has the ever-increasing tendency to materialise the dense and symbolic language of the Bible, as minions of the beast. Most often they refer to the Catholic Church and its papacy as the whore of Babylon or to defy the Bible by allowing Hollywood to produce films like The Last Temptation of Christ and the Da Vinci Code, blasphemous and banned in Pakistan. What Dr Frank has not written, is the tailspin this millennialism could land the world in, with regards to Islam and the strong faith Christians that coexists within it for centuries. US evangelists keen to spread their ideology and destroy Babylon to which the whore belongs, ignore the fact that Iraq was one country where Christians and Muslims had peacefully coexisted on the basis of equality for hundreds of years. After its invasion, over 400,000 Christians have already left, while many more live in perpetual fear. Much like the countryside Iraq, the interfaith bridges and harmony between Muslims and Christians has been destroyed. Terry Jones now expands this threat to Christians from Ethiopia to the Straits of Malacca putting this interfaith bridge to extreme testing. The US could care less for indigenous Christians, if this destabilisation serves to promote UN sanctioned military interventions in the region for the global domination of resources. Cults and millennial movements have from time to time caused shocking events such as mass suicides. James Warren known as Jim Jones, the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple was responsible for the mass suicide on November 18, 1978, of more than 900 Americans that included a Congressman. In 1997, 39 members of the Heavens Gate organisation committed suicide together in an event designed to coincide with the arrival of the Hale-Bopp comet. Unnoticed, many such cults discriminate and harass Muslims, Jews and Christians seen as the anti-Christ all over USA. With the availability of the electronic media, they have global reach spewing venom and hate in traditionally tolerant societies. On its part, the mainstream Christian churches have acted in unison within themselves and their Muslim brothers to condemn the incident. The Vatican reacted by saying that terrorism cannot be counteracted by an outrageous and grave gesture against a book considered sacred by a religious community, and that very religion has the right to respect and protection. "Everything he is doing here is a violation of the Gospel," declared Rev Ed Rowe of Detroit's Central United Methodist Church, USA while Rev Charles Williams, Sr of King Solomon Church, USA, said that too many barriers had been torn down, and that we love Muslims, we love Jews. We love all God-fearing people. Jones own daughter claimed the church abused its members. She told the Gainesville Sun, in 2009, that she spoke out "with the hope of helping others leave what she calls a 'cult' that 'forced us with oppression to be obedient. Christian church leaders all over Pakistan joined their Muslim brothers in condemning this highly blasphemous act through rallies, press conferences and media appearance. They declared that self-styled preachers and cults like Terry Jones were neither Christians nor represented the Catholic values of love and respect. It is time that the USA and its states enact and implement laws to control these religious cults and showmen. We, Pakistanis of Christian faith, denounce the blasphemous and incendiary act of Terry Jones and demand of the US legislators and UN Security Council to take cognisance of it in the best interests of all faiths and declare such acts equivalent to crimes against humanity. n The writer is a retired Brigadier and Political Economist. Email: