Skip to comments.Karachi: Christian family faced with blasphemy and forced conversion threats ( Pakistan )
Posted on 10/30/2013 10:14:04 AM PDT by george76
In September, the head of the family, Boota Masih, a 58-yeaer-old goldsmith, was killed, falsely accused of blasphemy. In fact, a business rival was behind the murder, and he is still free and unpunished. Meanwhile, armed men have threatened the victim's family, telling them to convert to Islam or face death.
Everything began for the Masih family on 16 September when Muhammad Asif killed their main breadwinner after accusing him of blasphemy. The Muslim businessman attacked his victim at the Liaqatabad Gold Market in Karachi in broad daylight. Using a knife, he cut his throat, finishing him off with a dozen stabs, all this in the plain view of other workers and some police officers, who did not intervene and left the murderer all the time he needed to escape unmolested.
The next day, a member of the Liaqatabad Jewellers Association belatedly came to the dead man's defence, saying that he "had never seen or heard him speaking against anyone, ever." The victim had worked at the market for 30 years.
For his family, the accusation of blasphemy was but an excuse to kill him, a way to remove a business rival. When they reported the murder, police initially refused to start an investigation.
The story took a turn for the worse when, on 24 October, a group of armed men broke into the Masih home, threatening to kill its members if they did not withdraw their complaint and convert to Islam.
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Hmmm...... sounds like a real inquisition
Islam is not a clash OF civilizations, it is a clash WITH civilization...................
“We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity.”
Still the best strategy yet offered. Too bad it shall never be put into action.
Civilization is clearly overrated.
Countries like Pakistan would not want to know my plans for them were I to ever become President.
I wonder how many Christians in Pakistan would leave if they could. Maybe India could swap them out for Muslims, continue the partition. Except that the Muslims probably feel that they have it better in India.