Sep 25 2010
PAKISTAN: Christian man burned alive, wife raped by police, because they refused to convert to Islam
The persecution of Christians in Pakistan is becoming very brutal and very deadly. A Christian man in Pakistan’s Punjab province is literally fighting for his life after Muslim leaders, backed by police, burned him alive for refusing to convert to Islam while his wife was raped by police officers.
CURRENT The name of the man is Arshed Masih, and according to reports Islamic radicals tried to burn him alive right in front of a police station in the city of Rawalpindi. So did the police do anything to protect the Christian man? No, the police were too busy raping his wife. Now 80 percent of his body is burned and he is struggling to stay alive.
One of the saddest things is that their 3 children (ranging in age from 7 to 12) were reportedly forced to watch the attacks on their parents.
So how did this all come about? Well, it is alleged that in January Islamic leaders in the area asked Arshed to convert to Islam with his whole family.
After Arshed refused their request, the group of Islamic leaders reportedly threatened him with “dire consequences”. Apparently they were quite serious. But this is just the latest in a serious of vicious attacks on Christians in Pakistan recently.
For example, a World Vision office in Pakistan was attacked by Islamic gunmen recently, leaving at least five staff members dead. Another example made world headlines a while back. A Christian couple in Pakistan was sentenced to 25 years in prison for touching the Quran without properly washing their hands first.
Radical Muslims in Pakistan are quite serious about their desire to eradicate Christianity from their land. Their Scriptures call for all infidels to either convert or to perish. Pakistan is not a safe place for Christians any longer, and it most likely will not be ever again.