Christians Burnt Alive
From German Evangelical News Agency idea, August 01, 2009
translated by Birgit Barandica E.
Islamabad (idea) On July 30, several Christians have been burnt alive in their houses during violent clashes with Muslims in Pakistan. This was reported in the newspaper "Pakistan Christian Post".
According to this report, the rows came up in the village of Korian near Gorja in Punjab Province between the majority of Muslim population and the Christian minority. A teenage boy had allegedly torn and burnt some pages out of the Quran. Because of this, angry Muslims searched for this boy at a big wedding party on July 26, yet did not find him. Although Christian and Muslim village elders pointed out that the charges were phony, four days later, Muslims gathered again at the houses of the Christians in order to "teach the infidels a lesson". At this point, the Muslims were being incited by loudspeakers from the Mosques. Chanting "Allah is great", they set the houses of the Christians aflame, into which the residents sought refuge before the violent protestors. All 47 houses of the Christians fell prey to the flames. Up this point, it is not known how many people have died or could save themselves. Police and fire department could not intervene, as Muslims residents blocked the access roads.