Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Punjab: Christian burned alive dies, Christian community calls for justice

Islamabad (AsiaNews) - Arshed Masih died last night in hospital from the serious injuries - burns covering 80% of his body – which the 38 year old Pakistani Christian suffered when he was set on fire because he refused to convert to Islam. The funeral of man, who died after three days of agony, should take place in the late afternoon, but the family has asked that "before an autopsy is performed." The Christian community of Pakistan condemns "with firmness" the latest episode of violence and denounces the "slowness" of the federal and provincial government to punish those responsible.
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Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and may Your perpetual light shine upon him. May Arshed rest in peace.

Please continue to pray for his wife and children.

H/T to America Needs Fatima

2 comments:

Tracy said...

OH, this is very tragic!!

Esther G. said...

Makes one weep for sadness.