Monday, August 27, 2012

11-Year Old Christian Boy Tortured and Killed in Pakistan

Terrible stories of persecution by Muslims of Christians continue to come out of the Middle East and other parts of the world, and the MSM in America continues to ignore these stories.  I found this latest one in a London paper, The Telegraph.  It can be found elsewhere on the Internet, but not on any of the mainstream media sources, not even the conservatives' beloved Fox News.  And you certainly aren't going to hear Rush Limbaugh or any of the other talking heads even mentioning this atrocity.

Below is the article concerning the brutal torture and murder of an 11-year old Christian boy in Pakistan.  We ignore these stories at our own peril.  It is not just an accident that these stories are not being reported to us in the mainstream media.  They don't want us to know about them.  They don't want us to know that the hostility and hatred of Christians around the world and in our beloved United States is growing and deepening.  And it is only a matter of time before we see it here in the western world.




Christian boy tortured and killed in Pakistan

The tortured body of an 11 year old Christian boy has been found in a town in Punjab, Pakistan, days after a young Christian girl was arrested on blasphemy charges.


By Dean Nelson, South Asia Editor
6:19PM BST 23 Aug 2012
Detectives in Faisalabad, around 60 miles from Lahore, said they were investigating whether accusations of blasphemy had also been made against the boy.

Human rights campaigners condemned the killing of Samuel Yaqoob whose burned and tortured body body was discovered on Eid, the celebration which marks the end of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan.

His lips and nose had been sliced off, his stomach removed and there was evidence that his legs had been mutilated too.
The boy had been missing since Monday when he left his home in the town's Christian Colony to visit a local market. His relatives identified his body from a distinctive mark on his forehead.

Yaquub was reported to be an orphan but in local newspaper reports his mother Asia Bibi was quoted denying he had been accused of blasphemy. "We neither received any phone call for ransom nor were we told that Samuel had committed blasphemy," she said.
Police said they were investigating whether blasphemy had been behind the attack on Samuel. His death comes just days after the arrest of Rimsha Masih, an eleven year old girl with Down's Syndrome, after Muslims in Islamabad accused her of burning pages from the Koran for cooking.

President Asif Zardari intervened in the case after dozens of Christians fled their homes fearing violence. He said the country's controversial blasphemy laws, in which those guilty of insulting Islam face the death penalty, must not be misused to settle scores.

The country's leading human rights campaigner Ansar Burney said he had "strongly condemned the brutal murder" of Samuel Yaqoob who had been killed "mercilessly".
Pray for the souls of these martyrs who die for love of Jesus, and pray even more for the souls of those who kill them, for truly they are in much more need of prayers than those who have found eternal rest in the arms of our Lord.

1 comment:

  1. A sad story, but this is not a picture of Christians being hanged. It is a picture of Iranian drug dealers being hanged. The source for the photo is Agence France Presse, and Getty has the distribution rights. You can see it here on Getty's site:

    http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/four-iranian-criminals-are-hanged-in-public-in-the-southern-news-photo/78509825?esource=linkconn&aid=39902&asid=94532&cid=4157&lid=12413

    It is dated September 5, 2007, and here is the Reuters article of the event connected to it:

    http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/default.aspx?pageid=438&n=iran-hangs-21-criminals-drug-smugglers-2007-09-06

    There are Christians who are persecuted in some parts of the world. This is not a picture of them. Whoever placed this caption with this photo is lying to you. I encourage you to correct your post and refrain from perpetuating this lie.

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