I have no words to express my shock, grief and guilt. A Christian man, Arshed Masih, was burned alive in front of policemen by Muslims and his wife was raped by a policeman too in Rawalpindi. Apparently, some religious leaders persuaded Masih to convert to Islam and later Sheik Mohammad Sultan, owner of the house he used to live in, filed a robbery case. It happened in March, but the story did not come on surface till 23 of September.
It is a lethal and horrible trend to follow your wish and faith blindly. With force or “Jabar”, the possibility of any achievement falls down to zero, but here a “NO” becomes a matter of ego. The whole world cannot just convert to Islam only because of some Muslims want to see this happening and those who set such ugly examples for the world to review should now be disappointed.
I was always convinced that our law enforcing agencies have lost the vision to see the difference between an innocent and a criminal. But even a criminal has a right to seek help and he should be punished according to the law. No law of any state allows burning of people alive. Above all, his wife was raped as she was a public property being a Christian.
Above all, no action was taken against those policemen or Sheik Mohammad Sultan and even the news could not reach us. This is simply criminal and barbaric. It looks as we have lost faith in humanity and the social set up; and prefer to take law in our hands. Islam is not supposed to be the sole religion when other religions exist on this planet. Harmony and co-existence is something we need to accept as soon as possible.
Below is the story:
Travesty of justice does not fit the description of the events. This is simple barbarism.
International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that a Christian man, Arshed Masih, died yesterday after Muslims burned him alive for refusing to recant his faith. Additionally, a Muslim policeman raped Masih’s wife.
Masih and his wife, Martha, worked and lived at the house of Sheik Mohammad Sultan, a powerful Muslim businessman in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, since 2005.
In January, Muslim religious leaders and Sheik Sultan asked Masih and his family to convert to Islam. Masih and his family refused to convert and informed Sheik Sultan that they were going to quit working for him. The Sheik became furious and warned Masih that he would kill him if he quit. Masih told his family and friends about the entire incident. Christian leaders tried to persuade the Sheik to let Masih and his family leave his house.
On March 14, Sheik Sultan`s house was robbed. He filed a case of theft of 500,000 Rupees ($ 5,952) against Martha. After taking them for questioning, the police assaulted Masih and raped Martha. Two days later, Sheik Sultan told the couple that he would ask the police to release them if they converted to Islam. The couple refused to recant their faith.
On March 19, Masih was set on fire in front of the police station. At the time, three Muslim religious leaders and three policemen were present at the scene. The perpetrators have not been identified.
Masih was taken to the Holy Family Hospital where he received treatment for three days before finally dying.
Note: This story originates from March 23, 2010…We have just been made aware of it.
Where is the outrage? Where is the U.N. when atrocities happen to Christians?
Where is the media? Had this been an Muslim, this would have been broadcast world wide instantly….with people marching in the streets…Get the picture?