Pakistan Muslim Extremists Kill Christian; Injure Evangelists

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 | Tag Cloud

By Worthy News Asia Service
SARGODHA, PAKISTAN (Worthy News)-- Christians on Tuesday, December 22, were mourning a Christian man who was shot dead by Muslim extremists while other believers recovered from injuries after an apparent Muslim attack on an evangelistic meeting showing the Jesus Film in Pakistan's tense Punjab province.
Patras Masih was shot because he refused to recant his faith in Christ, and died from gunshot wounds on December 3 in Karol village, his family said.
Locals said Masih had received an ultimatum after being falsely accused of killing a Muslim, identified as Anees Mahammad.
He was allegedly told he would not be killed if he abandoned Christianity and "embrace Islam." However, "My son bravely refused to recant Christianity and clung to Christ," said the man's father, Gulzar Masih, his voice trembling.
After his son refused to recite the Islamic conversion creed, three Muslims known locally sprayed bullets at his chest, killing him instantly, Masih explained.
The attack came shortly before elsewhere in Punjab province dozens of Muslim villagers, armed with clubs and axed, attacked a showing of the film "Jesus" about the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, witnesses said.  At least three part-time evangelists and four spectators were reportedly injured in the December 9 attack near the city of Sargodha.
Christians have expressed concerns about the alleged refusal by local police to investigate these cases.  Police had no comment, although Pakistan's government has made clear it wants to crackdown on Islamic extremism.
Speaking from hospital, Evangelists  Ishtiaq Bhatti, Imtiaz Ghauri and Kaleem Ghulam suggested they were surprised by the attack of some 50 Muslim villagers as they were screening the film within the premises of a Catholic Church. "They threatened to kill us and left us injured. They also broke all our appliances and took away funds" collected by fellow worshipers,  Bhatti said.
"Muslim men also injured those Christian villagers who tried to intervene and stop them," he added.
The violence underscored mounting religious tensions in Punjab province and other areas of Pakistan, where Christians form a minority. (With reporting by Worthy News' Jawad Mazhar from Pakistan).
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6 thoughts on “Pakistan Muslim Extremists Kill Christian; Injure Evangelists”

  1. I guess this is an example of the "no compulsion in islam" bit we hear from muslims. Patras Masih is a true martyr. He stood strong for his faith even though he must have known what "they" would do to him. His strength in the face of evil is an inspiration to all. May he rest in peace, safe now in the arms of a loving God.

  2. "And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus, and for the word of God, and such as worshipped not the beast, neither his image, and received not the mark upon their forehead and upon their hand; and they lived, and reigned with Christ a thousand years." (Revelation 20:4)

    Not too many muslims among the saints and martyrs of Jesus Christ. None, in fact. All gone to be with the false prophet, forever.

  3. Praying!

    "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
    In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
    For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake." 2 Corinthians 3-5

    Save Now!

    "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

    My LORD And My God

    "For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;
    And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.
    Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
    And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation." John 5:26-29

    I Love You Jesus

  4. Fellow Christians,
    This letter is written in order to help your faith, in this time where almost anything else would hurt it.
    It is very well fitting of you to form a Christian association, and a good deed.
    However, you should be beware of unbeliever heretics who try to destroy faith, for these people of Satan are scientists and many but not all politicians.
    Whenever a scientis asks you why their prayers for new car or a pet puppy are not anwsered, reply
    That Jesus died on Golgatha to save us from our own sins and evil deeds, not from " F"s on tests or dog bites.
    In fact, everything bad or which may cause bad, such as exams, gambling, and all that other earthly crap is from the devil.
    God does not control the devil, he fights him, and he (God) has already beaten evil through his son.
    Therefore, God does not control, nor does he care how your steak turns out or wether you have a driver's liscense or not
    The only thing Christ cares for you to have is salvation through his own crucifixtion and ressurection.
    Also, if there is a man preaching evolution to a group of Christians, ho may very well be led astray,
    Do not hesitate to shut him up, though force should only be used if he fights back
    For the laws of man are not the laws of God, and free speech was not what Christ died to give us
    And listen my friends, there is no free speech in hades, where the fire does not turn into ashes and the worm does not die.
    On a brighter note, happy holidays to you all
    May the grace of our saviour God the Son Jesus Christ be upon you as you pass this message on.

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