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Arshed Masih is fighting for his life after he was nearly burned to death by Muslim militant leaders backed by police, sources tell BosNewsLife. Photo: BosNewsLife Correspondent reporting from the region



RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian man was fighting for his life in Pakistan's Punjab province Saturday, March 20, after Muslim leaders backed by police burned him alive for refusing to convert to Islam, while his wife was raped by police officers, Christian and hospital sources familiar with the case told BosNewsLife.

Arshed Masih was burned Friday, March 19, in front of a police station in the city of Rawalpindi near Pakistan's capital Islamabad, following apparent death threats from his Muslim employer Sheikh Mohammad Sultan, an influential businessman, and religious leaders, said the Rawalpindi Holy Family Hospital.

His wife, Martha Arshed, was allegedly raped by police officers. Their three children -- ranging in age from 7 to 12--  were reportedly forced to witness the attacks against their parents.

"Both [Masih] and wife were rushed to the Holy Family Hospital and are under treatment," the hospital said.

He was listed in serious condition with about 80 percent of his body burned.

POLICE INVESTIGATION

Local police officials said they were "aware" of the attacks carried out by Muslim leaders and apparently at least some officers and added that an investigation was underway. No arrests were reported yet late Saturday, March 19.

Sheikh Mohammad Sultan could not immediately be reached for comment and it was not clear whether he had been in contact with police Saturday, March 20.

Before tensions emerged about their Christian faith, Masih worked as a driver and his wife as a maid for the Muslim businessman since 2005, Christians said.

The couple apparently lived with their children in the servant quarters of Sultan's estate in Rawalpindi, a key trade and tourist destination. In January, religious leaders and Sultan allegedly asked Arshed to convert to Islam with his whole family.  After he refused, the group reportedly threatened him with "dire consequences".

DEATH THREAT

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The police's First Information Report on the theft, seen by BosNewsLife



Arshed offered to quit his job, but the businessman allegedly said he would "kill" him if he were to leave.

He apparently also told Christian mediators that he would never allow the Christian family to live somewhere else.

This week tensions rose after Sultan reported a theft of 500,000 Pakistani Rupees (5,952$), according to a document seen by BosNewsLife.

The Christian family members were not named as suspects in the so-called 'First Information Report'  from police.

Sources familiar with the situation, who asked not to be identified for security reasons, told BosNewsLife that the businessman had offered the couple to drop the case if they convert to Islam or "else that both would not see their children again."

However, "Arshed refused to convert and stood firm in his faith. Arshed`s wife was raped by the police and he was burned alive," Friday, March 19, local Christians said, speaking on condition of anonimity.

The case comes at a time when church groups have complained about growing attacks against minority Christians by Muslim militants, often with the alleged support by local law enforcement officials and other authorities. (BosNewsLife Asia Service includes BosNewsLife correspondents often working in difficult circumstances. In some cases, including this report, their names are not mentioned due to security concerns. With editing by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos).

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62 Responses to “NEWS ALERT: Pakistan Christian “Burned”, Wife “Raped”, For Refusing Islam”

  1. Dagny Taggart Says:

    How can anyone be surprised? This is what they do. Crash course on islam http://www.islamrevealed.com.

  2. ADHD Says:

    Truly, may God be Glorified via this SENSELESS near-murder and genocide of a family serving Him – and may these saints join in His Glory!!

    Otherwise, it sure seems – and most strongly so!! – that anybody who’s not a Muslim should flee Pakistan at once!!!! Also, knowing just how utterly anti-democratic, anti-freedom of religion, anti-decency Islâm is, from now on I want positively NOTHING to do with any of its people unless they convert to something else. Furthermore, I swear to boycott any goods exported by Islâmic countries for the rest of my life!!

  3. ADHD Says:

    May God Grant this gentleman who has been so brutally mutilated a complete recovery – or else a swift and painless death; furthermore, may his wife and children likewise not have to suffer such evil ever again!!

  4. Yasin Says:

    My whole hearted sympathy for the Christian man, his wife and his family. These so called barbaric people are not Muslims. They think they are doing God’s work in reality they are doing the opposite. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) taught exactly the opposite of what these people are doing.

  5. Babbler Says:

    Muhammad’s followers are the evidence themselves that he was a false prophet. If these are the true followers of Muhammad, then Muhammad must have been a murderer and rapist also.

  6. mohama-fag Says:

    Muslims are the worst culture to inhabit the earth

  7. Name Says:

    Religion of peace strikes again. Islam can go to Hell

  8. Damocles Says:

    This is going on all over the muslim world and has been for years now. It will continue to do so all the while muslims refuse to acknowledge their own backwardness with regards to their so called religion and while those same muslims, and indeed those westerners who wrongly keep touting Islam as a religion of peace, keep up the pretence for fear of upsetting their barbaric sensibilities. With regards to Yasin’s comment:: ( These so called barbaric people are not Muslims. They think they are doing God’s work in reality they are doing the opposite. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) taught exactly the opposite of what these people are doing.)?? It’s this denial of the truth that aflicts the majority of muslims that keeps this sort of behaviour alive and feeds these animals and their religion of death. If this were true then why do Jihadi’s and their supporters keep using the crusades as a recruiting tool and throw it in our faces at every opportunity to justify some of their murderous behaviour? Islam will fall under the weight of its own idiocy…..the sooner the better for all the world.

  9. Stefan Bos Says:

    Dear ADHD and Mohama-faq,

    While your anger is understandable, the amazing thing is that Christians in Pakistan, including most likely the man who was burned, agree with Bible verse Matthew 5:43-44 (New International Version) where Jesus says: “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[a] and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you: Love your enemies[b] and pray for those who persecute you…”

    Throughout the years reporting on this issue, we have seen many Christians asking for prayers while reaching out to Muslims with work, aid, and the Gospel. They include Arshed Masih, now fighting for his life.

    Yet, not all Muslims agree with these atrocities. While doubts have been raised whether the religion of Islam is peace, we at BosNewsLife never say “the Muslims” are wrong but use terms such as Muslim militants or in this case Muslim leaders backed by police.

    Best regards,

    Stefan J. Bos, BosNewsLife

  10. keith Says:

    Stefan Bos,
    While many muslims do not agree, the vast majority say and do NOTHING against the thugs that their cultures and religion produce. Until that happens, politically correct wording such as your suggested descriptions are a waste of space.

  11. Isa al Masih Says:

    Babbler Says:
    March 20th, 2010 at 11:52 pm
    Muhammad’s followers are the evidence themselves that he was a false prophet. If these are the true followers of Muhammad, then Muhammad must have been a murderer and rapist also.

    HE WAS, MANY TIMES! Hadith and Islamic History affirms this. 800 beheaded at one time. Raped one of their wives that very night, forcing himself upon her. Forced that Jewess to become his wife to survive. Stole his son’s wife. Forced child Aisha to marry him at 6 & yield to his pedophilia by 8/9, etc, etc.

    These so called barbaric people are not Muslims. They think they are doing God’s work in reality they are doing the opposite. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) taught exactly the opposite of what these people are doing.

  12. Sarah Says:

    It’s written in the Koran… murder murder murder and murder more.

  13. Stefan Bos Says:

    Dear Keith,

    If we would be worried about “politically correct wording” we would not have published this article and other stories. However there are some journalistic guidlines we follow in which we clearly seperate commentary from news observations. I don’t think the Bible is worried about “poltically correct wording” either, and I cited Matthew 5:43-44 as an example.

    Best regards,

    Stefan J. Bos, BosNewsLife

  14. weavo4 Says:

    Simply amazing! Good to keep reporting incidents of this type. How can any group of people harbor such hatred for any element of society. There simply is no hope for countries like Pakistan, or any other nation with an Islamic majority. There simply is not solution to this type of treatment for people who do not believe in Islam. The proper course of action would be for countries that are not Islamic to halt immigration of Muslims into their own particular country. Time for the rest of the world to leave Muslims alone. Let them destroy themselves, there is not hope when the Koran calls for the elimination of those who do not believe. Let the Muslims destroy themselves, or learn the value of the human condition. My bet would be that the Muslims, left alone, would end up destroying themselves from within. Hatred cannot last forever, and even Muslims, would probably get tired of killing themselves.

  15. Kiki Lamoroso Says:

    Well after 1400 years of genocides, massacres, rapes, slavery, pedophilia etc.etc.etc. in the name of Allah, we can objectively say that Islam is SATANIC!

  16. Susan K. Says:

    It seems to me that the only safe places left are western countries. But not for long since they are immigrating by the hundreds of thousands and many are trying to implement their rules in our countries. What a difficult time we are having.

    I’m from Quebec and French Québécois know about islamization. Our next government is expected to enforce a strict secular rule in public-funded institutions. It’s all we can do. However, more and more people want islamic immigration to stop. Like they say in French: Qui vivra, verra.

    Finally, there is hope like weavo4 says. They tend to self-destruct through killing each other. Let’s hope it continues.

  17. Not hiding behind religion. Says:

    These people are cowards. they use religion as a way to exploit there own violent tendency. It is no better then those that use the bible as a weapon. This goes to show that it has nothing to do with Islam or Christianity. It has everything to do with there cold blooded needs for power and control. And then to hear that the police raped his wife. Such cowards who deserve no less then what they did to these people. What happens when you cant even trust the police who are supposedly there to protect you.
    And the only reason these things happen is because those that have the real control in those countries care little for the brutality that they do to others. they turn there heads whenever the rich and powerful proclaim there demands upon others.

    To those that claim violence is the only way to pacify a situation you are weak and your religion does not support your ideas

  18. Ready2Roll Says:

    islam is NOT peace! islam means SUBMISSION. Get it straight. It means total SUBMISSION to the satanic spirit allah (spit). Quit telling the lie that is means peace. IT DOESN’T!

  19. JPinCA Says:

    Dear Stefan J. Bos,
    Thank you for taking the time to correct the anger of those that may have felt righteous indignation against an evil group of Islamic thugs, but I feel you are not being totally honest in how the Bible represents self-defense and answering such violent physical attacks.
    With regard to self defense, not only does the Old Testament affirm the right to self defense (Ex. 22:2), Jesus himself told his disciples to sell their cloak and buy a sword (Luke 22:36). Jesus later told Peter “put your sword away” so Christ’s sacrifice would go forward and the scriptures would be fulfilled (Mt. 26:54). But the very fact that Jesus told Peter and the other disciples to buy a sword shows that its use for personal protection is appropriate. (By the way, Jesus never condoned the use of the sword as a means of religious conversion. It’s impossible anyway. Genuine conversion, by definition, is freely accepted. It cannot be coerced.) This is put in plain English, but honestly, the NIV is one of the worst translations for Christian use, but is OK for New Age religions, this is not the proper forum but if one is interested there are many books on the subject, a few I have came from http://www.chick.com.
    To make a point I will use the name Satan, but many may know him as a fallen angel named Lucifer. I feel this is appropriate due to the overuse of this name by Islamic groups when referring to those that they disagree with, therefore fair is fair and I ask for your indulgence. I only bring this up because I feel very honestly that Islam is Satan’s Largest religion, and yes that would very well make Mohammad a prophet of Satan and Mohammad’s followers disciples of Satan, whether they wish to make themselves aware of it or not. I say this not because of just this one article, since there are many articles on a regular basis of Muslims killing other Muslims and non-Muslims for the sake of their religion, but the fruit of Islam since it’s inception is death, lying, dismemberment, false-imprisonment, slavery, sexual depravity(pedophilia starting with Mohammad)…ect.
    That being said, I feel this is why people lash out verbally against Islam and unfortunately not enough do it, I think many feel the same way but we are all different and voice our concerns an feeling in different ways and most feel somewhat confused about it because of the lack of honesty in governments because they act like ostriches with their heads stuck in the sand and when they pop their head out they say something stupid like “Islam is a religion of peace”. The time Pres. Bush said that I lost all respect for him, if I did not know better I would have thought it was Jimmy Carter speaking. Geert Wilders is one of the very few EU politicians that speak the truth on this matter and look how he is getting treated by his own country.
    I believe in forgiveness, but I also believe in common sense. Islam will bring about its own destruction and it looks like they are doing so at record pace. Government officials can play stupid all they want, but when they wake up and decide not to bow down to the will of Nuclear armed Islamic Rulers, that war will make WW1&2 look like school yard fight. It is not a matter of whether or not this will happen but only when it will happen and that is due to doing too little to stop the Violent Islamic ideology at government levels in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan, and other Islamic countries.
    I will end by expressing my lack of confidence in the so called “moderate muslims”. Their very own definition of “moderate” makes them an infidel to those that follow the whole Koran and not just the carefully selected parts of the Koran that can produce a “moderate Muslim”. I also would like to bring to memory the effectiveness of moderate Nazis in WW2, you don’t hear much about them for good reason, they were not very effective in their position of being moderate when it came to stopping the non-moderate Nazi machine.

  20. Karim Khan Says:

    This is extremely horrible! What is the international community doing about such brutalities against humanity?

  21. Stefan Bos Says:

    Dear JPinCa,

    The Bible verse you refer to is NOT ABOUT DEFENDING THE USE OF VIOLENCE. It’s part of Jesus’ last supper when a dispute arose among disciples over who was to be the greatest. When Jesus speaks about the sword, as well as other things in that verse and chapter, He mentions as a prophecy what will happen hours later, and how they fulfil what was said by prophets in the Old Testament.

    After the supper, John 18:10 says: “Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus.” (The King James Bible). This happened in the garden of Gethsemane, where soldiers came to detain him. However Jesus rebuked the disciple. In Matthew 26:52 we read: “Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.” (King James Bible).

    That perfectly fits in with was Jesus said during the (earlier) supper. In Luke 22:36-38 (King James Bible) it says: “36Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one. 37For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end. 38And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough.”

    Now you may say, what about Matthew 10:34? “34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.”(King James Bible).

    That was not mentioned to encourage violence, according to the Bible. He predicted that those who believe and express His Word will often encounter persecution as it reveals a new reality for a broken world, for Hebrews 4:12 (King James Version) says: “12For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

    However Jesus also made clear to those persecuted for their faith Matthew 5:43-44 (King James Version) 43Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you”.

    That last verse is not much different than my earlier mentioned NIV version you criticized I would say.

    Yes in the Old Testament there are many killings as a punishment for wrongdoing. But that was when the Law of the Old Testament still applied. It was not written for Christians (who did not exist at that time yet) but first of all for the people of Israel.

    Jesus Christ fulfilled the Law after he rose up from the death so that everyone who believes in Him is set free from the burden of the Law (and sin) because nobody was able to observe all its obligations, according to the Bible. Romans 10:4 for instance says: “For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.” (King James Bible).

    Islam may well bring “about its own destruction and it looks like they are doing so at record pace,” as you say. However real change will only come when His Kingdom comes, according to the Bible. In the meantime the Bible in the above and other verses makes clear Christians should reach out with His Love to everyone. That obviously includes Muslims. It’s up to them to either accept Him as their personal Lord and Saviour or not.

    The Bible and I agree with you that “Genuine conversion, by definition, is freely accepted. It cannot be coerced.” John 3:16 says so much: “16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Believing is clearly something that can not be pushed.

    Best regards,

    Stefan J. Bos, BosNewsLife

  22. Momin Ansari Says:

    Its all Topi Drama u r Playing Guys … to malign Pakistan why only u have the Info about this event happened … dear Go to Mainstream like Geo, Good News which is Urs Channel, the there … why u r afraid of Going into Public … if ur story is true … Don’t forget the recent Issue of Shazia which Pakistani main Media raise to help ur community … Unless and until u did’nt came on Main Stream Media — i wont trust ur stories here…

  23. Stefan Bos Says:

    Dear Momin Ansari,

    I am not sure what you mean with “mean stream” media. BosNewsLife is an independent international news agency specialized in reports on persecution, with readers among journalists of non-Christian media as well. The fact that Geo has not covered it yet, doesn’t mean this story isn’t true. It just means we are on the story earlier. This news story was very well researched, and yes, it is true. It seems however that you don’t like the truth, saying it is an effort “to malign Pakistan”. We would argue its part of a healthy debate on improving democracy in Pakistan or any other country where people report persecution.

    Best regards,

    Stefan J. Bos, BosNewsLife

  24. Trisha Says:

    May God bless these Christians for taking a stand for God and for being a true witness to these Muslims and the world. I am praying for all Christians and all Muslims and all people around the world. Stand firm in your faith and God will bless you mightily. Remember we are all sinners and to God all sin is equal! But as Christians we are forgiven when we repent and ask for forgiveness. God loves these Muslims too! He may not like what they do but He loves them just as much as He loves us! You can ask any converted Muslims and they’ll tell you that its because of people praying for them and God’s mercy that they converted to Christianity and they are out there reaching their family and friends to the saving knowledge of Christ! Let’s stand behind them in prayer and support and reach out to all those who do not know Christ no matter what happens to us or our families. If we don’t do it noone will and there will be more lost in this dying world.

  25. James Says:

    Dear Europeans,

    Hope you’re planning to convert to islam soon, because in a short while this will happen to you too.

    Good Luck with the arabs,
    James

  26. Mandertyne Says:

    ADHD says: “May God Grant this gentleman who has been so brutally mutilated a complete recovery – or else a swift and painless death; furthermore, may his wife and children likewise not have to suffer such evil ever again!!”

    Prick.

    Firstly, if ‘god’ was going to grant him a full recovery he wouldn’t have let him get burned in the first place. Secondly; nobody recovers from 80% body burns. He’s going to look like two-face for the rest of his life, however short that may be.

    Take that religious shit and stick it. It was religion that burned this man, and he doesn’t need you pissing on his corpse with another one.

  27. Stefan Bos Says:

    Dear Mandertyne,

    We do encourage people to comment, but we would prefer if they refrain from abusive name calling, as you did with the P word. I think what ADHD said was genuine and has nothing to do with religion. The Bible says that miracles do happen. However the biggest miracle is, Christians would argue, that we can be assured that whatever happens, this man (as well as his wife) will receive treasures in heaven, more than all money or gold this world can offer, according to the Bible. Matthew 5:10-12 (King James Version) says for instance: 10Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.” Trisha’s words underscore why Christians believe they should reach out to all, including Muslims. Trisha, I personally fully agree with you.

    Best regards,

    Stefan J. Bos, BosNewsLife

  28. JPinCA Says:

    Stefan, I must move on, I have enjoyed you sharing your opinion on dealing with Islam. I have to admit we will probably never agree, I would say we are on two opposite ends of the matter.
    I feel if think tanks come to a conclusion that the number of innocent deaths would be less with the total elimination of Islamic nations compared with the status quo of leaving them alone, and let the constant forms of Jihad take place that is killing innocents one terrorist event at a time which numbers 15026 attacks since 9-11-01 to present, then yes I would choose to eliminate them.
    It could be just as God used the Egyptians to punish the Jewish people for their disobedience and allowed them to be slaves for a period of time. God may use Islamic nations to destroy Vatican Rome for their disobedience then shortly after use America and maybe the EU to destroy Islam. I would never suggest a nuclear first strike on a nuclear Islamic state, I could see where our country would make it clear that if one was used by one of their nations, they and all other Islamic nations would suffer the worst destruction a war has ever seen. I say this partly in jest because I cannot predict the future.
    I feel Stefan you are better suited then I to live as a dhimmi and pay the jizya tax under Sharia Law, I choose to pull out the sword I got from selling my cloak and let the children of the devil have it.

  29. Adnan Says:

    I cant Believe this * :s but srsly its not abt da religion abt da people who did this * Islam is not like tht * the things wat r the doing & If u dnt mind as i muslim tooo but its so sad * in islam there is peace But there r some people who do this things & i hope they may be finish soon

  30. Adnan Says:

    If islam is bad then what da fuck r da jews doing in palestine ?? every day & every night there r innocent dieing in whole over the world ( in iraq,afghanistan,pakistan etc etc ) why ?? pls can any 1 ans this

  31. ADHD Says:

    Dear Mr. Bos:

    Much as you claim that not all Muslims agree with this kind of brutality, the evil fact remains that Islâm as a religion not only encourages such evil – it COMMANDS it. There are many Qu’rânic passages (e.g., Sura 9:123; 5:33) that demand as much – let’s look at the latter:

    “The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement.”

    Such atrocities as what the above verse calls for are commonplace in Muslim culture and history over the full 1,400 years of its existence – my ancestors on BOTH sides of my family suffered repeatedly at the hands of the Tatars and their masters the Ottoman Turks. Consequently, yes: I loathe Islâm for all it actually is. Be it a religion, culture, politico-economic-social system and whatever else it is, yours truly considers it as a Satanic evil comparable to Communism.

    As to Mandertyne: it’s a pity that in your atheism you deny the existence of miracles and believe that science is the pure truth!! [Man all too often manipulates it into being other than what it really would be - that's not science's fault but that of Man.] Let’s not forget that Mankind without God is intrinsically EVIL right from the instant of conception through the instant of death; whereas in Christ so much good transcending all understanding is amply possible! [How is it that somebody like Corrie ten Boom could personally forgive one of those Nazis who helped murder her sister and bring her herself to the brink of death, many years later?]

  32. ADHD Says:

    In sum: while good and moderate Muslims do exist no doubt, they’re all too justly afraid to speak out, let alone do anything more because they know that by the tenets of their religion they’re wrong! Indeed, those good people are good not because of – but in SPITE OF – their religion.

    As to what Trisha wrote: beautiful. I wish that I could join you in praying like that on such a regular basis those prayers that you do.

    Finally, Momin Ansari actually underscoires the overall Islâmic mentality towards non-Muslims (in addition to Pakistani nationalism being intermixed) combined with a preference to the mainstream media that often deliberately cover up these stories. Why the cover-up? They’re in the hands of “intellectual” élitists (not a few of whom are secular Jews who hate Christianity!!) who have a blatant grudge against Western civilisation and want to implement Communism in its place, using the Muslims as allies in the process of destroying the West via anarchy until they can build their “communistic society” in its place. [To boot, by thinking they can ride the Muslim whirlwind without getting hurt shows an appalling naïveté about it.]

  33. ADHD Says:

    Finally, it’s one thing to reach out to Muslim individuals (I’m not going to avoid that with those who approach me as long as they do so peacefully), but quite another to have anything to do with that actual system. God Forbid that I should ever have to live under it or in any community where they’re even a significant minority (let alone a majority)!!!

  34. Nelson Says:

    Friends , islam is not a religion, sure its death cult! watch this video then you would come to know what a merciful religion of islam ! muslims are broblem or islam its self main cancer of the world ! if u are weak person by heart, then don’t watch that vidoe please………
    http://www.masihitube.com/view/2707/most-wanted-the-666graphic/

    NOTE FROM BOSNEWSLIFE: WE HAVE SEEN PART OF THE VIDEO, IT IS VERY GRAPHIC. PARENTS SHOULD NOT LET THEIR YOUNG CHILDREN WATCH THIS. WE DO DOUBT THAT ALL MUSLIMS AGREE WITH THESE ATTACKS, WHETHER ISLAM IS VIEWED AS PEACEFUL OR VIOLENT.

  35. Unknown~ Says:

    ISLAM is really against this type of violence!!!
    people only judge this religion by the surface and not by its deep meaning…
    i agree when u people labelled that this people are cowards, but to use ISLAM as an excuse is really WRONG and against AL QURAN!!!
    i really want to EMPHASIZED that this type of people is not really doing what stated in AL QURAN, in AL QURAN islamic people CANNOT force other people to change their religions, even when they win in a war and have complete authority of a place, they CANNOT force the captive to convert to ISLAM!!

  36. tjc Says:

    Almighty Father, we lift up this courageous family to you for peace, comfort and healing. We thank you for their unfailing witness to you during extreme persecution. May their steadfast love and devotion be an example to Christians and Muslims everywhere. We ask for strength and courage for all Christians who suffer persecution for your names sake. We pray for all those involved in this crime, and all those who participate in or support violence, that their hearts will be converted to Jesus. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen †

  37. JoJo Beans Says:

    Mr Bos,

    As originating from a Christian country who felt the “goodness” of Islam for centuries I am stunned at your position to hide behind the Good Book. But let’s continue not offending the “good” Muslims in a world where you don’t hear a peep out of them, decrying the atrocities of their brothers in faith and beliefs. You should seek courage from the Savior and not hide behind your interpretations of His words.

  38. dina little Says:

    I think it’s a tribute to Christianity that while there are many (some very harsh) comments on this page condemning the teachings and traditions of islam (namely the tendency of the followers of islam to rape murder and rape, (especially mothers in front of their children) I have not seen any calls from the Christian voices calling for the death and mutilation of the perpetrators of these crimes, only that they be brought to justice and that muslims in general be educated. There is nothing wrong with righteous anger. What these muslims did was evil. That they did it in the name of God was blasphemy.

    That means something to me. I didn’t see in the news story any indication that the family of these poor martyrs who were tortured by the muslim thugs went and took retribution on the families of the perpetrators. Also, I noticed that while a few muslims ‘condemned’ the acts and denied islam was the cause, I saw no apologies or offers to help this poor family.

    Is there an address we could have to send aid to these poor people?

    I beg all muslims reading this story to please, wake up, and do some real research and learn about how evil muhammed really was, and stop following him.

    God bless this family. I pray heaven rewards and protects them.
    dina little

  39. Stefan Bos Says:

    Dear Dina,

    As you may have also seen on BosNewsLife now Arshed Masih has passed away to what Christians would call Eternal Glory. We are looking into information how people can help his family, his widow and three small children, via trustworthy workers. They first of all need prayers, is my impression. Also: they have no house and are sleeping in the hospital. We will do an update on their situation with perhaps more concrete ways how people can help.

    Best regards,

    Stefan
    Stefan J. Bos, BosNewsLife

  40. Stefan Bos Says:

    Dear JoJo Beans,

    I am not “hiding” behind an interpretation. I was just quoting directly from the Bible, or if you will, God’s Word. I indeed seek courage from the Saviour, through His Word.

    Best regards,

    Stefan J. Bos, BosNewsLife

  41. Joie Pirkey Says:

    Article on the PR scrub for Islam: http://www.shoutsofjoyministries.com/InJesus/Spread_of_Islam.shtml

  42. Katerina Says:

    Dear James,
    deeply regret, but have to admit that your prase that could be understood as a joke, is evident: “Dear Europeans,
    Hope you’re planning to convert to islam soon, because in a short while this will happen to you too”,
    unfortunately we are too democratic, and our politians think “short term” due to their own interests of “being a politian and getting votes” (everybody knows about priveledges, bonuses and salaries of above mentioned…, polititians allow a flow of immigrants to enter EU… who later on will vote them..
    I live in Turin, here people protest like addicted against high speed trains, blocking motorways!!, but when one more mosque was approved to be built, nobody went out on the streets to protest…
    Hope, one days europeans will wake up (hope not too late) and take measures against seak muslims, instead of speaking all day long about sex abuse in catholic churches.. weaking our church! ha! no one muslim spoke in media yet about what’s going on inside theirs…

  43. TAS Says:

    Lord………. Until When….,For how long, they become aware of everything they do as long as they follow the Prophet and Islamic guidance.
    It should be like that all the teachings of Islam in providing guidance to its adherents. Which must be killed and raped a woman who was actually refused Islamic.
    Is not there another way to deal with those who reject Islam as they had in Pakistan.
    Are the teachings of Islam does not give an example of love to those who are hostile to Islam. Or are the teachings of Islam do not know about the teachings of love to the enemy. Is not the enemy of Islam is also a human existence both have the same blood with those who embrace Islam.
    Is it possible, God teaches Muslims to kill those who reject Islam. Is not God’s love to His creation.
    Is not there a law that apply to all people in this world, that; “Who would hate and destroy God’s creation just as they hated his Creator, too”.
    And they brothers and compatriots in the country Pakistan ………………. It is ironic …………………….
    They are still blind to the love that should be mutual love and mutual understanding between each other. Anyway if there are differences of opinion why they are not open to dialogue to find the truth in a way and a good goal ……….. It would be better than to kill and rape without a clear purpose ………..
    The question is ……………… To kill and rape, if there are laws that allow people to kill and rape just because they reject Muslim.
    Do not we have sinned when we have killed and raped like that ……………… ?

  44. ADHD Says:

    Well said, Ms. Dina Little!! And May our Heavenly Father grant Eternal Rest to His good servant Arshed Masih and Be with his widow and now-orphaned children in this darkest hour of their lives.

    As to you, Adnan: Israel has ancient claims on its territory going back thousands of years before your false-prophet (also mass-murderer, rapist, paedophile, robber and so much else of EVIL!!) Muhammad came upon the scene. It’s their ancestral homeland, where they lived until God Used the Assyrians and Babylonians to punish them with exile 1,000 years before Christ. It also is the land where they feel safe as an individual nation where they can be themselves, after so many, many Western nations – then in the midst of supposedly-Christian-inspired bigotry! – persecuted them to near-extermination until the 20th-century. Then, between 1933 and 1945 the Nazis aimed to utterly destroy them as a people instead of just as a religion – while you Muslims cheered Hitler on in his quest to eradicate Jewry from the whole earth!! To boot, you deny that your peoples (Arabs, Turks, Pakistanis, etc.) butchered and tortured tens of millions of people across North Africa, Spain and all of South-Eastern Europe and Armenia in the name of your sevenfold-accursed false religion and totalitarian system for hundreds of years ever since it came into being 1,400 years ago!!!

    Adnan, it’s you that should hang your head in shame!! May God Take pity upon you, open your eyes and deliver you from the fundamental lie of lies that Islâm in actual fact truly is!!!!

  45. ADHD Says:

    Kudos to tjc and JoJoBeans, particularly the latter – he (or she) knows exactly what I’ve been trying to point out here (my ancestors on both sides had the very same experience for several centuries!).

    No, Islâm has no real goodness whatsoever! Those people who’re good and yet are amongst its adherents are good not because of, but IN SPITE OF, it!!! It openly encourages so many unspeakable evils – and one I’ve not yet remembered seeing mentioned here is LYING!!! Furthermore, it never accepts permanent peace treaties with infidels. Dear ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Bos included, please reflect upon those two critical facts!!! Thank you in advance!

  46. Stefan Bos Says:

    @Dina

    Dear Dina,

    We have found a way to support the family via Life for All, an advocacy group that is currently providing meals in the hospital to the widow and her three children. For more information you can e-mail: peacepakistan@hotmail.com or call: +92 300 4017141. Ask for Xavier William. They speak and read English. They are currently looking for housing for the family. Prayers are also very welcome at this difficult time, is my understanding.

    Best regards,

    Stefan J. Bos, BosNewsLife

  47. Max Says:

    In the Western society, muslims want to build mosquees everywhere, they want that muslim women are allowed to dress veil and burka, with the excuse of human rights and freedom of religion. Well, they do not seem to respect this freedom of religion in their lands. When in Switzerland people votes for the Referendum against the building of minarets, they claimed that this was against the human rights. So, what about this thing happened?? We can see how they DO respect human rights. The same for people of baha’i religion. Baha’ i religion is forbidden in every musulim land and its followers sentenced to death. What about gay’ s right in islamic lands?? Homosexuality is punished in every muslim land. In the half of muslim land, homosexuality is punished with the death penalty, and in the other half penalties vary from at least 3 years of prison in addition of body tortures and fines to life jail. I do not really understand how can our progressive politicians defend them?? Freedom of religion?? They want to introduce the Sharia’ s law elements in our European constitution claiming that this is freedom of religion. They want to build giant mosquees in every city centre. I think that they cannot claim all this when the freedom of religion is not reciprocal. They repress all religious minority which are non muslim and on the other side, they want to have the freedom of religion in our lands??

  48. Max Says:

    I think that from our side, we have been very tolerant with muslim people. They are allowed to be muslim, they built many mosquees, and so on. But freedom of religion does not mean to build own parallel societies without respecting the laws and the culture of the land where they live. We gave a lot to them, but they want and claim always more and more from us. If they want to be respected they have to also show some respect. They cannot always claim rights when in their society they do not respect any human right.

  49. Max Says:

    Well Adan I tell you what is happening in Israel. There are 6 million of Jews who are defendind a slice of land surrounded by 1.5billion of muslim people who would like to cancel it from the earth and make an ethnic cleansing of jewish people, same as for Christian, Baha’i and so on. Christian lebanenses (45% of lebanon population) without the help of israelis in the civil wars, would had been already decimated by muslim people.

  50. Arthur Says:

    its not to feel sorry.. Its time to be stand against your rights, we always feel apologetic, diplomatic and obliged. But not raise our voice for our right. Its Not the case to just put these thing on youtube or face and in communities network and wait for any foreign mission to support the family and use this issue to get visa (to some of them). … See MoreBut it time to think and standup. We never have a freedom of speech and to practice our religious activities, We are been brought up by our elders not to speak up against the majority to save our self but it will never work sooner or later the axe will be on our and our children necks. We can’t even get together on internet. Please comment and give your view. If you don’t have time or even not bother to spend time and effort so please don’t be a spectator.

    My point is not to report and investigate this incident but to take this incident as an opportunity to speak up for our rights. If you are not from Christian community you will not understand the dense and deep … See Morerooted condition of our community. Even as a Pakistani Christian I never feel it unless I came out of the country for certain reasons (and will be back to my homeland soon), where I feel the equal rights and the freedom of speech, where no one give you the citizenship rights but you have these as a citizen. I am not trying to be justifying or diplomatic but, if you have a experience in living in a countries where other religion’s people are in majority and you are in minority you will understand that in this situation your mindset will be change, to some extend is natural but if the law of the country don’t give the minorities right as same as other religion’s people you feel like living 2nd class citizens.. Even in all speeches, debates, conferences on media, news, papers everywhere we heard that “ Pakistan is for Muslims and we all are Muslims” saying this you excludes all other communities and give that the sense that you have no roots here and soon or later you have to move. When I listen radio, TV or any paper, or any national or local leader he speak or address just Muslims, no one dare to address the nation, or even bother to think that we all are not Muslim nation.

  51. ilya Says:

    The twin fascisms that causes most massacres, wars, “conflicts” today:

    Arabism is racism (Arab racism)
    Millions upon Millions are/became victims of [pan-] Arabism which is the worst current form of racism in its gigantic proportions, like: Kurds Jews (not just in Israel) Berbers (the real natives of North Africa), Africans (not just in the genocide in the Sudan or in Egypt on native Nubians by Arab invaders – till today), Persians, etc.

    Islamism is bigotry (Islamofascism)!
    The Islamic supremacy that “works” towards its vision of “final Islamic domination on the entire planet”, from Middle east to Africa from Asia to Eurabia, from forced conversions, terrorism, & massacres in multiple countries (like: Thailand, Phillipines, China, Indonesia, Tunisia, Morocco, Kenya, Tanzania, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lebanon India, USA, France, Israel, Russia, UK, etc.) to propaganda, the war includes on Muslims who are not radical enough…,

    Let’s face it! that entire war on Israel & the Jews since the 1920’s by infamous facsist Mufti Haj Amin Al-Husseini who started the “genocide campaign” [and continues by the children, grand children of Arab immigrants into Israel - Palestine - now convenienently called "palestinians"] in a clear outlined declaration to ‘kill all Jews’, is nothing but out of pure Arab Muslim bigotry.

    Why does biased media blame Israel defenders from vicious Arab Muslims who use civilians when they attack Israeli civilians… so that their civilians (they prefer kids to) die then parade with the casualties as “innocent victims”???

    BTW
    While the Islamo Arab dictatorship goes on…
    Israeli [ungrateful] Arabs won’t mention FAVORITISM by democratic pluralistic multi-racial Israel in: land, courts & universities, by the same token, the totalitarian & mullahcracy dictators of Iran with its Hezbollah thugs & militant “Palestine” anti-freedom forces cast their genocide plan under “freedom fighting.”

  52. Claudio A. Fernandes Says:

    Jesus said Be in the world but not of the world. A christian Simply refusing conversion to Islam under dire consequences doesnt help you in becoming a true christian at all. As the required qualifications for being true christian supersede far too much expectations of Kingdom of God in any case,so why not concentrate on Sermon on the mount, Love your enemy, Follow the Ten Commandments, Speak to one another in hymns and psalms, Overcome evil with good. Have new understanding of Corrected commandments like donot lust, donot get angry (that is thought level obedience apart from deeds) , always be full of charity, pray for the good of others, sacrifice yourself to do something good for others, stop having a sinful life etc. can actually make you a christian in the sight of God even if outwardly you are muslim convert from christianity. This is also an opportunity to stand as a witness for Christ to other muslims who will one day wake up to know who is your true God. In short christianity is not about being religious, but loving your neighbour as yourself, that is sharing your resources with those in need, not being violent or revengeful to those that harm you, because God punishes them any way if you look foward His justice, and simply living a life of repentance can achieve greater results in kingdom of God instead of being fanatic christians trained by so called false christian church fathers who simply tell things that lead to death needlessly. Always be an aroma to the world buy knowing and following the truth. Be humble as doves but shrewd a serpents. Do not be foolish. Pray ceasely for oneself and for others. and always have a repenting heart.

  53. truthteller Says:

    every time a non muslim commits a crime it is not highlighted what religion he is. every time a munafiq (fake muslim) commits a crime he is an embarrasment and an abomination allah will punish them dont worry oh people of all faiths, the old countries are truly riddled of hipocritical “muslims” who are confusing all the people of the world, remember never judge a religion by the actions of its people, the devil uses the same method to attempt to break down and destroy the truth thru all time, with Isa (jesus) it took him only 300 years to contaminate and create many factions in the truth that jesus brought. Now after 1500 years we are seeing the same pattern with those who call themselves muslims just like the crusades happened, remember it is his method, i recommend all read the quran you will see that the words and the teachings that took the world out of the middle ages and into the renassaince are still the same; but today the people of this religion are different and disappointing, the prophet foretold of this he stated there will be many hipocrites who will soil the name of islam so that no one will remember what it was, he was not a bad man read his story than judge for yourself, believe me this outrage and anger is exactly what the devil wants. He hates man becuase we took his place as gods favorite he wants to destroy us to prove to god we are not worthy of the title of best of his creation.. please i implore all reader to stop thinking that independent actions are an example of islam, there is good and evil in every sector of the world, but only one truth, the quran always speaks of the believers, not muslims, any one can be a believer of allah remember dont hate the words that have not changed thru the centuries the people who have changed if there was a true islamic government all these people would be punished, and allah is punishing them by blessing the non believers right now, the western countries are safe and blessed by allah as well, becuase he will protect those potentially good muslims. these days a converted muslim is better than one who was born into a muslim family, becuase he falls into place the convert chooses the right stuff, I am an american muslim and I know more about islam than our socalled counterparts in the old country, they do not read the quran, they do not care about the truth, they barely know how to pray, they are an insult, and I cant wait till allah destroys them it is coming soon.
    dont worry oh people of the world, I understand the outrage, but please do not misplace your anger/
    understand that there are different people in each category of the world it is a rule of probability/
    I wish and pray for the peace of all those who are suffering, and understanding to come to the minds of those who are unaware, WWI ane WWII have left the middle east with too much damage they have forgotten their glory and past, they are a mockery and abomination, I have seen it first hand that is why I married a honest loving converted black african american against my family when islam allows me to marry any race they were hipocrites and gave me much resistance. But today allah has blessed me and I am happy to be a muslim, and believe me I wish I could go and help that poor christian, because if the prophet was here he would have protected him and beheaded the fake muslim believe that.

  54. Anthony Says:

    Why didn’t the media report this as a human rights violation? I’m sure if a homosexual was burned alive somewhere in the world that the media would be all over it. It just goes to show you the bias the secular media has against Christians and their fear of Muslim extremists.

    The media is no longer free, it’s controlled by the liberal elites. He who controls the media controls the thoughts and minds of people. – Nazi and Communist Propaganda has finally reached the Free World.

  55. Nadia Talha Says:

    This is so so shameful. I feel ashamed of being a muslim. This is not how muslims should spread Islam.

    This is completely human right violation. I stand with Christians in this incidence & these disgusting muslims should be punished to death. I pray all such so called muslims are burned in Hell
    (amen)

  56. Momin Ansari Says:

    Dear…The Truth must come Out and nobody can stop it…but i am seeing that most of the readers here r blaming this to religion … i am sorry for for those who think that such persecutions happened due to religion … May God Bless all of us

  57. Jerome watson Says:

    I am fully agree with Nadia Talha
    “This is completely human right violation. I stand with Christians in this incidence & these disgusting Muslims should be punished to death. I pray all such so called Muslims are burned in Hell (amen)”

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  59. Nil Says:

    Muslims are not terrorists

  60. Pre-nuptial laws Philippines Says:

    These guys are often spot on their political opinions. They endure as a informatave view. I pray they will always be brave enough to tell it like it is and oppose the GOP sponsored Fox Network propaganda.

  61. Gashama Says:

    (BosNewsLife received the following extremist comment from Gashama, underscoring what Christians say they face in Pakistan. Viewer discretion is advised, as we have chosen not to edit the comment).

    Christian specially here in Pakistan are the big drama makers, cheater and lier. 100% of them are belong to very lowest class families where is respect is just like a shitt for them. And over 99.99% do the job as sweepers and cleaners. So what you may expect from those type of drug user people? Drama god damn..

  62. Miss Donna Says:

    Islam is a perfect example of religion without mercy and grace. Religion left to itself, becomes evil; forcing all to become just as evil as itself. Mercy and grace provide forgiveness and peace. If a person is forced to worship Allah, why would he want THAT kind of devotion? It’s just as bad as forcing people to become Christian.

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