Pakistan: Muslims murder Christian in the street because he refused to work on Sunday

MARCH 31, 2017 8:38 AM BY CHRISTINE WILLIAMS
Noman was a simple sanitary worker and had no enmity with anyone. His refusal to clean the Muslim’s dera [outhouse] apparently led to his killing.

The plight of Pakistani Christians was discussed last summer at the European Union headquarters in Brussels, amid rising escalations of violence against Christians in Pakistan, but no action ensured.

Rev. Dr. Russell Barr, Moderator of the Church of Scotland, has stated “that the perpetrators of Christian persecution are being cushioned by the police” in Pakistan.

Violence against Christians by Muslims who justify it by reference to Islamic texts and teachings is greeted globally with complacency and silence.

“Pakistani Christian killed in the street had refused to work on a Sunday”, by Joseph Hartropp, Christian Today, March 30, 2017:

A young Christian in Pakistan was shot and killed in the street allegedly for refusing the demands of an influential Muslim that he work on a Sunday, his day off.

Noman Munir Masih, 20 lived in Sheikhupura in Punjab Province, working in a local sanitation department. He was on his way to work with his brother-in-law and uncle on March 20 when he was attacked and killed, according to Morning Star News.

‘They were about to leave after dropping off Noman when suddenly two motorcyclists arrived there,’ Norman’s mother Khalida Bibi said.

‘One of them whipped out a pistol and opened fire on Noman, killing him instantly.’ Bibi said her family was in shock at their loss.

Norman was the primary provider for his Pentecostal Christian family after his father died two years ago. Through his work he supported his mother, three brothers and two sisters. A local Muslim man named Daanu Chaddar has been arrested in connection with the case.

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