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June 13, 2009

Another 'Religion of Peace and Tolerance' Update: Christian Man Raped, Murdered for Refusing to Convert to Islam

Topics: Understanding Islam

According to a young Christian man's brother and minister, he was raped and brutally murdered in Pakistan for refusing to convert to Islam, and police are doing nothing about it:

Pakistani police reportedly found the body of Tariq "Litto" Mashi Ghauri -- a 28-year-old university student in Sargodha, Pakistan -- lying dead in a canal outside a rural village in Punjab Province on May 15. He had been raped and stabbed at least five times.

"They have sexually abuse him, torture him with a knife on his testicle and genitals," Ghauri's brother, 24-year-old Salman Nabil Ghauri, said. "They have tortured him very badly, and after that they have stabbed five times with a knife and killed him."

The family believes Litto Ghauri was murdered by the brothers of his Muslim girlfriend, Shazi Cheema, after they found him in a compromising sexual position with their sister.

The Rev. Haroon Bhatti, a Christian clergyman in the village and a friend of the Ghauri family, said Cheema's three brothers came to Litto Ghauri's house on May 11 and gave him an ultimatum: Marry their sister and convert to Islam.

"On that farmhouse -- four days there -- we all, Christians and family, were searching for him," the Rev. Bhatti said. "I was with him. I was searching for him."

After police discovered the body, Ghauri's death was declared a homicide and the family filed paperwork with the Atta Shaheed police station in their small village, Adda 44SB. But Ghauri's brother said police still have not arrested the alleged killers and have refused to meet with his family.

A terrible tragedy, but nothing new in Pakistan, which has a history of forced conversions to Islam and Christians being murdered by Muslims.

Posted by Hyscience at June 13, 2009 11:39 AM

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