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Pakistan: Christian Couple Burned Alive

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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

A Christian husband and his pregnant wife were beaten and then burned to death Tuesday by a mob of angry Muslims at a brick kiln in Chak village, Punjab Province, Pakistan, according to International Christian Concern.

Incited by Islamic clerics who falsely claimed that the couple had committed blasphemy by burning pages of the Quran, Shahzad Masih, 28, and his wife, Shama Bibi, 25, were trapped in a factory office for days before being horribly murdered by Muslim vigilantes in a kiln.

"On November 1, the couple was locked up at the owner's office. They were tortured for three days and then accused of desecrating the Quran," Haneef Masih, a local Christian, told ICC. "The clerics made announcements though the mosque's amplifiers and instigated the Muslims to kill the blasphemers."

A mob of more than 500 Muslims had violently removed the couple from the room where they had been held, stoned them and then tied them to a vehicle and dragged them to the brick kiln where they were apparently burned alive.

According to Barnabas Aid, five policemen tried to intervene, but were unable to stop the massive Muslim mob.

The couple had four children -- two boys and two girls -- and Bibi was also five months pregnant.

"The brutal killing of Shahzad and Shama once again highlights the extreme danger of religious fanaticism that Christians in Pakistan face on a regular basis," said Todd Daniels, ICC regional manager. "The accusation of blasphemy can be used for any dispute and can often prove deadly as it did today, inciting a mob to brutally murder this young couple."

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4 thoughts on “Pakistan: Christian Couple Burned Alive

  1. Every country that does not respect a human but kill them unreasonably and atrociously, will pay the price one day. That nation will be judged and will suffer economically, or thrugh pestilence, or natural disasters with a loss of many lives.

  2. A mob of devout Muslim men murdered a Christian couple for "blasphemy". How do they get such notions? From the Koran or their clerics? To do so would be Islamophobic, and even racist. Yet scarcely a soul in authority will challenge the Koranic commands to kill "infidels", "apostates" and "blasphemers". The mainstream far-to-extreme leftist panderers would prefer to remain silent than to face devout Muslims' accusations of Islamophobia and racism for standing up to the savagery of their brethren. And the so-called moderate Muslims?

    • Incited by Islamic clerics who falsely claimed that the couple had committed blasphemy by burning pages of the Quran, Haneef Masih, a local Christian, told ICC that "The clerics made announcements though the mosque's amplifiers and instigated the Muslims to kill the blasphemers."

  3. I have been a christian for over 30 years living in America and I can't even imagine what these poor people suffered. My question is where was God as they cried out during their suffering? If the Koran tells people to act like this it should burned. The animals calling themselves people should be locked away for rest of their lives. Where was Pakistan government to let this happen to their citizens? May God have Mercy on all of us. Pray for the four remaining children. I will not tell this story to my family.

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