Christian Girl Attacked For Saying She’s Pakistani

By Jawad Mazhar, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan

There is a tiny Christian minority in Pakistan.
There is a tiny Christian minority in Pakistan.


DHAREMA, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)--  A Christian schoolgirl in Pakistan's Punjab province was recovering Sunday, October 11, after she was allegedly "ruthlessly beaten" with a bamboo stick by a Muslim headteacher for saying she is "a Pakistani" citizen.

The bedridden Nadia Iftikhar, 11, told BosNewsLife she was seriously injured when the   teacher of the local evening coaching school 'Bright Future Academy' in the town of Dharema got angry because she challenged her views on Islam.

“Our teacher was teaching us about the culture of Pakistan and Pakistani people and  quoted a sentence from the text book saying 'We are Pakistani and all of us are Muslims'," the girl recalled. "At this point I interrupted and said: "Madam, I am also a Pakistani, but not a Muslim instead I am a Christian."

The teacher, identified as Humaira Hassa,  "got furious and grabbed a bamboo stick and started thrashing in a barbarian way and kept saying all Pakistanis are Muslim, you are not a Pakistani but a Christian," the girl said. "Your home land is some where in Europe or America," the teacher allegedly said.

Nadia added showed scars of the wounds at her back. Classmates said the girl briefly became unconscious, but was eventually brought home. The teacher could not be reached for comment.

NO POLICE

The girl's father, Iftikhar Masih,  45 said he did not went to local police. "I am an impoverished Christian man and am busy working for a daily wage to feed my family."

Local Christians in Punjab province have also complained of police complicity in attacks against Christian believers. “However I have taken her to the doctor and and we believe that her injuries will be healed and she will be able to return to her school.”

It was not immediately clear whether the 6th grade girl would be welcomed again by the Bright Future Academy where she said she has been studying for three years.

The attack is no isolated incident in the tense province, Christians said. There have been protests in Punjab province against attacks on churches and individuals and alleged persecution by authorities.

LEADER ATTACKED

Recently Muslim militants reportedly invaded the home of regional church leader  Joseph Pervaiz. "They came and were stealing a jewelry and millions of rupees from me," he told BosNewsLife.

Christian workers in Punjab province have also complained about discrimination. In of the most recent incidents last month a radical Muslim transporter allegedly expelled his Christian bus conductor from his job for asking short leave of about two hours to offer Sunday Prayers in a local church."

Mushtaq  Gill's said he had been working as a bus conductor in the transport company, Dadial Travels, owned by "a radical Muslim man" for the last five years.

Muslim drivers, conductors, bus attendants and cleaners are usually granted leave on Friday to offer "their Islamic Friday Prayers," Gill said. "At certain times due to the lack of staff Dadial Transport Service comes to stand still and travellers also get annoyed."

Gill said his family are very devoted to Christianity. "We can not imagine missing even a single Sunday  service." He was apparently dismissed, without due payment, after attending the church service anyway. The transport company has denied wrongdoing, saying his absence  undermined its operations.

JUDICIAL SYSTEM

Yet, receiving compensation through a court appears difficult, with rights groups saying the justice system often colludes with Muslim militants. "There are for instance many Christians held behind bars for bootlegging," said Ghulam Masih whose son was detained October 4.

Police said Noman Masih was carrying 20 bottles of alcoholic drinks to his slum. He father has denied the charges sating police tried to extort money from his son. "Christians are allowed to carry alcohol anyway, Muslims are not," he added.

Christians comprise a minority in mainly Islamic Pakistan where Muslim militants have increased attempts to impose Muslim laws in several areas and to influence authorities, rights groups say.

Pakistan's government says it is cracking down on extremism. On Sunday, October 11, officials said the siege near the army's headquarters in Rawalpindi, near the capital, Islamabad, is over. Commando forces raided a building where militants were holding more than 30 hostages just before dawn Sunday. Four militants, two soldiers and three hostages were killed during the operation. Another wounded militant was captured.

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  3. Yes, all terrorists are Muslims. Fuck the A-rab Timothy McVeigh. Fuck the Islamists in N. Ireland (Islamic Republican Army). All terrorists are muslims indeed.

  4. we(central christian association paris) are working with different organisation in uk/india/pakistan/europe/usa/canada for persecuted christian around the world for last four years and as we can see paksitan is one of the hell for christain community but we are not here to blame any one but to educate world media about brutality of one faith .as every day between 3 to 10 christian girl,women been raped in pakistan /uncountable christian killed many are in jail without any charge young girls sold as a sex slave and almost every organisation making money out of it.
    so please watch your self before writing any thing as you can see this is truth and truth is very painful when you are guilty

  5. Not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslim.
    Islam means “submission”.
    Another words you either submit to it or you will be killed.
    It is happening throughout the world at this very moment.
    When the Muslim population gets strong enough in your country
    you will see what the word jihad really means.
    Until then they will be working the stealth jihad. Which is the
    use of money, the pen, and legal authority to fofill their agenda.

  6. All i can say here is that HOW DARE A TEACHER BEAT A 11 YEAR OLD GIRL. and if our country is somewhere in EUROPE or AMERICA then HOW MUSLIMS LIVE IN EUROPE OR AMERICA..WE DONT ASK MUSLIMS TO LEAVE USA OR AMERICA…THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE…

  7. Islam is evil to the core !!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.TheThirdJihad.com
    http://www.TheReligionOfPeace.com
    http://www.FaithFreedom.org (Muslims cannot refute this site, its shows how sick prophet Mohammed was:

    marrying a small,tender girl when she was 6 years old and penetrating her at the age of 8 years and 9 months, this was when mohammed himself was 57 years old.

    Prophet Mohammed also married his own adapted son’s wife, today we call it INCEST, back then mohammed called it LUST

    Prophet Mohammed also slept with the slave girl the same very day he had her father and brother executed

    This is the man, Muslim uphold to their highest moral standard, what do you expect from these ill-litterate, uneducated, and totally corrupt people who dont hold anything dear to them, even their own children…… Shame on Islam- the religion of pieces, body pieces.

  8. And yet they wonder why we are wary of them. More and more islam is proving itself to be a religion of oppression and brutality.

  9. Jesus warned us about the wolfs with sheep´s clothing.. He talked about the trees is recogniced by its fruit (saint Mathew chaper 7 15-20. They are my favourist verses).

    What are the fruits of Islam? A clue;

    Battle of Bassorah, Battle of the Camel, or Battle of Jamal, year 656, Calipha Alí versus Aisha, Mohammmed´s widow..(you can use wikipedia)..

  10. Message from Spain,

    Humaira Hassa, that b(- censored ) teacher, could be virgin, but she has less honor that a alcoholic porn-star.

    This is outrageous!

  11. Even in Indonesia which is less Islam than in Pakistan, the muslims (the “good” ones) also feel that Indonesia belongs to Islam, and non muslims are only allowed to live in Indonesia by the muslims’ sacrifice and non muslims should be thankful for that.

  12. What’s brown, smelly, hangs out with buttholes and has curly pubes allover it?

    Give up?…………..

    A Muslim Dingle Berry!

  13. To be a muslim requires that you relinquish all dignity and all characteristics that would identify you as a good human being. You must pray 5 times a day to a supposed god named alla that is ruthless and crule; in the qaran about 80 percent of the contents is devoted to describing in vivid detail the punishment you will receive if you don’t believe in him and follow his ridiculous commands.

    You must strive to become like their pedophile prophet who was a thief, murderer, sexual predator, and all the other worse possible characteristics a human being could possibly have; yet they worship this heathen as if he was a god. Is it any wonder that these types of news articles are a daily occurrence. Most of their disgusting acts don’t even make it to the news.

    Observe the rest of the animal kingdom and you will see even the lowest of creatures behave with more dignity and common sense than a muslim human being.

  14. HOW CAN YOU BLAME AN ENTIRE RELIGION FOR SOMEONE WHO BEATS A GIRL UP JUST BECAUSE THE TEACHER IS MUSLIM? YOU THINK WHAT YOU’RE DOING IS RIGHT? YOU THINK GOD WILL LIKE WHAT YOU’RE DOING? THIS WEBSITE IS A HYPOCRITE.

  15. I wish the paedophile Muhammad had never been born. I’ve studied Islam since 9/11 when the Muslims flew hijacked planes into the World Trade Towers. I have found that Islam is the most violent and cruelest religion in the world. There are absolutely no lessons in the Qur’an on Morality, Hosesty, Justice or the Love of Neighbor. There is only violence in the Qur’an. It should be called Satan’s Bible instead. I have found that many Muslims are very cruel just like their cruel prophet Muhammad.

  16. Hi there
    I use to make comments on this site but it seems point less exercise because it doesn’t do anything for my brothers and sisters in the persecuted countries. I just hope and prayer;we know the End to our faith.

    Thanks be to God!!!

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